South Virginia Beach Tour, Virginia Beach (Self Guided)

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.
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South Virginia Beach Tour Map

Guide Name: South Virginia Beach Tour
Guide Location: USA » Virginia Beach (See other walking tours in Virginia Beach)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Author: vickyc
Flame of Hope Memorial

1) Flame of Hope Memorial

The Flame of Hope Memorial is dedicated to US soldiers who were killed in Vietnam as well as prisoners of war and others missing in action. Set in the Jet Observation Park, the memorial is located nearby the Oceana Naval Air Station. You’ll have lots of opportunities to take great photos of all the different planes flying overhead.
Baker's Crust‎

2) Baker's Crust‎

The Baker's Crust‎ is one of the best family restaurants in all of Virginia Beach. Famous for its mouthwatering freshly baked bread, this restaurant also serves fantastic soups, salads and sandwiches.
Motor World Fun Park of Virginia Beach

3) Motor World Fun Park of Virginia Beach

This fun theme park has lots of amazing attractions for families to enjoy. There is a giant go-kart complex, Shipwreck Golf and a rock climbing wall. Don’t miss the Motor World amusement ride area, which features a 130-foot tall Sky-coaster.
Ocean Breez Waterpark

4) Ocean Breez Waterpark (must see)

Ocean Breez Waterpark is another brilliant theme park in southern Virginia Beach. Here you can enjoy an unforgettable day out on numerous breathtaking rides. Look out for the park’s own manmade ocean with artificial waves.
Virginia Science Marine Museum and Aquarium

5) Virginia Science Marine Museum and Aquarium (must see)

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum is a fascinating place to learn more about the marine life of the region. Its exhibits are spread across two main buildings known as the Bay and Ocean Pavilion and the Marsh Pavilion. The Bay and Ocean Pavilion houses the Norfolk Canyon aquarium, which beautifully replicates the local deep sea environment including sharks, stingrays and many other creatures. The Marsh Pavilion features otters, seahorses, snakes and many other marsh creatures. The two pavilions are connected by a fun nature trail that runs alongside Owls Creek Salt Marsh.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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 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
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...  view more

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