Live The Life - A Day of Fun In Virginia Beach

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There are a million different ways to spend a day in Virginia Beach.   The city spans nearly 500 square miles, and each one of them holds a million surprises and new things to see or do.  But if you only have one day to spend here, these are our suggestions for ways to spend those precious hours!
Morning
 
First, take in that sunrise.  Nothing says VA Beach like a sunrise over the ocean.  It's a truly wonderful sight.  Then get on your bike.  The cool morning air makes the morning the best time for exploring the city on two wheels.  Pedal down to breakfast over the water.  Here are some of our favorite places to eat the first meal of the day:
  • Doc Taylor's Restaurant - A cute little house that you can miss pretty easily.  Just look for the open sign!  I suggest the Ray Ray.
  • The Belvedere - The Beeve is one of the most iconic places to grab a bite in all of Virginia Beach.  Everything is great, and the beachfront view is hard to argue with!
  • The Pocahontas Pancake House - If you want pancakes, there is nowhere else.  Get there early or you'll be in the teepee for a while.  (Not kidding about that...)

After breakfast, you can ride down the Oceanfront Bike Path until you get to Neptune.  Possibly the most widely known image of Virginia Beach, this beachfront park houses our famous Neptune statue.  Note:  King Neptune.  Not Poseidon.  And by the time you've taken in the sights there, it's about time to transition to the midday section!

 

Midday

Now that you're at the beach, it's time to relax!  If you've made it to the Neptune, then right in front of you should be the Resort Beach area.  Beautiful beaches, world-renowned volleyball, surfing, boardwalks...it's all here!  This is the perfect place to start your afternoon in Virginia Beach.  If the commercial scene isn't for you, you can check out Sandbridge beach to the south.  There you will find fishing, kayaking, and plenty of outdoor activities.

If you're looking for a great place to escape the summer heat, head over to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum.  It's got an amazing array of marine life to see, as well as an adventure park that is fun for the entire family.  

 

Evening

For the evening, head up to the northern part of VA Beach, where you can enjoy dinner overlooking the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.  How many other beaches can offer both sunrise and sunset over the water.  For dinner, try a restaurant like Dockside Restaurant.  Great seafood, great atmosphere.  And a stunning view of the setting sun.  Other great restaurants in the area include Bubba's and One Fish, Two Fish.

 

After you put in a good dinner, check out our stunning nightlife!  From concerts to live jazz, from Funny Bone Comedy Club to a pour-your-own-beer at Tapped Gastropub, VA Beach's got it all.  And once your day is done, I bet you'll be back for more.

 

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