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Virginia BeachUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Virginia Beach

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 $90 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Pacific Avenue and Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Virginia Beach ...

4/5Very Good! (2,231 reviews)

"My room was in front of the ocean it was great. No blankets so it was a bit chilly."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2021

Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
4 out of 5
3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $139 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and Neptune Statue. ...

3.8/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Beautiful views, super clean and helpful and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 14, 2021

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
3501 Atlantic Avenue, 36th Street & Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $100 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9

Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Place, Hillier Ignite Fitness Park, and ...

3.9/5Good! (994 reviews)

"Great view of ocean. Definitely great choice to go with ocean view room. Hotel itself could use some updates in the room and a bit more TLC. Fusion restaurant is cozy with great views as well. Chair in room was ripped on the arm which is obvious and bathroom is a bit snug. Overall great stay for ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2021

Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
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.

Vacation Rentals in Virginia Beach

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 $90 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Pacific Avenue and Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Virginia Beach ...

4/5Very Good! (2,231 reviews)

"My room was in front of the ocean it was great. No blankets so it was a bit chilly."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2021

Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Boardwalk by Diamond Resorts
Boardwalk by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
1601 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $90 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from 17th Street Park, John Wareing Monument, and Virginia Beach ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,065 reviews)

"Everything was great, parking was convenient........"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2021

Boardwalk 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 $86 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

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. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (939 reviews)

"Pleasing views. Close to everything Virginia Beach has to offer."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 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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Reviews of Virginia Beach

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1/5 - Terrible

Traveler101

Oct 26, 2019

Need to have terminator control to clean up the property

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 18, 2019

This is a great place to relax and chill and just enjoy the beach and the restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

Anne+Mike

Sep 16, 2019

We love this place and would recommend it to anyone couples or families as it has sooo much to offer people of all ages. Lots of pet friendly restaurants which was a bonus for us.

5/5 - Excellent

Nenette

Aug 21, 2019

Friendly people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 8, 2019

Weather is great... warm but not too humid. The boardwalk area is clean, safe, with numerous restaurants and souvenir boutiques. The local people are friendly. The ocean is lively with great waves. Many outings and affordable cruises are available

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 2, 2019

Wonderful place, the waves at the beach were nice it's a place to come again.

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