While Virginia Beach is known as the place for lovers to congregate, there is so much to do that you couldn’t possibly take in all there is to see during a single vacation!!
If you love the great outdoors you won’t want to miss out on the chance to visit Adam Thoroughgood House that dates back as far as 1680 and is one of the oldest houses from the Colonial Period. All tours of this landmark are guided. If you enjoy the sea, there is no better place for you than the Virginia Aquarium with a collection of rare species of sea turtles in their 700,000 gallons of aquariums which are home to alligators, dolphins, frogs and more. Children of all ages will enjoy this experience which offers a seal splash, creek cruise, dolphin and whale watching or go behind the scenes and learn about turtle biology. You will learn about not only the biology of thee ancient creatures but also their history.
If you love seeing animals in their natural habitat whether that’s the beach, farm fields, marshes or dunes, you’ll have a wonderful time exploring the Back Bay Refuge where you can see the snow geese, gucks, falcons, plovers and sea turtles as well as raptors, deer and rabbits. Don’t forget to check out the hundreds of species of birds that are sure to win the attention of all birdwatchers.
For those who love to shop there is no better destination than Pembroke Mall where you’ll find everything from the American Red Cross to a variety of stores sure to tantalize all of your shopping fantasies. Whether it’s fine jewelry, handbags or home decor your searching for you’ll find it all under one roof!
When it’s time to settle down for dinner there are a host of restaurants to select from – for home-style cooking including hearty traditional diner food, sandwiches and burgers and reasonable prices you’ll love Atlas Grill and Bar where you’ll find no airs, only a warm and inviting atmosphere where everyone will feel comfortable. If you’re looking to feel like a VIP head on over to Isla where you’ll find a wonderful selection of beef and a great range of wines. Whether it’s patio dining or indoor dining you’ll have a wonderful experience in this restaurant. If you’re interested in an interactive dining experience you’ll not be disappointed with the menu or the action at Otani Steakhouse & Seafood which offers a true Japanese dining experience – you can see your meal cooked right in front of you – casual attire, sushi and a full service bar complete this dining experience.
When it’s all said and done and you are ready to kick back and relax head over to the Jewish Mother offers a stage for live entertainment – light foods or heavy meals – you’ll love the music and the casual atmosphere guaranteed to shake of the exhaustion from your days travels Abbey Road offers a variety of night time entertainment and an extensive appetizer menu to pick while you play. Enjoy one of the nearly 100 beers that are available as well as the nightly live entertainment.