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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Virginia Beach

Jon Fesmire | April 25, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

If you’re looking for perhaps the best beach destination on the east coast, look no farther than the city we happily call home, Virginia Beach, Virginia. We have beautiful beaches, a rich history, and an abundance of activities and attractions. These are our top ten reasons to visit, any time of year.

  • Easy Access

First, it’s so easy to get here. Virginia Beach is just a few hours from many major East Coast cities, including Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. If you’re coming by plane, the drive from Norfolk International Airport, once you get on the road, is about 20 minutes.

  • Beautiful Beaches

People all over the country have heard about the wide, sandy beaches that go on for miles here in Virginia Beach. Whether you want to swim, surf, sunbathe, or simply take a long walk on the sand, you can enjoy that here along with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Outdoor Activities

While the beaches are a big attraction here, there are a lot of other outdoor activities to enjoy as well. Go kayaking in the Chesapeake Bay, take a bike ride on the boardwalk, or hike in First Landing State Park.

  • Military History

The military has a significant presence in Virginia Beach. Here at Jack Rabbit Storage, we honor our active military members by offering discounts on self storage units and storage supplies.  The city is home to Naval Air Station Oceana and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. We encourage you to visit the Military Aviation Museum or take a tour of the USS Wisconsin battleship at Nauticus museum.

  • Family-friendly Attractions

If you’re visiting Virginia Beach with kids, you’ll be happy to learn that there’s plenty for them, and the whole family, to enjoy. This includes attractions like the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, the Virginia Zoo, and Ocean Breeze Waterpark.

  • Fantastic Cuisine

Virginia Beach is a food lover's paradise, with a wide range of restaurants serving everything from fresh seafood to farm-to-table meals. In fact, Virginia Beach has around 1,300 restaurants. Try local favorites like crab cakes, she-crab soup, and Virginia ham.

  • Arts and Culture

Virginia Beach is full of art galleries and cultural attractions, whether you love museums or performances, including the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Shopping

From specialty shops to boutiques, Virginia Beach has plenty of shopping options. We suggest checking out Town Center and the Outlet Malls and Norfolk Premium Outlets. Or, stroll the boardwalk and visit shops like Sunsations or Beach Nut.

  • Nightlife

At night, Virginia Beach bustles with life. This is definitely not a city where we roll up the streets at sunset. From bars and clubs to live music venues, there is something for everyone.

  • Festivals and Events

Virginia Beach hosts a variety of exciting festivals and events throughout the year, including the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show, the Neptune Festival, and the American Music Festival.

The beauty of Virginia Beach, aside from the literal natural beauty all around, is that there’s something here for everyone, from relaxation on the beach to family-friendly attractions to fantastic food.

And, if you decide to live here, or visit often and need a place to keep some things, consider renting a self storage unit with Jack Rabbit Storage. Our units are affordable, and we offer amenities like climate control and broad gate hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Give us a call or visit us online and feel free to ask any questions. We’re happy to help.

Jon Fesmire
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