Virginia Beach Vacation Tips

Virginia Beach is the perfect place for your family vacation, couple’s getaway, group tour, or solo trip! The largest city of the Coastal Virginia region, Virginia Beach is just 20 minutes from Norfolk International Airport, and within easy driving distance of most major U.S cities. Virginia Beach is home to three inviting beaches including the vibrant oceanfront and boardwalk resort area, plus a bustling Town Center of Virginia Beach where you’ll find even more dining, shopping and entertainment options. Wake to breathtaking sunrises, and enjoy activities all day including tours of Virginia Aquarium, a ropes course at Adventure Park, indoor skydiving at iFly Virginia Beach, fishing from the Virginia Beach Pier, or an easy family stroll along the Virginia Beach boardwalk or shoreline!

Of course, your safety comes first. Here are some safety tips when bringing your family on your Virginia Beach vacation.

  • Never swim alone. Swim near a lifeguard.
  • Ask a lifeguard about water conditions.
  • Red flags = dangerous water.
  • Know your swimming ability.
  • Stay close to shore.
  • Flotation devices are no substitute for swimming ability.
  • If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore.
  • Never leave children unattended.
  • Don't dive. Go feet first.
  • Avoid the water at night, dawn, or dusk, and avoid shiny jewelry or swimwear.
  • Body surfers should keep their arms in front to avoid injury.
  • Protect your skin. Use sunscreen.
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