When you are looking for a great beach destination that offers family-friendly vacation options, one of the best locations you could visit is Virginia Beach. This city has a long history as a family seaside resort, and although there have been some things that have changed, enough has stayed the same to make coming to Virginia Beach today much the same as it was when you were a kid. And despite its popularity, you can still find cheap hotels in Virginia Beach to stay in.
In addition to the famous beach, there is also an oceanfront Boardwalk that extends for three miles – the ideal spot for family fun when hanging out on the beach itself has become tiresome. There are cheap hotels in Virginia Beach that are within walking distance of the beach and the Boardwalk sights, and these are always going to be more convenient to a relaxing holiday. They are also, however, potentially going to be more expensive because of their prime location.
There are family-friendly attractions away from the beach as well, including the Virginia Aquarium, the Cape Henry Lighthouse on Chesapeake Bay, and even the fun and educational Mount Trashmore – an exhibit made from compacted trash! Activities you can find in the area include golfing, surfing, dolphin or whale watching, fishing, and kayaking. Most of these attractions and activities will require having a car to get from cheap hotels in Virginia Beach to see them, however.
Some of the cheap hotels in Virginia Beach that you might consider checking out are Angie’s Guest Cottage (both a hotel and a hostel, within walking distance of beach and many shops and attractions, hotel has six rooms, all rooms have kitchen or kitchenette, 3-night minimum stay), Red Roof Inn Virginia Beach (15 minutes from beachfront, WiFi, kids under 17 stay free, outdoor pool, pets allowed), Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront (newly renovated and reopened May 2008, 120 oceanfront rooms with private balconies, breakfast included, indoor pool, on-site restaurant), and Turtle Cay Resort (across from Virginia Beach Boardwalk, quieter neighborhood, one or two bedroom suites and penthouses with fully stocked kitchens, two pools and hot tubs).