With the holidays coming up, it’s the perfect excuse to take time off and head to Virginia Beach. From the scenic views to the majestic historic places to visit, there’s an endless array of things to do. However, if you’re visiting for the first time, you might have a hard time figuring out what to do. Here are a few ideas to help you make the most out of your vacation.
Explore the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a 9,108-acre habitat that provides refuge for a wide assortment of wildlife including both endangered and threatened white-tailed deer, migratory birds, turtles, river otters, and red and grey foxes. It features maritime forests, freshwater marshes, ponds, ocean beaches, large sand dunes, and barrier islands. Because of its unique geographic location, it provides remarkable overlapping ranges for both northern and southern species thereby creating room for biodiversity.
With an abundance of local waterways, kayaking is one of the best ways to explore Virginia Beach. And the best part: there are plenty of places to kayak. So whether you’re looking for calm waters and low traffic or majestic waters to paddle out your prowess, you can still find waters for every skill level.
Relax at the Beach
Virginia Beach has an outstanding collection of beaches where you can indulge as you savor the fresh air. From beach games to simply just resting, you’ll never really run out of things to do. So grab a chair, umbrella and some cold drinks and simply hit the reset button.
Visit the Military Aviation Museum
If you are a history buff, then you’ll love the Military Aviation Museum. Home to one of the largest collection of military air birds, you’ll get to see the heritage and machinery of World War I and World War II. And the best part: most of the planes are restored to prior condition so you’ll get to not only see the planes but also experience seeing them being flown during flight demonstrations.
Visit the Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
Wrap up your trip by heading up into the trees at the Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium for some high flying fun. There are 15 different treetop obstacles at varying degrees of difficulty to make the challenge all the more exciting. Plus you’ll also get to enjoy climbing up illuminated trees and have fun moments at the zip lines across Owls Creek.
Virginia Beach offers everything for everyone making it the perfect holiday destination for just about anyone.