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Beach Beds

things to do in Virginia Beach

  1. Visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center to see over 8000 animals from around the world, including sea turtles, sharks, and otters.

  2. Take a stroll on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, a three-mile-long oceanfront promenade that features shops, restaurants, and live entertainment.

  3. Spend a day at the beach! Virginia Beach has 35 miles of coastline with plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and watersports.

  4. Explore the Military Aviation Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of World War I and II aircraft in the world.

  5. Take a dolphin watching tour to see these playful creatures up close in their natural habitat.

  6. Check out First Landing State Park, where you can hike, bike, or kayak through 2,888 acres of protected land.

  7. Visit the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art to view thought-provoking exhibits by local and national artists.

  8. Learn about Virginia Beach's history at the Old Coast Guard Station Museum, which features exhibits on maritime rescue and coastal defense.

  9. Go fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, which offers some of the best fishing in the region.

  10. Take a scenic drive to the nearby Cape Henry Lighthouse, which has been guiding ships into the Chesapeake Bay since 1792.

  11. Take a paddleboarding lesson or rent a kayak and explore the calm waters of the Lynnhaven River.

  12. Visit the Military Aviation Museum's WWII Airfield, where you can see historic aircraft take flight and participate in events like reenactments and vintage car shows.

  13. Shop at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market, where you can find fresh produce, seafood, and handmade crafts from local vendors.

  14. Take a brewery tour of Virginia Beach's growing craft beer scene, with stops at breweries like Pleasure House Brewing and Commonwealth Brewing Company.

  15. Catch a live performance at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts concerts, plays, and other cultural events throughout the year.

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