Now is a great time to vacation at Virginia Beach! With so many things to do in Virginia Beach, you could spend the entire summer exploring them all. We love pointing our guests in the right direction when it comes to Virginia Beach activities so we put together some of the top activities to add to your travel itinerary.
1. Virginia Beach Boardwalk
When you think Virginia Beach, you think boardwalk! As the heartbeat of the city, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk offers 3 miles of entertainment and local history. Visitors can shop, eat and attend the many events held along the boardwalk each summer, such as Beach Street USA concerts. When you stay at the Sundial Inn you are just steps away from this iconic Virginia Beach attraction.
While we’re not sure how you could miss the beach during your vacation to Virginia Beach, but just in case, take the time to enjoy some of the beautiful beaches the city has to offer. Some of the best beaches in the area are free and open to the public, such as Sandbridge Beach, Chick’s Beach, and Oceanfront Resort Beach.
3. First Landing State Park
As the most visited park in the state of Virginia, this is where the Jamestown colonists first landed in the New World in 1607. Enjoy some time in the great outdoors, away from the crowds, while hiking or biking along the well-maintained trail system. Or spend a leisurely afternoon at the beach, take a swim, or enjoy a quiet picnic under the trees.
4. Cape Henry Lighthouse
With actually two lighthouses located at Cape Henry, the original lighthouse is the 4th oldest lighthouse in the country, dating back to 1792 and was later added to the National Historic Landmark in 1964. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the tower and dune. The lighthouse It is free to the public.
5. Virginia Legends Walk
Talk a walk and honor Virginia’s historical figures along the Virginia Legends Walk. Located on 13th street between Atlantic Ave. and Pacific Ave., this area recognizes local Virginians who have made a significant contribution to the world, like Edgar Allen Poe and Ella Fitzgerald.
6. Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Home to over 300 different marine species and over 1,000 mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles living in the aquarium, there is a lot to see at this Virginia Beach attraction. Offering hands-on exhibits, a nature path, and various marshlands to discover, visitors could spend all day here!
7. Ferry Plantation House
Venture outside the action and discover a piece of almost forgotten history at the Ferry Plantation House. Though it’s not a pretty story, it is an important piece of Virginia history. Discover why others believe this plantation is haunted and even experience the reenacted trial of Grace Sherwood, it will give you goosebumps.
8. Naval Aviation Monument
Located within the Naval Aviation Monument Park, this monument honors local naval history during WWII and present day with 9 bronze statues. Learn about the naval history of this area that dates all the way back to 1909. Located on Atlantic Ave., it is a great spot to stop at while walking through the streets of Virginia Beach.
Start planning your Virginia Beach vacation now and discover all these fun activities for yourself!