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Welcome to Virginia Beach

Home to miles of beautiful Atlantic seashore, a world-renowned boardwalk and numerous historical/military attractions, it offers a lively mix of recreational opportunities that range from the outdoorsy to the out-of-the-ordinary – and everything in between.
Want to know more? Check out these nine fun facts about why this charming coastal community earns so many “wave” reviews from visitors and conference-goers alike.

World’s Largest Pleasure Beach. With more than 28 miles of oceanfront – and an additional 10 miles of estuary frontage on Chesapeake Bay – Virginia Beach has rightfully earned its first-place ranking from Guinness World Records, not to mention many beach-lovers’ hearts.

A World-Famous Boardwalk. What’s three miles long, 28 feet wide and chock-full of fun? This beloved pedestrian and biking path provides easy access to a vibrant collection of hotels, restaurants, museums and nautical sculptures along its 40-block, oceanfront route.

Floating Your Boat. Whether you prefer a peaceful dolphin-watching excursion or a heart-stopping speedboat ride you’ll discover plenty of ways to set sail for adventure here – including Blue Pete’s Dinner Kayak Tour, Captain Jay’s Patriotic Excursions and the Virginia Aquarium’s Craft Brews Cruise. Plus, don’t miss your chance to tour the Battleship Wisconsin, a famous World War II and Korean War era vessel that’s docked in nearby Norfolk.

Historical Claims To Fame. In addition to being located less than two hours away from Jamestown, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach is home to First Landing State Park, the site where English Colonists first landed back 1608. In fact, many of its landmarks like the Cape Henry Lighthouse and Thoroughgood House date back more than 200 years.

Just Plane Fun. Love aviation? Then fasten your seatbelts for several hours of high-flying fun at the Virginia Military Aviation Museum, where you’ll find one of the world’s largest private collections of World War I and World War II-era aircraft.
Aw, Shucks. Few things are better than the pleasure of tasting your first Lynnhaven oyster – except perhaps being able to harvest a few of them yourself during one of Pleasure House Oysters’ hands-on farm tours.

One Fish, Two Fish. Prefer to see your fish in the water instead of on your plate? Visit the 800,000-gallon Virginia Aquarium And Marine Science Center, where you’ll discover more than 10,000 marine animals representing more than 300 different species.
Just A Stone’s Throw-away. We don’t usually like to trash talk. But we can’t avoid it when it comes to telling you about the 60-foot high, 800-foot-long Mount Trashmore, a local landfill-turned-mountain and park that was created by compacting several layers of solid waste and clean soil.

A Cavalier State Of Mind. A lot of cities have conference hotels. But few have one as colorful as Virginia Beach’s Cavalier Hotel. Opened in 1927, the hotel has served as host to 10 U.S. Presidents and celebrities like Muhammed Ali, Judy Garland and F. Scott Fitzgerald – and as a swinging performance venue for musical legends like Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Today it’s home to 85 guest rooms, several restaurants , the Tarnished Truth Distillery, and EO Nerve’s 2022 conference.

There’s far more to the story, of course. For example, did you know that Virginia Beach has the largest freshwater bay in the world? That it offers an eclectic collection of additional activities like zip lining, indoor skydiving, stand-up paddle-boarding and eco-tours? Or that our conference attendees might actually include a ghost or two? Stay tuned for more stories and fun facts as we continue to share everything you’ll have to look forward to when you attend EO Nerve 2022.