Local Faves & Things To Do

Local Activities 

Hooray Smiles, Slides & CoffeeThis amazing indoor children’s entertainment center features individual play areas for infants, toddlers, and children up to 8 years old. They offer a modern, clean, and safe environment, 6,000 square feet of entertainment for the kiddos with open play spaces, a make-believe play village and an inviting coffee & snack bar. This facility is complete with wifi access, lots of tables and chairs for the adults to gather while the children burn off some energy - perfect for rainy, cold or super hot days (or any day)!

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum: Explore over 800,000 gallons at one of the best aquariums and animal habitats in the country​. Experience our hands-on exhibits, nature path, and marshlands.

The Adventure Park At Virginia Aquarium: The amazing aerial forest park features climbing and zip lining through majestic trees near the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s Marsh Pavilion.  Take to the treetops on 15 trails that weave between tree platforms on the 6-acre site, offering adventures for ages 5 through adult. 

Hunt Club Farm: A few miles beyond Virginia Beach’s resort area is another landscape the city is known for – farmland – and the family-owned and operated Hunt Club Farm is proud to be part of the area’s rich agricultural history. Hunt Club Farm is a 28-acre family-owned and operated farm that raises chickens, goats and other livestock, provides educational field trips and features agricultural-based entertainment by way of its petting farm, pony rides and seasonal farm festivals.

Motor World: Motor World features 11 Go-Kart tracks, 250 Karts with 16 different style Go-Karts. Be sure to check out our heart-pounding Skycoaster, Bumper Boats, Kiddie & Thrill Rides, and Shipwreck Golf.

Virginia Beach Oceanfront: The Virginia Beach Oceanfront is an amazing place where the Atlantic Ocean and the shores of Virginia Beach meet. The three mile resort area is where sand, surf, and sun collide for your vacationing pleasure.

Bergey's Breadbasket: The Bergey Family is honored to have welcomed visitors to our farm for more than 80 years. We want to continue that tradition, but we need your help to do so. When you visit the farm, we ask that you either make purchases in our store, or drop a contribution in one of our designated boxes, or both. Thank you for your partnership in sustaining this service to the community. Join us and explore our exciting corn maze with additional activities for the whole family. Be sure to check for closures due to weather! 

Surf & Adventure Co.: Surf & Adventure Co. is the culmination of decades of passion for the outdoors. We want our customers to enjoy Sandbridge as much as we do. Whether in surfing the waves of the Atlantic, paddling the quiet waters of Back Bay, or rambling through the trails of Virginia Beach, we strive to share positive outdoor experiences with our customer while raising the next generation of youth within our community. 

Grommet Island Park: Located in the Virginia Beach Resort Area and is a great time for kids! JT`s Grommet Island Park for EveryBODY is an oceanfront destination, an accessible beach playground and park for disabled children and adults; and a place where everyone can have a great day at the beach. It features 15,000 sq feet of ramps and decking a shaded play area, bench seating and areas to picnic. Soft play sculptures, accessible play equipment and cushioned play surfaces provide recreational opportunities and special beach wheelchairs are available for those who want to cruise on the sand.

Little Island Park: Located in the Southern end of Sunny Sandbridge, Little Island Park is a great family destination. Here are just a few of the amenities: Four Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills Picnic Area with Charcoal Grills Lighted Tennis Courts Basketball Courts Volleyball Court and Beach Volleyball Playground Canoe/Kayak Launch Area on Back Bay Click here to view a slideshow of the fun things to do at Little Island Park: https://www.flickr.com//photos/vbpr/sets/72157624216017579/show/

Day Trips 

Colonial Williamsburg: From hands-on activities to guided tours of original 18th-century buildings to our unmatched folk-art collection, there’s something for everyone at Colonial Williamsburg.

Busch Gardens/Water Country USA (Williamsburg): Whether you’re a kid, teen or adult, fun is always in season. With thrilling coasters, family-friendly shows, world-class dining and unique seasonal offerings, there's something to do all year long at Busch Gardens. At Water Country USA get your pulse racing as you take on our mega-slide or kick up your feet and relax as you float along our lazy river. There's tons of fun for your little ones, too, with themed play areas, child-sized water slides and shallow pools.

Children`s Museum of Virginia (Portsmouth): Step into a world where bubbles grow bigger than you are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark the imagination, where you can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist, a stargazer. Come to where the big people think you're having an educational experience and you're just having a lot of fun! Give them the run of The City! We've made it kid size and theirs to explore from the bank to the market, from the fire engine to the pet area. Get the inside track on Trains. Little kids (and big ones, too) love trains, and oh, have we got a huge collection of trains! Clanging and puffing and zooming like you knew they could. Adhesion. Cohesion. And bursts of Laughter. It's the new Bubble Room. Make them. Pop them. Stand inside one! Once your child has experienced standing in a bubble, science will never be the same! Inspire tomorrow's Stars. Nothing quite amazes or inspires a child like that first trip to a planetarium. Take that trip with them at the Children's Museum.

Local Fave Eats & Treats

Starbucks: nuff' said!

Panera Bread: Bakery, cafe, Smoothies & Coffee.

The Lucky Oyster: Seafood Bar & Grill.

Whiskey Kitchen: At Whiskey Kitchen circa 2014, we let our passion for real food and exceptional service be our guide. We've partnered with outstanding local vendors, and hired a team of motivated employees who are all inspired to share our mission of bringing authentic, honest and regional cuisine to our community. We're wholeheartedly committed to every guest we meet, and we love what we do. Locally brewed/grown/owned

The Bee & The Biscuit: A charming original c.1919 cottage restaurant in the main intersection of Pungo, Virginia Beach. Located in farm country, we serve quality fresh produce grown by local farmers.  We serve a delicious variety of fresh made biscuits, benedicts, omelets, breakfast sweets, sandwiches, salads and seasonal specials. Breakfast and lunch are served all day.  Enjoy our custom blended coffee or a creative latte with whipped cream on top.  Add a yummy Bloody Mary or a Mimosa Flight to round out your weekend brunch.  Our restaurant offers cozy fireside seating in the cool months, and a shady outdoor deck in the warmer months. The Bee & The Biscuit is not able to take reservations for breakfast or lunch.  Our weekends are busy, but we have a lovely garden patio waiting area where we serve coffee, bloody marys and mimosas. We also have games to help pass the time while you wait. We recommend you join us during weekdays for uncrowded dining. **Call ahead for wait times**

Boardwok Restaurant: The Boardwok Restaurant is a family-owned and operated business located in the Red Mill area of Southeastern Virginia Beach, VA. All of our dishes are made to order, using only the highest quality ingredients, fresh produce, and never food enhancers or MSG. We also provide a Gluten Free option for some of our dishes. Here at The Boardwok we understand our guests expect the best, and we are proud to give you ours.

The Back Bay Gourmet: A very dynamic concept – combining our warm & inviting bistro with a European-style wine & coffee bar, a vintage (all hand-crafted!) bakery, a deli, and a wonderful selection of retail items perfect for your favorite foodie with unique cupcakes, gourmet treats and more!

Masala Bites: Locally sourced ingredients, spices are toasted and grounded in house to make our own unique blends. Ingredients are the star of our cuisine; we aim to please with our quality.  Our seasoned teams of chefs are a passionate bunch who strives to represent and redefine India’s vast culinary repertoire.  We are equally attentive while catering your needs from a cultural or local standpoint. Our menu represents various regions of India with northern India being the main focus. Our wine program is designed to be a crowd pleaser offering diverse choices to cater to your needs. In addition we also have a popular selection of beers from India and other places. Inviting atmosphere, ethnic yet refreshing modern décor, and comfortable setting, the restaurant is bound to please all.

Spoon Dessert Cafe: SPOON Dessert Cafe is one part hometown bakery, one part old world tea room, and one part urban coffee house swirled into a single relaxed and yummy establishment. Serving a wide variety of cookies, scones, pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and all things dessert, sandwiches, wraps, quiche, SPOON is the perfect place for a sweet treat or quick bite!

Flip Flops Grill & Chill: Flip Flops VB Grill is a place to enjoy fine coastal cuisine and top notch service in a laid back tropical atmosphere. Kris, Thurbon, a long time Virginia Beach resident has created a casual but refined social gathering spot for locals and tourists alike. Kris has crafted a menu that features an array of fresh local seafood, burgers, poultry and meat dishes many with a Caribbean twist that give this small but popular eatery a unique style of its own. 

Catch 31: Located on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Catch 31 showcases spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and an inspired farm to table menu of hardwood grilled fish, succulent steaks, wood-fire baked flatbreads, decadent desserts and an incomparable raw bar. The freshest produce and seafood is sourced daily by our chefs from local farms and docks to be expertly prepared any way you like it - mesquite wood-fire grilled, bronzed or blackened. For an upscale-casual dining experience at the most iconic location on the oceanfront, grab a patio table with a fire pit overlooking Neptune's Park and enjoy free live entertainment nightly in season.

Pungo Pizza & Ice Cream: We are a family owned and operated restaurant established in 1998. We are committed to satisfying our customers with great food and excellent service. We offer a wide variety of delicious dishes for Lunch and Dinner, with everything homemade; from sauces to pizza dough, to cakes and pies. Enjoy your meal in our main dining room, on our deck, or in our game room filled with games for all ages! Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it here!

 

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