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New Events, Attractions Coming to Virginia Beach in 2024

by Kimberly Inlander

Jan 16, 2024

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There’s so much for family travelers to see and do in Virginia Beach, Virginia, this year.


The Recipe

Get your taste buds prepped by taking a behind-the-scenes culinary tour of Virginia Beach with The Recipe photography exhibit on display at Sandler Center for Performing Arts.


Virginia Aquarium

A new, interactive maze exhibit debuts at Virginia Aquarium on Jan. 20, and runs through April 28. Rainforest Adventure explores one of the most diverse and endangered ecosystems on our planet. The aquarium also recently opened its South Building following a $28.9 million expansion and renovation, and opens Mermaid Bay Café.



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Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld Exhibit

At Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, a traveling exhibit features about 30 large-scale paintings and sculptures from Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman.


For festivals, check out New Spring Music Festival, April 26–28, and New Virginia Beach Reggae Festival, May 31–June 2.


New restaurant and bar Hackers and Hilltop boasts golf simulators and a cigar room, and a LEGO Store is now open at Virginia Beach Town Center. For its 50th anniversary, Mt. Trashmore will upgrade its Kids’ Cove playground. Other developments underway include construction on Atlantic Surf Park; and the 10-foot-wide, paved Virginia Beach Trail.


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Make A Splash on National Mermaid Day at These 2 Resorts

Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.

Feb 7, 2024

Earn a Free Night With Best Western Hotels This Spring

Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.

Feb 7, 2024

Take a Cruise in the Adriatic

Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.

Make the Most of Hamad International Airport When Transferring

Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.

Feb 6, 2024

Embark on a Romantic Getaway at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos

Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.