Vacationing in Virginia Beach: Where to Eat, Sleep, and Play

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If you’re wondering if Virginia Beach, Virginia is a good place to vacation, the answer is YES! The best months to visit Virginia Beach are between May and September, when the weather is beautiful and the water is warmer. 

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Did you know that Virginia Beach holds the Guinness World Record for the longest pleasure beach in the world? That’s 35 miles of sunbathing, swimming, surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, and sand sports! 

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If you want beautiful beaches, resort-style pools, shopping, fun parks, and other conveniences right outside your front door, you’ll want to stay at the Oceanfront.

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The ViBE Creative District at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront was created to promote local art and culture. Many buildings along 18th Street and nearby streets have magnificent murals painted on their side. If you’re looking for a good photo op, the ViBE Creative District is the place to go!

ViBE Creative District 


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The Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum tells the story of the city’s rich surfing history. The museum also chronicles the development of surf culture in Virginia Beach, with exhibits on famous surfers, famous surfing spots, and the evolution of surfboard design.

Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum 


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Be sure to check out the Tarnished Truth Distillery in the historic Cavalier Hotel if you like bourbon, rye whiskey, gin, and vodka! If you want to learn more about the distilling process and their products, schedule a tour and tasting!

Tarnished Truth Distillery at the Cavalier Hotel


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If you're looking for thrills after spending time in the water, just across the street from the beach you'll find the Atlantic Fun Park! Kids and families can enjoy the Ferris wheel, rides, games, and other activities!

Atlantic Fun Park


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If you’re looking for a state park with a little bit of everything, look no further than First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. The park offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including swimming, fishing, biking, hiking, boating, and kayaking.

First Landing State Park


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