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Virginia Beach

One of our favourite family friendly beaches. Easily accessible via the interstates from north or west.

Hotel accommodations at VA Beach vary from season to season. Our latest discovery was the very eclectic Ocean Beach Club resort this winter. The minimal you can get is a one bedroom suite which includes a kitchen,a separate living room,a bedroom and a huge bath with dual sinks. Additionally they have 2 and 3 bedroom suites. You have the option to choose a ocean view or a resort view(street view). The rooms are very clean and the kitchen is fully loaded. And ocean view room for 80$/night was a steal. I hear that the summer rates can be anywhere upto 200$ but for a family vacation this is a great choice.


Pi-zzeria is our all time favorite. A brick oven style gourmet pizzeria,their Chicken Teriyaki Pizza is to die for. Raven is another restaurant we have frequented.Their crabcake sandwich and clam chowder are delish and didn’t burn a hole in pocket at 7-8$

Things To Do

  • In the winter the entire boardwalk from 2nd st to 34 st is lit up with Holiday Lights. It costs about 10$ per car and they give you a Christmas carols cd to listen to while you drive. Additionally ,a horse carriage ride through here can be very romantic.
  • In the summer, what else but the beach? There is para-sailing,dolphin watch tours and all things BEACH-TOWN
  • Also watch out for dolphins all season long.

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Schmap Photo

Macys SFO

The folks at schmap shortlisted this photo of ours for their San francisco guide.According to their website

Schmap’s series of digital travel guides integrates dynamic maps with useful background reading, suggested tours, photos from the traveling public and reviews by local correspondents (for sights and attractions, hotels, restaurants, bars, parks, theaters, galleries, museums and more) to profile 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

This photo was taken in SanFranciso as soon as we got out of the parking lot opposite the Macys store.Schmap’s SFO travel guide has a bunch of other impressive photos.

I am so impressed with this considering I had never heard of them before.I used tripadvisor all the time but this may become my new favorite.Oh and did I say I am flattered that one of our(DH took this pic,I just take the credit)photo was noticed by someone other than our parents and friends.:)

UPDATE: YIPPE! The photo is selected for inclusion in the Sanfranciso Guide

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