The blue, cool waters of the Atlantic. Art appreciation downtown. Pirates! There’s so much to love about Virginia Beach.
When you’re travelling to the area, there’s a good chance you’ll visit some of the better known tourist attractions in the area. The Virginia Aquarium, for example, draws thousands of tourists each year. It’s true – there are hundreds of reasons to visit Virginia Beach on a family vacation or for a weekend getaway.
But there’s much more to Virginia Beach than just tourist attractions and boardwalks. Here are 5 things to love about Virginia Beach that just might convince you to stay.
1. Virginia Beach is Pristine
If you’ve visited other beaches, particularly those with busy boardwalks, you may have been turned off by the trash. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Virginia Beach, year-round. And more than a few of them leave trash behind. Virginia Beach Public Works has it covered. The streets and the beaches are regularly swept, and you’ll be amazed at how clean the sandy beaches are. You’d never know it’s such a popular destination – at times, the beaches look almost untouched!
2. Virginia Beach has Great Food
Virginia Beach is hugely culturally diverse. The town is home to people who have lived here their whole lives, of course. But it also attracts newcomers from all points on the globe. The result is a melting pot of some of the most delicious food you’ve ever tasted.
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3. Virginia Beach is an Outdoor Lover’s Dream
Of course, Virginia Beach boasts some of the cleanest beaches in the country. But we’ve also got incredible wooded areas, where you’ll spot deer ad other wildlife. Visit the water, and be sure to bring your binoculars. It’s not uncommon to see dolphin in the water.
We’ve got hiking, biking, camping and some of the best rockfish angling on the East Coast. If you love the outdoors, you’ll feel right at home in Virginia Beach.
4. Virginia Beach Loves Art
There’s plenty of art to go around in Virginia Beach. Check out the famous King Neptune statue on the boardwalk, then head out to enjoy Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, or Utopia Feni a local artisan gallery or take a stroll and admire the murals in the arts district.
If you prefer to listen to your art, you’ll love Live! On Atlantic, which offers free concerts and other activities all summer. Or, visit one of the concert halls or other venues for a more structured experience. Whatever you like, Virginia Beach has an arts experience for you.
5. Virginia Beach is Family Friendly
Our town was rated the best big city to live in by WalletHub in 2017. That’s due to the housing options, the cultural diversity, the arts, the schools and so much more. There are, of course, activities to do year-round, from the zoo to the public parks. And, of course, the beach.
Virginia Beach officials have done everything they can to ensure that the town stays family-friendly. In fact, there’s even a “no swearing” law on the books.
Come visit Virginia Beach and check out what we’ve got to offer. You’ll see for yourself that this is a great spot to vacation – and a great place to stay.