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The Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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Virginia Beach Boardwalk
The boardwalk as it appeared in 1912
The new Boardwalk on July 26, 1931
The boardwalk on July 4, 1938
Crowds on the boardwalk during the summer of 1981

The Virginia Beach boardwalk is an absolute must while you are coming to VA Beach for your vacation or business needs. Tourists and locals both enjoy the three mile esplanade and there is something fun and exciting for every member of your family along the path.

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is lined with hotels and restaurants, making it the most popular destination for many vacationers looking to be in the very heart of the city's soul. The boardwalk is built overlooking the ocean, and the views from many of the area hotels are simply breathtaking. In addition to a large walking path, there is also a bike path for people on bikes, trikes and skates. Handicap ramps are placed at every block and lead down to the sandy shores of the Atlantic ocean.

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk offers more than just hotels and restaurants. Here, visitors can find a wide array of museums and historic sites. There are numerous monuments and sculptures to stop and enjoy as you stroll along the boardwalk, and there are even a number of live entertainment stages that host great acts throughout the busy season. For those looking to enjoy quality fishing, there is also a great fishing pier located just off the boardwalk.

Families will certainly enjoy the many things to do on the boardwalk, and kids will love the many amusement options on offer. Whether you are looking for a ride on a Ferris wheel or other attraction or perhaps some time in a video arcade, you can find what you are looking for without ever needing to leave the boardwalk. The Virginia Legends Walk is located along the boardwalk, and offers information about some of the state’s most famous citizens, including Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Edgar Allen Poe, and Ella Fitzgerald.

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is designed to ensure that visitors never have a dull moment. Beach Street USA is a unique event that takes place from June until Labor Day and offers a Mardi Gras style atmosphere. From jugglers and magicians to puppets and live concerts, there is always something exciting happening on the boardwalk. Virginia Beach is a destination that has to be experienced to be believed, and trip to the boardwalk is certainly one of those things that is required to make any trip to the area complete.

Main image courtesy of Gunnar Pihl.
Additional images courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot.





 
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