Virginia Beach Flights:
Flights to Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach is the name of Virginia’s largest city, situated on the Atlantic Ocean in the far south east of the state of Virginia. As well as being the year round home to nearly half a million people, Virginia Beach is a resort city and popular tourist destination.
Because it does not have an airport of its own, any flights to Virginia Beach will arrive at the nearby Norfolk International Airport (airport code: ORF), which is less than a 20 minute drive. All flights to Virginia Beach have 2 transfers along the route, usually going through New York on the second connection. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and British Midland all offer the same route, stopping in London and then New York. A flight to Virginia Beach with Lufthansa has some variation, with transfers in Frankfurt and then Philadelphia, before arriving in Norfolk.
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The Tourist Attractions in Virginia Beach:
As the name suggests, this city’s main feature is the beach. Wide and sandy the beach spreads for miles and is lined with hotels, apartments and houses, as well as the standard restaurants, shops and attractions. This is a family friendly resort that has been attracting tourists since the late 19th century.
The Beach and the Boardwalk
Virginia Beach is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. The wide and sandy beach is a great place to spend a lazy day sunbathing, or there are plenty of activities to try out when you want to be a little more active.
Though not world-renowned, Virginia Beach is a good place to enjoy a spot of surfing, or take to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in a boat and go fishing or whale and dolphin watching.
Of course, along the boardwalk there’s always an abundance of shops and places to eat, plus hundreds of different places to stay too.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
When you want to experience something a little more exciting than running into the ocean, the Ocean Breeze Waterpark is a god place to go! Lots of water slides, tubes and pools make up the 19 acres of this water park which is sure to keep families occupied for the whole day.
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
The largest of its kind in the state of Virginia, this is also one of the most visited in the United States. Extensive aquariums showcase marine life plus there are over 300 hands on exhibits and a 3D IMAX theatre.
Historical Attractions in Virginia Beach
When you need a break from sunbathing and water sports Virginia Beach does have a cultural and historical side to experience too. Amongst the historical attractions are the First Landing Cross which marks that point that English settlers landed in 1607. There is also the Cape Henry Lighthouse, built in 1792 and is open to the public. The Old Coastguard Station now serves as a museum that tells the stories of numerous shipwrecks off the coast of Virginia Beach.
When Should You Visit?:
The humid subtropical climate means that Virginia Beach remains mild all year round, with summer (June to September) being the peak time to visit for higher temperatures. Early autumn and late spring are often hot enough to be able to enjoy the beach and water activities too, but winters, though mild, are too cold for the beach. This is a good time of the year to enjoy golfing and other activities.