Family Time

  • Explore Old Cape Henry Lighthouse

    Take your family back in time to 1792, when the  Cape Henry lighthouse silently guarded the entryway to the Chesapeake Bay. It's the oldest government-built lighthouse in America! The "new" lighthouse was built in 1881 and is the tallest cast iron lighthouse in the country. Both will give your family a glimpse into coastal history and offer a unique perspective on  Virginia Beach's past.

    Family surf lessons

    Grab a board and a great attitude and head to the beach for some sun and surf. As a family, you'll learn the basics of  paddling out and  catching a wave. It's the perfect activity for bonding and sure to be great fun. Who knows, you might discover a new hobby along the way.

    Play with seals at the Virginia Aquairum

    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with one of nature's creatures is right here. Go behind-the-scenes and in the water with some friendly harbor seals at the Virginia Aquarium. Learn what it takes to keep them healthy, what they eat, and other amazing facts while immersing yourself in their environment. This is a truly  magical experience for the whole family.

    Surrey ride on the Boardwalk

    Fun for the whole family, surreys are a great way to check out Virginia Beach's  3-mile boardwalk and add a little adventure to your family outing. Comfortably seating 4, surreys offer a unique ride into beach culture and are sure to make your trip to the boardwalk a memorable one.


  • Family Time

    Kids have a habit of growing up way too fast, so it's important to cherish the times you have the whole family together. Here are a few activities to do just that:

  • In Virginia Beach, every day holds a unique story and adventure waiting to be discovered. From a much needed girlfriend's retreat to an unforgettable experience with the whole family, our shores are equipped to help you make the most of your precious time on the sand. We've put together a few activity suggestions to help you plan your escape to Virginia Beach. Feel free to customize your trip to how you live the life and don't be afraid to ask a local what they recommend. The beach life is yours for the taking. Dive in!

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