The Most Romantic Things to Do in Virginia Beach
Whether you’re visiting Virginia Beach or you live here, there are so many romantic things couples can do. In fact, Virginia Beach is a popular destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway. The city features beautiful scenery, stunning beaches, beautiful scenery, and seemingly endless activities. Maybe you’re here on vacation with your family and you and your sweetheart want to get away for a bit, or maybe you’ve come to Virginia Beach, just the two of you, for a weekend or week alone. Whatever the case, we have some wonderful, romantic ideas for you.
- Take a Sunset Stroll on the Beach
There's nothing quite as romantic as walking hand in hand with your partner along the beach, or the boardwalk. You're sure to find a stretch of sand that's perfect for a leisurely stroll. Feel the cool ocean breeze on your skin as you embrace your sweetheart.
- Indulge in a Couples Spa Treatment
Indulgent, relaxing, and rejuvenating. Those are the words that come to our minds when we think about a couples spa treatment at one of the city's many spas like Dupre’s Salon and Day Spa, Elite Salon and Spa, or SeaHill Spa at the Cavalier. Choose from massages to facials to body wraps, and even rent a private sauna.
- Enjoy a Romantic Dinner for Two
Virginia Beach has an estimated 1,300 restaurants that offer everything from seafood to Italian cuisine. For a romantic dining experience, head to one of the city's waterfront restaurants on the boardwalk, such as Waterman's Surfside Grille. You’ll get to enjoy beautiful views of the ocean while you dine on fresh seafood and other local specialties.
- Go for a Hike in First Landing State Park
You’ll find First Landing State Park at the northern end of Virginia Beach. This gorgeous, forested area offers a variety of outdoor activities including several hiking trails, like Bald Cypress Trail, which winds through a swamp and offers a chance to spot wildlife like ospreys and great blue herons.
- Take a Horseback Ride on the Beach
Experience the beauty of Virginia Beach with a romantic beach horseback ride. Virginia Beach Horseback offers guided horseback rides along the beach. Take in the gorgeous ocean views as you ride along the shore with your partner.
- Explore the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
If you find marine life as intriguing and beautiful as we do, then you and your honey will love The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The aquarium features a variety of exhibits, including a sea turtle exhibit and a shark exhibit. For an extra special experience, book a "behind the scenes" tour or a dolphin-watching cruise.
- Visit the Military Aviation Museum
Now we move from aquatic beauty to mechanical craftsmanship. The Military Aviation Museum features over 60 vintage military aircraft from World War I and World War II. Couples interested in history and aviation will enjoy exploring the museum's collection and learning the history of the planes and pilots.
- Take a Sunset Cruise
For a truly romantic experience, book a sunset cruise along the coast. Several local tour companies offer sunset cruises, including Rudee Tours, American Rover, and Virginia Beach Sailing Charters. You can take a cruise with a big group, or rent a boat big enough for up to six passengers and head out with some friends.
Virginia Beach offers so many romantic options that every couple should be able to find something they’ll love doing together. You’re sure to find a memorable experience for you and your partner.