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01/20/2021 | by Caroline Camp Harrison | Local Area Visit Virginia Beach

Top Five Things To Do Safely In Virginia Beach During Covid-19

Explore the Virginia Beach area by visiting these very diverse and safe outdoor locations. From shopping like a local with your eco-friendly bag to walking the dunes to get a glimpse at the more than 300 diverse species of birds; Virginia Beach truly has it all. Though this town typically has something for any and everyone; the pandemic can leave you asking, what there is to do in Virginia Beach during Covid? 

virginia beach farmers market

1. Old Beach Farmers Market 

First on the list is a local Virginia Beach favorite! Eager to experience how the locals spend their Saturday mornings? Start by renting a bike or walking on over to this eco-friendly, outdoor farmers market open Saturdays from 9am-12pm! The Old Beach Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of Croc’s at the corner of 19th street and Cypress avenue. It has everything you didn’t even know that you needed from seasonal fruit and vegetables to savory foods. What’s even better, local Virginia Beach chef’s source all the food personally! Grab your reusable bag and engage your senses starting January 16th at 50% capacity and see what all of these volunteers have managed to do once they decided to start working together!


Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge 

2. Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge 

When stress from life hits you like a heavy gust of wind, sometimes all you need to do is step away for a little while. Just a minute away can be what helps you remember the beauty that surrounds. Located in Sandbridge, The Back Bay Wildlife Refuge has 9,108 acres and is known for being ‘one of the best east-coast bird watching locations.’ It is also home to other diverse species such as the rare and endangered loggerhead sea turtles. It truly is an experience, one that is full of adventure and is bound to help get you re-centered and re-focused to tackle the rest of your day.


False Cape State Park

3. False Cape State Park 

Just like the Native Americans did, you too can free your wild spirit. Experience what life was like in this raw, nature filled environment! Nestled between the Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, False Cape State Park is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic Coast. This park offers an array of guided kayak trips, primitive camping, hiking and biking trails, and even 6 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beach! Due to its exclusivity, this park is only accessible by foot, bicycle, tram or boat. Face coverings must be worn at all times in the park unless you are practicing social distancing.


Shopping Virginia Beach

4. Town Center Shopping

Eager to get out and venture around Virginia Beach? Look no further than Town Center! Located at 4525 Main Street, Suite 900 and ranked #5 on Trip Advisor, this shopping center pairs perfectly with your Coastal Accommodations experience. From dining at the elegant Ruth’s Chris steakhouse to shopping at Anthropologie and LuluLemon, this outdoor town center will soothe those Corona worries away. 


Best Parks in Virginia Beach

5. Mount Trashmore Park

Remember that old run-of-the-mill saying…don’t judge a book by its cover? Well… try not to do so before visiting this world-renowned environmental landmark! With roughly 165 acres of land, Mount Trashmore, a former landfill consists of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds and a skatepark.

It’s the perfect place for a day spent outdoors! Created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil, Mount Trashmore is found at 310 Edwin Drive and includes several free amenities ranging anywhere from picnic shelters with charcoal grills to volleyball courts and Horseshoe pits. A valid form of photo identification allows you to check out any of the items for free! Due to Covid-19, the Kids Cove playground will remain closed until further notice. Strict social distancing measures are enforced throughout the rest of Mt. Trashmore. 

Even during these distant times, Virginia Beach has much to offer while remaining safe and healthy. The Coastal Accommodations team is always happy to provide recommendations on things to do locally. We want you to experience our great resort city in the safest, best way possible. Cheers!