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.