Virginia Beach, VA

Belvedere Staff Picks


Light the Way

If you're up for some historical exploration and an incredible view that's truly unique, then you've got to check out the Cape Henry Lighthouse, one of the oldest surviving lighthouses in the United States. Located less than fifteen minutes from our Virginia Beach resort, the 230-year-old Cape Henry Lighthouse was the first federally funded lighthouse, and stands on a functioning naval base with a more recently constructed lighthouse that can also be visited. Read more


Sounds Fishy

Want to get face to fin with some aquatic wildlife but not a fan of diving? Well then the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center has you covered. Located just ten minutes away from our Virginia Beach resort, the aquarium is host to thousands of animals, representing more than 300 different species, including different kinds of rays, seals, turtles, sharks and otters. Read more


Board but Never Boring

Conquer the waterways of Virginia from the top of a paddleboard with Beach Eco Tours. Just ten minutes from our Virginia Beach resort and with a variety of tour packages offered, beginners can take a paddleboard lesson and flat water tour through Chesapeake Bay, while more experienced boarders can take to the ocean and come face to fin with the local dolphins. Read more


Awestruck at the Aviation Museum

With one of the largest collections in the world of WWI and WWII aircraft, the Military Aviation Museum is a fascinating diversion just a short drive south from our Virginia Beach hotel. Read more

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Serving Up She Crab

Nearly two dozen local restaurants are putting the finishing touches on their celebrated She Crab soup recipes for the 7th Annual East Coast She Crab Soup Classic. Read more


Whale Of A Time

On March 7, join fellow whale and wildlife lovers for the Virginia Aquarium's "Explore the Bay" Sea Adventure, a four-hour, up-close encounter with migrating wildlife. Read more


Take The Plunge

This February, Virginia Beach is one super-cool place to be...and by cool we mean the arctic cold that can only come when you wade ankle-deep (or deeper) into the ice-cold Atlantic Ocean. Read more


Virginia Beach Restaurant Week is Back

If your New Year's resolutions involved dieting, well, pardon this post but we'd be remiss if we didn't share our excitement about the 10th Annual Virginia Beach Restaurant Week, kicking off January 10 with more than 80 top-notch eateries participating. Read more


Celebrate the Season by the Sea

In Virginia Beach, we like to put a seaside-spin on how we celebrate the holidays, and one such nautical holiday celebration is McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach. Located on the boardwalk, just steps away from the Belvedere Beach Resort, this magical lighting show adds an oceanic twist to the traditional holiday themes. Read more


Sweet Revolution

Ever wonder what Martha Washington considered a fine dessert for her Thanksgiving table? Now you can find out. Just up the road from the Belvedere Beach Resort in Virginia Beach, join Colonial Williamsburg Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl as they explore some revolutionary desserts dating back more than 200 years. Read more


Better Brews

Now in its sixth year, the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival brings more than 80 craft beers from 50+ breweries to town for sampling and savoring. Read more


Take A Donut Detour

If you can't score a table for breakfast at the Belvedere Coffee Shop, consider the next best thing...a trip to Duck Donuts. This is no ordinary donut shop. Read more


Blues At The Beach

Summer may be over but don't tell the blues-loving crowds at Blues at the Beach, Virginia Beach's beloved outdoor concert series showcasing blues bands from around the corner and around the country. Read more


Birds of a Feather

Virginia Beach's boardwalk bustles with a steady stream of vacationers enjoying the sun, sand and salt air but step just a few miles from shore and you'll find a whole other world one that captures the attention of birdwatchers year-round. Read more


Ghostly Legends And Lore

From shipwrecks and pirates to ghosts and witches, Virginia Beach has its fair share of ghostly legends and lore. Join one of the costumed historians of the Old Coast Guard Station for "Shipwrecks & Ghost Lore," Read more