Local Area Attractions Near Virginia Beach KOA Holiday

The Virginia Beach area boasts numerous adventure, historical, cultural, military, and marine attractions. Here is just a sampling of some favorites. Click here for a complete list.  PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE CONTACT EACH ATTRACTION BEFOREHAND TO FIND OUT THEIR HOURS OF OPERATION AND ANY RESTRICTIONS.

Adventure Works Zipline
Adventure Works Zipline

Located right here on the KOA property, this zipline course provides the ideal way to get close to the unique wetlands ecosystem without trudging through the swamp. Come for outdoor beauty, fun, and challenge. Our outdoor zip course is ideal for families and friends, (and everyone else looking for a fun adventure!). Staying at KOA? Don't forget to get the promo code for a discount.

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Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Hop on the trolley (Memorial Day - Labor Day) or rent a beach cruiser at KOA and ride along the bike path a short 2.5 miles and you will be at the fabulous Virginia Beach Oceanfront and famous boardwalk. The Oceanfront is where the action is - bask in the sun on the wide, sandy beaches, hang ten on the great waves, hop on a fishing charter at Rudee Inlet marina area or shop and stroll along Atlantic Avenue.  The Beachfront and Boardwalk are one of top Virginia attractions.

Looking for more beach to explore? Check out Sandbridge Beach, Chix Beach on the Chesapeake Bay, or ask our staff about other local beaches.

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"The Wave" Beach Trolley
"The Wave" Beach Trolley

It's back for 2021!! Hop aboard right at the KOA gazebo, kick back, and let us do the driving. Hampton Roads Transit's VB Wave trolley and Bayfront shuttle services are an easy way to get around the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Rudee Inlet, or even reach First Landing State Park along the Chesapeake Bay to walk the trails. Tickets available for purchase in the KOA Kampstore. Trolley operates mid-May through Labor Day.

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Virginia Aquarium
Virginia Aquarium

Explore mysteries of the deep (and the shallow) at one of the top aquariums in the country, located less than a mile from KOA. See a huge open-ocean aquarium, live sharks, over 300 hands-on exhibits, a giant sea turtle aquarium, loggerhead turtle hatchling lab, and the amazing 6-story-high 3-D National Geographic Theater.  A must see as one of the top Virginia Beach Tourist Attractions.

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"The Sound of Freedom"
"The Sound of Freedom"

That's what Virginia Beach locals affectionately call the Navy's F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets that fly overhead. The F/A-18s are the world's most advanced high-performance strike fighters, flying out of Naval Air Station Oceana, located just three miles west of KOA. If you're lucky, you'll see them flying overhead during your stay. You'll definitely hear them! They are loud, but at KOA we appreciate them and honor the servicemen and women who pilot them. While you're here, ask us for directions to the observation park where you can see them land and take off.

Local Area Recreation Near Virginia Beach KOA Holiday

Beaches

Beaches

With miles and miles of open, public beaches, Virginia Beach offers a variety of unique beaches to fit every mood.  The famous, beautifully landscaped Virginia Beach Boardwalk runs 3 miles along the beach and resort area.  The Boardwalk features live music, street performers, diverse festivals, outdoor cafes with delicious coastal cuisine 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.  The bay's protected shallow waters are perfect for swimming and be sure to stay for the beautiful sunsets.
For a more secluded environment, the Sandbridge area on Virginia Beach's southern shore is perfect.  Sandbridge features breathtaking views and is just 20 minutes from the main resort area.  
Our Front Desk staff would be happy to answer any questions and tell you about other beaches and locals hot spots.

Hiking and Biking

Hiking and Biking

Virginia Beach boasts miles of hiking and biking trails. Click here for more info Hiking and Biking Trails

Fishing

Fishing

With the food-rich Chesapeake Bay adjoining the Atlantic Ocean, fish here are abundant year-round. Tow your boat and choose from several different ramp locations; opt for a full or half-day private charter, or cast a line from one of the four fishing piers. In December, Virginia Beach holds the annual Waterman's Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shoot-out, the largest rockfish tournament in the country. That's not surprising, given that 70 to 90 percent of the world's rockfish come from the Chesapeake Bay! With so many ways to get a bite, fishing in our waterways offers a year-round challenge for anglers of all skill levels. Just bait your hook and pick your platform.

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Water Sports

Water Sports

Looking to get out on the water? There are plenty of ways to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach.