Centrally located on the Mid-Atlantic coast, Virginia Beach offers easy accessibility for meeting attendees and planners alike. Within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population, Virginia Beach is minutes away from Norfolk International Airport, major train stations and seaports. Here are a few tools to make your arrival and departure trouble-free.
Norfolk International Airport is 20 minutes from the oceanfront and is serviced by most major U.S. carriers, www.takeorf.com, (757) 857‑3351(757) 857‑3351. If you choose to arrive at the Norfolk International Airport you may then get to Virginia Beach by the airport shuttle. Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, (757) 877-0221(757) 877-0221, also services this area.
No matter what size your convention or meeting, Virginia Beach's Sales and Services team is happy to provide you with world-class transportation-planning assistance at the drop of a hat. Just ask!
All roads lead to Virginia Beach. When traveling from routes northwest of the Hampton Roads region, motorists are encouraged to use a faster, alternate route via I-664 Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel (MMMBT), off of I-64 East, to make getting here a breeze. While the mileage to reach the beach could be greater, I-664 tends to be less congested and the time spent idling in traffic is statistically reduced. Simply take I-64 East, to I-664 (Exit # 264), to I-264 (Exit # 15 A), which will lead to the oceanfront. When leaving to return home, take I-264 West to I-664 North (Exit #299) to I-64 West (Exit #1 A).
When approaching from the west, other routes are Interstate 64, U.S. 460 or U.S. 58. From the north and south, convenient routes include Interstates 85 or 95, U.S. 17 and U.S. 13 (crossing the world-famous Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel, a 17-mile span connecting Virginia's Eastern Shore with Virginia Beach). These routes intersect with Interstate 64, which connects with the Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway, Interstate 264, and leads directly to the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
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Water is never far away in Virginia Beach - the city contains 51.3 square miles of water. Linking the Chesapeake Bay and James River estuaries is the Hampton Roads harbor, one of the finest natural harbors and home port to the world's largest naval base. Here, the Intracoastal Waterway begins at mile marker 1. From Virginia Beach, recreational boaters can travel as far north as Boston and south to Brownsville, Texas.
Navigators along the East Coast can reach Virginia Beach by plotting a course on the Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean. For more information about local marinas and slip fees, call 1-800-VA BEACH.
For private transportation options like charter buses, limousine services, taxis and rental cars, look no further than your helpful Virginia Beach Convention Services Staff. They've got the tools and the know-how to get you moving in the right direction—to the beach!
Virginia Beach also offers a diverse range of public transportation options to get you to your destination. From the VB Wave to convenient shuttle services, Virginia Beach has your ticket to ride. Visit www.gohrt.com, or call (757) 222-6100 for more information on routes schedules, and fares.
The adventurous types in the group will love that Virginia Beach offers bikes, surreys and roller blades to get around town. All can be rented, along with safety equipment, at various hotels and other locations up and down the boardwalk. Cost and availability varies by location.
For a unique experience, special motorcoach tours to regional destinations can also be arranged. If there's a captain and crew in your midst, you might want to sightsee by boat. Call the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at (757) 497-8000 or Bubba's Marina at Lynnhaven Inlet, (757) 481-3513.
Virginia Beach’s home on the Mid-Atlantic coastline makes it an easily accessible and desired meeting location for attendees and planners alike. Within a day’s drive of half the country’s population and right down the road from Norfolk International Airport, major train stations and seaports, Virginia Beach has all the tools to make your arrival and departure from our welcoming shores simpler than ever.
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