This Month, Dance the Night Away, Get Your Grub On, Take in a Perfect Back Handspring, Race for the Cure and More

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (January 17, 2017) – Visitors know in their heart of hearts that Virginia Beach is a lovely place to spend time soaking up some winter fun or embarking on a romantic getaway for a Valentine’s Day retreat. This month is full of heart-throbbing events that will fill visitors with pure enjoyment to their heart’s content.


It’s a ‘40s throwback in the Navy hangar at the Military Aviation Museum (Feb. 11) during the 1940’s Valentine’s Hangar Dance is hosting a full swing orchestra that will play favorites all night long and give guests a refresher swing dance lesson, bringing the crowd to their feet. All of the WWI and WWII planes will be displayed, and the stage will be set. Come in costume – zoot suits, pearls and cloche hats to boot – to make the wistful experience a beloved new pastime. Tickets may be purchased from the museum.


Benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Race for the Cure 5K (Feb. 11) at Mount Trashmore City Park is all about happy runners and walkers raising awareness for finding a cure for breast cancer awareness. All participants will receive a t-shirt and finishing medal.


Open to all levels, the Excalibur Cup (Feb. 17-19) is back and ready to floor the crowd. Taking place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, the gymnastics event will host more than 3,000 competitors, representing more than 25 different states and 10 different countries. Support the teams and enjoy watching the competition heat up!


The return of Virginia Beach Restaurant Week (Feb. 20-26) is the perfect excuse to treat yourself and your special someone to the best local eats, even after Valentine’s Day is over. The week is a collection of our greatest culinary moments concentrated in just seven delicious days. With more than 90 restaurants participating, taste for yourself the way VB does everything from farm-to-table to fresh seafood, and more. Take advantage of the exclusive menus and pricing at participating restaurants before your appetite bites back.


It’s time to get wild with an unforgettable experience with multiple opportunities to view the world’s largest and most beautiful marine animals aboard the Winter Wildlife Boat Tour aboard the Rudee Flipper (Dec. 26 - Mar. 20) or aboard The Atlantic Explorer at the Virginia Aquarium (Jan. 1 - Mar. 15). Spot Humpback and Fin Whales as they move in a seasonal migration along the Atlantic. Marine life sightings are incredible, and whale sightings are the number one goal; however, they’re not guaranteed. You may also see brown pelicans, northern gannets and other sea birds, all of which make a dramatic show while feeding on schools of fish.

Begin planning your stay with us this month or for later in the year. To learn more about Virginia Beach, plan a stay or request a complimentary vacation guide, contact the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau by calling 1-800-VA-BEACH or going to