Virginia Beach Family Attractions

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Virginia Beach Family Attractions

Flipper McCoy’s
DESCRIPTION: In the heart of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, this Family Entertainment Center features legacy amusement games such pinball and plus modern full-motion video games.
ADMISSION: free entry, pay for each game
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: 2212 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA MAP
PARKING: on paid lots nearby
PHONE: 757-855-2222
WEBSITE: http://www.vbeach.com/flippers.htm

Motor World
DESCRIPTION: Outstanding go-kart racing, but the height requirement is 54” and taller. The theme park includes miniature golf, two paintball fields and a Skycoaster that rises 130 feet and sors at 70 mph. Purchase 1 to 100 ticket books for rides, so its designed to fit all budgets. Play paintball Sat-Sun 10a-Dark, Go-Karts open 1st weekend of March daily 10a-Dark.
ADMISSION: price matrix and coupons on website
DAYS & HOURS: Memorial Day thru labor Day 10a-Midnight daily
ADDRESS: 700 South Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 757-422-6419
WEBSITE: http://www.vbmotorworld.com

Ocean Breeze Waterpark
DESCRIPTION: On 19 acres, it features 15 water slides, inner tube rapids, a million-gallon Runaway Bay Wave Pool, Paradise Pipeline water slide, Bahama Mamma speed slide. Motor World Thrill Park, Dive In Movies for your favorite Disney movies while floating atop Runaway Bay. West Indies Grill features Jamaican Jerk Chicken, along with other South Seas delicacies and pizza.
ADMISSION: Adults $23, Ages 3-9 and 55+ $17, military discount applies
DAYS & HOURS: May-Sept 10a-6p, with some extended weekend hours
ADDRESS: 849 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA MAP
PARKING: Free on premises
PHONE: 757-422-4444
WEBSITE: http://www.oceanbreezewaterpark.com

Chesapeake Bay Center
DESCRIPTION: This visitor center with a focus on the natural environment, is complete with aquariums, environmental and historical exhibits and displays, classroom space and information about nature-based tourism activities in the area. The Bay Store features gifts and camping supplies, a gazebo and a small amphitheater.
ADMISSION: enter the center free, but camping fees vary
DAYS & HOURS: daily 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 757-412-2316
WEBSITE: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/fir.shtml

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum
DESCRIPTION: A star attraction in Virginia Beach, this marine environment showcases 300+ interactive exhibits, over a half-million gallons of aquariums, animal habitats, an aviary, Bay & Ocean Pavilion, Marsh Pavilion, Nature Trail and 3D films of Virginia Beach’s only IMAX Theater.
ADMISSION: the website lists a matrix of prices beginning at $12 for adults
DAYS & HOURS: daily 9a-5p, with extended hours from May 26-Sept 1
ADDRESS: 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA MAP
PARKING: on premises; guests can also catch a trolley there from any VB Wave sign
PHONE: 757-425-3474
WEBSITE: http://www.vmsm.com

First Landing State Park
This 2,900-acre state park is named after European settlers who landed at Cape Henry in 1607. Visitors will find the salt-marsh habitat and surrounding grounds home to 19 miles of bike and hiking trails, campsites, picnic areas and plenty of bird-watching opportunities.
ADDRESS: 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA MAP
PHONE: 757-412-2300
WEBSITE: http://www.state.va.us/~dcr

False Cape State Park
See white-tailed deer, wild boar and horses on six miles of unspoiled beaches and miles of hiking and interpretive trails at this 4,321-acre haven. The park is most accessible when you travel through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge by foot, bike, tram or boat.
ADDRESS: 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA MAP
PHONE: 757-426-7128

Cape Henry Lighthouse
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1791 shortly after the Revolutionary War, it is the oldest government-built lighthouse in America and the traditional symbol of Virginia Beach. The new Cape Henry Lighthouse built in 1881 is the tallest cast-iron lighthouse in the country. Open for tours daily.
ADMISSION: small fee
DAYS & HOURS: March 16 – October 31 10a-5p, November 1 – March 15 10a-4p
ADDRESS: 583 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 757-422-9421
WEBSITE: link

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