Showing posts from July, 2018

East Coast Surfing Championships

Mark your calendars for August 19 to 26, when the East Coast Surfing Championships will be held. Even non-surfers will enjoy watching the skill shown by the several hundred competitors who will be joyfully riding the waves.

Yet this grand celebration involves much more than surfing. It will also include volleyball, a street skate, skimboarding, live music, a swimsuit contest and food. Headlining performers will be The Original Wailers on Friday night and Matisyahu on Saturday night.
Admission is free. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location is the beach between 1st and 10th Streets.
Leaping Lizard Café
Since our city is on the coast, you can enjoy wonderful fresh seafood in local eateries. One of the top-rated restaurants for lunch is the Leaping Lizard Café, which has delicious dishes and a fun ambiance. Try the Redfish Chowder or Mahi Sandwich, and save room for one of the delightful desserts like Brownie a la Mode or Carrot Cake. The address is 4408 Shore Drive.
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Summertime Water Fun

There is nothing like having a big, beautiful ocean for enjoying water spots; and in Virginia Beach, you have plenty of activity options. Aside from swimming and building sandcastles, you can engage in parasailing, jet skilling, surfboarding and kayaking. Anglers can fish from the pier, go on a charter fishing expedition or head to Rudee Inlet, Lynnhaven Inlet or Back Bay to enjoy their sport. Other activity choices include spending some time at a waterpark or taking an exciting whale-watching cruise.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the water and visit some of the local attractions. If you like modern art, we suggest putting the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art on your sightseeing list. It’s only a short walk from the beach, and you can spend a lovely couple of hours browsing through the paintings and letting your imagination soar. The gift shop carries works by local artisans, so you may find something lovely to bring home. If you plan to…

Introducing Adventureworks

Adventureworks is a brand new zipline tour located on the property of Virginia Beach KOA. It features nine fast -- but completely safe -- ziplines through lush forests and lovely wetlands. Wildlife sightings are common, including a recent visit by three bald eagles. It’s ideal for families or groups of friends and is open year-round. The invigorating salt air and natural beauty of the area will enhance your enjoyment of this fun activity.

For more information, visit and click on the Virginia Beach link. The address is 1304 Prosperity Road. Guests at our campground receive $10 off per ticket and have access to a shuttle that will transport them to the zipline park.
Ynot Wednesdays
Every Wednesday through the end of August, you can attend a free concert at the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza. Genres vary widely, including everything from blues to Motown. Ynot Italian, the sponsor, will provide pizza or sandwiches for purchase to chow down on while listening to the music. Th…

Thursday Night Family Adventures

On Thursday nights, the Virginia Beach waterfront will be the scene of the Family Great Adventure Series. The wildly popular weekly event is an interactive exploit, where participants endeavor to solve a mystery through brawn and brains. Afterwards, a movie is shown on a giant screen on the beach.

No admission is charged. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The location is the beach between 20th and 30th Streets.
Movie Nights
Every other Friday night, a free movie is shown at the Landstown Commons shopping mall. Peter Rabbit is scheduled for July 20, while Coco is scheduled for August 3. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Refreshments are available for purchase.
Hours are from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The address is 3312 Princess Anne Road.
Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
If you enjoy looking at estate or handmade jewelry, as well as all manner of gemstones, plan to be in town on July 20 to 22, when the Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show will be held. Admission is $5 for adults. T…