Guidebook for Virginia Beach

Mary Ann
Guidebook for Virginia Beach

Food Scene

Three Ships not only has great coffee (they sell their coffee for some restaurants in the area as well), but they also offer great food like biscuits and hand pies that are to die for! It's always pretty crowded, but if you're lucky enough to get a seat inside, there's gorgeous wooden benches, plenty of outlets for electronics, and laid-back music playing. You can also always snag an outdoor patio table on a nice day if you're just looking to have conversation while you sip your coffee!
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Three Ships Coffee Roasters
607 19th St
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Three Ships not only has great coffee (they sell their coffee for some restaurants in the area as well), but they also offer great food like biscuits and hand pies that are to die for! It's always pretty crowded, but if you're lucky enough to get a seat inside, there's gorgeous wooden benches, plenty of outlets for electronics, and laid-back music playing. You can also always snag an outdoor patio table on a nice day if you're just looking to have conversation while you sip your coffee!
New to Virginia Beach and a cornerstone of the ViBe District, Commune offers delicious locally and sustainably sourced food. The interior of the restaurant also has great vibes with a variety of seating and really friendly servers.
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Commune
501 Virginia Beach Blvd
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New to Virginia Beach and a cornerstone of the ViBe District, Commune offers delicious locally and sustainably sourced food. The interior of the restaurant also has great vibes with a variety of seating and really friendly servers.
Waterman's is a staple of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk when it comes to surf and turf restaurants. They have great seafood in a waterfront setting and they also are the home of the Virginia Beach Orange Crush cocktail!
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워터맨스 서프사이드 그릴
415 Atlantic Avenue
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Waterman's is a staple of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk when it comes to surf and turf restaurants. They have great seafood in a waterfront setting and they also are the home of the Virginia Beach Orange Crush cocktail!
In what used to be a coral colored motel, you can find a Virginia Beach breakfast institution called Doc Taylor's. Mostly southern-style breakfast and lunch with killer Bloody Mary's, Doc Taylor's can't be missed for breakfast. Fair warning though, it can get busy during the breakfast rush so it's best to make it there early or wait to go until the rush has died down. The wait is never too long though!
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Doc Taylor's Restaurant
207 23rd Street
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In what used to be a coral colored motel, you can find a Virginia Beach breakfast institution called Doc Taylor's. Mostly southern-style breakfast and lunch with killer Bloody Mary's, Doc Taylor's can't be missed for breakfast. Fair warning though, it can get busy during the breakfast rush so it's best to make it there early or wait to go until the rush has died down. The wait is never too long though!
If you're looking for a sandwich to snag on your way to a full beach day, Taste is your spot! With sandwiches named after iconic places in Virginia Beach, and made with amazing ingredients, you can't miss this counter-service restaurant and marketplace. During the busy summer months, they also offer dune delivery to your beach spot!
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Taste
3603 Pacific Avenue
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If you're looking for a sandwich to snag on your way to a full beach day, Taste is your spot! With sandwiches named after iconic places in Virginia Beach, and made with amazing ingredients, you can't miss this counter-service restaurant and marketplace. During the busy summer months, they also offer dune delivery to your beach spot!

Drinks & Nightlife

A two minute walk from the unit, The Shack is a popular outdoor bar during warm spring, summer, and fall nights. Most notably, they have tons of outdoor games like giant Connect 4, giant Jenga, and bocce ball as well as fun seating and a fire pit. You can't miss getting an Orange Crush cocktail - infamous around Virginia Beach and only available at certain bars and restaurants!
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The Shack
712 Atlantic Ave
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A two minute walk from the unit, The Shack is a popular outdoor bar during warm spring, summer, and fall nights. Most notably, they have tons of outdoor games like giant Connect 4, giant Jenga, and bocce ball as well as fun seating and a fire pit. You can't miss getting an Orange Crush cocktail - infamous around Virginia Beach and only available at certain bars and restaurants!
A step back from the busy Boardwalk, Back Bay Brewing is down the street from the unit and has great beers on tap (with growlers available for purchase as well). On any given night, they have live music and even sometimes do Geeks Who Drink trivia. For a relaxed night of unwinding in walking distance of the condo, this is the place for you!
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Back Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co.
1805 Norfolk Avenue
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A step back from the busy Boardwalk, Back Bay Brewing is down the street from the unit and has great beers on tap (with growlers available for purchase as well). On any given night, they have live music and even sometimes do Geeks Who Drink trivia. For a relaxed night of unwinding in walking distance of the condo, this is the place for you!

Relax and Enjoy the Beach

Beach! Beach! and Beach! Our condo is conveniently located a block 1/2 to the ocean front. From the condo turn right on 10th street and cross Atlantic Ave and you are at the ocean! We have beach chairs, a cart, and umbrella to use during your stay. You can also rent a cabana and lounge chairs as well as boogie boards. Walk to 1st street and take surfing lessons! Lifeguards are on station usually 9-10am until 5pm. Tide tables are in the VA Beach magazines or google them to make sure you put your chair in just the right spot!
The Neptune Statue may be one of the most recognizable spots in Virginia Beach and is great for a photo op with the whole family to commemorate your vacation! I recommend going for a run down the Oceanfront and checking it out in the early morning before crowds swarm the Boardwalk.
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Neptune Statue
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The Neptune Statue may be one of the most recognizable spots in Virginia Beach and is great for a photo op with the whole family to commemorate your vacation! I recommend going for a run down the Oceanfront and checking it out in the early morning before crowds swarm the Boardwalk.
The Virginia Aquarium is a staple in the Virginia Beach area and is a fantastic place to learn all about the unique nature and habitats that Virginia Beach is blessed with. Fun for the whole family, Virginia Beach children grew up visiting the museum and it has only gotten better with age!
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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
717 General Booth Boulevard
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The Virginia Aquarium is a staple in the Virginia Beach area and is a fantastic place to learn all about the unique nature and habitats that Virginia Beach is blessed with. Fun for the whole family, Virginia Beach children grew up visiting the museum and it has only gotten better with age!
Ocean Breeze Waterpark is 19 acres of water slides, wave pools, and water playgrounds and is a lot of fun when looking to break up beach days! Just over the bridge from the unit, and near to the Aquarium, Ocean Breeze is very accessible and fun for the whole family.
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오션 브리즈 워터파크
849 General Booth Boulevard
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Ocean Breeze Waterpark is 19 acres of water slides, wave pools, and water playgrounds and is a lot of fun when looking to break up beach days! Just over the bridge from the unit, and near to the Aquarium, Ocean Breeze is very accessible and fun for the whole family.
Depending on where you're from, you may have never seen a lighthouse! The Cape Henry Lighthouse is a great one for what it means to Virginia Beach, but also for the chance it gives you to climb it and check out the ocean vistas.
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Cape Henry Lighthouse
583 Atlantic Avenue
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Depending on where you're from, you may have never seen a lighthouse! The Cape Henry Lighthouse is a great one for what it means to Virginia Beach, but also for the chance it gives you to climb it and check out the ocean vistas.
Strolling along the Boardwalk is a can't miss! Luckily enough, the unit is one block back from the strip. Here you can find restaurants and bars with a view, take a nice stroll, run or bike, and in the summer months, hear a lot of live music in pavilions stationed at intervals along the blocks!
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버지니아비치 보드웍
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Strolling along the Boardwalk is a can't miss! Luckily enough, the unit is one block back from the strip. Here you can find restaurants and bars with a view, take a nice stroll, run or bike, and in the summer months, hear a lot of live music in pavilions stationed at intervals along the blocks!
Don't miss the Fishing Pier that is just a short walk down the Boardwalk from the condo! You can simply stroll down the Pier and check out the flurry of activity, but you are also able to go fishing and crabbing there for a fee during many hours of the summer months.
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Virginia Beach Fishing Pier
1413 Atlantic Avenue
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Don't miss the Fishing Pier that is just a short walk down the Boardwalk from the condo! You can simply stroll down the Pier and check out the flurry of activity, but you are also able to go fishing and crabbing there for a fee during many hours of the summer months.

Parks & Nature

First Landing State Park, with its entrance on 64th street, is a straight shot from the unit. It's got miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, along with a stretch of Chesapeake Bay beach for swimming and lounging. It makes a fun morning activity for the whole family to get active before spending the day at the beach!
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피르스트 랜딩 주립공원
2500 Shore Dr
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First Landing State Park, with its entrance on 64th street, is a straight shot from the unit. It's got miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, along with a stretch of Chesapeake Bay beach for swimming and lounging. It makes a fun morning activity for the whole family to get active before spending the day at the beach!

Shopping

If you want to get a taste of VB style, then this is where you should come! 17th Street is a renowned shop for the clothing, skate boards, and surf boards that they sell. Not far from the unit, it's easily accessible and a real taste of what us beach people wear!
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17th Street Surf Shop
1612 Pacific Avenue
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If you want to get a taste of VB style, then this is where you should come! 17th Street is a renowned shop for the clothing, skate boards, and surf boards that they sell. Not far from the unit, it's easily accessible and a real taste of what us beach people wear!

Essentials

For your convenience before heading to the beach for the day, there is a 7-Eleven almost directly across the street for snacks and drinks! Be careful when crossing the street, I recommend going to the crosswalk at 9th and Norfolk Ave. instead of charging across the street from the unit's parking lot entrance - the drivers on Pacific (locals and visitors alike) will thank you for it!
7-Eleven
1010 Pacific Ave
For your convenience before heading to the beach for the day, there is a 7-Eleven almost directly across the street for snacks and drinks! Be careful when crossing the street, I recommend going to the crosswalk at 9th and Norfolk Ave. instead of charging across the street from the unit's parking lot entrance - the drivers on Pacific (locals and visitors alike) will thank you for it!
If you're looking to cook in the unit (which is fully stocked!), there are several grocery shops in the area, one of which is this Harris Teeter. In the same area, you will also find a Farm Fresh, and there is a Food Lion down Virginia Beach Boulevard as well. However, I always recommend when looking to buy fresh, local seafood for cooking that you head to Harris Teeter first!
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Harris Teeter Pharmacy
2800 Arctic Avenue
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If you're looking to cook in the unit (which is fully stocked!), there are several grocery shops in the area, one of which is this Harris Teeter. In the same area, you will also find a Farm Fresh, and there is a Food Lion down Virginia Beach Boulevard as well. However, I always recommend when looking to buy fresh, local seafood for cooking that you head to Harris Teeter first!