The Norfolk-Virginia Beach area is known as one of the most popular spring break destinations on the east coast, and one of the most affordable and fun spots for family vacations all summer long. Virginia Beach
offers exceptional scenery, a long boardwalk and convenient bike paths. There is much more to this stretch of beach that makes the area an enjoyable place to visit, though. From history and museums to golfing, hiking and kayaking to dining and nightlife, there is an endless list of attractions. Come see why so many people flock to Virginia Beach every year.
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If you’re here with family, you’re in luck because there is an abundance of family-friendly activities in the Virginia Beach area. The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center has hands-on exhibits as well as tanks full of exotic ocean life. Another great attraction is the First Landing Cross, marking the landing of the Jamestown settlers. You can also stop by the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge to see beautiful, protected marshes.
The local water activities include kayaking, boating and fishing, as well as swimming and playing in the waves or just catching some rays on the nearby shore. If you’re feeling adventurous, a kayak nature tour might be up your alley. Virginia Beach is also known as one of the premiere golf destinations on the East Coast. There are enough golf courses to delight even the pickiest golfer, and the courses boast stunning views to boot.
Being outdoors all day will certainly leave you with an appetite, and the Virginia Beach restaurants will satisfy your taste buds whatever your preferences or dietary needs. Seafood is the most popular local fare, but there are many other options, if you don’t care for the fruits of the sea. Asian, American, Greek, Hispanic and Italian restaurants, as well as steak houses, fine dining and excellent breweries are peppered throughout the coastal region.
When it comes to nightlife and events, there is no shortage of evening excitement. Numerous outdoor stages light up during the summertime, while comedy clubs and nightclubs provide visitors with indoor entertainment. The Sandler Center for Performing Arts, Regent University Theater and Little Theater of Virginia Beach also host theatrical performances, ballet, opera, symphony and other live cultural events.
Norfolk is a destination of note as well, with restaurants, museums and nightlife. It is home of the Norfolk Naval Base, so there is always activity in the area. Visitors can stroll by the marinas, peruse the riverfront shops, visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden or stop by the old City Hall, which now serves as a museum. Even if you’re here for business at the naval base, be sure to check out the rest of the city, as it has much to offer.
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