Things to Do
Rudee Inlet at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center
“Why Fly Coach When You Can Fly First Class With Us!!!” Virginia Beach’s longest established parasailing company has rides for 2, 3 (or even more) in their patented Skyrider. No age limits-their fun lovers have ranged from 2-91! For those who want the feeling of dangling in a harness, they also do single, tandem and triple harness rides. No skilquired! Their experienced USCG master captains and professionally trained crew have a perfect safety record and do everything for you. Multiple boats, Coast Guard inspected and certified vessels. No extra charge for “dipping” or “water-walking.” “Experience the combined thrills of off-shore power boat ride, parachuting, ballooning and gliding all in one action packed adventure and at a fraction of the cost.” Come have the time of your life!! Reservations and credit cards are accepted. T-shirts, photos available. Free parking. Some customer comments; “Highlight of our vacation.!” “Like floating on a cloud!” “Amazingly quiet and serene!” “Most fun in my 80 years!” “Best time we’ve ever had!” “Awesome!” Located at Rudee Inlet at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center. Call 422-Ufly (8359)!
Christian Broadcast Network
I-64 at Indian River Road, exit 286. (757) 226-2745
Tour one of the nation's most modern TV stations and join the studio audience for taping of "The 700 Club" with Pat Robertson.
The Douglas MacArthur Memorial
MacArthur Square at Bank St. and City Hall Ave
Nine galleries of memorabilia trace the life and military career of General Douglas MacArthur, the controversial war hero who chose Norfolk as his final resting place. Located in downtown Norfolk, in MacArthur Square at Bank St. and City Hall Ave. 441-2965.
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk introduces guests to over two hundred years of activity in and around the great harbor of Hampton Roads, Virginia. It is one of eleven museums operated by the U.S. Navy and now, in conjunction with Nauticus The National Maritime Center, is the home of the Navy’s battleship Wisconsin. For information, please call 322-2989 or visit www.hrnm.navy.mil.
Home to the Norfolk Tides, Norfolk’s AAA professional baseball team, affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, sits at the edge of the Elizabeth River just east of The Waterside. Touted as the best minor-league facility in the country seats 12,000. Season runs from April 4 to Sept. 1. Call 622-2222 for dates & times.
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center
1 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA (757) 664-1000
Hey, it even looks like a battleship. With interactive computers, high-tech naval battles and a virtual reality adventure game, it's "Edutainment" for the whole family.
The Norfolk Naval Station
Home port to more than 85 ships of the Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk Naval Station is the world’s largest naval installation. Visitors may catch the tour bus year-round at the Naval Base Tour Office, 9079 Hampton Blvd. by Gate 5, at The Waterside or at Nauticus. Admission: $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 3-11 and senior citizens over 60. Visit our website at www.naval-station.norfolk.va.us. 757/444-7955 (Naval Base).
Ocean Breeze Water Park
849 General Booth Blvd.
(757) 422-4444/(800) 678-WILD
Enjoy 19 acres of fun. Choose from 13 water slides and swim in our million gallon wave pool. There is an arcade, food court, locker rentals and a bar. We cater to all kinds of parties, from corporate picnics and reunions to children's birthday parties. Ocean Breeze is located 1.5 miles south of the resort area, just past the Virginia Marine Science Museum.
Step aboard a living piece of history. Built in 1933 by Newport News Shipyard Apprentices, the Tug Huntington assisted in docking and launching hundreds of aircraft carriers, submarines and passenger liners. The Tug Huntington is docked next to Nauticus. Call 757/627-4TUG (4884) for details.
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Call (757) 368-3000 for concert information.
Virginia Marine Science Museum
717 General Booth Blvd
(757) 425-FISH (3474)
Virginia's marine environment is represented through 800,000 gallons of aquariums, live animal habitats, more than 300 hands-on exhibits, 1/3-mile nature trail, 1/2-acre aviary, and "larger than life" movies on our IMAX 3D movie screen (8 stories X 6 stories).Back to top
Dam Neck and Princess Anne Roads, Virginia Beach
A very unique shopping experience that cannot be found anywhere else in Hampton Roads. All shops connect inside to a mini mall atmosphere accessible by handicap ramp. Besides lovely Specialty Shops come see our time honored crafts such as Candle Making, Wood Carving and Quilting. Countryside Shops also provides a cozy cafe for eating or snacks and benches for resting and waiting. Located at the corner of Dam Neck and Princess Anne Roads, Virginia Beach. Main phone number (757) 427-9009. Virginia Beach Candle Factory (757) 468-2055. Hand dipped and carved candles while you watch. Specialty and custom candles. Largest selection of tapered candles in all of Hampton Roads. Bridgewater and Old Virginia Candles. Great candle accessories. Lovely Wedding Shop featuring Invitations, Gifts, and Unity Sets. Randales of Hummingwood (757) 681-5438. Reflecting Native American arts and jewelry. Southwestern hats, jewelry and housewares. Lovely tuned windchimes, Applause, Barnstorm metal wallpockets, and garden fairies. Leanin Tree cards and gifts. Spooling Around (757) 368-8962. Largest selection of quilting fabrics in the area. Authorized Pfaff dealer. Shop teeming with Notions, Patterns and Samples to inspire you. Fun classes, machine quilting, books and a friendly helping hand. www.spoolingaround.com. Countryside Cafe (757) 430-0334. For your Luncheon pleasure enjoy our cozy cafe with TV. To tickle your palate try our homemade soups, desserts, old fashioned pit cooked hand pulled Pork Bar-B-Que and other entrees. Features a Daily Special at a great price. Feathers ‘N Wood (757) 468-0913. Featuring Dave Barnhouse, Terry Redlin and Art Lamay Limited Edition Prints. Hand carved decoys by a local carver. Big Sky Moose and Bear Collectibles. Great selection Virginia Diner Peanuts and other interesting items. Me & Grannies (757) 368-0541. Home of many great collectibles. Harmony Kingdom, Boyd’s, Fenton and Just the Right Shoe. Also the exciting new lines of Cat’s Meow, VANMARK, and Cow Parade. When you come visit don’t forget to look at the Russ and Ganz collectibles and other surprises. Kathy Kay’s Boutique Inc. is a Community Business as well as a Need Based Business, therefore we carry (1) Christian Books, (2) Pens and Pencils of all kinds, (3) Educational items, Inspirational Cards, (4) Gifts as well as Games. We love people and children are our specialty. Concepts Unlimited (757) 714-8152. Hand Crafted and Hand Painted decor for you and your home. Check out our one of a kind Hand Crafted Jewelry and Hand Painted Glassware. Custom orders accepted. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
701 Lynnhaven Parkway
One of the largest malls on the East Coast, with nearly 1.4 million sq.-ft. of shopping. Features five department stores including, Dillard's, a flagship Hecht's, JCPenney, the area's only Lord & Taylor, and Wards, along with over 160 specialty stores, services, eateries and movie theaters.
MacArthur Center Mall
Hampton Roads newest shopping center features 150 shops, restaurants, services and entertainment venues, as well as the market's only Nordstrom's, flagship Dillard's department store and 18-screen Regal Cinemas Megaplex.
The Marketplace at Hilltop
Centrally located in the heart of the Hilltop Retail Corridor, The Marketplace at Hilltop combines premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants: Borders Books and Music, Michael’s Crafts, Vivo Cucina Italian Restaurant, Total Wine and More, Gary Allen Hair & Skin Salon, Schlotzsky’s Deli, Dairy Queen, Panera Bread, Kinko’s, Chick-Fil-A, Teachers & Parents Store, Serendipity Boutique, Elegance by Design, Delightful Decor, Verizon Wireless, Image Uniforms, Pearle Vision, Bangkok Garden, ER Games, Kid’s, Kid’s, Kid’s and David Brian Jewelers. Directions from oceanfront: take Laskin Road West (Rt. 58) to First Colonial Road, turn right on First Colonial Road, and then left onto Republic Road. The shopping center is on your left and can also be accessed from Laskin Road.
Red Mill Commons
618 Hilltop West, Virginia Beach
A variety of local and nation wide shops located 5 miles from the Oceanfront. Featuring Wal-Mart Super Center, TJMaxx, Michaels, Dress Barn, Rack Room Shoes, Fashion Bug, Blockbuster, Pier One, Bath & Body Works, Starbucks, Dollar Tree, Haircuttery, Walgreens, GNC, Outback Steakhouse, Cold Stone Creamery and a unique collection of specialty shops and restaurants. From the Oceanfront, take Pacific Avenue south over Rudee Inlet Bridge which becomes General Booth Blvd. Then 5 Miles to Nimmo Parkway, turn left to Red Mill Commons Shopping Center. 1169 Nimmo Parkway. Rio Beach® Chairs will give you the Best Seat on the Beach this summer! Made of strong, rust-proof aluminum frames and sturdy all-weather fabric in the season’s hottest colors and styles.
The Waterside Festival Marketplace
333 Waterside Dr., Norfolk
A day in Hampton Roads would not be complete without visiting The Waterside...it’s exciting, it’s memorable and an entirely unique shopping, dining and entertainment adventure. Poised on the mouth of The Elizabeth River on Norfolk’s downtown waterfront, The Waterside offers major restaurants, specialty retail and international food shops and exciting nightlife with music, dancing and live entertainment. Boat cruises and Naval Base Tours depart daily from the premises and both Nauticus and Norfolk Tides’ Harbor Park are within walking distance. Covered parking is available in the garage across the street. From I-64 to I-264 West to 333 Waterside Dr., Norfolk. 757/627-3300. www.watersidemarketplace.com.Back to top
Fishing & Boating
2161 Vista Circle
Take an Adventure Cruise on Captain Athey’s 60’ USCG approved fiberglass cruise ship. You can tan on the upper sun deck or relax in the shade. There is a snack bar on board and cold drinks. Ask the captain and he may even let you steer the ship some. This area has the largest concentration of dolphins so bring your camcorder. 2161 Vista Circle, 481-7866.
American Rover Tall Ship Cruises
This graceful ship is the largest three-masted, 149-passenger, topsail schooner under the U.S. flag. Modeled after the Chesapeake Bay cargo schooners of the past century, the American Rover departing The Waterside Marina for two- and three-hour narrated harbor cruises under full sail along the Elizabeth River. Schedule: April 12-May 23, 11am Saturday (2 Hour), 3pm Every Day (2 Hour), 6pm Wed.-Sunday (2 Hour); May 24-September 1, 11am Wed-Sat. (2 Hour), 3pm Every Day (2 Hour), 6:30pm Every Day (3 Hour Naval Base Cruise), 10:30 Saturday Party Cruise (2 Hour) (6/14-8/30); September 2-late October, 11am Saturday (2 Hour), 3pm Every Day (2 Hour), 6pm Wed.-Sunday (2 Hour). 2 Hour Cruise - Adults $15, Children $10; 3 Hour Cruise - Adults $22, Children $12. Call 757-627-SAIL, www.americanrover.com.
Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet
Cruise the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront and historic Cape Henry where the English settlers landed in 1607. See ships entering the Chesapeake Bay. Bring your camera-there are many interesting landmarks. Especially interesting are the dolphins playing tag with “Atlantic Princess”. For our bird enthusiasts, keep a watchful eye for the pelicans! See our ad within this publication for sailing time daily or call (757) 422-5700. Located within Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet.
The Bluewater Bullet
Rudee Inlet Station Marina
The Bluewater Bullet Deep Sea Fishing Catamaran is a 55-foot sportfishing, USCG-approved vessel with the latest safety and fish-finding equipment, along with unique underwater TV viewing. Family and group rates are available, and The Bluewater Bullets courteous and professional sportfishing crew provides the FREE fishing license, tackle and bait. They also offer fish cleaning services. The Bluewater Bullet is located at the Rudee Inlet Station Marina at Winston-Salem and Mediterranean Avenues in Virginia Beach. Visit them at www.vabeachfishing.com and make your reservation online or call 757-425-0020. Tight lines and good fishing!
Lynnhaven Seafood & Marina
3311 Shore Drive
Offers a variety of fishing, cruising and boating trips. The fleet at Lynnhaven Seafood has been known by local fisherman for over 30 years. With the latest in fish finding technology, we offer the best in deep-sea and night fishing for the whole family. We provide rods, reels and squid on all of our trips, and no fishing license is required. Children under 3 free. Located in Virginia beach at 3311 Shore Drive, 481-4545.
Oceanfront Cruises/ Offshore Sports Fishing
Rudee Inlet, 200 Winston Salem Ave.; Lynnhaven Inlet, 3311 Shore Drive (757) 422-5700/491-8000 or (757) 481-4545
Enjoy great fishing excursions from Rudee and Lynnhaven Inlets, or just take in a whale or dolphin watching boat trip.
Spirit Of Norfolk
Offers a unique lunch and dinner experience that includes a complete cruise package of dining, entertainment and sightseeing. Also, theme cruises are available June-August. The Spirit departs from The Waterside in downtown Norfolk. Call 625-FUNN for reservations. It’s Just Better Out Here.
Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises
Nauticus, the National Maritime Center
Experience the newest and fastest way to see the world’s largest naval installation aboard this unique navy-themed vessel. Two hour cruises depart from Nauticus, the National Maritime Center, home of the Battleship Wisconsin. Cruise past the vessels that ensure our freedom - destroyers, cruisers, submarines, aircraft carriers and more. A fascinating, fact and fun filled narration is provided. Call 757/627-7406. www.navalbasecruises.com. Spring season (March 29 - May 23); Summer Season (May 24 - September 1); Fall Season (September 2- Late October); Spring and Fall Schedule - 11am and 2pm every day; Summer schedule - 11am, 2pm and 5:30 every day; Call for March, November and December Schedule; Adults: $14, Children $9.
Virginia Beach Fishing Center
200 Winston Salem Ave. (757) 422-5700
Private charters and group party boats available.Back to top
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
4005 Sandpiper Road (757) 721-2412
Back Bay is a 7,700-acre beach, woodland and marsh refuge for a wide variety of migratory birds, endangered species and other wildlife, including snow geese, marsh hawks, red foxes, loggerhead turtles and American Bald Eagles. Biking, hiking and tram rides available.
False Cape State Park
4001 Sandpiper Road (757) 426-7128
This park is a pristine ocean-to-fresh water bay habitat. Just south of the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, it's accessible only by boat or a five mile hike by foot or bike.
First Landing State Park
2500 Shore Drive (757) 412-2300
This National Natural Landmark is Virginia's most visited state park and one of the first state parks. It was established in 1936 (formerly Seashore State Park). The park's new name reflects its unique history as the site of the landing of the first permanent English Settlers in 1607. A historical drama is plannedfor summer 2000. The park offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including 19 miles of hiking trails, bike trail, boat ramp, picnic areas and cabins. Visitor center exhibits in the natural area explain the uniqueness of this environment featuring lagoons, cypress swamps and Spanish moss.
Ocean Collections Boat Trip
Virginia Marine Science Museum - 717 General Booth Boulevard (757)437-BOAT
Professionals trawl the ocean floor for samples of sea life to bring on board during this 90-minute boat trip sponsored by Virginia Marine Science Museum. June 21-August 16, Wednesdays only. Reservations required.
Dolphin Watch Boat Trip
717 General Booth Boulevard
Two-hour ocean excursion to observe bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. Saturday & Sunday only September 8-October; daily, June 19-September 4. Reservations required.
Whale Watch Boat Trip
717 General Booth Boulevard (757)437-BOAT
Two-hour excursion off the coast of Virginia Beach will search for juvenile humpback and fin whales for observation. Professionals from Virginia Marine Science Museum will also point out other winter wildlife as well as local landmarks, including the historic Cape Henry Lighthouse, international shipping traffic and U.S. Navy maneuvers. Go to VBFun.com to book packages.Back to top
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
2200 Parks Ave. (757) 425-0000
The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia is a nonprofit, non-collecting institution that explores contemporary art through regularly changing exhibitions and educational programming. The Center organizes the Boardwalk Art Show along the Virginia Beach oceanfront each summer.
The Chrysler Museum of Art
245 West Olney Road Norfolk, VA (757) 664-6200
This art museum is one of the top 20 art museums in the country and has works by Gauguin and Matisse.Back to top
Bide-A-Wee Golf Course
#1 Bide-A-Wee Drive Portsmouth, VA (757) 393-8600
5,860 yards, 72 par course
Bay Creek Golf Club
Bow Creek Municipal Golf Course
3425 Clubhouse Rd. (757) 431-3763
5,917 yard, 70 par course
Chesapeake Golf Club
1201 Club House Drive Chesapeake, VA (757) 547-1122
6,278 yard, 70 par course
Colonial Golf Course
8285 Diascund Rd. Williamsburg, VA (757) 566-1600
6,809 yard, 72 par course
602 Cypress Creek Parkway Smithfield, VA (757) 365-4774
7,150 yard, 72 par course
Cypress Point Country Club
5340 Club Head Road (757) 490-8822
6,740 yard, 72 Par course
Ford's Colony Country Club
240 Ford's Colony Dr. Williamsburg, VA (757) 258-4100
6,621 yard, 71 par course
Hell's Point Golf Course
2700 Atwoodtown Road (757) 721-3400
6,766 yard, 72 par course
2973 Heron Ridge Drive (757) 426-3800
7,010 yard, 72 Par Course
Honey Bee Golf Club
5016 S. Independence Blvd. (757) 471-2768
6,075 yard, 70 par course
Kempsville Green Municipal Golf Course
4840 Princess Anne Road (757) 474-8441
6,013 yard, 70 par course
Kiln Creek Golf Course
1003 Brick Kiln Blvd. Newport News, VA (757) 874-2600
6,891 yard, 72 par course
Kingsmill Resort Golf Courses
1010 Kingsmill Rd. Williamsburg, VA (757) 253-3906
6,776 yard, 71 par course
Kiskiack Golf Club
8104 Club Dr. Williamsburg, VA (757) 566-2200 or (800) 989-4728
6,775 yard, 72 par course
Lake Wright Golf Course
6280 Northampton Blvd. Norfolk, VA (757) 459-2255
6,174 yard, 70 par course
Legends at Stonehouse
Williamsburg, VA (888) 825-3436
6,963 yard, 71 par course
Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run
13564 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA (757) 886-7925
6,757 yard, 72 par course
Ocean View Municipal Golf Course
9610 Norfolk Ave. Norfolk, VA (757) 480-2094
6,152 yard, 70 par course. Closed for renovations. Opening Fall 2000
Owls Creek Family Golf
411 S. Birdneck Road (757) 428-2800
4,155 yard, 62 par course
Red Wing Lake Municipal Golf Course
1080 Prosperity Road (757) 437-4845
7,250 yard, 72 par course
Riverfront Golf Course
5200 River Club Drive Suffolk, VA (757) 484-2200
6,357 yard, 71 par course
The Signature At West Neck
Sleepy Hole Golf Course
4700 Sleepy Hole Road Suffolk, VA (757) 538-4100
6,800 yard, 72 par course
20081 Brewers Neck Rd. Smithfield, VA (757) 357-3101
5,917 yard, 71 par course
Stumpy Lake Golf Course
4797 E. Indian River Road (757) 467-6119
6,846 yard, 72 par course
The Hamptons Golf Club
320 Butler Farm Rd. Hampton, VA (757) 766-9148
6,400 yard, 71 par course
The Woodlands Golf Course
9 Woodlands Road Hampton, VA (757) 727-1195
5,500 yard, 69 par course
TPC of Virginia Beach
2500 Tournament Drive (757) 563-9440
7,442 yard, 72 par championship course
Williamsburg National Golf Course
3700 Centerville Rd. Williamsburg, VA (757) 258-9642 or (800) 826-5732
6,953 yard, 72 par courseBack to top