Renowned for its beautiful Atlantic beaches, Virginia Beach is a popular destination with tourists from across the United States and further afield. The Virginia city hosts a wide array of resort hotels as well as economy and business-friendly establishments making it easy for any visitor to find a hotel to suit their needs. What’s more, all of these hotels are easily accessible from a number of regional and international airports, including those in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Williamsburg.
Visitors will find the majority of hotels in Virginia Beach are located on the oceanfront. These hotels, many of which are resort-style establishments, offer quick and easy access to most of the city’s tourist attractions as well as stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. However, there is also a selection of hotels situated in the town center that offer convenience passage to many of the city’s business amenities.
Many of Virginia Beach’s resort hotels feature amenities such as open air swimming pools, health spas and onsite restaurants. Visitors wishing to stay in a less expensive, traditional hotel room shouldn’t feel left out; the city itself offers a vast selection of similar amenities. Those staying in an oceanfront establishment will find themselves within touching distance of the city’s best tourist attraction of all: the beach.
With sandy beaches stretching miles, visitors will find a great deal of activities to enjoy. From swimming and surfing to kayaking and parasailing, there’s plenty to keep you active in this part of the world. Of course, a sizable chunk of Virginia Beach settles for the more relaxing pursuit of sunbathing.
Flanking the beach is the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, a three-mile stretch that is renowned on the East Coast. Visitors looking to eat and drink are inundated with choices, while the boardwalk’s variety of attractions will keep almost any visitor occupied. A number of amusement park rides, including a Ferris wheel which offers a great view of the Atlantic, are sure to interest those traveling with children, as is the Virginia Aquarium.
Along the boardwalk, visitors will find the likes of the Cape Henry Lighthouse, the Norwegian Lady statues, the Naval Aviation monument Park, the Old Coast Guard Station, and the Atlantic Wildfowl Museum. Visitors should definitely stop to take a photo of the statue of Neptune. After all, Virginia Beach is known at “Neptune City”.
Those looking to get out and about might enjoy a trip to any of the numerous parks situated in and around Virginia Beach, including the First Landing State Park, Chincoteague National Wildlife Park, and the Botanic Gardens. Meanwhile, boat trips out on the Atlantic provide a range of stunning sites, not least the coastal scenery. The region is also home to a number of golf courses, for those looking to get a round or two in.
Mount Trashmore Park is another popular attraction. Despite its rather odorous name, the park, which is built on the site of a former landfill, offers some picturesque scenery and is inundated with activities and attractions to enjoy. A number of Virginia Beach hotels are located close by for those that wish to stay in this serene part of the city.