A family vacation is all about spending time with your loved ones and creating memories to last a lifetime. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spend a fortune to do just that! Sure fancy dinners and adrenaline pumping activities are fun, but there's plenty to do in Virginia Beach that won't cost you a much. Here are 3 (mostly) free things you can't miss out on while on your Sandbridge Vacation.
Concerts at the Boardwalk
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is a 3-mile long venue for concerts, restaurants, or just a place to take in the scenery. If you're visiting during the summer months, there are four different stages that offer free concerts throughout the season. The boardwalk becomes the stage for family-friendly, "Live! On Atlantic" every night between June 15 and August 26, from 7:30pm to 11pm.
Also during the summer season, theannual concert series "Ynot Wednesdays?" is every Wednesday night, June throughAugust, from 5pm to 9pm on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza. There are food andbeverage options available for purchase, but the music is totally free!
Freebie Bonus: While you're there,cool off inside the Sandler Center lobby with a free educational tour of thebuilding.
If you're visiting between Januaryand March, come support local Virginia Beach artists at the Sandler Center's"Out of the Box" series! Every Thursday this free event welcomes you to enjoy anight of music, food and drinks starting at 7pm.
Visit the State Parks
There are two State Parks near SandbridgeBeach: False Cape State Park and First Landing State Park. If you have a groupof nature lovers, you'll want to make sure you hit both.
Nestled between Back Bay and the AtlanticOcean, this historic park offers beautiful sights and a relaxing, naturalsetting close to the place Captain John Smith landed in 1607 on his way toestablishing the first permanent English settlement. There is no vehicularaccess to the park, so pack up your backpack with plenty of water, sunscreenand insect repellent and plan for a full day of exploring the great outdoorshiking through a total of 15.3 miles of self-guided trails.
See all park rates and fees here: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/parkfees