Virginia Beach stretches along the Atlantic Coast for eleven miles of sand and sea. It’s a well-known family holiday spot with a well-deserved reputation. The beach is groomed nightly during peak season, and less often after the crowds have dispersed. Restaurants range from casual to fine dining. There are activities to fit any interest. We sit at the beach’s south end because it appears to be quieter. Here’s a list of some of our favourite local attractions. Read more iFLY VA Beach 

New seafood is a siren’s song for us because we live in Pennsylvania. We’re just as excited for the food as we are for the beach. Four of the best restaurants in the city are located on the beach’s south end. Laverne’s serves She-crab soup and a variety of seafood entrees that you won’t find inland. The prime rib and shrimp platter is out of this world! The rib was delicious, and there were plenty of shrimp for my dinner companions to share. (A man could probably finish it all, but I don’t want to gain back the five pounds I tried so hard to lose before we arrived!) The rest of our group ordered different seafood entrees, and we were all pleased with the food and service. It had been a delectable evening!

The popular Mahi-is Mah’s right next to LaVerne’s for… more seafood. At least a couple of times during your stay, order their 3-6 p.m. special of oysters, clams, and sushi. Make a reservation for dinner at Mah’s on Tuesday night before 7 p.m. The special is prime rib or a whole lobster! (Although two of us aren’t big fans of seafood, their crisp garden salad and fresh bread were more than enough to fill us up.) Wings, fries, and other snacks are also available.) Breakfast is also great at this hotel. The apple bread melts in your mouth, and the made-to-order omelettes are delicious.

The Black Angus Steak House is located directly across the street. Another excellent meal – take advantage of their buy-one-get-one offer. Add a loaded baked potato to the perfectly grilled shish-kabob (the peppers and onions are the best). Dessert is optional, but the Chocolate Cake is to die for! Order it with several forks!

Try Rockafeller’s at Rudee’s Inlet on Thursday night for twin lobsters and she-crab soup! Waterman’s, The Jewish Mother (only open for dinner during the off-season), and Abbey Road are also common. Plus, about ten minutes down General Booth Boulevard, just off Holland Drive, there’s an excellent Mexican restaurant called El Tapatio. For lunch or dinner, it’s a must! Before you finish your glass, you’ll be offered baskets of hot chips and drink refills. The chimichanga is a must-try.