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Families will love:

  • Classic summer fun with gentle surf and sand
  • A devastatingly beautiful beach renovation
  • A pristine boardwalk

If one day you plan to enjoy your senior years by leafing through a scrapbook brimming with ear-to-ear sun-kissed smiles then a trip to the famed Virginia Beach needs to be on your agenda.

Along with communities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk, Virginia Beach is known as "America's First Region" since this hallowed land is the ... more
If one day you plan to enjoy your senior years by leafing through a scrapbook brimming with ear-to-ear sun-kissed smiles then a trip to the famed Virginia Beach needs to be on your agenda.

Along with communities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk, Virginia Beach is known as "America's First Region" since this hallowed land is the very spot where the first European settlers alighted when they first touched ground in America.

This coastal region, sitting on the hem of the jaw-dropping beautiful state of Virginia, dishes up a reliable recipe for classic summer fun: unroll one endless sky, stir in gentle surf and sand, toss in wild children and watch the laughter and smiles erupt.

But "not so fast" you say. You've heard the rumors that Virginia Beach has long been dismissed as the "Redneck Riviera."

Although Virginia Beach experienced an auspicious birth, we admit the decades were not so kind to the area leaving it a pale shadow of its formerly popular and opulent self. However, in an effort to reclaim a generous slice of it's faded charm, the smart powers-that-be in Virginia Beach rolled up their sleeves and completed a devastatingly beautiful beach renovation to the tune of $103 million.

In today's Virginia Beach you'll find a group of inviting beaches to choose from, as well as the Resort Strip teeming with a plethora of restaurants, a pristine boardwalk perfect for bike riding and people watching, outdoor concerts and both casual and high-end shopping. Your scrapbook pages (and spirit) will always be illuminated.

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