Self-guided tours in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Self-Guided Tours

Explore the city on your own time by taking a self-guided tour of Virginia Beach.

Image from ViBe Creative District

Take Yourself on a Tour around Virginia Beach

When you visit Virginia Beach, you’ll quickly discover how much there is to see and do around the city. From the Oceanfront to Town Center, Virginia Beach is bursting with beautiful artwork, historic attractions and so much more. Explore the city on your own time by taking a self-guided tour of Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are perfect for those traveling with children or in large groups, as you can break away and adjust the schedule to fit everyone’s needs. Self-guided tours are also great for travelers looking to have their own adventure. These tours are also perfect if you’re looking for something free to do in Virginia Beach.

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There are several types of self-guided tours available when you visit Virginia Beach.

Walking Tours

Go on a walking tour around Virginia Beach. No matter what your interests are, there’s a walking tour perfect for you. Some are as simple as visiting one of Virginia Beach’s neighborhoods and taking off in one direction. Or, you can download a trail map to see all the area has to offer.

Start at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, a must-see at the Oceanfront. While you walk along the boardwalk, you’ll pass a number of restaurants, shops, attractions and monuments. All along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and just off of it, you’ll find monuments that pay tribute to Virginia Beach’s culture, heritage and people.

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Naval Aviation Monument

Next, make your way to the ViBe Creative District, Virginia Beach’s arts and culture enclave. The ViBe District has over 100 works of art, from murals and sculptures to colorful crosswalks and more. Download the public art brochure from the ViBe District website to see all of the art in the area or go off on your own and see how many you can find. Along the way, be sure to visit the ViBe’s locally owned businesses.

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There’s even more public art all around Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach Public Art created a public art map, complete with an online virtual tour. No matter where you’re staying in Virginia Beach, you’ll find one-of-a-kind murals, statues, sculptures and more. 

Walking around Atlantic Avenue? Click here to read about the LOVE art on Atlantic Avenue.

Discover Virginia Beach’s craft beer scene along the VA Beach beer Trail. From the Oceanfront to Chic’s Beach, Virginia Beach breweries are filling pints and growlers with their small-batch brews.

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Cycling Tours

Take a self-guided cycling tour of Virginia Beach as you pedal around the city. Bring your own bike or rent a bike to begin your journey. There are several biking trails in Virginia Beach that will take you through a number of the city’s landscapes. Bike your way down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, through the forest of First Landing State Park or at the scenic and secluded False Cape State Park.

Click here to read about Virginia Beach’s best biking trails.

Water Tours

There are hundreds of miles of waterways to paddle along when you visit Virginia Beach. Rent a canoe or kayak, or launch your own, and spend a day on the water. Whether you’re at Rudee Inlet, in the Chesapeake Bay or one of Virginia Beach’s inland bays, you’ll see a different side to Virginia Beach. A self-guided kayak tour is perfect for a relaxing day on the water. Spot wildlife including birds, turtles and even dolphins. 

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Virginia Beach Guided Tours

ViBe District tour

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If all this is overwhelming to you, don’t worry. Virginia Beach has plenty of local businesses and attractions that offer guided tours of the city. Learn more about Virginia Beach’s history, culture and so much more when you take a guided tour of Virginia Beach.

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