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 CA $105 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Seabreeze Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and Pacific Avenue. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,251 reviews)
"All was fine."

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3421 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $137 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 2
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Seabreeze Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and Pacific Avenue. ...
3.8/5 Good! (983 reviews)
"Room was clean and appealing, bed was comfortable. Indoor pool area was small but the property is right on the beach. Nice roof terrace on the 10th floor and fire pit in the first level. Lounge was closed do can't comment. Parking was free but inconvenient -- lot is not on the property but one block ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 14, 2021

Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
2.5 out of 5
3107 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $153 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Neptune's Park, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and Neptune Statue. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (939 reviews)
"Loved it"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2021

Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
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.
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 CA $97 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Seabreeze Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and Pacific Avenue. ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,450 reviews)
Great Getaway
"Very relaxing and just what I was looking forward too. Ocean view, nice walks on the boardwalk and beach, and great heated pool. Would visit again for sure, just to see Emily at the Tiki Bar."

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 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 CA $114 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 2
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 ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,377 reviews)
"Right on the beach, with gorgeous ocean views! Kitchenette, balcony, comfortable bed... easy check-in and check out"

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2021

Beach Quarters 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 CA $109 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
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! (1,058 reviews)
"The full kitchen was amazing"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2021

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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