Virginia Beach: 5 Reasons the Off-Season Is Beautiful

Virginia Beach in the off-season is something special

It’s always fun on a Pleasure House Oysters Tour.

Virginia Beach really bustles in the summertime. Every year thousands of people flock to the surf and sun at the Oceanfront- locals and tourists alike. Once Labor Day rolls around, the air begins to change, crowds disperse, the weather cools off, and autumn brings out another side of the city.

The peaceful, relaxed atmosphere of Virginia Beach in the off-season is something special and was have 5 amazing reasons that will make you want to pack your bags and hop on a flight right now.

You can save money:  Traveling in the off-season (i.e. any season that’s not summer) usually means big savings. Since fewer people tend to travel in the fall and winter, companies are looking to fill in the gaps by offering discounts galore. Cash in on discount by using discount websites that let you find the best deals on vacation activities. The best part about finding big travel discounts is you can either pocket the extra or splurge on something else during your trip, such as fancy dining or souvenirs.

Enjoy the quiet and avoid the crowds:  It’s hard to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when you’re trading one crowd for another. Jetting off to some peace and quiet is that much easier during fall and winter, because the summer crowds are gone. This means, fewer lines, a quieter atmosphere, and a smaller chance that shows or other attractions will sell out as quickly.

The weather is so nice:  At the peak of the summer travel season the weather in Virginia Beach is hot, hot, hot- even late into the night. Balmy evenings on the beach are all well and good, but the fall and winter bring cooler, milder weather that’s refreshing after a long summer. During the off-season it’s cool and comfortable, but still mild enough to enjoy the many amazing outdoor activities that the area has to offer. You can hike along one of the many trails in park like the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, False Cape State Park, First Landing State Park.

Experience the natural beauty of Virginia Beach:  When the mild weather has set in for the season, a whole new world of natural beauty opens up. The foliage begins to light up the sky with reds, yellows, and oranges starting around the beginning of October through November and can be enjoyed for weeks. Once the cooler months kick off many different kinds of wildlife begin to migrate, which brings Humpback whales to the waters along the coast. You can take to the water to see these magnificent creatures up close on whale watching tours like the ones offered by Rudee Tours.

 Celebrate the bounty of the season with delicious food:  Virginia Beach also has a vibrant agricultural community with many farms open for tours, appearing at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market, and offering you the chance to pick your own seasonal fruits and vegetables. You can get in touch with your inner farmer at Henley Farms, learn about cutting edge sustainable farming techniques at New Earth Farm, or even eat fresh oysters straight out of the water at Pleasure House Oysters.

We’d love to have you visit VSA this winter.  Call us at 1-800-340-1158 for the latest packages.