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Virginia Beach, United States

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This quaint Atlantic Coast beach has been a best-kept secret of my family for almost 20 years. And there's a reason why we keep going back - the beach is the definition of family-friendly. Calm and quiet, Virginia beach is perfect for relaxing and building sand castles. No worrying about rowdy spring breakers or loud parties, Virginia Beach has a slow pace and a hometown-feel The beach's main drag is filled with tons of gift shops, sea food restaurants and other beach holiday necessities. Rent a bicycle built for two, and after cruising the beach you'll definitely want an ice cream cone from one of the many vendors that line the streets.

If the weather turns dreary for a day or two, travel to nearby Williamsburg where you and your family can learn about what life was like in the colonies at the Colonial Williamsburg village. Busch Gardens amusement park is also nearby with Europe-themed rides and great food. My family loves visiting Virgina Beach during the last part of May because the weather is warm and the crowds are at a minimum.

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All public beaches in Virginia are free. They generally do require a fee for parking, but visitors can even avoid that if they’re willing to walk a few blocks. There are restaurants and vendors, especially near the boardwalks, but beachgoers can a… Read more...

Written by  David Lee. Read more about the highlights of Virginia on gobackpacking

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