Vacationing in Virginia Beach, VA!
Our travels take us to the East Coast today, specifically to Virginia Beach. There is so much for families to enjoy in Virginia Beach that we can’t help but love it!
Places to Eat in Virginia Beach
We love finding locally owned places to stop along the way, like Quintin’s Tea Emporium. I am as much of a coffee snob as the next guy but when I have the time to enjoy a nice cup of tea, I jump at that chance! This isn’t necessarily kid friendly but I have to find someplace to get a hot beverage!
There are so so many amazing restaurants in Virginia Beach it is hard to pick just one, but off the top of our heads here goes!
If you have a babysitter while in the area (think family vacation with Grandma and Grandpa) then plan a date night at Terrapin! It is a white table cloth restaurant with out- of-this-world inventive food! Again, you won’t be able to bring your kiddos here but if you are lucky enough to have a sitter with you, treat yourself to a date night!
If family friendly is a little more your style, then No Forks CheeseSteaks and More is a great place if you are in the mood for a cheese steak sandwich! Now, my kids wouldn’t touch a cheese steak with a ten foot pole, but they will chow down on hamburgers, which are also offered on their menu.
After checking out the restaurants, it’s time to start thinking about things to do!
Things to do in Virginia Beach
The Virginia Aquarium is a great place to start! Located on the same property as the aquarium is The Adventure Park, a fun place to zip line and do an aerial ropes course. This attraction isn’t for younger kids, but the aquarium is great for the smaller kids!
If you are looking for a good day trip to take a break from the sun rays, drive about 18 miles to Norfolk and explore the Chrysler Museum! Their latest kid friendly exhibit is the “art of video games,” but you can also watch glass blowers work on their latest creations or take part in the once monthly family night.
Get up close and personal with old military planes at the Military Aviation Museum. You can even pay for a ride around in one of the historic aircraft; just a note it isn’t an inexpensive add on.
Head to the Atlantic Fun Park, for a day of good old fashioned fun! Think riding the ferris wheel while taking in the beautiful views of the beach!
Enjoy exploring the First Landing State Park, there are 20 miles of trails to hike and you also can rent kayaks or canoes!
Have you been to Virginia beach before? What is your favorite thing to do? Place to eat?