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Virginia Beach Hotels

Whether you are looking to stay in budget accommodation or an upmarket hotel, you will not be disappointed in Virginia Beach. Much of the accommodation Virginia Beach in situated on the desirable oceanfront and the main strip.

One of the great things about Virginia Beach is that it has an abundance of cheap accommodation. The cheapest accommodation that the resort has to offer is hostels and dorms. Other types of cheap accommodation include small hotels and motels. In addition to locally-owned hotels, a number of well-loved budget chains have a presence in Virginia Beach such as Best Western, Super 8 and Days Inn.

Bed and breakfasts are also a great choice for budget travelers. While they do not have all the amenities provided by large hotels, these family-run accommodations promise a friendly stay. Most of Virginia Beach’s bed and breakfast can be found around the Bayside, Pembroke, Blackwater, Lynhaven and Kempsville areas.

Atlantic Avenue is home to a good selection of mid-range hotels, many of which are situated next to the Atlantic. In addition, here you will also find a good range of luxury accommodation for those looking for something extra special including the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Furthermore, if you cannot find any accommodation in Virginia Beach which takes your fancy, there are a number of resorts and towns nearby such as Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Hampton.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Obviously, the beaches themselves should first be mentioned.  35 miles of waterfront property allow any visitor to take excursions either up or down the coast and observe the majesty of Chesapeake Bay. A few of the most popular beaches are Sandbridge Beach, Chesapeak Bay Beach, First Landing State Park and False Cape State Park. While the waves here are generally not large enough to surf (as the coastline lies within a bay), the waters are excellent for smaller children who may not yet be ready for heavier surf. Fishing is also very popular here and this location is known to offer a wide variety of fish to catch. These include bluefish, sea bass, striped bass and flounder.

When mentioning the nearby waters here, we should also note that Virginia Beach is a well-known location for whale watchers from around the world. This arises from the food-rich inlet that separates the bay itself from the Atlantic Ocean. Fin whales and humpback whales are often spotted between December and March. There are many excursions that can be taken through such companies as the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. For those who have always wanted to get a close-up view of bottlenose dolphins, Virginia Beach is also very promising.  Along with annual whale migrations, dolphins are frequently able to be seen. In fact, kayaks can be rented and it is not uncommon for dolphins to frolic only a few feet from their human visitor.

No trip to Virginia Beach would be complete without experiencing the massive retail outlets here. The two largest venues are the Lynnhaven Mall and the Hilltop Shopping Center. In addition, there is a newly constructed downtown district simply known as Town Center. There are numerous brand-name stores here as well as boutique outlets. From specialty items to well-known manufacturers, there are a wealth of items to choose from. Also, many are priced quite more agreeably than they would be in larger cities such as New York or Los Angeles.

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