After the past year, no one really needs an excuse to get away and go on a well-deserved vacation. Whether you are looking for a weekend family getaway or a week-long trip, Virginia Beach is the place for you. With brand-new amenities, offers, activities and more, you can’t go wrong.
Virginia Beach recently introduced the Get Outdoors Pass, just in time for summer. The pass offers discounts to attractions, tour operators, rentals and more. The destination is home to 120 miles of waterways, 200 miles of hiking and biking pathways and 4,000 acres of national refuges and state parks. Participants can do anything from parasailing to dolphin tours, surfing lessons to ziplining and more.
Head to Pleasure House Point Natural Area’s trails and explore the trails with a twist. Venture through the park’s landscape and art while listening to a cinematic score created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid. The GPS-enabled experience is triggered by musical cells designed to harmonize with the landscapes and attractions.
Craft your own custom surf or SUP board to suit your personal style in the East Coast’s only D.I.Y. board factory. The experience offers one-on-one guidance from an experienced instructor, access to professional shaping bay, tools and more.
New and Updated Events and Entertainment
Ocean Breeze Waterpark unveils a six-story family raft ride in a special salute to the military. The mega-tube raft launches from a 60-foot platform that provides excellent views of the entire waterpark.
Families can experience nightly street performances all summer long while dazzling dancers, magicians, jugglers and concerts will keep you entertained for free 7– 11p.m. in the heart of the resort area.
Dunton River Camp officially reopened for the 2021 season. Located four miles from its sister property, Dunton Hot Springs, the camp consists of eight luxury tents along the Dolores River in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The luxury tented camp offers guests curated experiences for the 2021 summer season.
Although travel is on the rise, some people may still not feel comfortable getting on an airplane and being in a small space, so they are hitting the road! Rental car company Hertz recently surveyed more than 1,500 Americans to determine how and when they plan to embark on their next vacation.
Apple Podcasts Subscriptions launched this month as a global marketplace for listeners to discover premium subscriptions alongside millions of free shows on Apple Podcasts. The new subscription is perfectly timed for families planning summer vacations. And whether your family trips will take place by air, land or sea, kids will be looking for something to do as they await arrival to their vacation destination.
Americans are ready to hit the road this summer. AAA Travel predicts a significant rebound in Memorial Day Weekend travel, with more than 37 million travelers expected to travel 50 miles or more from home. This number marks a 60 percent increase over 2020, when only 23 million Americans traveled. The holiday weekend is considered May 27–31.