If you are ready to hit the beach, head to Virginia Beach, where there is something for everyone. This week we chat with Brianna Simmons, from The Casual Travelist, about her hometown of Virginia Beach and all it has to offer families.
ON THE PODCAST
00:30 – Talking with Kim and Tamara about the beach
06:20 – Tamara’s upcoming trip
12:20 – Talking with Brianna
14:25 – How Virginia is doing with Covid-19
15:57 – Different sections of the beach
18:06 – Hotel vs. Beach House
19:45 – Activities
22:29 – Favorite Restaurants
24:40 – When to go
25:36 – Where Brianna wants to go next
26:48 – Brianna’s Favorite Travel Gear
28:20 – Coming up Next
ABOUT BRIANNA SIMMONS
Brianna Simmons is a travel blogger at the Casual Travelist where she balances her love for travel with a full time career as a physical therapist. Whether you’re getting away for 2 days or 2 weeks she aims to show you how to make the most of your vacation days.
TIPS FOR VISITING VIRGINIA BEACH
- Virginia Beach has a beach experience for just about everyone. The main area is a resort area, which has a three-mile long boardwalk, making it a very family-friendly place to visit. During the summer they usually have music acts and a lot of other activities going on. This is also the area where you can find most of the hotels.
- If you are looking for a place quiet, you can always visit the Chesapeake Bay area, which is great and has calmer waters.
- Sandbridge is another area that is relaxing, located at the very northern tip on the Outer Banks.
- Depending on how long you are staying and where, renting a beach house is a great way to vacation at Virginia Beach.
- Going to the beach may be the main reason why you are visiting the area but there are definitely some other activities that you can do on your trip. For instance there is a really great Aquarium that also offers dolphin wildlife cruises during the summer months. They also offer whale watching cruises during the winter months.
- If you want to stay outdoors there are some different state parks you can explore and even camp if you are feeling adventurous. In Chesapeake Bay there is First Landing State Park that has some great wooded or water trails and also offers some camping areas. Around Sandbridge there is False Cape State Park, but you will have to hike or bike there since you can not drive to the park.
- Holiday weekends are usually very busy. Make sure to check the weather when you are planning your trip, as the days get closer you want to prepare yourself if it ends up being rainy. Being that the beach is on the East Coast you want to keep in mind the chance of hurricanes.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
Brianna loves to wear her comfortable clothes, which includes a pair of leggings from American Giant paired with a Marine Layer t-shirt. As another layer she loves to wear her Daisy Wrap from Eddie Bauer that goes with everything.
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