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The Journey of Virginia Beach

A December 2003 trip to Virginia Beach by Pinpoint

Quote: My family and I have traveled to Virginia Beach it is by far most beautiful. With its white sand and miles of boardwalk, and area attractions, you never run out of enjoyment. The atmosphere is exciting, yet safe, at night you will find music on every street corner.

Virginia Beach & Boardwalk

Attraction | "VA Beach"

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Virginia Beach has all the elements of a classic seaside resort: gorgeous beaches, a lively boardwalk, plenty of restaurants and nightspots, and amusement rides sure to appeal to kids. Sports enthusiasts will find celebrated golf courses in nearby towns, as well as sea kayaking and miles of hiking trails. Many believe Virginia Beach is at its best in the off-season, when the town is less crowded but the weather is still mild.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 30, 2006

Virginia Beach & Boardwalk
Throughout Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

New Cape Henry Lighthouse

Attraction | "Cape Henry Lighthouse"

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The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is an octagonal sandstone structure, faced with hew and hammer-dressed stone. The diameter is twenty-six feet at the lighthouse base and sixteen and one-half feet at its top, seventy-two feet above the base, where the walls are six feet thick. A small, glass-encased observation platform caps the tower walls. The lighthouse is situated on top of a small, steep sand dune, covered with low, dense vegetation. The height of the dune equals that of the lighthouse.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 30, 2006

New Cape Henry Lighthouse
Fort Story Military Base
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Battleship USS Wisconsin

Attraction | "USS Wisconsin"

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Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided or audio tour that will take visitors back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during World War II. The Battleship Wisconsin remains an asset of the U.S. Navy and its daily operations are managed by The Hampton Roads Naval Museum, located within Nauticus - Norfolk, VA. There is no fee to tour the battleship, however, the audio tour is available for rental for $5 or $3 with Nauticus ticket purchase.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 30, 2006

Battleship USS Wisconsin
Nauticus, 1 Waterside Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 664-1000

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This 4,321-acre area is a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, in the extreme southeast corner of Virginia Beach. It has 6 miles of unspoiled beaches, 12 primitive campsites, and 9 miles of hiking/biking trails. Access is through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and is limited to hiking, biking, or boating. The park also features an extensive environmental educational program in one of the last undistributed coastal environments on the East Coast.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 30, 2006

False Cape State Park
4001 Sandpiper Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457
(757) 426-3657