Virginia Beach

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Virginia Beach

Peak Season: June to August

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Virginia Beach is filled to capacity with visitors. The beaches in front of the boardwalk are almost too crowded to enjoy during a Saturday in July, though the crowds thin out as you move north or south along the coast. The air temperature averages around 85 degrees during the summer, but the water is usually only warm enough for swimming between the hottest months, from mid-July to August.

Low Season: November to March

Save an occasional jogger, the boardwalk is often empty and many of the tourist attractions are closed. Most of the city’s activity occurs inland, where restaurants and businesses catering to locals stay open year round. The average high is 55 degrees.

Sweet Spot: April to May; September to October

Spring and fall are, for many, the most desirable seasons to visit Virginia Beach. Although it’s too cold for swimming, warm, sunny days with average temperatures of 68 degrees, are ideal for kayaking in the bay and hiking the trails of wildlife reserves. Popular B&Bs, which fill up quickly in summer, also often have rooms available.

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