Virginia Beach has so much to do. It’s not all beaches here, there’s plenty away from the Oceanfront. Check out some of the suggestions listed below, and let us know your favorite thing to do in Virginia Beach with your family in the comments below.
iFly – Have you always wanted to go skydiving? iFly is a perfect place for the whole family to experience the thrill of skydiving with the safety of indoor equipment. Located just a few blocks north of our Atrium and Ocean Sands Resorts, iFly is open daily, but call ahead to reserve your time.
Dolphin/Whale Watching – Depending on the time of the year you visit Virginia Beach, you can take a two hour boat ride to see Dolphins (Summer Months) or whales (Winter Months) breeching just off the coast. Most of the tours leave right out of Rudee Inlet which is a short walk from the Ocean Key Resort.
Aquarium – If you want to see what’s swimming around you when you’re at the beach, this is a great place to check out! The Virginia Aquarium has a host of animals and features a marshlands exhibit that showcases the natural wildlife living around Virginia Beach. Plus, the aquarium has an adventure park for the adventuring family to climb and Zip-line through the trees. The aquarium is open daily and located around the corner from the Ocean Key Resort.
Museums – Virginia Beach is home to some really cool museums for families that are interesting in educational activities, or a great solution if it’s a rainy day. If you want to see local and eclectic art, check out the Museum of Contemporary Art. For the adventure seekers, take a flight in a World War II era plane and learn about flight at the Military Aviation Museum. To learn more about the beach and this area, check out the Virginia Surf and Rescue Museum.
State Parks – We have amazing state parks in the area. For a family looking for outdoor adventure, walk along the 19+ miles of trails at First Landing State Park; hike through the unique marshes, rent kayaks to explore the waterways, or pack a picnic for lunch on the beach. For more avid outdoors-men, head south to False Cape State Park for spectacular views, wildlife and nature without the crowds.
Colonial Williamsburg – If you are hoping for a little historical fun on your family vacation, look no further than Colonial Williamsburg. Step back in time with your family to see how the first settlers lived. Explore shops, take part in some of the activities in the daily lives of a settler, and learn about American History. Open daily from 9am-5pm. VSA Resorts offers shuttle service for day trips to Williamsburg, talk to the front desk to learn more.
Beach – The Ocean Front here in Virginia Beach is always beautiful. If you family likes surfing, swimming or just playing in the sand, they can do it here. There are tons of rental places along the boardwalk to get the chairs, wake-boards and other things you need to enjoy a day at the beach. Taking a break from the water? Rent bikes and travel along the beautiful boardwalk.