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Virginia Beach, VA
Travel Guide

Virginia Beach showing a beach, general coastal views and a coastal town

Inspect the historic monuments, hike through the maze-like trails of the parks and relax on the long and sandy beach.

Virginia Beach has a wide and lively boardwalk at the back of its 3-mile (5-kilometer) stretch of sand. The town contains several state parks and a vast refuge with freshwater lakes and a diverse terrain. Visit Virginia Beach for a combination of dynamic culture, historic landmarks and relaxing parks.

Stroll past the many shops and restaurants of the beachside boulevard and enjoy the vista of the Atlantic Ocean. Reach Neptune’s Park, a cultural cornerstone of the city, with regular open-air summer concerts. It is marked by the exceptional King Neptune, a large sculpture of the muscular god of the sea.

For a sense of the history of this oceanfront city, visit the fascinating Old Coast Guard Station. The museum sheds light on the rescue techniques of the lifesaving service.

Consider how the city also looks toward the future, with innovation exemplified by Mount Trashmore Park. The site has been entirely transformed from an abandoned landfill into a green, hilly park flanked by two lakes. Follow the walking trail and pause for a picnic atop a former landfill mountain.

Explore the outer regions of the city for its vast and varied parks. Go to the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to spot deer, horses, snow geese and tundra swans. Ride the tram for a tour through the park toward the picturesque False Cape State Park.

Cycle along the trails of First Landing State Park. Work on your tan at the beach on one of the area’s typically hot and humid summer days. Winters bring occasional snow flurries, but mostly mild temperatures.

The city is near Cape Henry, which stands at the confluence of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It is near the border with North Carolina in Virginia’s southeastern corner. Fly to Norfolk International Airport and drive east for 17 miles (27 kilometers) to reach the city. You can also get around by bus or train.

Virginia Beach is a place with vast parks with varied topography, intriguing museums and a lively beach scene.

Where to stay in Virginia Beach

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5655 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $152 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Norfolk Premium Outlets, Virginia Beach Town Center, and Norfolk State University. Nauticus National ...
3.9/5Good! (990 reviews)
"Staff is friendly. The hotel is clean and has 2 restaurants. Rooms are slightly dated but still very nice."

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
4 out of 5
3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $319 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and Neptune Statue. ...
3.8/5Good! (978 reviews)
"A great hotel. Very clean on the interior and our room was great. We had an ocean view and it was absolutely beautiful."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2021

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $279 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Pacific Avenue and Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Virginia Beach ...
4/5Very Good! (2,350 reviews)
"The rooms were very nice and the fact that the beach was pretty much outside the back of the property was convenient. They was no valet or porter/bell hop service. The Tiki Bar outside by the pool area was closed 2 of the 3 days of our stay! The Resort lost a great deal of their revenue stream."

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Ocean Key Resort by VSA Resorts
The Ocean Key Resort by VSA Resorts
3 out of 5
424 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $139 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this aparthotel is steps from Seabreeze Beach and Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Virginia Beach Convention Center and Virginia ...
3.7/5Good! (659 reviews)
"Close to beach"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2021

The Ocean Key Resort by VSA Resorts
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $279 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Pacific Avenue and Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Virginia Beach ...
4/5Very Good! (2,350 reviews)
"The rooms were very nice and the fact that the beach was pretty much outside the back of the property was convenient. They was no valet or porter/bell hop service. The Tiki Bar outside by the pool area was closed 2 of the 3 days of our stay! The Resort lost a great deal of their revenue stream."

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Beach Quarters by Diamond Resorts
Beach Quarters by Diamond Resorts
2.5 out of 5
501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $299 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of JT's Grommet Island Park and Atlantic Wildfowl ...
3.7/5Good! (1,301 reviews)
Staff was really nice..
"The staff was very friendly. Awsome bonus, they had very nice washers and dryers you could use and lundry detergent all free."

Reviewed on May 29, 2021

Beach Quarters by Diamond Resorts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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