Many visitors don’t realize that Virginia Beach is not just a
beach; it’s actually made up of several unique beach experiences, each
with their own distinct personality.
The Resort Life
At the Resort Area, visitors can “live the life” along the iconic three-mile oceanfront boardwalk, lined with hotels,
museums, bars, restaurants and shops.
The Bay Life
For a quieter beach vacation, the Chesapeake Bay Beach is preferred for its tranquility along the scenic,
calm and shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Island Life
Finally, Virginia Beach’s southern shore, Sandbridge, offers a secluded island-like environment full of
breathtaking views bordering the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, along with local shops, restaurants and outdoor
Events happen almost every weekend, but some of the most
popular include the Boardwalk Art Show, Neptune
Festival, the East Coast Surfing Championship and the
Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon! Virginia's most popular state
park, First Landing State Park, features trails for hiking and
biking, camp sites, swimming and rental sports equipment.
Some of Virginia's most visited attractions are in Virginia Beach, such as
the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Cape
Henry Lighthouses, the Association for Research &
Enlightenment as well as the Ocean Breeze
For the outdoor enthusiast, Virginia Beach offers sportsfishing charters,
SCUBA and snorkeling, surfing and sailing for the beginner with expert
instruction and rental equipment. Biking along the Virginia Beach
Boardwalk and Back Bay National Refuge, hiking and
watching wildlife at North River Landing Natural Area, and just
hanging out at oceanside make Virginia Beach a prime family vacation spot!