Fun Things to Do in Virginia Beach

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Whether you’re setting out on a girlfriends’ weekend away, enjoying a romantic escape from the stresses of everyday life, or bringing the entire family along for the ride, there are endless fun things to do in Virginia Beach to accommodate you. The wide range of Virginia Beach attractions and activities – from Colonial Williamsburg to Busch Gardens to oceanfront relaxation – provides entertainment for all ages.

Set out on a shopping, golfing, a boating adventure to see dolphins, or enjoy an array of fun things to do within steps of our Virginia Beach Boardwalk hotels. Just don’t forget to save some time for relaxing on the beach.

The Best Things to Do in Virginia Beach

Seasonal Activities

Want to know what's going on in town before your vacation? Let VBVR keep you in the know by checking out our monthly activities guide, which highlights the best Virginia Beach events based on every season.

Learn more about things to do in Virginia Beach in the winter.

Family Vacations

It’s easy to find excitement for the entire family in the Virginia Beach area. Discover our renowned aquarium, a variety of theme parks and – of course – the fun-filled beach and boardwalk.

Learn more about family activities in Virginia Beach.

Romantic Getaways in VA

Escape to ocean breezes, stellar sunrises and the relaxation that comes with oceanfront accommodations. Romance comes standard with each of our suites.

Find out details on romantic getaways to Virginia Beach.

Top Virginia Beach Attractions

From Busch Gardens to the beach and boardwalk, the best things to do in in the Virginia Beach area offer plenty of opportunity to escape the rigors of everyday life and provide fun for everyone.

Find out about the best Virginia Beach attractions.

Weekend Getaways

Get away for a few days with a trip to our town, where you can explore history, hit a theme park, listen to free live music on the boardwalk, enjoy great dining, or just relax on the beach. There are so many things to do, one weekend might not be enough.

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Boardwalk Shopping

Stop by a local boutique along the boardwalk or head to Williamsburg Premium Outlets to find designer deals. In Virginia Beach, you’re never far from great shopping.

Learn about the best places to shop in Virginia Beach.

Events Calendar

From nightly live music to marathons to boardwalk festivals, there’s always something happening on Atlantic Avenue. Plan your stay around one of our annual or weekly events.

Use our calendar of events to plan your stay.


Hit the links and play 18 or nine at one of our area’s pristine golf courses. Public, private, challenging and easy – the Hampton Roads area offers a diverse collection of courses.

Learn more about golf in Virginia Beach.

Water Activities

The main attraction in Virginia Beach is the ocean. Enjoy it by surfing, swimming, parasailing, cruising, jet-skiing, whale watching and relaxing in our natural playground, easily accessible from our collection of vacation rentals along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

Find out more about water sports.

Historic Sites

Explore the colonial life and the birth of America by visiting Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and area museums that celebrate and investigate the history of our nation.

Learn about visiting Colonial Williamsburg and other historical sites.