Finding great outdoor fun and adventure in Virginia Beach is easy; the question is deciding where to go.

The waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay are obvious draws, but swimming and beach time are just the beginning. There are also miles and miles of hiking and biking paths at the city and state parks, as well as public golf courses, great fishing, kayak and canoeing, and annual outdoor festivals for the whole family to enjoy.

If indoor fun is more your speed, you’ll find loads of dining and shopping opportunities around the city, from the colorful and eclectic ViBe Creative District at the Oceanfront to the sophisticated and bustling Town Center, which is also home to two of Virginia Beach’s performing arts venues, the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts and Zeiders American Dream Theater.

The Virginia Beach Convention Center is an exciting destination for any meeting or event, and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is just one of the city’s many visually compelling spaces, offering changing exhibitions from national and international artists, just minutes from the Oceanfront.

History buffs are sure to learn something new at any one of the city’s historic sites and museums. And for an up-close look at the amazing world of this coastal city’s nearby underwater life, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is 700,000 gallons of mystery and entertainment that includes touch tanks, exhibits, and live animal habitats.

Whatever ​your interest, Virginia Beach has something for you.​

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