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Virginia Beach Things To Do and Attractions

There are Virginia Beach Things To Do and Attractions to please even the toughest traveler! With our main attraction being the sandy beaches, there is no shortage of things to do for all! Water sports such as fishing, kayaking, dolphin and whale watching, flyboarding and wakeboarding will feed your adrenaline! For the land lovers, there's shopping, museums, go karts, amusement parks, festivals and live music! No matter what season you visit us, these Virginia Beach attractions will give you a lifetime of memories! Contact Rachel at rachel@virginiabeach.com to add your business/attraction here.

virginia beach attraction captain jack pirate ship
Ahoy matey. Are ye ready for a real adventure in Virginia Beach? Unlike other kid friendly attractions, Captain Jack's Pirate Ship Adventures is something you and your kids must experience.
Virginia Beach, VA
virginia beach things to do virginia hang gliding
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hang glide? Well now you can experience part of the action by watching one of our own, Megan, as she experiences Virginia Hang Gliding first hand!
16620 Coal Kiln Road, Painter, VA
(757) 709-0759
Virginia Beach things to do lighthouse inflatables
Virginia Beach Rentals and attractions provider, Lighthouse Inflatables, offers stand up paddleboards, single and tandem kayaks, jet skis, and boat rentals at the Narrows at First Landing State Park... Read More
2906 Elmhurst Lane Portsmouth, VA 23701
Virginia Beach things to do spirit of norfolk
Are you searching for a romantic night in Virginia Beach? Or are you just looking for something fun to do while vacationing here? Then you may want to consider taking a trip on the Spirit of... Read More
109 East Main Street Suite 500 Norfolk, Virginia 23510
virginia beach things to do virginia scenic flights
What’s on your Life List? When it is time to leave the crowds behind, come to the Eastern Shore and fly with us. We are only a short drive, but a world away.
16620 Coal Kiln Road, Painter VA 23420
Virginia Beach things to do boardwalk
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is an absolute must while you are coming to VA Beach for your vacation or business needs.
33rd Street to 2nd Street, Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 437-4882
Virginia Beach things to do Oceanfront
The Virginia Beach Oceanfront is an amazing place where the Atlantic Ocean and the shores of Virginia Beach meet. The three mile resort area is where sand, surf, and sun collide for your vacationing... Read More
2nd Street to Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA
(800) VA-BEACH
Looking for an incredible museum to visit during your Virginia Beach vacation? The Virginia Air and Space Center is the perfect attraction if you have a love of flying, space, and spacecraft. It's... Read More
600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669
If you're looking for a VA Beach attraction near the oceanfront that is fun for the entire family, then consider coming to Jungle Golf in Virginia Beach, one of the best mini-golf courses in town.
302 23rd Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Ever watch Mission Impossible II? The intro scene where he is climbing that extremely dangerous cliff side without any harness, and wonder how you can do that just like him? It looks cool but this... Read More
5049 Southern Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Virginia Beach kite Festival
The Atlantic Coast Kite Festival is an exciting weekend of high-flying kites and fun for families, participants, and spectators of all ages!
Small canoe for outdoor water sports
Looking to purchase or rent a canoe or kayak during your Virginia Beach vacation?  Let Wild River Outfitters offer their expertise on all of your options for the great outdoors.  They can help ensure... Read More
3636 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
virginia beach attraction busch gardens williamsburg
Busch Gardens welcomes Sesame Street! When you're visiting Virginia Beach, you might want to consider taking one day to visit Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(800) 343-7946
Bike Rental VA Beach
Along our world famous Virginia Beach boardwalk is a bike path for non-pedestrians.  It runs parallel to the oceanfront.  If you like biking or blading, you can rent a bicycle or skates at Cherie's... Read More
2417 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 437-8888
Whale tail off the coast of VA Beach
Virginia Beach is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, gorgeous weather and friendly residents. However, many people are unaware of the Virginia Beach whale watching tours available.
VA Beach festival Stars and Stripes Explosion fireworks photo
The Stars and Stripes Explosion event is held at the Virginia Beach oceanfront once a year on every July 4th. Live bands play to tens of thousands of locals and tourists annually as everyone... Read More
Three oceanfront stages
VA Beach Patriotic Festival Emblem
The Patriotic Festival celebrates our Armed Forces with three days of concerts and military displays at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.  Being home to one of the largest concentrations of military... Read More
5th Street at the Boardwalk
VA Beach surf lessons
Virginia Beach Surf Lessons
899 Vanderbilt Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
If you’ve been at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, chances are you’ve seen people soaring high in the sky being pulled along by a powerful motor boat.
227 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
virginia beach attraction amusement park
If you are walking on the boardwalk, you are bound to see the 15th street amusement park, and while this is no Great Adventures or Busch Garden, it is a place you might want stop in on with your kids... Read More
virginia beach Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
There is much to do and see in the Virginia Beach area of Virginia. Those looking for some quality museum time may wish to check out the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum.
1113 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not is actually in Williamsburg, Virginia which is near Virginia Beach. It’s over sixty miles away from the beach area, but it can be accessed on the way back home.
virginia beach attraction thing to do playground
A super fun Virginia Beach attraction for families includes the Beach Playground at 31st Street.
31st Street at the Oceanfront
Virginia Beach Festival Pungo Strawberry
When you visit Virginia Beach, you will find that there is never any shortage of things to see and do.
Pungo, VA 23456
virginia beach attraction neptune's park
While enjoying the views of the beach from the board walk it is difficult to miss the large statue of Neptune located on 31st street, a titanic attraction standing guard over Neptune park.
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 385-1100
Virginia Beach Car Show attraction
If you want to see the hottest cars of today along side the classic automobiles of the past, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk is the place to be.
Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Festival
If you’re ready to jam and dance at the beach, then you’ll enjoy the FunkFest Festival.
24th Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the Latin experience.
24th Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Virginia Beach festival craft beer
Virginia is for lovers…beer lovers, that is! Can you imagine sampling various delicious beers while enjoying the beautiful rolling waves and sandy beaches at the oceanfront of Virginia Beach?
On the beach at 30th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(800) 822–3224
Hampton Roads International Auto Show Virginia Beach
Claude, Harold and myself decided we'd take a trip to the Virginia Beach Convention Center last weekend to check-out the Hampton Roads International Auto Show.
1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Virginia Beach festival chalk the walk artsplosion
Each summer in July, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront gets a little creative and colorful as artists join in the Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion.
King Neptune Virginia Beach
It's easy to feel mortal when you're standing beside the King Neptune sculpture in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach festival monsters on the beach
If nothing sounds better to you than the roar of a monster truck crunching steel, then Monsters on the Beach will have you in awe. Each May, Charles Barker Toyota Scion hosts Monsters on the Beach.
On the beach between 5th and 7th Streets, Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach attraction Flipper McCoys
There are quite a few arcades out there that boast the newest and most high tech games on the market, but only a few that still have the classics.
virginia beach attraction old coast guard station
Rest and relaxation are not the only things you can find at the beach. How about some history?
2401 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Virginia Beach attraction Naval Aviation Monument
The Naval Aviation Monument in Virginia Beach is inside the Naval Aviation Monument Park. This monument was officially dedicated in 2006, by the Hampton Roads Squadron of the Naval Aviation... Read More
2500 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Nothing creepy, wicked, or hairy... Just all the fun without the scary! The Halloween Bootacular Fair is a fun even for families with children who are 12 years old and younger!
700 Ruffian Farm Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
The Adam Thoroughgood House is a National Historic Landmark and is possibly the oldest surviving colonial home in Virginia Beach.
1636 Parish Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Virginia Beach has not forgotten about the folks out there that enjoy golfing, with plenty of mini golf, and full size golf choices I decided that Hells Point Golf Club will be the choice for now.
2700 Atwoodtown Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
The PANorama Caribbean Music Fest is a musical adventure set to the soothing sounds of steel pan music.
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Will you be in Virginia Beach in September? If not, you may want to make plans to be there because your soul needs some healing.
17th Street Park, 17th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Here at VirginiaBeach.com, we are always interested in creating memories and experiences -- without putting the squeeze on the family budget.
1400 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
The Annual Virginia Beer Festival is held each spring in conjunction with the Virginia Arts Festival.
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach has its share of sun, sand, history, and now Broadway. Our very own Broadway at the Sandler Center for the Performing arts, located at Virginia Beach’s Town Center.
If you are interested in history and architecture, then there is no doubt that Virginia Beach is an excellent destination for you. The town has a wide range of historical sites, museums, and... Read More
1157 Adam Keeling Road, Virginia Beach, VA
When you take a trip to Virginia Beach, one of the first things that you will notice is that the area seems to have a remarkable ability to blend together the old and the new.
4136 Cheswick Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Virginia Beach is home to some of the most fruitful fishing grounds on the eastern seaboard.
308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 200-0200
If you like to go scuba diving, want to learn how to scuba dive and become certified, check out the Lynhaven Dive Center during your long stay in Virginia Beach.
1413 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 481-7949
I was looking for somewhere to take a friend’s 7 year old son as a treat, and while searching the internet for something to do I came across Arena Racing USA. Arena Racing USA is high speed car race... Read More
To see firsthand the power of the US Navy, a short day trip to Norfolk is worthwhile. You can tour the USS Wisconsin (BB-64), a World War II Iowa Class Battleship for free. A complete tour takes 45-... Read More
1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 664-1000
What is the Virginia arts scene like, both in Virginia Beach and in Virginia, the state?
In Virginia we are lucky to have Historic St Luke’s Church. It is a beautiful red brick church that was originally built in 1632.
14477 Benn's Church Blvd., Smithfield, VA 23430
Colonial Williamsburg is one of my favorite places to visit near the Virginia Beach area, I love being surrounded by all the history, and the beautiful buildings and grounds.
While staying in Virginia Beach you can take a short drive to the Virginia Zoo. The zoo offers free parking, cheap admission and a child friendly environment.
3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
Thirty minutes west of Virginia Beach are The Norfolk Botanical Garden. The Garden is spread over 155 acres with more than fifty themed sections.
6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518
In the middle of Virginia Beach's fast paced tourist area lies 2888 acres of pristine pine forest, swamp and wetlands -- left much the same as the first explorers to this area found it.
2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 412-2300
Coastal Virginia Magazine is pleased to present the Coastal Virginia Wine Fest, January 16-17, 2016 at the beautiful Virginia Beach Convention Center.
1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-8979 ext 104
Visit Hampton Roads for the annual Oktober Brewfest this October. The event is held at the 24th Street Park.
24th Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Have you heard about the Virginia Beach Rock and Roll Half Marathon?
Virginia Beach is a fantastic place to live and a great spot to take a vacation. There is always something to do, whether it is enjoying the waves, eating at the fine restaurants or shopping.
484 Viking Drive, #151, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
In the words…“With an oceanfront like Virginia Beach, you really ought to try sand soccer!” the idea for the Virginia Beach Sand Soccer Tournament was born.
Between 15th and 34th Street, Virginia Beach, VA
If you enjoy watching jets and aircraft scream above you displaying agility and speed then you’ll enjoy the annual Oceana Air Show.
Oceana Naval Air Station, 1750 Tomcat Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23460
It's that time of year again! Annually, Virginia Beach restaurants come together and choose one week of the year to collectively show off their cuisines.
Virginia Beach attraction Neptune Festival
The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival is an annual celebration of the culture of Virginia Beach, VA.
For the past eleven years, Simon's Fundago Festival has been helping raise awareness of child abuse using marionette puppets (Emmy award-winning Spectrum Puppets) in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach attraction Grommet Island Park
Virginia Beach is packed with many family friendly things to do. There are festivals to attend, statues to see, and museums to be mesmerized in.
Virginia Beach Area
Are you heading to Virginia Beach? Then don’t forget you golf clubs. Virginia Beach National is a premier golf course that was designed by Pete Dye and Curtis Strange.
Who doesn’t want to take a Virginia Beach golf vacation? Well, perhaps not everyone, but once you try it, especially in Virginia Beach, you're going to love it for life.
The Francis Land House is an old house from the 19th century located in Virginia Beach. Francis Moseley Land constructed this site back in 1805. This family-owned property was a brick plantation home... Read More
3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Virginia Beach attraction SPCA
Life just isn’t complete without that special furry little someone in it. No, we aren’t talking about your husband!
3040 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23453
(757) 427-0070
Virginia Beach fishing pier
Located along the beach is the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Fishing Pier.
Winter is coming but Fall is first. The cooling weather should quench your thirst. The scorching hot summer days are starting to ease. But Virginia Beach isn't done with its attempt to please. Come... Read More
If you love the outdoors, and love being at sea, then try getting on a Kayak this summer with Kayak Nature Tours. You can bring the whole family.
Have you ever wanted to know more about the natural heritage of Virginia? If you have The Virginia Living Museum is the place to go. You will learn about everything that surrounds you in Virginia.
Part of any great vacation is the ability to visit one of a kind destinations that you can remember and talk about for years to come. Luckily, Virginia Beach is packed with places like this.
Four hundred years ago a small group of Englishmen settled along side the James River, these men and boys were sent by London originally to look for resources that could be profitable.
2110 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 253-4838
Most people traveling on I-264 near exit 17 will notice a green volcano-like mountain rising around an urban sprawl that appears to stand alone and is buzzing with people.
310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 473-5237
Virginia Beach is surrounded by many active military bases. Fort Monroe is an Army base 40 minutes from Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is a short drive from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. It’s a perfect place to visit when the sun gets too much for you.
One quiet afternoon my husband and I decided it would be nice to drive down and see the Cape Henry Lighthouses, we drove to Virginia Beach and followed the signs for Fort Story.
Join the conversation amidst an ever-changing display of the significant art of our time. MOCA works with over 1,500 artists annually to feature artwork from a spectrum of influences.
2200 Parks Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Harbor Park is the home of the Norfolk Tides, a minor league baseball team who are the AAA farm team for the Baltimore Orioles.
Add bowling at Pinboy's to your things-to-do-list while on your Virginia Beach vacation!
1577 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 428-5897
For forty-eight years, the Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships (ESCS) have been nothing sort of bodacious. This year will be no exception.
If you like watching The Ultimate Fighting Championships on Television, then you are most likely going to enjoy the King Of the Ring tournaments held in Virginia.
Are you a fan of racing? In nearby Hampton they have been racing for 60 years. Langley speedway was once home to what is now the Sprint Cup.
The Billfish Tournament has been a tradition in Virginia Beach for quite some time. In 2009, 89 boats entered the contest and a grand prize of $123,000 was given away to contest winners.
Hop aboard the locally owned and operated custom 57 foot Waterman. Whether you are are a family who has never fished or an experienced angler, you will love fishing out of Virginia Beach.
After taking trips to the beach on an almost daily basis, I notice as I look out into the ocean, people parasailing and Jet Skiing. It looks like a ton of fun, and from my experience it is.
Experience the Annual AT&T Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, Hampton Roads' most anticipated Wine Festival of the fall season in Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.
There is nothing quite like a vacation to the beautiful area of Virginia Beach, VA. If you are looking for things to do on your vacation and have a little interest in history, then check out the... Read More
4409 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach, VA
I know a few people who would like to eat while they watch a movie, and when I say eat I do not mean popcorn and hotdogs, I am talking about eating real food like Shrimp or pizza.
Each time we drove to Virginia Beach I noticed small blue signs along the road side. The signs had a picture of a sea bird and the words Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on them. I always wondered what... Read More
When visiting Virginia Beach, you will find that it is hard to do all of the things that you want, no matter how much time you have.
If you're in the mood to do some shopping and want to support Fair Trade artists and crafters, check out the Annual Fair Trade Festival at Seatack Elementary School.
We are always looking for places to eat and if that place offers something more than just the standard dining experience, it is definitely a plus. One of the places we found is called Mystery Dinner... Read More
The Wallops Flight Facility is found near Virginia Beach, right around the eastern shore of the state. The facility is under the operation of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Nauticus is an attraction located in Norfolk, Virginia, just a short distance away from Virginia Beach. Found on One Waterside Drive, Nauticus is conveniently located and very fun to see in person.... Read More
Motor World in Virginia Beach offers Kart Racing, Mini Golf, Rides, Amusements, and paintball. This place is great for adults and children, with enough things to please just about everyone.
When I found out about Rudee Tours I had to go and check it out, but with many choices of things to do it was difficult to come up with a plan.
False Cape State Park Virginia Beach is a must-see for all active vacationers in the area. Virginia is for lovers, and what is more romantic then watching the sunset in one of the last undeveloped... Read More
Families looking for free fun will enjoy the Free Family Fest at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.
Where can you go in Norfolk for magnificent views of the river, ease in accessibility to Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin, for a cruise, or grab a bite to eat? It is closer than you think: Town Point... Read More
Looking for some fun things to do on your Virginia Beach Vacation? The Great Dismal Swamp might not sound like the perfect vacation spot, but don’t be fooled by a name.
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge offers you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in over nine thousand acres of protected land located on and around a thin strip of coastline.
Wow what an experience, I had never even sat in a go-kart until today. I have to admit I was quite nervous about the whole thing. We arrived 30 minutes after American Indoor Karting opened and it was... Read More
It is hard to miss attraction, especially with the large creepy skeleton head gazing maliciously down on you as you walk by, that along with the two doormen, the ever popular undead, waiting to usher... Read More
Get ready to grab a tube and head down all four of the exhilarating slides in Neptune’s Revenge or get drenched in Hook’s Lagoon by the tipping bucket.
Virginia Beach Stand Up Paddleboarding is something we really recommend while you are vacationing here. Normally, this would scare the you-know-what out of me (I'm not the greatest of swimmers) but... Read More
308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 343-3560