Local Area Attractions
The Virginia Beach area boasts numerous historical, cultural, military, and marine attractions. Here is just a sampling of some favorites. For a complete list, visit http://www.visitvirginiabeach.com/.
Head north on General Booth only 2.5 miles and you'll be at the famous and fabulous Virginia Beach oceanfront and boardwalk! Take it easy and take the trolley, which runs right from KOA to the beach Memorial thru Labor Day, or ride your bike all the way on the local bike path! Bike rentals also available at the beach.
Want a beach that's just as beautiful but more quaint? Head south 10 miles to Sandbridge Beach. Then there's Chix Beach on the Chesapeake Bay for another experience, or other local beaches our staff will be happy to tell you about.
Adventure Park zipline & aerial experience
An a-w-e-s-o-m-e new zipline and aerial adventure experience up in the trees! You won't be able to imagine it -- you have to come and see it!
For ages 5-adult, beginner to expert levels. Discounted tickets available daily in the KOA Store. For details and hours of operation, visit www.virginiabeachadventurepark.com.
Adventure Sports Park
The newest and coolest paintball facility in Virginia Beach is right on KOA's property! Bring clothes and shoes that can get messy and prepare to have a blast! Something for every age and skill level. Discounts on admission for KOA campers. Rental equipment and paintballs available for a reasonable fee. Get details and hours of operation at www.adventuresportspark.com.!
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Youll find one of the countrys best aquariums and live animal habitats at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Visit interactive, hand-on exhibits to learn more about the creatures and habitats of the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, marshes and more. You may see creatures you've never seen before! Walk along the peaceful nature trail, climb an observation tower, or take one of several boat tours offered throughout the year. The whole family will love the six-story-high IMAX 3D Theater! Learn more at www.virginiaaquarium.com or call (757) 385-FISH.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
Open daily Memorial Day-Labor DayWith 16 waterslides and a million-gallon wave pool, theres wild water fun for everyone at the Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Call (757) 422-4444 or go online to www.oceanbreezewaterpark.com for details. *Discounted tickets available at our front desk.
Local Area Activities
You'll find plenty to do while in Virginia Beach!
With 14 miles of open, public beaches with NO fees Virginia Beach offers a variety of unique beaches to fit every mood. The newly-landscaped Virginia Beach resort area features live music, street performers, diverse festivals, as well as outdoor cafes and nightlife.
If your idea of a "day at the beach" is more relaxed, visit Chesapeake Beach (known to the locals as Chicks Beach) for a more tranquil spot along the scenic Chesapeake Bay. Swimmers will enjoy the bay's protected shallow waters and beautiful sunsets.
For a more secluded environment, the Sandbridge area on Virginia Beach's southern shore is perfectquiet, breathtaking ocean views, and just 20 minutes from the main resort area.
Historic homes throughout the city offer a peek into the lives of Virginia Beachs earliest residents, including the Adam Thoroughgood House (circa 1680), the Ferry Plantation House (1740) and the Francis Land House (late 1700s). All homes are open to the public for tours and host special interpretative programs throughout the year.
On the water
The ocean and many inland waterways around Virginia Beach provide for numerous water activities, ranging from peaceful to thrilling!
- Pier and deep sea charter fishing
- Dolphin and whale watching boat trips
- Thrill rides
- Creek cruises
- Pirate ship adventure
Hiking and Biking
Virginia Beach boasts miles of hiking and biking trails.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Beach Street USA Nightly Entertainment
Sidewalks and street corners are the stage at Beach Street USA. Musicians and novelty acts perform along Atlantic Avenue, the Main Street of the Virginia Beach Resort. From 7:30 pm-11:00 pm, an eight-block corridor of Beach Street USA transforms into a magical world of its own that is part circus, part outdoor music festival, and part family fun zone.
East Coast Surfing Championships
ECSC is a major amateur event for the United States Surfing Federation. Each year, several hundred amateurs from menehunes to masters compete for East Coast surfing titles, prizes, history and the sheer love of surfing. Other beach oriented sports and recreation include skimboarding, volleyball, a boardwalk 8K run, street skate and ramp contests, swimsuit contests, food and drink concessions, and live music on the beach.
Africana Virginia Beach featuring FunkFest
FunkFest is a three-day celebration with lively entertainment, cultural presentations, children's activities, business seminars, health and wellness displays, food, art, and shopping. Funk Fest will remain the heart and soul of this weekend event, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players.
Verizon WIreless American Music Festival
3 Days. Over 30 bands on the Beach! The sounds of rock, jazz, country, blues, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at the American Music Festival presented by Chevrolet. The largest outdoor music event on the East coast, the American Music Festival brings together local, regional, and national acts to play on a gigantic 60-foot wide and 60-foot tall stage on the beach at 5th Street as well as stages in all parks along the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront. Festival goers by the thousands love the appeal of being outdoors on the beach with the Atlantic Ocean providing the perfect background for some of the greatest live music of all time!
Rock 'n Roll Marathon
Half Marathon, 2 Person Half Marathon Relay, Mini Marathon. Starting line is at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., with the finishing line at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Stay at KOA for this event--the Marathon route goes around Virginia Beach KOA property, so your family and friends can cheer you on as you pass by! Show us your race registration and we'll give you a discount!