It may seem strange, but choosing the right destination for your family beach vacation can be challenging. This is particularly true if your family has a wide variety of interests. Some want to surf, some want to shop and others just want to soak up the sun. However, once you’ve found the one beach vacation that has everything your family wants, then you know you’ve struck gold. For years, many families have been choosing Virginia Beach for just that reason.

Located on the Eastern seaboard, the Virginia Beach resort area has something for everyone and boasts one of the world’s oldest and historical boardwalks. The boardwalk is paved and often bustling with bicyclists, skaters, walkers and shopping. You’ll even find carnival style games and rides, as well as restaurants.

For larger families, rental accommodations are an important aspect the beach resort destination. Virginia Beach has stylish rental options for any taste and budget. Rental homes, townhouses, villas and condos all abound, as do hotels and motels. Hotels and motels range from the economical to the extravagant and everything in between. Virginia Beach lodging options are wide open here.

For those family members, the sun and surf types will find a variety of water sports including kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, jet skiing, fishing, parasailing, and eco-tourism. If you’ve never done any of these activities before, don’t worry, there are plenty of instructors to get you going quickly and safely.

For the shoppers in your families, you’ll find Virginia Beach has six malls to choose from with endless specialty boutiques, antique stores, and art galleries. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find shopping options to suit your tastes.

Finally, when the day is over and you’re all starving, there’s plenty of dining options to choose from as well. From the staples of pizza and BBQ, to exotic and international options, the Virginia Beach strip has endless options to choose from.

If you’re looking for a day off the beach, then take I-64 to Hampton Roads, Newport News and the Norfolk area. Historic Yorktown is just a short jaunt away as well and will satisfy those in the family with the desire to explore the roots of our nation. Williamsburg appeals to all ages with Busch Gardens and all of the fun and excitement it offers.

When planning your next family summer beach vacation, don’t forget Virginia Beach. The city truly has something for everyone with many exciting options to choose from whether you want to kick back or have an adventure.

Last edited: April 6, 2017