Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Virginia Beach vacation rentals

Life’s a breeze in Virginia Beach

Settled by colonialists in the 17th century, Virginia Beach’s stately antebellum estates and plantation homes stand today in tribute to the city’s proud heritage and cultural appeal. Today, all the amenities you’d expect from a top seaside resort, including affordable Virginia Beach vacation rentals, share space with an enviable array of landmarks linked to Virginia’s importance in American history, making a perfect recipe for a great family holiday or cultural getaway. After surfing the sea and exploring the town, you can tour notable homes and museums, before ending the day on the golden sands at sunset.

Exploring Virginia Beach

If you’re looking to get out of your Virginia Beach vacation rental and spend a little time in the sun, First Landing State Park should be top of your wish list. This space is home to lagoons, rare plants, towering cypress trees, and hiking trails, which are a fantastic way to stay active and see a different side to the region. Guided ecological tours are offered and are definitely worth considering, while picnic areas let you stop a while to enjoy your surroundings. Kayak rental is another great option, opening up stellar views of the forests that are not to be missed.

Historic homes in Virginia Beach

Francis Land House, founded circa 1805, was once the home of wealthy plantation owner Francis Land VI and today houses period antiques from this period in American history. The building is open for tours between February and June, with opening hours available on their website. The Adam Thoroughgood House is open as a museum, affording you the opportunity to explore the lavishly decorated rooms of another one of the area’s oldest Colonial homes. For thrills of a different kind, why not head to the Ferry Plantation House, where 11 spooky specters of the area’s past are said to still roam the halls?

Virginia Beach’s signature sizzle

When selecting a Virginia Beach vacation rental, be sure to consider the area’s climate and how it could affect what you’re after. Average temperatures fall to around 40°F during the coldest months of the year, so finding a spot near the beach might not be number one on your priority list. The summer sees averages peak at around 79°F, making it the perfect time to head close to the seaside or reserve a Virginia Beach vacation rental with a pool; Virginia’s humid subtropical climate also guarantees long days of sunshine during the hotter months.

Go wild for Virginia Beach

For a unique taste of Virginia Beach’s natural wonders, a visit to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, located just 45 minutes from the city, is just the ticket. This 8,000-acre freshwater reserve borders the Atlantic Ocean and Back Bay, and is made up of marshes, sand dunes, ponds, and maritime forests. A stroll through the grounds is an ideal chance to take in the beauty of Virginia’s landscape, while guided tram tours, which run between April 1 and October 31, ensure that you don’t miss a single thing.