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Virginia Beach February things to do

Top 7 Things to Do in Virginia Beach in February

If you think Virginia Beach should only be visited in spring, summer or fall, we urge you to reconsider! Continue reading and you will find that there are so many things to do in Virginia Beach in February!

Yes, it's cold. Yes, it's windy on the beach. Yes, we certainly do not recommend swimming in the ocean in February... Unless you are participating in the Polar Plunge. Brrrr! Find out more about that event for the second top thing to do in February.

But there's still plenty to do in Virginia Beach in winter, especially in February.

And an added benefit: no matter what fun or romantic or interesting thing you do in Virginia Beach during your February visit, you'll definitely see fewer crowds!

Take a look below for seven things to do in Virginia Beach in February.

  • Pamper Yourself and Your Valentine
  • Perhaps the most romantic thing you can here in February is to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone. Many hotels and bed and breakfasts have Valentine’s Day specials, helping you save money on a lovely room, a terrific dinner, and even champagne, chocolates and roses for your beloved. Consider adding a couple’s massage, or special manicure/pedicure and a massage. Dance at one of our terrific nightclubs after a romantic supper and then return to your room for, well, you know…

  • Take a Dip in the Frigid Waters for a Great Cause
  • Virginia Beach's Polar Bear Plunge Winter Fest is a must-do activity in early February. Thousands of "chill seekers" (as the event calls participants) raise pledge funds from family and friends for Special Olympics Virginia for the privilege of plunging into the icy Atlantic Ocean, raising millions of dollars for the charity.

  • Go To the Annual Boat Show
  • Virginia Beach plays host to the Mid-Atlantic Sports and Boat Show the first week of each February at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Come check out the latest models in sail and power boats, kayaks/canoes, river rafts, paddle boards, and more. There are fishing lessons and face painting opportunities for the young one (or young at heart).

  • Good Ole Fashioned Roller Derby Races
  • Later in February, check out an early season match between roller derby teams. Played at the Haygood Skating Center, the teams of roller derby player skate around the track for charity, raising thousands of dollars. The games also provide the chance to win raffle prizes and play other fun games while you watch the teams battle it out.

  • Find Your New Favorite Wine
  • The region surrounding Virginia Beach is surrounded by several wineries. Book a private wine tasting experience at one or more of them and enjoy taste testing some of the region’s finest whites, red, merlots, cabernets, and more.

  • Stroll the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
  • Bundle up and walk the popular and scenic Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Yes, many shops and restaurants will be closed. But several will be open. Besides, being able to walk the Boardwalk without crowds is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list!

  • Summer Dreamin' on the Beach
  • While you're at the Boardwalk, venture on to the beach itself. (We recommend a day that isn't too windy – blowing sand can sting!) Listening to the lap of the waves along the shore and the call of the shorebirds is one of the most relaxing activities anyone can do any time of the year.