Did you know that Virginia Beach is within a day's drive for 2/3 of the US population? This makes for a very convenient summer getaway for families. And with tons of hotels right on the beach and a great boardwalk complete with games and attractions, every member of the family will be entertained!
Here are 10 reasons why I would love to head to Virginia Beach this summer!
- Sandcastles. I can bring all of my Melissa & Doug sand toys and build great sand scenes with my children. Talk about fun summer memories!
- The food! There are tons of wonderful restaurants in Virginia Beach serving food to accommodate all tastes. I don't eat seafood at all, but my husband would love indulging in some freshly caught seafood!
- Speaking of fish...I LOVE fishing! And in Virginia Beach, you can plan a deep sea fishing excursion!
- Sunsets on the water. Enough said!
- My husband and I have been talking about renewing our vows and having a "real" wedding for some time now. Virginia Beach would be a great wedding destination!
- Going hiking at one of the many parks and outdoor wildlife refuges. Some even include beachfront views! This would be great for a family picnic!
- I would LOVE to get a spa treatment at one of the fabulous spas in Virginia Beach. What a way to top off an already awesome vacation!
- The nightlife. Provided I had a sitter, I would love to check out some of the beach front bars with my husband!
- I would love to take my kids to the aquarium in Virginia Beach to let them witness the beauty of sea life up close and personal!
- Shopping! Virginia Beach offers tons of great stores and boutiques to help unwind after a long day swimming and romping in the sand!
These are just a few of the many reasons to check out Virginia Beach with your family this summer! Only 4 hours south of the DC Metropolitan Area, this makes a fun and very accessible family destination! Do you have any vacation plans? I'd love to hear about them!
***Disclosure:I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Virginia Beach Tourism blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate, click here.***