Virginia Beach, VA is located on the Atlantic Ocean, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It is the largest and most populous city in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, with a population of 440,415 as reported in 2008.
Virginia Beach is best known as a resort city, and for its beach "strip" which is listed in Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest pleasure beach. As you might imagine, the climate in Virginia beach is "subtropical", and the weather is affected by close proximity to the ocean. Winters here are usually mild, and snowfall is rare. The wettest seasons are the spring and summer. January is the coldest month with an average low of 32 degrees Fahrenheit and July is the hottest month with an average high of 87 degrees Fahrenheit. The area enjoys an average of 213 sunny days each year.
When you're finished enjoying the ocean view, there are many other things to do. You'll find opportunities to play tennis or golf, to go boating, fishing or bicycling, and other outdoor activities are plentiful. You'll also like to visit the city parks with playgrounds and ballfields, and the skate park at Mt. Trashmore.
Beyond outdoor activities, there are exciting attractions to enjoy mixed in with historic sites and museums that will give you a look into the Old South. If you're planning a family vacation, there are lots of places kids love. The Ocean Breeze Water Park, for example, is 1.5 miles from the beach and lets you enjoy the water in quite a different way. The Park includes 16 waterslides, and a children's area where they can turn into pirates at Buccaneer Bay. Other things to check out include pirate cruises, gocart parks, and free sidewalk entertainment each night in season.
Dining out can be simple or an adventure. You can find anything from a hot dog at the beach to any one of the following cuisines: Asian, Caribbean, Greek, Hispanic, Italian, Spanish, and of course seafood and steak restaurants.
If you get the urge to shop 'til you drop, you won't be disappointed. You'll find specialty shops to boutiques to malls. The Shops at Hilltop is only two miles from the ocean and offers over 120 stores, services and dining opportunities. Located just minutes from the oceanfront, Lynnhaven Mall is the home of over 180 stores and 17 restaurants. For your further enjoyment, stop by the AMC Theatre to watch a movie in one of their 18 screening rooms with stadium seating.
There is no way to summarize what a vacation in Virginia Beach offers. You just need to come see for yourself!
We have vacation rentals for your enjoyment in several locations. Visit our beach locations page for more information about these locations and the rentals we have in each area, or search our properties based on dates and amenities. Call us with any questions you may have or if you need help finding that perfect rental. We are here to help make your vacation in Virginia Beach a fantastic time!