Virginia Beach Attractions
Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The 39th largest city in the United States, the resort city has miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants including its oceanfront. Every year the city is home to several state parks, several long-protected beach areas, three military bases, a number of large corporations, two universities, Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment, and numerous historic sites. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world, the most exciting and unique oceanfront vacation destination is an exciting blend of venues, science, entertainment, adventure, history, sports, military and natural beauty make Virginia Beach one of the few vacation spots that everyone in the family can enjoy.
Virginia Beach Attractions
1. Mariners Museum
The largest international maritime museum in the world is the collection of over 35,000 items, like ship models, scrimhaw, maritime paintings, decorative arts, intricately carved figureheads and working steam engines.
2. Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
This is a leading contemporary art institute in Virginia focused on 20th-century art in many expressions and forms.
3. Virginia Zoo
The Virginia Zoo displays almost 400 animals, representing over 110 different species ranging from African elephants to Siberian tigers.
4. Jamestown/Yorktown Victory Center
Jamestown Settlement interprets the culture of 17th-century colonial Jamestown, America`s first permanent English settlement, and the Powhatan Indians.
5. Virginia Living Museum
This 62,000 square foot exhibition hall is home to 16 species of birds like pelicans, egrets, cormorants, herons, ducks and ibis.
6. Water Country USA
Water Country USA features a 1950s and ‘60s surf-theme, tons of summertime fun with over 30 slides, water rides and super soakin’ thrills.
7. Ocean Breeze Water Park
Virginia Beach’s the only and original water park that covers 19 acres and resembles a Caribbean paradise.
8. Norfolk Botanical Gardens
The 155-acre oasis of nationally-recognized natural beauty brags of over 30 themed gardens.
9. Virginia Beach Sport Fishing
Enjoy fishing adventure by encountering many fish inshore and offshore.
10. Nauticus/Battleship Wisconsin
USS Wisconsin is one of the largest battleships built by the US Navy.
11. Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg is both educational and fun for the whole family.
The exciting and colorful attractions at Virginia Beach would delight even the toughest traveler! Whether it is summer or winter, there is always something fun-filled and exciting to offer you year round!