5 Quirky Things to Do in Virginia Beach

Posted by - August 16, 2016 | Category: Escapes, North America, United States


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Yes, Virginia Beach has beaches, but there are plenty of quirky things to do in Virginia Beach as well besides just soaking up the sun. Located where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean and famed for its 3-mile long boardwalk along the beach, Virginia Beach has a lot to offer anyone on the hunt for unique outdoor activities, and some very unusual indoor activities too. Take a look at my picks for offbeat activities if you’re planning a visit to Virginia Beach.

SUP Barre

SUP Barre class Virginia Beach

Image via SUP Barre

For the uninitiated, SUP is stand-up paddle boarding – the sport where folks paddle about while standing on a wakeboard. SUP Barre in Virginia Beach takes paddle boarding to a whole new level – combining the skill needed to stay firmly on the board without falling into the drink, with the grace needed to perform Barre exercises, typically associated with ballet dancers. If you need to work those core muscles while experiencing the great outdoors, then this Virginia Beach activity should definitely top your list if you’re in the area.

Indoor Skydiving

If you run into that rare rainy day in Virginia Beach, or have had your fill of sun and sand for the day, iFly Indoor Skydiving is a stellar activity for the entire family. It allows participants to experience the sensation of skydiving, but without all that fuss of planes and parachutes and paperwork. I tried indoor skydiving in Spain a few years back, and believe me, it’s an absolute riot. It’s also open 7 days a week so you can give it a whirl on a boring Sunday afternoon too, anytime during the year.

Neptune’s Park

King Neptune Neptune s Park Things to do in Virginia Beach

A mammoth 34-foot statue of King Neptune guards the entrance to Neptune’s Park, the site of many beach activities, live entertainment, and food choices aplenty. Neptune’s Park is also home to the annual Neptune Festival, which has plenty of activities during the summer season. One of the most anticipated events each year is the International Sand Sculpting Championship, which draws 32 participants from 11 countries in a sand-sculpting showdown. There’s even an amateur competition if you’d like to participate, so get cracking on honing those mad sand skills of yours. 

Horseback Riding on the beach

If you’ve ever dreamed of riding off into the sunset along the beach, then this activity is for you. Virginia Beach Horseback is one of the few companies in the United States that offers beach horseback rides. Visitors to Virginia Beach can also book horseback rides through the Festival of Lights around Christmas, and even book a professional photography to capture the moment during wedding and proposal rides.

Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium

Aimed at those who enjoy a physical adventure in the great outdoors, the Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium sports 13 different aerial trails spread across 170 tree platforms, and is suitable for beginners to advanced adventurers. Expect lots zooming along zip lines, challenging raised bridges, and navigating net walls to complete the course and a great, fun workout to boot.

Note: this post was sponsored by Visit Virginia Beach, which as you can tell, has more than just beaches.



Antique bed Hotel PhotoIf you’re planning on heading to Virginia Beach, check out HotelsCombined for the best possible pricing on hotel rooms. It compares all the major travel booking sites to find the lowest price on offer, plus there are no booking fees. 

Click here to see the latest prices for hotels in Virginia Beach.


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  1. They have indoor Skydiving just outside of Toronto now, too. Although I have gone skydiving twice, I have never tried indoor Skydiving. Going to have to give it a try soon I think.

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