We LOVE hearing from our Family Days Out family, and thanks to Josiah Bryant of Bryant Digital for this great list of fun things to do in Virginia Beach with the family....check it out, and get that road trip started!
1. Dolphin Tours
Seeing the dolphins from the beach is one thing, but have you rode with them as they swim? Virginia Beach native Captain Eric Meyers offers one of a kind dolphin tours that get you face to face with dolphins.
Cruise with the dolphins on a boat in the bay, have lunch on the boat, and enjoy the sunset all side by side with dozens of dolphins.
Fresh strawberries from Henley farm are like no other. The best part is, you get to pick the ones you want directly from their fields. The farm is back in pungo a ways, which is nice because it isn’t super busy all the time and is away from traffic.
If your hungry for more, you can also pick corn, blackberries, broccoli, and more. Henley farm encapsulates what real farming should be, and has a staff that takes pride in the work they do.
Let off some steam and lay down some paint on your family and friends at Fox Brothers paintball park. The park is pretty awesome, and is basically a plot of woods with forts, tanks, and acres of open land to run around in.
Engage in fun games such as Capture the flag, attack and defend, and elimination. Playing alongside your friends and family is fun, but we recommend playing against them to keep things interesting.
Most of us have collected seashells before, but how about seaglass and ceramic pieces? Thanks to all of the trash humans have dumped into the ocean, we now have a significant amount of glass and pottery that watches up on our shores.
The glass starts as sharp, large pieces and over time is withered down by the sand and the motion of the ocean to create beautiful, smokey pieces of art. Some of the rarest glass found can be dated back to the 1600s!
A well known park to Virginia Beach locals, Ocean Breeze water park or “monkey pool”, never gets old. The park is constantly growing, adding new slides to keep things interesting. Our favorite is the “toilet bowl” slide, which quickly drops you into what seems like a toilet bowl, and shoots you out into a pool below.
Race down some mega slides, or try to beat your opponent in a balancing war on a floating log. The park can get crowded sometimes due to high demand so be sure to get there bright and early.
If you don’t feel like picking your produce yourself, there are some local farmers that have already done it for you. At the Virginia Beach Farmers market you can browse through tons of local produce, pies, pickins, n fixins all crafted by Virginia beach locals.
The Virginia beach farmers market is a friendly, local environment and is a great stop to swing by and pick up some fresh foods.
I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky. No really though you can do that here in Virginia Beach at pirate parasail. Get pulled behind a fast boat and let your sail set loose and see the Virginia beach oceanfront from a birds eye view.
The best part is you can do it with a partner to experience it together.
It is also affordable, just make sure to make reservations ahead of time. Cell phones make for great projectiles from a few hundred feet in the air, so be sure to invest in a wrist strap or gopro with a mount before taking off.
Visit the military aviation museum to see some awesome planes from WWI and WWII. The museaum features a large, open hanger with all of the planes where you can walk around and get up close to the planes.
It’s a pretty cool place too because they even let you fly them. They do the take off and the landing, but while you are in the air you can maneuver around as you wish.
Surf and adventure offers guided Stand up paddle tours through back bay at an affordable price. The landscape you paddle through is pretty awesome, and the shore provides protection from the wind which makes it a calm and enjoyable cruise.
For the more experienced stand up paddle boarder, Surf and adventure offers an ocean tour out of sand bridge beach.
False cape state park is the largest state park in Virginia Beach, extending nearly 6 miles to the North Carolina border. The park provides the opportunity to explore and see a variety of wildlife. Some of which include coyote, deer, fox, wild hogs, and even seals.
Take a trip down past sandbridge beach, and spend the day hiking, biking, or kayaking around the park.
Don’t want to leave the park just yet? Well you can stay overnight at several campgrounds located throughout the park. To access the campgrounds, you have to hike in from the Little Island parking lot.
Hike in, make a fire, and enjoy the best backwoods camping Virginia Beach has to offer. Don’t be startled if you hear a pig in the middle of the night.
For an action packed day full of variety, head over to surf and adventure for Stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and surfing. These guys have been the only surf shop in Sandbridge for a while, and offer some of the areas best wildlife kayaking tours.
Start the day paddleboarding at the beach, and make your way inland to launch from their dock for a guided kayak tour around back bay.
If you enjoy climbing, and a good challenge, then the Adventure park climbing course is the adventure for you. The course features a series of ropes bridges, stairs, ziplines, and oddly placed wooden planks among the treetops, creating a fun and challenging course.
Don’t worry, there is a secure line to keep you from falling if you are afraid of heights.
They even offer the opportunity to take on the course at night which makes it even more fun. Great place to have a laugh and test your treetop skills.