When visiting Virginia Beach, most people want to pick up a memento to remind them of their vacation in this beautiful coastal city. Here’s the scoop on some of the most unusual shops to visit. At the Mermaid Factory, you’ll find premade dolphins and mermaids, but you’ll also have the option of making your own. […]

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? You’d be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable way to celebrate the occasion than attending the Big Band Hanger Dance on February 10. Dress up in 1940s attire, and come for a magical evening of dancing to the swing music of the Terry Chesson Orchestra. Instructors from […]

Winter camping in our area has its distinctive rewards such as whale watching and thinner crowds. An activity you may want to try this season is horseback riding, as it is very enjoyable even in brisk temperatures. From October through May, Virginia Beach Horseback offers guided tours that take you along windswept beaches, where you […]

If it has been a while since you laughed long and hard, attending The Dinner Detective may be just what the doctor ordered. This interactive comedy murder mystery show that includes a nice meal is coming to Virginia Beach on January 27 and February 17. The show hides actors in the audience who are pretending […]

The fun in our beautiful oceanfront city never stops. Even in the middle of winter, you’ll find plenty of enjoyable pursuits here. Winter Wildlife Festival On January 26 to 28, experienced guides will take you on excursions to observe winter wildlife all around the city. The outings will teach how to observe birds, harbor seals […]

Come to Virginia Beach to celebrate the arrival of 2018, as the locals know how to throw a great party. On December 31, the city will host Last Night on the Town, a gala with live music and dancing. The event will start with family amusements that include jugglers, magicians and a mad science workstation, […]

While out and about enjoying the Christmas lights, shopping and beautiful Virginia Beach waterfront, you’re going to want to have a delicious repast in a festive setting. Here are a few suggestions on where to dine during the holidays. Waterman’s Surfside Grille Located on the boardwalk, Waterman’s Surfside Grille is decorated in its finest seasonal […]

The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are filled to overflowing with shopping, decorating and baking. While it’s a wonderful time of the year, it can be hectic and stressful. Take a relaxing break from your busy schedule by treating yourself to an afternoon tea in Virginia Beach. Christmas Tea Party One option is to attend […]

Favorite holiday events include parades and concerts. You can enjoy both on the weekend of December 2 and 3. Holiday Parade at the Beach What would the Christmas season be like without the lighted floats, marching bands, performing dance groups and equestrian units of a parade? This year’s extravaganza, a cherished Virginia Beach tradition, is […]

The season of joy gets underway on November 17 at Virginia Beach with the Holiday Lights at the Beach. Locals and visitors alike look forward to this annual event that ushers in the six weeks that are most people’s favorite time of year. Called the “enchanted seaside mile,” it consists of a fantasy of lights […]