Things to Do at Virginia Beach Town Center

Virginia Beach Town Center

Just minutes from the Oceanfront, the exciting, vibrant, Town Center of Virginia Beach towers over the landscape, offering an expansive and impressive assortment of upscale shops, restaurants and more..

World-Class Shopping, Dining and More at Virginia Beach Town Center

Just minutes from the Oceanfront, the exciting, vibrant, Town Center of Virginia Beach towers over the landscape, offering an expansive and impressive assortment of upscale shops, restaurants and more. Town Center and surrounding areas have a true urban feels, with tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly streets dotted with stylish shops and boutiques of every variety as well as delicious dining choices radiating from a sweeping plaza area with dancing water fountains.

Shopping at Virginia Beach Town Center

Browse through chic, locally-owned boutiques selling the latest designer wear, high-end clothing stores for men, women and children, a sporting goods store, art gallery, spa and beauty supply store and much more all within a few city blocks. When you’ve shopped until you can drop, take in a movie at the nearby theater or indulge in an amazing meal at one of Town Center’s many diverse restaurants.

Dining at Virginia Beach Town Center

The dining choices in Downtown Virginia Beach are eclectically varied and fit to comply with even the most discerning palates. Prepare to taste the greatest steak you’ve ever eaten when you come to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Thick-hand-cut steaks come out sizzling on the plate and are served in an upscale but casual atmosphere.

If you have a flair for divine wine, you’ll find a menu to your liking at Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro. They offer 325 different varieties, 70 of which can be ordered by the glass. To complement your vino, choose something from Sonoma’s exquisite menu, featuring a blend of eclectic American foods prepared with European bistro flair.

Another fabulous dining experience can be held at McCormick & Schmick’s, offering fresh, healthy seafood and top quality steaks. Start with a local selection from the oyster bar or one of their shareable appetizers like the lump crab tower. Then indulge in one of their signature fish selections, pasta dishes or steaks. Save room for one of their in-house made desserts such as their popular Kahlua Cake or upside down candied walnut apple pie.

You’ll also find some of the best sushi around, a chocolate shop, ice cream and gelato parlor, among other things. The scene doesn’t quiet down once the sun sets either. Town Center has a vibrant nightlife, with plenty of people hopping from wine bar to Irish pub to the comedy club into the wee hours.

Town Center Events and Activities

Along with the shopping, dining and entertainment attractions, Town Center is a hub for exciting events year-round. Enjoy outdoor concerts, restaurant week, wine and beer festivals, a weekly farmers market during the summer and much more. Be sure to check the Town Center website for the latest events.

More Shopping near Town Center

Head over to Pembroke Mall just across the street to peruse their selection of specialty store. Pembroke has been newly renovated and expanded to include even more of your favorite stores. The mall is home to Sears, Kohl’s, Target and Stein Mart as well as a varied selection of smaller boutique-type shops.

Entertainment at Virginia Beach Town Center

Zeiders American Dream Theater is an integral part of the artistic community which encourages burgeoning artists, composers and creative writers to reach their full potential. Presenting a whole range of performing arts, from spoken word to music to improv comedy, ZADT is about artistic experience and exploration.

Town Center is home to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, a true cultural centerpiece for Virginia Beach. The 1,300-seat center is a professional-quality performance hall that celebrates the arts and showcases local, regional and national performing artists. With outstanding acoustics and comfortable, state-of-the-art interior, the Sandler Center creates an intimate atmosphere that will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the performance. See what’s on stage when you’re in town by calling the Sandler Center Box Office at 757-385-ARTS or visiting their website.

Transportation and Parking at Town Center

Getting to Town Center is an easy 15-minute drive along the interstate from the surf and sand. You will find more than 3,200 free public parking spaces in covered garages, surface lots and on-street parking. Town Center also offers the convenience of valet parking from 5 p.m.–midnight for $8. Hampton Roads Transit offers bus service from the Oceanfront. There is also a way to get around inside Town Center—Seven Cities Rickshaws offers a convenient (and eco-friendly) mode of transporting visitors to and from Town Center locales.