The following places are nearby "Angie's"
and "Ocean Cove Motel" to visit when you're not basking in the golden Virginia
sun: We have included travel times/distance and options from "Angie's"
/ "Ocean Cove Motel" for your convenience.
The sounds of waves crashing on the shore, children laughing, music playing
in the distance, the smell of suntan lotion, your favorite foods grilling
just steps away; the sight of happy people biking, jogging, rollerblading
or taking a leisurely stroll; the feel of a cool ocean breeze on a warm
summer night. This is the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, truly a piece of Americana.
Free entertainment at the 24th, 17th and 7th Street stages. Walk.
Beach Street USA:
Along the sidewalks of Atlantic Avenue, between 17th and 25th Streets,
enjoy theme performances June through August. In addition, there are over
100 days of entertainment at the oceanfront, along with special events
and festivals throughout the city year-around. 757 425-3111/800 822-3224,
Marine Science Center: Explore
the mysteries of the deep (and the shallow) at one of the top marine science
museums in the country. It features a huge open-ocean aquarium, live sharks,
over 100 hands-on exhibits, a giant sea turtle aquarium, a loggerhead turtle
hatchling lab, plus the amazing six-story-high IMAX 3D Theater. 757 385-FISH,
3 miles by trolley, bus, or car.
Boat Trips Sponsored by the Virginia
Marine Science Museum:
Oceana Naval Air
Station: See the Navy's
most sophisticated aircraft in action at Oceana, home to F-14 Tomcat fighter
planes and F/A-18 Hornets. Tours are seasonal. For 2005 season
contact Oceana to check status of tours 757 433-3131.
Coastal Explorer: Half-hour pontoon
boat tours through Owls Creek Marsh.
Dolphin Watch: Two-hour ocean
excursion to observe bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.
Ocean Collections: Professionals trawl
the ocean floor for samples of sea life to bring on board during this 90-minute
Reservations required. 757 437-6000
GTE Amphitheater: Enjoy concerts and other special events. For
concert schedule: 757 368-3000,
9 miles by trolley or car.
Between our year-around sunshine and over 20 challenging area golf courses
(designed by the likes of Pete Dye, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples and Gene
Bates), Virginia Beach is fast becoming one of the top golf destinations
in the southeast. 757 491-7866/800 822-3224, www.vbgolf.com
Courses are from 4 miles to 60 miles away. Car.
to 200 free public tennis courts throughout the city. Most courts are lighted.
757 219-2695 Courts are from 4 blocks to 4 miles away. Walk, trolley or
Kayak Nature Tours,
Ltd. offers guided Dolphin Kayaking Adventures, calm water Kayaking
at 64th Street inside First Landing State Park and Back Bay National Wildlife
Refuge. We also offer many other paddling locations as well as all day
Visit our web site at http://www.kayaknaturetours.net
or call us directly to plan your next kayaking adventure.
Toll Free-(888) 669-8368
Fishing and Oceanfront
Cruises: Deep sea
fishing excursions and sightseeing cruises from Rudee Inlet. 757 491-8000,
2 miles trolley, bus or car.
Water Sports and
on surfing, boogie-boarding, windsurfing, jet skiing, para-sailing, scuba
diving, canoeing, sailing and more. Most equipment can be rented near the
beach. 757 491-7866/800 822-3224
Surf Report Hotline:
757 428-0404 ext. 2
State Park: Virginia's most
visited state park is also famous as the site of the landing of the first
permanent English settlers in 1607. Today, this National Natural Landmark
features 19 miles of hiking trails, a bike trail, boat ramp and picnic
areas. 757 412-2300, www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/1stland
Association for Research
and conference center and international headquarters for the work of the
best-documented psychic of modern times, Edgar Cayce. 757 428-3588/800
3 miles walk, trolley, bus or car.
Chesapeake Bay Center: Informative
visitor center features aquariums, environmental and historical exhibits
and displays, classroom space and information on nature-based tourism activities
in the area. 757 412-2316
Main entrance on Rt. 60(Shore Dr.) is 10 miles
away car only. The back entrance on 64th Street is 3 miles from "Angie's"
walk, trolley, bus or car.
Back Bay National
Wildlife Refuge: A 7700-acre
beach, woodland and marsh refuge for a wide variety of migratory birds,
endangered species and other wildlife, including snow geese, marsh hawks,
red foxes, loggerhead turtles and American Bald Eagles. Bike, hike or take
the tram. 757 721-2412, http://backbay.fws.gov
Car only - 45 minute drive.
False Cape State
Park: A pristine, ocean-to-freshwater
bay habitat. See white-tailed deer, wild boar, and horses on six miles
of unspoiled beaches and miles of hiking and interpretive trails. 757 426-7128
then click "False Cape". Car only - 45 minute drive.
For information or reservations on the
RIDE through Back Bay Wildlife Refuge to False Cape State Park, operated
by the Back Bay Restoration Foundation, contact 757 426-3643 or www.bbrf.org.
Pavilion Convention Center:
a fantastic vaulted structure, and host to a number of events including
theatrical and musical performances, meetings, craft shows and trade shows.
757 437-7600 1 mile walk, trolley or car.
Center of Virginia: Don't
miss this center which focuses on 20th-century art and features an incredible
hanging exhibition of American and international artists. 757 425-0000,
5 blocks walk.
The Old Coast
Guard Station: Built in
1903, this museum vividly depicts its own life saving and Coast Guard History,
as well as the many shipwrecks off the Virginia coast. 757 422-1587,
Ocean Breeze Waterpark,
Va. Beach: 757 422-4444, 422-0718, 800 678-WILD
10 min. drive or trolley
Cape Henry Lighthouse, Va. Beach: 757 422-9421
Children's Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth:
Farmers' Market, Va. Beach: 757 427-4395
Mount Trashmore Park, Va. Beach: 757 473-5237
Sportsplex, Va. Beach: 757 427-2990
Adam Thoroughgood House, Va. Beach: 757
Francis Land House, Va. Beach: 757 431-4000
Upper Wolfsnare House, Va. Beach: 757
Virginia's Jewel, dinner ? sight seeing
American Rover, Norfolk Harbor: 757 627-7245
Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk: 757
Virginia Zoological Park, Norfolk: 757
Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk: Tours available:
Norfolk Tides AAA Baseball, Norfolk: 757
The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk: 757
Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton:
757 727-0900, www.vasc.org
Virginia Living Museum, Newport News:
757 595-1900, www.valivingmuseum.org
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center,
Norfolk: 757 664-1000, www.nauticus.org
a 1 to 1? hour drive you'll find:
Busch Gardens, Williamsburg: 800 343-7946,
Colonial Williamsburg: 800 HISTORY, www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge,
Suffolk: 757 986-3705
Water Country USA, Williamsburg: 800 343-7946,
Jamestown Settlement, Jamestown: 757 253-4838,
Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown: 757
The following is a partial list of events
and festivals in and around Virginia Beach:
Waterfront Intl. Arts Festival
Amer. Sand Soccer Championship
Art Show ? Festival
National Basketball Tournament
and Mens Pro-Beach Volleyball
Coast Surfing Championships
Music Festival ? Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon
For dates, times and more information on
ATTRACTIONS, EVENTS and FESTIVALS, call 800 VA BEACH (822-3224) or visit
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