Virginia Beach, VA

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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

Costa Azul Suites Virginia Beach by Red Collection
Costa Azul Suites Virginia Beach by Red Collection
2.5 out of 5
2604 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
The price is $249 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Virginia Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (76 reviews)
"The staff was great and super friendly and helpful. Great location and price if you want to be close to the Oceanfront."

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2022

Costa Azul Suites Virginia Beach by Red Collection
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
The price is $316 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Virginia Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,558 reviews)
"My room was dirty. There was blood on the toilet when we checked it."

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Ocean 27
Ocean 27
2.5 out of 5
2707 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
The price is $279 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this beach hotel in Virginia Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (825 reviews)
"I loved the customer service and the view was satisfying."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Ocean 27
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The Ocean Key Resort by VSA Resorts
The Ocean Key Resort by VSA Resorts
3 out of 5
424 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
The price is $204 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 3
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Virginia Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (834 reviews)
"It was very nice"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

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, 23451
The price is $316 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Virginia Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,558 reviews)
"My room was dirty. There was blood on the toilet when we checked it."

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
The Atrium Resort by VSA Resorts
The Atrium Resort by VSA Resorts
3.5 out of 5
315 21st St, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
The price is $205 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 28
Stay at this 3.5-star eco-friendly vacation home in Virginia Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (908 reviews)
"Overall a good place to stay if you are on a budget."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

The Atrium Resort by VSA 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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