Live the Life Adventures” in Virginia Beach
Since the first English settlers landed on the shores at Cape Henry, groups have been enjoying unforgettable adventures in Virginia Beach, which maintains a long-standing reputation as a quintessential oceanfront resort with a mild climate year-round. Visitors are greeted by a 300-foot wide beach lined by Virginia Beach’s iconic three-mile paved oceanfront Boardwalk, as well as splendid natural areas perfect for hiking, kayaking, and biking. Fishing, whale- and dolphin-watching boat tours, historic landmarks, the Virginia Aquarium, exciting events and unique coastal cuisine round out the Virginia Beach experience. And at the end of a long day, a variety of seaside lodging options with spectacular views let groups rest easy at night.
With more than 18,600 acres of nature in two state parks and a wildlife refuge, over 121 navigable miles of waterways and 35 miles of ocean and bay beaches, visitors can enjoy a variety of landscapes for exploring the great outdoors. Bike through First Landing State Park, Virginia’s most visited state park, which offers more than 19 miles of interpretive hiking trails through protected salt marsh habitat, freshwater ponds, beach, dunes, forest, tidal marsh and cypress swamp. Hop in a kayak and paddle through the peaceful waters of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge or the ocean waves as you glide alongside bottlenose dolphins.
Head indoors and learn about the marine life that calls Virginia home at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Featuring 800,000 gallons of aquariums and 300 interactive exhibits, visitors can peer eye-to-eye with sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, komodo dragons and a variety of fish.
“Live the Life Adventures” features a series of experiential themed programs that uniquely showcase the people and places shaping Virginia Beach and its cuisine, outdoor activities, military history and performing arts. The itineraries feature hands-on, interactive involvement through a range of interest-specific activities.
After a day full of activity, it’s time to be rewarded with an amazing meal. Enjoy the taste of Virginia Beach’s unique coastal cuisine and savor mouthwatering combinations of freshly caught seafood, local, sustainably raised pork, chicken and turkey, and homegrown produce. Agriculture is one of the top three industries in Virginia Beach, with miles of green space in the southern end of the city enticing local chefs to tantalize taste buds with unique pairings in nearly 300 restaurants across the city.
Virginia Beach is an accommodating destination offering everything from first-class hotels to cottages, condos and campgrounds for a retreat-style stay. Virginia Beach boasts more than 12,000 hotel rooms citywide, more than 1,800 campsites and several hundred vacation homes for rent – most with ocean or bay-front views.
Whatever you desire, Virginia Beach delivers on one-of-a-kind adventure. Foster your carefree, independent spirit as you explore Virginia Beach.