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Why Virginia Beach
"Best American Boardwalk"The Virginia Beach Boardwalk dates back to 1888! And as history will show, this icon of the Beach has been a major draw for years. This 28-foot wide, beautifully landscaped concrete boardwalk offers visitors plenty of room to enjoy a stroll along the shore, a bike ride via a separate bike path or free nightly entertainment during the summer months. Along the Boardwalk, visitors will also enjoy unique sculptures and monuments that provide a small history lesson of the unique coastal region. One stroll or ride along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and you'll easily see why it has been consistently named in the top "Best American Boardwalks" by USA Today Weekend, Discovery Channel, Southern Living and Coastal Living Magazine.
World's Longest Pleasure BeachThe Beach...need we say more! It's what people think about in the summer, and it's a huge reason as to why Virginia Beach has become one of the East's most popular vacation destinations. In fact, Virginia Beach is highlighted in the Guinness Book of World Records for having "The World's Longest Pleasure Beach." With a 3-mile long boardwalk and a recently widened 300-foot wide sandy beach, Virginia Beach vacationers can enjoy lazy days in the sand, brisk strolls on the boardwalk or just sitting back on a nearby bench for some good old-fashion people watching.
A Resort for all SeasonsVirginia Beach's location provides a great climate, all year long. Cool breezes off the Atlantic make those summer days feel just right. It's what made Virginia Beach famous, and will continue to be a draw. But, did you know that most guests visiting Virginia Beach do so in the off season. In fact, over 55% of Virginia Beach vacationers visit the resort area between September and May. The seasons come alive, the weather is perfect, and there is always a great event happening each weekend. Whether it's May for the annual Spring Wine Celebration, September for Neptune Festival or December for Holiday Lights at the Beach, you can't go wrong with Virginia Beach.