If aviation history is something that you’re interested in, the Military Aviation Museum at Virginia Beach is the best of the best. Currently they have one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II aircrafts in the world. Considering their mission statement is all about restoring and showing off the wonders of flight in the past to the next generation, they’re doing a good job of it. The collection ranges from pieces from the early 1910s to the 1950s, with a fairly equal number spread out between both of the world wars. Nearly all of these are on full display at the museum’s private grass airfield.
With Christmas comes Christmas shopping, and there’s no better place to get some of that done than at a market. After all, what’s better than having everything in one place? The annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market, coming up on its 35th year on November 25th-27th, is one of the best opportunities in the area to get some gifts together. With plenty of unique items to pick up, test out, and sift through, there’s bound to be something for everyone, even if you don’t end up buying anything. It’s probably the only time all year you’ll see it in one place.
It just doesn’t feel like it’s time for Christmas until you can see some lights. But who wants to be the one to put them out in their own backyard? McDonald’s has that covered in Virginia Beach so you don’t have to. They’re the sponsor of the Holiday Lights, after all, a budding Virginia Beach tradition that draws over 30,000 families each year. Starting on November 20th, the entire Oceanfront becomes a winter wonderland to rival the North Pole.
Need a little adventure to spice up the calm autumn days? The Adventure Park might be just the place to do that. An aerial, forest obstacle course that features climbing and zip lining, there may be no better way to see the changing leaves and colors of fall than this.
Trick or treat! Something wicked this way comes, and it wouldn’t be Halloween without a spooky party to ring in the occasion. Virginia Beach more than delivers with the annual Town and Treat, set to take over this October 29th. The party happens at Town Center each year, with activities spanning from Fountain Plaza to the Pembroke Mall. With everything right in the center of the city, it’s not easy to miss!
Williamsburg, VA is about the closest you’re going to get to experiencing colonial life at its finest (and most difficult). If you’re looking for a way to help your kids understand the difficulties of the “olden life” and have some good fun along with it, there’s really no better place to take the whole family.