This year is our year. We'll have been married 10 years this June and I'm starting to think of a family vacation getaway to celebrate. Living on the East coast we are beach people. We live over an hour drive from the beach and in the summer we love to head over at the weekend to feel the sand between our toes, catch some surf and soak up the rays. A family getaway for me often involves the beach - with two little ones the beach is one big playground and it allows mom and dad some relaxation time as they build sand castles and run back and forth to gather sea water to surround the castle.
We haven't quite finalized our celebratory getaway but Virginia Beach sure sounds like a fabulous place to visit with the kids. We have family in Virginia and a road trip to visit my brother-in-law and then head onto a getaway will sure kill two birds with one stone. I went online to http://www.visitvirginiabeach.com/ for some research and found some fun things for us to do at Virginia Beach:
Splash around at the Ocean Breeze Waterpark.
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is a must see. Our kids love visiting ocean wildlife. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center hosts over 800,000 gallons of aquariums and live animal habitats focusing on Virginia’s diverse and unique marine environment.
Catch a little something for dinner at the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, or crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay from Lynnhaven Fishing Pier.
Fly a kite, skate the ramp or relax with a picnic lunch at Mount Trashmore Park.
There are many beaches that surely cannot all be visited in one vacation. For fun family tourist beaches I'll probably check out the Resort Area beaches first. For some quiet time we can head south 15 miles to the Sandbridge/Pungo area and once the kids need some calm waters the Chesapeake bay area appear tranquil.
The best part of a getaway is that I won't need to cook. When we head to the shore seafood is on our list as it has to be fresher than inland. I'm sure coastal Virginia is a foodie’s paradise, and will offer us plenty to keep us all happy. If we can convince my brother-in-law to come and help with babysitting then the Coastal Food Tours of Virginia would be an awesome experience.
Have you made your way over to Virginia to experience their beaches?
About Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach entices visitors to “Live the Life” year-round! Located in the southeastern corner of the state, Virginia Beach is four hours southeast of D.C. by car and within a day’s drive or less for two-thirds of the U.S. population. For visitor information, call 1-800-VA-BEACH (800-822-3224) or visit http://www.visitvirginiabecach.com/ for online trip planning.
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