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10 Things To Do in Virginia Beach

March 30th, 2022

Moving to a new area gives people an opportunity to look around to see what is available to do for entertainment. Here is a list of ten things you can do once you move to Virginia Beach, Virginia.

1) Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center: This is one of Virginia’s most popular museums. The museum contains aquariums with over 800,000 total gallons of water. It take visitors on a journey though Virginia via water. There is an indoor Coastal River Room where birds and turtles roam free and a 50,000 gallon aquarium with the largest collection of Chesapeake Bay fish in the world.

Visitors can also schedule Whale Watching or Dolphin Watching ocean excursions or can take a trip on the Miss Virginia Beach, a science museum special excursions craft that allows visitors the chance to trawl for fish and marine invertebrates.

2) The Cape Henry Lighthouse is the oldest government-built lighthouses in America and the traditional symbol of Virginia Beach.

3) Adventure Cruise company offers two cruises daily, the Adventure Cruise on the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and the Sunset Cruise. Look for dolphins, ships, pelicans, and lighthouses while aboard this boat that includes an upper sun deck and a shaded deck below. Sailing times are 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

4) The Ocean Breeze Waterpark features a million gallon wave pool and 16 slides.

5) Oceana Naval Air Station is one of the Navy’s four major jet bases. It covers 6,000 acres and is home to over 9,700 Navy personnel. There are 8 F-14 Tomcat fighter squadrons and 11 F/A 18 Hornet squadrons stationed at this base. Tours of the base are available via the Hampton Roads Transit bus.

6) The Signature West Neck is the latest golf masterpiece by Arnold Palmer. There are 13 lakes, picturesque natural wetlands, stone-walled bulkheads fronting the 11th and 18th holes of this beautiful golf course. This semiprivate 7,002 yard, par 72 championship course features Tifsport Bermuda tees and fairways, as well as A-4 bent grass greens, making the course fun for golfers of all skill levels.

7) Old Donation Episcopal Church dates back to 1736. The original building was destroyed and then rebuilt in 1916 using the remains of the original walls.

8) Owl Creek Family Gold Center is a tough 3,793 yard, par 62 executive golf course was designed by Brook Parker. This course features shots challenged by giant pine, oak, and cypress trees, as well as natural and man-made water hazards and towering 40 foot sand dunes.

9) Francis Land House is a 200 year old Georgian style plantation home. The house features period rooms furnished with antiques and the grounds include a formal garden.

10) Lynnhaven Dive Center operates two custom dive boats which takes visitors to see the Graveyard of the Atlantic. In this area of the ocean, the cold waters of the Labrador Current collide with the warm waters of the Gulf Stream flowing from Caribbean Sea. The hazards of severe weather, strong currents, and navigational challenges combined to cause the loss of more than 2,000 ships since people began keeping records in 1526.

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