We went to Virginia Beach several times growing up. We lived about 2.5 hours from Virginia Beach. At one point, my mom had a co-worker who had a small place down there. She let our family stay at her small place a few times. It was so much fun. Well maybe not for mom and dad as I remember dad trying to pack three bikes in the minivan to take them down there to beach. There were great areas to ride bikes so we would beg to take them. Dad always fit them in the van some how. I don’t really know how he did that but I guess it bought him peace with three kids so he made it work! Peace between three kids is hard to come by but we often found it down at Virginia Beach when we would visit.
My favorite stops that I still remember … the Virginia Aquarium. This was a favorite stop on super hot days as it is inside. The aquarium is beautiful and so many exhibits. With modern technology, you can visit the aquarium through their web cams!
The boardwalk … the boardwalk is huge in width and made of cement. I remember packing up the roller blades and roller blading on the boardwalk. I don’t know if that is even allowed but it was great fun even with all of those elbow and knee pads mom made us wear!
I also remember the food down at Virginia Beach. The ice cream place we would always go to. The pizza place that we all loved … I am not sure why but finding a really good pizza place while on travel can be hard. I am impressed there are now Food Tours down there. Brian would love to go on the boardwalk food tour. The two loves of water and great food can’t be beat so I can hardly blame him.
I can’t wait to take our family down to Virginia Beach. The waves are calmer than some other locations and the environment is so family friendly. Plus the pizza and ice cream. Maybe Brian should practice packing bikes in the back of our minivan so we can be ready to head down there to enjoy the summer sun!
Visit the Virginia Beach Web site to learn more about all there is to do in Virginia Beach!
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