The following article was originally published on visitmonaco.tv on 1/9/18.
Virginia Beach is an affordable destination for anyone seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Vacationers flock here to enjoy the sandy beaches, pristine water, and countless attractions. The next time you’re in town, consider some of these nearby things to do during your stay.
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Take a break from the sun and heat by stopping by the 800,000-gallon Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. This series of water-focused exhibits lets you observe over 10,000 animals by walking on nature paths and marshlands.
For a little more fun, check out the Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, which provides an eco-friendly zipline through the trees. Climb up through various platforms to get a bird’s eye view of Owls Creek below.
Since visiting the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center might take a couple of days, book a hotel nearby to minimize your travel time.
Motor World Virginia
If you’re seeking to entertain the whole family, a stop at Motor World Virginia is a must. This complex of fun provides 11 separate Go-Kart tracks. Ride one of the 250 different Karts to see who will be the winner. For adults, you can satisfy your need for speed on the European-style racetrack dedicated to fast-moving Karts.
Not a fan of driving? No worries, as you’ll also have access to a skycoaster, mini golf, bumper boats, thrill rides, and more. Book a hotel near Motor World so you can stay until closing each night and not worry about a long drive back.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
While the ocean offers a free way to swim, sometimes you need something a little more daring – which is where Ocean Breeze Waterpark comes in. With over 30 slides and rides, the park offers you virtually endless entertainment options. Best of all, you’ll get free sunscreen and inner tube use while you’re here.
Float in the Runaway Bay Wave Pool for a relaxing bout in the sun or get your adrenaline pumping by tackling the slides on Neptune’s Revenge. Either way, you’ll appreciate having a hotel near Ocean Breeze Waterpark, as you won’t have a far drive after a tiring day of fun in the sun.
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Spanning 3 miles along the beach, the 28-foot wide Virginia Beach Boardwalk offers myriad opportunities for fun and entertainment. Many people enjoy simply strolling, biking, or rollerblading its length while gazing upon the crashing waves. In the summer, you’ll enjoy live musical acts along 31st, 24th, 17th, and 7th Streets as well as nautical sculptures.
Obviously, staying at one of the boardwalk’s numerous oceanfront resorts is ideal. However, if you don’t have the money to book waterfront hotels, then consider booking hotels near Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. It’s just a short 11-minute ride to the water, and you’ll have the added bonus of being seconds from medical care if there’s an emergency.
No matter what you have on your itinerary, make sure you book your Virginia Beach hotels as soon as possible. That way, you’ll be able to score the best deals on the best rooms. With the savings on your accommodations, you can put more money into your entertainment budget so that your trip is one you’ll never forget.