Family-friendly beachfront resort on the boardwalk with pools, a seasonal restaurant, and rooms and suites with private balconies
Hotel at a Glance: Oceanaire Resort Hotel
The luxurious Oceanaire Resort Hotel is set right along the beach and the boardwalk, but if the sand and surf aren’t enough, there’s plenty more to keep you entertained. You get access to all the amenities at the neighboring Ocean Beach Club. While kids splash around in one of the indoor or outdoor pools, you can unwind in an adults-only indoor infinity pool with bar service.
- Where you’ll stay: Suites feature jetted tubs and full stainless-steel kitchens; studios have kitchenettes. All units have free WiFi and private balconies (most with ocean views).
- Ocean views: Get a tan on the 10th-floor sundeck or watch the waves roll in while you work out in the 17th-floor fitness center.
- Never get bored: There are many activities to choose from, such as coloring for adults and movie screenings for whole families.
- What’s nearby: restaurants, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and iFly Virginia Beach, an indoor-skydiving facility
Virginia Beach, Virginia: Award-Winning Boardwalk and Seaside Museums
English settlers from the Virginia Company of London first stepped foot onto American soil in what is now Virginia Beach, Virginia. They would go on to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, along the James River. But before they left the shoreline, they erected a cross on the spot where they had disembarked. Today, the First Landing Cross commemorates this momentous event. Needless to say, a lot has changed in Virginia Beach since the 1600s. The seaside town has become a family-friendly destination known for supersize beaches and a 3-mile-long boardwalk dubbed one of America’s best by Travel + Leisure.