Virginia Beach’s Top 10 Attractions
Virginia Beach is the ultimate vacation spot. When visiting North Landing Beach Campground and the surrounding Virginia Beach attractions you can take the family for a week-long vacation and have money left over when you return home. Virginia Beach is one of the more cost-efficient travel destinations in the nation, yet one of the most favored. Virginia Beach has everything necessary to guarantee an enjoyable and memorable family vacation.
With so many attractions to visit and see in Virginia Beach you may lose time trying to figure out what to do next! When you’re not enjoying campground amenities or the soft sand and rolling waves, here are the top 10 attractions in Virginia Beach that should be on every itinerary.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
The aquarium in Virginia Beach is one of our nation’s finest. It features over 700,000 gallons of aquariums, 300 hands-on exhibits and it even has its own stunning IMAX Theater. Its outdoor aviary and 1/3-mile nature trail help make it one of the most visited aquariums in the country, a must-see on your Virginia Beach vacation.
Military Aviation Museum
Preserving history through the display and flight of WW2 Aircraft, featuring a major collection of military aircraft from middle of the last century. The Military Aviation Museum, located at the Virginia Beach Airport is home to one of the largest private collections of World War 2 and Korean War era fighters, bombers, trainers and seaplanes. Many aircraft have been fully restored to their World War II condition and are available for flight demonstration*, static display or movie production or commercials. 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Va 23457. 757-721-PROP. Located moments form North Landing Beach Resort.
The Cape Henry Lighthouse
Built in 1792, this lighthouse has been guarding the shores of Chesapeake Bay for ages. Enjoy a trip to the top of the lighthouse for a stunning 360-degree view. Right over the next dune, you can see the new lighthouse that’s standing sentry. It was built in 1881 and it’s the tallest iron-encased lighthouse in the country.
Ocean Breeze Water Park
This is the perfect place to beat the heat away from the beach. With 19 acres of slippery slides and super-soaking action, the Ocean Breeze Water Park is a joy for all ages.
This remarkable piece of human ingenuity is a full-blown, 165-acre activity park, but it was constructed by combining layers upon layers of compacted waste and clean soil. The park features a skate park, nature trails, volleyball and basketball courts and many other treats.
Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
Built in 1895, this museum has been recording the history of local wildfowl and Virginia Beach in general for over a hundred years. On-site wood carving demonstrations will make you want to pick up a knife and start whittling.
The 3-mile stretch of concrete that borders Virginia Beach’s gorgeous sand is one of the most entertaining places in the area. Games, food and three oceanfront stages offering nightly entertainment make this an enjoyable way to spend the morning, the afternoon and the evening hours!
Virginia Beach Golf
With world-class courses including Hell’s Point Golf Club, Cypress Point Country Club and TPC of Virginia Beach leading the way, golfing has never been better. Enjoy 18 holes at one of the most prestigious clubs in America.
Local Historic Homes
Virginia Beach is home to many of our nation’s historic dwellings. Visit the famous Adam Thoroughgood House, Francis Land House or the Lynnhaven House to hearken back to an earlier time and to appreciate life then and now.
Shop & Dine
Virginia Beach and surrounding areas offers a wide and varied selection of shops and restaurants. Your shopping options range from small eclectic shops to large shopping centers, while dining tickles your taste buds with everything from local seafood to cultural cuisine. There are many malls in the area, the closest to North Landing Beach Campground is Lynnhaven Mall, but there is also Hilltop, Red Mill Commons, Town Center and Pembroke Mall – all where you can shop ‘til you drop.
Lucky Oyster Seafood Co.
2165 General Booth
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Choose from a wide variety of seafood dishes. Nightly specials.
Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market
640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Browse for a variety of local produce and do some old-fashioned shopping.
Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant
1956 Laskin Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA
A huge seafood buffet that will satisfy every appetite.
Awful Arthurs Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
1630 General Booth Blvd, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Casual food & drink, as well as full-menu dining.
Cozumel Mexican Restaurant
1479 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Fun, festive, casual neighborhood Mexican restaurant.
Outer Banks Must See Attractions
The Outer Banks offers miles of national parks and wildlife refuges to explore. Every direction opens a door to adventure. The Outer Banks offers 130 miles of ocean-side beaches on a series of barrier islands, stretching from Virginia to the north to about halfway down the North Carolina coast. Communities including Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Cape Hatteras are accessible by causeways at Kitty Hawk and the town of Manteo. With more than 130 miles of white sandy beaches, North Carolina’s Outer Banks is the ideal place to enjoy the lazy days of summer. This chain of barrier islands, however, offers more than just fun in the sun.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
They taught the world to fly. Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights in 1903. Visit the Wright Brothers Visitor Center, where their story is told through exhibits and you can participate in park programs.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the nation and famous symbol of North Carolina. The beacon from the light can be seen some 20 miles out to sea and has warned sailors for more than 100 years of the treacherous Diamond Shoals, the shallow sandbars which extend some 14 miles out into the ocean off Cape Hatteras. The lighthouse is open to the public from early April until mid-October and visitors are welcome to climb the 268 steps for a spectacular view of the national seashore.
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
A unique museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich maritime history of the Outer Banks and the more than 2,000 known shipwrecks that rest off of the Outer Banks.
The Lost Colony
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site honors the first English colony in America, which was started in 1585 and vanished by 1590. What happened to the colonists remains a mystery, but their story is retold nightly — June through August — in “The Lost Colony,” the longest running outdoor theater production in the country.
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station
One of the most complete U.S. Lifesaving Station sites in the nation, with original station built in 1874 and a second station constructed in 1911. Five outbuildings, including the 1911 Cook House and the 1907 Midgett House, comprise the remaining structures. Family-oriented programs are offered during summer months and include the Beach Apparatus Drill reenactment! Exhibits include artifacts, apparatus, documents, uniforms, photographs, including displays of the Outer Banks Lifesaving Stations.
The Outer Banks offers a fresh selection of locally caught seafood and traditional southern coastal cuisine served in original Outer Banks restaurants – undeniably flavorful and delicious. For more information on the Outer Banks – where to eat and where to play visit www.outerbanks.org.
These are just a few of the Outer Banks area attractions. When you arrive at North Landing Beach Campground we will be happy to provide you with further information, directions and “insider” local tips and information spots to make your Virginia Beach vacation one that you will never forget.
Outdoor Recreations Activities
Summertime is upon us and with it comes a ton of exciting events and attractions to get you outside and enjoying this beautiful weather. So slide on your sandals, hop on a beach cruiser and see what’s it’s like to live the beach life. Enjoy many activities such as:
Whether it is parasailing, jet ski adventure or kayaking, Adventure Parasail can help make your vacation a memorable experience.
Iggy Biggy Sailing
Sail on a 52’ Island Packet and enjoy the highlight of your vacation.
Deep-sea fishing, thrill rides and cruising are all possibilities – “The only way to see the sea
Open 24 hours during the summer, this miniature golf course also offers an arcade and snack bar.
These are just a few of the Virginia Beach area attractions. When you arrive at North Landing Beach Campground, we will be happy to provide you with further information, directions and “insider” local tips and information spots to make your Virginia Beach vacation one that you will never forget.