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 Sports Park
Virginia Beach's newest paintball park is located across from KOA's back gate! Enjoy speedball or woods ball fields along with target shooting. Additional activities coming in 2014. Field times available for beginners through pros. Under age 12 must have adult present. KOA campers get discounts on field entry!
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
You’ll find one of the country’s 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, there’s 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
Besides the many attractions in Virginia Beach, there are always a multitude of activities available. Here are some favorites:
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 “Chick’s 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 perfect—quiet, 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 Beach’s 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.
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Holiday Lights at the Beach
McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach brings joy and wonder to Hampton Roads every holiday season! Take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk. Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky. They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk between 2nd and 24th Streets.
Santa vs. Grinch: Toys for Tots Paintball Day of Fun!
Help Santa defend the North Pole and deliver Toys for Tots at Virginia Beach’s newest Paintball field, Adventure Sports Park, pitting “Team Santa” against “Team Grinch” in a capture-the-flag inspired Woods competition.
Proceeds will purchase computers for the Compassion Advocacy Network, while toys donated will benefit the Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program.
The event will take place at Adventure Sports Park (across from Virginia Beach KOA's back gate), on Saturday & Sunday, December 14 & 15, 2013 from 10:00am-5:00pm each day. Tickets of $35/person include admission, paintball rental gear & 200 paintballs; however, with a donation of an unwrapped toy of equal value, the admission fee is waived.
Besides paintball, children's activities include a visit by Santa, hay wagon rides, games, facepainting, and more.
VB KOA is offering a Buy One Night/Get One Night Free discount on cabins or campsites this weekend. For reservations call 757-428-1444.
Virginia International Tattoo
The Virginia International Tattoo, long regarded as the most patriotic of the world's great military tattoos, is a massive performance featuring a cast of 900+ from around the world. Performing groups include military bands, bagpipers, drill teams, dancers, choirs and more. The Virginia International Tattoo is the largest tattoo in the United States and thrills and inspires audiences young and old each spring.
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.