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Attractions in Virginia Beach

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
With hundreds of interactive exhibits, 700,000 gallons of aquariums, an outdoor aviary, nature trails, and an IMAX theater, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is sure to captivate your entire family. Find out why it is one of the most visited aquariums in the country.

Ocean Breeze Water Park
Just two miles from the beach, the Ocean Breeze Water Park is another great place to cool down on a hot day. The Park features no less than 16 water slides, a one million gallon Runaway Bay Wave Pool, and the Buccaneer Bay Water Playground.

Cape Henry Lighthouse
If you are a history buff, the Cape Henry Lighthouse will delight you. Climb 180 steps to the top for stunning views in every direction. The Cape Henry Lighthouse is the first government constructed lighthouse, built in 1792, and is on an active military base – be prepared to be asked for your identification.

Virginia Beach Boardwalk
This three mile long boardwalk runs along the beach rated by the Guiness Book of World Records as the "longest recreational beach in the world." With lanes for bikers, rollerbladers and walkers, you can also find amusement parks, bike rentals, and places to fish. There are plenty of places to eat, and in the evening, after a stroll, you can enjoy entertainment on three oceanfront stages.

First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park is a great place to walk, observe birds, and camp in the dunes. Much quieter than the main beach front, you can still catch some waves at First Landing Park, where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. The nature enthusiast will love the quiet 2,700 acres of protected habitat and hiking trails, cypress swamps, and variety of bird life.

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
Since 1895, the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum has been recording and sharing history of local wildlife and of Viriginia Beach. Woodcarvers demonstrate their craft and inspire you to try your hand at this art. Housed in a historic cottage right off of the boardwalk, this museum deserves a visit.

False Cap State Park
False Cap State Park is a quiet beach away from the hustle and bustle of the main beachfront. With six miles of pristine land, it is the perfect place to go kayaking, shell collecting, bring a picnic, and explore the dunes. In addition beautiful plants and flowers, you can see wild horses roaming and bald eagles.


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