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  • Get a glimpse – Video Gallery

    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!

    outdoors

    Close Encounters

    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.

    A Sweet Ride

    A Sweet Ride

    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.

    Gentle Giants

    Gentle Giants

    Winter is when the whales visit.
     
    A Virginia Aquarium whale watching excursion just might take your breath away.

    Saving Lives

    Saving Lives

    Sea life need lifeguards too.
     
    When our aquatic friends are in need, Virginia Aquarium’s Stranding Team comes to the rescue.

    Paddling Out

    Paddling Out

    Board meeting this afternoon
     
    The best way to conquer the ocean – and earn serious beach cred – is by surfboard.

    The Spike

    The Spike

    You bring the ball, I’ll bring the net.
     
    Beach volleyball is quintessential shoreline fun, even when it brings you to your knees.

    dining

    Crab Cracking

    Technique is everything
     
    How to crack and pick your way to a feast. Backfin to claw, you'll never leave tasty crabmeat uneaten again.

    Breakfast

    Breakfast

    Surf up an appetite
     
    After sunrise surfing, a little sunny side up at a favorite local restaurant. The perfect way to start the day.

    Appetizer Golf

    Appetizer Golf

    Game on
     
    A surrey as your cart, an appetizer menu as your scorecard. It's a table-to-table tour of flavor.

    Local Flavor

    Come into our kitchen
     
    Local culinary giants share their secrets, along with recipes and how-to's for favorite restaurant dishes.

    The Feast

    The Feast

    Fun by the bushel
     
    Spread out the newspaper and dig in! It's an up-to-your-elbows crab feast with family and friends.

    Cool Evenings

    Cool Evenings

    An oceanfront night out
     
    Join an army of fun-seeking explorers for a fireside evening of fun and culinary adventure.

    beach

    Finding Yourself

    The beach life
     
    Imagine yourself an explorer, a tiger, a fish. It's possible to live a different life in Virginia Beach.

    The Rush

    The Rush

    Take a spin
     
    Buckle up for 360° of amusement. It's a whole new perspective on the beach.

    Growing Wings

    Growing Wings

    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!

    The Cruise

    The Cruise

    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.

    Spin Cycle

    Spin Cycle

    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.

    kids

    Imagination

    Giant-sized fun
     
    Big ocean, little bitty kids, great big good times. Sand, sun and surf like you've never seem them.

    Life Lessons

    Life Lessons

    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?

    BFF's

    BFFs

    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.

    The Picking

    The Picking

    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.

    fishing

    The Release

    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.

    The Big One

    The Big One

    A day on the ocean
     
    Your seagoing adventure is worth every minute of guilty pleasure, especially if you're taking a kid fishing.

    Walking The Planks

    Walking The Planks

    No pier pressure here
     
    No one's keeping score. Just kicking back over the waves to feed the fish, and reel some in too.

    Fishing Guide

    Fishing Guide

    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.

    Sea Legs

    Sea Legs

    Captain's choice
     
    A pro gives you a rundown of what's in the water, just waiting to be caught.

     

     

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