Virginia Beach is an incredibly beautiful place to visit and explore. It is amazing for honeymoons for couples (like my husband and I did) as well as a fun city to travel to and go on adventures with kids. We go every year to spend time with my sister and this year we decided to go in-land a bit away from the beach and the sand to see what the areas around the city had to offer families. We were NOT disappointed. If you’re looking to travel to Virginia Beach with kids, don’t miss these 5 fantastic sites!
Travel Virginia Beach with Kids: 5 Things to See
1. The Beach
First off is the beach – This is a must-visit when you are in town. There are many different options and they are all very beautiful. The tourist oceanfront boardwalk area is a great place to visit and they have a huge Neptune statue that is fun to take pictures near. If you don’t mind exploring off the beaten path you can also find beaches that are less crowded in different parts of town.
2. The Virginia Living Museum
The Virginia Living Museum was incredible. It combines the outdoors with learning about animals and interactive activities. There is a Dinosaur Discovery Trail that we walked and spent time trying to find all the dino’s. This was my son’s favorite place to explore. I just wish I would’ve known sooner that he thought they were real!
3. The Children’s Museum of Virginia
The Children’s Museum of Virginia was a great place to explore for the kids. It was really interactive and us parents even got into it! There was a bubble room, a big train room that was incredible, a bank, and so much more.
4. The Virginia Zoo
We love the Virginia Zoo! They have animals that our local zoo doesn’t have and the way it is laid out works. There are different regions where they have animals from similar parts of the world together and everything flows well while walking. When you first walk in there is a water fountain area that kids love splashing in. This was especially helpful on the day we went during a heat wave!
5. The Virginia Aquarium
When it comes to aquariums the Virginia Aquarium takes it a notch above! Experiencing the animals begins before you even get inside with their sea lion exhibit as you walk to the entrance. Inside there was so much to explore and learn for the kids and adults. The visuals were beautiful and immersive. The kids had so much fun here and my son couldn’t stop pointing at all the creatures!
Another great things about some of these places (the zoo and both of the museums) are that they participate in the reciprocal program. We have family memberships to our local zoo and museum and we were able to get into the zoo for 50% off and into the museums for free! Saving money when on vacation is always welcome in my book. The kids got to explore and learn while also having fun. That makes visiting Virginia Beach with Kids a must for our family. Thanks for reading!
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