Virginia Beach Attractions

In the center of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, The Breakers Resort Inn is conveniently located near many of the local attractions in Virginia Beach. Swim, surf or just sunbathe on the miles of beach right outside your back door, or rollerblade, bike or take a long walk along the oceanfront boardwalk. You can find music and entertainment at the boardwalk stage right next door on 17th Street. If it’s fishing you love, The Breakers is just one block from the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier. Enjoy the Atlantic Ocean with windsurfing, parasailing or jet skiing. Or maybe you’d prefer renting a boat, going deep-sea fishing or on an oceanfront cruise. The Breakers is also located near many local golf courses and golf packages are available. Other local attractions include:

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  • photo of turtleThe Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center with over 70,000 gallons of aquariums, live animal habitats and more than 300 hands-on exhibits.
  • The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum honors and preserves the history of Virginia’s coastal communities and maritime heritage. Exhibits begin with the Virginia Beach Community and extend to subjects related to Virginia’s oceanfront, coastal and water related heritage.
  • first landing state park photoFirst Landing State Park, featuring 2,888 acres of maritime forest with 19 miles of trails, provides a protected area where many species of plants and animals flourish.
  • photo of people on ropes courseThere’s nothing like a day at our amazing aerial forest park! Located in the majestic trees of the Aquarium, The Adventure Park is the first of its kind in Virginia.
  • photo of person driving go-kartMotor World is “your place to race” featuring 11 go-kart tracks & 16 different style Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Kiddie & Thrill Rides.
  • ocean breeze ape cartoonEnjoy 16 Caribbean-themed waterslides, a one-million-gallon wave pool and a children’s water playground at Ocean Breeze Waterpark.
  • photo of old cape henry lighthouseClimb the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, which was erected in 1791 to replace colonists’ inland fires; it marked the Chesapeake Bay entrance for nearly a century.
  • portrait of Edgar CayceParticipate in free ESP demos, a movie on Edgar Cayce, tour, lectures, or relax with a walk through the labyrinth and peaceful meditation garden, at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.
  • photo of military jetTake a Bus Tour of Oceana Naval Air Station, the world’s largest master jet base.
  • aerial view of virginia beach amphitheaterOnly 10 minutes from the oceanfront, the Virginia Beach Amphitheater is a 20,000-seat outdoor concert venue that runs Apr.-Oct. Past highlights include performances by Kenny Chesney, Nickelback, Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John and the Dave Matthews Band.
  • exterior photo of virginia beach convention centerJust blocks from the oceanfront, the Virginia Beach Convention Center is always hosting a major convention, industry trade show or exciting consumer show.
  • photo of boats docked at rudee inletLocated at Rudee Inlet, The Virginia Beach Fishing Center offers daily fishing and sightseeing trips, custom fishing charters, fuel, dockage, beach parking, and a full-service store.
  • photo of NauticusThe maritime science museum Nauticus features hands-on exhibits, interactive theaters with live actors, shark and other touch tanks, digital high-definition films on a giant screen, NOAA exhibits, Battleship Wisconsin exhibits, national-caliber traveling exhibits and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.
  • photo of military shipThe world’s largest naval station, Naval Station Norfolk, is homeport to aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, large amphibious ships, and submarines.
  • photo of lionFrom the plains of Africa to your own backyard, the Virginia Zoo has a world of wild discovery waiting for you.
  • photo of virginia air and space museumYour imagination will soar as you launch a rocket, pilot a space shuttle, come face-to-face with the Apollo 12 Command Module, and a DC-9 passenger jet at Virginia Air & Space Center.