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How to Spend a Day at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Considered the heartbeat of Virginia Beach, The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is a gathering place for friends and families and is a must-visit during your vacation at Virginia Beach. The boardwalk itself is 28 feet wide and spans three miles from 2nd to 40th Street. It has both historical and popular significance as the site of the town’s first hotels and famous performances from entertainers like Frank Sinatra.

Providing an endless amount of entertainment, the boardwalk also offers plenty of food and beverage options. So, grab your friends and family and read here on how to spend a day at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

Start your day at sunrise
We know you are on vacation and the last thing you want to do is wake up early but witnessing a Virginia Beach sunrise is one activity worth setting your alarm clock for. The boardwalk provides you with a front-row seat to this spectacular show and lucky for you when you stay at Sundial Inn you are just steps away from it all. We are a 12-minute walk to the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, one of the best places to watch a Virginia Beach sunrise.

Grab breakfast
Fuel yourself for the rest of the day with a tasty breakfast from one of the boardwalk’s several restaurants. Grab some fluffy pancakes from the Pocahontas Pancake and Waffle House – voted by the Food Network as the “best pancake house in Virginia Beach.” Or check out the classic Doc Taylor’s along the Oceanfront for some southern comfort style breakfast. Make it brunch with one of their famous Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. For a lighter breakfast, The Green Cat Café is an ideal choice with their smoothies and coffee bar.

Soak up the sun at the beach
Most likely, the main reason you came to Virginia Beach is to hang out at the beach. Grab your beach chairs, blankets, and your favorite book, and find a spot to soak up the fun and the scenery. Summer in Virginia Beach is hot, so it’s best to enjoy the beach earlier in the day. This is also a great time to grab a famous Virginia Beach Orange Crush to help keep you cool while lounging at the beach!

Biking on The Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Explore the entire boardwalk with a bike ride along the bike path. With a separate bike path and walking path, cyclists can easily ride their cruisers along the oceanfront without the hassle of dodging cars and people. There are plenty of bike rentals in town that offer several different biking options such as a four-wheel surrey bike or a tandem beach cruiser.

Dinner with a view
You started your day with beautiful views you should end it the same way! Dine in for dinner at an Oceanfront restaurant that offers spectacular oceanfront views. Waterman’s Surfside Grill offers plenty of seafood options and is located along the boardwalk offering amazing views. Or enjoy the ample outdoor space at Chix Seaside Grille and Bar for an excellent beachfront dining experience.

Stay at Sundial Inn
After a long day at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk rest up with a stay at Sundial Inn. Our affordable motel is within walking distance of the beach and the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, making us an ideal choice when choosing your Virginia Beach motel. Enjoy our family-friendly accommodations offering comfortable bedding, basic amenities, full kitchens, and of course access to our seasonal pools – perfect for those hot Virginia Beach summer days! So, bring the kids and enjoy a day at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk with a stay at Sundial Inn.

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