Things to Do in Virginia Beach
- Virginia Beach is a popular destination for families and active travelers.
- Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit, towel, and any beach gear you might need during your stay.
- Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself while soaking up the sun.
- Wear flip-flops to the beach, as the sand can get very hot in the summer.
The first British colonists to land in America didn’t arrive on the Mayflower or land on Plymouth Rock. It was at Jamestown where colonists from the Virginia Company first settled in 1607. And the spot where they landed is now First Landing State Park, a National Natural Landmark that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. There are no manmade vestiges of this history to see here, but visitors can explore the same beaches, waterways and cypress swamps that early colonists encountered on their arrival. Aside from the history, First Landing State Park is also a great spot to enjoy nature, with 1.5 miles of beach, campground, cabins, and nine hiking and biking trails that run for 19 miles through the park’s lagoons, dunes and beachfront.
A family-friendly destination in Virginia Beach, the Hunt Club Farm offers agricultural-themed entertainment and activities, including pony rides and seasonal festivals. Take the kids to the petting zoo, then head to the farm market, where you can find handmade gifts, plants, and seasonal products.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark offers family-friendly fun in sunny Virginia Beach. Splash in the wave pool, get thrilled on the park's 30 water slides, or just lounge with the family at a kid-friendly water playground. Beat the heat at the seasonal, outdoor waterpark.