Central Virginia Beach Tour, Virginia Beach

While it may be famous for its brilliant beach area, Virginia Beach has plenty more to offer the visitor. The central area of the city has great shopping opportunities, interesting art galleries, a wonderful park and beautiful modern buildings. Take our tour to see the gems of central Virginia Beach.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Central Virginia Beach Tour Map

Guide Name: Central Virginia Beach Tour
Guide Location: USA » Virginia Beach (See other walking tours in Virginia Beach)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 4
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: vickyc
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Jones Art Gallery

1) Jones Art Gallery

Located right in the heart of Virginia Beach, the Jones Art Gallery is dedicated to the paintings of the gallery owner, who is also famous for creating cover art for best-selling books. You can browse lots of great paintings here, including some wonderful pieces that are available for purchase.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 12 pm – 9 pm
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Armada Hoffler Building

2) Armada Hoffler Building

The Armada Hoffler Building is the tallest building in the city. Opened in 2003, it is known as the first building built in the new Virginia Beach Town Center. The tower rises 396 feet and has 23 stories. It is also the home of the local news station. Armada Hoffler Building is one of Virginia Beach’s most recognizable landmarks, you can see it from almost anywhere in the city. This beautiful building is topped by a tower, and looks amazing when illuminated at night.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

3) Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

The Sandler Center for Performing Arts is situated in the Virginia Beach Town Center. Also located right in the center of Virginia Beach, The Sandler Center for Performing Arts is situated in the Virginia Beach Town Center is one of the finest buildings in the district. This elegant building features many interesting exhibits, including three stunning glass sculptures created by acclaimed Japanese artist Toshio Iezumi.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Bill's Flea Market

4) Bill's Flea Market

This is the largest flea market in the city, including both indoor and outdoor stalls. Vendors here sell all kinds of goods including antiques, flowers, jewelry and local gourmet foods.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5:45 pm

Walking Tours in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Create Your Own Walk in Virginia Beach

Create Your Own Walk in Virginia Beach

Creating your own self-guided walk in Virginia Beach is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
North Virginia Beach Tour

North Virginia Beach Tour

The northern area of Virginia Beach boasts a number of different attractions for the visitor. You can see historical sights such as old cottages and colonial style homes, some of which have been transformed into house museums. There are also a great antique shop and a Cinema Cafe. Take our tour to see the best spots in this part of town.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Virginia Beach Cultural Tour

Virginia Beach Cultural Tour

Virginia Beach has plenty to enjoy for art lovers visiting the city. The area nearest the coastline is of particular interest, as a number of heritage landmarks are located in this old part of the city. There are also many contemporary art galleries, museums and monuments around the city that highlight the cultural aspects of Virginia Beach. Take our Cultural Tour to see the best art spots in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Virginia Beach Oceanfront Orientation Walk

Virginia Beach Oceanfront Orientation Walk

The Oceanfront part of Virginia Beach, replete with various attractions, is undoubtedly the prime area of interest for the city tourists. Apart from the beach itself, of course, it houses a number of museums and several historic landmarks well worth checking out. Take this Oceanfront orientation walk and see for yourself.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
South Virginia Beach Tour

South Virginia Beach Tour

The southern area of Virgina Beach is home to loads of great attractions. Visitors can see museums, art galleries, an aquarium, a theme park and plenty of other great places. Take our tour to see the best spots in this part of town.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Virginia Beach Daily Life Tour

Virginia Beach Daily Life Tour

In Virginia Beach, you’ll get a welcome surprise when you see how warm and friendly the locals are. The best way to experience this is to visit the places that locals frequent during their everyday lives. Take our Daily Life Tour to see all the most popular restaurants, cinemas, parks and other local attractions in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Virginia Beach for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Virginia Beach has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Virginia Beach, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.