More Than Just Surf & Sand

Virginia's ocean resort town hosts 35 miles of gorgeous waterfront in the Hampton Roads region. But there is more to this city and region than surfing and sunbathing. From 19th century technology at Jamestown to NASA's latest discoveries at Langley Research Center, the Hampton Roads hosts cultural institutions that are uniquely Virginian. Combine that with regular free festivals hosted by Virginia's largest city, and you'll soon agree that Virginia is for Lovers of science, sport, music, and ocean.

 
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No Potty Mouths

Per city law, cursing in public is punishable by fine of up to $250 in Virginia Beach. It's a break from obscenities that you can only experience when you escape the metro.

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Virginia's Mainland Shore

While Delmarva may boast Virginia's more secluded beaches, the city of Virginia Beach has the amenities to keep people coming. With a lively nightlife, ocean activities that include parasailing and whale-watching, and plenty of orange crushes for Sunday brunch, Virginia Beach is the top resort beach between Ocean City, MD and Myrtle Beach. 

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Glad Hymns of Praise from Land and Sea

As the site where the first English settlers landed in North America in 1606 and with the Norfolk naval base nearby, the culture of Virginia Beach is specially tied with the sea. The Old Coast Guard Station highlights shipwrecks; most of the artwork in city features seagulls and crustaceans; and in the city honor those returning from sea and those lost at sea.