Imagine this. You’re sitting where the Virginia Beach shore meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can feel the rays of the sun warming your skin, the sand exfoliating the soles of your feet, and a cool occasional salty mist of water lightly caressing your skin. The sound of the powerful surf is mixed with the playful calls of various birds, excited children laughing as they slap and kick the waves, and an ever present ocean breeze. You see the waves tango with the beach, dancing back and forth as guided by the forgotten moon — and observe the piercing gaze of the sun shining down on the ocean yet somehow being funnelled directly into your eyes.

You look to your side to find your date fully immersed in total relaxation as if wrapped in an invisible blanket of peace and tranquility. The stress of the every day seems to diminish with every breath. Time begins to slow. There are no worries. This is relaxation at its best. This is why you’re here.

But not only is our beloved beach the center of relaxation, it’s also one of the most romantic places to visit. In February of 2016, Virginia Beach was rated the most romantic city in the US by OpenTable, an online provider of restaurant reservations nationwide. OpenTable works with over 32,000 nationwide restaurants and processes over 16 million reservations per month.

Other cities included in the list were: Newport, Rhode Island, Birmingham, Alabama, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Memphis, Tennessee, Louisville, Kentucky, Savannah, Georgia, and even Chicago, Illinois.

That’s quite an honor for our little coastal community!

You’ve worked hard all year and Virginia Beach is the place to unwind, heal, and recharge your mind, body, soul, and relationships. So if you want your next beach vacation to be the perfect mix of romantic, relaxing, and fun, come to VA Beach and experience everything our beautiful city has to offer. We can’t wait to see you!