Virginia Beach has hundreds of miles of splendid beaches, a myriad of shops, restaurants and nightclubs, spacious and beautiful state parks, historic sites, and other world-class attractions. The city delivers ample sun, sand and water. Lounge by the white sand, indulge in water sports and explore the beautiful attractions of Resort City in 48 hours-
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Day 1-Fun in Virginia Beach!
9:00am- Breakfast at Doc Taylor’s Restaurant!
Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast at the Doc Taylor’s restaurant. Their bacon, southern eggs, toast and grits is sufficient to fill up through the day!
Address: 207 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-425-1960
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-3:00pm
10:00am- Stroll along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk!
Head to the Boardwalk, a 3-mile stretch along the beach offering parasailing, surfing, bicycling, swimming and Jet Ski options. This spot offers a stunning oceanfront views. This spot has picturesque beaches, wonderful walking and biking paths, several hotels and dining establishments, historic sites, sculptures and museums. Many events and concerts are held at the Boardwalk, and it is also great spot for people-watching.
Address: From Grommet Island Park to 40th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Distance from Doc Taylor’s Restaurant: 0.3miles or 2minutes drive
12:00pm- Explore Marine Life!
Check out the sea creatures at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The aquarium houses over 800,000 gallons of marine exhibits. Check out the sea mammals, enjoy dolphin and whale-watching, and touch the horseshoe crabs, stingrays and other aquatic life creatures.
Address: 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-385-3474
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Virginia Beach Boardwalk: 2.2miles or 6 minutes drive
1:00pm- Refuel your body!
It’s lunch time! Head over to the Tautog’s Restaurant (205 23rd Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States) that serves mouthwatering seafood, or visit Waterman’s Surfside Grille (415 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States) that serves delicious seafood, rib dishes and steak.
2:00pm-Explore Old Coast Guard Station!
Head over to the Old Coast Guard Station that features the history of Virginia’s coastal maritime heritage history. It houses the rescue equipments that were used to rescue shipwrecked crews and members from a watery grave. Know about the history of rescue missions from World War II to the present day at this spot!
Address: 2401 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-422-1587
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
3:00pm- Some more history at Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum!
Check out the artifacts and displays about the wildfowl that moved through Eastern Virginia on their migrating paths at the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. The museum features the wild birds displays, such as loons, geese, ducks and more, decoys from old times to present day, and hands-on carvings. Do check the Virginia Beach pictorial history on the second floor of the museum.
Address: 1113 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-437-8432
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Old Coast Guard Station: 0.8miles or 5minutes drive
4:00pm- Fun and thrill at Ocean Breeze Water Park!
Relax and enjoy at the Ocean Breeze Water Park that features sixteen water slides, water playground and rides, and a million gallon wave pool.
Address: 849 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-422-4444
Distance from Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum: 2.2miles or 5minutes drive
5:00pm- Go Shopping!
Head over to the La Promenade Distinctive Shoppes (1860 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454, United States) that features about 22 stores, from fashion to accessories to kitchenware to home furnishings to gifts, and more. You can also go to The Shops at Hilltop (1604 Hilltop West Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States) that features more than 120 specialty stores and boutiques, from beautiful home decor to modern and classic apparel to electronic, accessories, gifts and jewelry shops.
7:00pm- Drinks at Murphy’s Virginia Beach Irish Pub!
Head over to the Murphy’s for evening drinks. Enjoy the live music while sipping drinks and having small bites of Irish pub grub at this spot.
Address: 2914 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-417-7701
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00am-2:00am; Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-2:00am
8:00pm- Dinner at Catch 31 Fish House and Bar!
Enjoy beach side dining experience at the Catch 31 Fish House and bar! Relish the shrimp, oysters, mussels, crabs and other seafood fare, soak in the oceanfront views, and enjoy the music at the Catch 31.
Address: 3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-213-3472
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 6:30am-10:00pm; Saturday: 7:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 7:00am-10:00pm
10:00pm- Party all night long at Peabody's Nightclub!
Get on the dance floor and groove to the DJs greatest dance music at Peabody’s Nightclub. Ladies, put on your heels and get ready for a great time at Peabody’s on Friday and Thursday, as it is ladies night! Be in the fun- and party mood on Saturday as it is “Bash on the Beach” theme night.
Address: 209 21st Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-422-6212
Opening hours: Thursday-Saturday: 7:00pm-2:00am
Day 2- Explore the Culture and History of the Resort City!
9:00am- Breakfast at Big Sam's Inlet Cafe and Raw Bar!
Start your day at the Big Sam’s Inlet Cafe and Raw Bar that serves delectable seafood, American and Mexican eats for breakfast. Have the best pancakes in Virginia Beach at this cafe. It’s a fav spot for locals and travelers alike!
Address: 300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach 23451, VA US
Phone: 1 757-428-4858
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-2:00am
10:00am- Soak up some culture!
Head over to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art that features paintings, sculptors, glass, photography and interesting pieces of art by well-known artist from across the world.
Address: 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-425-0000
Distance from Big Sam’s Inlet Cafe and Raw Bar: 1.7miles or 7minutes drive
11:00am-Explore Nature at First Landing State Park!
Head over to the First State Landing Park that oozes history. It is spot where English settlers landed and settled. It is the most visited spot by nature lovers, hikers and cyclist. The park has more than 19 miles of trails for hiking and biking. A great park to explore the nature, wildlife, rare plants, cypress trees, and maritime forest!
Address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-412-2300
1:00pm- Visit Cape Henry Lighthouse!
Cape Henry has two lighthouses. The lights signal about the shipping traffic that goes through the area on the way to ports in Bay and other close by rivers. It is a historic eighteenth century lighthouse that has tower climbs offering beautiful views of the ocean. The old tower is used for triangulation, and the new one is fully automated.
Address: 583 Atlantic Avenue, Fort Story, VA 23459, United States
Phone: 1 757-422-9421
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Distance from First Landing State Park: 6.4miles or 13 minutes drive
2:00pm- Out to Lunch!
Head over to the Citrus Breakfast and Lunch (357 North Great Neck Road) that serves up American fare, or stop by Thai Arroy (608 North Birdneck Road) that serves up delicious Thai cuisines. You can also visit the Terrapin Restaurant (3102 Holly Road, Suite 514 Pinewood Square) that dishes out delectable American fare, or go to Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks Restaurant (3001 Atlantic Avenue Hilton Oceanfront) that serves up delicious seafood, or visit Manninos Italian Bistro Oceanfront (3420 Atlantic Ave) for mouthwatering Italian and Seafood fare.
3:00pm- Outdoor Fun at Jungle Golf!
Head over to the Jungle Golf that features a jungle themed mini-golf, a game room and a snack bar. Play a game with your kids at the base camp or game room, and check out the animals sculptors.
Address: 302 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-425-7240
Opening hours: Open 24 hours
4:00pm-Some more outdoor fun at Mount Trashmore!
Head over to the Mount Trashmore that has a skate park, picnic area, nature trails, lakes, a mountain and several other treats. Have a relaxing walk, climb up the mountain, play with the kids, or enjoy the nature at this spot.
Address: 310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, United States
Phone: 1 757-473-5237
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:30am-8:30pm
5:00pm- Catch a show at Sandler Center for Performing Arts!
Off to theatre! Head over to the Sandler Center for Performing Arts and enjoy the orchestra or musical show, ballet, opera or other performing arts. The center has a great lineup of music events, plays and performers.
Address: 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, United States
Phone: 1 757-385-2787
Distance from Mount Trashmore: 1.8miles or 6minutes drive
6:00pm- Indulge in Shopping!
Head over to the Pembroke Mall (4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, United States) that features more than 60 stores, such as Sears, Target, Bath & Body Works, Old Navy, Kohl’s and more.
Distance from Sandler Center for Performing Arts: 0.6miles or 5minutes drive
Indulge in some more shopping at Lynnhaven Mall (701 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, United States) that features 180 stores. Some of the popular stores at this mall are: Barnes & Noble, JCPenney, H&M, Bed bath & Beyond, Dillard’s, and more. Fill your shopping bags with the brands you love!
8:00pm-Dinner and Drinks at Ruth's Chris Steak House Virginia Beach!
Head over to the Ruth’s Chris Steak House that steak and also has an impressive wine list, spacious bar, elegant setting, and several dining areas for business meals and private gatherings. Enjoy the delicious steak and sip a few drinks!
Address: 205 Central Park Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, United States
Phone: 1 757-213-0747
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 4:00pm-9:00pm; Friday: 4:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
10:00pm- Dance to the live music at Shakas!
The night has just started in the Resort City! Head over to the Shakas nightclub that offers great live music of different genres. Dance to the live music that ranges from hip-hop to metal, rock and reggae while sipping drinks. Many local, international and national artists play at this lively entertainment spot.
Address: 2014 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
Phone: 1 757-656-9116
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00am-2:00am
A Map Guide of Day 2 Tour in Virginia Beach