When it’s time to bring people together, Virginia Beach has the perfect conditions to help groups make sunny connections. As one of the most popular destinations in the country, we know exactly how to welcome—and our unbeatable coastal hospitality will have members of your group feeling like the only ones at the beach.
With a wide array of accommodations ready to host any gathering—and an even wider array of activities and attractions waiting in between—Virginia Beach is the perfect place for group tours of all ages, sizes, speeds, and budgets. Ranked as one of the safest cities in the nation and celebrated for its cleanliness, Virginia Beach has the world-class services of a big city, delivered at an exceptional value.
Conveniently situated on the mid-Atlantic coast, Virginia Beach is only a day’s drive for two-thirds of the nation’s population and offers easy access to air or train services. If you are traveling in from different parts of the country—or even the world—Virginia Beach is an easily accessible gathering spot. More important, it’s worth the trip: Once groups arrive, they’re welcomed by beautiful beaches, uniquely charming districts, and plenty of hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered.
The crown jewel of Virginia Beach? The beach, of course—and groups looking for breezy days in the sand and sun will have plenty of activities to choose from. The three-mile boardwalk is always bustling with activity and offers a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and even bike and surrey rentals for exploring the beachfront. During the summer, groups can enjoy free live music across four different oceanfront stages, making for a perfectly danceable evening under the stars. Groups can also cast a line at the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier or hit the water for parasailing, surfing, paddle boarding, or kayaking excursions.
Though Virginia Beach is renowned for its enchanting beachfront (and there’s certainly no shortage of adventures to be had on its welcoming waters), the city is more than just an iconic summertime destination. Boasting an exceptional variety of cultural, historical, and just plain entertaining sites, Virginia Beach’s off-peak season is packed with things to do for tour groups who want to experience coastal charm with fewer crowds, all at a great value.
Groups will be enchanted by the one-of-a-kind ViBe Creative District—Virginia Beach’s wonderfully walkable cultural arts enclave—that’s home to colorful murals (which groups can check out on a can’t-be-missed walking tour), charming shops, and cozy coffeehouses that make everyone feel like part of the neighborhood.
The city is studded with museums, making for a visit filled with fascinating glimpses into both the past and present. The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War I- and World War II-era military aircraft in the world, some of which are flown during narrated flight demonstrations that bring history roaring to life. Groups can also connect with culture through cutting-edge exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, get up close and personal with wildlife at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and learn about our rich coastal history at the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum.
Live the Life isn’t just a slogan—it’s the true coastal spirit of Virginia Beach. Live the Life Adventures offer visitors exclusive access to some of the beach’s most essential experiences and are suited for your groups of all sizes, ages, and interests. Theater lovers will adore the all-access backstage pass to a professional theater production, while more daring types can try their footing on a “treetop trail” of ropes and zip lines at the Virginia Aquarium’s Adventure Park. Your group can also go behind the scenes at a local brewery, tour historic homes once inhabited by some of Virginia’s first colonists, take a walking tour of the city’s murals, climb the famed Cape Henry lighthouse, and even enjoy a little mind and body rejuvenation at the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa. Whether you’ve got a bunch of outdoor explorers, art lovers, history buffs, foodies, or wellness seekers, there’s a tour for everyone.
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