Virginia Beach is one of the most breathtaking places on earth. And perhaps no other place conjures up such a spirit of romance and history where rolling hills give way to polished presidential manors and charming scenic town views. The diversity of things to do can no doubt be overwhelming especially if you are visiting for the first time but also dazzling and exciting at the same time.
And the best part: Whether you are a history buff or beach lover, there are plenty of amazing tourist attractions ranging from the scenic mountains and valleys to the century-old historic sites dating back to the World War II. In this blog post, we have covered some of the top rated tourist attractions you’ll find in Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Walking around Virginia Beach, it would be hard to miss the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Built in 1888, the Virginia Beach Boardwalk is an iconic 3-mile long marvel at the Oceanfront that stretches from the 2nd to the 40th street. It features a separate bike path that’s ideal for rollerblading, strolling and biking and nautical sculptures that adorn the streets. Its perfect for walking, skateboarding or simply having some quiet time.
The Military Aviation Museum
The Military Aviation Museum is appropriately named in one sense: it is dedicated to military aircraft with planes from all around the world. It is home to some of the largest private collections of World War II. And that’s not all. Unlike most other collections, almost all the collections at the Military Aviation Museum have been restored to flying condition. So you’ll not only get to see military flying birds but also experience seeing them fly again.
Cape Henry Lighthouse
Cape Henry Lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be authorized by the U.S government in 1792. It was actually the first federally funded project that was authorized by President George Washington after the Revolutionary War. If you’re up for a workout and want to see the best of Virginia’s Coast, climbing to the top of Cape Henry Lighthouse definitely has to be in the cards.
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is a contemporary art museum that features changing exhibitions ranging from photography, painting, visual media and sculpture from internationally acclaimed artists. It exists to foster exploration, awareness, and understanding of contemporary art.
Sand bridge Beach
The Sandbridge Beach is a secluded beach hideaway located just a short drive south of the Oceanfront District. It provides a peaceful low key atmosphere for people that want to slow down and unwind as well as a bevy of open waters that are great for hiking, kayaking, and fishing.
Don’t be fooled by the stories you’ve heard. Virginia Beach is actually anything but boring. And with plenty more tourist attractions to visit, you’ll no doubt have a blast every day all day.