While Virginia Beach has plenty to offer travelers there is much to be explored in nearby areas, such as the rural community of Pungo. Despite being located in the state’s most populated city and a short distance to the often-busy Virginia Beach, Pungo feels worlds apart with its small-town charm and acres of farmland. Spend a day in Pungo enjoying homemade pies, fresh seafood, strawberry picking, and flying antique airplanes. Discover here why you should take a day trip from Virginia Beach to Pungo during your stay at the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel.
Start your day off right with breakfast at The Bee and the Biscuit. Using only fresh produce grown by local farmers, they serve delicious freshly made biscuits, omelets, sandwiches, and breakfast sweets. Enjoy your breakfast on their shady outdoor deck and savor the taste of a hearty southern breakfast you can only find at The Bee and the Biscuit.
Check your fear of heights at the door and take a ride on a vintage WW II aircraft at the Virginia Military Aviation Museum. Home to one of the largest private collections of WW I and II-era military aircraft, the museum is one of the most unique attractions in the city of Virginia Beach. Plane rides are only available from April 6th – October 27th.
For other area museums, visit the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel’s activity page.
Whether you are a surfer or a skater, or neither, a stop in at the Pungo Board House is a must during your day trip from Virginia Beach to Pungo. This surfboard shop offers everything you might need for surf or skate. With custom board services, lessons, and an on-site skate ramp this is one unique spot you can only find here in Pungo.
Probably one of the best reasons for traveling from Virginia Beach to Pungo is to visit the strawberry farms and pick a few for yourself. With a dozen pick-your-own strawberry farms in and around Pungo, there are plenty of options to choose from to find just the right berry. In celebration of strawberry season, which beings in mid-April, the town hosts the popular Pungo Strawberry Festival every Memorial Day weekend. The festival hosts local artists and crafters, plus strawberry pie-eating contests, live music, and a parade.
“The local’s secret,” Blue Pete’s not only boasts delicious fresh seafood, but they also offer incredible waterfront views. Just 10 minutes from Sandbridge Beach and Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, Blue Pete’s is surrounded by natural beauty and serves up some of the best seafood in Virginia Beach.
After your day trip from Virginia Beach to Pungo, rest up at the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel. Located just 10 miles north of Pungo, our affordable Virginia Beach hotel is ideally located walking distance to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and just steps from the beach. Each room offers oceanfront views with a private balcony, perfect for enjoying those summer nights in Virginia Beach.