The Capital Region of the United States of America consists of the states, of Maryland, Virginia and the capital, Washington D.C.
Within this blog post, I’ll share with you my step-by-step travel guide on what to do in Virginia Beach.
The Capital Region is a Perfect location for a road trip across this unique part of the United States.
In this part of my road trip, I will cover my suggestions for Virginia Beach and show how easy it is to connect all the regions.
Be sure to check out my travel guide to Talbot County in Maryland and Washington, D.C. as well to connect all the regions.
Let’s go and explore Virginia Beach!
I would recommend starting your road trip across the Capital Regions by staying close to Chesapeake Bay.
My recommendation would be to stay at Delta Bayfront Suites by Marriott as it’s a perfect base for spending your time around Virginia Beach.
For an amazing sunset spot, I would suggest booking a table at The Tin Cup Kitchen & Oyster Bar which overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. It’s the perfect place to catch a gorgeous sunset in Virginia Beach!
Head out on an oyster boat tour with Captain Chris with Pleasure House Oysters.
Captain Chris, who is a locally retired firefighter has started offering boat tour experiences to explore his very own oyster farm out on the bay.
Learn how oysters are raised in the water and then how they’re harvested and prepared for consumption.
Be sure to bring some hot sauce as you will get to enjoy a few oysters fresh from the bay after they’ve been set on ice for a while.
Why not pull up to the Dockside restaurant on the boat and order a few local beers that will go delightfully well with the local oysters?
This experience was incredible and a highlight for me when visiting the Virginia Beach area. Be sure to book your trip well in advance.
Head out in the morning with Chesapean Outdoors for some watersports fun.
Explore the Chesapeake Bay on a two-hour kayaking experience on the ocean.
The area that you will be kayaking around is a common place for spotting dolphins.
If you get lucky, you might be able to kayak up close by to the dolphins.
It’s a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience if you get the chance.
Spend some time walking down the Virginia Beach Resort Area Boardwalk. Here you will find a large statue of King Neptune which will greet you as you enter the Boardwalk.
Why not see the Boardwalk from the sky and go on a Pirate Parasail parasailing adventure?
Be sure to have a look out for any events going on along the Boardwalk such as Live on Atlantic which is held in the summer.
Do something a little different and tour the Vibe Creative District. You will find loads of different art installations located around the area such as parking spaces, walls and lamp posts all given a touch of street art to liven up the area and bring in some new life. Starting at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, make your way towards local businesses such as Lolly’s for an ice cream break, Chesapeake Bay Distillery for a drink and Bay Local Eatery for something to eat. All local businesses are found in the new Vibe Creative District.
Go for a hike around the First Landing State Park. Here you will find a large selection of walking trails to discover around the park. As you walk around, be sure to enjoy the Cypress trees which have unique bare roots, as well as the lake areas. Perfect spot for a lovely morning walk.
You will need your passport to visit Cape Henry Lighthouses, as it’s located on the Fort Story military base and will require you to park your car and take a shuttle bus to the location.
There are two lighthouses located at Cape Henry within Fort Story military base near the northern end of Virginia Beach.
While the original Cape Henry Lighthouse is the 4th oldest lighthouse in the country, it was the first lighthouse authorised by the U.S. government, dating from 1792. In 1881, a newer lighthouse was constructed 350 feet from the original.
The original lighthouse is open to the public, and an unimpeded coastal view can be enjoyed from the 360-degree lantern room, so head up the winding stairs and see the view for yourself.
Before you drive onwards to the capital, Washington D.C., be sure to stop off at TASTE to pick up a delicious freshly prepared sandwich. It’s a popular spot amongst the locals. I went for the turkey option with BBQ chips and the cherry sugar cane cola for a perfect combination. Perfect place to visit before you hit the road.
Thank you for reading my road trip travel guide to Virginia Beach.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and found all the information useful in planning your road trip.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to send me an email and I’ll be more than happy to help.
Wishing you all the best with your own road trip around Virginia Beach and the Capital Region.
This blog post was put together in partnership with the Capital Region to help promote the U.S. states of Maryland, Virginia and the capital, Washington D.C.