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Catch the Model Train Show

September 23, 2016

Virginia Beach is the perfect spot for a family getaway because it has so much to see and do. A model train show is one of the fun events you can expect in the coming weeks.

Model Train Show

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via The Virginia Pilot Online

Model trains have always captured the imagination of many people. If someone in your family is a railroad enthusiast, you’ll want to attend the Tidewater Division Model Railroaders 27th Annual Train Show & Sale on October 8 and 9. The show will involve white elephant tables, train doctors and how-to clinics. Admission is free for children under 12 and $8 for adults. The location is 1000 19th Street, and hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community Yard Sale

On October 8, Virginia Beach will have a community yard sale at 5269 Learning Circle. Going to such sales is like a treasure hunt: you just never know what diamond-in-the-rough you’ll find. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Duck Donuts

This donut shop has received rave reviews – and for good reason – their confections are mouthwateringly good. Duck Donuts will provide you with hot, freshly-made donuts that are hand-dipped in the icing and toppings of your choice. Try the pumpkin with vanilla drizzle. The location is 233 Laskin Road, and hours are from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stay With Us

Plan to stay at Virginia Beach KOA soon. Book your deluxe cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information. We’re sure you’ll have a pleasant vacation here.

Take a Dolphin-Watching Cruise

September 20, 2016

You still have time to take a dolphin-watching cruise before they stop for the season on October 31. Two of the companies that offer this pleasure are the Rudee Tours and the Virginia Aquarium.

Rudee Tours

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via Rudee Tours

Every member of the family will enjoy the 90-minute cruises through the ocean provided by Rudee Tours. Grab a beverage and something to eat from the snack bar, and relax while listening to the crew share their knowledge and experiences. Aside from dolphins, you’re likely to spot seabirds and sea turtles. The sunset cruises are especially memorable. Admission is $21 for adults and $16 for children aged 4 through 11.

Virginia Aquarium Cruises

The Virginia Aquarium offers dolphin cruises that feature interesting discussions by trained marine educators along with interactive and hands-on programing. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children aged 3 through 11.

During the winter, both companies have whale-watching cruises. You won’t want to miss these fun, informative excursions.

Stay With Us

Virginia Beach KOA offers visitors a comfortable place to stay when touring the area. The park has an array of amenities such as pools, playgrounds, a jumping pillow, game arcade and tetherball. Reserve your deluxe cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information. The city’s attractions, events, shopping and restaurants make it ideal for a family vacation.

Relax in Serene Spots at Virginia Beach

September 16, 2016

The boardwalk is a vibrant place full of exciting events. Yet sometimes it’s nice to get away to secluded spots to savor a little peace and tranquility. Here are some recommended places to visit when you stay at Virginia Beach KOA.

False Cape State Park

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via Wikipedia

One of the last remaining undeveloped areas on the Atlantic Coast, False Cape State Park is far from the maddening crowd. The trails are ideal for hiking and biking as well as for observing the local flora and fauna. Visitors can also fish, picnic or take a guided kayak tour. You’ll find the natural beauty and quietude of the park spellbinding. It is inaccessible by car, but you can get there by tram through October 31. Hours are from dawn to dusk.

Sandbridge Beach

Another serene spot, Sandbridge Beach offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle so often associated with a vacation. This oceanfront gem is perfect for those who desire only sand and surf along with spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife. The area has clean public restrooms, nearby parking and a mini mart for purchasing food. You’ll want to revisit this retreat again and again.

Stay With Us

Whether you desire a fast-paced vacation of fun events or a slower paced trip for enjoying some downtime, Virginia Beach has it all. Make your reservations for a deluxe cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information. You’re sure to have a great time.

Neptune’s Arts and Crafts Show

September 13, 2016

It’s always interesting to browse through beautiful works of art in galleries. However, when the walls and ceilings of galleries are exchanged for the Atlantic Ocean and vast blue sky, the experience is even more enjoyable.

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via Neptune Festival

On September 30 to October 2, the Neptune’s Arts and Crafts Show will be held at the boardwalk between 20th and 30th Streets. More than 250 artisans will exhibit their creativity through paintings, photography, sculptures and glasswork. Hours are from noon to 7 p.m. on September 30, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 1, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 2. Admission is free.

Boardwalk Weekend

An event that will coincide with the arts show is Boardwalk Weekend. Scheduled for September 30 to October 2, it is a time when hundreds of thousands of people will flock to the area to shop, dine and attend outdoor concerts. Local and national artists will perform on three stages located at 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park, and 31st Street Park. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on September 30, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 1, and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 2. Don’t miss the fireworks at 9 p.m. on October 1.

Stay With Us

Virginia Beach KOA is a great spot to stay when taking in area events and attractions. Make your reservations for a deluxe cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Experience the Artistry of Sandsculpting

September 9, 2016

The International Sandsculpting Championship will be held on the beach between 1st and 10th Streets on September 30 through October 9. As you walk through a tent as large as a football field, you can view 22 masterpieces created by sculptors from around the world who are competing for the winning prize. This event also has an amateur division where local schools and freelance entrants can compete.

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via Neptune Festival

In addition to admiring the incredible artistry, you can enjoy live music and entertainment in the sculpting tent as well as “quicksand competitions” and teaching demonstrations. Admission is $5 for adults. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on September 30 and October 1, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on October 2 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 3 to 9.

Amazing Pet Expo

A premier event for pet owners, the Amazing Pet Expo is a showcase of the latest and greatest pet products. Yet it’s so much more. The festivity will include talent and costume contests along with demonstrations of obedience training. Your Fluffy or Rover can even try out some pet sports.

If you don’t own a pet but are thinking of taking the plunge, adoptions will be available. You’ll find everything you need for them under one roof. Although pet care requires some time and effort, anyone who has a dog or cat will attest to the fact that the love and companionship they offer enriches a life immeasurably. The location is the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and the hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Stay With Us

Camping at Virginia Beach KOA will give you convenient access to all the fun events in our area. Reserve your deluxe cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

VA Beach Offers Festival for Fitness Buffs

September 6, 2016

We invite you to plan a September camping trip at Virginia Beach KOA. This month you can attend a late summer gala that celebrates the fun of staying in shape.

Rufit Fitness Festival

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via VirginiaBeach.com

Exercise buffs will be in their element at the Rufit Fitness Festival on September 16 through September 18. Head over to 24th Street Park at the Oceanfront for a festivity that involves tire pushing, kettle bells and much more. You’ll be able to browse through the latest fitness gear and partake of healthy eats from Paleo vendors. If you’re in good condition, you may also want to participant in one of the three competitions in which prizes will be awarded to the winners. In any case, the festival will be sure to motivate and inspire you. Competitions start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

The boardwalk is the perfect place for a stroll or bike ride, as it has beautiful beach views that include cargo ships of various sizes and shapes. You can admire the nautical sculptures and browse through the shops as well as drop into one of the restaurants for a delicious meal. It’s the hot spot for locals and tourists alike.

Fishing Opportunities

Anglers can fish year-round at Virginia Beach, either from a pier or a chartered boat in the open water. If you have considerable skill in the sport, you may want to enter one of the tournaments. Whether you’re a pro or an amateur, you’ll enjoy the fishing opportunities in the area.

Stay With Us

We have sites for tents and RVs in addition to comfortable cabins. Make your reservations at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Thrill to the Blue Angels Flight Show

September 1, 2016

The summer is winding down, but the fun continues in the Virginia Beach KOA community. In the days ahead, you can look forward to the Oceana Air Show and Fiesta Italiana.

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via San Diego Union Tribune

Oceana Air Show

On September 10 and 11, Virginia Beach will host its annual Air Show, an event that attracts more than 280,000 visitors. If you have children, the festivity will be particularly interesting because it will have an outdoor STEM laboratory that highlights careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. You’ll see ground displays along with a thrilling performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Food and novelty vendors will also be available.

Fiesta Italiana

Experience the tastes and sounds of Italian culture at Fiesta Italiana on September 16. During this celebration, you can chow down on pizza and pasta as well as savor the ethnicity’s singing and dancing. You’ll even have an opportunity to stomp on grapes like the Italians did in ages past.  The festivity offers entertainment for the whole family, and admission is free. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Plan Some Downtime at Virginia Beach

There is still have plenty of time to swim and play in the beach before the cooler weather of fall arrives. In addition to enjoying water activities, you’ll have a good time at the wealth of events and attractions in the city. Book your deluxe cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information. We would love to meet you.