Virginia Beach – a Classic Coastal City
Virginia Beach features miles of beautiful beaches, a 3-mile long oceanfront boardwalk, and a host of state parks, including Mount Trashmore Park and the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. You'll also find historic sites such as Cape Henry – the first landing point of English colonists bound for Jamestown – as well as the Adam Thouroughgood House, one of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia.
Nearby Norfolk offers such attractions as the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin and Nauticus, a National Maritime Center with an interactive science and technology focus, and the Mariners' Museum in Newport News.
Other area must-sees are the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Botanical Garden, the Virginia Zoo, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and the Children's Museum of Virginia, the state's largest interactive children's museum and home of the Lancaster train collection.