There are many reasons people travel to Virginia Beach including the beach, boardwalk, and our music festivals. But there are plenty of other reasons that make Virginia Beach so special and that you can’t find anywhere else. Discover these things you can only do in Virginia Beach during your stay at the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel.
A Virginia Beach classic that was born right here on our sandy shores is the Virginia Beach Orange Crush. Plan a visit to Waterman’s Surfside Grill, where the original Orange Crush was created. The original, made with fresh-squeezed orange juice, triple sec, and Sprite, is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. While you might find variations at other establishments, the original classic can only be found at Waterman’s Surfside Grill in Virginia Beach.
As one of the largest landfills in the country, Mount Trashmore is also a popular park for locals and tourists alike to visit. Created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil, Mount Trashmore is also an active park that resides atop this massive heap of garbage. Take a closer look and you will see that the entire hill is covered in a thick layer of rubber to keep rainwater from seeping into the trash.
Visit the home of the original waffle cone at Doumar’s Barbeque, where every day is ice cream day. The first ever waffle cone machine is displayed behind the counter as a dedication to their humble beginnings. But it isn’t just ice cream that is served here, enjoy a fresh handmade burger, pork BBQ, and a side of fries that go with anything.
The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic Coast. Explore more than 9,000 acres of barrier islands, beach woodland, freshwater marshes, and more. Also keep your eyes open for wild horses, otters, bald eagles, and sea turtles.
Virginia Beach was named by the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. The 35 miles of sandy shores consist of three beaches which include the Chesapeake Bay Beach, Sandbridge Beach, and Virginia Beach.
Experience the longest pleasure beach in the world with a stay at the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to the beach and boardwalk. Most of our rooms offer an ocean view with private balconies, so you can enjoy the beach from both inside and outside. Guests will also enjoy plenty of amenities such as free parking, complimentary breakfast, and a spacious gym.
Discover all the unique things to do in Virginia Beach and book your stay with us today!