Things To Do

Welcome to Virginia Beach, VA

No matter the time of year, there is never a dull day at Virginia Beach! Make the most of your vacation, don’t worry about planning – we did that part for you!

Sightseeing & Entertainment   |   Restaurants Near Our Hotel   |   Shopping   |   Transportation

Sightseeing & Entertainment


Cullipher Farm (17 miles)

Cape Henry Lighthouse (4.7 miles)

First Landing State Park (3.3 miles)

Rudee Tours (2.3 miles)

Neptune Statue (0.3 miles)

Old Coast Guard Station (0.8 miles)

Virginia Beach Fishing Pier (1.5 miles)

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and Adventure Park (3.3 miles)

Nauticus (19.2 miles)

Beach Street USA (0.3 miles)

Busch Gardens (57.7)

Jungle Golf (1.0 miles)

Top Golf (12.4 miles)

Virginia Zoo (20.6 miles)

iFly (0.9 miles)

Atlantic Fun Park (1.6 miles)

Flipper McCoys (0.9 miles)

Restaurants Near Our Hotel


Pocahontas Pancake House (302 ft.)

Captain Georges Seafood Restaurant (3.6 miles)

Jumpin’ Shrimp (1.6 miles)

Waterman’s Surfside Grille (2.3 miles)

Big Sam’s Inlet Café & Raw Bar (2.3 miles)

Catch 31 (0.5 miles)



Target (3.2 miles)

Walmart Supercenter (3.0 miles)

The Shops at Hilltop (2.8 miles)

Lynnhaven Mall (7.6 miles)

Norfolk Premium Outlets (16.3 miles)

MacArthur Center (18.7 miles)

Williamsburg Premium Outlets (63.3 miles)



Norfolk International Airport (ORF) (17.8 miles)

Newport News – Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) (43.5 miles)

19th Street, City Bus Stop (1.3 miles)

Norfolk Premium Outlets (16.3 miles)

Amtrak Station (18.1 miles)

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Virginia MOCA’s (Museum of Contemporary Art) definition of contemporary art is the “product and reflection of the culture in which we live.” That means this museum isn’t carrying pieces from old, dead artists. Instead, you can enjoy intricate pieces from living artists! Past exhibits include art made from actual NASA images, interactive digital body paint, and even discarded trash to create a beautiful collage.

Distance from hotel: 1 mile

Costal Virginia Brews Cruise Brewery Tours

Costal Virginia Brews is a retired Navy family that want to spread their love for beer! There are 3 tours to choose from; Cruisin for a Brewsin 757, Feelin’ Nauti Tour, and Red Sky at Night (Sailors Delight). Each tour lasts 4.5 to 5 hours and stops at three local breweries in their quirky little tour bus named Gertrude. Not to worry, Gertrude has special beer coolers to keep away nasty room temperature beer! Drinking adults are $60 with beer samples and your designated driver is only $40 without samples. You’ll tour behind the scenes and learn the “grain to glass” process in producing craft beer.

Distance from hotel: 12 miles

Ocean Breeze Water Park

When temperatures heat up, Ocean Breeze Water Park is the place to be! This ultimate waterpark has a 1000-foot-long lazy river, tons of water slides, a huge wave pool, a mini waterpark for kids, shopping, restaurants, and a junior lifeguard camp during summers. With free parking, free sunscreen, and a 50 foot mascot gorilla name Hugh Mongous, this attraction is unbeatable. Buy your tickets online to save $5 off the original price!

Distance from hotel: 3.2 miles

Motor World

Race around with the whole family at Motor World! They offer 11 Go-Kart tracks and 250 karts with your choice between 16 different styles. If racing isn’t your thing, check out the Skycoaster, Bumper Boats, Kiddie rides, or Shipwreck Golf with a 36-hole course. If racing is 100% your thing, upgrade to the new European styled racetrack for a real heart pounder! Motor World is open every day starting March 9th through September.

Distance from hotel: 3.3 miles

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Virginia Beach Boardwalk

A trip to Virginia Beach would not be complete without visiting the boardwalk, the number one tourist attraction at Virginia Beach! There is so much to see along this 3 mile boardwalk; biking, fishing, concerts, restaurants, and much more. Also snap a photo with the 34 foot tall Neptune statue, wander the halls of Nightmare Mansion Haunted House, participate in a Virginia Beach Boardwalk Food Tour, the possibilities just keep on coming at the boardwalk. During summer, free entertainment is offered every night at four different oceanfront stages; 7th, 17th, 24th, and 31st street. There is never a boring night at the boardwalk!

Distance from hotel: .1 miles

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

Wake up and smell the roses…at Virginia’s biggest botanical garden! Venture through 60 different gardens, it won’t matter the time of year. There are gardens specifically for each of the four seasons of summer, spring, fall, winter and year round gardens as well. Take an adult class designed to expand your knowledge on topics of gardening, floral design, cooking, arts, crafts, and more. Kids classes are also available for the whole family, including Tunes for Tots, Storybook Tea Party, Tiny Terrariums, Family Twilight Trek, and several others to choose from. Plants aren’t the only thing blooming at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, you will also come across many statues and sculptures dating back to the 1950’s!

Distance from hotel: 20 miles

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

This wildlife refuge was formed back in 1938 and provides a 4,589-acre home to migratory birds. All year round you can witness many different types of animals; tundra swans and snow geese visit in the fall and winter months, endangered species of Loggerhead Sea Turtle, and recently recovered species of brown pelicans and bald eagles. Back Bay Refuge offers 8 miles of beautiful scenery of dunes, beach, woodlands, agricultural fields, and freshwater marshes. Visitors have their choice of activities from hunting, biking, fishing, boating, and specific seasonal events such as Winter Waterfowl Walks and Winter Wildlife Festival.

Distance from hotel: 20 miles

Red Wing Park

No need to travel across the world to Japan, you can see plenty of beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms right here at Red Wing Park. Amenities in this 97 acre park include picnic shelters, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball court, volleyball courts, handball court, horseshoe, 2 playgrounds, dog park, nature trails, and beautiful gardens. The famous Cherry Blossom Festival happens April 4th, mark your calendars!

Distance from hotel: 4.7 miles

Adventure Parasail

Soar through the Virginia Beach sky on parasail or tear through the beach waves on jet ski, Adventure Parasail has both! Additionally, the company also offers sport boat rental, kayak and paddleboard rental, and classic banana boat rides. They are the longest running company on the beach, and also claim to be the cheapest, friendliest, and most experienced. Book your parasailing adventure before noon and receive $10 off with a free photo package!

Distance from hotel: 1.5 miles

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Cullipher Farm

The Cullipher family has been growing the freshest and juiciest fruits and veggies in all of Virginia Beach. For six generations, the Culliphers have incorporated sustainable and ecological growing practices into their farm. Play farmer for the day and pick your own strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and apples at Cullipher Farm! There are two locations to visit, the actual farm and the market. The market has antiques and a variety of treats for sale such as fruits, veggies, jams, dressings, ice cream, pies, peanuts, and much more. Come see and taste the quality at the Cullipher Farm for yourself!

Farm distance from hotel: 17 miles

Market distance from hotel: 13 miles

Terrapin Restaurant

Sleek, refined venue with a bar & outdoor seating offering locally sourced New American cuisine.
Beginning in 2006, Terrapin Restaurant has been serving the finest quality food to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Their goal, from day one has been to make damn good food, with honest ingredients while being kind to those they meet along the way. 

Distance from hotel: 0.9 miles

The Hunt Room

Sip and savor in an intimate American tavern tucked away in the heart of the historic Cavalier Hotel. Reminiscent of the fabled gatherings that followed day-long fox hunts where men warmed themselves beside great hearths, sipped bourbon, and exchanged stories, the Hunt Room offers handcrafted cocktails and a simple, rustic menu of seasonal cuisine inspired by old world traditions.

Distance from hotel: 1.5 miles

Mojito Cafe

The only Latin Cuisine at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, specializing in Puerto Rican and Cuban fusion, but also incorporating the flavors of many other Latin/Spanish speaking countries from around the world. Fusion cuisine combines elements of different culinary traditions, so many if not all of the dishes we serve may not be the typical dish some are used to eating.

Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

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The Bee & The Biscuit

A charming cottage restaurant serving New American breakfast & lunch dishes featuring local produce.

Distance from hotel: 10.2 miles

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Mannino’s Italian Bistro

A father & son Chef team, partnered with Daris Gavin, that has been serving Virginia since 2008. The team of John Rosario & John Matthew Mannino (father and son, respectively) partnered with Daris Gavin to open “Olde World” Italian Bistros. The goal was – and is – to give patrons great Italian food at a reasonable price point with wine choices to match. The Mannino’s Italian Bistro Family works with great passion and attention to detail to try and ensure that our guests develop a sense of home and comfort while enjoying their dining experience.

Distance from hotel: 12.5 miles

FIREBREW Bar & Grill

Relaxed in the tavern with a warm vibe offering American fare, self-serve wine stations & patio seating.

Distance from hotel: 7.1 miles

Lager Heads

Enjoy Virginia Beach’s best gourmet burgers and local craft beers, as well as indoor or outdoor oceanfront seating for the best beach views on the boardwalk. Featuring fire pits and live entertainment when in season, Lager Heads provides the perfect stop for guests and locals alike. Lager Heads is located right on the boardwalk, inside the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront, so cruise on in!

Distance from hotel: 0.7 miles

ShoreBreak Pizza & TapHouse

Shorebreak is where you eat, drink and play! This restaurant features an award-winning menu complete with appetizers, salads, sandwiches, seafood, and of course burgers & pizza. Shorebreak prides itself on accommodating everyone, from the most avid sports fans to families and sports teams. They feature a game room for the kids, and also an 100% smoke-free vicinity.

Distance from hotel: 8.9 miles

Le Yaca French Restaurant

A traditional French cuisine & wine served in a refined dining room with a fireplace & patio seating. Welcome to Le Yaca, one of the top Restaurant destinations in Virginia. A long standing favorite in historic Williamsburg, Le Yaca is the dining choice for locals as well as tourists.

Distance from hotel: 61.7 miles

Aldo’s Ristorante

Aldo’s Ristorante began in 1988 with a dream of creating a family friendly Italian restaurant. It started with a wood-burning stove imported from Italy, a clean dining concept with simple pizzas, pastas and salads. One week after hosting a menu tasting, they opened to the public with a line out the door. Since then, they’ve developed into a fine-dining establishment that welcomes all ages. At Aldo’s Ristorante, you will find classic Italian dishes with a modern twist. To complement the menu, Aldo’s has an award-winning wine list. Their in-house sommeliers have curated their wine selection to fit your needs. Aldo’s Ristorante offers seasonally inspired and locally sourced Italian food, superb service, and excellent value!

Distance from hotel: 3.6 miles