Growing up in a small beach town helped to mold me into a beach lover, but when I moved to Virginia Beach 15 years ago, I fully began to understand beach living. Virginia Beach is a much bigger city than my small hometown, but offers the best of 2 worlds, equaling the true coastal living experience. If a beautiful sandy beach that stretches for miles is what your family craves, Virginia Beach is your place. If you desire amazing restaurants and attractions, our city can meet that need as well!
Whether you’re a young family, older adults, or in between Virginia Beach gives the ideal location to plan your vacation! Before having children, my husband and I enjoyed the relaxing sandy beach by day and the fun filled and delicious restaurants the Virginia Beach night life has to offer. It was a no brainer to choose Virginia Beach as the city we bought our first home; the city has all we wanted to offer our future family.
After having children, we were so glad we chose to call this city home. We are able to stroll the boardwalk, visit the various themed play sets located up and down the boardwalk (Grommit Park and the Pirate Ship structure are my boys’ favorites), and of course visit the other area attractions. We spend at least 3 days a week at Ocean Breeze Waterpark where there are rides and water features for all ages! The wave pool is where my oldest chooses to spend his day, while the Buccaneer Bay area is my youngest’s choice. We are beyond excited to see the new addition this year called Adventure River.
Another favorite place to spend our days is the Virginia Aquarium. This is a must see for any visitor to the beach! You are sure to satisfy anyone’s tastes by watching the seals splash and swim, touch and observe animals in the touch tank, or even cruise the waters spotting dolphins! With two separate buildings with a nature trail in between, your day will be filled with learning and fun (and if you have children they are sure to sleep well at night)! To end your day’s adventures, you can unwind by taking a coastal tour of Virginia where you will sample and enjoy the amazingly delicious meals our area can present you. If you like to enjoy music and festivals while you vacation, the beach has something for you too! Beachstreet USA offers the best of local and national musical talent, plus festivals and events throughout the summer to keep you and your family busy and entertained. My husband and I used to love sitting on local patios enjoying music and fireworks, and now our children love the festivals, shows, and events that are constantly offered!
If your family is planning a vacation, Virginia Beach should definitely be at the top of your list. The past 15 years have been the happiest of my life and Virginia Beach has been the home of many precious memories. I can not think of another place that could offer so many fun beach trips, museums outings, appetizing meals, and family attractions. I am so happy to call this city my home and extremely grateful that my children get to live and love so many of their life’s moments here.
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