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Old 07-04-2008, 03:36 AM
 
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My family is moving to Richmond from the Northeast in August. I have a girlfriend and her children coming to visit at the end of the month. We thought that we might take the kids (husbands working; just us and 6 kids) to Virginia Beach as neither of us has been there before.

Do you think this is a day trip or would it be better as an overnight? If we stay should we stay right on the beach for the parking issue? We really want beach time, good dinner and maybe another activity. The kids are between 5-10 yrs. old.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:11 AM
 
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Stay the night and enjoy. As far as parking...all the hotels have parking for their guests, it's us locals that complain about the parking! ;-)
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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Definately stay the night! Virgina Beach is family oriented . In the summer there is music on the boardwalk and each week end there are special events i.e. surfing championships to Elvis weekend Bash...There are eating establishments of all types and price ranges.
If you have a car there is our Marines Science Museum , Ocean Breeze ( a smaller water park with lots of fun),lots of "Navy" things to explore as well as whale and dophins via boats. Do some research the dates that you plan to come and learn about the events scheduled and you'll have the opportunity to have a grand time with in your budget.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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You mentioned a "good dinner"

IL GIARDINO RISTORANTE

Just ate there last night. Very good.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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So am I to assume you could arrive without a hotel reservation and still find a place to stay? I was thinking of heading down one day next week, because I have a few days off, I'm fairly close (Baltimore area), and I've never been to Virginia Beach before. But I was thinking of playing it by ear, instead of planning everything ahead of time. Is this a good idea?
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