1. Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
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Explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Experience their hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. The mission of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices.
2. Ocean Breeze Waterpark
849 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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In 1974, Ocean Breeze Waterpark began with three mat slides and the distinction of being the only waterpark in Virginia Beach. Thirty-nine years later, the park has grown to over 30 rides, slides, and attractions, and strives to be the family destination of choice for locals and tourists alike. A typical season runs from the weekend before Memorial Day to the weekend after Labor Day. Ready to float down the quarter-mile Adventure River? How about another turn, or four, on the monster slide complex Neptune’s Revenge? Maybe the thought of just sitting poolside with a funnel cake in one hand and a book in the other makes you break into a full grin. The zero depth entry million-gallon wave pool gives you the option to ride the waves or relax in the shallow end. Even the littlest buccaneers can go on a high-seas adventure in the water playground with a pint sized pirate ship, and tipping bucket in Hook’s Lagoon. No matter how old, young or daring—you will get more smiles per gallon from your visit to Ocean Breeze Waterpark.
3. Virginia Beach Rock Gym
5049 Southern Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
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The Main Wall at Virginia Beach Rock Gym is a 32 foot, realistically textured climbing surface featuring slabs, bulges, corners, aretes, and roofs. All walls are bolted for lead climbing, and all but the most overhanging are equipped with top ropes. Each section features several color tabbed routes, ranging from beginner to extremely advanced. The routes are changed often, so there are always new challenges.
4. Capt. Jack’s Pirate Ship Adventures
308 Mediterranean Ave., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
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Jump aboard the Lost Pearl and you’ll set sail for adventures on the high seas in search of treasure! They only want the bravest pirates on board this Spanish galleon ship – because they’re expecting some trouble from that scallywag Blackbeard – but if you think you’ve got what it takes to handle a water cannon, then you’re welcome to join the gang!
5. Mount Trashmore Park
310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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World-renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths. Mount Trashmore Skate Park is located in the northeast corner of Mount Trashmore Park, where numerous professional skateboarders have made appearances, including Tony Hawk.
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