June 21st was officially the first day of summer! Even though it feels like summer has been around since the beginning of May (or really even the end of April), the calendar makes it official and gives us a reason to celebrate. Bring on rosé, orange crushes and live music on the Boardwalk. We are ready to dive in to sweet summertime. Whether you are visiting Virginia Beach with your family or enjoying the atmosphere as a local, there is something for everyone now that our favorite season has officially arrived!

You are not limited on your selection of food when in Virginia Beach. The Boardwalk itself offers everything from fine dining to dive bars to clubs and even coffee shops. We promise you will never have to walk far to get some good grub. Check out Chix Seaside Grille & Bar. They offer a plethora of crushes, ahi tuna nachos and steamed shrimp. Not a seafood lover? No worries, they have burgers, salads and tacos. Oh, and here’s the best part: they have a stage right outside where live music will be played all summer long. What a delicious way to kick off Summer 2018.

Want to leave the beach for a while and get away from the crowd, and maybe even the heat? A few minutes inland and away from the hustle and bustle is the Beach Cinema Alehouse. A perfect stop for youngsters and adults. They offer a wide selection of new films plus a few brews and some food. Really? What more could you ask for? It is truly the best of both worlds. It’s the perfect place to cool down after a hot day on the beach, or even when the rain starts rolling in.

These Ghost Walk guides are ready to tell you about the ghostly inhabitants of Virginia Beach.

Want something a little educational, a little spooky, and a lot of fun? How about a good ol’ ghost walk?! The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum offers Ghost Walks all summer long. Stop in the museum at 7pm on Tuesday and Saturday nights prepared for some haunted tales. All ages are welcomed (we promise it’s not too scary) and there may or may not be a ghostly coupon online.

No matter if you are a local or visiting here for a short time, start your summer out right! Virginia Beach offers exciting activities for the whole family. Whether it’s throwing back a few drinks on the Boardwalk, watching a movie with the family, or taking a haunted ghost tour; get outside and enjoy summer!