3 Must-See Virginia Beach Attractions

BBOnline has put together several Virginia Beach attractions for your family or couple's vacation. Virginia Beach is a playground of annual festivals, museums, fabulous restaurants and gorgeous seaside fun. Don't spend your trip indoors when you could be out exploring the best this historical city has to offer. Here are 3 must-see attractions for keeping you busy and entertained while staying in your Virginia Beach Bed and Breakfast.

1. Virginia Aquarium
717 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 385-3474

Aquariums are great activities for visitors with children. The Virginia Aquarium provides several Virginia Beach attractions and exhibits perfect for entertaining the little ones. There are 300 species of sea and land animals living right on the premises including komodo dragons, otters, owls, seals and sharks. You can learn about each species by hands-on participation, fun shows and informational talks.

Also find several large exhibits to entertain you. The 300,000-gallon Norfolk Canyon Aquarium is a visitor favorite that houses nurse, sandbar and sand tiger sharks. There are also sting rays, barracuda and a variety of fish inhabiting the aquarium. This aquarium provides an up-close but safe look at the marine life.

Discover many Virginia Beach attractions and exhibits at this wonderful aquarium. It's a place where you can bring the children, spend all day and still see something new with each visit. Come to the aquarium daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices vary so call for details and information.

2. Ocean Breeze Waterpark
849 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-4444

Ocean Breeze Waterpark opens every summer and is a fantastic way of cooling off close by your Virginia Inn. The park features many fun rides and aquatic attractions designed to thrill and entertain kids. With 16 water slides and a giant wave pool, your kids won't have any problems with having a good time.

Don't worry if you have younger kids or toddlers. There are several smaller attractions just for youngsters. The South Seas Silly Slides provide tons of safe water amusement that even the fussiest toddler will love. Parents can participate with their kids as well for more family interaction.

Contact the park for hours and prices. The staff is more than happy to assist you.

3. Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
2200 Parks Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 425-0000

Contemporary Art Center of Virginia has sculptors, paintings, photography and other fascinating artwork by talented artists from around the world. It's one of the Virginia Beach attractions that provides a look into the cultural side of Virginia. Talented artists such as Elizabeth Huey and Jenn Figg showcase their works of art for several months at a time. Exhibitions change periodically but you're sure to see something of interest when you visit.

If you'd like to purchase artwork or collectibles for your Virginia Bed and Breakfast, there's a museum shop on site. It sells neat sculptures and vases as well.

Days of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $7 and children 4 to 14 years of age pay $3. Little ones under 3 get in free.