Generation gap? Not here. Bring the family closer together with activities that build an appreciation for the ties that bind.
Day 1 | Explore with King Neptune
PM - Bring the kids to explore the Boardwalk on foot, or all together on a 4 or 6-seat surrey bike. 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 Boardwalk Bar & Seagrill, 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 & Waffle Shop, a local family favorite. Climb to the top of the 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 and the trails at First Landing State Park. Experience an authentic Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab feast on Lynnhaven Inlet at Bubba's. Return to the oceanfront to spend the evening along Atlantic Avenue shopping for sweet treats and 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 six-story 3D Theater. Challenge eachother on the ropes course trails at The Adventure Park.
PM - After lunch at Jake's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que or Beach Bully BBQ, charter a boat for an afternoon of fishing. Don't worry about the rod and reel – it's all included. Take your fresh catch to 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, a 1920's beach cottage once the office of the town doctor, 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 WWI and WWII aircraft at the Military Aviation Museum.