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  • Give Dad the Gift of Flight

    Give Dad the Gift of Flight

    This year, forget the ties, the after-shave, and the campy boxers, and give Dad something he'll remember for years to come....

    This year, forget the ties, the after-shave, and the campy boxers, and give Dad something he'll remember for years to come. Indulge his playful side, his love of adventure, and his competitive spirit with the exciting gift of indoor skydiving. Dad can experience the sensation of outdoor skydiving without the risks, as the thrill of free falling becomes a safe reality. A vertical wind tunnel simulates genuine conditions as skydivers “fly” on a smooth column of air; landing securely and easily.

    Located near the Hampton Inn, iFly Virginia Beach is one of many places now offering indoor skydiving. Termed “bodyflight,” it is rapidly gaining momentum with traditional skydivers and other sports enthusiasts around the world. Although it packs a wallop, it’s safe enough for the youngsters, and something the entire family can enjoy together. We suggest booking a family getaway, and visiting additional local and regional attractions. For information on reservations and special getaway packages, call (757) 655-7116, or visit: http://www.hamptoninnvirginiabeachoceanfront.com/offers.

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  • Celebrate Craft Brew Week with a Craft Brew Experience

    Celebrate Craft Brew Week with a Craft Brew Experience

    Every May, the culture and community of craft brews and brewers are celebrated with American Craft Beer Week....

    Every May, the culture and community of craft brews and brewers are celebrated with American Craft Beer Week. Celebrated this year from May 15 through May 21, this has become the largest national effort with a focus American craft beer and its booming market. Virginia Beach has a reputation for excellent craft brews, including those produced by such noted brewers as Back Bay Brewing Company, Commonwealth Brewing Company, Green Flash Brewing Company, Pleasure House Brewing, Reaver Beach Brewing Company, and Wasserhund Brewing Company.

    Guests of the Hampton Inn in Virginia Beach can celebrate with our special Craft Beer Experience. Book your stay soon and receive a discounted rate, along with oceanfront rooms, free parking, a local craft beer welcome basket, a guided tasting tour for two at three of our local breweries, a custom Virginia Beach brewery map and tasting notes sheet, and a voucher for a 64-ounce growler from a local brewpub. To schedule your own Craft Brew Experience, call us at (757) 655-7116.

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  • April Arts & Crafts

    April Arts & Crafts

    Fine art, handcrafted jewelry, glass, photography, candles, woven baskets, clothing, toys, metalwork, wood crafts, and specialty foods are among the many items that will be featured at the 31st Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market....

    Fine art, handcrafted jewelry, glass, photography, candles, woven baskets, clothing, toys, metalwork, wood crafts, and specialty foods are among the many items that will be featured at the 31st Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market. Over 150 artists and craftspeople from all over the country will be exhibiting a large assortment of indoor and outdoor home décor, including birdhouses, outdoor furniture, pottery, wind chimes, and garden statuary. Meet the artisans as you shop, and don’t forget that each purchase supports them and the heritage of great American craftsmanship. Participating vendors include Chocolate Lab, featuring handmade treats for dogs and humans, D & L Weathervanes, The Tighty Whitey Soap & Candle Co., and seacoast-inspired paintings by Tamara Seraph. The market will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 30th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

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  • Shamrocks and Zombies

    Shamrocks and Zombies

    This March, check into the Hampton Inn for two fabulous Virginia Beach events....

    This March, check into the Hampton Inn for two fabulous Virginia Beach events. First, kick off your Saint Patrick’s Day celebration with a family-friendly marathon weekend. And, don’t miss 1960s rock legends the Zombies in concert the following Tuesday.

     

    Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend | March 17-19

    This annual St. Pat’s tradition features events for all ages and fitness levels throughout the weekend, and all are welcome to cheer on 30,000 green-clad runners competing in the Shamrock Marathon. Afterward, check out the beachfront finish line celebration with live entertainment, Murphy’s Irish Stew, technical race shirts, and Yuengling beer. For details, email: info@shamrockmarathon.com, or call (757) 412-1056.

     

    The Zombies | March 21 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

    Although their music was released in the 1960s, the Zombies’ hits have been covered over the years by such artists as She & Him and Tom Petty. Their tunes have become favorites for fans of all ages, from Boomers to Generation Z. The new edition of the group was featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and will perform at the Sandler Center. For details, email: marketing@sandlercenter.org, or call (757) 385-2787.  

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  • Two Fabulously Fun Valentine's Events

    Two Fabulously Fun Valentine's Events

    Celebrate Valentine's Day in style at one of Virginia Beach's exciting upcoming events: ...

    Celebrate Valentine's Day in style at one of Virginia Beach's exciting upcoming events: 

    February 11: Military Aviation Museum’s Valentine’s Day Hangar Dance

    Calling all Jacks and Jills; don your 1940’s duds and flyboy attitudes and brush up on your Lindy Hop and Shag. The Museum is clearing out the vintage planes and transforming the hangar into a dance floor, WWII style.  A live band will keep the Big Band sound hopping, so be sure to report for duty and dance the night away. This event is always a sellout, so call (757) 721-7767 to snag your tickets ASAP.

    February 12: VSO Concert

    Join JoAnn and the Orchestra as they celebrate Valentine’s weekend with “A Night at the Movies,” consisting of iconic selections direct from 20th-century Hollywood. Concert highlights will include music from George Gershwin, Bernard Herrmann, and John Corigliano, and their respective film scores of “An American in Paris,” “The Red Violin,” and “Vertigo.” There will be one show only from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Call (757) 385-2787 for details and tickets.

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  • Celebrating Our Winter Wildlife

    Celebrating Our Winter Wildlife

    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries invite guests to join experienced guides and enjoy a closer look at the various species of winter wildlife in their natural surroundings....

    This month, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is sponsoring a Winter Wildlife Festival. From January 20-22, you can join experienced guides for citywide excursions to get a closer look at the various species of winter wildlife in their natural surroundings. Whales, dolphins, seals, seabirds, and other waterfowl either make their home here year-round, or migrate annually along the Atlantic Coast.

    The festival exhibit hall and additional walk-up workshops will be open on Saturday, January 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dedicated children’s activities will be available at the Princess Anne Library. View the list of excursions and register at: www.VBgov.com/WinterWildlife.

    For a closer look at these majestic marine mammals, climb aboard the Rudee Flipper or The Atlantic Explorer for ongoing whale-watching cruises through mid-March. View Humpback whales during their migration through the coastal waters of Virginia Beach, along with seals and dolphins, during this informative and exciting tour. For details, call the Virginia Aquarium’s Sea Adventures (757) 385-3474, or Rudee Tours at (757) 425-3400.

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