Virginia Beach Itinerary: Live The Coastal Life
The Itinerary at a Glance
Virginia Beach’s coastal environment rolls out a big welcome, and invites exploration like no other terrain. These adventures create an appreciation for all that the coast has to offer in the way of foodie finds and outdoor excursions.
4 Unique Experience on This Trip
- Cape Henry Lighthouses
- First Landing State Park
- Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Military Aviation Museum
Duration: 4 Days
This Itinerary is Ideal For: All
Cape Henry Lighthouses
PM – Begin your adventure by exploring First Landing State Park and the Cape Henry Lighthouses. Your senses will come alive taking in the scenic view where the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Climb the lighthouse, then journey through the park and learn how to catch a crab in the bay. Have dinner as the sun sets over the Chesapeake Bay at the Lynnhaven Fish House, Bubba’s or Chick’s Oyster Bar for some fresh catch of the day. Or, for the freshest of eats, pull your dinner right from the Lynnhaven Inlet on a Waterman’s Oyster Tour with Pleasure House Oysters. If you have some left over energy, head back to First Landing State Park for a night owl hunt in the park.
Outdoor Adventure and Military Aviation
AM – Start your day right with a delicious breakfast at Doc Taylor’s. Then embark on a kayak adventure in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge with Surf and Adventure Co. Stick around for a guided tour and the Eco-Wildlife Safari. Don’t forget your picnic lunch provided by Black Angus Grille.
PM – It’s SwingTime in the Skies with a trip to the Military Aviation Museum. Enjoy a WWII period tour and meet Rosie the Riveter or a Mustang Fighter Pilot. Spend some free time on the boardwalk before heading to dinner at the oceanfront. Rockafeller’s, Waterman’s Surfside Grille or Catch 31 — there are so many great restaurants, it’s hard to choose.
Explore the Oceanfront by Bike
AM – Meet your guide with Chesapean Outdoors at King Neptune’s Statue at 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue. Bring your energy and quest for adventure — they’ll supply the bikes and the tour.
PM – Grab lunch at Rudee’s overlooking Rudee Inlet and head for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center to learn all about the local marine wildlife on a Marine Mystery. Challenge yourself with an Aerial Adventure on the ropes course at The Adventure Park. Then it’s time to choose your favorite: stand up paddleboard, hop in a kayak or hang ten with surf lessons. Or maybe you want to relax at the Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Spa with a two-hour massage. Either way, it won’t be an easy choice.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
AM – What will it be this morning – a dolphin cruise, sea kayaking or a relaxing morning on the beach? Before going home, visit one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, and enjoy lunch right in the middle of the Bay at the Chesapeake Grill. Don’t forget to pick up a gift at Virginia’s Originals.