Weekend Getaways in Virginia Beach
Escape the Stress of the Ordinary
Virginia Beach is the ideal spot for a fun weekend getaway. Surrounded by peace, quiet and relaxation, Virginia Beach offers a wide range of cultural attractions, family-friendly sights, and exciting events to fill your next weekend escape.
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Weekend Getaways in VA Beach Ideas
Explore the Ocean
The main draw of Virginia Beach is its proximity to the beautiful expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Spend some time relaxing on the beach, enjoy the ocean breeze on the 10th floor sundeck at Oceanaire, or embark on one of the many water activities available in Virginia Beach. Surf, swim, parasail, or go whale watching – no matter which you choose, the water is always ready and waiting.
Dive Into History
The greater Hampton Roads area is America’s most historic region, offering a peek back several centuries into colonial life. Visit the Jamestown Settlement to learn more about the first colonists, stop by Colonial Williamsburg for a look at life during the American Revolution, and visit the Yorktown Victory Center to explore America’s journey from being a British colony to its own sovereign state.
Find Family Fun
A long weekend away from the stresses of everyday life offers an ideal opportunity to connect with the kids – and to have some fun in the process! Kids of all ages – adults included – will find something to love in the thrilling rides at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and the beach activities along the boardwalk. For educational adventures, read our guide to Virginia Beach family travel.
Shop, Shop, Shop
Looking for a beach souvenir? How about a designer dress? Either way, the Virginia Beach area has plenty of places to shop. You can't go wrong with shopping on the boardwalk. Look for unique items in the boutiques at 31Ocean or head inland to Williamsburg Premium Outlets for great deals on premium brands like Michael Kors and Lacoste. Virginia Beach shopping never disappoints.