More than words or even pictures, these short films give you a real taste of Living the Life. Choose from
this collection of classic Virginia Beach experiences to get a feel for the many ways a vacation here aims
to please. Sit back and enjoy the vibe!
Amazing creatures may pop up when you’re out for a paddle.
Ocean kayaking puts you front and center for a dolphin and pelican show.
Take a trek through First Landing State Park.
By foot, bike or Segway, there’s a natural path to fun through Virginia’s most-visited state park.
Winter is when the whales visit.
A Virginia Aquarium whale watching excursion just might take your breath away.
Sea life need lifeguards too.
When our aquatic friends are in need, Virginia Aquarium’s Stranding Team comes to the rescue.
Board meeting this afternoon
The best way to conquer the ocean – and earn serious beach cred – is by surfboard.
You bring the ball, I’ll bring the net.
Beach volleyball is quintessential shoreline fun, even when it brings you to your knees.
Technique is everything
How to crack and pick your way to a feast. Backfin to claw, you'll never leave tasty crabmeat uneaten again.
Surf up an appetite
After sunrise surfing, a little sunny side up at a favorite local restaurant. The perfect way to start the day.
A surrey as your cart, an appetizer menu as your scorecard. It's a table-to-table tour of flavor.
Come into our kitchen
Local culinary giants share their secrets, along with recipes and how-to's for favorite restaurant dishes.
Fun by the bushel
Spread out the newspaper and dig in! It's an up-to-your-elbows crab feast with family and friends.
An oceanfront night out
Join an army of fun-seeking explorers for a fireside evening of fun and culinary adventure.
The beach life
Imagine yourself an explorer, a tiger, a fish. It's possible to live a different life in Virginia Beach.
Take a spin
Buckle up for 360° of amusement. It's a whole new perspective on the beach.
Fly high over the ocean
Parasailing puts you 1,000 feet in the air for an unparalleled view. And you don't even have to get wet!
Pedal to the bike path
It's an excellent way to travel. Ocean on one side, shops and restaurants on the other – the boardwalk is yours to rule.
A Daddy-powered joy ride
Quick, before they're too old. Take advantage of the ultimate spinning space. Comes complete with soft sand to cushion the inevitable dizzy spell.
Big ocean, little bitty kids, great big good times. Sand, sun and surf like you've never seem them.
Kids hang ten
Bragging rights are easy to come by with surfing lessons, along with a pretty awesome sense of accomplishment. What kid doesn't need some of that?
The sandman has his day
Snow may be rare, but there's 100% chance of cool weather fun. Sand is at its peak year round.
Strawberry fields forever
What's green and red and juicy all over? Family fun at the strawberry patch – rows and rows of take-home flavor, ripe for the picking.
Surf casting for dinner
A line, a pole, a worm and a nibble. Will you know when it's just a wave? Learn the difference, and reel in your prize.
A day on the ocean
Your seagoing adventure is worth every minute of guilty pleasure, especially if you're taking a kid fishing.
No pier pressure here
No one's keeping score. Just kicking back over the waves to feed the fish, and reel some in too.
Common sense for the angler
Every tackle box should be so enlightening – some best practices for responsible fishing. Share it with your brother-in-law.
A pro gives you a rundown of what's in the water, just waiting to be caught.
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