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Getaway to Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is an adrenaline junkie’s dream.  Bike, blade or walk the 3-mile ocean boardwalk to soak in the sun and sea air.  Challenge your skills with the new craze of Stand-Up Surfing in Sandbridge. Kayak with dolphins in the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  Or soar with the gulls on a parasailing trip over the Atlantic Ocean

For those who enjoy the quiet, natural side of Virginia Beach, this getaway is for you! While you can still bask in the sun and play in the surf, soak up all the richness of her natural beauty.

First Landing State Park is a great place to start with camping, picnic areas, boating ramp, camp store, playground, hiking and biking trails. Located right at oceanfront, this popular park features 222 campsites and 20 cabins. They allow pets, too! The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach is an exploration for all ages featuring a huge aquarium with live sharks, hands-on exhibits, otter aquariums, touch tanks, a 3-D IMAX theater, gift shops and café. Depending upon the season you visit, take advantage of special expeditions, such as Whale Watching, Cruise the Creek and Dolphin trips. Walk along the wetland nature trail and marshlands to see those creatures, too.

Rudee Inlet is the spot to catch the big one! Hop aboard a head boat for deep-sea fishing or rent a jet ski! You can even try your luck at parasailing and see Virginia's beauty from on high! Historic Cape Henry is where America's first English settlers came ashore in 1607. Find the First Landing Cross that they erected marking their safe journey across the ocean.

The old Cape Henry Lighthouse, the oldest government-built lighthouse in the nation, sits behind the new Cape Henry Lighthouse. Climb to the top and visit their great gift shop. Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park is a great location for bird enthusiasts! Being a woodland and marsh refuge for a wide variety of migratory birds, endangered species and other wildlife, you'll probably see snow geese, marsh hawks, red foxes, loggerhead turtles and American bald eagles. False Cape is further south and accessible only by boat, tram, a 5-mile bike ride. This remote area is open to campers, too. In Virginia Beach, you'll find the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier on 14th Street, where you can fish, dine and shop.

Boardwalk with flags Virginia Beach's signature oceanfront Boardwalk is a threemile thoroughfare that hugs the resort's wide, sandy resort beach.
Boardwalk with flags Virginia Beach's signature oceanfront Boardwalk is a threemile thoroughfare that hugs the resort's wide, sandy resort beach.



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