Each of the four seasons in Virginia Beach offer something for everyone, no matter if the weather’s a bit chilly outside in December, or the surf and sand call you to cool off in the heat of July.

Spring in Virginia Beach offers you the chance to enjoy the gorgeous blooms of the trees, shrubs and flowers. You’ll notice some real pep in the steps of residents as we shake off the gloom of winter and welcome spring. Many people enjoy the spring because it allows them to get out of the house and listen to music and watch fine theater. That being the case, you’ll want to take a look at the Virginia Arts Festival, where you can catch a great opera singer hitting the high notes in her aria, or catch a great Shakespeare play, or new works from new playwrights.

Summer, of course, means the beach and the Boardwalk. It can – and should – also mean baseball. Take the kids to minor league, Triple-A games via the Norfolk Tides (the Baltimore Orioles’ farm team). Enjoy building sandcastles on the sand, get some salt water taffy from a candy store on the Boardwalk, and don’t forget to pay your respects to King Neptune’s statue as you walk along the beach. Enjoy summer concerts, fishing from the pier, parasailing, or learning how to surf. Summer is a time to try new things (learn how to sail, anyone?) and enjoy the pastimes of your youth (bodysurfing, fishing from the shore, playing miniature golf with your family), creating new memories with your own children. Virginia Beach in summer won’t disappoint you.

Summer turns to Fall but Virginia Beach doesn’t shut down, it just turns “crisp.” Crisp, as in cool days and nights and lovely oranges, reds and yellows in our trees. We also know how to throw a great Oktoberfest, as well as scare the Dickens out of you (in a good way) with some of the area’s best “haunted farms” and “haunted mansions.” Virginia Beach residents? We love our wines, as well. Which is why the annual Virginia Beach Wine Festival in October is a must-visit for locals and out-of-towners. We also know how to give a terrific “welcome Fall” party with our Boardwalk Weekend in late September. Thirty-blocks of fun: Live music, great food and vendors selling all manner of interesting and must-have items. What’s not to love?

Winter may be chilly, but if you like to stay busy, Virginia Beach doesn’t disappoint. Bundle up in your warm clothes and enjoy a day of whale watching. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center offers whale watching cruises in the winter (December through about March) so that you and your friends and family may enjoy humpback whale and fin whale sightings as the marine mammals make their migration along the Atlantic Seaboard. Once you’re done with your cruise, head to the historic Cape Henry lighthouses for a great view of the surrounding areas. No matter what time of year you visit Virginia Beach, you can count on great hospitality and fun things to do. Book your vacation today!