Situated where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach is a collection of seven distinct districts lined with 35 miles of sandy beaches. Officials tout this populous city as one that offers “something for everyone,” including summer activities, entertainment, historical landmarks and festivities.
Where to take the kids
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
717 General Booth Blvd.; 757-385-3474; virginiaaquarium.com.
From seals and sharks to sea turtles and a Komodo dragon named Sanchez, this center for marine life houses about 10,000 animals who represent more than 300 species. The aquarium also operates...