Virginia Beach Facts

Virginia Beach Facts
Virginia Beach is a city located on the Commonwealth of Virginia's southeastern coast. It is Virginia's most populated city at over 450,000 residents. Virginia Beach lies at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton Roads on the Atlantic Ocean. Virginia Beach is a resort city that includes hundreds of accommodations and miles of beaches, some of which are protected. The Guinness Book of Records listed Virginia Beach as having the world's longest pleasure beach at 35 miles. Virginia Beach is made up of 497 square miles, almost half land and half water. Virginia Beach as it sits now was created in 1963 when the City of Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County were consolidated.
Interesting Virginia Beach Facts:
Virginia Beach's climate is considered to be humid subtropical.
Because Virginia Beach is dog-friendly it is the perfect place for vacationers to go when they want to bring their pets.
Approximately 6 million people visit Virginia Beach each year on vacation.
There is a three-mile long boardwalk along the beach in Virginia Beach. Along the boardwalk visitors will find restaurants, statues, entertainment venues, shops, hotels and other accommodations, and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Virginia Beach has been rated as having one of the most romantic beaches in the United States.
The King Neptune Statue is located at 31st Street on the Boardwalk in Virginia Beach.
The Naval Aviation Monument is located on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach is ideal for those who love seafood as it is a popular item on the menu of many restaurants.
Virginia Beach has many attractions such as Nightmare House on Atlantic Avenue, Ocean Breeze Waterpark, Motor World, Busch Gardens, and Virginia Beach Amusement Park.
For those who like to fish Virginia Beach offers sport fishing charters, fishing tournaments, and the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Fishing Pier.
Festivals that tourists can attend in Virginia Beach include the Halloween Bootacular Fair, Oktober Brewfest, Virginia Beach Car Show, Virginia Arts Festival, Fair Trade Festival, Chocolate festival, Coastal Virginia Wine Fest, Blues at the beach, Caribbean Music Festival, and Virginia Beer Festival.
Museums that visitors to Virginia Beach can enjoy include the Old Coast Guard Station Museum, the Virginia Living Museum, the USS Wisconsin (museum on a ship), Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, Naval Aviation Museum, and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, among others.
Sports that visitors to Virginia Beach can experience include parasailing, surfing, biking, jet skiing, scuba diving, car races, and baseball, among others.
Parks that visitors to Virginia Beach can visit include First Landing State Park, Neptune's Park, Virginia Zoo, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Norfolk Botanical Garden, and Great Dismal Swamp.
Tourism is a major contributor to the economy of Virginia Beach. Other industries include agribusinesses and the military, as well as retail. Virginia Beach is ranked 45 by Forbes for best places for careers and business.
Ecotourism is a major portion of the tourism in Virginia Beach.
The Amphitheater in Virginia Beach was built in 1996 and hosts many concerts for artists such as Taylor Swift to Kenny Chesney.

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