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Best things to do in Virginia Beach

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Aquarium
“Aquarium focused on Virginia marine life, past & present, with an IMAX theater, boat tour & aviary.”
64local recommendations
Park
“Scenic park full of wildlife and beautiful cypress trees. Great place to take a hike or go kayaking. ”
65local recommendations
Botanical Garden
“April azaleas are the showstoppers at this lush green space, which also features 450 rose varieties.”
44local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“The home of the Orange Crush! Great nightlife scene in the warmer months. Be sure to checkout the patio bar. If you’re at ocean front for any concert on the beach, but no ticket, head to the 3rd floor bar for view of the stage. Though it gets packed so be there early. ”
65local recommendations
Outlet Mall
“The outlets are relatively new to our area, before they opened we had to travel to Williamsburg to find good deals. They opened in 2018 and have been slammed busy ever since. Lots of amazing shops and some great food options, a fun way to spend a day. ”
27local recommendations
Athletics & Sports
“This is a really fun activity for a family or anyone who wants to swing through the trees and play flying squirrel. Enjoy safely climbing among the trees. ”
29local recommendations
Park
“Enjoy miles of walking/biking trails. Nature walks. End up at the narrows where you can take a swim. ”
40local recommendations
Art Gallery
“Small but vibrant art collection and special events. Great for a rainy day.”
22local recommendations
Beach
“40 block boardwalk with bike path on the side, Blocks and blocks of food and entertainment”
29local recommendations
Water Park
“What a great way to spend the day! Water slides galore! Lots of fun for kids and the young at heart! Only a couple of miles down the road from this location!”
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Shopping Centre
“You can shop, grab a bite to eat, or catch a movie. Surrounded by other restaurants and nail spas. ”
18local recommendations
Restaurant
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“Great for sports or just hangout out. Very popular amongst locals. Lots of patio space overlooking the water. ”
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Bar
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“Very popular. Limited on site parking. They offer drinks and games nextdoor if you have to wait for a table. Local favorite ”
33local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“Write on the boardwalk. You can listen to the 31st street stage live music sitting outside next to fire pits. ”
41local recommendations
Lighthouse
“Fun for the family. Climb the lighthouse and bring a picnic lunch to stay and enjoy the views! ”
23local recommendations
Hotel
“Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.”
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