Friday, May 11, 2012

Love the moment in Virginia Beach!

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, things have been a bit stressful around my house so naturally as I'm having a "Calgon take me away" moment, my mind turns to thinking about vacations past and future. 

So today I wanted to share with you some information about a great destination to consider for your next trip, whether it be a quick weekend get away, or a week long trip with your family or friends.  Virginia Beach is a wonderful travel destination to consider.  I've teamed up with SocialMoms and the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau to share my experience with vacationing in Virginia Beach.

I have to say I'm proud to live in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Living here we have access to so many historical and cultural attractions. It is so nice to have so many wonderful places to visit.  Virginia Beach is one you should definitely consider, especially if you are a beach lover. 

The last time I visited Virginia Beach, my husband and I went for a weekend get away.  It was so nice to get some rest and relaxation.  At the time we went, the North American Sandscuplting Championship was taking place.  As someone who likes to build sandcastles, I can tell you that this was an incredible site to behold.  Teams enter this competition and the sculptures they make out of sound are nothing less than pure genius.  I was amazed at the level of detail they were able to achieve out of sand.  And some of the tools they used were pretty incredible as well.  If given the opportunity, I would highly recommend checking out that event.  Of course that is just one of many activities and events going on in Virginia Beach.

During the summer, there are a myriad of things that you can do when you go on a trip to Virginia Beach.  One thing I found on the website is that you can take a culinary tour of Virginia Beach with Coastal Food Tours.  As an avid watcher of Top Chef and the Food Network, this sounded like a fun thing to do and right up my alley.  I can just imagine a girls weekend getaway eating my way through Virginia Beach.

Or, if your trip is going to be family based and your little one is into cooking, the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau website has information on getting your little one to attend a Young Chefs Academy where kids three and up can taste and create recipes.  What a great experience for them. Can you imagine the cute photo op for your trip scrapbook of your little chef making a new recipe?

A great way for the whole family to experience fun and learning together would be to visit the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.  Can you imagine the awe and wonder you'll experience as you learn about all those things you've been swimming with during your time at the beach?  And if your husband is like mine and swims out, it might make him think twice before he swims out too far. LOL

So, have you ever been to Virginia Beach and if so, what do you like to do when you visit and where do you like to eat? 

Be sure to "Like" the Virginia Beach Facebook page so you can be in the loop on all the great things going on at the Beach. 

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Virginia Beach blogging program. For more information on how you can participate click here.

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