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A Virginia Beach travel guide – sunset strolls, oceanfront dinners and splashing with harbor seals

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Whether sunning on sandy beaches, eating oysters on the Boardwalk or sharing romantic candlelit meals – a Virginia Beach vacation tickles the senses. Book a Virginia Beach hotel and indulge in its intimate pleasures.

Luxury living

Pamper yourself on a vacation in Virginia Beach in an oceanfront suite at a beachside hotel. Indulge in tantalizing treatments like deep-tissue massages or body wraps at an on-site spa. For dinner, linger over a chilled seafood tower of Chesapeake Bay blue crab and Maine lobster in an elegant dining room with floor-to- ceiling ocean views. After dinner, sip champagne on your balcony and listen to the ocean.

Eating local

With its location along the Atlantic Ocean, seafood highlights the menus, but kitchens kick it up a notch with Spanish, Caribbean and New American creations. Tuck into a stack of crab cakes at a rustic raw bar. A shaded gazebo near the water invites alfresco lunches of Caribbean sandwiches and cold beer. Take a break from the sun for an early evening wood-fired pizza at an Italian trattoria.


Fun on the beach

Dive deep to explore shipwrecks on a Virginia Beach vacation. Spot dolphins on a dolphin-watching cruise. On warm, clear days, laze on the beach or splash in the surf. If it clouds up, head to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for close encounters with harbor seals. At night, pubs and bars enliven the Boardwalk with nonstop revelry.

Romantic encounters

With the gentle sounds of the surf filling the air, Virginia Beach reveals its romantic soft side. Walk hand-in-hand on a sunset stroll along the Boardwalk. Book a day spa for two, spoiling yourself with an enticing couples massage. Cap it off with a candlelit seafood dinner, with the ocean surf as your soundtrack, then back to the hotel for a late-night swim in your Virginia Beach hotel pool.