Boat and bike, swim and surf, hike and hop, kayak and kite, parasail and ponder, or watch a dolphin or a whale – this is the just the start of your memorable Virginia beach vacation. This is one of the beaches, which is always present in the list compiled by the Forbes. A Virginia beach vacation has something to offer to the people of all ages right from a relaxing escape to the adventurous activities – all on the beach itself. For those who wish a tranquil hangout, several oceanfront hotels provide in-room Jacuzzi, balconies, and private dining. The singles or bachelors can enjoy at the fun places like the dance clubs and karaoke nights while making new friends; while the adventurers can explore all the challenging water sports from boating to jet-skiing. Those who just want to relax can just recline on a beach chair under an umbrella.
The sunbathers will admire this coastal stretch as the cleanest one on the eastern shore. Now a days, a new trend is to write big messages on the dunes for friends and families who can look at them from their hotel rooms. At this point, I would like to mention that a Virginia beach vacation can also be enjoyed with the kids for whom there are several hotels as well as motels with special pools, pizza shops, and fast food stalls. If you are coming here with your family with kids, your evenings can be thrilling at the amusement park, game arcade, miniature golf courses, and by the entertainment of magicians (only in summers). Have teens with you? Well, they will enjoy the dinner cruise, Pirate Adventure cruise, outdoor music, and Beach Ghostwalk. Are you a shopholic? Well, there are innumerable shops that sell everything from cheap jewelry to designer clothes.
The resort area of 2 miles where blocks are from 1 to 32 offers many restaurants as well as accommodations for those who want to be away from the crowds although many hotels and facilities are located here. On the east are the beach, the Atlantic Ocean, and a cement strip sandwiched between the hotel lawns and beach called the famous ‘Boardwalk’ where all the visitors at night come for a stroll. Here, there are two routes: one for the drivers and bicyclists and the other for the skateboarders and walkers. Both the paths are isolated by stunning landscapes. With no commercial facilities on this walks, all oceanfront rooms of the hotels offer an unobstructed vista of the ocean. And yes, in early morning with the sunrise, you can spot something unusual: soldiers of the Naval Station Norfolk nearby performing calisthenics on the beach and jogging on the walk.
It is only on the Atlantic Avenue where you can find the oceanfront hotels. To its opposite are the restaurants, shops, and water activities. West of Atlantic is the road of Pacific where cheap lodging and extra restaurants reside. Go west for 5 minutes to explore a chain of shopping centers and groceries. Overall, the entire area along with the beach is easily accessible by walking. However, if you come in summer here, you can experience the antique trolleys that take you across the resort area for an affordable rate. Taxis are available, but your own car can make it simple for you to visit the restaurants or facilities.
Almost all niches and hotels offer free visitor magazines that reveals to you about the places of interests, maps, local rules, religious centers, coupons, and emergency numbers. Plan in such a way that you can be a part of the event held in each month, for example, Nautical Christmas Light Display over the holidays and the Neptune Festival in September. At the beach or at its Convention Center, some or other event is always on the floor: sand sculpting contests, art shows, craft exhibition, music festivals, and parades.
Summers are very hot, but cool otherwise.
During the summer season, the oceanfront ones will charge from $200 per night. Discounts are available after Labor Day and during mid-winter.