Attractions in Virginia Beach
In addition to its beautiful beaches, Virginia Beach is home to a number of fun attractions that can appeal to a variety of visitors. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most popular attractions in Virginia Beach, from parks to museums and entertainment.
Military Aviation Museum
The Military Aviation Museum is constantly updating its collection of military aircraft, and makes for a fascinating attraction for kids and adults alike. All of the planes on display have been lovingly cared for and restored. The museum attendants are knowledgeable and have plenty of stories to tell about each plane that is both educational and entertaining.
When you're done here, you may want to consider a visit to the Naval Aviation Monument as well. This black granite monument is located near the ocean and honors America's long tradition of aviation excellence. There are life-sized statues of both aviators and aircraft maintainers as well. In addition to featuring some of aviation history, the monument also looks ahead to possible future endeavors.
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
If you're going to visit a Beach, you can't skip a visit to the Boardwalk of Virginia Beach. Lined with restaurants, shops, and other things to do, the boardwalk lined what Guinness has named the longest recreational beach in the world. There are designated lanes for both walkers and bikers, as well as play areas, grassy areas for picnicking, and plenty of benches when you need to stop and rest. You can rent a bike, and visit all there is to do along the pat. Additionally, the boardwalk is home to two museums: the Old Coast Guard Station, and the Atlantic Wildfowl and Heritage Museum. Both make great stops for kids. You may want to consider renting a bike so that you can see all there is to do. During the winter holiday season, the boardwalk features a beautiful display of Christmas lights, sure to be a hit with the young and young at heart. As an added bonus, many Virginia Beach hotels are located near or along the boardwalk.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
If you'd like to learn more about ocean life after one of your visits to one of Virginia Beach's many oceanfront parks, this is the place to go. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is more than just fish. The facility features a full outdoor aviary, a nature trail, and marshlands to explore in addition to the 800,000 gallons of aquariums. Visitors can meet a live animal at both the marsh pavilion and the conservation station several times a day. In addition, aquarium educators are available to answer questions at several exhibits throughout the aquarium at various times during the the day.
These popular and affordable attractions in Virginia Beach are located near some of Virginia Beach's best hotels, making them convenient for any vacation. We suggest a visit to each one before your trip is done!