by Allen J. Sheinman | April 05, 2019

What to Do With Extra Vacation/Travel Days in Virginia Beach

Good Vibes, Vittles and Venues

So, you've got an extra day of travel to spend and explore in Virginia Beach. What are you going to do with it? Don't just sit around -- it's time to take advantage of all this destination has to offer.

Along Virginia Beach's oceanfront lies a colorful area known as the ViBe District, where artists, restaurants and creative industries of all types thrive within a streetscape enlivened by gloriously kooky murals. Take a free walking tour, purchase some art (while the artist's work is still affordable) and enjoy all manner of eclectic eats along the way. 


Virginia Beach Night Life


• For live music and new friends, head to Elevation 17.
• Top deejays rule the roost at Peabody's bar.
• Enjoy Southern-style lounge life at the uber-swanky Raleigh Room.

Fine Dining Personified


The fork-to-mouth trend might not be so new, but it has rarely tasted as good as at the elegant Becca restaurant in the Cavalier Hotel. Here you'll find local fare such as Atlantic rockfish and Chesapeake jumbo crab cake, along with further-afield eats like Colorado lamb chops, all served in a sumptuous setting.

Shifting Sands


Virginia Beach isn't just one beach, but many, including Sandbridge for pristine dunes, Chicks Beach for secluded serenity, First Landing State Park with its own lighthouse and Croatan Beach for surfing. 


Central Perks


For a fun afternoon or evening in Virginia, you can't go wrong perusing the shopping (beachwear, anyone?), dining (seek out the Lynnhaven River oysters, a local fave) and entertainment options (all over, like at left) in Virginia Beach's hopping Town Center.