About Virginia Beach For a family friendly beach vacation, head to Virginia Beach. At the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach has one of the longest stretches of recreational beach in the world. That means fishing, swimming, surfing, golfing, kayaking, and anything else you can think of when you think of the beach. In addition to the typical ocean view, Virginia Beach has beautiful state parks perfect for hiking and biking adventures. No wonder it’s one of the most visited and most populous cities in Virginia.
Things to Do in Virginia Beach Well, it is called Virginia Beach. Stroll down the miles of seashore on the boardwalk and enjoy the sparkling water. Then hop down to the sand and splash into the warm Atlantic coast water to surf. Go even further into the water via kayak or fishing boat. After a stay in the salty sea, head back to land and visit historic sites like Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, or the First Landing Cross at the Cape Henry Memorial where the English first landed on the US, or The Old Coast Guard Station for some history on shipwreck rescues. The next day might be a hiking day and you have dozens of parks to choose from, among them, First Landing State Park, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge or the anomalous Mount Trashmore Park. You can also keep the sea legs at bay with a day of golfing.
Virginia Beach Accommodations Vacation rentals in Virginia Beach range from beachfront cottages to ocean view apartments. For families, it will be the most practical to rent a house with easy beach access. That way, you can store and wash your beach towels, cook up some BBQ and sit back to watch the kids play in the sand while you sip your wine. An apartment or condo is a good idea for smaller parties that don’t need 3 bedrooms. In such a top spot, you are sure to find whatever rental you are looking for.