Please enter your current email address to receive instructions on resetting your password.
Your password has been reset. Please check your email for further instructions.
You are sending a link to the page. Please completely fill out the form
Add an additional message below.
The URL for the page will automatically be added to your message.
For families who enjoy the quiet, natural side of Virginia Beach, this getaway is for you!
First Landing State Park is a great place for camping or setting up in a cabin, and includes picnic areas, boat ramps, a camp store, playground, and hiking and biking trails. Bring your dog along as well! Do take the kids to the Environmental Education Center to see the wet lab, and check out the Junior Rangers program, too.
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is an exploration for all ages featuring a huge aquarium with live sharks, hands-on exhibits, otter aquariums, touch tanks, a 3-D IMAX theater, gift shops and café. Depending upon the season you visit, take advantage of special expeditions, such as Whale Watching, Cruise the Creek and Dolphin trips. Walk along the wetland nature trail and marshlands to see those creatures, too.
Rudee Inlet is the spot to catch the big one! Hop aboard a head boat for deep-sea fishing, or take the older kids jet skiing! You can even try your luck at parasailing to see Virginia's beauty from on high!
Historic Cape Henry is where America's first English settlers came ashore in 1607. Find the First Landing Cross that they erected, marking their safe journey across the ocean. The old Cape Henry Lighthouse, the oldest government-built lighthouse in the nation, sits behind the new Cape Henry Lighthouse. Climb to the top and visit their great gift shop.
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park are great for bird enthusiasts! Being a woodland and marsh refuge for a wide variety of migratory birds, endangered species and other wildlife, you'll probably see snow geese, marsh hawks, red foxes, loggerhead turtles and American bald eagles. False Cape is further south and accessible only by boat, tram, or 5-mile bike ride. This remote area is open to campers, too.
In Virginia Beach, you'll find the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier on 14th Street, where you can fish, dine and shop. It's a great location to help little fishing buddies cast their first saltwater line. If you're visiting Memorial Day weekend, check out the Pungo Strawberry Festival to take home a fresh-picked bushel!
Order your Free Virginia Travel Guide.
What's going on around Virginia? Subscribe to the Virginia eNews.
Thank You! For subscribing to the Virginia eNewsletter. You will begin receiving 2 email newsletters each month.
View Our Newsletter Archive
Fall in Virginia
Scenic Fall Drives
48 Hour Getaways
Online Travel Guide
Virginia iPhone Apps