NEW IN 2016...I-FLY VIRGINIA BEACH

Now here's a real adreniline rush...indoor skydiving!

 

A new, state-of-the-art facility has been built at 2412 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (in the Resort Boardwalk Area).  You'll enter a sixteen-foot diameter clear cylinder suited up with protective gear, and two turbines that generate 1600 hp will lift you into the air!  It's like skydiving without ever boarding a plane!  People from three years old to one hundred and three years old have tested their skills.

 

Check out this awesome attraction at...virginiabeach.iflyworld.com

 

YOU'LL HAVE A BALL!

CITY RECREATION CENTERS

  • The Princess Anne Recreation Center- located less than 15 minutes from Sandbridge Beach, The Princess Anne Recreation Center is one of six state-of-the-art facilities for our residents and guests.  Offering an indoor Olympic size pool, gymnasium, racketball courts, weight room, aerobic room, gameroom and meeting rooms, these facilities are open from 6:00 am until     9:00 pm daily.  During the summer months many special programs are offered.  To get further information go to...www.vbgov.org...go to section on "Parks and Recreation"...
  • The Bayside Recreation Center - located less than a 5-minute drive from "The Bay Breeze Cottages" in Ocean Park.  The Bayside Rec Center is an indoor facility that offers guests an Olympic size indoor pool, gymnasium, racketball courts, aerobic room, weight room, gameroom with billiards, ping-pong and video games and even bowling lanes.  For a reasonable daily fee visitors can enjoy a variety of activities in a state-of-the-art facility!


THEME PARKS

  • Ocean Breeze Water Park - Only 15 minutes from Sandbridge, the park is a Caribbean themed paradise providing 19 acres of water fun!  Slither down 13 water slides, shoot the rapids or relax on the sundeck.
    849 General Booth Blvd., Va. Beach (757) 422-4444
    www.oceanbreezewaterpark.com
  • Virginia Beach Motorworld Family Thrill Park - located next to Ocean Breeze Water Park.  This park features Thrill Zone Rides, Kids Zone Rides for younger kids, Strike Zone Batting Cages, Race Zone Grand Prix Race Cars, Golf Zone Miniature Golf and Game Zone with video games galore!
    700 South Birdneck Rd., Va. Beach (757) 422-6419
    www.vbmotorworld.com
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg - voted "the most beautiful theme park in America".  Travel through six European countries and enjoy authentic food, exclusive shopping, breathtaking shows and entertainment...plus experience spectacular thrill rides beyond compare!
    Willimsburg, Va. - just over an hour's drive from Virginia Beach
    (800) 343-7946   www.buschgardens.com/va
  • Water Country U.S.A - this Busch water park features more than 30 water rides, plus a million-gallon wave pool, live entertainment, shopping and a variety of restaurants.  Beautifully lanscaped!
    Williamsburg, Va. (757) 253-3350  www.watercountryusa.com

BOAT CRUISES

  • Rudee Tours - Rudee Rocket - thrill to the excitment of crashing through ocean waves aboard this 70-foot, 2,000 horsepower rocket ship!  Rudee Flipper - take an ocean cruise to encounter our local Bottlenose Dolphins up close...  Rudee Explorer - cruise near The Virginia Aquarium and learn about Virginia's Salt Marsh environment...  Rudee Sunset Cruises - sit back and relax with a refreshing beverage as you enjoy this scenic evening cruise...
  • Rudee Crabber - cruise along for a fun day of crabbing for our very popular blue-crabs...a tasty meal, indeed!   Rudee Deep Sea Fishing - all day, half day or night fishing trips are available.
    Located at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center, 5th St. & Pacific Ave. 
    (757) 425-3400  www.rudeetours.com
  • Virginia Jewel Cruises - enjoy a night on the water cruising the Virginia Beach inland waterways on a 100-foot luxury yatch while dining.  Dinner cruises, Sight-Seeing cruises and private charters are available. 
    600 Laskin Rd., Va. Beach,
    (757) 425-6688
    www.virginiasjewel.com
  • Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise - have fun as you join Captain Devious Dave and First Mate, Lootin' Lori, on this spectacular 65-foot pirate ship.  You'll cruise along the oceanfront at the famous Boardwalk...great family fun! 
    (757) 417-7272,
    www.piecesofeight.com
  • Spirit of Norfolk - board this 500-passenger luxury ship at Norfolk's Waterside Harbor and enjoy a delicious lunch or evening buffet as you cruise Norfolk's harbor and view the world's largest Naval Station. 
    Norfolk, Va., (757) 627-7771,
    www.spiritcitycruises.com
  • Parasail - you can "fly in the sky" above the oceanfront for a "bird's eye view" of the Boardwalk.  Va. Beach Fishing Center, 5th St. & Pacific Ave.  (757) 422-9600

THE BOARDWALK
From 1st Street to 39th Street, this is one of the most fascinating3-mile walks in the world!... or speed up by jogging, biking, blading or skating.  Along the way, take a close look at 13 larger-than-life sculptures including the famous Norwegian Lady and the towering King Neptune at the 31st Street Park.  Whether there's a nationally ranked art show, surfing championship, music, or holiday festival, sandcastle contest or other event going on, everyday is a special day on The Boardwalk!

MUSEUMS

  • Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum - view sharks, seals, sea turtles as well as many other species of marine life native to our Virginia coastal waters.  There's over 750,000 gallons of aquariums and live animal habitats...the Sting Ray Exhibit and the IMAX 3-D Theater are among the most popular attractions. 
    Only 15 minutes from Sandbridge Beach!
    717 General Booth Blvd, Va. Beach,
    (757) 385-FISH, www.vmsm.com
  • Life-Saving Museum of Virginia - this unique facility built in 1903 was formerly a life-saving station.  Now, we can learn here about the early days of shipwrecks and life-saving efforts.
    (757) 422-1587,  www.oldcoastguardstation.com
  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum - dedicated to the waterfowl of the Atlantic Flyway and preserving the heritage that is unique to Eastern Virginia.  Located on the Boardwalk at 11th Street.
    (757) 437-8432, www.awhm.org
  • Contemporary Art Center of Virginia - founded in 1952 to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time.  Regularly changing exhibitions feature paintings, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists.
    2200 Parks Ave, Va. Beach, (757) 425-0000, www.cacv.org
  • Edgar Cayce Visitors Center - if you're the least bit psychic, you'll enjoy a visit to this center carrying on the work of the late Edgar Cayce, whose own psychic talent manifested itself when he found he could enter into an altered state of consciousness and answer questions on any topic.  His discoveries, now called "readings", number 14,305.  Visit the center at 2pm for a 30-minute movie about Cayce's life, followed by a 30-minute tour.  Outside the center is The Meditation Garden...inside, the health services department offers steam baths, facials and massages.
    215 67th St., Va. Beach,
    (757) 428-3588, www.edgarcayce.org
  • The Virginia Living Museum - visit the steamy world of a cypress swamp, complete with alligators and snapping turtles.  See animals native to Virginia and explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay.
    524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, Va, (757) 595-1900
    www.valivingmuseum.org
  • Nauticus Maritime Center - navigate a supertanker, build a ship, land a plane, predict the weather, drill for oil, touch a sea creature and more!  And visit Norfolk's new cruise ship terminal and tour the USS Wisconsin, the famous retired battleship.  Visit nearby Waterside Shops and restauarants, General Douglas MacArthur's Memorial and Museum as well as the nationally acclaimed Walter P. Chrysler Museum of Art.  And for great shopping, don't miss MacArther Mall. Norfolk's Waterside, (757) 664-1000, www.thenmc.org

MARINAS FOR FISHING AND CRUISES

  • Virginia Beach Fishing Center - hop aboard a sightseeing cruise or go out onto the great Atlantic for an exciting fishing expedition.  200 Winston Salem Rd, at Rudee Inlet, (757) 422-5700,www.virginiafishing.com
  • Lynnhaven Marina Boat Cruises - come for a day (or half-day) of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, or take a "Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise".  At the Lynnhaven Seafood Mariner and Dockside Inn Restaurant at the foot of the Lynnhaven Inlet Bridge.  3311 Shore Dr., Va. Beach, (757)481-4545, www.fishingvabeach.com


THE VIRGINIA ZOO
Enjoy 53 beautiful acres with over 400 animals from all over the world!  Adjacent to the zoo is a 50 acre park with a picnic area, playground and snack bar. 
3500 Granby St., Norfolk, Va., (757)441-2706, www.virginiazoo.org

THE FARM BUREAU LIVE VIRGINIA BEACH AMPHITHEATER

Our outdoor amphitheater accommodates 20,000 people for great concerts under the stars!  During the summer we enjoy the opportunity to see and hear top recording artist perform!