While in staying at our hotel you can enjoy some of the exciting nearby local attractions listed below and enjoy The Virginia
Beach Boardwalk one short block from our hotel - You'll see everything you ever imagined along this famous boardwalk. Sidewalk entertainers, amusements, free concerts, gift shops, restaurants, and much more! A "must do" on your vacation.
OCEAN BREEZE FESTIVAL PARK- Only 5 minutes from the hotel, this fun theme park has it all! Make a big splash at Wild Water Rapids, the exciting water park that's fun for the entire family! Discover Grand Prix Formula-1 racing, family tracks, kid's rides & more at Motorworld. Explore the mystery & thrill of 36 hole Shipwreck Golf or step into the "Strike Zone" batting arena. 849 General Booth Blvd., VA Beach. (757) 422-4444.
The Virginia Marine Science Museum - Dolphin tours
717 General Booth Boulevard (757) 425-FISH As the state's largest aquarium and marine science facility, the museum represents the marine environment in two buildings with over 800,000-gallons of aquariums and live animal habitats, and more than 100 hands-on exhibits. Animal highlights include sharks, sea 1997 "Travel Attraction of the Year" by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Virginia Marine Science Museum is one of the top 10 most visited aquariums in the country.
The Old Coast Guard Station
24th Street and Atlantic Avenue (757) 422-1587 An actual Life-Saving/Coast Guard Station built in 1903, this museum vividly depicts its history as well as the many shipwrecks of the coast of Virginia
Contemporary Art Center
2200 Parks Ave. (757) 425-0000 of fine art with a focus of presenting 20th century art in its many forms and expressions.
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Formerly known as GTE Virginia
Beach Amphitheater. Verizon Wireless has 7,500 reserved seats located under the pavilion roof, each with an unobstructed view of the stage. These theater style seats offer plenty of leg room for you to enjoy the show. Two giant video screens in the reserved section bring you up close to the action on stage.
Oceana Naval Air Station
Oceana Boulevard or London Bridge Road (757) 433-3131 Watch the Navy's most sophisticated aircraft land and take off. Oceana is one of the U. S. Navy's four master jet bases and has 22 aviation squadrons. It is home base to the U.S. Navy's F-14 Tomcat fighter planes. Seasonal tours of the Air Station are available.
BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Located at the south end of Sandbridge, this unspoiled wilderness contains 7,700 acres of beach, dunes, woodlands, and marsh. Possible sightings at the refuge include deer, wild horses, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, minks, foxes, hawks, osprey, owls, herons, swans, bald eagles, loggerhead turtles, and in the surf… pilot whales and dolphins! Hike/bike through the refuge or take a ride on the trams that run through the refuge daily. Tram info: (757) 498-BIRD. Refuge Office: (757) 721-2412.
AMERICAN ROVER - Sail on Norfolk's only "Tall Ship". This stunning, classic 35 ft topsail schooner is the largest 3-masted passenger top sailer schooner under U.S. flag. Fully equipped with all the modern amenities for a safe & comfortable sail. Group rates. Norfolk. (757) 627-7245.
NAUTICUS MARITIME CENTER - Navigate a supertanker, build a ship, land a plane, predict the weather, drill for oil, touch sea creatures & more! Norfolk Waterside. (757) 664-1000.
Carrie B Harbor Tours (seasonal)
Entertaining captains provide a fun, fact filled narrated tour of historic Norfolk Harbor while cruising on an exact replica of a 19th-century Mississippi River paddle wheeler. Carrie B Harbor Tour guests view the site of the battle between the famous Monitor and Merrimac and see the nation's first naval shipyard, or the nation's largest naval station with a close look at the huge "gray ladies" of the Atlantic fleet, including destroyers, nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers. Cruise ships, supertankers and tugboats continuously sail past The Waterside and the Norfolk skyline. Special group rates available. 1238 Bay St., Portsmouth, VA 23704. (757) 393-4735.
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Located on the second floor of Nauticus: The National Maritime Center in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Admission to the museum is free. On site parking is very limited, but there are several city operated parking garages within walking distance. Guided tours available from 10 am to 4 pm most days of the week. Call 757-322-2986 to arrange group tours.
HISTORICAL WILLIAMSBURG - Journey back into the 18th-century in this gracious colonial town. You can watch costumed artisans recreate early American crafts, dine in Authentic 18th century taverns or explore elegant formal gardens. Call 800-447-8679 for information.
Mount Trashmore, Kids Cove - Virginia Beach (757) 473-5251
Virginia Beach Farmer's Market - Virginia Beach (757) 427-4395
Pavilion Convention Center - Virginia Beach (757) 437-4774
Francis Land House - Virginia Beach (757) 340-1732