North Virginia Beach Tour, Virginia Beach (Self Guided)

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.
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North Virginia Beach Tour Map

Guide Name: North Virginia Beach Tour
Guide Location: USA » Virginia Beach (See other walking tours in Virginia Beach)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Author: vickyc
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Atlantic Dominion Cigar Store

1) Atlantic Dominion Cigar Store

The Atlantic Dominion Cigar Store is a great place to pick up cigars for yourself or for the cigar smoker in your life. Whether you want American cigars, Indian cigars or other varieties, you can find them all here. Be aware that the store closes daily at 4.30pm.
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St Gregory's Catholic Church

2) St Gregory's Catholic Church

This church is the largest Catholic Church in the entire region. This large edifice typifies the American style of Catholic Church that differs noticeably from those in the rest of the world.
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Rosewood Memorial Park

3) Rosewood Memorial Park

The Rosewood Memorial Park is full of beautiful monuments for the visitor to admire. This beautiful cemetery is very well kept, and makes for an interesting place in which to walk around in.
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Cinema Cafe

4) Cinema Cafe

If you like watching a movie while you eat your dinner, you will definitely enjoy the Cinema Café. Here there is a huge choice of delicious meals you can enjoy while you watch movies right from your seat.
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The Statue of Grace Sherwood

5) The Statue of Grace Sherwood

The statue of Grace Sherwood, also known as the Witch of Pungo, is probably the most famous monument in Virginia Beach. In 1698, Grace Sherwood was said to be guilty of bewitching somebody's crops. She was the last person known to have been convicted of witchcraft in Virginia. She was imprisoned and tortured. In fact, she was not a witch but a good woman who loved animals. She was also considered a special healer in her time, hence the statue’s location near a hospital.
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Elegant Jewelry Designs

6) Elegant Jewelry Designs

Located at Loehmann’s Plaza, this store sells top quality jewelry at friendly prices. Experienced craftsmen are on hand to create the most amazing jewelry pieces of all different kinds. You can even bring old jewels to this store and have them transformed into an exciting new piece of jewelry.
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Lynnhaven House

7) Lynnhaven House (must see)

The Lynnhaven House, which was built circa 1725, is an example of 18th century Tidewater Virginia vernacular architecture. Although it was founded by the Thelaball family, it is sometimes referred to as the Boush House or the Wishart House. The house was given the name the Lynnhaven House due to its close proximity to the Lynnhaven River, which flows on the same property. Now, it is located on five and a half acres.

This house reflects the social and economic status of Francis Thelaball, a middling plantation owner who built it for his family. Behind the historic house lies a small cemetery with plots that date back to the American Revolutionary War.

The 18th century home has had very few changes made throughout the years and is estimated to still have 85% of its original materials intact, which makes it one of the country's best-preserved buildings from that time period.

The Lynnhaven House is listed as part of the United States National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm

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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.
Virginia Beach Cultural Tour

Virginia Beach Cultural Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 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
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

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.