Virginia Beach Tours

Virginia Beach tours cover a wide variety of topics and areas of interest and give visitors a nice complement to the great beaches here. Whether you are interested in military history, art, or marine biology, you will find a tour or excursion that is sure to appeal to everyone in your group. You can opt for guided tours of the old section of Virginia Beach and other top attractions like the Cape Henry Lighthouse, or you can set out to explore Virginia Beach on your own. Most people vacationing in Virginia Beach rent a car, and many of the top attractions are within easy driving distance of the resort section of the city.

Some of the most popular Virginia Beach tour packages include cruises of all varieties. Perhaps most popular of all are the whale watching and dolphin watching cruises. These amazing expeditions are fun for people of all ages, including kids. The winter season (between December and March) in Virginia Beach is the perfect time to see whales migrating in great numbers from the Bay of Fundy. Whale watching tours are especially exciting during this time. You can commune with the dolphins in the waters of Virginia Beach just about any time of the year. There are a bunch of companies that offer not only dolphin watching and whale watching excursions, but also sunset cruises, dinner cruises, and creek cruises.

Nature lovers will relish all of the opportunities for eco-tourism in Virginia Beach. First Landing State Park is just one example of the natural beauty that abounds in this coastal area of Virginia. There are over seventeen miles of pristine, wooded trails and a veritable treasure trove of majestic trees, flora, swamps, and aquariums. There are also campgrounds and a boat ramp for those people interested in exploring the miles of coastline around the state park. The state parks run extensive educational programs and provide some of the very best Virginia Beach tours. False Cape State Park is another place well worth checking out on your next trip to Virginia Beach.

The Virginia Aquarium boasts some of the best tours in the city. Adults and kids alike will have a blast with the interactive exhibits, as well as the touch tanks, and multitude of displays. There are huge tanks with everything from sharks and rays to turtles and tropical fish.

The Oceana Naval Air Station is the place to learn about naval history as well as see a host of amazing attractions. These are just a few of the sites of interest in Virginia Beach. There are also a number of intriguing museums, including the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Old Coast Guard Station. You should also consider paying a trip to the Cape Henry Lighthouse, another top attraction in Virginia Beach.

There is no shortage of tours in Virginia Beach, from excursions into the Atlantic Ocean, to guided walking tours of top cultural attractions. If you can drag yourself away from the beach, you should check out all that this vibrant city has to offer in terms of fun tours and activities.

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