Located at the southeast end of Virginia is the region and city of Virginia Beach. Where the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet is Cape Henry, the first landing site of the English Colonists. Virginia Beach is the longest pleasure beach in the world. It has many lodging and vacation rentals, composed of many homes, villas, apartments and condos for rent. Virginia Beach defines not only a resort town, but life in an independent, historical city. Into one of the many available oceanfront vacation rentals (homes, condos, villas, apartments) you'll love the experience of the beach as well as all the vacation activities which can be practiced here.
Five museums and attractions should be on your list of things to do: The Virginia Marine Science Museum, Nauticus, Contemporary Art Center, Atlantic Waterfowl Heritage Museum, and Virginia Air and Space Museum. In these places, there are a multitude of attractions, such as aquariums, historical tours, art exhibits, studio art classes, nature exhibits, Imax movies, and much more to learn, digest, and enjoy. Kids and adults alike will love Virginia Beach's only water park, Ocean Breeze Water Park, where there are sixteen water slides, a one million gallon wave pool, and designated children area. Another point of interest, Motorworld Virginia Beach, has eight tracks, miniature golf, and batting cages. If you and your family want to take a day trip from Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens is well worth the drive. National Amusement Park Historical Association showers Busch Gardens with accolades, such as "Most Beautiful Theme Park" for fourteen consecutive years, and the world's "Favorite Theme Park" for four consecutive years. History spans over 400 years and history still stands in certain sites you should see: Adam Thoroughgood House, Francis Land House (a 200 year old plantation), Cape Henry Lights, Bayville Farm, DeWitt Cottage, Ferry Farm Plantation, Dr. John Miller-Masury House, Adam Keeling House, Old Donation Church, Pembroke Manor, Pleasant Hall, Shirley Hall, Thomas Murray House, US Coast Guard Station, Upper Wolfsnare, Weblin House, Wishart Boush House, and Wolfsnare. 208 city parks, covering a total of 4,000 acres, are in Virginia Beach. They range from picnic areas, community parks, playgrounds, to major parks. Four major ones include: Mount Trashmore Park, a 24,000 square foot skate park; First Landing State Park, Virginia's most popular park, attracting over one million, with its three aquariums and water sports rentals; False Cape State Park and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, an area where there's a mile wide barrier between Back Bay and the Atlantic. The parks are limited to primitive camping, hiking, boating, and bicycling. Virginia Beach is by no means small. More attractions await you around every corner. There are large and small, daily, monthly, and yearly events in Virginia Beach. Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater puts on huge rock concerts. The Sandler Center runs plays and musicals frequently. Comedy clubs bring in names-you-know stand-up comedians. Auto shows, boat shows, fishing tournaments, charity events, bridal and fashion shows, Special Olympic events, job fairs, wine tastings, arts festivals, lectures, indoor hockey tournaments, marathons, Easter celebrations, martial arts championships, home and flower shows, historic garden tours, kite festivals, monster truck rallies, military appreciation and patriotic events - the events go on, never skipping a beat. Into a beach resort like Virginia Beach lodging and quality accommodations in vacation rentals can be found in large number. There are a plenty of oceanfront vacation rentals: homes and condos for rent, apartments, cottages, and even luxury villas, all expecting your visit.
Your hunger for food and thirst for drink are satiated in Virginia Beach. Whether you like the comforts of family dining, pizza, steak, barbeque, and ice cream, or you like the ethnic and exotic, such as Mongolian, Thai, sushi, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and German, you won't go hungry and your palette won't get bored. Shopping can be a major highlight of a vacation. Six shopping malls and centers are good places to begin: the Town Center, Pembroke Mall at Town Center, Lynnhaven Mall, Hilton Retail Shoppes, Hilltop North, East, and West, and Atlantic Avenue. Once you have hit the big malls, several boutiques, art galleries, book stores, antique shops, clothing stores, sports gear rental and sales stores, and gifts and souvenirs shops are each the next stop for the determined shopper. The beach may attract you most, but the shopping and dining in Virginia Beach can be just as attention-grabbing. With the longest pleasure beach in the world and some of the best vacation rentals (oceanfront apartments, villas, homes and many condos for rent) & lodging in the US, Virginia Beach has all the quintessential water sports: sail boating, joy riding, fishing, clamming, parasailing, tubing, water skiing, jet skiing, kite surfing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving. The boardwalk at Virginia Beach has that carnivalesque air, with games and rides.