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. Open 9am-11pm daily. Discounted tickets available daily in the KOA Store, or ask about their Wednesday Twilight special for KOA campers. Find out more at 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! Discounts on admission for KOA campers. Rental equipment and paintballs available for a reasonable fee. Open Fridays 12-7pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10am-8pm, Monday-Thursday by reservation; call 757-667-1500. Learn more 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
Salute to Summer
Salute to Summer is an unabashed Star-Spangled salute to great music, fun in the sun, and the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives throughout our history. Live, free entertainment on three outdoor stages includes music presented by local and regional bands. The Heroes Walk display stretches along the boardwalk from 17th to 31st Streets.
Sandstock - A Tribute to Rock & Roll
Sandstock A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on Woodstock. National and regional tribute artists will crank out hit after hit on two beach stages at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! All performances, which are free to the public, will be held on dueling stages on the beach at 24th Street, adjacent to the 24th Street Park.
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.
Hardee's Latin Fest
For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Hardees Latin Fest possesses the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music.National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd to dance under the stars. Local and regional Latin acts (each with their own loyal fan base) take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz. All performances will take place on a giant stage on the beach at 24th Street.