What to Do around The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
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Virginia Beach is a vibrant destination with hidden gems to discover. The endless beaches will lure you here but the dynamic dining, rich history, thriving arts and endless outdoors will keep you coming back.
201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
If you want to lose yourself in a show, The Sandler Center is the place for you. Talented local arts organizations have needed a performance and rehearsal space for years—the answer came in the form of this dreamy, state-of-the-art cultural and...
310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
Mt. Trashmore Park, so called because it occupies the same land as a former land fill, is a beautiful example of just what modern, ecologically-minded community projects can accomplish (not to mention a nice place to run around, fly a kite, or go...
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
First Landing State Park is a great alternative to the crowds along the boardwalk. Located in northeastern Virginia Beach, where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the park is close to the the heavily touristed oceanfront but feels...
745 Duke St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
I've always been fascinated by the delicate beauty of glass art sculpture. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio offers free demos from Wednesdays to Sundays, allowing visitors a front row seat as master artists create beautiful glass pieces using...
2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
The Virginia Beach Coast Guard Station was the first in the country, and has seen more than its fair share of tragedy and legend in more than 100 years. The site now houses a small museum and gift shop, and also leads a walking tour (with a...
Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Climb to the top of the old Cape Henry Lighthouse, the first lighthouse built by the US government, for a rejuvenating walk and great view of the Chesapeake Bay. (The new black and white lighthouse is currently in operation, while the old...
3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504, USA
A great family activity in Norfolk is the Virginia Zoo. In addition to lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), the zoo has a large exhibit featuring animals from Asia. The red pandas will scamper and frolic in the trees above you—they always bring a...
3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
The siren's song lures many visitors to Virginia Beach and King Neptune welcomes everyone to the Oceanfront. The three-mile-long boardwalk is popular with runners and those out for a leisurely stroll, while a separate bike path allows cyclists to...
1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
Located alongside the Nauticus Museum in downtown Norfolk, a tour of this ship gives you a taste of what life at sea was like. Fun anytime of year, it's a rare opportunity to hop aboard one of these vessels. The Norfolk/Virginia Beach area has a...
308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, as well as countless inlets and waterways, Virginia Beach was made for rejuvenating in the outdoors. Rudee Inlet SUP offers dolphin tours, surfing, and sunset SUP...
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Sandbridge Beach is a favorite among locals but lesser known to visitors. So it's likely you'll find more solitude and strips of unoccupied sand here than at some of the area's better known beaches. There are a few services and amenities,...
1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457, USA
With over 60 aircraft from WWI and WWII on site, the tours give great insight into how these planes were built & restored, and what it takes to fly them. Many of the aircraft are in flying condition and can also be seen in air shows across the...
200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Wildlife isn't the first thing that usually comes to mind when thinking of Virginia Beach, but get in a boat and head out to sea, and all of that changes. The Virginia Aquarium offers wildlife boat tours that leave from Rudee Inlet year round,...
6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518, USA
Looking for a little peace and quiet within the city? The Norfolk Botanical Garden is a great plance to meander for a few hours and lose yourself. With over 155 acres and changing seasonal gardens, there is always something new to see. The gardens...
198 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
General MacArthur's final resting place is an unexpectedly vibrant location. The MacArthur Memorial Museum is a great tribute to his life, as well as a fascinating collection of artifacts from our nation's mid-20th century. It's a must for any...
3211 Lynnhaven Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay were historically a haven for oysters until pollution and a series of viruses decimated the population in the 1980s. Thanks to conservation efforts and the hard work of a handful of dedicated watermen, oysters...
Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA, USA
The three-mile Virginia Beach Boardwalk and adjacent bike path offer more than your typical beachside attractions. You can enjoy live music acts, pier fishing, and an array of sculptures during a leisurely stroll here. Keep an eye out for the King...
849 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
Visitors to Virginia Beach should take full advantage of swim season and visit Ocean Breeze Waterpark (open May through September). This family-friendly park offers 30+ rides for thrill seekers, loungers, and little buccaneers. Float down the...
2207 Mt Pleasant Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322, USA
Something about changing leaves and cooler weather means it's time to ride around on bales of hay and get lost in a field of vegetables. Family farm Bergey's Breadbasket has a full suite of fall fun on the farm in September and October. Every...
4280 Blackwater Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457, USA
Just outside Virginia Beach, there is a vineyard open to the public each fall, but unlike most vineyards, there's no wine. Blackwater Vineyards is a pick-your-own farm for fresh grapes, with ten varieties of Muscadine and Scuppernong grapes for...
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
There's a growing public art movement in Virginia Beach. One of the town's favorite pieces is The Kiss, a bronze statue created by artist Gary Aslum. The statue was commissioned by a longtime resident in memory of her late husband.