Things to do Virginia Beach

Things to do Virginia Beach #1:

Virginia Beach is a great fishing vacation idea. There are many ways you can enjoy fishing at Virginia Beach. Get yourself a license drop a line off a pier. That’s the quick and cheap way. Another is to hop a fishing charter boat.

There are boat charter companies such as AquaMan Sportfishing Charters which will take you out on the ocean for deepsea sport fishing. Huge Rockfish are the prime catch here as well as Yellowfin Tuna, White Marlin and Bluefin.

They will also take you into the Chesapeake Bay for inland fishing. You’ll be catching Grey Trout, Striped Bass, Black Sea Bass, Flounder, Red & Black Drum, Bluefish, Spanish Mackeral, Croaker and Spadefish.

Other options with a Virginia Beach fishing charter are wreck fishing, bottom fishing and chunking for shark.

Things to do Virginia Beach #2:

Virginia Beach has nine excellent city parks that provide outdoor recreation for visitors. The parks are an important part of the 100 miles of hiking and biking trails that Virginia Beach has to offer.

The park system provides a place to play tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, softball, playgrounds and picnics. Red Wing Park features nature trails and gardens.

Bayville Farms Park features a 20-hole disc golf course. Great Neck Park features wooded walking trails and a gazebo.

Little Island Park is ocean side and features a fishing pier, a small beach for surfing and a larger beach for swimming. The most popular is Mount Trashmore Park with two lakes, multiple playgrounds, a skate park and multi-use trails.

Things to do Virginia Beach #3:

Virginia Beach is home to the fabulous Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. All ages will find something interesting and fun at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The 300-seat IMAX is a great way to see larger-than-life movies on a screen six stories high and eight stories wide.

You can see marine animals such as harbor seals, loggerhead turtles, great horned owls, spotted eagle rays, sand tiger sharks and more. The Red Sea exhibit features a 100,000 gallon Red Sea Aquarium and a forty-foot tunnel running through it so you can view the sea animals from “under” the water.

See bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat on the 90-minute dolphin watching excursion. December through March is the time of year the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center offers whale watching excursions. Head out off the coast of Virginia Beach in search of the humpback and fin whales.

Things to do Virginia Beach #4:

If you are taking a vacation to Virginia Beach why not get in some golfing while you are there. There are three municipal golf courses available operated by the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation.

Bow Creek Municipal Golf Course is a par 70 course on Club House Road. It has several dogleg holes, challenging narrow Bermuda fairways and Bentgrass greens.

The Red Wing Lake Municipal Golf Course on Prosperity Road is a classic course design by George W. Cobb. The course uses mature loblolly pines, wetland areas and lakes to provide a scenic and challenging golf experience.

The Kempsville Greens Municipal Golf Course is on Princess Anne Road. Kempsville Greens will test you with numerous bunkers and water hazards on a par 70 course. All three municipal course feature practice facilities, driving range, putting green and practice bunkers.

Things to do Virginia Beach #5:

Shared by Rick, Virginia - My favorite vacation ideas was a family vacation we took to Virginia Beach, Virginia. We stayed there for a week at a Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort. The hotel was perfect.

We had a room with a door that opened right onto the beach. You could open the door and be on the beach in just a few steps so we enjoyed sitting out on the stoop of our room listening to the ocean and watching large ships cruise by. The hotel is at the very end of the beach so it is not crowded or very populated. There are numerous attractions that you can go to by riding a trolley.

We hardly drove the whole week. We just jumped on the trolley and went to eat, to play games, to shop, or to some beach activity that was going on for the day. We also rented bikes that we rode up and down the board walk.

That was really fun just riding up and down the board walk each evening enjoying the ocean or talking with other tourists that were on the boardwalk.

The whole trip was very reasonably priced and the number of activities and restaurants and attractions provided more than enough to do.

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