Autumn in Virginia Beach

It’s more than just a summer town.

When fall rolls around people tend to think of bright foliage, fat pumpkins, crisp apple cider. Beautiful beach towns are usually left behind with summer and not thought of again until the chill of winter makes the sun and sand that much more appealing.pumpkins_1

Don’t count out Virginia Beach. It’s time to enjoy the mild weather and get outdoors.

  1. Cape Henry Lighthouse

Southeastern Virginia is a well-known destination for history buffs. Virginia Beach is no exception. The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse offers a peak into the area’s history as a maritime city, and can be toured by the public. Tickets are $8 for adults (13 years and older) and $6 for children. However, children must be over 42 inches tall to participate, so this is not a good choice for young children or toddlers. Also, the lighthouse is located on the Fort Story military base, so a valid picture ID for everyone over 16 years and vehicle search may be required upon entry.

  1. Hunt Club Farm

The Hunt Club Farm is fun for the whole family. They are open all year but their hours fluctuate seasonally. During the fall months the farm is open daily from 9am until 5pm. The Club features an expansive petting farm where you can get up close and personal with chickens, goats, sheep, geese, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, ducks, and more. A free flight aviary houses over 500 parakeets. You can feed and interact with hundreds of tiny birds as you walk through the 2,000 square foot enclosure. The farm also features pony rides and a farmer’s market with seasonal goods. The market has no admission price, but tickets to the petting farm are $6 for anyone 2+ and pony rides are $5 for a turn around the course.

  1. First Landing State Park

Virginia Beach is home to First Landing State Park, the most visited state park in all of Virginia. The park marks the place where English settlers first landed in Virginia in 1607. It has deep historic significance, but is also bursting with modern day fun. The park features bicycle rentals, 20 miles of hiking trails, and 1.5 miles of Chesapeake Bay beach. So, whether you’re looking to admire the turning foliage, soak in the beautiful waterfront, or enjoy the mild fall weather, there is something for you. The day areas of First Landing are open from 8 am until dusk.


Virginia Beach is so diverse in its landscape and the kind of activities it can offer, even outside the summer months. October brings its own unique joys and weather, which allow the outdoors to be enjoyed in a special way. Go explore!

VSA offers enticing packages for those traveling in the Fall, give our friendly team a call for details on the most up-to-date promotions,  1-800-340-1158.