Virginia Beach: Where Spring Arrives Early With balmy breezes, an amazing local food scene, and multiple beaches to choose from, this coastal city may be the ultimate spring destination. Budget Travel Monday, Feb 13, 2017, 10:00 AM Balmy spring weather arrives in Virginia Beach earlier than most places, with March temperatures in the 60s and April hitting the low 70s. (Courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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Virginia Beach: Where Spring Arrives Early

With balmy breezes, an amazing local food scene, and multiple beaches to choose from, this coastal city may be the ultimate spring destination.

  • Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach
  • Virginia Beach Boardwalk
  • Expand your culinary horizons with Bay Local Eatery’s imaginative cuisine.
  • The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
  • First Landing State Park Virginia Beach
  • Back Bay Wildlife Refuge
  • Virginia Beach is also home to one of America’s coolest art districts. ViBe Creative District.
  • Chesapeake Bay Distillery
  • Hearth, Virginia Beach
  • CHESAPEAKE BAY BEACH

Balmy spring weather arrives in Virginia Beach earlier than most places, with March temperatures in the 60s and April hitting the low 70s.

(Courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Of course, the coastal city of Virginia Beach has several neighborhoods and beaches to explore, including the bustling Resort Beach with its amusement park and boardwalk, a “waterman’s paradise” at Chesapeake Bay Beach, and the serene stretch of Sandbridge Beach.

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Expand your culinary horizons with Bay Local Eatery’s imaginative cuisine. The restaurant’s owners have worked with local chefs and fishermen for years, crafting a menu of family recipes, local favorites, and other dishes inspired by the Chesapeake Bay area’s incredible bounty.

(Courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Yes, grownups will feel like kids again at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, with the chance to zipline and climb along a network of tree-top bridges.

 

(Courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

First Landing National Natural Landmark offers a mile-plus of beachfront, protected salt marsh habitat, dunes, freshwater ponds, and much more. Spring is a great time to nab one of the park's 20 cozy rental cabins.

(Courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Sure, the beautiful beaches are the main attraction here, but Town Center is a vibrant, walkable neighborhood packed with great dining, live entertainment, and sophisticated shopping hot spots.

(Courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Introduce your crew to “experiential dining” with a scenic boat ride to dinner, kayaking through the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to Blue Pete’s seafood restaurant. Ready to hit the water before dinner? Book Surf & Adventure Co.’s Sunset Dinner Tour.

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The ViBe Creative District is home to incredible craftspeople and artisans, such as those at North End Bag Co. You'll love the world-class shopping and the opportunity to meet the locals who make these beautiful products.

(Courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Roost Flowers is a cool floral design studio in the heart of the ViBe Creative District, offering innovative locally grown flowers, including arrangements for weddings and other special occasions.

(Courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Chesapeake Bay Distillery has been crafting spirits with locally sourced ingredients since 2005. You can tour Chesapeake Bay Distillery on Saturdays and sample their products any day. Ask about their Ghost Pepper Vodka, which blends quality spirits with legendary heat.

(Courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Hearth’s mission is clearly stated: “wood-fired cuisine and craft beer,” and could not sound more perfect for hungry and thirsty spring breakers. The eatery’s “pizza happy hour” is a delicious bargain, and you’ll love how the menu pays tribute to its southern roots with items such as wood-fired cornbread oysters.

(Hearth, Virginia Beach)

Locals suggest that you end each day of your perfect spring break with an evening stroll to watch the sunset over Chesapeake Bay Beach, and we couldn’t agree more.

 

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