Pictures: 10 secrets of Virginia Beach
For those looking for warmth and fun, a breezy beach vacation awaits in Virginia Beach. But this time, forget the overcrowded beach spots and seedy motels. There's so much more to see in this ever-expanding beach town, from enlightenment centers to oyster bars and sunsets. Here are some of the secrets of the Virginia shore. -- Kate Parham, Special to The Baltimore Sun
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1. Cozy B&Bs( Photo courtesy of Beach Spa B&B / May 17, 2012 )
Skip the bustling boardwalk and opt for one of the citys charming bed-and-breakfasts, where you can truly relax and unwind. If you want to stay closer to the action, try Beach Spa (2420 Arctic Ave., 757-422-2621, beachspabnb.com) which has an on-site spa offering facials and massages. For something a little more secluded, Barclay Cottage (400 16th St., 757-422-1956, barclaycottage.com) includes beach towels and chairs, umbrellas and bikes in the room rate. However, pets, kids and TVs are not permitted. At Church Point Manor House (4001 Church Point Rd., 757-460-2657, churchpointmanor.com), dinner is served in the cellar.