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If you're looking for a great place to take the family, consider going out to Virginia Beach. There are several different types of rental condos where you can enjoy oceanfront views and private pools. With a range of accommodations suitable for parties of 6, 10, and even 14 people, you can plan a trip that the entire family will enjoy. You can easily find lodgings that are within walking distance of the beach, shopping, and the famous Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
Many people are content to sit on the beach, but you may find that the most exciting activities are actually on the water. When you choose a waterfront property, you can set out in the morning to catch some Spot, Sea Bass, or even Rockfish. If you're not interested in piloting your own vessel, then consider going out on a chartered trip Chincoteague Island. You can also sign up for three-hour scenic cruises so that you can see dolphins and whales, or you can head to the inland areas to view the wild ponies.
The Boardwalk is one of the top attractions in this area, and it has something for everyone in the family. Overlooking the ocean, it's the place you'll head to when you want to grab a bite to eat, walk through a museum, or dance the night away. With a condo near the beach, you won't have to travel far to enjoy this attraction. Some of the dining choices on the Boardwalk include homemade ice cream, oyster bars and seafood houses, pizza places, and some well-known national chains.
If you want to take a few souvenirs home, then make some time for shopping. Virginia Beach is home to one of the largest malls in the country. It has more than 180 specialty stores, various services, and restaurants. The city also has 40 blocks of local shops and establishments so that you can find everything from fresh vegetables to surfing attire. If you're in the Norfolk region, then you can take advantage of all the great shopping and dining found in the city and nearby Norfolk or Chesapeake.
Located in the southeast corner of the state, Virginia Beach still enjoys all four seasons with hot summers, cold winters, and gorgeous weather in the spring and fall. However, many area attractions will shut down in the winter, so most people choose to visit between April and November. You'll find the warmest temperatures in July, but the summer months also tend to be crowded. If you can travel in September, then you'll enjoy smaller crowds, a slower pace, and highs in the low 80s. May is also a popular time as the weather is warming up, but most kids are still in school so the crowds are low.
People across the east coast will choose to drive their own private care to Virginia Beach, but this isn't the only option. If you're traveling with a family, then you may want to rent a minivan for the additional cargo and legroom. If you prefer to fly and rent a car at your destination, then look for flights into the Norfolk International Airport. You can also use the Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport about 42 miles away. Amtrak also offer service into Newport News, so you can start and end your vacation with a relaxing train trip.