Welcoming groups to live the life is a long-practiced tradition in Virginia Beach, giving visitors a chance to experience the genuine hospitality of a city with a lot to share. Where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, the coastal city of Virginia Beach promises groups a unique chance to live the life year-round. With untouched natural wonders, freshly caught seafood, fresh-picked local ingredients and an eclectic downtown and arts district, Virginia Beach has something for everybody of every comfort level. From the lively oceanfront area and remote beaches of Sandbridge to the calming waters of the Chesapeake Bay and bustling Town Center, escape for a much-needed getaway and find out what we’re all about in our city by the sea.
We understand groups want to get out but want to do so safely. In Virginia Beach, your safety is our first priority and our Meet Smarter program brings together a series of protocols for the safety, security and well-being of our community and visitors. We’ve defined the Gold Standard for beach safety and cleanliness, and our network of hotels, restaurants, venues, attractions and services have followed suit with their own new protocols with the same important goals.
Virginia Beach offers an ideal mix of activities for a wide range of individual tastes and interests, with many options ready to accommodate groups of all sizes. From dining that combines unique coastal cuisine with attentive service, to events and attractions the whole group can enjoy together, the list of things to do here is always growing. Groups should arrive ready to discover, like the original settlers who got their first glimpse of the New World on these shores.
When outdoor adventure is on the itinerary, the options in Virginia Beach are as vast as the Atlantic Ocean. Coastal waters, beautiful parks and great fishing make Virginia Beach the ideal vacation for any outdoor lover. Home to one of the last great salt marsh habitats on the East Coast with hundreds of miles of inland waters, thousands of acres of parks and countless trails, and the United States’ largest estuary in the Chesapeake Bay, this is much more than a typical beach vacation. Whether you’re on one of our beaches or deep within the canopied forest of our state parks, there’s an open invitation to paddle, bike, hike, surf and swim your way to your best trip yet.
You’ll have your pick of activities, from beach walks to nightlife and air shows to wildlife. You’ll enjoy unique access to popular experiences through our Live the Life Adventures, offered exclusively for groups, along with a range of itineraries to help guide your plans. Whether it’s for student groups seeking to combine fun and enrichment, reunion groups in search of a place to reconnect, or travel groups looking for an active getaway, it’s no wonder so many tour planners put Virginia Beach at the top of their list.