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EXPERIENCE AN AMERICAN CLASSIC

The Beach Life communicates in a language that’s understood by all, giving international group travelers not only a taste of the beauty of this coastal environment, but the wealth of activities that sets Virginia Beach apart from all others. All you need to do is walk the boardwalk and breathe in the fresh Atlantic air to realize we’re all here for the same reason.

ARRIVAL IN THE UNITED STATES

International travelers can enter the U.S. via gateway airports in New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Charlotte and Atlanta. Virginia Beach is served by Norfolk International Airport, just 20 minutes away from the oceanfront, as well as Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

DRIVING DISTANCE FROM U.S. CITIES

Atlanta, GA 578 mi / 930 km
Baltimore, MD 243 mi / 391 km
Boston, MA 583 mi / 938 km
Charlotte, NC 350 mi / 563 km
Chicago, IL 886 mi / 1394 km
Cleveland, OH 556 mi / 895 km
Detroit, MI 718 mi / 1155 km
New York, NY 348 mi / 560 km
Philadelphia, PA 249 mi / 410 km
Pittsburgh, PA 482 mi / 776 km
Richmond, VA 104 mi / 167 km
St. Louis, MO 990 mi / 1593 km
Washington D.C. 200 mi / 322 km
Montreal, Quebec 765 mi / 1224 km
Quebec City, Quebec 854 mi / 1366 km
Toronto, Ontario 800 mi / 1280 km

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

  Air(High) Air(Low) Water
JAN 48°F/09°C 34°F/01°C 47°F/08°C
FEB 50°F/10°C 35°F/01°C 48°F/09°C
MAR 58°F/14°C 41°F/05°C 48°F/09°C
APR 67°F/19°C 50°F/10°C 48°F/09°C
MAY 76°F/24°C 59°F/15°C 58°F/14°C
JUN 82°F/28°C 67°F/19°C 67°F/19°C
  Air(High) Air(Low) Water
JUL 87°F/30°C 72°F/22°C 73°F/23°C
AUG 85°F/29°C 72°F/22°C 76°F/24°C
SEP 80°F/26°C 67°F/19°C 72°F/22°C
OCT 70°F/21°C 53°F/11°C 67°F/19°C
NOV 61°F/16°C 46°F/07°C 60°F/16°C
DEC 52°F/11°C 37°F/02°C 53°F/12°C

WHAT TO EXPECT IN VIRGINIA BEACH:

Electricity: Electricity voltage is 110, but an adapter may be used to convert from 220.

Passport: Check with consulates at home for visa and passport requirements.

Tipping and Taxes: It is customary to tip 15-20% of the bill for restaurant and taxi service, and hotel porterage ranges from $1-$2 per bag. Taxes are 14% for accommodations, 11.5% for restaurants and 6% for retail sales.

INTERNATIONAL BROCHURES

Virginia Beach publishes general brochures printed in English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Portuguese. Request a copy by calling 800-700-7702 or visiting the Visitor Information Center, located at the end of I-264, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway, across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

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