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Take in ocean views and unwind at Virginia Beach

A relaxing resort city bordering the Atlantic Coast and Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach boasts the longest public beach in the world. With gorgeous ocean vistas and plenty of activities and festivals to keep visitors busy throughout the year, the city has much to offer families, college students and couples. Whether you are looking for historical landmarks, sunny beaches or romantic coves, Virginia Beach is definitely the place to unwind from all the duties of life. Experience premier oceanfront hotels, picture-perfect vistas and fabulous Virginian weather.


Climate information

Mild weather marks most days of the year here. Virginia Beach features a humid, subtropical climate, making winters short and summers hot and humid. July and August have the most precipitation, typically in the form of wild but brief afternoon thunderstorms. Mid-summer temperatures are typically in the 80s, although the humidity makes it feel hotter. The best months to visit are May and September, when highs are in the 70s and lows are in the high 50s to low 60s. Because of its prime location on the Eastern Seaboard, Virginia Beach misses most of the major snowstorms of New England, as well as the hurricanes of the southeastern states.


Yearly events to note
Stars and Stripes fireworks

Virginia Beach celebrates Independence Day in style with live ocean-side performances by tribute bands and the Virginia Beach Symphony. Of course, it would not be complete without a colorful fireworks extravaganza over the Atlantic Ocean.

Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half-Marathon

The half-marathon draws contestants from around the country for a fun race that finishes on the iconic concrete boardwalk. Live music from over 20 bands provides encouragement for runners.

Oktober Brewfest

Visitors love being in town for the Brewfest. They can sample rich German beers and savory foods, dance a polka, enter their dachshunds in a beauty pageant or participate in a talent show.

Light up the Town

Not everything happens during the summer here. Christmas celebrations are truly spectacular with an evening spent lighting up the town, greeting Santa, caroling and watching a laser light show.


Things to see and do
History

Those interested in colonial America will love Virginia Beach. First Landing Cross is part of the Cape Henry Memorial and marks the first spot where colonists landed in 1607 before heading on to Jamestown. The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, built in 1792, is open to the public and can be reached through Fort Story. Visitors who make the trek will have beautiful views of the ocean and can also visit the newer lighthouse by the same name that was built in 1881. The Adam Thoroughgood House, one of the oldest surviving brick houses in the U.S., is another great option for visitors interested in early American architecture.

Beaches and nature

Of course, no trip to Virginia Beach would be complete without many hours spent splashing and sunning on the beach. The attractive boardwalk provides three miles of easy walking while those who are up for sportier activities can try to conquer the Atlantic waves on a surfboard. Fishers will love the amazing array of saltwater and freshwater fish that they can find at the intersection of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic. Sailing, kayaking, jet skiing and a variety of other water sports are readily available. Visitors who prefer activities on dry land can check out the hiking trails at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.


Where to stay

Large hotels and boutique guesthouses are dotted along the shore on Pacific Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. Beachfront accommodations like the Barclay Towers Resort Hotel are ideal for family vacations. Popular hotel chains like Wyndham, Comfort Inn and Best Western provide an excellent location and great value for money. Look out for hotels that offer sea views and easy access to local attractions.


Travel information

Virginia Beach is served by Norfolk International Airport (ORF), a 30-gate terminal offering flights through most major airlines. A 25-minute drive will bring visitors to Virginia Beach's city center. Amtrak does not run passenger trains directly to Virginia Beach, but it does provide access to nearby Norfolk. Shuttles provide an easy 25 minute journey direct to the beach. Those who prefer to bring their own vehicles arrive at Virginia Beach by way of Interstate 264, and have an easy drive through Richmond on Interstate 64. Whatever path you take into Virginia Beach, you can rest assured that you will fall in love with the history, the coastline and the people.

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5.0

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Va Beach Oceanfront

Beach access is ideal!

The location and access to the beach is ideal. Several restaurants, shops, activities all within walking distance.

A verified traveler

2 months ago

5.0

Wingate by Wyndham Chesapeake

Met all my needs. Clean and comfortable room. Breakfast included. Did not use indoor pool or workout room, but saw them and they appeared to be good. I would stay there again.

A verified traveler

3 months ago

4.0

Boardwalk by Diamond Resorts

Close to the beach and boardwalk

The hotel is nice and clean. Staff were friendly. I liked the location, and how big the room was. Take advantage of the full kitchen becuase it will safe you a lot of money from buying food. Check in is too late at 4 pm and check out too early at 10 am, most hotel do check in at 3pm and check out at 11 am. The view from my 11 fl room was great. The room seemed updated, but there seem to be a leak on the roof since I was on the last floor. The pool is not as nice I you see it in the pictures. They will offer you to tour the hotel but it is to try to sale you a time share. I told them at front that I was not interested and I did not get any calls until the check out Day. They offered me a room for $150 to come back. I took it knowing that it is for them to do a presentation to try to sale a time share but they will not tell you that on they own. Also the concierge Troy told me if was for the same hotel but when I called to book the reservation I was told it was for the Ramada Inn. It is not bad for the price, but not what they offered to me and what I was expecting. Ask as many questions as possible and have them write things for you if you get until anything like this. I enjoyed my vacation and as far as the hotel and Virginia Beach, I like it and will go back if I can.

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2 months ago

5.0

The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center

Great location

For November, the location was terrific. Close to shopping and great restaurants.

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10 months ago