Virginia Beach ParksVirginia Beach Parks & Recreation offer the active tourist and local a plethora of places to visit. Whether you're heading to the zoo, aquarium or one of our state parks, you're only moments away from seeing the incredible sites, hearing the sounds of VA Beach nature and smelling the great outdoors.
Just a tiny bit farther away than other local Virginia Beach parks is Town Point Park in Norfolk. This park features seven acres of riverfront views with modern shopping, free concerts, and dining options. If you're looking for an evening away from the beach, this is a great nearby option.
Norfolk Botanical Garden is a great way to spend time outdoors with gorgeous scenery. Enjoy this 155 acre garden. This garden is full of activities. Walk their 12 mile walking trail, have a picnic or order food at their Garden Cafe, shop their gift area, or let the kids play in the water fountains.
About an hour away is the Great Dismal Swamp. This protective refuge is home to many mammals including bears, bobcats, river otters, beavers, groundhogs and much more. There are also over 200 species of birds. Enjoy hiking, biking, or car tours. There are many educational offerings and photography events.