Water, water, everywhere! And what a blast! The Ocean Breeze Water Park is the hottest (or coolest, depending on how you look at it) place to go in Virginia Beach.
Just 1.5 miles from the waterfront, it's the only water park in Virginia Beach. So what's it like? How does 16 water slides, a 1 million-gallon Runaway Bay wave pool, a Buccaneer Bay children's area, West Indies BBQ, Island Trader Gift Shop, and Shipwreck Island Arcade sound?
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Our fave spot: the Runaway Bay Wave Pool, which generates boogie-board worthy waves from time to time. When you hear Queen's "We Will Rock You" you'd better run to the Wave Pool--that means they're about to start making waves.
A few tips:
Hours: open daily starting at 10 am from Memorial Day through Labor Day each summer. Closing hours vary wildly; after school is out (mid-June) they're open until 6 pm or 7 pm, and until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Make sure you call to find out the exact hours for the day you want to visit. Ocean Breeze Water Park phone number: (757) 422-4444.
All-day (Single-day) Admission prices are as follows (note: they don't include city or sales tax):
Children (3-9) $24.99
Children (2 and under) FREE
Season Passes: $69.99
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***Water Park Camp! They also offer a Lifeguard Camp. For details, go to the Ocean Breeze Water Park website: http://www.oceanbreezewaterpark.com/events/.
The park is conveniently located near the Virginia Beach boardwalk, next to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. You can take the other Wave" - The Virginia Beach Trolley" - to get there from the boardwalk area.
Just take the Route 31 Museum Express (the yellow line) which runs from the south end of the Boardwalk and ends at the Virginia Beach KOA campground.
If you want to drive to there, here is a Google map.
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Jul 24, 14 09:02 PM
Christmas may be months away, but kids can enjoy Santa this weekend at Yankee Candle Williamsburg's "Christmas in July event.
On Saturday, July 26, kids can join Santa's workshop to make a free ornament from 10:15 am to noon. On July 27 from 10:15 am to noon, kids can join Mr. and Mrs. Claus in decorating cookies.
While there, don't miss the store's "snow showers" and kid-friendly clock shows. For more information, click here.
Jul 24, 14 08:51 PM
In honor of National Carousel Day, on Friday, July 25 you can enjoy a free ride on the Hampton Carousel. Nearly 100 years old, the historic carousel is located next to the Virginia Air and Space Center, at 610 Settlers Landing Road in Hampton.
Jul 20, 14 09:40 PM
After flying to 40 countries I thought I'd learned it all about air travel. But as I sat on the plane last night returning from a trip to the West coast I suddenly realized three things I'll do next time I fly.
1) Bring bleach wipes: Yep, I'd brought Wet Wipes to clean off my seat area, having learned long ago that airplane seat armrests, tray tables, and seat pockets are teeming with bacteria. But after all the funky germs we keep hearing about in the news (e.g., MRSA) and sitting there thinking how many people had probably touched that seat area since the last good scrubbing, I wish I'd brought bleach wipes. Next time.
2) Bring a little vial of "odor protector": Can't believe this has never happened to me before, but the guy next to me absolutely reeked of mold, having obviously left his clothes in the washing machine for a week. How'd you like to sit next to that for five hours? My sister-in-law likes to travel with a dab of peppermint oil or a little Vicks Vapor rub under her nose when she flies. Now I know why. So next time, I'm bringing a little vial of my favorite perfume as a little odor defense if I need it.
3) Fly Virgin: One word comes to mind after flying Virgin America for the first time. "Wow." Just "wow." They make flying fun again! Everything, from the music they play at check-in, to the friendly staff and flight attendants (who all seem to love their jobs compared to staff on other airlines who often seem basically fed-up and sometimes curt) to their hilarious and brilliant safety video, to the fact that my luggage was waiting for me in Baggage Check BEFORE I even got down there, they made me a Virgin believer!