Family Activities in Virginia Beach

Find Fun for the Entire Family

Virginia Beach is, first and foremost, a family-friendly vacation destination. Family activities in Virginia Beach are available around every corner in the surrounding area, with attractions ranging from elite theme parks to renowned aquariums to the simplicity of the sand and sea. Our five resorts are family-friendly, and the area surrounding the boardwalk offer endless hours of entertainment.

Attractions in Virginia Beach for Families

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Busch Gardens Williamsburg One Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg, VA 23187 (800) 343-7946 81.31

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the area’s largest theme park, featuring water slides, roller coasters and an array of family favorites such as the Sesame Street Forest of Fun. Families can shop, dine and explore the grounds together, and kids get their own section of the park with smaller rides. If you want to satisfy the kid within, be sure to check out Verbolten, the park’s newest, most exhilarating thrill ride.

Virginia Beach Boardwalk From Grommet Island Park to 40th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 471.04

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk, just steps from our resort hotels, was named by National Geographic as one of the “Top Ten Boardwalks in America” and provides easy entertainment for the whole family. From surfing to swimming to bike riding to building sand castles, the beach and boardwalk provide hours of free entertainment, all just a short walk away from your comfortable accommodations.

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 385-3474 3.05

Families can explore all things sea life – walk through a saltwater fish tunnel, watch a variety of sharks, pet stingrays or play with interactive exhibits. The aquarium features 800,000 gallons of exhibits, an IMAX screen and also arranges boat excursions to explore the aquatic area around Virginia Beach.

Ocean Breeze Waterpark 849 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 422-4444 3.77

For an equally wet alternative to the beach, head inland to Ocean Breeze Waterpark, offering an array of rides, slides and pools. Hop into Hideaway Cove for some wave tubing fun, float down Adventure River and cool down with food and beverages at the Soggy Dollar Bar and Grill.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum 206 High St. Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 393-8031 19.11

Learn more about the athletes who hail from Virginia at this inspiring and educational sports hall of fame and museum. The Virginia Hall of Honor includes information on the state’s greatest athletic exports, and exhibits such as the Redskins Skybox, Bon Secours Training Room, You Make the Call Media Center, and Chuck Boone Sports Complex allow families to step into the action.

Virginia Air & Space Center 600 Settlers Landing Rd. Hampton, VA 23669 (757) 727-0900 105.68

The Virginia Air & Space Center provides plenty of fun, educational adventures for curious kids of all ages. Families can see the real Apollo 12 Command Module, view an authentic Mars meteorite, and pilot realistic FA-22 Raptor and space shuttle flight simulators. The center also features a five-story IMAX 3D screen with digital surround sound.

Virginia Beach Vacation Rentals
300 32nd St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Virginia, 23451, USA
Phone: 855-724-1307

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

One Busch Gardens Blvd.
Williamsburg, VA 23187
(800) 343-7946

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the area’s largest theme park, featuring water slides, roller coasters and an array of family favorites such as the Sesame Street Forest of Fun. Families can shop, dine and explore the grounds together, and kids get their own section of the park with smaller rides. If you want to satisfy the kid within, be sure to check out Verbolten, the park’s most exhilarating thrill ride.

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

From Grommet Island Park to 40th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk, just steps from our resort hotels, was named by National Geographic as one of the “Top Ten Boardwalks in America” and was built for Virginia Beach family fun. From surfing to swimming to bike riding to building sand castles, the beach and boardwalk provide hours of free entertainment, all just a short walk away from your comfortable accommodations.

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 385-3474

Families can explore all things sea life – walk through a saltwater fish tunnel, watch a variety of sharks, pet stingrays or play with interactive exhibits. The aquarium features 800,000 gallons of exhibits, an IMAX screen and also arranges boat excursions to explore the aquatic area around Virginia Beach. 

Ocean Breeze Waterpark

849 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-4444

For an equally wet alternative to the beach, head inland to Ocean Breeze Waterpark, offering an array of rides, slides and pools. Hop into Hideaway Cove for some wave tubing fun, float down Adventure River and cool down with food and beverages at the Soggy Dollar Bar and Grill.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

206 High St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-8031

Learn more about the athletes who hail from Virginia at this inspiring and educational sports hall of fame and museum. The Virginia Hall of Honor includes information on the state’s greatest athletic exports, and exhibits such as the Redskins Skybox, Bon Secours Training Room, You Make the Call Media Center, and Chuck Boone Sports Complex allow families to step into the action.

Virginia Air & Space Center

600 Settlers Landing Rd.
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-0900

The Virginia Air & Space Center provides plenty of fun, educational adventures for curious kids of all ages. Families can see the real Apollo 12 Command Module, view an authentic Mars meteorite, and pilot realistic FA-22 Raptor and space shuttle flight simulators. The center also features a five-story IMAX 3D screen with digital surround sound.