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9 Reasons to Visit Virginia Beach in 2021

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Feb 19, 2021

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Destinations / North America

New developments, experiences and offerings entice visitors to Virginia Beach this year.

 

Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites
Opening this month, Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites will be the destination’s only beachfront hotel on the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to 295 suites, the hotel will offer a private beach, outdoor pool and lounge, kayak and bike rentals, a fitness center and on-site Tin Cup Kitchen + Oyster Bar restaurant.

 

Apex Entertainment
A multilevel, 84,000-square-foot entertainment complex, Apex Entertainment is now open, with multiple attractions including mini golf, bumper cars, bowling, indoor go-karts, laser tag and more.

 

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Following a $25 million renovation, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s South Building reopens this summer. New exhibits include interactive play areas, a giant Pacific octopus, two touch pools and jellies gallery. The new Vet Center wing offers a behind-the-scenes look at water quality, conservation and veterinary care.

 

Moore to See Photo Expeditions
Seafood lovers will delight in Moore to See Photo Expeditions’ new River Crab Feast. Sail along North Landing River and land at a secluded dock for freshly, locally caught blue crabs.

 

Virginia Beach Beer Trail
A new downloadable guide will direct visitors to local breweries and taprooms perfect for beer aficionados.

 

Virginia Beach Cycling and Bike Trails
With more than 200 miles of trails, Virginia Beach now offers three self-guided trails: Bike, Brew and Arts Trail, Brew and History Trail or the Family Fun Trail. Download the maps and explore at your own pace.

 

Three Notch’d Brewing Company
Town Center will be the new home of Three Notch’d Brewing Company in summer 2021. The brewery is known for fruity sours, hoppy flagships and community-based collaborations.

 

Virginia Beach Sports Center
This state-of-the-art facility offers 12 basketball courts, 24 volleyball courts, a 200-meter hydraulically banked track and seating for 5,000.

 

East Coast Surfing Championships
This event is now the longest-running, continuous surf competition in the world. The 59th annual East Coast Surfing Championships will take place in August.

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