Virginia Beach is known for beautiful beaches, fun-filled boardwalk and family-friendly activities. Whether you are an art enthusiast or love discovering new exhibits and creative spaces, Virginia Beach hosts an impressive array of venues and events that will surely inspire the artist in everyone.
Murals Galore, Tours and Sketching
The ViBe Creative District is home to a treasure trove of art galleries, murals, restaurants and artisan shops. In August, guests can watch the walls come alive during ViBe’s annual Mural Fest. Witness 10 national and local artists create at private properties throughout the district. If you can’t make it during Mural Fest, art lovers can still explore the murals any time of the year with a self-guided mural tour.
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as MOCA, is one of Virginia Beach’s most renowned art institutions and is gearing up for an exciting line-up for the summer that will run through spring 2022. Make sure to stop by the “Summer of Women” exhibit that highlights the original work of female artists from the local region.
Another event to look forward to is the 65th Annual Boardwalk Art Show that takes place Oct. 22–24. The outdoor festival normally hosts 300 artists who showcase their original work in a wide variety of mediums.
Don’t miss out on exploring the imaginative exhibits of Lost Planet, an immersive new museum of gallery spaces designed to engage visitors with wild designs and illusions. Find your way through the laser hall, escape the grip of a giant gorilla, jump into the foam pit or run through a bungee maze. This unique experience is a must during a trip to Virginia Beach.
Art in the Open Air
Check out the International Sand Sculpting Championship. The castles submitted to the competition are nothing like the sand castles you built as a kid. Sand artists from around the world carve intricate designs along the oceanfront that remain on display for 10 days.
It’s time to say goodbye to summer clothes activities and drinks. Switch out your favorite summer sips for delicious fall-themed cocktails from hotels and resorts around the world. Whether you like vodka, rum or bourbon, there is a cocktail just for you.
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Adults who came of age in the 1990s will remember fondly the iconic Planet Hollywood sign. And now, that sign can be seen at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas — the museum recently acquired the restaurant sign that originally rotated upon an iconic column pedestal in front of Caesars Palace Forum Shops and Colosseum. Planet Hollywood International/Earl Enterprises donated the sign, currently being assessed for conservation and display plans.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
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