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 rent an electric bike or beach cruiser at KOA and ride it all the way on the local bike path!
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.
An awesome 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 in summer. For details and hours of operation, visit www.virginiabeachadventurepark.com.
The coolest paintball facility in Virginia Beach is right across the street from KOA! Bring clothes and shoes that can get messy and prepare to have a blast! Something for every age and skill level. Rental equipment and paintballs available for a reasonable fee. Get details and hours of operation at www.adventuresportspark.com.!
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.
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.
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 “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.
The ocean and many inland waterways around Virginia Beach provide for numerous water activities, ranging from peaceful to thrilling!
Virginia Beach boasts miles of hiking and biking trails. Get more info at https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/parks-trails/Pages/bikeways-trails.aspx.
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 Lynnhaven House (1725), 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. www.virginiabeachhistory.org.