Virginia Beach

Travel Guide
Virginia Beach

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.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
3 out of 5
1801 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is AU$122 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Seabreeze Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Pacific ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,262 reviews)
"Overall great experience"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
3 out of 5
2705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
Fully refundable
The price is AU$165 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beach hotel is steps away from Seabreeze Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue. Neptune Statue and Virginia ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (975 reviews)
"Beachfront room and helpful staff. The kitchenette could use a sharp knife for cutting and toaster but overall a good basic little kitchen. Suggest using boxes for food not made of styrofoam."

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront South
DoubleTree by Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront South
4 out of 5
615 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is AU$137 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Nestled on the beach, this Northeast Virginia Beach hotel is just steps away from Seabreeze Beach and Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Pacific Avenue and Virginia Beach ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (411 reviews)
"I don’t like how there is no parking besides valet but valet was quick and easy so it was cool"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront South
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Boardwalk by Diamond Resorts
Boardwalk by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
1601 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is AU$117 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from 17th Street Park, John Wareing Monument and Virginia ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,261 reviews)
"They didn’t text me asap when the room is ready, I went to the receptionist and told me it’s been ready for a minute but no message received. We waited for an hour for the room to be ready."

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Boardwalk by Diamond 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 AU$145 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Seabreeze Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Pacific ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,470 reviews)
"This property is my choice Every visit I make to Virginia Beach. Superior in every way."

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2021

Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Turtle Cay by Diamond Resorts
Turtle Cay by Diamond Resorts
2.5 out of 5
600 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is AU$132 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of JT's Grommet Island Park and Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,094 reviews)

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

Turtle Cay 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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