Welcome to the Resort City of Virginia Beach, Virginia in your RVShare.com RV rental! Virginia Beach is an independent city and it is the most populous city in the state of Virginia. It is also the 39th most populous city in the country. Virginia Beach is one of the nations most popular vacation spots and offers visitors a huge selection of attractions, events, and activities. The oceanfront is packed with miles of hotels, motels, shops, restaurants, clubs, and much more that is sure to keep you busy and entertained. The city also plays host to several events annually such as the East Coast Surfing Championships, The North American Sand Soccer Championship, and the American Music Festival to name a few. It’s a place where being bored is nearly impossible!
While the city is famous for the beach areas, and for good reason, we know that Virginia Beach has much more to offer visitors as well. If you keep reading, we will list some of the things that we think make Virginia Beach an awesome place to travel to. We might even list some great places to park your RV at while you’re here too.
Popular Tourist Attractions
Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor for the Virginia Beach area, Cirquesa Dreamquest is a magically unique theatrical experience that people of all ages are sure to love. The production tells the story of a young boy who embarks on a fantasy quest of massive proportions. Throughout his fantastic journey, he picks up puzzle pieces from the characters he runs into, which ultimately teach him life lessons of balance, strength, courage, and fun. This awesome story combined with breathtaking aerial ballet, trapeze artists, acrobatics, comedy, and impressive daredevilry makes it a truly special experience that no one in your group will soon forget.
The Military Aviation Museum
The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of vintage military aircraft that are in flying condition. The aircrafts are examples from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan, from both World War I and World War II. Unlike most aviation museums, the Military Aviation Museum restores almost all of the aircrafts back into flying condition. They hold two major airshow each year, one in the spring for World War II planes and one in the fall for WWI planes. This museum isn’t just for aviation fans but it is a must see for anyone interested in the history of the country.
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk
The boardwalk might be the most suggested attraction in the city of Virginia Beach. It is a three-mile stretch packed with restaurants, hotels, and shops that offer something unique and attractive to all visitors. Much of the boardwalk overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and some of the buildings offer breathtaking views. There is a large walking path combined with a bike path for anyone biking and skating the boardwalk. Visitors can also stop at the museums, historic sites, monuments, sculptures, live stages with entertainers, and take a ride on the ferris wheel. Whatever kind of entertainment you’re looking for, the boardwalk most likely has it. Make sure to put this in your itinerary when you get here!
Campgrounds and State/National Parks
Holiday Trav-L-Park of Virginia Beach
Holiday Trav-L-Park is located in Virginia Beach, approximately 10 minutes outside of the downtown area, making it one of the most conveniently located RV parks in the area. You will be able to literally walk out of the park and journey Virginia Beach. The park is packed with amenities and features that include bike rentals, pedal carts, a snack bar, fishing supplies, clean restrooms and showers, a dog run, groceries, shuttle services, rec hall, a game room, and much much more. There are several hundred spaces available, many of which are full hookups. They provide almost everything you and your RV will need while staying here.
Virginia Beach KOA
KOA’s have a reputation for being fantastic campgrounds and the Virginia Beach KOA is no exception. Located just minutes outside of Downtown Virginia Beach, this KOA is a perfect place to park your RV and explore this awesome area of Virginia. The parks amenities include free wifi, a dog park, free cable tv, game arcade, two playgrounds, two swimming pools, outdoor movies, and tour shuttles. There are 381 sites, 125 of which are full hookups. The KOA provides everything for your RV, making sure your stay is as comfortable and easy going as possible. You definitely want to consider this place.
First Landing State Park
This park is the landing spot of the first Jamestown colonists in 1607. The park’s waterways have been traveled by Native American canoes, colonial settlers, 20th century schooners, and today’s modern cargo ships. Its history is long and rich and only adds to the park’s already impressive majesty and mystique. There are 20 miles of trails and 1.5 miles of Chesapeake Bay beach frontage offering several recreational and educational activities. The park has a wide range of sites, some that are electric and some that are not. Most sites come with a picnic table, fire-grill, a bathhouse with hot showers, and 20-amp service. This park is more for the outdoor lovers but it is well worth it even if you haven’t stayed at a place like this. It is simply an amazing park.
Virginia Beach plays host to some of the areas finest festivals and shows each year. In the warm seasons, the combination of the beach and awesome events make this an incredible destination to flock to. Attend events such as the Annual International Auto Show and Cruisin’ Virginia Beach Car Show, the Virginia Wine Festival and Oktober Brewfest, the Caribbean Music Festival and the FunkFest Festival, the Virginia Arts Festival, and Virginia Beach Restaurant Week. That’s just naming a small portion of the festivals that take place in Virginia Beach. No matter what your interests or passions are, there is bound to be a festival that will catch your eye.
We hope that this article has swayed you in the direction of visiting this magical place. Virginia Beach is one of our favorite oceanfront cities in the country and we want you to experience all that it has to offer. So get in your RVShare.com RV rental and get here as soon as you can!
Safe Travels from Everyone at RVShare.com!