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VIRGINIA

BEACH OFFICIAL DESTINATION LOOKBOOK

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Photo taken at Rudee Inlet.


Welcome to

virginia beach Where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, the coastal city of Virginia Beach promises visitors a unique chance to “Live the Life.” With pristine natural wonders, freshly caught seafood, freshly-picked local ingredients and a vibrant downtown and arts district, Virginia Beach provides appeal for all visitors, while consistently ranking among the country’s best beach destinations. Explore our districts and get a taste for what your vacation memories will look like. For even more inspiration, visit our website at VisitVirginiaBeach.com.

Contents

4 EXPLORE OUR DIVERSE DISTRICTS 34 SO MANY THINGS TO DO 50 CAN’T-MISS EVENTS 58 LIVE THE ACTIVE LIFE 78 ATTRACTIONS TO AMAZE 88 COASTAL CUISINE 104 FOUR SEASONS OF FUN 114 START PLANNING YOUR NEXT VACATION

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MORE THAN THE BEACH It’s true. Virginia Beach is more than just a beach. In fact, we have multiple beautiful beaches and seven eclectic districts, each with its own distinct personality. Every corner of our coastal city offers unique ways to live the life, whether by the ocean or by the bay, and everywhere in between.

SANDBRIDGE • OCEANFRONT • CHESAPEAKE BAY PUNGO • TOWN CENTER • INLAND • VIBE

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Remote. Relaxing.

sandbridge Located a short drive south of the Boardwalk, Sandbridge is a secluded beach hideaway of pristine sand dunes and dancing sea oats. It is a relaxing and peaceful community where you can truly slow down and unwind on your vacation. Beachside, the

Atlantic never fails to entertain, and for those craving even more of the great outdoors, the marshes and open waters of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park make for great kayaking, hiking, and fishing.

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A DAY IN

SANDBRIDGE MORNING:

Explore the 8,000-acre Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to over 300 species of migratory birds, as well as river otters, white-tailed deer, mink, red and grey foxes and turtles.

Enjoy a Back Bay Benedict and a cup of coffee from Margie & Ray’s Seafood, Crab & Raw Bar.

Head back for a relaxing day at the beach. Pack a picnic, build a sandcastle, go for a swim, lay out in the sun, and dive into a good book.

Go for a morning walk on the beach and take in the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. Keep an eye out for that perfect seashell while you’re at it.

AFTERNOON:

Rent some fat-tire bikes or kayaks from Surf and Adventure Company to explore the beaches and waterways of Sandbridge in local fashion. You might even find yourself in the company of some of our favorite regular visitors—dolphins!

EVENING:

Grab some dinner and a BajaRita at Baja Restaurant on the south side of Sandbridge. You can’t go wrong with the Fresh Fish of the Day.

QUICK TIP! For an even more secluded experience, plan to spend a day hiking along preserved beaches of False Cape State Park, located a few minutes down the road from Little Island Park in Sandbridge.

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Vibrant. Fun.

oceanfront As the hub of hotels, dining and entertainment in Virginia Beach, the Oceanfront is where the action is. Live music, street performers, outdoor cafés, hot dog and snow cone vendors, and our famous three-mile Boardwalk, perfect for rollerblading, jogging or cruising

down the strip on a family surrey bike. Sunbathers come for the wide sandy beaches. Surfers come for the waves. And everyone comes for the unforgettable experience of a classic day at the beach. “King Neptune” sculpture by artist Paul DiPasquale.

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top five most instagrammable

SPOTS AT THE OCEANFRONT

QUICK TIP! Parking in most municipal lots is free from November 1 - April 1.

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There is no shortage of Instagram-worthy spots in Virginia Beach to make your friends green with travel envy. It’s all about knowing the best locations for beautiful water views, mind-blowing landmarks, and other picture perfect photo opportunities. Check out the top five most Instagrammable spots at the Virginia Beach oceanfront!

THE ICONIC KING NEPTUNE STATUE

THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AT SUNRISE

THE VIRGINIA BEACH BOARDWALK

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Peaceful. Serene.

Chesapeake bay For beachgoers looking for kinder, gentler waves, refuge can be found along the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay, in the community known affectionately to locals as Chic’s Beach. From swimming to sand castles to volleyball, all of the traditional beach rituals are here in a setting that

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has a decidedly laid-back, local vibe. At night, nothing’s better than an evening stroll by the water or enjoying a romantic dinner as the sun sets over the renowned Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Relaxing. Local. Quintessential Virginia Beach.


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SO MANY WAYS TO

enjoy the bay The calming flow of the Chesapeake Bay invites veteran and novice seafarers alike to dive right in and explain the northern coast of Virginia Beach. With a variety of ways to enjoy the swell, a day on the Bay is a must-try for all visitors. Just pick your vessel and start drifting. SUP (STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD)

For a challenging yet relaxing experience, test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard; a favorite among Chic’s Beach regulars. You can bring your pup aboard for some pet-friendly fun and even take your yoga practice to the next level with a SUP barre or yoga session. Checkout your equipment from one of the local outfitters and let the adventure begin. BOAT

There may not be a more traditional way to experience the largest natural estuary in the United States than by getting out and exploring it by boat, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less fun. Head out early for a day of reeling in flounder or stay out later for a leisurely sunset cruise.

BODY

Whether boogie-boarding, body surfing, or good old-fashioned swimming, the calmer waves of the Bay make it the perfect place to spend a day splashing around and just enjoying the water. KAYAK

It doesn’t get more Virginia Beach than paddling out to the legendary Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to fish like the locals do, or just simply exploring the water by skimming right through it. With many outfitters available, like Tula Adventure Sports launching out of the Lynnhaven River, renting a kayak will get you in the water in no time.

QUICK TIP! When driving south to Virginia Beach, there may not be a more scenic entryway in the country than the world-renowned Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, which connects Virginia Beach with the Delmarva Peninsula over the Chesapeake Bay.

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Rural. Fresh.

Pungo

Just a few minutes outside of the windswept dunes of Sandbridge, sits 8,000 acres of farmland known to Virginia Beach locals as Pungo. A drive through this expansive agricultural community delivers a rural serenity and countryside charm that feels worlds away from

the bustle of the Oceanfront. Stop along your journey at any one of the area’s roadside stands or, for a truly Pungo experience, pick your own bushel of fresh berries, produce, or even a bouquet of wildflowers. Photo taken off Muddy Creek Road.

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A UNIQUE

Pungo Experience FOR EVERYONE • Take a ride on a vintage 1941 Boeing Stearman open-cockpit biplane at the Military Aviation Museum, or step even further back in time to the Jurassic Era with a stroll through their “Jerassic” Park!

• A surfboard shop in the middle of the country? Pungo Board House offers everything you need to surf and skate the day away with custom board services, lessons, and even a skate ramp on the property. • Join a top local chef at New Earth Farm for a cooking class unlike any you’ve ever experienced.

• Take a dinner kayaking cruise to Blue Pete’s for some delicious fresh seafood.

• Go picking in Pungo for the season’s bounty at one of the area’s many pick-your-own farms. • Enjoy a hearty southern breakfast at Bee & the Biscuit.

• Stop by the Tar Roof Art Gallery, which offers a place to relax and appreciate the local craft with works from local artists, photographers and craftsmen. Photo taken at Cullipher Farms.

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QUICK TIP! Virginia Beach is the largest producer of strawberries in the state of Virginia. Pungo offers ample pick-your-own opportunities during strawberry season, from April - June.

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Cosmopolitan. Active.

town center At the heart of Virginia Beach, Town Center is the place to be for a night of high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment. Discover the perfect setting for a fun family day out or a romantic evening with dinner and drinks. Laugh the night away at the Funny Bone Comedy Club

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and Restaurant or relish in live entertainment brought to you by the Sandler Center of the Performing Arts or Zeider’s American Dream Theatre. End your day with some much needed rest and relaxation at one of our conveniently located luxury hotels.


QUICK TIP! From June - August, don’t miss “YNot Wednesdays?”, a weekly free concert series in the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza every Wednesday night.

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PROGRESSIVE DINNER AT

Town Center

With the diversity of dining options available at our Town Center downtown district, all within an easy walk from each other, it’s no wonder it can be hard to decide what’s for dinner. Luckily, with a little creativity, you don’t have to choose. With a different course at each place, you can try them all.

PRE-DINNER COCKTAIL Twist Martini - A Happy Martini New Amsterdam Gin, Contratto Bianco, House Orange Bitters

APPETIZER Zushi Japanese Bistro - Spicy Ocean Sushi Roll Scottish salmon sashimi over spicy tuna and crab roll, topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo

SOUP AND SALAD COURSE McCormick and Schmick’s - She Crab Soup and a Caesar Salad


ENTRÉE Saffron Indian Bistro - Tandoori Mix Grill Assortment of chicken, lamb, North Atlantic salmon, and jumbo shrimp

AFTER-DINNER DRINKS Sonoma Wine Bar - Wine

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Unexpected. Refreshing. inland va beach With a wide selection of boutiques, specialty stores, restaurants, breweries and entertainment, Virginia Beach inland offers the perfect pairings to your beach vacation. Relax and unwind at the Founder’s Inn and Spa, see what’s

fresh at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market or Hunt Club Farm or explore Virginia Beach by shopping The Shops at Hilltop or the Lynnhaven Mall. Photo taken at the Founder’s Inn and Spa.

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10 inland Places

YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT You might know us for our 38 miles of bay and ocean beaches, but Virginia Beach also encompasses 307 square miles of fun. Here are some inland stops to add to your itinerary. Photo taken at Williams Farm Skate Park.

THE SHOPS AT HILLTOP Enjoy 120 fine shops and restaurants five minutes from the oceanfront.

HUNT CLUB FARM Kiddos love the 28 acres of country charm with VA Beach’s only petting farm.

CITY VIEW PARK Go cellphone-free at this 43-acre park located near Centerville Turnpike.

CINEMA CAFE KEMPS RIVER More than a movie, this affordable option guarantees the best brownie sundae in town.

CBN (CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK) Free guided tours are offered at this international TV network.

WILLIAMS FARM SKATE PARK Perfect your kickflip at this 25,000 sq. ft. urban skate plaza with LED lighting.

RED MILL COMMONS Pick up Sandbridge vacation essentials among 80 retail options.

LYNNHAVEN MALL Rest your weary shopping feet at inviting outdoor plazas.

LANDSTOWN COMMONS Retail options galore await you near the Virginia Beach Farmers Market.

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Expressive. Cultured.

vibe creative district Nestled a few blocks west of the Boardwalk is Virginia Beach’s own cultural arts enclave—the ViBe Creative District. A hub for artists, roasters, restaurateurs, museums and more, the ViBe is where Virginia Beach creative businesses have set up shop to share their passion and inspire a sense of discovery. Start at the

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most recent exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and head south towards 17th Street to explore more than 100 local businesses and 14 locallyowned restaurants. Learn more at visitvirginiabeach.com. Photo taken at Java Surf.


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FEEL THE

VIbe

DISCOVER THE MEANING OF FRESH Old Beach Farmers Market

EAT, DRINK, AND SOAK IN THE VIBE Java Surf Café & Espresso Bar

GET INSPIRED IN CREATIVE SPACES Three Ships Coffee Roasters

THE BEST SPIRITS ARE HANDMADE Chesapeake Bay Distillery

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Just steps away from the Boardwalk sits the colorfully emerging ViBe Creative District. Discover the many hidden gems of our most vibrant district, where the creativity shines through an enclave of art galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants that showcase some of our most talented artisans and craftsmen. Find your inspiration and learn more by visiting VisitVirginiaBeach.com.

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So Many Things to do

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LET US ENTERTAIN YOU With year-round sun, sand, surf, festivals, and indoor and outdoor adventure, Virginia Beach is an ideal vacation destination for travelers of all ages. From girlfriends getaway suggestions to family fun, our coastal city offers a number of ways for visitors to have an amazing time in and out of the sun.

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Free

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Things to Do • Enjoy the beaches of the Oceanfront, Sandbridge, and Chic’s Beach, which are all free and open to the public. • Visit First Landing State Park or False Cape State Park.

• Explore Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. • Climb to the top of the historic Cape Henry Lighthouse, the first project commissioned by the new Federal Government after gaining independence from England. • Rock out to LIVE! on Atlantic, all summer long at the Boardwalk. • Peruse a local farmers market; Old Beach Farmers Market or Virginia Beach Farmers Market.

• Visit one of our many historic sites, Thoroughgood House (1680), Ferry Plantation House (1740), or Union Kempsville Museum.

• Experience the high-octane history of the Military Aviation Museum.

• Check out Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art to learn about contemporary art through regularly scheduled changing exhibits, studio art classes, and special events. • Discover the historic DeWitt Cottage, built in 1895 on the Boardwalk. The cottage is now home to Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum.

• Step back in time at The Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum, housed in a former U.S. Life Saving Station, built in 1903 on the Boardwalk. • From Thomas Jefferson and Captain John Smith, to Ella Fitzgerald and Patsy Cline, Virginia has been home to many of history’s giants. Check them out at Virginia Legends Walk, at 13th Street Park.

Photo taken at DeWitt Cottage.

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A Beach For Everybody

Grommet Island At the Oceanfront, the Boardwalk provides accessibility to individuals with varying degrees of mobility to explore the lively strip that runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean. Ramps are available at each street to take visitors from the Boardwalk to the sand. Beach wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 17th and 24th Streets – free of charge. Located in the sand on the Resort Beach is JT’s Grommet Island Park for EveryBODY, the first

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beach playground in the country designed specifically for children and adults of all physical abilities. Soft play sculptures, accessible play equipment and cushioned play surfaces on the sand make up this one-of-a-kind playground. In 2018, Virginia Beach will welcome JT’s Camp Grom, a 20-acre adventure camp and trail park for people with disabilities, just south of the oceanfront.


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FIVE-DAY

family itinerary DAY ONE

Wake up to ocean views, dolphins swimming, Navy jets flying and boats everywhere! Nothing to do today except lay your towel down on the sand and bask in the sun. DAY TWO

Start your day with shopping on the Boardwalk, then head to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story to climb the steps of the Cape Henry Lighthouse, the first federal construction project under the new government after the Revolutionary War. Head back for some boogie boarding on the waves and an outdoor concert on the Boardwalk. End the day with dinner outside under the stars. DAY THREE

Test your game at Jungle Mini Golf then head down to Rudee Inlet for a boat ride on the ocean by way of the Rudee Rocket. See dolphins up close, pelicans, seagulls and more. Spend the afternoon in Pungo exploring the uninhibited history of the Virginia Military Aviation Museum. Grab some ice cream and take it to Pungo Blueberries to pick a basket of your own.

DAY FOUR

Wake up early for a sunrise over the water then get your adrenaline pumping with a morning of indoor skydiving at iFly. When you’re back on solid ground, head down the road for a maritime adventure at the Virginia Aquarium. After exploring the depths of our coastal culture, head up into the trees at the Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium for some high-flying fun. Close the day out with a relaxing evening in the ViBe Creative District. DAY FIVE

For a nice change of pace for your final day, drive in to Norfolk, our neighboring city, to explore the Battleship Wisconsin, parked outside of the Nauticus Naval Museum. When back at the Boardwalk, take in the sights and sounds of our resort area with a long bike ride down the boardwalk. Spend the evening in Town Center, taking in an outdoor show and a nice dinner. Don’t forget to stop by the Royal Chocolate for a tasty treat! Photo taken at Neptune Park.

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Pet Friendly Virginia Beach

Your four-legged family members are always welcome in Virginia Beach and we want them to enjoy a paw-sitively perfect vacation with you! From the ocean to the bay, to our dog parks and biking trails, whether swimming, hiking, fetching or joining you for a stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding

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lesson, we love seeing coastal pets make the most of their visit. Before you travel, be sure to familiarize yourself with the seasonal restrictions and as always, be mindful of keeping your fur-baby on a leash and cleaning up after them. Photo taken at First Landing State Park.


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TOP SPOTS

TO SHARE WITH YOUR PUP With an abundance of outdoor adventures, Virginia Beach is a playground for pups and puppy parents alike. Here are our favorite places to share with our tail-wagging friends that you will paws-itively love. BEACHES AND BOARDWALK

From Labor Day to Memorial Day, dogs are welcome for a walk at any time on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk or encouraged to get a little sandy off-leash on any of our beaches. During the summer months, pooches are still welcome to frolic along the beaches of the Oceanfront North End, Sandbridge, and Chic’s Beach before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. PARKS

From state parks to dog parks, there are plenty of spots to let Fido run off some of that puppy energy! The dog park at Red Wing Metro Park is a great spot to let your dog run off-leash and maybe make a few new canine friends while he’s at it. For you avid walkers and runners, the Spanish

moss-adorned First Landing State Park provides scenic trails to explore side by side with your faithful companion. They’ll especially love the mix of leaves-lined trails, sandy spots and abundance of open water, making for a fun and unexpected hike. AL-FRESCO DINING

For a night out with your pup, there are outdoor dining options that all members of your party are sure to love. For dinner, grab a bite at the pet-friendly patios at Abbey Road Pub or Froggies Cantina by the Bay. When you’re in need of a pint or two, the patio at Commonwealth Brewing is a great spot to enjoy some local brews with your dog by your side, and ample events yearround provide opportunities for giving back to the local canine community, too!

Whether on vacation, or just living the life year-round with us, everything is better with man’s best friend by your side. From our beaches to our parks, our furry friends have plenty to wag their tails about in Virginia Beach! Photo taken in Town Center’s Central Park.

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Virginia Aquarium

& Marine Science Center

Whether you’re an avid marine lover or just enjoy exploring, there’s something for everyone at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Come by and explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums in the

country. From hundreds of handson exhibits to their National Geographic 3D Theater and their Marsh Pavilion, it’s hard to fit all that the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has to offer into just one trip.

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America’s First Lighthouse: THE STORY OF THE CAPE HENRY LIGHTHOUSE

When you look at a lighthouse, what do you see? Perhaps to you, lighthouses spark memories of a family vacation to the shore or elicit seafaring imagery that could be ripped from the pages of a Herman Melville novel. While lighthouses are still utilized in many capes and inlets across the world, they have turned into somewhat of a novelty for many—a relic of days past. But these lighthouses hold within them more than steel, brick and glass. Each flame that flickered through the thick windows signaled something different to everyone who saw it. Safe passage into harbor. A new beginning. The end of a journey. Home. This story begins, surprisingly enough, not on the shores where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, but in New York City’s Federal Hall, in 1789. The newly formed United States of America, still recovering from the destruction of revolution, was holding its first session of the First United States Congress. It was during this historic session that Jacob Wray, the collector of customs at Hampton, made a plea to the newly-appointed Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, that the unlit shores of Cape Henry, which had 48

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claimed 57 maritime vessels, needed to be promptly addressed. Hamilton heeded the call by contracting the project with John McComb, Jr. As the tower neared completion, President Washington hand-selected the new lighthouse keeper. In late October, 1792, Laban Goffigan of Norfolk lit the fish oil-burning lamps of the new Cape Henry Lighthouse for the first time. The completion of the Cape Henry Lighthouse marked the first federal work project of the new United States government to be fulfilled. Though a new lighthouse, which is still in use, was built adjacent to it in 1881, the old Cape Henry Lighthouse still stands as a reminder of Virginia Beach’s historic past. Today, you can gain access to the lighthouse, which sits on the active Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, and climb the winding metal staircase all the way to the top, adding to the revered legend’s story, one step at a time. For gate entry requirements, please see the Cape Henry Lighthouse section on PreservationVirginia.org.


“The rocky ledge runs far into the sea, And on its outer point, some miles away, The Lighthouse lifts its massive masonry, A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.

Even at this distance I can see the tides, Upheaving, break unheard along its base, A speechless wrath, that rises and subsides In the white lip and tremor of the face. And as the evening darkens, lo! how bright, Through the deep purple of the twilight air, Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light With strange, unearthly splendor in the glare! Not one alone; from each projecting cape And perilous reef along the ocean's verge, Starts into life a dim, gigantic shape, Holding its lantern o'er the restless surge.� Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Lighthouse

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Can’t-Miss Events

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GET READY FOR FESTIVAL FUN From the Atlantic Ocean to the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach boasts a vibrant festival and music scene that provides entertainment and music of all genres for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. Whether looking for a rockin’ concert seat in the sand, a kaleidoscope of kites or an opportunity to browse local crafts and produce while listening to local jams, Virginia Beach’s festivals, events and concerts will have you in vacation mode all year long.

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Patriotic Festival

Strawberry Festival

A YEAR-ROUND

Celebration In May, we celebrate all things strawberry. At the Annual Strawberry Festival, you can eat the fruit of honor in more than 50 different ways, while also indulging in a pie-eating contest, strawberry bake-off, continuous entertainment on three stages, a parade and one of the largest carnivals on the East Coast. Following the festival, be sure to browse Pungo’s 16 pickyour-own farms for sustainable, local produce and farm-crafted treats to take home as a sweet souvenir. During Memorial Day weekend, the beach transforms into a beachfront bash of red, white and blue. Being home to some of the largest military bases in the country calls for a huge weekend-long salute and celebration of our Armed Forces. The Patriotic Festival presents live performances from national touring artists 52

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and has become one of the most popular summer festivals on the East Coast. Standing tall at 34 feet, the majestic bronze statue of King Neptune welcomes locals and visitors alike at the gateway of Neptune Park, located on the Boardwalk at 31st Street. The king’s reign over our city gives us reason to celebrate the beach life annually during the Neptune Festival, a commemoration made up of more than 40 events across our beaches during September and October. Enjoy art from around the nation at the Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show, sip local Virginia wines during tasting events, catch a wave, run an 8K or see how sculptures come to life in the sand during the 10-day International Sand Sculpting Championship.


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ANNUAL

events

Check VisitVirginiaBeach.com for the latest updates. Events may be added and all events are subject to change.

JANUARY: Whales & Wildlife

YEAR-ROUND Loonie Savers: Discounts for Canadian Visitors visitvirginiabeach.com/ international/canada/ JANUARY Whales & Wildlife: Virginia Aquarium Sea Adventure virginiaaquarium.com (757) 385-0300 Rudee Tours: Winter Wildlife Cruises rudeetours.com (757) 425-3400

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VBHA Salutes the Military (Discount Offer) virginiabeachhotelassociation.com FEBRUARY Polar Plunge polarplunge.com (757) 962-1575 Virginia Beach Restaurant Week dineinvb.com vbrestaurantweek.com (757) 422-4420

APRIL Virginia Arts Festival vafest.org (757) 282-2800 Historic Garden Week Tour vagardenweek.org East Coast She Crab Soup Classic LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

MARCH

MAY

Shamrock Marathon Weekend shamrockmarathon.com 757-412-1056

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)


MAY: Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

Beach Music Cruise-In LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

Pungo Strawberry Festival pungostrawberryfestival.info (757) 721-6001

Boardwalk Art Show & Festival virginiamoca.org (757) 425-0000

Pirate Party On The Beach LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

Salute To Summer LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

Virginia International Pan Festival LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

Monsters On The Beach LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

North American Sand Soccer Championships sandsoccer.com (757) 368-4600

Warbirds Over the Beach militaryaviationmuseum.org (757) 721-7767

JUNE

Neptune’s Spring Wine Tasting neptunefestival.com (757) 498-0215

Patriotic Festival: A Celebration Of Our Military patrioticfestival.com (757) 486-7744

Latin Fest LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873) Ynot Wednesdays? sandlercenter.org (757) 385-ARTS Sandstock: A Tribute To Rock & Roll LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873) VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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AUGUST: East Coast Surfing Championship & Beach Sports Festival

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Family Great Adventure Series LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

East Coast Surfing Championship & Beach Sports Festival surfecsc.com

American Music Festival LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

Stars & Stripes Explosion LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

Family Great Adventure Series LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

Chalk The Walk Artsplosion LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

Funkfest / Africana AfricanaVirginiaBeach.com LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF (7873)

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Artisans In The Park vbgov.com (757) 385-2990 Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival neptunefestival.com (757) 498-0215 Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend neptunefestival.com (757) 498-0215


FEBRUARY & OCTOBER: Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

OCTOBER Biplanes & Triplanes Airshow militaryaviationmuseum.org Virginia Beach Restaurant Week dineinvb.com vbrestaurantweek.com (757) 422-4420 Columbus Day Soccer Tournament soccercomplex.org (757) 368-4600 beachfc.com (757) 689-2154 Craft Beer Festival LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF (7873)

Halloween Town & Treat vabeachtowncenter.com (757) 385-2787

Last Night On The Town lastnightonthetown.com (757) 490-7812

NOVEMBER

Holiday Lights Merry Mile LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF (7873)

Virginia Beach Christmas Market emgshows.com/evbcm Holiday Lights Merry Mile LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF (7873) DECEMBER Holiday Parade At The Beach LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF (7873)

Whales & Wildlife: Virginia Aquarium Sea Adventure virginiaaquarium.com (757) 385-0300 Rudee Tours: Winter Wildlife Cruises rudeetours.com (757) 425-3400

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Live the Active Life

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES For those who long to lace up their running shoes, paddle through the ocean’s waves or sleep under the stars, nature’s gifts await in Virginia Beach. Although Virginia Beach has long beckoned sunbathers and sandcastle-builders, our coastal city is also a wonderland for sports enthusiasts and those desiring more physical adventures, something that has consistently made us one of America’s fittest cities. From watersports and hiking to zip-lining and skydiving, Virginia Beach provides that heart-thumping rush health enthusiasts crave.

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Offshore

waters Known as the “Striped Bass Capital of the World,� Virginia Beach and its neighboring waters are home to a multitude of freshwater, brackish and saltwater fishing opportunities. With the food-rich Chesapeake Bay

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adjoining the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, a long list of fish are abundant at various times of the year. Tow your boat and choose from several different ramp locations, or opt for a full or halfday private charter.


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THERE’S ALWAYS A GOOD TIME

to go fishing in VB You got fishing game? Test your skills from one of our local fishing piers or compete in the Waterman’s Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shoot-out, the largest rockfish tournament in the country.

RED DRUM March – Nov., Peak Season: May – June, Aug. – Oct. Found in the Chesapeake Bay.

DOLPHIN May – Oct., Peak Season: July – Sept. Found in offshore ocean waters.

STRIPED BASS (ROCKFISH) Jan. – Dec., Peak Season: May – June & Sept. – Jan. Found in all coastal inshore and Chesapeake Bay waters.

YELLOWFIN TUNA May – Nov., Peak Season: June – Oct. Found in offshore ocean waters.

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SPECIES

LOCATION

SEASONS

Ocean waters over and around wrecks & underwater obstructions; Chesapeake Light Tower

June – October

Ocean waters; lower Chesapeake Bay

April – December

Offshore and coastal waters; Chesapeake Bay; Eastern Shore barrier island surf

Middle April – July; October – December

Offshore ocean waters

January – December

Lower Chesapeake Bay, along coastal beaches; Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel; Chesapeake Light Tower

May – September

CROAKER

Chesapeake Bay, tributary rivers of the Bay, coastal ocean waters, inlets

March – November

BLACK DRUM

Chesapeake Bay; 2nd & 3rd Islands of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

May – September

Surf zone of coastal waters from Sandbridge to Assateague Island; ocean piers; lower portion of the Chesapeake Bay, including lower bay piers

May — October

Coastal and offshore ocean waters, from 5-35 miles offshore

Mid-February – mid-April

Coastal and offshore ocean waters, particularly around wrecks and other “structure”; mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and off ocean inlets

June — October

Coastal ocean waters, particularly off inlets, along tidelines, and over coastal wrecks; lower Chesapeake Bay

June – October

BLUE MARLIN

Offshore ocean waters

June – October

WHITE MARLIN

Offshore ocean waters

June – October

SAILFISH

Offshore ocean waters

June – October

SHARKS

Offshore and coastal ocean waters, particularly around and over obstructions; Eastern Shore seaside coastal waters and inlets

June – October

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel; wrecks in nearshore coastal waters and lower Chesapeake Bay

May – October

Coastal ocean waters and the lower Chesapeake Bay; Fish consistently found at the Cell, Plantation Light, York Spit Light, Tiger wreck, 4A-buoy, Chesapeake Light Tower, and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

May – September

Chesapeake Bay and Bay tributary rivers, coastal ocean waters, inlets — all inshore coastal waters

June – October

Offshore ocean waters

April — October

Wrecks and reefs in ocean waters off the coast and in lower Chesapeake Bay; along Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

January – December

Spring: Rudee Inlet with lures. Fall: Lynnhaven Inlet, Rudee Inlet

April – Middle December

TUNA, BIGEYE

Offshore ocean waters June – October; peak late June – July

June – October

TUNA, BLUEFIN

Offshore ocean waters, especially the Southeast Lumps, the Fingers, 26 Mile Hill, 20 Fathom Finger; off Chicoteague

June — September

TUNNY, LITTLE

Offshore and coastal ocean waters; occasionally in lower Chesapeake Bay

May – November

Offshore ocean waters

June – October

AMBERJACK BLACK SEA BASS BLUEFISH BLUELINE TILEFISH COBIA

KINGFISH MACKEREL, ATLANTIC MACKEREL, KING MACKEREL, SPANISH

SHEEPSHEAD SPADEFISH SPOT SWORDFISH TAUTOG TROUT, SPECKLED

WAHOO

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Explore OUR PARKS

Whether you’re into invigorating hikes, adventurous trails or breathtakingly scenic routes, our state parks, wildlife refuges and miles of beaches are sure to have you craving the great outdoors. At First Landing State Park, you can hike through seven distinct ecosystems like a seasoned explorer! In fact, this registered Natural Landmark was the site of the settlers’ first landing in 1607 and has since become Virginia’s most visited state park. Walk along 1.25 miles of beach and stop to take in the beauty of dunes, tidal marsh and the maritime forest, or follow 19 miles of interpretive hiking, running and biking trails through protected habitats, including one of the most endangered habitat types in the world, the maritime forest community. Along each trail within the 2,888-acre park, you’ll encounter a different scene, from freshwater ponds and Spanish moss to stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Farther south in Sandbridge Beach, the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge provides incredible scenic hikes along several trails through dunes, woodland, marshes and ocean beaches. Given its remote location, the park has become a haven for loggerhead sea turtles, peregrine falcons and bald eagles, all of which you’ll have the opportunity to encounter as you explore the 9,108-acre refuge – a local favorite! Feeling extra adventurous? Hike through the refuge to reach False Cape State Park, accessible only by foot or by boat. Featuring six miles of pristine beaches, False Cape is a wildlife watcher’s delight and a destination for more than 300 species of birds, including a snow geese population of 10,000.


GOLF In addition to Top Golf, there are more than 170 holes of golf in Virginia Beach, each with their own distinct personality. Virginia Beach offers several municipal courses as well as courses built by the games’ best architects and players including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. We asked local golf experts for their favorite holes in the region: Hole #14, Red Wing (Par 5, 539 yards) Hole #5, Nicklaus Course at Bay Creek- “Old Plantation Light” (Par 4, 459 yards) Hole #3, Palmer Course at Bay Creek, “Allegood Pond” (Par 4, 460 yards) Hole #8, Palmer Course at Signature at West Neck, “Vicki’s Choice” (Par 4, 409 yards) Hole #9, Heron Ridge (Par 5, 409 yards) Hole #17, Honey Bee Golf Club (Par 4, 399 yards) Hole #13, Hell’s Point Golf Club (Par 4, 399 yards) To learn more about our golf game, go to VisitVirginiaBeach.com/golf or see our listings on page 81.

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NOT YOUR

Average WORKOUT

• Greet the day with a sunrise salutation and a heart-healthy yoga session on the sand. • Take your yoga practice to the next level with SUP (stand-up paddleboard) Barre on the water in First Landing State Park. • Unleash your inner acrobat for a full-body workout on the beach at Hillier Ignite Fitness Park - no weights required.

• Relax and explore while getting in an upper-body workout during a kayak excursion with dolphins. • Sign-up for a race in Virginia Beach. From full marathons to 5Ks, and everything in between, the year-round lineup of races is what keeps Virginia Beach among America’s Fittest Cities. • Hang ten with our local surfers for a core workout on the waves.

• Get peddling on one of our many scenic bike trails, including our 3-mile long Boardwalk. • Take it to the trees with a day spent navigating the 15 ropes courses at the Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium. Photo taken at Back Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Bicycle-Friendly

community The best way to explore is on two wheels, and Virginia Beach offers cycling enthusiasts, casual cruising families and elite racers-

in-training a host of options. So check your tires, grab a water bottle and enjoy the ride!

Photo taken at First Landing State Park.

Learn more at visitvirginiabeach.com.

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VIRGINIA BEACH

by bike

Virginia Beach has over 200 miles of bikeways and trails, not counting trails in our 230+ parks and natural areas. Here’s our advice for the best location for your favored bike. Photo taken at False Cape State Park.

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BEACH CRUISER Location: Inland/Red Mill Tip: Using sidewalks, dine around daytime by bike through Red Mill Commons or head to Green Flash Brewery.

TIME TRIAL BIKE Location: Pungo Tip: A 50-mile, flat bike loop on country roads is perfect for interval training. Test your small gear climbing skills on Pungo Ferry Bridge... if you dare.

MOUNTAIN OR CYCLOCROSS BIKE Location: First Landing State Park Tip: Be on alert for soft sand, occasional tree roots and friendly hikers and runners on Cape Henry Trail. Share the trail!

FAT TIRE BIKE Location: False Cape State Park Tip: Low tide is the best for riding on compact sand.

ROAD BIKE Location: Inland/Surrounding Areas Tip: Don’t try this alone: friendly Saturday group rides are a must with rides for all paces. Take some cash for a post-ride coffee shop party.

SURREY BIKE Location: Oceanfront Tip: With a dedicated bike lane, surreys are meant to be shared with your closest family and friends. VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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JUST

chill Life moves quickly. With phone calls to answer, meetings to attend and emails to write, sometimes it seems impossible to put life on hold and get away from it all. The faster the train is moving, however, the more important it is to get off from time to time and explore the world outside the tracks. With an abundance of opportunities to unplug, unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Virginia Beach takes relaxation seriously. • Practice your sunrise salutations with an invigorating session of yoga on the beach - while taking in the wonders of a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.

• Cleanse and balance your body with the Deep Forest Detox at the Flowering Almond Spa at Founders Inn, which begins with a soothing 80-minute hot stone massage with detoxifying oil infused with notes of balsam, fir, pine, juniper and laced with Sicilian bergamot. • Drift down the calming waters of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard.

• Let the swell of the ocean set the soundtrack for your day at the beach, with nothing to do but soak in the sun, read a good book, catch up on some muchneeded rest and relaxation. • Try a locally-brewed beer at one of our resident breweries or sit by the pool and sip on an Orange Crush - a local favorite. • Take a stroll beneath the towering bald cypress trees and windswept Spanish moss of First Landing State Park.

• Experience the full color palette of a sunset over the Chesapeake Bay.

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adventure almanac

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

DEEP SEA FISHING WHALE WATCHING TOURS BIKING STRAWBERRY PICKING IN PUNGO PARASAILING FARMERS MARKETS SWIMMING SWIMMING BOATING HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH KAYAKING & CANOEING SOFTSHELL SHELL CRAB CRAB SEASON SOFT SEASON HIKING OYSTER FARM TOUR DOLPHIN WATCHING TOURS DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACHES

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When you have a whole coastal city at your fingertips, a getaway to the beach is filled with possibilities. Uncover more Virginia Beach vacation inspiration with this year-round guide to fun.

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

DEEP SEA FISHING WHALE WATCHING TOURS

BIKING

PARASAILING FARMERS MARKETS SWIMMING BOATING HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH KAYAKING & CANOEING SOFT SHELL CRAB SEASON HIKING OYSTER FARM TOUR DOLPHIN WATCHING TOURS DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACHES FIREWORKS SURFING & SUP BOARDING GOLFING VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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HOW MUCH FUN CAN YOU SQUEEZE IN? What’s a memorable vacation without a few diversions? While quality time with your loved ones may be your number one goal, you’re on the verge of so much more; surprisingly, living the beach life doesn’t always involve swimwear or sand between your toes... and we’ve got hundreds of ways to prove it. From outdoor adventures on land and water, to cultural and culinary treats, to family fun and history experiences, it’s easy to fill every hour. Whether you’re into learning something new or pining for something familiar, Virginia Beach and Coastal Virginia are up to the challenge. The attractions listed on the following pages are sure to turn your beach trip into a real vacation!

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ATTRACTIONS INLAND

OCEANFRONT

CHESAPEAKE BAY

SANDBRIDGE

TOWN CENTER

PUNGO

VIBE

Coastal waters, beautiful parks and great fishing make Virginia Beach the ideal vacation for any outdoor lover.

ON THE WATER GUIDED BOAT & ECO TOURS

CAPT. JACK’S PIRATE SHIP ADVENTURE $ Inlet Station Marina, 308 Mediterranean Ave. (757) 305-9700 virginiabeachpirateship.com $ ECO IMAGES (757) 421-3929 ecoimages-us.com OCEAN COLLECTIONS Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd. (757) 385-3474 VirginiaAquarium.com

$

$

VIRGINIA AQUARIUM SEA ADVENTURES $ Dolphin Discovery (Apr.-Oct.) Whales & Wildlife (Dec.-Mar.) Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd. (757) 385-FISH VirginiaAquarium.com

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$

SURF & ADVENTURE CO. (757) 721-6210 surfandadventure.com

BOAT RAMPS BUBBA’S MARINA AND THE SHELLFISH CO. $ 3323 Shore Dr. (757) 481-3513 bubbasseafoodrestaurant.com

MUNDEN POINT PARK 2001 Pefley Ln. (757) 426-5296 $

OWL CREEK BOAT RAMP 717 General Booth Blvd. (757) 427-4461

$

$

WAVE RIDING VEHICLES (757) 422-8823 waveridingvehicles.com $

$

$

$

THE MARINA AT MARINA SHORES 2100 Marina Shores Dr. (757) 496-7000 marinashoresmarina.com VIRGINIA BEACH FISHING CENTER 200 Winston Salem Ave. (757) 491-8000 or (800) 725-0509 virginiafishing.com

RUDEE INLET JET SKI RENTALS $ 300 Winston Salem Ave. (757) 428-4614 virginiabeachjetski.com

PIER FISHING

TULA ADVENTURE SPORTS 2100 Marina Shores Dr. (757) 502-8852 tulasports.com

$

XTREME-U FLYBOARDING (Seasonal) 400 Baker Rd. (757) 529-0359 xtreme-u.com

$

FISHING

FISHING CHARTERS

FISHERMAN’S WHARF MARINA $ 524 Winston Salem Ave. (757) 428-2111

$

RUDEE TOURS $ 200 Winstion Salem Ave. (757) 425-3400 rudeeinletcharters.com

$

DOCKSIDE SEAFOOD AND FISHING CENTER 3311 Shore Dr. (757) 481-4545 fishingvabeach.com docksideva.com

INLET STATION MARINA 227 Mediterranean Ave. (757) 422-2999 rudeesmarina.com LONG BAY POINTE MARINA 2109 W. Great Neck Rd. (757) 321-4550 longbaypointemarina.com

SURF & ADVENTURE CO. (757) 721-6120 surfandadventure.com

BEACH ECO TOURS 3233 Pacific Ave. (757) 754- 8382 beachecotours.com

RUDEE INLET JET SKI RENTALS $ 300 Winston Salem Ave. (757) 428-4614 virginiabeachjetski.com

LYNNHAVEN BOAT RAMP & BEACH FACILITY $ 3576 Piedmont Cir. (757) 460-7590

$

17TH STREET SURF SHOP (757) 422-6105

WATER SPORTS

FIRST LANDING STATE PARK $ 64th St. (757) 412-2300 VirginiaStateParks.gov

GUIDED KAYAK TOURS

PADDLEBOARD & SURF LESSONS

SETH BROUDY SCHOOL OF SURF $ (757) 286-7384 sethbroudyschoolofsurf.com

BOAT RENTALS

VIRGINIA AQUARIUM PREMIUM EXPERIENCES Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd. (757) 385-FISH VirginiaAquarium.com

CHESAPEAN OUTDOORS (Fishing) (757) 961-0447 chesapean.com

OCEAN EAGLE KAYAK $ (Fishing) (757) 589-1766 oceaneaglekayak.com

WILD RIVER OUTFITTERS $ (Fishing) (757) 431-8566 wildriveroutfitters.com

$ RUDEE TOURS 200 Winston Salem Ave. (757) 425-3400 rudeerocket.com • rudeetours.com

BACK BAY GETAWAYS (757) 721-4484 backbaygetaways.com

KAYAK NATURE TOURS, LTD. $ (Fishing) (757) 480-1999 or (888) 669-8368 kayaknaturetours.net

$

LITTLE ISLAND PARK FISHING PIER $ 3820 S. Sandpiper Rd. (757) 426-7200 sandbridgepier.com VIRGINIA BEACH FISHING PIER $ 15th St. (757) 428-2333 vabeachfishingpier.com FISHING TOURNAMENTS JUNE VIRGINIA BEACH TUNA TOURNAMENT $ (757) 222-2983 vbtuna.com JULY VIRGINIA BEACH INVITATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT $ (757) 491-8000


ATTRACTIONS INLAND

OCEANFRONT

CHESAPEAKE BAY

AUGUST 13TH ANNUAL “WINE, WOMEN, FISHING” LADIES ONLY CHARITY BILLFISH TOURNAMENT $ (757) 200-9463 cbwc.org

BEACH GARDEN PARK 2854 Kilbourne Ct. (757) 385-0400

VIRGINIA BEACH BILLFISH TOURNAMENT (757) 652-8409 vbbt.com

GREAT NECK PARK 2513 Shorehaven Dr. (757) 496-6735

CITY VIEW PARK 2073 Kempsville Rd. (757) 479-0106 $

DECEMBER MID-ATLANTIC ROCKFISH SHOOTOUT $ (757) 319-5146 midatlanticrockfishshootout.com YEAR-ROUND VIRGINIA SALTWATER FISHING TOURNAMENT (757) 491-5160 mrc.virginia.gov

$

PARKS

NATIONAL/STATE BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 4005 Sandpiper Rd. (757) 301-7329 fws.gov FALSE CAPE STATE PARK 4001 Sandpiper Rd. (757) 426-7128 VirginiaStateParks.gov FIRST LANDING STATE PARK 2500 Shore Dr. (757) 412-2300 VirginiaStateParks.gov CITY PARKS

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BAYVILLE FARMS 4132 1st Court Rd. (757) 460-7569

LITTLE ISLAND PARK 3820 Sandpiper Rd. (757) 426-0013 LYNNHAVEN PARK 1246 Bayne Dr. (757) 385-0400 MARSHVIEW PARK Marshview Dr. (757) 385-1100 MT. TRASHMORE PARK 310 Edwin Dr. (757) 473-5237 MUNDEN POINT PARK 2001 Pelfley Lane (757) 426-5296 PROVIDENCE PARK 952 Reon Dr. (757) 366-4538 RED MILL FARMS PARK 1900 Sandbridge Rd. (757) 385-0400 RED WING PARK 1398 General Booth Blvd. (757) 437-2038 WILLIAMS FARM PARK 5269 Learning Circle (757) 385-3068 WOODSTOCK PARK 5709 Providence Rd. (757) 366-4538

SANDBRIDGE

TOWN CENTER

NATURE TOURS BACK BAY NATIONAL $ WILDLIFE REFUGE 4005 Sandpiper Rd. (757) 301-7329 • fws.gov CHESAPEAKE BAY CENTER First Landing State Park 2500 Shore Dr. (757) 412-2300 VisitVirginiaBeach.com FALSE CAPE STATE PARK 4001 Sandpiper Rd. (757) 426-7128 VirginiaStateParks.gov FIRST LANDING STATE PARK $ 2500 Shore Dr. (757) 412-2300 VirginiaStateParks.gov THE ADVENTURE PARK AT VIRGINIA AQUARIUM $ 801 General Booth Blvd. (757) 385-4947 VirginiaBeachAdventurePark.com

GOLF & TENNIS TOP GOLF $ 5444 Greenwich Rd. (757) 544-9217 • topgolf.com GOLF COURSES BAY CREEK • $ 1 Clubhouse Way, Cape Charles, VA (757) 331-8623 baycreekresort.com BOW CREEK MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE $ 3425 Clubhouse Rd. (757) 431-3763 • golfvb.com CYPRESS POINT GOLF CLUB $ 5340 Club Head Rd. (757) 490-6300 cypresspointgolf.com

PUNGO

VIBE

$ HELLS POINT 2700 Atwoodtown Rd. (757) 721-3400 • hellspoint.com HERON RIDGE $ 2973 Heron Ridge Rd. (757) 426-3800 heronridge.com HONEY BEE GOLF CLUB $ 2500 S. Independence Blvd. (757) 471-2768 honeybeegolf.com KEMPSVILLE GREENS $ 4840 Princess Anne Rd. (757) 474-8441 • golfvb.com RED WING LAKE $ 1144 Prosperity Rd. (757) 437-2037 • golfvb.com THE SIGNATURE AT WEST NECK $ 3100 Arnold Palmer Dr. (757) 721-2900 signatureatwestneck.com STUMPY LAKE $ 4797 Indian River Rd. (757) 467-6119 hamptonroadsgolf.com VIRGINIA BEACH NATIONAL GOLF CLUB 2500 Tournament Dr. (757) 563-9440 vbnational.com

$

TENNIS CENTERS OWL CREEK TENNIS CENTER $ 928 S. Birdneck Rd. (757) 385-2695 owlcreektenniscenter.com VIRGINIA BEACH TENNIS & COUNTRY CLUB $ 1950 Thomas Bishop Lane (757) 481-7545 • vbtcc.com VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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INLAND

CULINARY

CHESAPEAKE BAY

SANDBRIDGE

TOWN CENTER

PUNGO

VIBE

When fresh seafood meets local fruits and vegetables, the result is a coastal food experience that’s uniquely Virginia Beach.

Find a complete list of Virginia Beach restaurants online: VisitVirginiaBeach.com/visitors/dining

FARMS & MARKETS Some farms and markets are seasonal; call for hours and availability.

BAY BREEZE FARMS 1076 Sandbridge Rd. (757) 689-1505 CULLIPHER FARM MARKET 1444 Princess Anne Rd (757) 721-7456 • cullipherfarm.com HENLEY FARMS 3484 Charity Neck Rd. (757) 426-7501 • henleyfarms.com NEW EARTH FARM 1885 Indian River Rd. (757) 536-6102 • newearthfarm.org OLD BEACH FARMERS MARKET 19th St. & Cypress Ave. Outside Croc’s 19th St. Bistro (757) 428-5444 oldbeachfarmersmarket.com SHOCKLEY’S FARM MARKET 1065 First Colonial Road (757) 496-3276 VIRGINIA BEACH FARMERS MARKET 3640 Dam Neck Rd. (757) 385-4388 vbgov.com/farmersmarket 82

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YNOT WEDNESDAYS? FREE SUMMER CONCERTS & FARMERS MARKET 201 Market St. sandlercenter.org/ynotwednesdays

BREWERIES BACK BAY BREWING CO. 614 Norfolk Ave. • (757) 531-7750 backbaybrewingco.com BACK BAY BREWING’S FARMHOUSE BREWERY 1805 Kempsville Rd. (757) 613-2737 backbaybrewingco.com COMMONWEALTH BREWING CO. 2444 Pleasure House Rd. (757) 305-9652 commonwealthbrewingcompany.com DEADLINE BREWING PROJECT 2272 W Great Neck Rd. #2268 (757) 502-4980 deadlinebrewing.com GORDON BIERSCH BREWERY RESTAURANT 4561 Virginia Beach Blvd. (757) 490-2739 gordonbiersch.com GREEN FLASH BREWING CO. 1209 Craft Lane • (858) 622-0085 greenflashbrew.com/virginia-beach

HOME REPUBLIC 328 Laskin Rd. • (757) 226-9593 homerepublicvabeach.com

TASTE TIDEWATER TOURS 425 West Plantation Rd. (757) 340-8687 • tastetidewater.com

PLEASURE HOUSE BREWING 3025 Shore Dr. • (757) 496-0916 pleasurehousebrewing.com

EVENTS & FESTIVALS

REAVER BEACH BREWING COMPANY 1505 Taylor Farm Rd. (757) 563-2337 • reaverbeach.com SMARTMOUTH PILOT HOUSE 313 32nd St. (757) 624-3939 smartmouthbrewing.com/vb WASSERHUND BREWING CO. 1805 Laskin Rd., Ste. 102 (757) 351-1326 wasserhundbrewing.com YOUNG VETERANS BREWING CO. 2505 Horse Pasture Rd., #104 (757) 689-4021 • yvbc.com

TOURS PLEASURE HOUSE OYSTER FARM TOURS 3211 Lynnhaven Dr. • (757) 663-6970 pleasurehouseoysters.com

FEBRUARY & OCTOBER VIRGINIA BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK (757) 422-4420 • dineinvb.com APRIL TOWN CENTER ART & WINE FESTIVAL vabeachtowncenter.com MAY & OCTOBER NEPTUNE WINE FESTIVAL neptunefestival.com MAY EAST COAST SHE CRAB SOUP CLASSIC beachstreetusa.com SENSIBLE SEAFOOD FEST virginiaaquarium.com PUNGO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL pungostrawberryfestival.info OCTOBER VIRGINIA BEACH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL beachstreetusa.com


Photo taken in the ViBe District.

ATTRACTIONS OCEANFRONT

INLAND

CHESAPEAKE BAY

ARTS & CULTURE VISUAL ARTS VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA) $ 2200 Parks Ave. (757) 425-0000 virginiamoca.org GALLERIES 21ST STREET ART GALLERY 615 N. Birdneck Rd., #105 (757) 491-2943 21startgallery.com THE ARTISTS GALLERY 608 Norfolk Ave. (757) 425-6671 theartistsgallery.org

OCEAN ART GALLERY 1628 Laskin Rd., #716 (757) 425-1670 oceanart.com RICHARD STRAVITZ FINE SCULPTURE AND ART GALLERY 1217 Laskin Rd. (757) 305-9411 3004 Pacific Ave. (757) 961-7509 sculpture-bronze.com THE TAR ROOF 1791 Princess Anne Rd. (757) 655-5005 thetarroof.com creative industries

BEACH GALLERY 313 Laskin Rd., #104 (757) 428-3726 beachgallery.com

VIBE CREATIVE DISTRICT 17th to 22 Streets between Pacific and Parks Avenues thevibedistrict.com

JONES ART GALLERY 185 Central Park Ave. (757) 557-6868 jonesart.com

KING NEPTUNE 31st St. and the Boardwalk

PUBLIC ART

SANDBRIDGE

TOWN CENTER

PUNGO

VIBE

Take in a show, take home a masterpiece. Local arts provide plenty of inspiration. THE RESORT AREA Along the Boardwalk from 2nd through 40th Streets

PERFORMING ARTS REGENT UNIVERSITY TIDEWATER STAGE THEATER $ 1000 Regent University Dr. (757) 352-4245 regent.edu/acad/schcom/ performing_arts_center/theatre SANDLER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS $ 201 Market St., Town Center (757) 385-2787 sandlercenter.org VIRGINIA MUSICAL THEATRE BROADWAY $ AT THE CENTER 201 Market St., Town Center (757) 340-5446 broadwayatthecenter.com

EVENTS & FESTIVALS APRIL & MAY VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL (757) 282-2800 vafest.org JUNE BOARDWALK ART SHOW & FESTIVAL (757) 425-0000 virginiamoca.org JULY CHALK THE WALK ARTSPLOSION (757) 385-SURF (7873) beachstreetusa.com SEPTEMBER ARTISANS IN THE PARK (757) 385-2990 vbgov.com NEPTUNE FESTIVAL BOARDWALK WEEKEND (757) 498-0215 neptunefestival.com VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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Photo taken at Grommet Island Park.

ATTRACTIONS OCEANFRONT

INLAND

CHESAPEAKE BAY

FAMILY & KIDS FAMILY FUN ATLANTIC FUN PARK $ 233 15th St. • (757) 422-0467 atlanticfunpark.com BEACH STREET USA Atlantic Ave. between 17th and 25th Streets (757) 385-7873 beachstreetusa.com CAPTAIN JACK’S PIRATE SHIP ADVENTURE $ 308 Mediterranean Ave., Rudee Inlet (757) 305-9700 virginiabeachpirateship.com ESCAPE ROOM VIRGINIA BEACH $ 408 Investors Place, Suite 107 (757) 228-7577 escaperoomvirginiabeach.com JT’S GROMMET ISLAND BEACH PARK & PLAYGROUND 100 2nd St. at the oceanfront grommetisland.org HUNT CLUB FARM $ 2388 London Bridge Rd. (757) 427-9520 huntclubfarm.com IFLY VIRGINIA BEACH $ 2412 Pacific Avenue (757) 754-4359 iflyworld.com/virginia-beach

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MOUNT TRASHMORE PARK & SKATE PARK 310 Edwin Dr. (757) 473-5237 • vbgov.com PLAYGROUNDS ON THE BEACH 10th St. and 31st St. at the oceanfront OCEAN BREEZE WATER PARK $ 849 General Booth Blvd. (757) 422-4444 oceanbreezewaterpark.com VIRGINIA BEACH SURF & RESCUE MUSEUM $ 24th St. and Atlantic Ave. (757) 422-1587 vbsurfrescuemuseum.org THE ADVENTURE PARK AT VIRGINIA AQUARIUM $ 801 General Booth Blvd. (757) 385-4947 virginiabeachadventurepark.com

VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME vasportshof.com

PUNGO

VIBE

Classic beach amusements and top attractions mean good times for the whole family.

MOTOR WORLD FAMILY THRILL PARK $ 700 S. Birdneck Rd. (757) 422-6419 • vbmotorworld.com

VIRGINIA AQUARIUM SEA ADVENTURES $ 717 General Booth Blvd. (757) 385-FISH VirginiaAquarium.com

TOWN CENTER

EVENTS & FESTIVALS

MINIATURE GOLF

Unless noted, see beachstreetusa.com for more information.

JUNGLE GOLF $ 302 23rd St. • (757) 425-7240 junglegolf.com

MAY ATLANTIC COAST KITE FESTIVAL

KING NEPTUNE’S INDOOR 3D BLACKLIGHT MINI GOLF $ 213 25th St. • (757) 422-1742 kingneptunesminigolf.com

PIRATE PARTY ON THE BEACH

PIRATE’S PARADISE MINI GOLF $ 2109 Pacific Ave. • (757) 422-9822 piratesparadiseminigolf.com SHIPWRECK GOLF AT MOTORWORLD $ 700 S. Birdneck Rd. (757) 422-6419 • vbmotorworld.com

RAINY DAY AMERICAN INDOOR KARTING 2736 North Mall Dr. (757) 486-3003 • aikva.com

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DAVE & BUSTER’S $ 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy (757) 785-3500 • daveandbusters.com SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK $ 2029 Lynnhaven Pkwy. (757) 961-8800 skyzone.com/virginiabeach VIRGINIA AQUARIUM & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER $ 717 General Booth Blvd. (757) 385-FISH • VirginiaAquarium.com

MONSTERS ON THE BEACH PUNGO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL pungostrawberryfestival.com JULY FAMILY GREAT ADVENTURE SERIES CHALK THE WALK ARTSPLOSION STARS & STRIPES EXPLOSION SEPTEMBER NEPTUNE FESTIVAL neptunefestival.com OCTOBER HALLOWEEN TOWN & TREAT vabeachtowncenter.com NOVEMBER - DECEMBER HOLIDAY LIGHTS MERRY MILE DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARADE AT THE BEACH


Photo taken at Military Aviation Museum.

ATTRACTIONS INLAND

OCEANFRONT

CHESAPEAKE BAY

HISTORIC SITES BEACH HISTORY CAPE HENRY LIGHTHOUSES (Tour $) Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story* (757) 422-9421 preservationvirginia.org EDGAR CAYCE’S A.R.E. – ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH AND ENLIGHTENMENT, INC 215 67th St. (757) 428-3588 edgarcayce.org KING NEPTUNE 31st St. and the Boardwalk HISTORIC HOMES

UPPER WOLFSNARE $ 2040 Potters Rd. (757) 491-3490 virginiabeachhistory.org MUSEUMS ATLANTIC WILDFOWL HERITAGE MUSEUM / DEWITT COTTAGE 1113 Atlantic Ave. (757) 437-8432 atwildfowl.org

FERRY PLANTATION HOUSE $ 4136 Cheswick Ln. (757) 473-5182 ferryplantation.org $

VIRGINIA BEACH SURF & RESCUE MUSEUM $ 2401 Atlantic Ave. (757) 422-1587 vbsurfrescuemuseum.org

FRANCIS LAND HOUSE $ 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd. (757) 385-5100 museumsvb.org

UNION KEMPSVILLE MUSEUM 5100 Cleveland St. (757) 648-6006 museumsvb.org

LYNNHAVEN HOUSE 4409 Wishart Rd. (757) 460-7109 museumsvb.org

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From early American exploration to today’s air power, you’re in for an interesting look back in Virginia Beach.

THOROUGHGOOD HOUSE 1636 Parish Rd. (757) 385-5100 museumsvb.org

(Open Wed. in July & August)

SANDBRIDGE

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MONUMENTS BATTLE OFF THE CAPES MONUMENT Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story* BILL MYERS VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK 1000 block of 19th St. FIRST LANDING CROSS Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story* NAVAL AVIATION MONUMENT PARK 25th St. and the Boardwalk NORWEGIAN LADY STATUE 25th St. and the Boardwalk VIRGINIA LEGENDS WALK 13th St. Park

MILITARY MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM $ 1341 Princess Anne Rd. (757) 721-7767 militaryaviationmuseum.org NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA (757) 433-3131 cnic.navy.mil/oceana

EVENTS & FESTIVALS APRIL HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK TOUR vagardenweek.org MAY WARBIRDS OVER THE BEACH militaryaviationmuseum.org JUNE PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL: A CELEBRATION OF OUR MILITARY (757) 486-7744 patrioticfestival.com SEPTEMBER NAS OCEANA AIR SHOW oceanaairshow.com *Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story is a military base. Public entrance is located at 89th St. and Atlantic Ave. Access to military base may be restricted for public tours. Valid picutre ID, car insurance, registration and vehicle search are required. No firearms.

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OCEANFRONT

CHESAPEAKE BAY

WELLNESS SPAS

$

FLOWERING ALMOND SPA AT FOUNDERS INN $ 5641 Indian River Rd. (757) 366-5700 foundersinn.com THE BEST BODY CO. 700 19th St. (757) 428-2639 thebestbodyco.com

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SUMATRA SALON & SPA AT TOWN CENTER $ 232 Central Park Ave. (757) 456-9900 sumatrasalon.com

YOGA & FITNESS HOT HOUSE YOGA $ 1952 Laskin Rd., Ste. 507 (757) 428-0099 hothouseyogi.com 86

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Salt air, sea breezes and sunshine - taking the “work” out of “workout” is easy on vacation in Virginia Beach. VIRGINIA BEACH SPORTSPLEX $ 2044 Landstown Centre Way (757) 427-2990 thevirginiabeachsportsplex.com

HOT YOGA STUDIO 2734 Virginia Beach Blvd. (757) 486-5002 hotyogavabeach.com

A.R.E. HEALTH CENTER & SPA $ 215 67th St. (757) 457-7202 arehealth.org BEACH SPA B&B 2420 Arctic Ave. (757) 578-1008 beachspabnb.com

SANDBRIDGE

INLET FITNESS CENTER 2101 West Great Neck Rd. (757) 412-0600 2336 Eison Green Ave., Ste. 106 $ (757) 689-2446 inletfitness.com JIM WHITE FITNESS $ 1577 Laskin Rd., Suite 105 (757) 422-4728 2861 Lynnhaven Dr., Ste. 110 (757) 412-0019 jimwhitefit.com PRINCESS ANNE ATHLETIC COMPLEX 4001 Dam Neck Rd. (757) 385-0478 vbgov.com WAREING’S GYM 700 19th St. (757) 491-0700 wareingsgym.com

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VIRGINIA BEACH FIELD HOUSE $ 2020 Landstown Centre Way (757) 427-3955 beachfieldhouse.com

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RUNNING EVENTS FEBRUARY POLAR PLUNGE 4M (757) 962-1575 polarplunge.com

SEPTEMBER ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HALF MARATHON (858) 450-6510 runrocknroll.com NEPTUNE 8K, 5K RUN (757) 498-0215 neptunefestival.com OCTOBER KOMEN TIDEWATER RACE FOR THE CURE 5K (757) 490-7794 komentidewater.org

MARCH YUENGLING SHAMROCK MARATHON, ANTHEM HALF MARATHON, TOWNE BANK 8K AND OPERATION SMILE FINAL MILE (757) 412-1056 shamrockmarathon.com

ANTHEM WICKED 10K PRESENTED BY BONSECOURS IN MOTION (757) 412-1056 wicked10k.com

JULY ALLEN STONE MEMORIAL RUN/ SWIM/RUN AND 5K allenstonememorial.com

NOVEMBER RACE FOR BREATH 5K (844) 835-4325 freetobreathe.org

AUGUST SURFER’S HEALING 5K surfershealingvb.org

DECEMBER GREAT OUTDOOR PROVISION CO. SURF-N-SANTA 5 MILER PRESENTED BY BON SECOURS IN MOTION (757) 412-1056 surfnsanta5miler.com

COASTAL EDGE EAST COAST SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP 5K surfecsc.com


ATTRACTIONS

COASTAL VIRGINIA ENTERTAINMENT AMERICAN ROVER • $ Harbor sailing tour. Norfolk (757) 627-7245 americanrover.com BUSCH GARDENS / WATER C­ OUNTRY USA • $ Williamsburg (800) 343-7946 buschgardens.com watercountryusa.com HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SMITHFIELD “PORCINE PARADE” WALKING TOUR (757) 357-5182 genuinesmithfieldva.com NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN • $ (757) 441-5830 norfolkbotanicalgarden.org PORTSMOUTH PAVILION • $ Portsmouth (757) 393-8181 pavilionconcerts.com SPIRIT OF NORFOLK • $ Lunch and dinner harbor cruises. (866) 304-2469 spiritcruises.com/norfolk VICTORY ROVER NORFOLK • $ Norfolk naval base cruise. (757) 627-7406 navalbasecruises.com VIRGINIA ZOOLOGICAL PARK • $ Norfolk (757) 441-2374 virginiazoo.org

PERFORMING ARTS CHRYSLER HALL • $ Norfolk (757) 664-6464 sevenvenues.com FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS • $ Newport News (757) 594-8752 fergusoncenter.org

SUFFOLK CENTER FOR THE CULTURAL ARTS • $ (757) 923-0003 suffolkcenter.org THE AMERICAN THEATRE • $ Hampton (757) 722-2787 hamptonarts.net VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL • $ (757) 282-2800 vafest.org VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA • $ (757) 892-6366 virginiasymphony.org

HISTORY COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG • $ (888) 965-7254 colonialwilliamsburg.com HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE • $ (757) 856-1250 historicjamestowne.org JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT • $ (757) 253-4838 historyisfun.org NAVAL STATION NORFOLK TOURS • $ (757) 444-7955 cnic.navy.mil YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER • $ (757) 253-4838 historyisfun.org

SHOPPING MACARTHUR CENTER Norfolk (757) 627-6000 shopmacarthur.com

Williamsburg, Norfolk and a host of interesting destinations are a short drive away. WILLIAMSBURG POTTERY (757) 564-3326 williamsburgpottery.com

OUTDOORS GREAT DISMAL SWAMP NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Suffolk (757) 986-3705 fws.gov NEWPORT NEWS PARK (757) 886-7912 nnparks.com NORTHWEST RIVER PARK & ­CAMPGROUND Chesapeake (757) 421-7151 cityofchesapeake.net WINDSOR CASTLE PARK Smithfield (757) 356-4200 windsorcastlepark.com

SPORTS LANGLEY SPEEDWAY STOCK CAR RACING • $ Hampton (757) 865-7223 langley-speedway.com NORFOLK ADMIRALS ECHL ICE HOCKEY • $ Norfolk Scope (757) 640-1212 norfolkadmirals.com NORFOLK TIDES AAA BASEBALL • $ Harbor Park (757) 622-2222 norfolktides.com

MUSEUMS & LANDMARKS

HAMPTON ROADS NAVAL MUSEUM (757) 322-2987 history.navy.mil MACARTHUR MEMORIAL Norfolk (757) 441-2965 macarthurmemorial.org MARINERS’ MUSEUM & PARK • $ Newport News (757) 596-2222 marinersmuseum.org NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY Eastern Shore (757) 824-1000 nasa.gov NAUTICUS / BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN • $ Norfolk (757) 664-1000 nauticus.org SUFFOLK SEABOARD STATION RAILROAD MUSEUM (757) 923-4750 suffolktrainstation.org CASEMATE MUSEUM AT FORT MONROE • $ Hampton (757) 788-3391 fmauthority.com THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA • $ Portsmouth (757) 393-5258 childrensmuseumvirginia.com VIRGINIA AIR AND SPACE CENTER • $ Hampton (757) 727-0900 vasc.org

NORFOLK PREMIUM OUTLETS (757) 447-0011 premiumoutlets.com

CHESAPEAKE PLANETARIUM • $ (757) 547-0153 cpschools.com

WILLIAMSBURG PREMIUM OUTLETS (757) 565-0702 premiumoutlets.com

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM • $ Newport News (757) 595-1900 thevlm.org

CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART Norfolk (757) 664-6200 chrysler.org

VIRGINIA WAR MUSEUM • $ Newport News (757) 247-8523 warmuseum.com VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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WHAT IS COASTAL CUISINE? In our region, salt water and brackish water are home to an amazing array of sea life. Soil is sandy and loamy and perfect for growing many edible treasures. Those dynamics come together to craft a unique coastal cuisine – some of it old, some of it new. Our culinary way of life is centered around seafood... but not exclusively. The main hallmarks of our coastal cuisine are fresh, seasonal, and simply prepared ingredients, often sourced from our own rich farmlands, which create a sense of place and palate.

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PICK-YOUR-OWN FARMS Our Pungo community is a dynamic part of our beach culture. With 16 pick-yourown farms located just a short drive from the beach, you can pick your own bushel of fresh berries, produce, or even a bouquet of wildflowers and be back at the beach by dinner. Photo taken at Pungo Blueberries.

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FARM-TO-TABLE The best food is also the freshest food, and no one takes that sentiment to heart like we do in Virginia Beach. With the agricultural farming community of Pungo right in our backyard, fresh produce is as essential to our way of life as fresh seafood. With delicious ingredients that are as fresh as they get, our farm-to-table eateries are as good for the body as they are for the belly.

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OYSTERS Once coveted by the English aristocracy for its size and salinity, the famous Lynnhaven Oyster is a local legend that we can’t get enough of, no matter the season. Captain John Smith himself described the bounty of the area saying “oysters lay as thick as stones,” with the Bay and rivers containing more sturgeon “than could be devoured by dog or man.” There may not be the numbers there were in Smith’s day, but the local oyster population is on the rise and we are all better for it. Hop aboard a boat tour and taste an oyster plucked straight from the water beneath you, or order them how you like from one of our area’s many restaurants who feature our favorite bivalve.

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SHE-CRAB SOUP She-crab soup is a staple of our coastal cuisine here in Virginia Beach. From the Annual She-Crab Soup Festival to the numerous local restaurants featuring it on their menu, this dish is everywhere—and for good reason. Enjoy this she-crab soup recipe below from Chef Mel Cliborne of Rockafeller’s Restaurant at Rudee Inlet. INGREDIENTS

4 qts half and half

2 tbsp Old Bay

½ lbs butter

½ tbsp Worcestershire

½ cup chopped fresh mushrooms

1 tbsp Texas Pete

1 cup dry sherry

1 ½ cup cornstarch

8 oz clam base (paste) 1 cup water

2 cups hot tap water 2 lbs backfin crab meat

INSTRUCTIONS • In an 10 qt soup pot, melt the butter, add the mushrooms and cook over low heat until done—about 5 minutes. • Add clam base, sherry, Worcestershire, Old Bay,1 cup water, and Texas Pete. Raise heat to medium, stir with a whisk and cook until slightly bubbling and clam base is dissolved. • Add the half and half, whisking constantly so as not to scorch. • When the mixture in the pot reaches 190 degrees, mix the cornstarch and hot water. (If you do not have an instant thermometer, when it starts to bubble it is ready). • Add cornstarch and water to pot. It should thicken quickly. Make sure the mixture is hot enough or it will not thicken. Turn the heat off once the mixture thickens. • Adjust seasonings. Some people prefer more Old Bay or Texas Pete, some less. • When you are satisfied with your result, add the crab meat and mix thoroughly. Tips from Chef Mel: This is a guideline. Put what you like in this soup; substitute lobster base or shrimp base, add jumbo lump crab meat instead of lump, lobster instead of crab. Also keep in mind soup is better the second day after it is refrigerated and reheated. If the soup becomes too thick, thin it with half and half. If serving the same day, let stand for a couple of hours and then reheat. This makes about 7 quarts. For a smaller batch, cut the measurements in half. I don’t suggest anything smaller than a half batch. VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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Lift your “spirit”

in Virginia Beach

We believe a refreshing cocktail and Virginia Beach are a match made in heaven. We have plenty of offerings ranging from frozen

drinks to crushes on the rocks. Drink them bayside, countryside, or by the ocean. You can’t go wrong. Cheers!

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COASTAL LIBATIONS The Virginia Beach craft beer and spirits scene is growing by the day and there’s no better way to get a taste of the beach life than to pull up a stool and sample the coastal flavors. From a juicy pineapple IPA to a fiery ghost pepper vodka, Virginia Beach’s local brewers and distillers put their passion into every pour and it’s evident in

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each sip. Whether you need a cool refresher on a hot summer day or a spiced concoction when the leaves start to change, there is no shortage of thirst-quenching options available to you in Virginia Beach. In 2018, Virginia Beach will be opening three additional breweries, bringing our total up to 14.


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VIRGINIA BEACH’S ORIGINAL COCKTAIL: THE ORANGE CRUSH What better way to cool off during the hot summer months than with a refreshing fruity spirit? Virginia Beach is known for Orange Crushes, and if you’ve visited us before, there is a good chance you’ve already tried one. With its freshly-squeezed OJ, triple sec, and Sprite there is no turning back. They’re like fries, you can’t have just one!

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SEASONALLY BREWED

Va beach craft beers With the changing of each season, there are few things we look forward to as much as our favorite seasonal craft beer being back on draught at our local breweries! While there are ample options to quench the thirst of every beer lover, here are some staples that we look forward to each year. SUMMER: PINEAPPLE GRENADE HEFEWEIZEN Young Veterans Brewing Company This refreshing beer adds a tropical twist to a summertime classic. With a hint of tangy pineapple complementing the usual wheat edge of a Hefeweizen, the Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen is the perfect complement to soaking up the east coast sun.

FALL: WITCH OF PUNGO BEER Back Bay Brewing Company Light to medium bodied, and easy to drink, this delicious pumpkin ale makes for a perfect sidekick to all of your fall festivities. WINTER: EGGNOG RIOT Commonwealth Brewing Company The Eggnog Riot Bourbon Barrel Imperial Cream Ale might just get our vote for the best holiday beer in town. This delicious play on the traditional eggnog and bourbon cocktail is easy to drink and will get you in the holiday spirit.

SPRING: NOUVEAU TARTE Green Flash Brewing As part of the Cellar 3 Reserve Series, Green Flash’s Nouveau Tarte is given a layer of complexity during its extended aging in wood barrels. Dark fruit flavors and a subtle hint of malt blend together for an extremely satisfying sour beer. VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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A YEAR-ROUND DESTINATION With “Beach” in our name, long, hot days spent soaking in the sun and surf between Memorial Day and Labor Day might be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a trip to our seaside city. While our pristine beaches and abundant natural waterways make us an ideal summer destination, the fun doesn’t stop when the days grow shorter. In fact, it is in the cooler months that much of our coastal culture truly comes alive. With year-round mild temperatures, ample winter wildlife adventures, seasonal coastal cuisine, and a decidedly more “local” vibe, you can live the life in Virginia Beach year-round.

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Fun. Beachy.

Summer Sunscreen, sunglasses, and sunbathing—are you picking up on a trend here? The sun is out and that means summer vacation season is in full swing. Grab a friend or the whole family and claim your spot on the sand.

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There’s plenty of beach to choose from and even more chances to live the life with us in Virginia Beach all summer long. Make this the summer of you! See you on the sand.


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Beautiful. Bountiful.

fall

Fall is our favorite season to get outside and explore. From our beautiful parks, trails and waterways to the delicious fresh seafood and unmatched fall festivals, it is the season to unleash your inner child and dive into

the leaf pile head first. The seasonal craft beer, fresh produce from our farms and ridiculously beautiful ocean sunrises don’t hurt either.

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Coastal. Cool.

winter

‘Tis the season to trade your snow shovel for a Virginia Beach vacation and fill your days with slurping down fresh oysters, plucked straight from the water beneath you, riding horses on the

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beach, and paying a visit to our largest annual guests - humpback whales! When you have a whole coastal city at your fingertips, a winter getaway to the beach is the gift that keeps on giving.


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Lively. Colorful.

spring

As the days grow longer, that can only mean one thing: spring is in the ocean air. Vacation season is in full bloom in Virginia Beach, bringing with it plenty of new adventures, like fresh, local produce to be picked, miles

of pristine coastline to be explored, and dolphin-filled waterways to kayak. We hope you packed your appetite for new adventures because spring has sprung. Photo taken at Cromwell’s Produce.

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Your next Vacation

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WE’RE HERE TO HELP Planning a Virginia Beach vacation is a coastal breeze, and we’re excited to help. Whatever the occasion and whatever your interest, you’re sure to find the perfect brewery, the perfect band or the perfect celebration of food to help you live the life. Fireworks on the fourth of July, a restaurant week to impress even the toughest food critic, an illuminating holiday parade and year-round festivals that celebrate music, wine, and good old fashioned family fun all make Virginia Beach the best vacation destination any time of year. Use those vacation days and start planning to join us now.

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visitor SERVICES

VIRGINIA BEACH ­VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS

Stop in for information about attractions, special events, dining and accommodations to help enhance your visit. All centers are open seven days a week with the exception of fall and winter holidays. VIRGINIA BEACH VISITOR INFORMA­TION CENTER 2100 Parks Avenue at the end of I-264 East. HOURS • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from mid-June until Labor Day

CHESAPEAKE BAY CENTER First Landing State Park

PETS

Pets are welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach all year long. Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend, dogs are invited to enjoy the public beaches and boardwalk area anytime. However, during the summer months (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend), pets are limited to frolic on the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. During the summer season, dogs are only allowed on the boardwalk from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Call (757) 385-4444 for more information.

HOURS • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from mid-June until Labor Day

SURFING, IN-LINE SKATING AND SKATEBOARD REGULATIONS

HOURS • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from ­Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

LIFEGUARDS

RESORT BEACH INFORMATION KIOSKS 17th Street and the Boardwalk, 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue

Call (757) 385-SURF (7873) or (800) VA BEACH for more information.

These regulations vary throughout the community in both location and time. For specific skateboard, in-line skating, and surfing regulations, call (757) 385-3111.

Lifeguards are on duty between 1st through 41st Streets and at Croatan, Little Island Park and Sandbridge beaches. HOURS • 9:30 a.m. to dusk daily from mid-May to mid-September

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Photo taken at Grommet Island Park.

­INTERNATIONAL INFO

• Electricity voltage is 110, but an adapter may be used to convert from 220. • In the Coastal Virginia area, there are consulates for Finland, France, Italy and Mexico. Check with consulates at home for visa and passport requirements. • Virginia Beach offers general information brochures printed in French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese. To request a brochure, call (757) 385-SURF (7873) or (800) VA BEACH, or visit the Virginia Beach Visitor ­Information ­Center at the end of I-264 East at 2100 Parks Avenue. • It is ­recom­mended that you exchange your ­currency at your port of entry.

CITY REGULATIONS

Virginia Beach is a ­pleasant family destination, and we strive to maintain an ­atmosphere of good, clean fun. You can assist us in this effort by obeying our state and local ordinances, just as you would at home. Check our website at VisitVirginiaBeach.com for more information. 118

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BEACH ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

PARKING Designated on-street parking for people with disabilities is available at Rudee Loop, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 33rd, 34th, 36th and 37th Streets. Designated off-street parking for people with disabilities is available at all municipal lots. Metered parking is free for up to four hours for people with disabilities.

BEACH ACCESS Access via ramps for the disabled are located at every beach access from 1st to 58th Streets. Wooden ramps that take you onto the beach are located at 8th, 17th, 24th and 30th Streets, along with Grommet Island Beach Park & Playground, the first fully-accessible beach playground. Water edge access cannot be guaranteed at all wooden walkways due to weather and the condition of the beach. Ramps are extended as far as possible given the condition of the beach and time of year. Beach wheelchairs are available in the ­Resort Beach on a first-come, first-served basis from mid-May to mid-September. Call (757) 385-SURF (7873) or (800) VA BEACH (822-3224) for more information.


Photo taken at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

RESORT AREA PARKING

The oceanfront resort area contains more than 2,900 off-street municipal parking spaces and 671 on-street metered spaces. Parking meters have a three-hour time limit, enforced April 1–Oct. 31. Municipal parking lots are located at Rudee loop (3 lots), 19th Street and Pacific Avenue, and at Croatan and Sandbridge beaches. Municipal parking garages are located between Atlantic and Pacific Avenues on 9th and 30th Streets and between Pacific and Arctic Avenues on 25th Street. Municipal parking lots and garages charge a daily fee. Special hourly, weekly and monthly rates are available at various l­ocations in the resort area. Overnight parking is only available at the 9th and 31st Street garages. Call (757) 385-2906 for more information. THE VB WAVE TROLLEY

Operated by Hampton Roads Transit, the VB Wave Trolley makes it easy to experience the oceanfront Resort Beach area. The VB Wave Shuttle makes stops along Atlantic Avenue, at the Virginia Aquarium, Ocean Breeze Water Park, the Holiday Trav-L-Park, the KOA campgrounds on General Booth Boulevard and First Landing State Park.

PUBLIC RESTROOMS

Permanent public restrooms are adjacent to the boardwalk at 2nd, 17th, 24th, 30th and 31st Streets. The restrooms at 2nd, 24th and 31st Streets are open year-round. These restrooms do not contain changing facilities. There are restrooms with changing facilities at Croatan Beach, First Landing State Park and Little Island Park. REGIONAL VISITOR CENTERS Chesapeake (888) 889-5551 Hampton (800) 800-2202 Newport News (888) 493-7386 Norfolk (800) 368-3097 Portsmouth (800) 767-8782

Suffolk (866) 733-7835

Virginia Beach (800) VA BEACH (822-3224) Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882

Williamsburg Area (800) 368-6511

Colonial Williamsburg (800) 447-8679

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accommodations HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM RATES Daily Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $250 $$$$ = $251+

HOTEL ROOM TYPES

CONDOMINIUMS

STD = STANDARD S = SUITES E = EFFICIENCIES DE = DISABILITY EQUIPPED APT = APARTMENTS C = COTTAGES

Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200 $$ = $1201 – $1700 $$$ = $1701 – $2200 $$$$ = $2201+

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of December 2017, are denoted by the symbol.

GO GREEN

Lodging participants in the statewide Virginia Green program are designated by this symbol.

ROOM AMENITIES ADJOINING ROOMS COFFEE IN ROOM FIREPLACE FULL KITCHEN (includes refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove) MICROWAVE

HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN ROOM REFRIGERATOR ROOM SERVICE SAFE IN ROOM WIFI ACCESS

BASIC FEATURES

OCEANFRONT

INDOOR POOL OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SMOKE FREE PROPERTY

HOTEL AMENITIES AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE AREA BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EXERCISE ROOM FREE DAILY BREAKFAST GAME AREA

Looking for the quickest way to get to your hotel in the Resort Area? Refer to the icons that appear along with the hotel name to find the best route.

120

Planning

GUEST LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN POOL KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE

Norfolk Ave. (9th St.) Virginia Beach Blvd. (17th St.)

RESTAURANT SPA ON SITE WIFI ACCESS

I-264 East (21st St.) Laskin Rd. (31st St.)

Photo taken at Sandbridge.


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA SIC OT EL FE AT UR ES NU MB E TYP R A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS 19 ATLANTIC HOTEL* 203 19th St, 23451 428-4440 • Fax 428-4443 www.19atlantic.com

68 UNITS S 2 BEDROOMS

$

ALAMAR RESORT INN * 311 16th St, 23451 477-9560 • 800-346-5681

22 UNITS STD, S, 1 BEDROOM

$$

AMBASSADORS INN & SUITES 716 21st St, 23451 422-3617 • 800-631-3916 • Fax 428-7434 www.ambassadorsvb.com

97 UNITS STD

$$

UNDER 12

N/A

AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN 5725 Northhampton Blvd, 23455 464-9351 • Fax 363-8569 www.abvi.com

150 UNITS STD, DE

$

UNDER 12

N/A

ATRIUM RESORT 315 21st St, 23451 491-1400 • Fax 491-7901 • 800-955-9700 www.vsaresorts.com

90 UNITS S, DE 1 BEDROOM

$$$

BARCLAY TOWERS 809 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-2700 • 800-344-4473 • Fax 428-3790 www.barclaytowersvb.com

84 UNITS S

$$$

UNDER 18

BAYMONT INN & SUITES OCEANFRONT 1201 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-3981 • Fax 491-4394 www.baymontinns.com

83 UNITS STD, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

N/A

BEACH CAROUSEL MOTEL 1300 Pacific Ave, 23451 425-1700 • 800-813-7692 • Fax 425-6650 www.beachcarousel.com

37 UNITS STD, 1 BEDROOM

$

UNDER 12

N/A

BEACH QUARTERS BY DIAMOND RESORTS 501 Atlantic Ave, 23451 422-3186 • 800-345-3186 • Fax 368-1901 www.vacationrentalsvabeach.com/ beachquarters

168 UNITS S, E, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

BELMONT INN & SUITES 1113 Pacific Ave, 23451 216-3330 • Fax 257-0098 www.belmontinnandsuites.com

19 UNITS STD, S, E, DE

$

UNDER 18

UNDER 18

N/A

N/A

N/A VisitVirginiaBeach.com

121


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB TYP ER A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS BELVEDERE BEACH RESORT 3603 Atlantic Ave., 23451 425-0612 • 800-425-0612 • Fax 282-2428 www.belvederebeachresort.com

50 UNITS STD, E

$$$$

UNDER 18

BEST WESTERN CENTER INN 5718 Northhampton Blvd, 23455 363-2500 • 800-485-2785 • Fax 460-3770 www.bestwestern.com/virginiabeachnorfolk

58 UNITS STD, DE

$$

UNDER 12

BEST WESTERN PLUS VIRGINIA BEACH 2809 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-5370 • 800-344-3342 Fax 422-5902 • www.bwvabeach.com

214 UNITS STD

$$$

UNDER 12

BEST WESTERN PLUS SANDCASTLE 1307 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-2828 • 800-233-0131 Fax 422-3184 • www.bestwestern.com

147 UNITS STD, S, E, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

BLUE MARLIN INN & SUITES 2411 Pacific Ave, 23451 428-6643 • Fax 257-0098 www.bluemarlinmotelvb.com

47 UNITS STD, S, E, DE

$

UNDER 18

BOARDWALK BY DIAMOND RESORTS 1601 Atlantic Ave, 23451 213-3099 • 800-317-9432 • Fax 368-1901 www.vacationrentalsvabeach.com/boardwalkresort

106 UNITS S, E, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

UNDER 18

THE BREAKERS RESORT INN 1503 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-1821 • 800-237-7532 • Fax 422-9602 www.breakersresort.com

56 UNITS STD, S, E, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$

CANDLEWOOD SUITES VIRGINIA BEACH 4437 Bonney Rd, 23462 213-1500 • 888-226-3539 Fax 213-1561 • www.candlewood.com

83 UNITS S, DE

$$

UNDER 18

THE CAPES HOTEL* 2001 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-5421 • 800-456-5421 • Fax 422-9213 www.capeshotel.com

59 UNITS STD, S, E, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 12

HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM RATES Daily Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $250 $$$$ = $251+

122

Planning

HOTEL ROOM TYPES STD = STANDARD S = SUITES E = EFFICIENCIES DE = DISABILITY EQUIPPED APT = APARTMENTS C = COTTAGES

CONDOMINIUMS

Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

$$ = $1201 – $1700 $$$ = $1701 – $2200 $$$$ = $2201+

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2016, are denoted by the symbol.

GO GREEN

Lodging participants in the statewide Virginia Green program are designated by this symbol.

N/A

BASIC FEATURES

OCEANFRONT INDOOR POOL OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SMOKE FREE PROPERTY


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB E TYP R A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS THE CAVALIER, AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTEL 4200 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-8555 • www.cavalierhotel.com

85 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

N/A

CERCA DEL MAR MOTEL 410 21st St, 23451 428-6511 • 800-442-3722 • Fax 437-1149 www.cercadelmar.net

55 UNITS S, E, DE

$$

UNDER 12

N/A

CLARION INN & SUITES 2604 Atlantic Ave, 23451 961-8190 • 800-424-6423 • Fax 961-8193 www.clarionvabeach.com

100 UNITS S

$$$

UNDER 18

COMFORT SUITES BEACHFRONT 2321 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-2400 • Fax 491-8204 www.comfortsuitesbeachfront.com

108 UNITS S

$$$$

UNDER 18

83 UNITS STD, S, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

67 UNITS STD

$$$

UNDER 18

COUNTRY INN AND SUITES 1801 Atlantic Ave, 23451 437-9100 • 800-258-1878 • Fax 428-0827 www.countryinns.com/virginiabeach

121 UNITS STD, S, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

COURTYARD MARRIOTT NORTH 3737 Atlantic Ave, 23451 437-0098 • Fax 313-6760 www.courtyardvirginiabeach.com

160 UNITS STD, S, E, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 12

COURTYARD MARRIOTT SOUTH 2501 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-6222 • Fax 313-6760 www.courtyardvirginiabeach.com

140 UNITS STD, S, E, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 12

COMFORT INN & SUITES VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 2015 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-8200 • 800-443-4733 • Fax 425-6521 www.virginiabeachvacations.com COMFORT INN & SUITES 5808 Burton Station Rd, 23455 965-3503 • Fax 965-3070 www.choicehotels.com.va697

ROOM AMENITIES

ADJOINING ROOMS COFFEE IN ROOM FIREPLACE HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN ROOM FULL KITCHEN (includes refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove) MICROWAVE REFRIGERATOR

ROOM SERVICE SAFE IN ROOM WIFI ACCESS

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE AREA BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EXERCISE ROOM

FREE DAILY BREAKFAST GAME AREA GUEST LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN POOL KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE RESTAURANT SPA ON SITE WIFI ACCESS

Looking for the quickest way to get to your hotel in the Resort Area? Refer to the icons that appear along with the hotel name to find the best route.

Norfolk Ave. (9th St.) Virginia Beach Blvd. (17th St.) I-264 East (21st St.) Laskin Rd. (31st St.) VisitVirginiaBeach.com

123


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB TYP ER A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS COURTYARD VIRGINIA BEACH NORFOLK 5700 Greenwich Rd, 23462 490-2002 • 800-321-2211 Fax 490-0169 • www.marriott.com/orfvb

146 UNITS STD, DE

$$

UNDER 18

CROWNE PLAZA 4453 Bonney Rd, 23462 473-1700 • 800-227-6963 • Fax 456-5778 www.cpvabeach.com

149 UNITS STD, DE

$$

UNDER 18

CUTTY SARK MOTEL EFFICIENCIES AND HISTORIC BEACH COTTAGES* 3614 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-2116 • Fax 428-2561 www.cuttysarkvb.com

26 UNITS E, C, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

$$

UNDER 10

N/A

DAYS INN AT THE BEACH 1000 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-6141 • 800-321-8356 • Fax 491-1684 www.daysinn.com/hotel109178

113 UNITS STD, E

$$

UNDER 18

N/A

DAYS INN OCEANFRONT 2417 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-6920 • 800-345-7263 • Fax 425-7264 www.vabeachvacations.com

105 UNITS STD, DE

$$$

UNDER 12

DAYS INN VIRGINIA BEACH TOWN CENTER 4600 Bonney Rd, 23462 473-9745 • Fax 497-1648 www.daysinn.com

100 UNITS STD

$

UNDER 12

N/A

THE DOLPHIN INN 1705 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-1420 • Fax 425-8390 www.dolphininnhotel.com

55 UNITS E, S, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

UNDER 12

N/A

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH 1900 Pavilion Dr, 23451 422-8900 • 800-222-8733 • Fax 422-0039 www.virginiabeach.doubletree.com

292 UNITS STD, S, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

ECONO LODGE OCEANFRONT 2109 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-2403 • 800-999-3630 • Fax 422-2530 www.choicehotel.com/VA051

56 UNITS STD, E, DE

$$$

UNDER 18

HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM RATES Daily Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $250 $$$$ = $251+

124

Planning

HOTEL ROOM TYPES STD = STANDARD S = SUITES E = EFFICIENCIES DE = DISABILITY EQUIPPED APT = APARTMENTS C = COTTAGES

CONDOMINIUMS

Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

$$ = $1201 – $1700 $$$ = $1701 – $2200 $$$$ = $2201+

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2016, are denoted by the symbol.

GO GREEN

Lodging participants in the statewide Virginia Green program are designated by this symbol.

BASIC FEATURES

OCEANFRONT INDOOR POOL OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SMOKE FREE PROPERTY


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB E TYP R A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS ECONO LODGE VIRGINIA BEACH ON THE OCEAN 2707 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-3970 • 800-228-3970 • Fax 422-1851 www.econolodge.com/hotel/VA231

38 UNITS STD, E, 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 18

53 UNITS STD, DE

$$

UNDER 18

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES OCEANFRONT 1901 Atlantic Ave, 23451 422-4885 • Fax 422-4886 www.marriott.com/orfva

114 UNITS STD, E, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

THE FOUNDERS INN AND SPA 5641 Indian River Rd, 23464 424-5511 • Fax 366-5785 www.foundersinn.com

240 UNITS STD, S, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$

UNDER 18

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 1211 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-1183 • 866-716-8133 • Fax 428-2243 www.fourpointsvirginiabeach.com

99 UNITS STD, S, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 18

FOUR SAILS RESORT 3301 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-8100 / 800-227-4213 / Fax 491-0573 www.foursails.com

55 UNITS S, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

HAMPTON INN BY HILTON NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH 5793 Greenwich Rd, 23462 490-9800 • Fax 490-3573 www.norfolkvirginiabeach.hamptoninn.com

120 UNITS STD, DE

$$$

UNDER 18

HAMPTON INN OCEANFRONT NORTH 3107 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-7233 • Fax 491-1936 www.hamptoninnoceanfrontnorthvirginiabeach.com

120 UNITS STD, E, DE

$$$$

UNDER 12

HAMPTON INN OCEANFRONT SOUTH 1011 Atlantic Ave, 23451 965-2300 • 866-209-6859 • Fax 965-6633 www.virginiabeachoceanfrontsouth.hamptoninn.com

141 UNITS STD, S

$$$$

UNDER 18

ECONO LODGE TOWN CENTER 3637 Bonney Rd, 23462 486-5711 • Fax 631-1043 www.choicehotels.com

ROOM AMENITIES

ADJOINING ROOMS COFFEE IN ROOM FIREPLACE HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN ROOM FULL KITCHEN (includes refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove) MICROWAVE REFRIGERATOR

ROOM SERVICE SAFE IN ROOM WIFI ACCESS

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE AREA BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EXERCISE ROOM

FREE DAILY BREAKFAST GAME AREA GUEST LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN POOL KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE RESTAURANT SPA ON SITE WIFI ACCESS

N/A

Looking for the quickest way to get to your hotel in the Resort Area? Refer to the icons that appear along with the hotel name to find the best route.

Norfolk Ave. (9th St.) Virginia Beach Blvd. (17th St.) I-264 East (21st St.) Laskin Rd. (31st St.) VisitVirginiaBeach.com

125


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB TYP ER A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS HILTON GARDEN INN VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 3315 Atlantic Ave, 23451 305-9000 / 877-782-9444 / Fax 305-9779 www.hiltongardeninnvirginiabeach.com

167 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

HILTON GARDEN INN VIRGINIA BEACH TOWN CENTER 252 Town Center Dr, 23462 326-6200 • 877-782-9444 • Fax 326-6222 www.vabeachtowncenter.stayhgi.com

176 UNITS STD, S

$$$$

UNDER 18

HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 3001 Atlantic Ave, 23451 213-3000 • Fax 213-4353 www.hiltonvb.com

289 UNITS STD, S

$$$$

UNDER 18

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 2607 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-6900 • Fax 491-2025 www.hiexpress.com

144 UNITS STD, S, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

UNDER 12

HOLIDAY INN OCEANSIDE 2101 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-1500 • Fax: 491-1945 www.hioceansidevb.com

149 UNITS STD, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 12

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES NORTH BEACH 3900 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-1711 • 800-465-4329 Fax 425-7872 • www.vboceanfrontnorth.com

238 UNITS STD, S, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

HOLIDAY INN VIRGINIA BEACH - NORFOLK HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 5655 Greenwich Rd, 23462 499-4400 • 800-567-3856 Fax 473-0517 • www.hivabeachnorfolk.com

307 UNITS STD, S, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 18

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON, VIRGINIA BEACH 5733 Cleveland St, 23462 552-0080 • 888-225-5446 • Fax 552-0075 www.homewoodvabeach.com

122 UNITS S, E, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

$$

UNDER 18

HOWARD JOHNSON VIRGINIA BEACH* 5173 Shore Dr, 23455 460-1151 • 800-221-5801 Fax 460-0041 • www.hojo.com

52 UNITS STD, E

$

UNDER 18

HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM RATES Daily Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $250 $$$$ = $251+

126

Planning

HOTEL ROOM TYPES STD = STANDARD S = SUITES E = EFFICIENCIES DE = DISABILITY EQUIPPED APT = APARTMENTS C = COTTAGES

CONDOMINIUMS

Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

$$ = $1201 – $1700 $$$ = $1701 – $2200 $$$$ = $2201+

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2016, are denoted by the symbol.

GO GREEN

Lodging participants in the statewide Virginia Green program are designated by this symbol.

N/A BASIC FEATURES

OCEANFRONT INDOOR POOL OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SMOKE FREE PROPERTY


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB E TYP R A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS HOWARD JOHNSON 512 Atlantic Ave, 23451 309-4201 • Fax 309-4269 www.wyndhamhotels.com/hojo

55 UNITS STD

$

UNDER 12

156 UNITS S, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

S, DE

$

UNDER 18

N/A

KNIGHTS INN & SUITES 207 29th St, 23451 425-8300 • Fax 425-8076 www.knightsinn.com

38 UNITS STD, S, 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 12

N/A

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES 2800 Pacific Ave, 23451 428-2203 • 800-531-5900 • Fax 422-6043 www.laquintavirginiabeach.com

136 UNITS STD, S, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 18

LA QUINTA INN NORFOLK - VIRGINIA BEACH 192 Newtown Rd, 23462 497-6620 • 800-753-3757 • Fax 456-9780 www.0583.LQ.com

129 UNITS STD, S, 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 18

N/A

MACTHRIFT MOTOR INN 311 22nd St, 23451 422-2631 • 800-231-4129 • Fax 422-2633 www.macthriftvb.com

52 UNITS S, E, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

$

UNDER 12

N/A

MAGNUSON HOTEL NORFOLK AIRPORT 5708 Northampton Blvd, 23455 460-2205 • Fax 363-8089 www.magnusonhotelvb.com

99 UNITS STD, S

$

UNDER 18

N/A

MARJAC SUITES 2201 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-0100 • 800-368-3080 • Fax 491-0846 www.marjacsuitesvb.com

60 UNITS S, E, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 12

MOTEL 6 4760 Euclid Rd, 23462 499-1935 • Fax 473-8197 www.motel6.com

130 UNITS DE, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

$

UNDER 18

HYATT HOUSE VIRGINIA BEACH/OCEANFRONT 2705 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-4200 • 800-233-1234 • Fax 428-4201 www.virginiabeach.house.hyatt.com INTOWN SUITES 416 S. Independence Blvd., 23452 499-1200 • www.intownsuites.com

ROOM AMENITIES

ADJOINING ROOMS COFFEE IN ROOM FIREPLACE HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN ROOM FULL KITCHEN (includes refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove) MICROWAVE REFRIGERATOR

ROOM SERVICE SAFE IN ROOM WIFI ACCESS

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE AREA BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EXERCISE ROOM

FREE DAILY BREAKFAST GAME AREA GUEST LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN POOL KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE RESTAURANT SPA ON SITE WIFI ACCESS

N/A

N/A Looking for the quickest way to get to your hotel in the Resort Area? Refer to the icons that appear along with the hotel name to find the best route.

Norfolk Ave. (9th St.) Virginia Beach Blvd. (17th St.) I-264 East (21st St.) Laskin Rd. (31st St.) VisitVirginiaBeach.com

127


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB TYP ER A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS

NEPTUNE PARK INN* 3108 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-7730 • Fax 425-7524 www.neptuneparkinn.com

STD, DE

$$

UNDER 18

OCEANAIRE RESORT BY DIAMOND RESORTS 3421 Atlantic Ave, 23451 213-0601 • 855-582-2473 • Fax 368-1901 www.vacationrentalsvabeach.com/oceanaire

189 UNITS S, E, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

UNDER 18

OCEAN BEACH CLUB BY DIAMOND RESORTS 3401 Atlantic Ave, 23451 213-0601 • 800-245-1003 • Fax 368-1901 www.vacationrentalsvabeach.com/oceanbeachclub

347 UNITS S, E, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

UNDER 18

OCEAN COVE MOTEL 300 24th St, 23451 491-1830 www.oceancovemotels.com

18 UNITS STD, S, E, C, 1 BEDROOM

$

THE OCEAN KEY RESORT 424 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-2200 • 800-955-9700 Fax 491-1186 www.vsaresorts.com

142 UNITS S, DE, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 12

N/A

OCEAN SANDS RESORT 2207 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-5141 • 800-955-9700 www.vsaresorts.com

104 UNITS S, 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 12

N/A

OCEAN SUITES* 2315 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-1111 • 800-554-5560 • Fax 437-1854 www.oceansuitesvb.com

54 UNITS S, 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 12

OCEANS 2700, LLC 2700 Pacific Ave, 23451 961-4026 • Fax 963-6001 www.oceans2700hotel.com

47 UNITS STD

$$

UNDER 12

OCEANFRONT INN 2901 Atlantic Ave, 23451 422-0445 • 888-826-2326 • Fax 422-8914 www.oceanfrontinn.com

147 UNITS STD, DE

$$

UNDER 18

HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM RATES Daily Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $250 $$$$ = $251+

128

Planning

HOTEL ROOM TYPES STD = STANDARD S = SUITES E = EFFICIENCIES DE = DISABILITY EQUIPPED APT = APARTMENTS C = COTTAGES

CONDOMINIUMS

Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

N/A

$$ = $1201 – $1700 $$$ = $1701 – $2200 $$$$ = $2201+

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2016, are denoted by the symbol.

GO GREEN

Lodging participants in the statewide Virginia Green program are designated by this symbol.

N/A

N/A

BASIC FEATURES

OCEANFRONT INDOOR POOL OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SMOKE FREE PROPERTY


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB E TYP R A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS

QUALITY INN LITTLE CREEK 5189 Shore Dr, 23455 460-5566 • 800-424-6423 • Fax 857-6413 www.choicehotels.com/va424

59 UNITS STD, E

$

UNDER 12

QUALITY INN & SUITES OCEANFRONT VIRGINIA BEACH 705 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-8935 ext. 7150 • 877-424-6423 • Fax 425-2769 www.choicehotels.com/quality-inn

120 UNITS STD, E

$$$$

UNDER 12

RAMADA VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 615 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-7800 • 800-888-4111 • Fax 437-0470 www.virginiabeachramada.com

167 UNITS STD, E, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

RED ROOF INN 196 Ballard Ct, 23462 490-0225 • 800-733-7663 • Fax 490-8220 www.redroof.com

108 UNITS STD, DE

$$

UNDER 18

N/A

RED ROOF INN 5745 Northhampton Blvd, 23455 460-3414 • 877-460-6700 • Fax 460-1262 www.redroof.com

150 UNITS STD

$

UNDER 16

N/A

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 3217 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-1141 • Fax 425-1142 www.marriott.com/orfbo

72 UNITS S, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

RODEWAY INN 1005 Pacific Ave, 23451 428-3462 • 800-228-2000 • Fax 428-0931 www.choicehotels.com/va292

70 UNITS S, 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 12

ROYAL CLIPPER INN & SUITES* 3508 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-8992 • 800-676-9258 • Fax 491-9302 www.royalclipper.com

70 UNITS STD, S, E, 1 BEDROOM

$

UNDER 12

SCHOONER INN 215 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-5222 • 800-283-7263 • Fax 491-2759 www.schoonerinnvb.com

89 UNITS STD, S, E, 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 18

ROOM AMENITIES

ADJOINING ROOMS COFFEE IN ROOM FIREPLACE HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN ROOM FULL KITCHEN (includes refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove) MICROWAVE REFRIGERATOR

ROOM SERVICE SAFE IN ROOM WIFI ACCESS

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE AREA BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EXERCISE ROOM

FREE DAILY BREAKFAST GAME AREA GUEST LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN POOL KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE RESTAURANT SPA ON SITE WIFI ACCESS

N/A

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LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB TYP ER A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS

SEAHAWK MOTEL* 2525 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-1296 • 800-333-6921 www.vabeachvacations.com

48 UNITS STD, E,

$$

UNDER 12

SHERATON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT HOTEL 3501 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-9000 • 800-325-3535 • Fax 437-2693 www.sheratonvirginiabeach.com

214 UNITS STD, DE, 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 12

SPRINGHILL SUITES VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 901 Atlantic Ave, 23451 417-3982 • 888-616-4654 • Fax 417-3983 www.marriott.com/orfvo

168 UNITS S, E, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

SUNDIAL INN 308 21st St, 23451 428-2922 • 800-626-7373 • Fax 491-8218 www.sundialvirginiabeach.com

68 UNITS STD, E

$$

UNDER 12

SURFBREAK OCEANFRONT HOTEL THE ASCEND COLLECTION 1101 Atlantic Ave, 23451 422-5000 • 866-829-2326 • Fax 425-2356 www.surfbreakoceanfront.com

110 UNITS STD, DE

$$

UNDER 18

TRAVELODGE 2802 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-3434 • Fax 257-0098 www.travelodge.com

42 UNITS STD, S, E, DE

$

UNDER 18

N/A

TRAVELODGE BAY BEACH VIRGINIA BEACH 2968 Shore Dr, 23451 481-7992 • 800-578-7878 • Fax 481-4756 www.travelodge.com

41 UNITS STD

$

UNDER 18

N/A

TRAVELODGE SUITES 1909 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-0650 • 800-372-4900 • Fax 425-8898 www.travelodge.com

63 UNITS STD, S, E

$$

UNDER 18

N/A

124 UNITS S, E, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

UNDER 18

TURTLE CAY RESORT 600 Atlantic Ave, 23451 437-5565 • 800-989-7788 • Fax 368-1901 www.vacationrentalsvabeach.com/turtlecayresort HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM RATES Daily Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $250 $$$$ = $251+

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HOTEL ROOM TYPES STD = STANDARD S = SUITES E = EFFICIENCIES DE = DISABILITY EQUIPPED APT = APARTMENTS C = COTTAGES

CONDOMINIUMS

Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

$$ = $1201 – $1700 $$$ = $1701 – $2200 $$$$ = $2201+

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2016, are denoted by the symbol.

GO GREEN

Lodging participants in the statewide Virginia Green program are designated by this symbol.

N/A

BASIC FEATURES

OCEANFRONT INDOOR POOL OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SMOKE FREE PROPERTY


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OH BA OT SIC EL FE AT UR ES NU MB E TYP R A E O ND FU NI TS HO TEL RA TES CH ILD RE NF RE E? RO OM AM EN ITI ES HO TEL AM EN ITI ES AA AR AT IN GS

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS AND MOTELS

VIRGINIA BEACH RESORT HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER 2800 Shore Dr, 23451 481-9000 • 800-468-2722 • Fax 496-7429 www.virginiabeachresort.com

295 UNITS S, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

WESTIN VIRGINIA BEACH TOWN CENTER 4535 Commerce St, 23462 557-0550 • 888-627-9040 • Fax 275-7835 www.westinvirginiabeach.com

236 UNITS STD, S

$$$

UNDER 18

WINGATE BY WYNDHAM 5800 Burton Station Rd, 23455 363-2901 • Fax 363-2909 www.wyndham.com/13059

101 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

WOODSPRING SUITES 4800 Alicia Drive, 23462 502-8886 • 844-974-6835 • Fax 502-8870 www.woodspring.com/wsvirginiabeach

123 UNITS S, DE

$

UNDER 18

WYNDHAM VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 5700 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-7025 • 800-365-3032 • Fax 321-2468 www.wyndhamvirginiabeach.com

244 UNITS STD, DE, 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

BARCLAY COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST 300 16th St, 23451 422-1956 • Fax 422-5449 www.barclaycottage.com

5 UNITS

$$$

NO KIDS

BEACH SPA BED & BREAKFAST 2420 Arctic Ave, 23451 578-1008 • Fax 578-1002 www.beachspabnb.com

8 UNITS

$$$$

UNDER 18

COUNTRY VILLA WEDDINGS, B&B AND DAY SPA 2252 Indian River Rd, 23456 515-9313 • Fax 426-3361 www.countryvilla.com

2 UNITS STD

$$$$

NO KIDS

BAY

N/A

BED & BREAKFASTS

ROOM AMENITIES

ADJOINING ROOMS COFFEE IN ROOM FIREPLACE HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN ROOM FULL KITCHEN (includes refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove) MICROWAVE REFRIGERATOR

ROOM SERVICE SAFE IN ROOM WIFI ACCESS

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE AREA BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EXERCISE ROOM

FREE DAILY BREAKFAST GAME AREA GUEST LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI IN POOL KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE RESTAURANT SPA ON SITE WIFI ACCESS

N/A Looking for the quickest way to get to your hotel in the Resort Area? Refer to the icons that appear along with the hotel name to find the best route.

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PR OP ER TY TYP ES

LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BE ST RO UT ET OO BA FFI SIC CE FE AT UR ES OF FIC EH OU RS RE NT AL RA TES

ACCOMMODATIONS VACATION HOME RENTALS

ANCHOR REALTY GROUP 613 21st St, 23451 428-0432 www.anchorvirginia.com ATKINSON REALTY, INC. 210 40th St, 23451 428-4441 • 877-428-4441 • Fax 422-5665 www.atkinsonrealty.com

MON - FRI 10AM-5PM SATURDAY 9AM-6PM

$-$$$$

CONDO, DUPLEX, TOWNHOUSE, VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA, NORTH END, CROATAN, CHESAPEAKE BEACH

$-$$$$

CONDO, DUPLEX, TOWNHOUSE, VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA, NORTH END, CROATAN, CHESAPEAKE BEACH

IN SUMMER

MON - FRI 9AM-5:30PM SUMMER SATURDAYS

BEACH PROPERTY, LLC./ DBA HUDGINS REAL ESTATE 615 N. Birdneck Rd, Suite 109, 23451 427-0046 • 800-553-7089 • Fax 428-0426 www.hudginsrealestatevb.com

MON - FRI 9AM-5PM

$-$$$$

CONDO, DUPLEX, TOWNHOUSE, VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA, NORTH END, CROATAN

BEACH PROS REALTY 1253 Nimmo Pkwy, Suite 115, 23456 426-1565 • 800-994-6760 • Fax 301-9584 www.beachprosrealty.com

MON - FRI 9AM-5PM

$$$$

CONDO, VACATION HOME

SANDBRIDGE

$$-$$$$

CONDO, DUPLEX, TOWNHOUSE, VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA, NORTH END, CROATAN

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES TOWNE REALTY 600 22nd St, Suite 101, 23451 428-0201 • 866-474-8222 • Fax 491-0751 www.bhhstownerentals.com

MON - FRI 9AM-5PM SUMMER SATURDAYS

OCEANFRONT RENTALS 309 24th St, 23451 226-0759 www.oceanfrontrentalsvb.com

9AM-6PM

$-$$$$

VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA

PYLE REALTY, INC. 1055 Laskin Rd Ste.200, 23451 428-1641 • Fax 965-6004 www.pylerealty.com

MON - FRI 8:30AM-5PM

$-$$$$

CONDO, DUPLEX, VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA, NORTH END, CROATAN

DAILY 9AM-5PM

$-$$$$

CONDO, VACATION HOME

SANDBRIDGE

$-$$$$

CONDO, VACATION HOME

SANDBRIDGE

$-$$$$

CONDO, VACATION HOME

SANDBRIDGE

SANDBRIDGE BLUE REALTY SERVICES 1993 Sandbridge Rd, Suite 107, 23456 426-1993 • 877-526-7607 • Fax 426-6223 www.sandbridgevacationrentals.com SANDBRIDGE REALTY 581 Sandbridge Rd, 23456 426-6262 • 800-933-4800 www.sandbridge.com SIEBERT REALTY 601 Sandbridge Rd, 23456 426-6200 • 877-422-2200 • Fax 721-5300 www.siebert-realty.com 132

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MON - SAT 8:30AM-5PM SUN 11AM-4PM DAILY 9AM-5PM


LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

CO ND OA ME NI TIE S

ACCOMMODATIONS

BE ST RO UT ET OC BA ON SIC DO FE AT UR ES NU MB ER OF UN ITS TYP EO FU NI TS CA NS LEE P# CO ND OR AT ES

Photo taken at Sandbridge

CONDOMINIUMS

DOLPHIN RUN CONDOMINIUMS 303 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-6166 • Fax 437-8285 www.dolphinrunvb.com

54 UNITS

1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS

8

$$-$$$$

EDGEWATER CONDOMINIUMS 3615 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-6298 • Fax 428-8739 www.edgewatervb.com

55 UNITS

2 BEDROOMS

6

$$-$$$$

SANCTUARY REALTY AT FALSE CAPE 3700 Sandpiper Rd, 23456 457-0050 • 866-933-4801 www.sanctuaryrealtyva.com

125 UNITS

DISABILITY EQUIPPED, 2&3 BEDROOMS

12

$-$$$$

THE COLONY 1301 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-8689 www.thecolonyvabeach.com

39 UNITS

2 BEDROOMS

6

$$$$

BASIC FEATURES

OCEANFRONT

INDOOR POOL OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SMOKE FREE PROPERTY

CONDOMINIUM AMENITIES

BARBECUE AREA BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES DISH WASHER EXERCISE ROOM GAME ROOM HAIR DRYER HOT TUB/WHIRLPOOL/JACUZZI

IRON FULL KITCHEN (includes refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove) LAUNDRY ON SITE LINENS PROVIDED RESTAURANT WASHER/DRYER IN UNIT WIFI ACCESS

Looking for the quickest way to get to your condo in the Resort Area? Refer to the icons that appear along with the hotel name to find the best route.

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RV /CA MP ER SIT ES CA BIN S

LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

BA SIC FE AT UR ES TEN TS ITE S

ACCOMMODATIONS CAMPGROUNDS

FALSE CAPE STATE PARK 4001 Sandpiper Rd, 23456 426-7128 • 800-933-7275 • Fax 426-0055 www.virginiastateparks.gov

N/A

N/A

YEAR ROUND

97 SITES

108 RV / CAMPER SITES

20 CABINS

1ST FRIDAY OF MAR - 1ST MONDAY OF DEC

CAMPING

FIRST LANDING STATE PARK 2500 Shore Dr, 23451 412-2300 • 800-933-7275 • Fax 412-2315 www.virginiastateparks.gov

NO ELECTRICITY

HOLIDAY TRAV-L-PARK 1075 General Booth Blvd, 23451 425-0249 • 800-548-0223 • Fax 425-5117 www.campingvb.com

80 SITES

680 RV / CAMPER SITES

44 CABINS

YEAR ROUND

NORTH BAY SHORE CAMPGROUND 3257 Colechester Rd, 23456 426-7911

12 SITES

60 RV / CAMPER SITES

6 CABINS

OPEN MAY 1 OCT 31, 2017

NORTH LANDING BEACH RV RESORT AND COTTAGES 161 Princess Anne Rd, 23457 426-6241 • 888-283-2725 • Fax 426-9510 www.northlandingbeach.com

10 SITES

143 RV / CAMPER SITES

53 CABINS

YEAR ROUND

VIRGINIA BEACH KOA 1240 General Booth Blvd, 23451 428-1444 • 800-562-4150 • Fax 216-2275 www.koavirginiabeach.com

35 SITES

270 RV / CAMPER SITES

33 CABINS

YEAR ROUND

BASIC FEATURES

12 PRIMATIVE TENT SITES

OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

ACCOMMODATIONS AND CAMPGROUNDS

CAMPGROUND AMENITIES BARBECUE/PICNIC AREA BASKETBALL BOAT RAMP BICYCLES CONCRETE PADS CANOE/KAYAK

The City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Hotel Association want your stay to be happy and carefree. Some properties may not be open year round, so it is best to make a reservation prior to arriving. When you make a reservation at one of our hotels or motels, a deposit ­secured by check, credit card or money order may be required. Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of your deposit by the hotel. ­Familiarize yourself with and inquire about ­cancellation policies, early checkouts, refunds, number of people in the room and any fees ­associated with lodging stay, as policies vary from one hotel to another.

CABINS

OPEN YEAR ROUND

DUMP STATION EXERCISE ROOM ELECTRICAL & WATER HOOKUPS GUEST LAUNDRY GAME ROOM HOT TUB/WHIRLPOOL/JACUZZI MINI-GOLF

CHANGES IN RESERVATIONS

Accommodations may require up to seven (7) days written notice of cancellation prior to arrival date. PLEASE BE AWARE that some lodging establishments do charge an administrative fee for cancellation of accommodations.

EARLY CHECKOUTS AND REFUNDS Accommodations may require up to, but no more than, 72 hours notice when a guest requests a change in a previously set departure date. Weekly, monthly and group rates are subject to the confirmation or contract.

PLAYGROUND RESORT BEACH PARKING RESTROOM/SHOWERS SNACK BAR STORE WATERFRONT WIFI ACCESS

MINIMUM STAYS

Some hotels require two-, three- or four-day minimum stays for confirmed reservations, ­including weekends and holidays. When a refund is due, standard bookkeeping practices are observed. Refund checks are usually mailed from the hotel’s business ­office. Refunds are not usually made from the registration desk.

CHANGES IN RATES

This publication was assembled in the fall of 2017. Due to a number of factors, it is impos­­sible to ensure that the published rates for a hotel will not change. The publisher has no control over this situation. Holiday and weekend rates may be slightly higher. Please inquire about rates when making reservations.

For further information and assistance with accommodations, contact the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center at 1-800-VA BEACH (1-800-822-3224) or (757) 385-SURF(7873). The City of Virginia Beach has relied on ­information supplied by our tourist-related b­ usinesses and cannot guarantee accuracy. 134

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THE BEACH LIFE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK Nestled midway down the East Coast, Virginia Beach is well within a day’s drive of most major northeast American cities. Finding your way to Virginia Beach is a breeze – just look to the map for directions and you’ll be here in no time. For a spectacular scenic approach from the north, be sure to check out the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Please note that the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the Elizabeth River Bridge Tunnel require tolls.

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO

virginia beach From the West: I-64, U.S. 460 or U.S. 58; From North & South: I-85, I-95, U.S. 17 or U.S. 13. These intersect with I-64 which connects with I-264 East, leading directly to the oceanfront. For stress-free scenic routes, such as U.S. 13 over the C ­ hesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, visit www.VisitVirginiaBeach.com. Norfolk International Airport is 20 minutes from the oceanfront and is serviced by most major U.S. carriers, www.takeorf.com, (757) 857-3351. Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport, www.NNWairport.com, (757) 877-0221, also services the area. James River Transportation provides ground transportation from the airport to your hotel, (757) 963-0433 or (877) 422-1105, www.jamesrivertrans.com Amtrak service available to the region, www.amtrak.com, (800) 872-7245. Bus service provided by Greyhound, www.greyhound.com, (757) 422-2998, (757) 623-4660 or (800) 231-2222. Recreational boaters can travel as far south as Miami and north to Boston via the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. For more information on local marinas, call (800) VA BEACH.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN VIRGINIA BEACH

Air(Highs) Air(Lows)

Water

Air(Highs) Air(Lows)

Water

Jan. 48°F/09°C 34°F/01°C 47°F/08°C

Jul. 87°F/30°C 72°F/22°C 73°F/23°C

Feb. 50°F/10°C 35°F/01°C 48°F/09°C

Aug. 85°F/29°C 72°F/22°C 76°F/24°C

Mar. 58°F/14°C 41°F/05°C 48°F/09°C

Sep. 80°F/26°C 67°F/19°C 72°F/22°C

Apr. 67°F/19°C 50°F/10°C 48°F/09°C

Oct.

May 76°F/24°C 59°F/15°C 58°F/14°C

Nov. 61°F/16°C 46°F/07°C 60°F/16°C

Jun. 82°F/28°C 67°F/19°C 67°F/19°C

Dec. 52°F/11°C 37°F/02°C 53°F/12°C

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70°F/21°C 53°F/11°C 67°F/19°C


MILEAGE ATLANTA 584 miles, 939 kilometers BALTIMORE 255 miles, 410 kilometers BOSTON 575 miles, 925 kilometers CHARLOTTE 347 miles, 558 kilometers

CHICAGO 897 miles, 1443 kilometers CLEVELAND 570 miles, 917 kilometers COLUMBUS 583 miles, 938 kilometers

DETROIT 724 miles, 1165 kilometers LEXINGTON 598 miles, 962 kilometers

LOUISVILLE 668 miles, 1075 kilometers MIAMI 975 miles, 1569 kilometers NEW YORK CITY 362 miles, 582 kilometers

ORLANDO 771 miles, 1240 kilometers PHILADELPHIA 277 miles, 445 kilometers PITTSBURGH 444 miles, 714 kilometers RALEIGH 202 miles, 323 kilometers RICHMOND 107 miles, 172 kilometers WASHINGTON, DC 209 miles, 336 kilometers

MONTREAL 722 miles, 1161 kilometers QUEBEC CITY 869 miles, 1398 kilometers TORONTO 680 miles, 1094 kilometers VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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RECREATION, SPORTS & WELLNESS

23 Ebenezer Baptist Church (historical)

1 First Landing State Park / Chesapeake Bay Center

THINGS TO DO

2 Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge / False Cape State Park

25 Mt. Trashmore Park and Skate Park

24 Morning Star Baptist Church (historical)

24 Oceana Jet Observtion Park

3 Oceanfront & Bay Cruises / Offshore Sport Fishing

26 Ocean Breeze Water Park

4 Pier Fishing - multiple locations

28 Virginia Beach Motorworld Family Thrill Park

5 Virginia Aquarium Boat Trips

CULTURE & HERITAGE 6 Thoroughgood House 7 Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.

27 Playgrounds on the Beach

29 Atlantic Fun Park 30 Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center + Adventure Park 31 LIVE! on Atlantic (17th to 25th Street)

8 Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

32 Oceanfront Stages - multiple locations

9 Historic Cape Henry Lighthouse / First Landing Cross / Battle of the Capes Monument

33 Virginia Beach Sportsplex / Field House

10 Lynnhaven House

34 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 35 Christian Broadcast Network / Regent University Theater

11 Francis Land House 12 Virginia Legends Walk

36 Hampton Roads Soccer Complex

13 Naval Aviation Monument Park / Norwegian Lady Statue

37 Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

14 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

38 Lynnhaven Mall 39 Pembroke Mall / Town Center

15 Bill Myers Veterans Memorial 16 King Neptune 17 Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum 18 Military Aviation Museum 19 ViBe District 20 Ferry Plantation House 21 Union Kempsville Museum

40 Resort Area / Hilltop 41 Virginia Beach Farmers Market 42 Landstown Commons 43 Red Mill Commons 44 iFly 45 TopGolf 46 Hillier Ignite Fitness Park

22 Navy SEAL Monument

HOP ON A SHUTTLE From the North End of the boardwalk to South Rudee Inlet and everywhere in between, “The VB Wave” Shuttle is the convenient way to get around. The Wave's Atlantic Avenue route operates from May through the last weekend in September, while the Aquarium & Campground Shuttle and Bayfront Shuttle routes are available through Labor Day. For more information about HRT services, call (757) 222-6100 or visit www.gohrt.com. 142

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VIRGINIA BEACH REGIONAL MAP

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OCEANFRONT ATLANTIC OCEAN

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There's more than one way to get to Atlantic Avenue and the oceanfront. To avoid traffic congestion, we suggest the Birdneck Road, 22E, exit off Interstate 264. Convenient street signs are displayed at the bottom of the exit ramp and will direct you to your desired Atlantic Avenue destination.

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ROUTES TO ATLANTIC AVENUE

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Laskin Rd. (31st St.)

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I-264 East (21st St.)

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Virginia Beach Blvd. (17th St.)

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Norfolk Ave. (9th St.) 32

TROLLEY TICKETS

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VB Wave Tickets are available at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center as well as the following Sunsations locations on Atlantic Avenue: 5th, 8th, 11th, 19th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 30th & 33rd Streets.


CHESAPEAKE BAY CHESAPEAKE BAY

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GETTING THERE: From the Resort Area, head north on Pacific Avenue which merges with Atlantic Avenue (Route 60). Bear left on Shore Drive (Route 60). Continue west, through First Landing State Park to the Bay Area.

SANDBRIDGE ATLANTIC OCEAN

4 2

GETTING THERE: From the Resort Area, head south on Pacific ­Avenue to General Booth Boulevard, then left onto Princess Anne Road. Continue straight onto Sandbridge Road. VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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