Discover the best things to do in Virginia Beach

For a family vacation or couple’s getaway in Virginia Beach, choose the Country Inn & Suites set right off the city’s boardwalk. You can soak in the sun and surf just steps from your hotel room or suite and then rent a bike to find great souvenirs and tasty treats nearby. In need of things to do on a rainy day? Rev your engines on the go-kart courses at Motor World, take your kids to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, or drive just over 15 minutes to explore the shops, restaurants, and live entertainment venues in the Town Center district. Before you leave the area, visit First Landing State Park to see where English settlers landed in 1607 and snap a family pic at the famous Cape Henry Lighthouse, built in 1792.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

45.8 mi / 73.7 km from the hotel
Test your limits on the Alpengeist, a legendary roller coaster that takes you up 195 feet before plunging you back to earth. You can also meet unique animals, see live shows, and browse artisan shops during your visit.

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

8.95 mi / 14.4 km from the hotel
Known for its excellent acoustics, this center hosts a variety of public and private events, from concerts to seminars.

Live! On Atlantic

0.04 mi / 0.07 km from the hotel
Located on Atlantic Avenue, Live! On Atlantic presents festivals, concerts, car shows, and talented street performers from mid-June to Labor Day weekend.

Cape Henry Lighthouse

5.77 mi / 9.29 km from the hotel
Marking the spot where English colonists first landed in 1607, Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792 and stands as the oldest lighthouse in the US.

First Landing State Park

6.59 mi / 10.61 km from the hotel
This park’s name commemorates the place where English settlers first landed in the New World. Guests can visit this 2,888-acre park to boat, hike, swim, or bike along 1.5 miles of the Chesapeake Bay.

Jungle Golf

0.31 mi / 0.51 km from the hotel
The mighty jungle of mini golf welcomes you and your kids to putt around creative obstacles like volcanoes, gorillas, caves, and waterfalls.

Motor World

2.41 mi / 3.87 km from the hotel
This family attraction features 11 tracks where you can race a variety of go-karts. Get wet on the bumper boats, take a thrill ride on the Sky Coaster, or challenge your group to some paintball battles.

Ocean Breeze Waterpark

2.4 mi / 3.86 km from the hotel
Cool off with more than 30 rides, slides, and water attractions at Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Free amenities include sunscreen, inner tubes, and parking.

Town Center of Virginia Beach

8.8 mi / 14.17 km from the hotel
Located in the central business district, this vibrant area features shops, restaurants, and annual events like the New Year’s street party. Listen to music performances at Fountain Plaza, or check out various venues to see national acts live.

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

8.96 mi / 14.42 km from the hotel
This outdoor concert venue seats 20,000 people and hosts big-name performers. Enjoy the beach breezes while you sing along to great music.

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

1.85 mi / 2.98 km from the hotel
This unique aquarium offers hundreds of species to learn about, plus special features such as zip-line trails in The Adventure Park above Owls Creek and amazing shows in the National Geographic 3D Theater.

Virginia Beach National Golf Club

8.21 mi / 13.21 km from the hotel
Trade a day of beach sand for a day of sand traps and gorgeous greens at this lush par-72 public golf course.