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here 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 of what your vacation memories will look like. For even more inspiration, visit our website at VisitVirginiaBeach.com.


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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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GETTING AROUND

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n May, we celebrate all things strawberry, and at the Annual Pungo 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 explore Pungo’s 16 pick-your-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. Hosted by the USO, the Patriotic Festival, a three-day event in June, presents live performances from national touring artists and has become one of the most popular summer festivals on the East Coast.

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Standing tall at 34 ft., 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 Virginia Beach is reason to celebrate the beach life annually during the Neptune Festival, a commemoration made up of more than 40 events across all three of the city’s beaches during September and October. Enjoy art from around the nation at the Neptune 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 10day International Sand Sculpting Championships.

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Something in the Water (SITW) is a multi-day music festival and cultural experience featuring some of the music industry’s biggest acts, held at the Oceanfront each spring. Started by Virginia Beach native, Pharrell Williams, SITW is a celebration of all things music, fashion, and innovation, and is a local gem you have to experience for yourself.

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rom dazzling fireworks shows and sidewalk chalk masterpieces on the boardwalk, to blow-out concerts and music festivals right by the water, Live! on Atlantic keeps the good times rolling throughout the Oceanfront District all summer long. With free shows every night along the boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue with their Free Summer Concert Series, and a lineup of festivals and performances throughout the summer that you won’t want to miss, Live! On Atlantic makes the Virginia Beach Oceanfront come alive. Formerly known as BeachStreet USA, the series begins Memorial Day weekend, from 17th to 25th Streets, as well as stages on 13th Street and 15th Street at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

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ANNUAL

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

FEBRUARY: Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

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Whales & Wildlife: Virginia Aquarium Sea Adventure virginiaaquarium.com (757) 385-FISH(3474)

Shamrock Marathon Weekend shamrockmarathon.com 757-412-1056

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

APRIL

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

Rudee Tours: Winter Wildlife Cruises rudeetours.com (757) 425-3400 FEBRUARY Polar Plunge polarplunge.com (757) 962-1575 Virginia Beach Restaurant Week dineinvb.com vbrestaurantweek.com (757) 422-4420 10

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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)

Virginia International Pan Festival LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873) Warbirds Over the Beach militaryaviationmuseum.org (757) 721-7767


MARCH: Shamrock Marathon

Neptune’s Spring Wine Tasting neptunefestival.com (757) 498-0215 Pungo Strawberry Festival pungostrawberryfestival.info (757) 721-6001 Salute To Summer LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873) Monsters On The Beach LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

JUNE Patriotic Festival: A Celebration Of Our Military patrioticfestival.com (757) 486-7744 Boardwalk Art Show & Festival virginiamoca.org (757) 425-0000 North American Sand Soccer Championships sandsoccer.com (757) 368-4600 Latin Fest LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

Ynot Wednesdays? sandlercenter.org (757) 385-ARTS(2787) Sandstock: A Tribute To Rock & Roll LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873) JULY Stars & Stripes Explosion LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873) Chalk The Walk Artsplosion LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF(7873)

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MAY: Warbirds Over the Beach

Ynot Wednesdays? sandlercenter.org (757) 385-ARTS(2787)

Ynot Wednesdays? sandlercenter.org (757) 385-ARTS(2787)

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East Coast Surfing Championship surfecsc.com

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

Virginia Beach Funkfest Beach Party LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF (7873)

Artisans In The Park vbgov.com (757) 385-2990

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Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival neptunefestival.com (757) 498-0215

Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend neptunefestival.com (757) 498-0215 OCTOBER Biplanes & Triplanes Airshow militaryaviationmuseum.org Africana Virginia Beach Boardwalk Festival africanavirginiabeach.com (757) 324-3694


DECEMBER: Holiday Lights Merry Mile

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF (7873) Halloween Town & Treat vabeachtowncenter.com (757) 965-5452 NOVEMBER Virginia Beach Christmas Market emgshows.com Holiday Lights Merry Mile LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF (7873)

DECEMBER Holiday Parade At The Beach LIVEonAtlantic.com (757) 385 -SURF (7873) Last Night On The Town lastnightonthetown.com (757) 490-7812

Whales & Wildlife: Virginia Aquarium Sea Adventure virginiaaquarium.com (757) 385-FISH(3474) Rudee Tours: Winter Wildlife Cruises rudeetours.com (757) 425-3400

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

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ith multiple beautiful beaches and eclectic districts, each with its own distinct personality, Virginia Beach is so much more than your run-ofthe-mill beach town. Every corner of our coastal city offers unique ways to live the life, whether on the ocean or on the bay, or somewhere in between.

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andbridge is a relaxing and peaceful community where you can truly slow down and unwind on your vacation. Here are some of our favorite ways to live it up while we’re here.

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VA C AT I O N R E N TA L S :

Sandbridge is the hub of vacation rentals and condos in Virginia Beach. From quaint beach houses to ocean-side retreats, luxury condos and everything in between, Sandbridge offers a variety of stunning beach house rentals for families of all sizes. Local rental companies have everything you need from vacation specials, pet-friendly accommodations, and premium rentals for all budgets and family sizes.

K AYA K I N G A N D S TA N D U P PA D D L E B O A R D I N G :

The unencumbered beauty of the Back Bay makes it one of our favorite places to explore by water. There is no shortage of great local outfitters offering guided kayak and paddleboard tours of both Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. While beginners are welcome on the bay, the ocean tours, launching at Little Island Park, do require experience.

CAMPING AND HIKING:

Located in southern Sandbridge, False Cape State Park is a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean offering primitive beachfront camping, where you can camp in near complete isolation right on the beach. With no public vehicle access, False Cape can only be reached by hiking, biking, small boats, or the park’s beach transport and tram services, through the neighboring Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. With 15 hiking and biking trails, varying in length and ranging from easy to difficult, there are many ways to explore one of the last remaining undeveloped areas on the east coast. We’d recommend navigating the entire 15.3 miles of trails in the park, where you will experience beaches of both an ocean and a bay, dunes, maritime forests, marshes, and wooded swamps, all in one visit.

WILDLIFE VIEWING:

With 9,108 acres, the refuge is made up of barrier islands, dunes, beach woodland, freshwater marshes, maritime forests, ponds and ocean beaches, and is situated on a thin strip of coastline between the Atlantic and Back Bay. More than 300 species call the park home, offering some of the best bird-watching opportunities on the East Coast.

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If you think navigating a bike down our wide, sandy beaches sounds like an impossible feat, you have to try it out on a fat tire bike, which can be rented from one of the area’s equipment outfitters. From the oceanfront to the Chesapeake Bay, there may be no better view than biking along the water’s edge and the wide tires of these bikes makes riding on the wet sand as easy as riding on pavement. VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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SURF & ADVENTURE CO. CANOES

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ith its many hotels, dining and entertainment options, the Oceanfront is where the action is. Live music, street performers on Atlantic Avenue, outdoor cafes, hot dog and snow cone vendors, the popular Rudee Inlet marina area; and our famous three-mile boardwalk, perfect for rollerblading, jogging or cruising down the strip on a fat tire bike. Sunbathers come for the wide, sandy beaches; Surfers come for the waves; and Shoppers come for strolling Atlantic Avenue. And everyone comes for the unforgettable experience of a classic day at the beach.

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3 Spots You Can’t Miss at the Oceanfront The Virginia Beach Oceanfront is a hub of cool drinks, good food, and live music, all within a beach cruiser’s ride from our fresh, sandy beaches. From unique shops to unbeatable seafood, this place is a must on any Virginia Beach itinerary. Here are a few of our favorite spots to get you started.

AT L A N T I C AV E N U E

For a mix of eclectic coastal finds and great dining options, it’s hard to beat Atlantic Avenue. From classic beach staples like Sunsations, to charming local boutique clothing and gift shops, Atlantic Avenue has a little something for everyone. For a shopper’s paradise, check out local shop, True Woman, for great styles and reasonably-priced clothing in reasonable sizes and Bargain Beachwear for a huge selection of all of the beach attire you could want at a great price and finish the day with dinner at one of the endless eateries on the strip. For food and fun, you can’t go wrong with Beachside Social, featuring indoor shuffleboard, or the open-air beachside vibes of Ocean 27.

RUDEE INLET

At the south end of the Oceanfront, the Rudee Inlet is the go-to spot for fishing charters, jet skiing, parasailing and waterside dining. Head out on a charter to reel in the big one, feel the wind in your face as you glide across the water on a jet ski, and catch a seagull’s-eye-view of the Atlantic Ocean as you fly up in the air parasailing. To complete your seaside adventure in tasty fashion, enjoy seafood done right while overlooking the water at Big Sam’s Raw Bar, Rockafeller’s, or Rudee’s on the Inlet.

VIRGINIA BEACH BOARDWALK

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk, at the Oceanfront, is a 28-feet wide marvel that stretches three miles, and features a separate bike path, ideal for strolling, rollerblading and biking. Entertainment is offered nightly during the summer months and four oceanfront stages at 7th, 17th, and 24th and 31st Streets provide live musical acts. Along the boardwalk, there’s a variety of quaint outdoor restaurants and vendors offering bike and surrey rentals. Nautical sculptures adorn many of the side streets which lead to Atlantic Avenue.

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THE ICONIC KING NEPTUNE STATUE

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or 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 and building sand castles to dolphin watching and volleyball, all the traditional beach rituals are here in a setting that has a decidedly laidback vibe. At the end of the day, nothing can beat an evening stroll along the beach as the sun sets over the renowned Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Relaxing. Local. Quintessential Virginia Beach.

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A Day in the Chesapeake Bay District

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Start your day with a Honey Cinnamon Latte and the Morning Hash at American Brew, located just steps away from the new Lesner Bridge and Canoes art sculpture.

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Head East down Shore Drive to First Landing State Park for a morning hike through preserved marshland dotted with towering Bald Cypress Trees adorned with Spanish moss. Opt for the Bald Cypress Trail, a 1.5 mile hike through and around the cypress swamps.

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Head back across the Lesner Bridge to Tula Adventure Sports, where you can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for an afternoon spent exploring the creeks and waterways of Broad Bay, including First Landing State Park, which is only a half-mile from where you’ll launch.

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A day of hiking and paddling your way through the Bay area can really build up an appetite. Mermaid Winery, the first urban winery in the state of Virginia, offers over 800 wines from around the world and a menu featuring fresh, local ingredients.

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After your hike, head across the street to Fort Story Military Base to climb the steps of the historic Cape Henry Lighthouse - the first Federal Construction project approved by the new government following the Revolutionary War. The climb to the top can be a doozy, but the 360° views of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are well worth it.

Head down to Pleasure House Road for a walk along the Chesapeake Bay at Chic’s Beach. After a busy day, you can’t beat relaxing by the water’s edge at sunset. While the sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean, the angle of the Chesapeake Bay Beach sets you up perfectly to enjoy the sun setting over the water.

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Refuel with a pit stop at Commonwealth Brewing Company, who serves up their mouthwatering craft creations out of an old repurposed firehouse. With ample outdoor patio space, lawn games, and food trucks, this is a great place to spend an afternoon outside.

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Close the night out by catching a show at HK on the Bay, just a couple of blocks off the water. The small, intimate setting puts you right in the middle of the action for some of the best live music around. Enjoy some local beers on tap and dance the night away to some of our favorite local bands.

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FIRST LANDING STATE PARK

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ust a few minutes outside of the windswept dunes of Sandbridge, sits 23,000 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.

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STRAWBERRY PICKING

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t the heart of Virginia Beach, Town Center is the place to be for a night of highend 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 and Restaurant, or relish in live entertainment offered 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.

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Local’s Guide to Town Center

While nationally recognized brands will bring you in, Town Center is also home to many gems that can only be found locally. Do yourself a favor and check them out.

SHOPPING

With shops like Eclectic Design Florist & Gift, a must-visit for lovers of plants, there’s no shortage of shopping options at Town Center.

R E S TA U R A N T S

Start your day with a nitro brew coffee or juice and a smoothie bowl at Town Center Cold Pressed, whose locally-sourced menu is as tasty as it is good for you. With other delicious food options like Saffron Indian Bistro, Zushi Japanese Bistro, Taste Unlimited, Quirk, and Keagan’s Irish Pub, you’ll be eating good for many days to come.

DRINKS

Town Center isn’t lacking in local options for craft cocktail creations and offers a little something for everyone. With their fun, quirky atmosphere and extensive drink menu, ranging from classic to creative, Quirks is a must-try. Twist Martini & Associates is the place to be if you’re looking to end your evening with a couple of cocktails.

DESSERTS

Candy connoisseurs can find some of our favorite local confections at The Royal Chocolate. With their melt-in-your-mouth chocolate made right there in the shop, this place is worth a visit for the aromas alone. For a delicious dessert with a decidedly French twist, Lamia’s Crepes offers tasty crepes made in the true French tradition, created on traditional crepe pans right before your eyes. After you finish your crepe, we recommend heading over to Confetti Caffe & Gelato, for a scoop of mouthwatering homemade gelato. Don’t leave Town Center without stopping by one of the newest additions, Macaron Tart. With all natural, made from scratch, French macarons and tarts, this woman-owned local bakery prepares small batches in-house to ensure that the quality is always high, and it shows in every bite.

A R T S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is a masterpiece of acoustical engineering that brings acts from all over the world, including national recording artists, world-renowned symphonies and orchestras, and theatrical masterpieces. Featuring a distinctly local experience, Zeiders American Dream Theater is a professional nonprofit theater, with a brand new state-of-the-art theater, that gives local writers, performers, and artists the perfect platform to inspire artistic expression of all varieties and has become an integral part of the local arts community. For fans of the visual arts, don’t miss the nationallyacclaimed Jones Art Gallery, with original paintings from three generations of the Jones Family, featured on the covers of nine New York Times Best Sellers, including works by John Grisham and Ian McEwan, and receiving artwork credits in over 100 million books to date.

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ZEIDER’S AMERICAN DREAM THEATER

SANDLER CENTER AUDITORIUM

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ith a wide selection of boutiques, specialty stores, dining, breweries and entertainment, Inland Virginia Beach 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 Farmer’s Market or Hunt Club Farm, or explore Va Beach by shopping your way through it with the Shops at Hilltop or the Lynnhaven Mall.

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Things to Do Away from the Beach

From creatively-crafted food and eclectic shopping, to unexpected spots for a little TLC, Virginia Beach’s Inland is the perfect compliment to your beach vacation.

FA R M H O U S E B R E W E R Y

Farmhouse Brewing, from the folks at Back Bay Brewing, brings a truly unique beer drinking experience to Virginia Beach. Operating out of a restored 1912 inland farmhouse, the Farmhouse brings locallysourced brews and ciders to our coastal city. With tasting rooms upstairs and downstairs, food trucks, a farmers market and an acre and a half of fig gardens, blueberries, hops and other ingredients that will be used in their beers, this place has it all.

TOPGOLF

Swing into your day with brunch and a couple rounds of Topgolf. If you’ve never been to Topgolf, you definitely need to give this game a try. No matter how high your handicap is, Topgolf has a variety of games that are enjoyable for any skill level. We like going early - the rounds are cheaper before noon, the crowds are smaller, and their brunch is killer.

F LO W E R I N G A L M O N D S PA

While lounging on the beach can seem like the peak of relaxation, take your R&R up a notch with some pampering at the Flowering Almond Spa, located at The Founders Inn hotel. Treat yourself right and opt for the Flowering Almond Manicure Indulgence, which comes with a relaxing hand massage with anti-aging lotion, nourishing Jojoba oil, and Vitamin E, in addition to the traditional manicure experience.

WA S S E R H U N D B R E W I N G CO.

Refuel with drool-inducing pizza and house-brewed beer at Wasserhund Brewing Company, located within The Shops at Hilltop. We like the smooth, juicy punch of their staple, Doggy Paddle IPA, paired with The Wasserhund—a hand-tossed pizza topped with bratwurst, sauerkraut, and their seasonal beer mustard, made to order in their brick oven.

T H E S H O P S AT H I L LT O P

Spend an afternoon perusing the Hilltop area, just a few minutes drive from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. With hundreds of specialty shops, Hilltop is a mustshop. With a selection of over 120 shops, boutiques, and restaurants, The Shops At Hilltop has no shortage of unique, local treasures to take home with you.

M O U N T T R A S H M O R E PA R K

Take to the skies with some kite-flying at Mount Trashmore Park, a renowned park that encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skatepark and vert ramp, and multi-use paths. The main mountain, Mount Trashmore, now 60 feet in height and 800 feet long, was created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil.

THE WILLIAMSBURG WINERY WINE BAR

Williamsburg Winery’s Virginia Beach location features a comfortable outdoor patio with a big fire pit, for year-round al fresco dining, a selection of local food pairings, with an emphasis on staples like oysters, cheese and local produce, wine seminars where you can learn to make your own wine, mouthwatering wine-infused cupcakes, and, of course, flights of the famous Williamsburg Winery Wines. There’s so much to discover at Wine Bar, located in La Promenade Distinctive Shoppes of the Hilltop area, you may never want to leave.

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he ViBe Creative District serves as a vibrant center for various creative industries in Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront District and encourages local artists and artisans to inspire each other, their crafts and their community. Locals and visitors can soak in the ViBes at one of the district’s monthly First Fridays and watch homegrown ideas come to life or experience the weekly Old Beach Farmers Market for unmatched local flavor.

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“LOVE WORKS”

MASER’S PERFORMING ARTS STAGE

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Things to Do


• Enjoy the beaches. From the Sandbridge and the Oceanfront beaches along the Atlantic, to Chic’s Beach on the Chesapeake Bay, our beaches are free and open to the public. • Hike through First Landing State Park or False Cape State Park. • Explore the 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’s Free Summer Concert Series, all summer long at the Oceanfront. • Stroll through a local farmer’s market, like the Old Beach Farmers Market or the Virginia Beach Farmers Market. • Visit one of our many historic homes like the Thoroughgood House (1680) or the Ferry Plantation House (1740). • See one of the largest private collections of WWⅠ and WWⅡ era military aircraft in the world at the Military Aviation Museum. •

Check out the 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 the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum.

• 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 the Virginia Legends Walk, at the oceanfront 13th Street Park.

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irginia Beach is a beach for people of all abilities. Our 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 and beach wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 17th and 24th Streets—free of charge. J T ’ S G R O M M E T I S L A N D PA R K

Grommet Island, the first beach playground in the country designed specifically for children and adults of all physical abilities, is located right on the sand across from the Rudee Loop. Soft play sculptures, accessible play equipment and cushioned play surfaces on the sand make up this one-of-a-kind playground.

JT’S CAMP GROM

A short drive from the Oceanfront, Camp Grom was developed specifically for children and adults with differing physical abilities and wounded veterans and their families, as well as the families of fallen war heroes. The 70-acre beach-themed camp boasts an aquatic center, an outdoor lake with fishing, a gym, picnic shelters, a sports field, and a water spray park, and an abundance of activities like ropes courses, lakeside trails, swimming, wakeboarding putt-putt, archery and more. The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation spent more than a decade fundraising to open up the camp, in honor of a friend with ALS who loved being outside, and we think the wait was well worth it!

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

THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR PET • GO FOR A WALK ON THE BEACH OR BOARDWALK

Outside of the summer season, dogs are welcomed for a walk at any time on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and encouraged to get a little sandy off-leash on any of our beaches. • HEAD TO A BREWERY

When you’re in need of a pint or two, our breweries are a great place to take the dogs and kick back for a day. • SPEND A DAY AT THE PARK

From state parks to dog parks, there are plenty of spots to let Fido run off some of that puppy energy. • FETCH A BITE TO EAT

You can also grab a bite at various pet-friendly patios and doggie decks around the city.

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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 the Oceanfront North End 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.

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CHESAPEAKE BAY DISTRICT 1 The Canoes - Donald Lipski 2 Mermaid Winery Mural - OnieTonie

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VIBE CREATIVE DISTRICT 3 ViBe District Murals - Various Artists 4 People and Plants - Maser 5 Tidewater Veterans Memorial - Edward Davis, Audrea Powell, Mary Ellen Clark 6 7 8 9

OCEANFRONT DISTRICT King Neptune - Paul DiPasquale Seashore Cathedral - Pepe Gaka The Wave - Jeff Laramore Anticipation - Richard Stravitz

INLAND 10 Helping Hands - Aimee Bruce 11 Light Garden - Dale Eldred TOWN CENTER 12 Wings - Lin Emery 13 The Kiss - Gary Alsum

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JARS OF DUST

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PUNGO 3 Military Aviation Museum CHESAPEAKE BAY DISTRICT 4 Commonwealth Brewing Co. INLAND 5 Topgolf 6 Tribal Axe Throwing TOWN CENTER 7 Muse Paint Bar OCEANFRONT DISTRICT 8 Beachside Social 9 PlantBar 10 The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 11 iFly Indoor Skydiving

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hether 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 hands-on exhibits, a 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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KOMODO DRAGON MIMIC POISON FROG

Only toxic in the wild, this frog - and other poison dart frogs - get their toxicity from the insects they eat in their natural habitat. In human care, they do not produce toxins

SPINY SOFTSHELL TURTLE

Have boney scales called osteoderms that function as natural chain-mail

BURRFISH

A member of the puffer fish family, they can use air or water to inflate themselves as a stress or defense mechanism

Can stay submerged for 5 hours

HELLBENDER BUBBLE TIP ANEMONE W I T H TO M ATO CLOWNFISH

Also called snot otters, they are the largest salamanders in North America, reaching up to 2.5 feet in length

TOMISTOMA

Has one of the slimmest snouts of any living crocodilian

U N I C O R N TA N G

They have modified scales near their tail that are very sharp and serve as blades

BALD EAGLE

Have nested behind the aquarium for the past several years

Have a symbiotic relationship, the anemone provides a home for the fish, while the fish provides food for the anemone

BOARFISH

Can be found at depths of 700 meters (2,300 feet)

LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE (BIG MAMA) The sea turtles can see visitors through the viewing window, and are trained to touch a target

ZEBRA SHARK Can reproduce without breeding, technically “cloning” themselves

STOMACH CONTENTS OF A DOLPHIN

Ear bones from fish that the dolphin has eaten show where the dolphin has been

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e r e wh to shop

TOWN CENTER:

Town Center is a shopaholic’s dream with stores like lululemon athletica, Monkee’s, Paper Source, Free People, and Ann Taylor Loft, as well as local options like Eclectic Design Florist & Gift and Mrs. Bones Boutique Pet Shop.

AT L A N T I C AV E N U E :

Located at the Oceanfront, Atlantic Avenue offers a mix of eclectic coastal finds, from classic beach staples like Sunsations to charming local boutique clothing and gift shops.

T H E S H O P S AT H I L LT O P :

A quick drive from the boardwalk, The Shops at Hilltop offers a selection of over 120 shops, boutiques, and restaurants, from unique, local treasures to brand names we all know and love.

V I B E C R E AT I V E D I S T R I C T:

For some one-of-a-kind local flair to take home with you, from custom, hand-painted artwork to locally crafted leather bags, this artist’s haven is a true Virginia Beach shopping experience.

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oastal waters, beautiful parks and great fishing make Virginia Beach the ideal vacation for any outdoor lover. Home to one of the last great salt marsh habitats on the East Coast with hundreds of miles of inland waters, thousands of acres of parks and countless trails, and the largest estuary in the US in the Chesapeake Bay, this is much more than a seashore vacation. Whether you’re on one of our beaches or deep within the canopied forest of our state parks, there’s an open invitation to paddle, bike, hike, surf and swim your way to your best vacation yet.

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Kayaking

Kayaking is one of the best ways to explore our waterways. Whether you have your own or opt to rent from a local outfitter, it’s easy to get in a kayak and get going in Virginia Beach.

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Hop aboard a stand-up paddle board (SUP) and explore one of the last great salt marsh habitats on the East Coast. Rent equipment from a local outfitter, and let the adventure begin.

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Parasailing

For a completely new perspective, and spectacular views of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Rudee Inlet is a great place to take-off for parasailing tours. If you haven’t experienced the serenity that comes with floating 1,000 feet above the water, there’s no better time than now to try it!

Surfing

Considered by many to be the birthplace of East Coast surfing, the spirit of surfing runs deep in Virginia Beach. Whether you’re a novice, a “grommet” or a seasoned pro, catching one of our swells is a must.

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nown as the “Rockfish 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 adjoining the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, a long list of fish are abundant throughout the year.

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

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

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

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


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

June – October

Ocean waters; lower Chesapeake Bay

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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

TAUTOG

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

January – December

TROUT, SPECKLED

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

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hether you’re into invigorating hikes, adventurous trails or scenic routes, Va Beach’s state parks, wildlife refuges and miles of protected beaches are sure to have you craving the great outdoors. At First Landing State Park, you can hike through seven distinct ecosystems. 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 beachfront 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. 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 9,108acre 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.

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hether you’re looking to drive, chip, putt or ride around in the golf cart holding the cooler, Virginia Beach has what you need to make sure your game stays on par. With more than 198 holes of golf from which to choose, Virginia Beach has something for every handicap, including courses and holes designed by some of the legends of the game. Here is where to find some of the best golfing in Virginia Beach. GOLF COURSES

The City of Virginia Beach offers five public golf courses, all of which are leased and privately operated and managed, including Red Wing Lake, Bow Creek, Kempsville Greens, Stumpy Lake, and Virginia Beach National. Virginia Beach National, designed by golf greats Pete Dye and Curtis Strange, is a former Tournament Players Club (TPC) course that is now available for anyone to play. Another premier venue, The Signature at West Neck, is an Arnold Palmer Signature design and offers a challenging and beautiful championship course, perfect for a day chasing the little white ball.

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TOPGOLF

For those who spend more time in the hazards than on the green, swing into your day with brunch and a couple rounds of Topgolf. If you’ve never been to a Topgolf, you definitely need to give this game a try. No matter how high your handicap is, Topgolf has a variety of games that are enjoyable for any skill level. We like going early. The rounds are cheaper before noon, the crowds are smaller, and their brunch is killer. The chicken and waffle sliders and a couple of classic mimosas are enough to power us through a round or two. While you are technically outside, Topgolf is completely covered and open for business rain or shine, making it the perfect option when your usual round of 18 gets rain-checked.

MINI GOLF

If putting around is more your speed, look no further than the Oceanfront District, which has many miniature golf options that everyone in your group will enjoy. Whether you prefer to play golf among the waterfalls and palm trees of Shipwreck Golf and Pirates Paradise Mini Golf, on a safari at Jungle Golf Virginia Beach, or even test your luck in one of our blacklight indoor mini golf options, we have you covered.


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1 FIRST LANDING S TAT E PA R K

Features 200 campsites, including sites for tents and RVs, as well as cabins.

2 FA L S E C A P E S TAT E PA R K

Offers primitive camping right on the beach. Can only be reached by hiking, biking, small boats, and the park’s tram service

3 VIRGINIA BEACH KOA CAMPGROUND

Quick Drive from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Includes sites for tents, RVs, and both deluxe and rustic cabin options

4 NORTH LANDING BEACH RV R E S O R T & C OT TA G E S

Located near the North Carolina border. Offers high-end camping resort amenities and 150 RV sites, as well as tent camping sites and cottage rentals.

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5 H O L I DAY T R AV- L- PA R K

Features over 700 hundred traditional camping sites, RV space, and 44 rustic cabins. Includes 18-hole miniature golf course, swimming pools, and dog park.

6 N O R T H B AY S H O R E CAMPGROUND

Quick drive from Sandbridge Beach and surrounded by the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Includes sites for tents, RVs, as well as both cabin and pop-up rentals. Enjoy a boat ramp to Back Bay with rentals of canoes, kayaks and rowboats. VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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hether you’re into invigorating hikes, adventurous trails or breathtakingly scenic routes, our state parks, wildlife refuges and miles of beaches are all ready to be explored.

BALD CYPRESS TRAIL

For a scenic hike through the enchanting cypress swamps, Bald Cypress Trail offers a 1.6-mile loop, including several boardwalks and platforms overlooking the low wetlands. This trail features an abundance of wildflowers throughout, and is ideal for all experience levels. Dogs are also able to use this trail while on a leash. The trailhead is located at the park’s trail center, accessed through the south entrance off of Shore Drive, which is the main hub for accessing the nine interpretive trails running through First Landing’s seven distinct ecosystems.

CAPE HENRY TRAIL

This six-mile trail is the longest within First Landing State Park, stretching from the park’s northern border to southernmost entrance off of Atlantic Avenue. Accessible to both hikers and bicyclists, and running parallel to Shore Drive, the Cape Henry Trail passes through an old-style beach neighborhood where salt boxes sit comfortably next to contemporary renovations. The flat trail, shaded in places by pine and live oak trees, is perfect for avid bird watchers; you’ll see osprey and egrets, and maybe even an elusive eagle. The trail heads through the park, past the beaches of the secluded narrows, and connects at the northern tip of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

PLEASURE HOUSE POINT N AT U R A L A R E A

With over 118 acres of pristine maritime forests, marshland and beaches, the Pleasure House Point Natural Area includes three sandy trails that are a must for visiting hikers. Each soft trail can be easily completed by hikers of all skill levels in an hour or two. The natural area’s location between the Lynnhaven River and the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, make this natural sanctuary a beautiful place to spend the day.

STUMPY LAKE LOOP

Totalling 1.5 miles in length, the Stumpy Lake Loop overlooks the beautiful Stumpy Lake, and is perfect for hiking, walking, trail running and nature trips. The Stumpy Lake Natural Area is located along the south central City boundary with Chesapeake,and features a 278-acre lake with a raised overlook, 174-acre golf course, with more than 970 acres of undeveloped, forested land surrounding the lake and 1.65 miles of soft shared-use trails.

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SURREY BIKE

Location: Oceanfront Tip: With a dedicated bike lane alongside the boardwalk, surreys are meant to be shared with your closest family and friends.

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BEACH CRUISER

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.

Location: Inland/Red Mill Tip: Using sidewalks, dine around daytime by bike through Red Mill Commons or head to New Realm Brewery.

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

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! VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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o see the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean and set over the Chesapeake Bay, in the same day, is an experience that is uniquely Virginia Beach. Whether you are using a camera or camera phone, you’re guaranteed to get the perfect sunrise and sunset shots at these places.

SUNRISE

A sunrise in Virginia Beach is a sight you won’t soon forget. With the world still sound asleep, the show is about to begin—and you have a front-row seat. Sandbridge Beaches Watch through the dancing sea oats on the dunes of Sandbridge, as the waking sun glistens on the morning surf. Whether you take in the daybreak on the Little Island Pier, on the beaches of the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, or relaxing on the deck of your vacation rental, you really can’t go wrong here. King Neptune Statue For the quintessential Virginia Beach shot, we love getting King Neptune himself in the foreground with the colors of the sunrise peeking out from behind him.

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Virginia Beach Fishing Pier Like King Neptune, the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier is a local icon that makes for a great sunrise photo. Whether you actually take your shot on the pier, or you get the silhouette of the pier from further down the beach, this always makes for a great picture. Oceanfront Hotels Although you can always get a great shot by standing on the beach or boardwalk, the perspective that comes with our oceanfront hotel balconies will bring it to the next level - literally. Croatan Beach What sets Croatan Beach apart from the others is that this beach is a favorite of our local surfers, who often head out before the sun comes up waves.


SUNSET

After a busy day, you can’t beat a walk along the water’s edge at sunset. While the sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean, the angle of the Chesapeake Bay Beach sets you up perfectly to enjoy the sun setting over the water. Chic’s Beach Whether taking an evening stroll or setting up a beach chair to take in the show, this is the easiest spot to capture that unforgettable sunset shot in Virginia Beach. Chesapeake Bay Get the perfect shot of the last light of day by dropping a paddle board or kayak into the water and floating right up to it. Be sure to capture the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in the background for a classic Va Beach touch.

Rudee Inlet With the bridge in the foreground and the boats of the marina against the sunset in the background, this is one of our favorite marina sunset shots. Broad Bay At favorite local eateries like the Back Deck, Bubba’s, and Chick’s Oyster Bar, you can enjoy a sunset with a side of fresh seafood and delicious drinks while sitting out over the water in the Chesapeake Bay District. The Narrows The tapering waterway bordering First Landing State Park, known to Virginia Beach locals as The Narrows, is one of our favorite hidden spots to snap a beautiful shot over the water. VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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Deep Sea Fishing whale watching tours biking strawberry picking in pungo parasailing farmers markets swimming SWIMMING boating horseback riding on the beach kayaking & canoeing soft shell crab season SOFT SHELL CRAB SEASON

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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.

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DECEMBER

Deep Sea Fishing WHALE WATCHING TOURS

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ith it’s location on the southern tip of the Chesapeake Bay, our coastal community makes for a seafood-centric culinary culture, which boasts a wide array of unique restaurants and delectable fare. With the famously rich waters of the Bay, hundreds of inlets snaking through the city and miles of farmland, Virginia Beach is the place for seafood and locally harvested ingredients, and that’s only the beginning. From a growing brewery network and our legendary Lynnhaven oysters, to local chefs who are constantly pushing what it means to be farm-to-table and sea-to-table, our culinary scene is truly something to be savored.

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WE LOVE OUR SEAFOOD It’s during the fall and winter months that this seafood craze gets even fresher. December and January are the peak seasons for rockfish (striped bass), striper, black sea bass, flounder, speckled trout and blueline tilefish—all available within 50 miles! That’s not surprising though, since the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is considered to be the largest and most biologically diverse estuary in the U.S., yielding more seafood than any of the country’s other 840 estuaries, making us – and all seafood-lovers – incredibly lucky.

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n Virginia Beach, the salty brackish water is home to an amazing array of sea life; the soil is sandy and perfect for growing many edible treasures; and the beach cocktails flow like the mighty Lynnhaven River. The main hallmarks of our coastal cuisine are fresh, seasonal, and simply prepared ingredients, often sourced from our own rich farmlands. While we’re proud of the diversity of our culinary scene, sometimes you just have to play the hits.

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1OYSTERS

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 the better for it. Hop aboard a Pleasure House Oysters boat tour and taste an oyster plucked straight from the water beneath you, or order them how you like them from one of our area’s many restaurants who feature our favorite bivalve. Photo taken at Pleasure House Oyster Boat Tour

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2SHE-CRAB SOUP

She-crab soup is a staple of our coastal cuisine here in Virginia Beach. From the East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic to the numerous local restaurants that feature it on their menu, this dish is everywhere—and for good reason. When in the Sandbridge area, grab a cup at Margie & Ray’s Seafood, Crab & Raw Bar. A local’s staple since 1964, their she-crab soup has been voted the favorite in Tidewater more than once.

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3SOFT SHELL CRAB

Soft shell crabs are blue crabs whose hard exterior shells have molted, and they are found in abundance in the warming waters of the Chesapeake Bay, starting in the spring. While legend has it that they begin molting after the first full moon of May, the local soft shell crab season typically starts in mid-April or early May each year, and lasts through September. Whether you enjoy them lightly fried, beneath a perfectly-poached egg, or atop a spicy bloody Mary (like on the popular Bloody Blue at Bay Local Eatery) there’s no shortage of delicious ways to sink your teeth into these mouth-watering delicacies.

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4ORANGE 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 freshlysqueezed OJ, triple sec, and Sprite there is no turning back. They’re like fries, you can’t have just one. This perfect summer drink first originated at Waterman’s Surfside Grille, but can be found on menus all throughout the city at places like Chix Seaside Grille and Bar and The Shack on 8th.

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5FRESH PUNGO BERRIES

Just a few minutes outside of the windswept dunes of Sandbridge, sits 23,000 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 and local favorites like strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

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Our Pungo community is a dynamic part of our beach culture. With 16 pickyour-own 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.

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Virginia Beach Beer Trail

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he ever-expanding craft beer scene in Virginia Beach is overflowing with unique flavors. From juicy IPAs bursting with hops to complex barrelaged sours, there’s a beer, and a brewery, for everyone. The Virginia Beach Beer Trail is about celebrating all of our great local breweries and brews, from the Chesapeake Bay District to the Oceanfront, one pint at a time. Cheers!

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he ever-expanding craft beer scene in Virginia Beach is overflowing with unique flavors that we are proud to share with everyone who visits our coastal city. From juicy IPAs bursting with hops to complex barrel-aged sours, there’s a beer, and a brewery, for everyone who visits. The Virginia Beach Beer Trail is about celebrating all of our great local breweries and brews, from the Chesapeake Bay District to the Oceanfront, one pint at a time. Cheers!

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BACK BAY BREWING CO. 614 Norfolk Ave • (757) 531-7750

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

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

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NEW REALM BREWING COMPANY 1209 Craft Ln • (757) 302-8550 REAVER BEACH BREWING COMPANY 1505 Taylor Farm Rd • (757) 563-2337 reaverbeach.com

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THIN BREW LINE BREWING COMPANY 1375 Oceana Blvd • (757) 937-8613 thinbrewline.com

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WASSERHUND BREWING COMPANY 1805 Laskin Rd • (757) 351-1326 wasserhundbrewing.com

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BACK BAY’S FARMHOUSE BREWING CO. 1805 Kempsville Rd • (757) 512-6430

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DEADLINE BREWING PROJECT 2272 W Great Neck Rd #2268 • (757) 502-4980

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VIBRANT SHORE BREWING COMPANY 505 18th St. • (757) 428-2949

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HEARTH WOOD FIRED CUISINE & CRAFT BEER (ViBe Creative District)

WHISKEY KITCHEN (Inland)

BOTTLECRAFT BEER SHOP & TASTING ROOM (Inland)

MIX IT UP BEER MIXERS AND MORE (Chesapeake Bay)

YARD HOUSE (Town Center)

BARREL 17 (ViBe Creative District)

SHOREBREAK PIZZA & TAPHOUSE (Chesapeake Bay)

THE BUNKER (Oceanfront)

ESOTERIC (ViBe Creative District)

TAPPED GASTROPUB (Inland)

GRAPE & GOURMET (Inland)

WARRIORS TAPHOUSE (Oceanfront)

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OCEANFRONT 614 Norfolk Ave • (757) 531-7750 backbaybrewingco.com HOURS MON. closed TUES. 3-10 WED. 3-10 THURS. 3-10 THE BREWERY

FRI. 12pm-12am SAT. 12pm-12am SUN. 2-9 AMENITIES

Back Bay Brewing is a favorite hangout for locals and is a great place to spend an afternoon sampling some small-batch brews. This cozy, laid-back brewery is brought to the next level by the rustic, industrial interior by Benevolent Design Co., a local company located nearby in the ViBe Creative District. This is the place to come to be treated like a regular and just have a good time.

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CHESAPEAKE BAY 2272 W Great Neck Rd #2268 (757) 502-4980 • deadlinebrewing.com HOURS MON. closed TUES. closed

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Deadline Brewing Project, located in the Chesapeake Bay district, is what happens when three friends in the news business (hence their name), go out for a few beers and spend the night discussing how fun it would be to open up a brewery together. With regular selections always available and new creations always in the works, it’s always a good time to drop into Deadline for a cold one.

Like Back Bay Brewing Co., Commonw a favorite local hangout, but for the Ch crowd. Draining their taps out of an ol firehouse, this place is open and inviti open the garage doors that lead to th food trucks, patio space (where pets a neighborhood atmosphere. Come ba deliciously-creative, expertly brewed b as you can here.


OCEANFRONT 505 18th St. • (757) 428-2949 vibrantshorebrewingcompany.com

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Pouring out of the ViBe Creative District, our newest AMENITIES brewery stays true to the artisan spirit of their neighbors by blending the fine art of brewing with locally-sourced ingredients and sustainable, naturefriendly brewing operations. Vibrant Shore features a consistently rotating menu of unique microbrews, including seasonal specials and a variety of flagship staples. On the nicer days, don’t miss out on their second floor mezzanine and hidden rooftop beer garden!

OCEANFRONT 328 Laskin Rd • (757) 226-9593 homerepublicvabeach.com HOURS FRI. 11am-11pm MON. 4-10:30 TUES. 4-10:30 SAT. 11am-11pm WED. 11-10:30 SUN. closed THURS. 11-10:30 THE BREWERY

CHESAPEAKE BAY 444 Pleasure House Rd • (757) 305-9652 commonwealthbrewingcompany.com

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CHESAPEAKE BAY 3025 Shore Dr • (757) 496-0916 pleasurehousebrewing.com

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Home Republic is a restaurant and brewery located at the Oceanfront and is crafting some delicious brews. The laid back, pub-like atmosphere is exactly what you’d expect for a resort-area brewery and the beers certainly don’t disappoint. Pro tip: the crispness of their King Kolsch pairs excellently with the richness of their fried mac ‘n’ cheese with gouda cream.

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12am 12am AMENITIES

Pleasure House Brewing is what it would be like if you had friends who had a brewery in their house - and they were masters of making great beer. This place is unassuming, cozy, and just plain fun. Their beers are constantly changing and when they’re out, they’re out. Grab a glass, choose a game from the many they offer, and enjoy a night drinking good beer with good friends.

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This cozy brewery is a favorite for many locals with its neighborhood bar-like atmosphere and delicious rotating beers. While all of their beers are worthy of a tasting, their sours deserve special recognition. Reaver Beach, owned and operated by a husband and wife team, specializes in hop-forward ales and wild fermentation in oak, and their expertise in these areas shines through. This place is cool, creative and just all around delicious.

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When Smartmouth Brewing Company, f nearby Norfolk, announced they were o up a second location at the Virginia Bea Oceanfront, we could hardly contain ou disappointed. Their Pilot House is an old fully renovated into a small-batch brewe beers. After a day at the beach you can Alter Ego Saison or one of their creative


INLAND 1805 Laskin Rd • (757) 351-1326 wasserhundbrewing.com HOURS MON. 12-10 TUES. 12-10 WED. 12-10 THURS. 12-10 THE BREWERY

AMENITIES

Wasserhund is a German-inspired brew pub in the Inland Hilltop area and is a great joint to get your pizza and beer fix, both of which are can’t-misses here. Their flights are huge and very customizable, so taste as many of their house-brewed beers as you want. Also, if you leave here without trying their Jumbo Beer Pretzel, with beer cheese or German mustard, or one of their house-made pizzas, you’re doing it wrong.

INLAND 2505 Horse Pasture Rd #104 (757) 689-4021 • yvbc.com HOURS MON. 3-8 TUES. 3-8 WED. 3-8 THURS. 3-8

This veteran-owned, military-themed, brewery is a must visit for veterans and non-veterans alike. As if the creative and tasty brews weren’t enough reason to visit, the WWII-themed artwork for each beer, prominently displayed on the walls, makes this worth the trip in its own right. It doesn’t hurt that the staff also knows their stuff and will get you set-up with the perfect beer for your preferences every time. When in doubt, we recommend the refreshing Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen.

INLAND 1375 Oceana Blvd (757) 937-8613 • thinbrewline.com

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OCEANFRONT 505 Taylor Farm Rd • (757) 624-3939 smartmouthbrewing.com/vb

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Thin Brew Line serves an original lineup of craft beer in a taproom that salutes our First Responders and Frontline Workers. Founded by former police officers and family members, their passion guides everything from their beer to their community involvement. VisitVirginiaBeach.com

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Operating out of an old iconic surf shop, The Chesapeake Bay Distillery is serving up vodka and rum that are distilled and bottled in-house. The distillery is known for spicy Ghost Pepper Infused Vodka and Mutiny Island Vodka, the world’s first breadfruit vodka featuring tasting notes of honeydew, banana, and citrus, this place is truly a paradise for connoisseurs of the clear elixir. Drop by their tasting room to sample each spirit on its own, or in a prepared cocktail shooter, such as a Lemon Drop or a Bloody Mary.

TA R N I S H E D T R U T H D I S T I L L I N G C O M PA N Y Oceanfront District

The Cavalier Hotel’s Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, is the country’s first craft distillery to be located inside of a hotel. The small batch distillery’s dynamic portfolio includes their signature Old Cavalier Bourbon, Tarnished Truth High Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Tarnished Truth Bourbon Mash Moonshine, Fourth Handle Coastal American Gin, Old Cavalier Bourbon Cream, and AVA Vodka, all of which can be enjoyed in the Hunt Room and Becca or by taking a bottle home with you. Tarnished Truth also offers private and hourly tours, flight tastings, and a private room for dinners, cocktail classes, and special occasions.

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ith “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. 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. Photo taken at First Landing State Park Beach

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Crisp. Colorful.

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 craft beer, fresh produce from local farms and ridiculously beautiful ocean sunrises don’t hurt either. Photo taken at Lotus Garden Park

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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 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. Photo taken at the Oceanfront

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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 dolphinfilled waterways to kayak. We hope you packed your appetite for new adventures because spring has sprung. Photo taken at Red Wing Park

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VIRGINIA BEACH

accommodations HOTELS OPEN SEASONALLY = * HOTEL ROOM/ BED & BREAKFAST Average Summer Room Rate $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $300 $$$$ = $301+

HOTEL ROOM TYPES STD = STANDARD S = SUITES E = EFFICIENCIES DE = D ISABILITY EQUIPPED C = COTTAGES

CONDOMINIUMS/ VACATION HOME RENTALS Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200 $$ = $1201 – $1700 $$$ = $1701 – $2200 $$$$ = $2201+

AAA RATINGS AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2019, 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 FIREPLACE FULL KITCHEN (includes refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove) MICROWAVE

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

BASIC FEATURES

OCEANFRONT

INDOOR POOL OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SMOKE FREE PROPERTY PARKING FEE

HOTEL AMENITIES AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES

EXERCISE ROOM FREE DAILY BREAKFAST GAME AREA LAUNDRY

HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL /JACUZZI KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE (SEASONAL)

RESTAURANT SPA

NEED WIFI? Wifi is offered by all of our particiapting accommodation partners. 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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Planning Your Trip

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

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


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 STD 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 12

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ALAMAR RESORT INN 311 16th St, 23451 428-7582

29 UNITS STD, S

$$

UNDER 12

N/A

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

150 UNITS STD, DE

$

UNDER 18

N/A

8 UNITS S, E

$

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

90 UNITS S, E 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 12

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BARCLAY TOWERS RESORT HOTEL 809 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-2700 • 800-344-4443 • Fax 428-3790 www.barclaytowersvb.com

84 UNITS S, DE 1 BEDROOM

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UNDER 18

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

37 UNITS STD, S 1 BEDROOM

$$

BEACH QUARTERS RESORT 501 Atlantic Ave, 23451 422-3186 • 855-385-0626 • Fax 368-1901

168 UNITS DE, E 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 18

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

19 UNITS STD, S, E

$

UNDER 18

N/A

BEST WESTERN CENTER INN 5718 Northampton Blvd, 23455 363-2500 • 800-528-1234 • Fax 460-3770 www.bestwestern.com

58 UNITS STD

$$

UNDER 12

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ANGIE’S GUEST COTTAGE 302 24th St, 23451 491-1830 www.angiescottages.com

www.virginiabeachresorthotels.com/beachquartersresort

N/A

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

147 UNITS STD, DE, 1, 2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

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47 UNITS STD, E, S

$

UNDER 18

N/A

BOARDWALK RESORT AND VILLAS 1601 Atlantic Ave, 23451 213-3099 • 888-203-5490 • Fax 368-1901

106 UNITS E, DE 1&2 BEDROOMS

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UNDER 18

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

56 UNITS STD, DE, S

$$$

UNDER 16

N/A

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

83 UNITS S, E, DE, STD 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 18

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

59 UNITS STD, E

$$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

THE HISTORIC CAVALIER HOTEL 4200 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-8555 • Fax 963-9753 www.cavalierhotel.com

85 UNITS STD, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

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

55 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$

UNDER 18

N/A

BEST WESTERN PLUS SANDCASTLE HOTEL 1307 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-2828 • Fax 422-3184 www.bestwestern.com BLUE MARLIN INN & SUITES 2411 Pacific Ave, 23451 428-6643 • Fax 257-0098 www.bluemarlinmotelvb.com

www.virginiabeachresorthotels.com/boardwalkresortandvillas

HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM/ BED & BREAKFAST

Average Summer Room Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $300 $$$$ = $301+

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

CONDOMINIUMS/ VACATION HOME RENTALS Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

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

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2019, 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 PARKING FEE


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

CLARION INN & SUITES 2604 Atlantic Ave, 23451 961-8190 • Fax 961-8193 www.choicehotels.com

100 UNITS STD, DE 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 18

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COMFORT SUITES BEACHFRONT 2321 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-2400 • 800-521-2121 • Fax 491-8204 www.comfortsuitesbeachfront.com

108 UNITS DE, S

$$$

UNDER 18

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COMFORT INN & SUITES VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 2015 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-8200 • 800-443-4733 • Fax 425-6521 www.virginiabeachcomfort.com

83 UNITS STD, DE 1&2 BEDROOMS

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67 UNITS STD, S, DE

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UNDER 12

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COUNTRY INN & SUITES 1801 Atlantic Ave, 23451 437-9100 • Fax 428-0827 www.countryinns.com/virginiabeachva

121 UNITS STD, DE, S 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

UNDER 18

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COURTYARD VIRGINIA BEACH/NORFOLK 5700 Greenwich Rd, 23462 490-2002 • Fax 490-0169 www.marriott.com/orfvb

146 UNITS STD, DE, S

$$$

UNDER 18

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COURTYARD VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT NORTH 3737 Atlantic Ave, 23451 437-0098 • www.marriott.com/orfof

160 UNITS STD, DE, S

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

COURTYARD VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT SOUTH 2501 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-6222 • www.marriott.com/orfoc

141 UNITS STD, DE, S

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

COMFORT INN & SUITES VIRGINIA BEACH/ NORFOLK AIRPORT 5808 Burton Station Rd, 23455 965-3503 • Fax 965-2700 www.choicehotels.com

ROOM AMENITIES

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

ROOM SERVICE ROOM SAFE

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES EXERCISE ROOM FREE DAILY BREAKFAST

GAME AREA LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL/ JACUZZI KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE (SEASONAL) RESTAURANT SPA

RESORT AREA ROUTES

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

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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 CROWNE PLAZA VIRGINIA BEACH TOWN CENTER 4453 Bonney Rd, 23462 473-1700 • 877-270-1393 • Fax 552-0477 www.ihg.com

149 UNITS STD, DE

$$

UNDER 18

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

26 UNITS E, C

$$

UNDER 12

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DAYS INN AT THE BEACH 1000 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-6141 • 800-843-7096 • Fax 491-1684 www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotel/09178

113 UNITS STD, E, DE

$$$

UNDER 12

N/A

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

100 UNITS STD 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$

UNDER 18

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DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT VIRGINIA BEACH BAYFRONT SUITES 2800 Shore Dr, 23451 481-9000 • Opening Spring 2020 www.deltavirginiabeachbayfront.com

295 UNITS S 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

UNDER 12

N/A

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

55 UNITS S 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, DE

$$$

UNDER 18

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 615 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-7800 • 855-610-TREE • Fax 437-0470 www.doubletree3.hilton.com

168 UNITS STD, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

N/A

HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM/ BED & BREAKFAST

Average Summer Room Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $300 $$$$ = $301+

102 Planning Your Trip

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

CONDOMINIUMS/ VACATION HOME RENTALS Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

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

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2019, 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 PARKING FEE


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 INN & SUITES 5819 Northampton Blvd, 23455 363-0318 • Fax 464-3210 • www.choicehotels.com

102 UNITS E, DE

$$

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

56 UNITS STD, E, DE 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦

ECONO LODGE VA BEACH ON THE OCEAN 2707 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-3970 • 800-228-3970 • Fax 422-1851 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/VA231

38 UNITS STD, E

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦

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

53 UNITS DE 1&2 BEDROOMS

$

UNDER 12

N/A

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES OCEANFRONT 1901 Atlantic Ave, 23451 422-4885 • 888-236-2427 • Fax 422-4886 www.marriott.com/orfva

114 UNITS STD, S 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES VIRGINIA BEACH/ NORFOLK AIRPORT 5800 Burton Station Rd, 23455 363-2901 • Fax 363-2909 • www.marriott.com

105 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

THE FOUNDERS INN AND SPA 5641 Indian River Rd, 23464 424-5511 • 800-926-4466 • Fax 366-0613 www.foundersinn.com

240 UNITS STD, S 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

99 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

55 UNITS S 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

FOUR POINTS VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 1211 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-1183 • Fax 428-2243 www.fourpointsvirginiabeach.com FOUR SAILS RESORT 3301 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-8100 • 800-227-4213 • Fax 491-0573 www.foursails.com ROOM AMENITIES

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

ROOM SERVICE ROOM SAFE

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES EXERCISE ROOM FREE DAILY BREAKFAST

N/A

GAME AREA LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL/ JACUZZI KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE (SEASONAL) RESTAURANT SPA

RESORT AREA ROUTES

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

WIFI AVAILABLE FROM ALL ACCOMMODATION PARTNERS VisitVirginiaBeach.com

103


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 HAMPTON INN NORFOLK/ VIRGINIA BEACH 5793 Greenwich Rd, 23462 490-9800 • Fax 490-3573 www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

120 UNITS STD, DE

$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

HAMPTON INN OCEANFRONT NORTH 3107 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-7233 • 844-736-5590 • Fax 491-1936 www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

120 UNITS DE, STD 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦♦

HAMPTON INN OCEANFRONT SOUTH 1011 Atlantic Ave, 23451 965-2300 • 800-445-8667 • Fax 321-8340 www.virginiabeachoceanfrontsouth.hamptoninn.com

141 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

HILTON GARDEN INN VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 3315 Atlantic Ave, 23451 305-9000 • Fax 305-9779

167 UNITS STD, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

N/A

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, DE, S

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 3001 Atlantic Ave, 23451 213-3000 • Fax 213-3019 • www.hiltonvb.com

289 UNITS STD, DE

$$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES 2607 Atlantic Ave, 23451 491-6900 • Fax 491-2125 • www.hiexpressvb.com

144 UNITS STD, DE, S

$$$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

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

149 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

238 UNITS STD, DE, S 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

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

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM/ BED & BREAKFAST

Average Summer Room Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $300 $$$$ = $301+

104 Planning Your Trip

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

CONDOMINIUMS/ VACATION HOME RENTALS Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

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

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2019, 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 PARKING FEE


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 HOLIDAY INN VIRGINIA BEACH - NORFOLK HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 5655 Greenwich Rd, 23462 499-4400 • 800-567-3856 • Fax 226-9155 www.hivabeachnorfolk.com

307 UNITS STD, DE, S

$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON, VIRGINIA BEACH 5733 Cleveland St, 23462 552-0080 • 800-225-5466 • Fax 552-0075 www.virginiabeach.homewoodsuites.com

122 UNITS S, DE, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

HOWARD JOHNSON IN VIRGINIA BEACH BY WYNDHAM 5173 Shore Dr, 23455 • 460-1151

51 UNITS STD, E

$$

UNDER 18

♦♦

HYATT HOUSE VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 2705 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-4200 • 800-886-0451 • Fax 428-4201 www.hyatthousevabeach.com

156 UNITS STD, S, DE, E 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

N/A

HYATT PLACE VIRGINA BEACH TOWN CENTER 335 Independence Blvd, 23462 431-7000 • 888-591-1234 • Fax 431-7010 www.hyattplacevirginiabeachtowncenter.com

127 UNITS STD, S 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

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

39 UNITS STD, S 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 12

N/A

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES BY WYNDHAM 2800 Pacific Ave, 23451 428-2203 • 800-753-3757 • Fax 422-6043 www.wyndhamhotels.com

136 UNITS STD, DE, S

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

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

129 UNITS STD, S

$$

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

52 UNITS STD, S, E 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$

ROOM AMENITIES

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

ROOM SERVICE ROOM SAFE

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES EXERCISE ROOM FREE DAILY BREAKFAST

N/A

UNDER 12

GAME AREA LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL/ JACUZZI KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE (SEASONAL) RESTAURANT SPA

N/A

RESORT AREA ROUTES

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

WIFI AVAILABLE FROM ALL ACCOMMODATION PARTNERS VisitVirginiaBeach.com

105


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

MAGNUSON HOTEL CONVENTION CENTER 716 21st St, 23451 422-3617 • 800-631-3916 • Fax 428-7434 www.magnusonvb.com

97 UNITS STD

$$

UNDER 12

N/A

MAGNUSON HOTEL VIRGINIA BEACH/NORFOLK 5708 Northampton Blvd, 23455 460-2205 • Fax 363-8089 www.magnusonhotels.com

97 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$

UNDER 12

N/A

MARRIOTT VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 4201 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-8555 • Fax 437-8342 Opening Early 2020

305 UNITS STD, S, DE 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$$

OCEANAIRE RESORT 3421 Atlantic Ave, 23451 213-0601 • 855-385-0625 • Fax 368-1901 www.virginiabeachresorthotels.com/oceanaire

189 UNITS E, DE 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

OCEAN BEACH CLUB RESORT 3401 Atlantic Ave, 23451 213-0601 • 855-385-0624 • Fax 368-1901

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, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS

$

OCEAN HOLIDAY HOTEL 2417 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-6920 • 800-345-7263 • Fax 425-7264 www.vabeachvacations.com

105 UNITS STD, DE

$$$

UNDER 12

♦♦

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

144 UNITS 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

N/A

OCEAN SANDS RESORT 2207 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-5141 • Fax 437-0729 www.vsaresorts.com

104 UNITS S

$$$

UNDER 18

N/A

www.virginiabeachresorthotels.com/oceanbeachclub

HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM/ BED & BREAKFAST

Average Summer Room Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $300 $$$$ = $301+

106 Planning Your Trip

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

CONDOMINIUMS/ VACATION HOME RENTALS Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

N/A

N/A

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

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2019, 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 PARKING FEE


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

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

54 UNITS S

$$

UNDER 12

♦♦

OCEAN-24 2301 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-3804

24 UNITS STD

$$$

UNDER 12

N/A

OCEANS 2700 2700 Pacific Ave, 23451 961-4026 • Fax 961-4255

47 UNITS STD

$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

THE OCEANFRONT INN 2901 Atlantic Ave, 23451 422-0445 • 888-826-2326 • Fax 491-6276 www.oceanfrontinn.com

147 UNITS STD, DE

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

QUALITY INN LITTLE CREEK 5189 Shore Dr, 23455 460-5566 • www.choicehotels.com

59 UNITS STD, E, DE

$$

UNDER 18

♦♦

120 UNITS STD, DE, S 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

RAMADA PLAZA BY WYNDHAM VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT NORTH 2809 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-5370 • 800-844-3342 • Fax 422-5902

166 UNITS STD, DE

$$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

RAMADA BY WYNDHAM VIRGINIA BEACH 2810 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-5370 • 800-844-3342 • Fax 422-5902

45 UNITS STD, DE, S

$$

UNDER 12

♦♦

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

108 UNITS STD, DE

$$$

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

148 UNITS STD 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$

QUALITY INN & SUITES 705 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-8935 • Fax 425-2769 • www.choicehotels.com

ROOM AMENITIES

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

ROOM SERVICE ROOM SAFE

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES EXERCISE ROOM FREE DAILY BREAKFAST

N/A

UNDER 18

GAME AREA LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL/ JACUZZI KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE (SEASONAL) RESTAURANT SPA

♦♦

RESORT AREA ROUTES

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

WIFI AVAILABLE FROM ALL ACCOMMODATION PARTNERS VisitVirginiaBeach.com

107


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

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 3217 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-1141 • 888-236-2427 • Fax 425-1142 www.marriott.com/orfbo

72 UNITS S 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

RESIDENCE INN TOWN CENTER 221 Bendix Rd, 23452 648-8500 • 855-898-3040 • Fax 578-5780 www.marriott.com/orfrv

120 UNITS S, E, DE 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 12

♦♦♦

RODEWAY INN 1005 Pacific Ave, 23451 428-3462 • Fax 428-0931 www.rodewayinn.com/va292

71 UNITS STD, S, E 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 12

N/A

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

87 UNITS STD, S

$$

UNDER 12

♦♦

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

89 UNITS STD, S, E, DE 1 BEDROOM

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦

48 UNITS STD

$$

UNDER 12

♦♦

SHERATON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT HOTEL 3501 Atlantic Ave, 23451 425-9000 • Fax 437-2693 www.marriott.com/orfvs

214 UNITS DE 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 901 Atlantic Ave, 23451 417-3982 • 888-236-2427• Fax 417-3983 www.marriott.com/orfvo

168 UNITS S 1 BEDROOM

$$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

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

110 UNITS STD, S, DE

$$

UNDER 18

♦♦

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

HOTELS

OPEN SEASONALLY = *

HOTEL ROOM/ BED & BREAKFAST

Average Summer Room Rates $ = $100 – $150 $$ = $151 – $200 $$$ = $201 – $300 $$$$ = $301+

108 Planning Your Trip

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

CONDOMINIUMS/ VACATION HOME RENTALS Avg. Seasonal Weekly Rates $ = $700 – $1200

♦♦

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

AAA RATINGS

AAA Diamond Ratings, when indicated for hotels as of November 2019, 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 PARKING FEE


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

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

42 UNITS STD, E, S

$

UNDER 18

N/A

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

41 UNITS STD, S

$$

UNDER 12

N/A

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

63 UNITS STD, E, S 1 BEDROOM

$$

UNDER 18

N/A

TURTLE CAY RESORT 600 Atlantic Ave, 23451 437-5565 • 855-385-0627 • Fax 368-1901 www.virginiabeachresorthotels.com/turtlecayresort

124 UNITS E, DE 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

WESTIN VIRGINIA BEACH TOWN CENTER 4535 Commerce St, 23462 557-0550 • Fax 557-0554 www.westinvirginiabeach.com

236 UNITS STD, DE

$$$

UNDER 18

♦♦♦

WOODSPRING SUITES 4800 Alicia Dr, 23462 502-8886 • Fax 502-8870 • www.woodspring.com

124 UNITS S, DE

$

WYNDHAM VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 5700 Atlantic Ave, 23451 428-7025 • 800-365-3032 • Fax 428-2921 www.wyndhamvb.com

244 UNITS STD, DE, S 1&2 BEDROOMS

$$$

ROOM AMENITIES

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

ROOM SERVICE ROOM SAFE

HOTEL AMENITIES

AIRPORT SHUTTLE BARBECUE BUSINESS CENTER BICYCLES EXERCISE ROOM FREE DAILY BREAKFAST

N/A

UNDER 18

GAME AREA LAUNDRY HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL/ JACUZZI KIDS PROGRAMS RESORT BEACH SHUTTLE (SEASONAL) RESTAURANT SPA

♦♦♦

RESORT AREA ROUTES

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

WIFI AVAILABLE FROM ALL ACCOMMODATION PARTNERS

VisitVirginiaBeach.com

109


AA AR AT IN GS

LOCAL AREA CODE IS 757

AM EN ITI ES

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?

ACCOMMODATIONS BED & BREAKFASTS BARCLAY COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST 400 16th St, 23451 422-1956 • www.barclaycottage.com

BED & BREAKFAST AMENITIES

5 UNITS

BARBEQUE BICYCLES FIREPLACE HAIR DRYER

$$$

NO KIDS

HOT TUB/ WHIRLPOOL/JACUZZI IRON LAUNDRY PICNIC AREA

WIFI AVAILABLE FROM ALL ACCOMMODATION PARTNERS

Photo taken at the Oceanfront 110 Planning Planning Your Your Trip Trip

♦♦♦♦

SAFE SPA ON SITE


PR O LO PERT CA Y TIO NS

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 • Fax 428-2996 www.anchorvirginia.com ATKINSON REALTY 932 Laskin Rd, #300, 23451 428-4441 • 877-428-4441 • Fax 422-5665 www.atkinsonrealty.com

DAILY 9AM-5PM

$-$$$$

CONDO, DUPLEX, TOWNHOUSE, VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA, NORTH END, CROATAN, CHESAPEAKE BEACH

$-$$$$

CONDO, DUPLEX, TOWNHOUSE, VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA, NORTH END, CROATAN, CHESAPEAKE BEACH

$$$$$$$

CONDO, TOWNHOUSE, VACATION HOME

SANDBRIDGE

$$-$$$$

CONDO, DUPLEX, TOWNHOUSE, VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA, NORTH END, CROATAN

$$-$$$$

CONDO, DUPLEX, TOWNHOUSE, VACATION HOME

RESORT AREA, NORTH END, CROATAN

MON - THU

8:30AM-5:30PM

FRI

8:30AM-5PM

SUMMER SATURDAYS

9AM-5PM

BEACH PROS REALTY 2005 Sandbridge Rd., #101, 23456 426-1565 • www.beachprosrealty.com

MON - SAT 9AM-5PM

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

HUDGINS REAL ESTATE 2102 Mediterranean Ave, 23451 428-0046 • 800-553-7089 • Fax 428-0426 www.hudginsrealestatevb.com

MON - FRI 9AM-5PM

SUMMER SATURDAYS

SUMMER SATURDAYS

OCEANFRONT RENTALS 309 24th St, 23451 339-2429 www.oceanfrontrentalsvb.com

DAILY 9AM-5PM

$$-$$$$

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.sandbridgeblue.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 426-2000 www.siebert-realty.com

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

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

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SANCTUARY REALTY AT SANDBRIDGE 3700 Sandpiper Rd, 23456 457-0050 • 866-933-4801 www.sanctuaryrealtyva.com BASIC FEATURES

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INDOOR POOL OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SMOKE FREE PROPERTY PARKING FEE

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 LINENS PROVIDED RESTAURANT SAFE SPA WASHER/DRYER IN UNIT

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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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ACCOMMODATIONS CAMPGROUNDS

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

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

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

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NORTH BAY SHORE CAMPGROUND 3257 Colechester Rd, 23456

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

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VIRGINIA BEACH KOA 1240 General Booth Blvd, 23451 428-1444 • 800-562-4150 • Fax 428-6785 www.koavirginiabeach.com

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BASIC FEATURES

CONCRETE PAD DUMP STATION ELECTRICAL HOOKUP OUTDOOR POOL PET FRIENDLY RESTROOM/SHOWER SEWER HOOKUP

WATER HOOKUP WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

CAMPGROUND AMENITIES BARBECUE BASKETBALL BOAT RAMP BICYCLES CANOE/KAYAK

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DOG PARK EXERCISE ROOM LAUNDRY GAME ROOM HOT TUB/WHIRLPOOL/JACUZZI MINI-GOLF PICNIC AREA PLAYGROUND

RENTAL RV/CAMPER RESORT BEACH PARKING SNACK BAR STORE WATERFRONT

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ACCOMMODATIONS AND CAMPGROUNDS 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 a­ ssociated with lodging stay, as policies vary from one hotel to another.

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.

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 2019. 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.

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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

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

RESORT BEACH INFORMATION KIOSKS 17th Street and the Boardwalk, 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue HOURS • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from ­Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Call (757) 385-SURF (7873) or (800) VA BEACH for more information.

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. SURFING, IN-LINE SKATING AND SKATEBOARD REGULATIONS

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

Lifeguards are on duty between 1st through 41st Streets in Resort Beach 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 the "Know Before You Go" page at VisitVirginiaBeach.com for more information.

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BEACH ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PARKING

Parking is free for up to 4 hours at all metered spots for vehicles with a handicapped license plate or windshield placard. Designated off-street parking for people with disabilities is available at all municipal lots and garages with fee. 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.


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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 30th Street garages. Call (757) 385-2900 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 the Shops at Hilltop.

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 (757) 393-5111

Suffolk (757) 514-4000

Virginia Beach (800) VA BEACH (822-3224) Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882 Williamsburg (757) 220-7976

Colonial Williamsburg (888) 965-7254

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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 ­Chesapeake 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) 853-5466 (Norfolk), (757) 220-5466 (Newport News/ Williamsburg), or toll free (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 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

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Jan. 50°F/10°C 32°F/0°C 42°F/06°C

Jul. 87°F/30°C 71°F/22°C 77°F/25°C

Feb. 52°F/11°C 34°F/01°C 41°F/05°C

Aug. 86°F/30°C 70°F/21°C 80°F/27°C

Mar. 59°F/15°C 40°F/04°C 45°F/07°C

Sep. 80°F/26°C 65°F/18°C 75°F/24°C

Apr. 68°F/20°C 48°F/09°C 52°F/11°C

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May 76°F/24°C 58°F/14°C 61°F/16°C

Nov. 62°F/17°C 44°F/07°C 59°F/15°C

Jun. 83°F/28°C 66°F/19°C 71°F/22°C

Dec. 54°F/12°C 36°F/02°C 51°F/11°C

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MILEAGE ATLANTA 612 miles, 985 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

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RECREATION, SPORTS & WELLNESS 1 First Landing State Park / Chesapeake Bay Center 2 Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge / False Cape State Park 3 Oceanfront & Bay Cruises / Offshore Sport Fishing 4 Pier Fishing - multiple locations 5 Virginia Aquarium Boat Trips

CULTURE & HERITAGE 6 Thoroughgood House 7 Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. 8 Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum 9 Historic Cape Henry Lighthouse / Cape Henry Memorial Cross / Battle of the Capes Monument 10 Lynnhaven House 11 Francis Land House 12 Virginia Legends Walk 13 Naval Aviation Monument Park / Norwegian Lady Statue 14 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 15 Bill Myers Veterans Memorial

24 Hillier Ignite Fitness Park

THINGS TO DO 25 Flame of Hope Memorial Park (Oceana Jet Observation) 26 Mt. Trashmore Park and Skate Park 27 Ocean Breeze Water Park 28 JT’s Grommet Island Park 29 Virginia Beach Motorworld Family Thrill Park 30 Atlantic Fun Park 31 Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center + Adventure Park 32 Oceanfront Stages - multiple locations 33 Virginia Beach Sportsplex / Field House 34 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 35 Christian Broadcast Network / Regent University Theater 36 Hampton Roads Soccer Complex 37 Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 38 Lynnhaven Mall 39 Pembroke Mall / Town Center 40 Hilltop Shopping Area 41 Virginia Beach Farmers Market

16 King Neptune Statue

42 Landstown Commons

17 Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

43 Red Mill Commons

18 Military Aviation Museum 19 Ferry Plantation House 20 Union Kempsville Museum 21 Navy SEAL Monument

44 iFly 45 Topgolf 46 Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

22 Ebenezer Baptist Church (historical)

47 Hunt Club Farm

23 Morning Star Baptist Church (historical)

48 Adventurewerks Wetland Zipline Park

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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.

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