Local Attractions

Adam Thoroughgood House

1636 Parish Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

(757) 460-7588

The house is one of the oldest houses from early Colonial period and provides insight into the kind of lifestyle lived by the gentry in Princess Anne County.  Restored in 1957, today it is a museum and is open to the public.  The house is owned by the City of Virginia Beach, which acquired it in 2003.

 

Bayville City Park

4132 First Court Rd

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

(757) 460-7569

 

Bayville Farms Park is a 68-acre park established in 1978 through the cooperative efforts of the City of Virginia Beach, the National Park Service, and Virginia's Department of Conservation and Recreation. Of special interest is the 20-hole disc golf course, the first such course in Virginia Beach.

Chicks Beach

Lookout Road

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

 

The area known as Chicks Beach is located down Pleasure House Rd. and heads west to the left of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to the end of the Chicks Beach neighborhood where it meets with Navy Station Little Creek. Chicks Beach extends easterly to the right of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and extends for about one mile west towards the Lesner Bridge and stops where Lookout Rd. changes names to Indian Hill.

A parking lot is available from 8:00am – 4:00pm daily for $5.00 per car at the Alexander’s parking lot at the end of Fentress Ave on the beach. Cars must be removed by 4:00pm for restaurant customers’ usage.

First Landing State Park

2500 Shore Drive

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

(757) 412-2300

 

Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, First Landing State Park is located by the Chesapeake Bay. The park, which is Virginia’s most visited state park, is nestled in Virginia Beach. First Landing offers boating, swimming, nature and history programs, hiking, biking, picnicking, a boat launch, cabins and 20 miles of trails on 2,888 acres. It also has campsites with water and electric hook-ups and nearby access to restrooms and showers.

Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightment

215 67th Street

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

The Mission of the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) is to help people transform their lives for the better, through research, education, and application of core concepts found in the Edgar Cayce readings and kindred materials that seek to manifest the love of God and all people and promote the purposefulness of life, the oneness of God, the spiritual nature of humankind, and the connection of body, mind, and spirit.

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

11 Miles

Atlantic Ave (between 1st Street and 40th Street)

Virginia Beach 23451

 

MacArthur Center

700 Monticello Ave

Norfolk, Virginia 23510

(757) 627-6000

Ocean Breeze Water Park

849 General Booth Blvd

Virginia Beach, Virginia

(757) 422-4444      

 

Ocean Breeze Waterpark offers 16 waterslides, the 1 million-gallon Runaway Bay wave pool, the Buccaneer Bay Water Playground and other fantastic attractions. Enjoy our private poolside cabanas, Island Trader Gift Shop or any of our annual events and daily activities!

 

Motor World

700 S. Birdneck Rd

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

(757) 422-6419

 

Motor World is “your place to race” in Virginia Beach, Virginia featuring 11 go-kart tracks, 250 Karts with 16 different style Go-Karts to choose from. 

 

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum

717 General Booth Blvd

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

(757) 385-FISH         

 

Come explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and live animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Check out our hundreds of hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands.

Norfolk Botanical Gardens 

6700 Azalea Garden Road

Norfolk, Virginia 23518

(757) 441-5830    

 

Our Garden has grown from humble beginnings as a WPA project to a 155-acre garden filled with thousands of plants. More than thirty themed gardens are spread across site. Some gardens focus on a single plant (camellias, hydrangeas, roses), others look at a plant from a specific region (Japan, Virginia), while others provide homeowners with great ideas and or new plants to use in their own garden.