Virginia Beach ranked No. 4 among the nation's top 10 beach destinations
SuccessfulMeetings.com - January 2013
Each year millions of visitors flock to Virginia Beach. They come to enjoy the City’s famous three-mile boardwalk (named one of the top ten boardwalks by National Geographic), 38 miles of beachfront, and many exciting year-round attractions. For more information, visit www.vbfun.com.
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has two pavilions and an IMAX® 3D Theater. It features several aquariums with a total of 800,000 gallons of water, live animal habitats and hands-on exhibits, nature trail and outdoor aviary. The Restless Planet gallery offers a walk-through tunnel aquarium as well as other immersive habitats and exhibits. Premium experiences, including behind-the-scenes tours and an in-the-water Seal Splash, provides an opportunity to interact with Virginia’s marine life. The Center celebrated its 25th anniversary on June 14, 2011 as the only non-historic Virginia attraction reaching more than 650,000 guests a year. For more information, visit www.virginiaaquarium.com.
Virginia Beach Town Center
The Virginia Beach Town Center is the focal point of the City’s dynamic Central Business District. Covering 17 city blocks and offering more than 800,000 square feet of Class A office space and 832,500 square feet of commercial space, Town Center features an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, entertainment, and living options. Enjoy world-renowned performers at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, or free live entertainment and festivals in the plaza. Moreover, visitors can dine at a local eatery or a national restaurant, shop at popular brand retailers and upscale boutiques, or treat themselves to a night at the 4-star Westin Hotel.
Military Aviation Museum
The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of America’s largest historic military aircraft collections. These vintage WWI and WWII aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang, Warhawk, and Spitfire, have been restored to their original flying configuration. The aircraft are flown on local demonstration flights and at regional air shows. For more information on the Museum visit www.militaryaviationmuseum.org.
Virginia Beach residents and visitors can visit a variety of historic attractions in the City, including the Adam Thoroughgood House, Francis Land House, the Cape Henry Lighthouses and site of the First Landing. In addition, the region provides a multitude of destinations including Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestown, Yorktown, and many other exciting adventures.