When you think of Virginia Beach you probably picture yourself relaxing in the sun near the boardwalk. Or maybe you see yourself on a para-sailing adventure, or screaming down the slides at the Ocean Breeze Water park. With all the fun summertime activities Virginia Beach has to offer you may have never considered wintertime at the Beach, in fact you might not be aware that the winter months in Virginia Beach offer just as much fun and excitement as the summer does.
Virginia Beach offers 198 holes of golf on 17 public courses year round. Designed by some of golfs top designers like Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones and Fred Couples.
Virginia Beach is for nature lovers! The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is open year round with lots of marine animals and exhibits. It also boasts a 300 seat IMAX theater where you can see full length featured films on a screen that is six stories high and eight stories wide in wrap-around digital surround sound. If you want to get even closer to nature from December through mid March The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center sponsors a whale watching adventure. You may see whales swimming alone or in pods, Often near the boat.
If ye be a land lover and an adventure on solid ground better suits ye Virginia beach has several historical landmarks and museums to visit any time of year including Cape Henry Lighthouses, The Francis Land House, and The Old Coast Guard Station.
The holidays are a special time in Virginia beach.
To start off the holidays November 19 - January 2, McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach Presented by nTelos Wireless. See one of the largest lighting displays in the United States as you drive down the boardwalk. This event attracts over 100,000 visitors annually.
Be sure to visit The Hunt Club Farm November 26th through December 31st and see the Winter Wonderland Christmas Barn. While you're there you can visit the petting farm, and Children's Maze. Hunt Farm Club also puts on a live animal nativity, and a huge bonfire perfect for roasting a marshmallow or two.
December 4th 5:30 to 6:30 pm The Holiday Parade at the Beach can be seen On Atlantic Avenue between 15th Street and 25th Street. The parade marks the official beginning of the holiday season at the beach and features all the classic components of good parade including firetrucks, marching bands, lighted floats, dance groups, horses, and Santa of course!
Virginia is for lovers, so what better place for a romantic wedding than on the beach? Virginia Beach offers romantic beach wedding, and getaway packages through December 31st.
The fun doesn't end when the weather gets cooler in Virginia beach, the nightlife rocks steady all year long in Virginia Beach with plenty of clubs to be seen at including the world famous Ma-hi Mah's, C.P. Shukers, Mermaids, The Funny Bone Comedy Club, Hammerheads, Peabody's Nightclub, and many more.
So don't pack up and head home when the summer is over. Summer is just the beginning of the fun in Virginia Beach.