Virginia Beach attracts many families and beach lovers over the summer season, starting from Memorial Day weekend and lasting way into the fall. There is a lot to do besides lie on the beach or by the pool, though! Check out the following summer activities and find out everything that Virginia Beach has to offer.
Visit Atlantic Fun Park
Atlantic Fun Park is a great destination whether you're at Virginia Beach with friends or family. There are plenty of kid friendly rides, as well as more adrenaline pumping ones like the Slingshot and the Sea Dragon. You can easily spend a full day here playing games and discovering rides.
Stroll Down Beach Street USA
Walk down Atlantic Avenue between 17th and 25th streets on any summer evening, and you're sure to see a huge variety of entertainers along the sidewalk. Jugglers, magicians, and bands line the area known as Beach Street USA. With free nightly performances and concerts, you can have a fun night out without spending a dime.
Bike Through the Local Parks and Reserves
If you want a more active day, try biking through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park. Both parks have a range of beautiful environments, ranging from unspoiled beaches to maritime forests and tall dunes. You can also check out the great wildlife in the parks, like wild horses and bald eagles. Try your best not to disturb the local animals though, since they are protected!
Explore Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
If you have curious kids with you, or if you just want to spend a day getting a little education on the Virginia Beach area, check out the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Try to get on one of the behind the scenes tours to see how this Marine Science Center functions. Even if you don't join a tour, you can still enjoy over 300 species at the aquarium ranging from harbor seals to sand tiger sharks.
Parasail Down the Shore
Not only will parasailing satisfy the thrillseeker in you, but you will also get some of the most fantastic panoramic views of Virginia Beach. Fly up to 1,000 feet in the air and see the shoreline from an entirely different angle. Be sure to book in advance though, as this is a pretty popular activity in Virginia Beach and fills up quickly.
Watch a Baseball Game at Harbor Park
Watching a baseball game under Harbor Park's lights is a great way to wind down after a fun day out and about. Even if you're not a huge baseball fan, sitting in the stands on a summer evening is one of the best all-American summer experiences you can have.
No matter what your travel style is, you can definitely find something to do in Virginia Beach in the summer. Try one of the activities above, or check with the Virginia Beach hotels to see what they can recommend and book for you!
Photo by Mary Pat Collins via Trover.com