Situated on the southeast coast of Virginia at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, the city of Virginia Beach is known for its sprawling beaches and booming tourism. Home to several army posts, navy bases, and military resorts in and around the Virginia Beach area, the city also has thriving retail and agricultural goods industries to support the economy. With numerous golf courses, world class waves, and plenty of sand for beach volleyball and soccer, the city has a lively, active culture that enjoys the sun and the sand.
While Virginia Beach is a fairly car-dependent city, it's easy to travel to nearby cities via public transportation. Take the bus from Virginia Beach to NYC or connect with Amtrak to travel to Richmond, Providence, D.C., Boston, and everywhere in between. To get to the other side of Chesapeake Bay to visit the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, all you have to do is use the famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Plus there are more than 100 miles of bikeways and trails to explore locally as well.