Day 1 | Explore the oceanfront with King Neptune. PM: Bring the kids to the Boardwalk to explore. Stop for a photo in front of the King Neptune Statue. He’s 12 tons of magnificence, rising 34 feet above the boardwalk, with an 11-foot sea turtle and two 15-foot dolphins by his side. Rock the beach and tell the kids about the Fab Four at Rockfish on the Boardwalk, home of the world’s greatest collection of authentic Beatles memorabilia.
Day 2 | Lighthouses and the Chesapeake Bay. AM: Breakfast at the Pocahontas Pancake House, a local family favorite. Next, Climb to the top of the old and new Cape Henry Lighthouses, where the nation’s first federally funded lighthouse began serving faithfully in 1792. PM: After lunch spend the afternoon exploring nature at the Chesapeake Bay Center. Return to the oceanfront to while away the evening along Atlantic Avenue shopping for beach souvenirs.
Day 3 | Discover the ocean’s depths. AM: After breakfast at the hotel, spend the morning with the creatures of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, along with over 350 hands-on exhibits and the spectacular IMAX® 3D Theater. PM: After lunch at Jake’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, charter a boat for an afternoon of fishing. Don’t worry about the rod and reel – it’s all included. Or hop on a Dolphin or Whale Watching excursion at Virginia Aquarium. Take your catch to Croc’s 19th Street Bistro or Waterman’s Surfside Grille and let them prepare your "Catch & Cook" meal.
Day 4 | Wings of the past and the future. AM: After a hearty breakfast at Doc Taylor’s, once a working doctor’s office, wow the kids with a visit to Naval Air Station Oceana Master Jet Base, home to more than 250 jets, including the F/A-18 Hornets. PM: Take your group to Hunt Club Farm for a hayride, petting zoo and farm market. If you’re up for more, check out Warbirds Over the Beach’s WWII aircraft.
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