When visiting Virginia Beach the number one thing to do is to take a stroll along the boardwalk. Walking along the historical oceanfront of Virginia Beach can be both relaxing and exciting at the same time.
The three-mile promenade is lined with hotels, restaurants and bars which cater to a variety of needs and a variety of price ranges, which all makes it the perfect place for those wanting to stay and enjoy Virginia Beach.
Eating out on the Boardwalk is a must, and taking advantage of dinner on the beach front while trying the local seafood comes top of most people’s to do lists at Virginia Beach.
Among the most popular restaurants is Mahi Mah’s for fresh cooked seafood and sushi. Then there’s Catch 31 Fishhouse which manages to be both laid back and upmarket at the same time. Waterman’s Surfside Grille is a firm favorite amonst locals and visitors alike and then there’s the wonderful Dockside Seafood Restaurant, with delicious fresh meals and spectacular views.
For an upmarket buffet the best choice in town is Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant. Then there’s Zoe’s, which is also great for both surf and turf and is of a particularly top caliber. There is plenty of choice and most hotels will recommend their favorites, or ask a local for their top dining choice.
But it’s not just hotels and restaurants that make the Boardwalk so popular. An array of museums and historic sites including monuments and sculptures make the walk along the Boardwalk feel like you are taking a walk through history.
Follow along in the steps of old Virginia Legends including Edgar Allen Poe, Ella Fitzgerald and Thomas Jefferson who used to walk that same route and take in the sound of the sea and the nearby area as they may have done.
As well as a path for walking there are also paths for people on bikes or skates to enjoy the oceanfront on wheels.
Throughout the year the Boardwalk also becomes a stage as people come from all around come to watch up and coming artists sing and dance at the beach. Festivals fill the oceanfront with music, food and other entertainment such as magic.
Every year events such as Beach Street USA which feature jugglers, magicians and live concerts. Even when that’s not on there’s always something seasonal going on the Boardwalk, there’s always some sort of entertainment around, which makes it somewhere the whole family can really enjoy.
For kids, there are amusements all along the boardwalk to keep them entertained, from a ferris wheel to video arcades to plenty of entertaining attractions.
For more relaxing entertainment options, a fishing pier just off the boardwalk makes for the perfect place to take a rod out for fishing.
The boardwalk is open to everyone and makes sure everyone can enjoy what it has to offer. With handicap ramps placed at every block, access to all parts of the boardwalk is available.
So, trace the steps of old Virginians, look out to the sea which welcomed the first settlers and enjoy the moder fun-filled place that Virginia Beach has become. For a place with history, culture, fun and relaxation look no further than Virginia Beach’s Boardwalk.