Get to know Virginia Beach in the off season.
Visit Virginia Beach in the Off Season
During summertime, Virginia Beach is bursting with things to see and do. Decreasing temperatures mark the end of the beach season, making many travelers think their time in Virginia Beach is over until next summer. However, the fall and winter seasons offer less crowds, lower hotel rates and a first-hand look at what the locals love about the city. Get to know Virginia Beach in the off season.
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Year-round, Virginia Beach offers plenty for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Here are some of our favorite reasons why you should visit Virginia Beach in the off season.
Less Traffic in Virginia Beach
During the summer, congestion on the roads can make it tough to get to your beachfront destination. Sitting in the car means less time enjoying all Virginia Beach has to offer. In the off season, traffic is far less disruptive meaning less stress and more time for fun and relaxation.
Free parking at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront also begins in October which makes it much easier to visit your favorite attractions, restaurants and shops along Atlantic Avenue.
Virginia Beach’s Bare Beaches
Fall and winter aren’t popular times for crowds of tourists to visit Virginia Beach. Take advantage of this time to relax at one of the city’s beaches. Whether you visit Chic’s Beach, the Oceanfront or Sandbridge, you’re sure to find your piece of the beach that you can call your own.
While the weather may not be best for tanning, you can still surf and fish on these uncrowded beaches. Take peaceful walk along the miles of shoreline, searching for seashells, sea glass and even dolphins playing in the waves.
Outdoor Exploration in Virginia Beach
The weather in fall and early winter are perfect for a little outdoor exploration when you visit Virginia Beach in the off season. Temperatures are moderate and ideal for a relaxing hike or bike ride through a natural setting.
Virginia Beach has several outdoor attractions, including First Landing State Park, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park. These are ideal for a relaxing stroll spotting wildlife or for a more challenging trek to get a view of the gorgeous scenery.
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Explore All of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach is made up of several diverse districts that each offer a different experience. Away from the beach, guests can visit Pungo, Virginia Beach’s agricultural community; Town Center, an inland shopping, dining and entertainment destination; or the ViBe Creative District, the city’s arts and cultural neighborhood.
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Virginia Beach Seasonal Events
Mark your calendar for the array of events happening across Virginia Beach. The off season hosts a variety of festivals and events, including fall festivals, Halloween events and holiday events that will light up the city.
Virginia Beach’s Seasonal Flavor
New seasons mean a new season of flavors from local restaurants. Visit one Virginia Beach’s fantastic local restaurants and experience the area’s culinary offerings. These restaurants are serving up mouthwatering dishes made with locally grown, seasonal ingredients.
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Be sure to also stop by area breweries for a fall or winter beer. Try pumpkin-flavored beers, cozy stouts and even brews that evoke the tastes of the season.
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Budget Friendly Virginia Beach
Save on your Virginia Beach getaway when you travel in the off season. Chances are that area vacation rental companies will have beautiful waterfront properties available at a lower price compared to the summer rush.
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