What to do in Virginia Beach, VA

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Smaller cities have an aura about them you just don't find in their larger counterparts. Check out all the exciting things to do in Virginia Beach before you travel so you can see as much as possible during your stay. You'll soon learn that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better!

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Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia - Satiate your passion for arts and culture here and observe creativity and talent at work.

Hillier Ignite Fitness Park - You'll enjoy this place if you're looking to let go and join in on the fun.

Atlantic University - If you want to explore the history of the region through its landmarks, mark this one down on your travel itinerary.

Marina Shores Marina - Mingle with the locals and discover the true character and spirit of this special place.

Naval Aviation Monument Park - If you want to see some of the more important or interesting places in the community, this is a good place to start.

Rudee Inlet - Breathe in the ocean air and watch the waves roll in at this beautiful coastal spot.

Neptune's Park - If you like working in your garden, this attraction will satisfy your inner green thumb.

Things to Do in Virginia Beach with Kids

You'll find loads of fun things to do with the kids in and near Virginia Beach. Keep the crew happy with our family friendly experiences.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Virginia Beach on a sunny day?
Take advantage of a sunny day with outdoor experiences like a Spirit of Norfolk Lunch Cruise and a Brunch Cruise Aboard the Spirit of Norfolk.
What should I not miss in Virginia Beach?
If you’d like to discover the best of this place, add these sights to your schedule:

  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark
  • Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
  • First Landing State Park
  • Cape Henry Lighthouse

Are there cheap things to do in Virginia Beach?
A Skip the Line: Virginia Living Museum Admission Ticket assures a terrific time without costing an arm and a leg.
What can you do in Virginia Beach for free?
Your time in Virginia Beach needn’t cost a bundle with free attractions like these to discover:

  • Virginia Beach Boardwalk
  • Virginia Beach Town Center
  • Sandbridge Beach
  • Neptune Statue

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