Spring has sprung! As the days grow longer and the ocean air gets warmer, the very best of Virginia Beach blossoms. Spring brings with it plenty of opportunities to soak up our coastal city’s vast outdoors, explore our miles of pristine coastline and waterways, pick fresh local produce and celebrate alongside the locals at some of the season’s most beloved celebrations.
Just a few minutes outside of Sandbridge lives 8,000 acres of farmland known as the Pungo Agricultural District, featuring 16 pick-your-own farms where you can pick your own bushel of fresh berries, produce, or even a bouquet of wildflowers. If that’s not enough to celebrate, join the locals for the annual Pungo Strawberry Festival – a two-day strawberry-centric event with over 50 strawberry delicacies, family activities, live entertainment, a parade, carnival, and much more.
With the milder temperatures, spring is our favorite time to get out on the water and explore the diverse marine life surrounding Virginia Beach. Whether you want to get up close with dolphins or are looking to test your skill reeling in a big flounder from the Chesapeake Bay, the waters of Virginia Beach are ready to be explored.
From endless culinary treasures at our local farmer's markets to mouthwatering seasonal seafood options, find out what's fresh in Virginia Beach this spring.
As the temperatures rise, we can't get enough time outside in Virginia Beach. Luckily, with so many places offering outdoor seating, you can enjoy every last second in the sun, even while you eat!
Located on the active Fort Story Military Base, the Cape Henry Lighthouse is a pillar of our local and national history which you can explore first-hand. There is no air conditioning or electricity in the lighthouse, which makes spring an ideal time to make the climb.
There's no offseason for history in Virginia Beach, and with a lineup of museums and historic homes, and events such as the Military Aviation Museum's Warbirds over the Beach, spring is the perfect time to travel back to the very roots of our nation.