Why we Love Summer at Virginia Beach

Firework, drinks, and so much more

Summer is the perfect time to visit Virginia Beach. While we don’t think you need a reason to visit during this popular time of year, see why we love summertime in Virginia Beach and why you should too! From lazy days on the beach to dolphin sunset cruises, there is so much to do in Virginia Beach this summer you won’t want to leave.

Summer concerts

There is no shortage of concert and festival happenings in Virginia Beach this summer. Enjoy summer days and evenings at one of these concert series:

Live! On Atlantic

Throughout the entire summer Live! On Atlantic offers an extensive list of concerts that are played along Virginia Beach. The hard part is picking which one to attend. Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel is conveniently located in the center of all the action, between 14th and 15th street. The 15th Street stage kicks off their concert series in July and continues throughout the summer.

Neptune events and festivals

Producing over 40 events throughout the year, The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival brings a variety of festivals and events for all to enjoy. From beer and wine festivals to the end of summer bay bash, there is a plethora to keep you entertained all summer long.

East Coast Surfing Championships

Every year in August the East Coast Surfing Championships are held at Virginia Beach. It is a great event for all ages to come out and watch surfers battle the waves for the number one spot. Even if you don’t surf, there is musical entertainment, volleyball, and food and drink vendors for a full day of entertainment. Come early and grab a spot on the sand as this event draws in large crowds.

Offshore adventures

Take your adventures off-land and try one of the many water sports available, like jet skiing, parasailing, or paddle boarding. Or encounter marine life up close with a dolphin watch sunset cruise with Rudee Tours. Or for a more low-key outing, take a sunset dolphin kayak tour through Chesapean Outdoors.

Beach time

It goes without saying that one of the best things to do in Virginia Beach in the summertime is to head to the beach. With three miles of gorgeous sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean sprawled out in front of you, you’ll want to spend every day at the beach. Enjoy a day of sun-bathing, dip your feet in the ocean, build a sandcastle. Whatever you want to do, spending a day at the beach is fun for all. And with the Virginia Beach Boardwalk located just steps away from our hotel, you will have premier access to the beach.

Amusement and water parks

Cool off this summer at the Virginia’s Beaches only waterpark, Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Or soar to new heights at the Atlantic Avenue Fun Park. Both parks are a fun way to take a break from the sand and the ocean and perfect for the entire family.


What list about summertime in Virginia Beach would be complete without a mention of the Boardwalk. Named as “America’s Best Beach Boardwalk” by Travel & Leisure, this three-mile attraction is home to weekly entertainment, shops and restaurants, and of course beautiful views of the ocean. And with Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel conveniently located in front of the boardwalk, you will have the best access to all what Virginia Beach has to offer.

Stay at Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel

Located just steps from the boardwalk and the beach, Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel is your premier choice when it comes to choosing accommodations for your summer vacation at Virginia Beach. So book now, and start planning your beach getaway and we’ll see you soon!