Virginia Beach Vacation Guide


Take Lots of Pictures

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 13:53 -- mleone

Capture your summer vacation memories. The beach and the boardwalk are a great place for getting good photos and those photos will be a great memory to take back from your beach vacation.  Get the whole family involved in making these items―have everyone take photos of your favorite places during your vacation. Once you get back home, let each family member decide which souvenirs to use. When you display them around your home, you’ll have a beautiful reminder of your vacation.

Build a Sand Castle

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 13:46 -- mleone

If you've ever been relaxing on the beach, admiring everyone else's sand castles, and wishing you knew how to build one - well, have we got a treat for you. Building a sand castle really isn't as difficult as it looks, and only requires a few key tools. So, grab your pail and shovel, and get digging. Choose an ideal area for building. Any sandcastle that is worth building well will take at least half a morning or afternoon, so avoid any areas of the beach where there are tides coming in.

Watch the Sunrise

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 13:34 -- mleone

If you're looking for fun free things to do in Virginia Beach look no further! You'll have to set the alarm for this one, but it will turn out to be one of the most memorable times of your vacation. And don't forget the camera.

Fishing Charters by Dockside Fishing Center

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 12:48 -- mleone

Dockside Fishing Center offers a variety of fishing trips on a year-round basis including deep sea fishing cruises, half day fishing trips, bay cruises and more. We have something for the first-timer to the avid fisherman, even the entire family. Our Dockside fleet has been in the Virginia Beach waters for over 35 years and is well-known by the local fisherman. All of our boats are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and equipped with the latest in fish finding technology. You’ll get expert fish finding tactics and assistance from our guides along with bait, rods and reels.

Sunset Dolphin Cruises

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 12:45 -- mleone

Sunset dolphin watching can be one of the highlights of your time in Virginia Beach. Sunset cruises on Virginia Beach last approximately an hour and a half and depart nightly at 7:00 pm beginning Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Heading down the coast toward the historic Cape Henry, you’ll get the chance to see dolphins in action interacting with one another. These sunset cruises are not only enjoyable, but very historic. Cruise the very waters that the English settlers traveled before landing in 1607.

North American Sand Soccer Tournament

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 11:07 -- mleone

Virginia Beach hosts this sand soccer championship as 10,000 players will rock the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The NASSC is the world's largest amateur beach soccer festival held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront across 20 surfside blocks. The NASSC, hosted by the Hampton Roads Soccer Council (HRSC), is a 501(c)(3) charity event conducted for the development of the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex located in Virginia Beach, VA.

Virginia Beach Sandcastle Competition

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 10:52 -- mleone

It's been the signature event of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival since its inception. Now it becomes the signature event of an entire region as the North American Sandsculpting Championship expands to ten days. With an international field of sculptors representing countries from around the world, the expansion of the competition puts this as one of the most distinctive events of its kind in the United States. A huge tent, almost as large as a football field, will house 22 sculptures created by 12 solo and 10 doubles teams!

Neptune 8K and 5K Run

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 10:47 -- mleone

Run, jog, walk, or skip your way down Atlantic Avenue to Rudee Inlet as spectators and family cheer you on the whole way. Afterwards, bask in your achievement in the 24th Street Park while enjoying plenty of food, drinks, fantastic views of the ocean, and even a door prize or two! There is plenty of fun to be had for racers and their guests, but pre-registration is required to participate. Spectators and viewing are free and welcome along the route.

Virginia Beach Neptune Festival

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 10:42 -- mleone

The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year to celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy at this year's outdoor shopping and dining experience--from crab cakes to Italian ice, stained glass to pottery, there is sure to be something to delight young and old festival goers alike.


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