Some Great Virginia Beach Travel Tips You Should Know!

Emma's family and she has been traveling to Virginia Beach since 1994. She has learned ways to cut costs and have a great memorable vacation. We will give you her tips on where to stay, eat and play.

Virginia Beach Travel Tips

Top 5 picks: Hotels 
A great way to cut costs is to book an efficiency room, this allows you to prepare meals in your room, have drinks and snacks on hand. Unlike a Disney Wolrd vacation you use your room so much it is a good idea to get a quality room.

 1. Comfort Inn at 24th street is our choice www.choicehotels.com
 2. Holiday Inn Surfside or Oceanside www.holidayinn.com
 3. Courtyard by Marriot
 4. Best Western Colonial Inn www.bestwestern.com
 5. 31 Ocean Hilton www.hilton.com

* for more listings of hotels go to www.vbfun.com

Tips on where to eat:
* Save Money by eating at least one meal in your room

* Many grocery stores are near the beach to purchase essentials.

* 7-11 stores are located one block off the beach.

* Fast food restaurants are available on Pacific Ave.

* Frankies ribs is located off the beach but is worth the drive.

* Jody's popcorn is a great snack to enjoy on the beach or while shopping www.jodyspopcorn.com

* Ice Cream: Dairy Queen, Kohr Bro's.,and a little unnamed ice cream stand on   the 17th Street Pier, are our favorites. www.dairyqueen.com     

* Pizza: Bella Pizza on Atlantic is good and Pizza Hut on Pacific is good www.pizzahut.com

* Doughboys Pizza is fun with the free Hawaiian lays www.doughboyspizza.com

* McDonald's , Wendy's and Pizza Hut are located on Pacific Ave.

* Sea Food restaurants are everywhere many on the boardwalk with views of the ocean.

* Captain George's Seafood Buffet on Laskin Rd. is AWESOME! A wonderful buffet and great T-shirts to bring home with you.

What to do at the Beach:
*The biggest tip is relax, take it easy,keep it simple. Virginia Beach offers a world class beach, the best entertainment a family ever wanted and its free. 

* After many vacations my children's favorite activities are still,playing in the sand and riding the waves.

* If you want to just relax get a beach backpack chair and enjoy your view. www.reviewers.website/backpack-beach-chairs-reviews is the best place to know about beach chair.

* A three mile boardwalk and bike path offer a great area for biking, rollerblading, jogging, and strolling.

* Rollerblades and bikes are available for rent in many area's of the beach. Or save money and bring your own.

* Enjoy Beach Street USA's free entertainment on Atlantic Ave. www.beachstreetusa.com for a schedule of entertainment.

* Hilby is our favorite show to catch, he is usually  located on 23rd street .www.hilby.net He will be performing August 8th-14th.

* Watch the Navy jets fly overhead and the Navy ships go out to sea.

* The Cape Henry lighthouses are interesting, just a short drive down the beach.

* The Virginia Marine Science Museum has a lot to offer and is great way to spend a afternoon.

* Nauticus in Norfolk is alot fun, you can go on the U.S.S. Wisconsin and see what a battleship is like.

* Putt Putt courses are located on Pacific Ave., we like Jungle Golf. www.junglegolf.com

* Dolphin watching is always fun on the beach. 

* Busch Gardens Williamsburg and water Country USA are only 1 hour away. www.buschgardens.com

* Colonial  Williamsburg is interesting to see. A complete change of pace from the beach. We enjoy strolling through the Colonial area and shopping in Merchants square.  www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
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