Where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find the vibrant and bustling coastal city of Virginia Beach. A popular destination all year long, Virginia Beach shines during the summertime when visitors flock to the oceanfront and boardwalk. Also known for its flourishing local dining scene, arts and entertainment, maritime history, and family-friendly attractions, Virginia Beach features its own unique districts that offer experiences for everyone to enjoy.
Oceanfront & Boardwalk
It’s no surprise the Oceanfront and 3-mile boardwalk is the center of the action in Virginia Beach. Stretching across 40 city blocks, the boardwalk is packed with hotels, restaurants, and entertainment all with beautiful ocean views.
Sandbridge Beach — For a more laidback beach experience, head a short drive South of the Oceanfront to Sandbridge. You’ll find a secluded beach hideaway with much less hustle and bustle of the city allowing you to truly relax with friends and family. Book a beach rental and stay for the week to kick back on the beach and explore the great outdoors by kayaking, hiking and fishing in nearby Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park.
First Landing State Park — Named for the site where Christopher Newport and colonists first landed the Susan Constant on April 26, 1607 during their journey to the New World before establishing the first English settlement at Jamestown. First Landing State Park preserves this unique piece of history while offering a wide range of activities across its 2,888 acres including 19 miles of hiking and biking trails, guided kayak eco-tours as well as rentals, cabins and campsites, a swimming beach, boat ramp, and more.
ViBe Creative District — Just off the Oceanfront, the ViBe Creative District is a vibrant community of local artists, makers, and cafes offering a unique space for visitors to explore. Watch artists in their studios at the Virginia Beach Art Center or see makers in their shops crafting handbags, wood pieces, and custom signs. Soak in the ViBes at a coffee shop, farm-to-table restaurant, or at the weekly Old Beach Farmers Market.
Pungo — Just a few minutes from Sandbridge is Virginia Beach’s expansive agricultural community known as Pungo. Driving through you’ll discover rural serenity and countryside charm while feeling worlds away from the bustling Oceanfront. A few delicious restaurants have popped up recently and many farms offer pick-your-own berries, produce, and flowers for a truly Pungo experience.
Town Center — Ten minutes inland from the Oceanfront, Town Center is another hot-spot for nightlife, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Laugh the night away at the Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant or relish in live entertainment at Sandler Center of the Performing Arts and Zeiders American Dream Theatre. End your day with some much-needed rest and relaxation at one of Town Center’s conveniently located hotels.
Virginia Aquarium – Whether you’re a wildlife lover or looking to explore more, the Virginia Aquarium has something for all ages. See more than 10,000 animals at one of the best aquariums in the country with many hands-on experiences, boat tours, and even an Adventure Park.