All long the boardwalk there is a really nice bike path that is only for bikes. This makes traveling up & down the boardwalk on a bike very enjoyable and fast. It goes from end to end and there are many places to lock up and go do what ever you want.
Virginia Beach has 2 beautiful lighthouses, on the Ft. Story base, free, and easily accessible. You will need to get permission from the lighthouse keeper to step into the newer, functioning lighthouse, but it is worth the effort. Just stand in the center and look straight up. The geometric pattern created by the staircase is a work of art.
Best Italian Restaurant
Located in the new Central Business District of Virginia Beach, Bravos offers a variety of traditional favorites, as well as newer Bristo cuisine. The decor is lush, and the staff has been instructed that the manager wants to hear complaints that the table was visited too often by the server. Food is prepared to order, with wood burning stoves. Salads are fresh and innovative. My favorite is the Roasted Chicken Chopped salad, with garganzola, pecans, fresh greens. Shrimp diablo is another favorite, with a little kick, as the name implies. The lobster bisque is one of the best in the country (yes, I've had it in Boston, and Wochester). The coffee is satisfying. Desserts to suit anyone. If you can't make up your mind, they will bring a sampler to you that looks like English High Tea. Prices are moderate. Fresh fish is usually on the menu, as well as filet mignon, and pork chops. Great veggies, and the mash potatoes are terrific. I've had nearly everything on the menu, and I would be hard pressed to tell you which one I prefer over the others, as everything is good. For an extra treat, you can tax the chef by asking for 'old school bruchetta'. You will be in for a real treat. If pressed, I would have to say Old School Bruchetta, simply because you will be inundated with shrimp in a creamy tomato sauce, served over toasted bread. As an appetizer, it will serve 4 to 6 people. As a meal, it is hard to beat the pork chop, or the filet mignon. The lasagna is excellent, as the the Pasta Bravo.
Neat atmosphere. Dine inside or out on the boardwalk. Entertainment in the gazebo on the boardwalk on the weekends. Just great food all around. Had the Buffalo Wings and they were very good. If you like Sushi, this is the place to come. Be sure to smile for the web cam in the bar area!
The Old Coast Guard Station, Virginia Beach
The Old Coast Guard Station is located on the boardwalk at 24th & Atlantic Avenue. You can ride your bike down the boardwalk and stop in to step back in time for some coastal history or to cool off if it's too hot out side!.
Admission $3 adults, $2.50 seniors,
$1 children 6-18, free for children 5 & under