Virginia Beach Attractions
Perfect for roller blading, walking, jogging or grabbing a quick bite; Virginia Beach's oceanfront boardwalk is the place to see and to be seen! For those who enjoy bike riding, a separate bike path runs along side the boardwalk.
During the summer months, you'll find street performers, live bands, outdoor dining and vendors that offer bike and surrey rentals. It all adds to the festive, park-like atmosphere that brings tourists and locals back year after year.
Holiday Lights at the Beach
Holiday Lights at the Beach is the largest seaside Christmas celebration on the East Coast. Over 100,000 visitors enjoy more than 25 blocks of Christmas lights. A complimentary holiday CD is included with songs that will get you and your family into the spirit of the season.
The boardwalk hosts live bands on four separate oceanfront stages located at 7th Street, 17th Street, 24th Street and 31st Street. The live music offers some of the best Virginia Beach nightlife in town that is also family friendly. It's the ultimate beach music experience. All performances are FREE and open to the public.
The nightlife explodes during Spring Break during the summer months! Hot Tuna is a locals favorite that delivers a fantastic dining experience combined with great entertainment in a bar-type atmosphere. The party is just getting started at 10:00pm.
Mahi Mah's is another favorite amongst the VB locals. It's a trendy club located right on the boardwalk and is perfect for people watching. Mahi Mah's has fantastic food and showcases live bands during the summer months.
Abbey Road has a strong following of loyal customers. The restaurant bar is extremely casual and offers great food, great beer and great entertainment featuring live bands. Abbey Road is one of the most popular pubs in the area and has a fantastic sidewalk patio dining area. It's a great place to check out the action from the sidelines while enjoying an ice cold beer.
Peabody's draws a younger crowd from local colleges and out of town visitors. Ladies must be 18 to enter and guys must be 21. The dance floor is huge and the DJ is pumping dance music, top 40's hits, hip hop and alternative rock. Enjoy Ladies Night on Thursdays and College Night on Fridays.
You haven't really experienced the area night life until you have been to Chicho's on a Friday night. They have great pizza and beer, and the place is absolutely packed. Good times. Good Memories. Chicho's Pizza.
If you're bar hopping, make sure you stop by Ocean Eddies! The bar is located on a pier and is directly over the ocean. In fact, you can look down through the slats in the bar and see the ocean crashing onto the shore. Ocean Eddies features local acoustic bands and has a carefree, beach-loving atmosphere.
Area Art Festivals
King Neptune, a 34-foot cast bronze statue, towers over the entrance to Neptune Park at 31st Street and proudly welcomes visitors to the area. King Neptune honors Virginia Beach's maritime legacy and also serves as a reminder to honor and respect our natural resources.
This great shot was taken by Tony Alter of Newport News, VA.
King Neptune is one of many nautical sculptures that adorn the side streets leading from Atlantic Avenue to the Atlantic Ocean.
The beach seems to beckon artists, as well as inspire them. The city embraces the love of art and in addition to the many galleries and art centers located nearby, hosts one of the finest art shows on the Eastern Seaboard: the Boardwalk Art Show. The Boardwalk Art Show is held in late June and admission is free. The four-day festival showcases fine artwork, fantastic shopping, plenty of food and live entertainment.
The Neptune Festival is heading into its 37th year! Hundreds of thousands attend to celebrate the grand finale of summer activities at the oceanfront boardwalk.
There are live musical performances, volleyball tournaments, fireworks, surfing exhibitions and plenty of great food. The Neptune Festival is just one of the many events hosted at the throughout the year.
Accessibility ramps are available for those who are handicapped or have limited mobility. The ramps are located at every block of the promenade and lead from the boardwalk to the beach. There are also wooden walkways that extend all the way to the waters edge at 8th Street, 17th Street, 24th Street and 30th Street. Accessible restrooms for the handicapped and disabled are located at 17th, 24th and 30th Streets. Handicapped parking is available throughout the main thoroughfare.The boardwalk is for everyone!
Google Map Link to Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
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