Bring your group tour to life in Virginia Beach – the ideal destination for group travelers thanks to its three distinct beaches, well-known and off-the-beaten-path attractions and opportunities to explore its 18,600 acres of parks and wildlife refuges in addition to the city’s great restaurants and shops. The Virginia Beach CVB also offers groups customizable packages through its “Live the Life Adventures,” which allow travelers to get the most out of their visit with itineraries offering unique experiences at the city’s top draws and attractions.
At the Resort Beach, stroll or ride a surrey along the iconic three-mile boardwalk and snap a selfie with Kind Neptune. Learn about Virginia Beach history and craftsmanship behind hand carving bird decoys at Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum or tour historic Old Coast Guard Station, housed in a 1903 former Life-Saving Station. Book a reservation at one of the oceanfront restaurants, such as Waterman’s Surfside Grille where the Attic can be reserved for groups of 50 or more.
Near the Resort Beach, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is one of the most popular stops for groups with more than 800,000 gallons of aquatic habitat. Walk the nature trail to the new Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, the largest aerial park of its kind in Virginia, for an afternoon of adventure high above the treetops traversing the rope obstacles and zip lines. The city’s newest draw for thrill seekers is iFly Indoor Skydiving, where visitors can experience the thrill of skydiving within the safety of a wind tunnel.
Those seeking quiet and relaxation will find serenity in Sandbridge or Chesapeake Bay Beach. Sandbridge Beach is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, offering breathtaking ocean-view rental homes and condominiums with nearby local outfitters where groups can book outdoor excursions ranging from biking to kayaking and surfing lessons. Arrange a group beachfront crab feast with all the fixings through “Live the Life Adventures.” Chesapeake Bay Beach is known for its calm waters, ideal for swimming in the surf or ocean paddleboarding. Take in incredible sunsets and sunrises over the bay, tour a lighthouse commissioned by President George Washington or explore seven different ecosystems at First Landing State Park. Small groups can book oyster farm tours and learn the history behind the famous Lynnhaven oyster.
To learn more about Virginia Beach’s group tour opportunities and “Live the Life Adventures,” visit www.visitvirginiabeach.com/grouptour/.