Best Time to Visit: May to September (summers)
Driving Side: Drive on the Right
Time Zone: EST (UTC-5), Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Emergency Numbers: 911 for all Emergencies
Located on the Atlantic coast in the southwestern Virginia is a beautiful city -Virginia Beach. Not only does this city is recognized for having the world’s longest pleasure beach by the Guinness Book of Records, but also for ruling the roster of ‘Best Cities for Women’ by Ladies Home Journal’s 2002. Virginia Beach is better known as a party town where entertainment and fun has no limits. Amidst its tourist attractions, it has cultural museums, water parks, long picturesque coastline, scintillating nightlife, and water sports too. So, to be brief, you’ll have lots of fun as the city has ample of places to see and things to do.
Places to See in Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
VaBeach Oceanfront is a relaxing place, which is just right to spend quality time with your friends and family. If you’re in love with the East Coast, particularly the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean, then you’re heading towards the apt destination. Besides the boardwalk and a vast beach, there is lot more to hit upon at Virginia Beach. It’s a complete holiday resort, together with an amphitheater, fine restaurants, night clubs, amusement parks, excellent golf courses and unusual events.
To be found in the heart of Virginia Beach, Mount Trashmore is crafted out of trash and is partially surrounded by lakes. Here you can see skateboard park, lakes, playgrounds, landform, wildlife, and much more to mention. Be it picnic, jogging, exercising, barbequing, relaxing, or simply watching; it is the ideal place to enjoy the comprehensive vista of Virginia Beach.
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Virginia Aquarium holds over 700,000 gallons of water, and is actually much more than just an aquarium. It is principally a sanctuary for rescued animals, including Green Sea Turtle, Harbor Seals, Dolphins, Sharks, young humpback whales, stingrays, etc. Here you can witness more than 300 exhibits. Besides them, the other attractions are touch tanks, aviary, curiosity carts, boat trips, 3D IMAX, and much more.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
About 1.5 kms from Oceanfront is the only water park of Virginia Beach, Ocean Breeze. The waterpark has 16 waterslides and amongst them, 11 are for adults and 5 are for kids. It boasts of one million-gallon wave pool - Runaway Bay, a must place to experience. For children, the Buccaneer Bay is the complete entertainment zone. On your visit to the Ocean Breeze, don’t miss the West Indies BBQ, Island Trader Gift Shop, and Shipwreck Island Arcade.
Motor World is truly recognized for its huge go-kart complex, along with 11 tracks and 250 karts in 16 styles. Apart from go-karts, the theme park also has a Shipwreck Golf, which is a tricky 36-hole miniature golf course and is claimed to be the largest in the Virginia Beach. It is located next to the Ocean Breeze, and has a special amusement ride zone, including Kiddie City and rock climbing wall. Here you can also excite your nerves by taking a ride of 130-foot tall Skycoaster.
Town Center Park
Town Center Park, the business district center of Virginia Beach, is a complete destination in itself. Here you’ll find a complete range of each and everything, including restaurants, hotels, shopping arcades, services, entertainment and events. In fact, it is close to many first class condominiums, like the special 38-story deluxe Westin Hotel and the Westin Town Center.
Things To Do in Virginia Beach
While visiting Virginia Beach, don’t forget to check out the oceanfront that has plenty of attractions. If you can, then organize your trip during the festive season because the city becomes the venue for many grand festivals, like Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, American Music Festival, East Coast Surfing Championship, etc. You must also check out the local night clubs where dance and booze splurge together. Enjoy the beachside trails, while cycling, jogging or rollerblading. And yes, make sure to experience the adventurous water sports.