Before looking at the best things to do in Virginia Beach, it's worth checking if downtown is RV friendly. While traffic in Virginia Beach isn't too bad, neighboring Norfolk has some of the worst rush-hour traffic on the East Coast, so avoid passing through downtown Norfolk if possible. If you're searching for somewhere to park your trailer rental in Virginia Beach, try the 4th Street parking lot, which has spaces for RVs within walking distance of the beach.
Keep the whole crew happy with a visit to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. This massive aquarium features 800,000 gallons of water containing around 300 aquatic species, ranging from adorable harbor seals to toothy sand tiger sharks. If you want an unforgettable experience, the aquarium also organizes boat tours so you can spot playful wild bottlenose dolphins and a variety of other native bird and fish species.
Virginia Beach is a historic area, and one of the best historical attractions is the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Initially constructed in 1792, the lighthouse is the fourth-oldest in the U.S. and was the first federal construction project after the Revolutionary War. Visitors can climb to the top of the original lighthouse, which provides panoramic views of Chesapeake Bay.
History buffs looking to explore Virginia's stunning coastline will love First Landing State Park. Perhaps one of the most historically significant state parks in the country, the park is where the first English colonists landed in 1607. The park is also associated with the Civil War, the War of 1812, and Blackbeard, the pirate. Uncover the park's history by hiking along 20 miles of trails, or relaxing and spending the day swimming and fishing. There's also an RV-friendly campground on-site in case you want to stay at this historic park.