Virginia Beach Travel Guide

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Not Your Average Beach Town

Featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for its lengthy 35-mile coastline, you’ll find no shortage of things to do in Virginia Beach. Stroll the boardwalk, find your spot in the sand, take a dip in the ocean—and maybe even swim with dolphins or visit a wildlife sanctuary! Virginia Beach is the perfect place for travelers of all types to create a memorable beach vacation.

The Ocean is Calling

From beachfront houses to condos and apartments with resort-like amenities, our vacation rentals in Virginia Beach make it easy to get the most out of your coastal getaway. Grab your boogie board and head straight from your door right into the sand and surf, or step out onto your wraparound porch and enjoy the feel of fresh sea air. And after a long day exploring, fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean through your bedroom window.

Top Sights in Virginia Beach

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located on a thin strip of coastline made up of barrier islands that provide a wildlife habitat for threatened and endangered species. Loggerhead sea turtles, peregrine falcons, several types of ducks, and a variety of other animals call this area home. Plan a day to explore the area and learn more about local wildlife. And don't forget the camera!

Original Jamestown Settlement

A visit to the Jamestown Settlement is like stepping 400 years into the past. Located north of Virginia Beach, this living history museum explores early colonial life through film, gallery exhibits, and outdoor exhibitions. Step aboard a replica of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, explore a re-creation of a Powhatan village, and more.

ViBe Creative District

The ViBe Creative District is the cultural arts hub of Virginia Beach. It's a popular spot for artist galleries, eclectic eateries, museums, and more. The ViBe is the perfect place to get lost window shopping and noshing on local eats. Browse through the Old Beach Farmer's Market or enjoy Second Saturdays, a monthly series of events that range from artist chats and gallery presentations to yoga workshops.

Top Experiences in Virginia Beach

Sail the Skies

Experience the thrills of gliding high over the ocean waves with Pirate Parasail. It's the longest and highest parasailing experience, and one of the best things to do in Virginia Beach. Soar hundreds of feet over the Atlantic Ocean and take in a breathtaking view of the shoreline. This is fun for the whole family because you can stay high and dry or take the plunge and get soaked. It's your choice!

Visit King Neptune

Standing a proud 34 feet tall and weighing close to 13 tons, this bronze sculpture of Neptune commands the attention of the millions of beachgoers who visit him each year. Located on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk overlooking Neptune's Park, it's the perfect spot for a photo-op. Since 1973, the statue has presided over the annual Neptune Festival, which helps promote the Virginia Beach community and local businesses.

Dine at One Fish, Two Fish

With an upscale look and panoramic views of the Bay that can't be beat, One Fish, Two Fish is fresh, local seafood done right. Spend some time enjoying the view and the atmosphere. You can watch the boats come in while noshing on appetizers. Then, round out your evening with a seasonally inspired main dish and a selection from their boutique wine list. It'll be a memorable meal, for sure.