For the Explorers

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Virginia Beach

So you want to come to Virginia Beach and “explore” huh?  I mean, laying on the beach and getting tan is nice but for some people it just isn’t their “thing”.  They feel the urge to get out and explore the region and find out more about it’s history and everything there is to do that the “normal” vacationer might not think about.  Well. you are in luck!  There is soooooo much to explore in Virginia Beach that it is hard to limit it to just a few bullet points on a list.  Please check out some of the items below and if you find something else in the area that isn’t on this list but should be…  then please let us know!

Have a great time exploring Virginia Beach!

Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided tour or, with an additional charge, our guided Topside Tour that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during WW II. ... Read More
Once a landfill, over 60 feet high, 800 feet long and 165 acres. Home to Kids Cove playground, skate ramps, and many special events. Fitness trail, water wise gardens and many more recreational amentities. World-renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths. The mountain was created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil. Recognized for its environmental feat, this former land fill features a water-wise garden that boasts xeriscaping which requires minimal water. The park also features a smaller mountain, Encore Hill, and two lakes. Lake Windsor (located a...... Read More
Hiking, bicycle and self-guided trails. Nine walking trails total approximately 19 miles. The most popular, the first section of the Bald Cypress Trail, is one-mile, crosses dunes and ponds and is handicapped accessible. A brochure for the self-guided tour is available at the Trail Center. Trail walks are conducted by interpreters throughout the year, and trail guidebooks are available in the Trail Center. Bicycles allowed on Cape Henry trail only. The park’s Bay Store rents bikes.... Read More
Adventure down the beach on horseback from 26th Street for 30-Minute or 1-Hr guided tours along the oceanfront as we experience nature at its best. No experience is required These rides are guided with at least 1-2 instructors at a time Age requirements: At least 6 years old and older to ride a horse by themselves, Children under 6 years of age may double up with a parent however will require notifying the main office to add rider. This option is available at an extra cost. Weight Limit needs to not exceed no more than 250 pounds Prior to mounting, all customers will be matched based on their experience and comfortability levels with horseback riding We provide a 3-stair mounting block mak...... Read More

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