How would you like to:
- Soar high above Virginia Beach in an authentic World War II airplane?
- See actual WWI and WWII aircraft, meticulously restored to their original military-ready splendor?
- Roam through a scenic park filled with replicas of real dinosaurs?
You can experience all this and more at the Virginia Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, VA, just 9.4 miles north of Sandbridge Beach via Sandbridge Road.
There’s more to Sandbridge Beach than white sand and sparkling surf. This secluded coastal paradise offers a wide variety of family-friendly adventures – at the beach and beyond – including a few you may not have tried before.
Planning a family vacation far away from crowds and congestion? Try a socially distanced getaway in secluded Sandbridge Beach. This hidden seaside haven provides unsurpassed peace and privacy. Yet it also gives easy access to a world of fun and adventure.
Vacation planning can be hectic, especially the week before you leave. You’re trying to wrap up your assignments at work, shop for last-minute must-haves, do your laundry, finish your packing, control your stress, and keep your children from tearing each other to pieces.
Craving peace and quiet in a serene seaside setting? You’ll love Sandbridge Beach, Virginia’s hidden treasure, where you can escape from the crowds and commercialism while enjoying plenty of sand, surf, sun, and fun.
Fresh trout sizzling in butter. Plump shrimp simmering in stew. Tender chunks of crabmeat nestled in savory cream sauce in a bed of penne pasta.
Sound scrumptious? Most coastal natives would agree. They’d also insist that these treats taste even better when you’ve caught them yourself. After all, for seafood, freshness is key. And it doesn’t get any fresher than “right off the hook” or “straight outta the net.”
We know you want to spend as much time as possible on your vacation in Sandbridge, but sometimes a full week just isn’t in the cards. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you have to forego your vacation totally or have any less fun! Any time between September and May, there are properties available for less than a seven day stay or “mini-vacation” (we call it a mini-stay).
With this in mind, we came up with a few budget-friendly activities to add on to our previous article, Top 7 Vacation Budget Tips for Sandbridge Beach, that you can take advantage of while on vacation to save you money while also fostering family bonding.
Make the most of your money and the time you have away with your family in Sandbridge by incorporating these activities into your vacation plans:
Vacation Budget Tips
- Check For Specials and Discounts
One of the best money saving tips we can give any vacationer is to check for specials. The best benefit to staying in Sandbridge as opposed to Virginia Beach is the seclusion. We all know the old saying “you get what you pay for” but in this case you can get the seclusion of Sandbridge for close to the same price as busy Virginia Beach. Our Specials page is constantly updated to reflect the most current discounts and specials.
- Make The Most of Your Rental
Your vacation rental should have everything you need to enjoy a budget-friendly vacation. All our properties include a full-sized kitchen and a grill. Since you will have a kitchen and grill you can save money by cooking rather than going out to eat. Most of our properties are equipped with some form of entertainment: pool table, foosball table, volleyball court, private pool, etc. Having this kind of entertainment is a fun, cheap way to enjoy your vacation while you’re not on the beach.
- Rent Beach Equipment
I know what you’re thinking, “why rent beach equipment when I’m trying to have a budget-friendly vacation?” Well the fact of the matter is you can rent kayaks, surfboards, boogie boards, and bicycles fairly cheap for the entire week.
Double Check Your Car
Few things are as scary as having car trouble when you’re on a road trip. Trying to fix mechanical problems on the side of a busy interstate or a deserted back road is enough to put a serious damper on your fun. Before you leave, check (or have a professional check) your brakes, oil, fluids and tires to be sure there aren’t any problems waiting to happen. A check up with a professional mechanic will be sure to ease road trip worries. It’s also a good idea to look into AAA if you don’t already happen. Even if your car checks out fine that doesn’t mean you can’t get a flat tire on the trip. You will thank yourself later when you don’t have to unpack the entire trunk to get to the spare tire and jack on the side of the road.
Don’t Let You Mail Pile Up
Burglars often check mailboxes in an effort to determine if a house is empty. Those with days’ worth of mail piled up give a clear signal that the homeowner is away. Before you leave, make arrangements with the post office to hold your mail or ask a neighbor to pick it up daily. This will also prevent scammers from going through your mail and gaining access to potential sensitive information.
Safeguard Your House
When you’re going on vacation, it is wise to safeguard your house before you leave. Unplug counter top appliances and television sets, so they don’t become victims of lightning while you’re gone. Turn off the water to your washing machine to prevent flooding and lock the gate to your pool (if you have one), so no animals or children are accidentally harmed. You may want to set your thermostat accordingly to the time of year you are leaving. It is recommended in the summer to keep your thermostat around 75 degrees and your heat at around 55 in the winter in order to maintain your home and keep the electricity bill down that week you will be away.
Make Arrangement for Your Pets