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Virginia Beach, USA

169,000 Canadians cannot be completely wrong!

That is the number of Canadian vacationers who have been to Virginia Beach in the past year.

But what attracts them?

An abundance of sun, sand, hot water, surfing and other outdoor activities.

Above all, large, beautiful, made to measure beaches stretching over 56 kilometers.

The beach promenade, the most famous, is perfect for jogging or cycling. Lined with restaurants, hotels, attractions, this is the place for those looking for action.

The Chesapeake Bay Beach is ideal for young families. With its gentler waves, it is perfect for relaxing, swimming and sandcastles.

Sandbridge Beach, nestled against the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, is ideal for nature lovers who wish to explore trails, swamps and whitewaters, and enjoy greater privacy in a rental home or condo.

Amusement parks of all kinds

In keeping with the theme of water: The Ocean Breeze Waterpark, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

For an adrenaline rush: iFly VA Beach (indoor parachuting complex), Adventure Park and its zip line rides and ropes.

And for simple fun: the Atlantic Fun Park.

Seaside gastronomy

A walk to the weekly market or a tour inland to discover one of the many local kiosks offering fresh local produce, or one of the many organic farms. Lovers of oysters and seafood will also be well-served. How about participating in a guided tour offered by Taste Virginia to discover local cuisine and its history? Sounds like a good idea!

Not to mention, there are microbreweries, (The Hunt Room, Smartmouth) and wine bars (Press 626 Wine Bar, Mermaid Winery), which are eager to share their products.

And to end the evening…

A high-end shopping experience in the many shops and specialty stores, a show, or the discovery of art and craft galleries, not to mention a stop at the local confectionery to pamper yourself with the well-known Salt Water Taffy. https://www.forbescandies.com

Much more for your loonie

The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau have designed an offer exclusively for Canadians. This promotion will save between 10% and 35% throughout the year in hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues. 

These Canadians are definitely not crazy!

Christiane Théberge

The beach promenade