July 11, 2011

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Ten reasons why I want to visit Virgina Beach with my family

In honor of summer vacation season Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau has teamed up with Social Moms to ask bloggers why we would want to visit Virginia Beach!  Summertime is here and your ocean playground awaits: Great weather, kid-friendly activities, and the biggest sand box you’ve ever seen, that’s Virginia Beach

Let your imagination run wild on the shores of possibilities as you visit attractions like the Virginia Aquarium and First Landing State Park and a mix of coastal experiences like performances and festivals presented by Beach Street USA and the nation’s first handicap-accessible playground, Grommet Island Park. There’s always plenty to do and see in Virginia Beach, sand castles to be built, and a whole coast of excitement waiting to be explored! Whether you prefer to fly a kite, skate a ramp or relax with a picnic at one of the popular parks, there’s something for everyone at Virginia Beach!

I have actually been to Virginia Beach, but it was for a work conference in October and I went alone.  Although the weather was chilly, it was quiet beautiful.  I walked alone on the beach and saw the dolphin pods jumping about!  I have discussed with my husband that this would be a perfect place to take the family!

Ten reasons why I want to visit Virgina Beach with my family!

1. The beach! The beach offers so many great activities and they are free. When was the last time you had a day of fun that did not cost a thing? Spending the day wading in the water, building sandcastles, throwing a Frisbee, flying a kite or searching for crabs make some of the best memories!

2. Grommet Island Beach Park and Playground For EveryBODY, a 100% handicap accessible oceanfront park! EverBODY should get the chance to experience the beach!

3. The Boardwalk. Who doesn’t love a boardwalk? The one thing I remember about the Boardwalk was the King Neptune sculpture. Did you know it is a twenty-four foot, twelve-ton bronze statue? Its craftsmanship was amazing; I took a picture of it and sent it to my little girl! I told her, I saw Ariel’s father! The board walk is 28-feet wide and stretches three miles. There is something for everyone, live music, outdoor shops and restaurants!

4. The Virginia Aquarium! We always try and do at least one educational stop while on vacation! Not only is there 700,000 gallons of aquariums, live animal habitats, but more than 300 hands-on exhibits, and so much more. Plus on a hot day, it is nice to cool off in the air!

5. Rent a bike and tour the town. No better way to explore a new area then on a bike. Find a cool café or pack a picnic lunch and go exploring with the family!

6. Capt. Jack's Pirate Ship Adventures! If you have a little pirate lover, this is perfect! Board the Lost Pearl and sail off in search of treasure. It is a family fun adventure!

7. The food! When you are on vacation, you get to try so many new and exciting foods. Introduce the family to some coastal foods!

8. Charter a Fishing Experience. My husband has done this previously and not only do you get to catch some fish you won’t pick up at your local grocery store, but you might get to see some dolphins too!

9. You can head from the sand to the fields! Head on over to Pungo to pick your own strawberries. Kids and parents will have a great time, picking strawberries and eating them too!

10. Lighthouses! Visit the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse climb your way to the top and explore this historic lighthouse.
About Virgina Beach
Virginia Beach entices visitors to “Live the Life” year-round! Located in the southeastern corner of the state, Virginia Beach is four hours southeast of D.C. by car and within a day’s drive or less from two-thirds of the U.S. population. For visitor information, call 1-800-VA-BEACH (800/822-3224) or visit www.VisitVirginiaBeach.com for online trip planning. For media information and digital images, click on www.VisitVirginiaBeach.com/pressroom. Please
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