Virginia Beach (United States)

Virginia Beach Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Jason Pratt

Stereotypical American beach experience

Virginia Beach is a city of half a million on America's east coast
Popular beach destination in summertime
Backbay National Wildlife Refuge and First Landing State Park

Ask me about a stereotypical American east coast beach destination, and I am likely to blurt out Virginia Beach. Mile after mile of wide golden beaches, and much of it packed come summertime. Resorts and apartments for rent overlooking Resort Beach and the boardwalk as people walk, run, bike or skateboard by.

In summer this place is absolutely packed, though the sheer size of the beaches makes sure there is room enough for everyone. If you do get sick of the crowds, you may want to go golfing, whale or dolphin watching, or visit the Virginia Aquarium, though I'm pretty sure you won't be the only one there either. The one place where you can find some peace and quiet that time of year will be the parks outside the city, such as the Backbay National Wildlife Refuge and First Landing State Park.

If you are looking for a more usual city experience (keep in mind nearly half a million people call this city home), head a bit inland towards the Town Center where you will find plenty of bars and restaurants as well as the odd art gallery and malls. It's a convenient place, though does have a bit of an industrial feel to it. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Virginia Beach is a city in United States's region of Virginia. It has a population of 448,479, is situated at an altitude of 13ft and the best airport to fly into is ORF (Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • Note Virginia Beach is not a good point of entry for trips to United States as it is not well internationally connected. Instead try entering through for instance Phoenix, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Denver, Tampa, New York City, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, El Paso or Houston
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Virginia Beach Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
48 52 59 68 75 84 88 86 79 70 61 52

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
3.4 3.1 3.7 3.4 3.4 4.3 5.2 5.5 4.8 3.4 3.1 3.3

More Virginia Beach travel resources

Planetware does its usual thing about the town, as does Wikitravel. If you are thinking of going in winter, read this piece on NY Daily News.


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