Virginia Beach offers tourists and locals alike a bit of everything – which makes it the perfect destination if you want to plan a special date.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for something a little adventurous, romantic, or completely unexpected, Virginia Beach delivers.
Here’s a list of 10 date ideas in the area.
Paint and Sip at Muse Paint Bar
Getting creative is a great way to break the ice or reconnect with your partner. Muse Paint Bar is an innovative concept bar that gives you the chance to paint something special, enjoy a delicious drink and meal and have an unforgettable night.
The studio space, which doubles as the restaurant bar, is funky and comfortable, and you’re guaranteed to have a good time whether you’re artsy or not.
This is the ideal date if you want to show off your fun, relaxed side, plus you’ll have a memento to remember the start of something special.
You can read my full Muse Paint Bar Review here.
Have Dinner and Drinks at Hot Tuna
Get some authentic seafood at Virginia Beach with a visit to Hot Tuna. It’s been a favorite with the locals since it opened.
It’s not a dive restaurant and it’s not a fine dining restaurant. This is a delicious seafood restaurant that invites people from all backgrounds. They specialize in bringing boat-to-table food with a mix of eclectic cocktails.
The unique cocktail creations are reason enough to make this one of your dinner stops during your stay in Virginia Beach.
It’s relaxed, authentic, and you’re supporting local farmers and fishermen along the way.
Explore the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
No trip to Virginia Beach would be complete without a stroll along the boardwalk. This 28-foot wide, three-mile-long boardwalk is a staple of the main Virginia Beach area. You’ll be able to take in a mix of modern hotels and restaurants on one side, with spectacular sweeping views of the ocean on the other side.
Whether you’re just looking to walk from one place to another, or you just want to relax, some time spent on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk is time well-spent on any date in Virginia Beach.
Plus, if you’re a younger couple, you’ll surely love to check out some of the different bars and clubs that the nightlife on the Virginia Beach strip has to offer.
Learn to Dive at LDC Suba
Did you know that Virginia Beach just happens to be one of the premier dive spots on the East Coast?
This is the home of the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’. It’s full of reefs, shipwrecks, and amazing marine life to see and experience.
LDC Suba has been in business for years. They’re not just there to take out experienced divers on their custom boat, Miss Mackenzie, they’re also there to teach beginners how to dive.
They have a professional and customized dive center, where you’ll be able to work with experienced instructors to learn how to dive. The both of you can learn how to dive in Virginia Beach in a safe and fun environment.
Plus, if you’re not confident in the water you can even learn how to swim here. LDC Suba offers aquatic lessons for anyone who wants to explore the magic of the water for the first time.
Visit Cape Henry Lighthouse
If you’re in the mood for a more relaxed date, then the historic Cape Henry Lighthouse could be just what you’re looking for.
The rich history and simple beauty of the landmark make for a gentle date that’s ideal for a Saturday morning. It’s part of Virginia Beach’s rich heritage, and no visit to the area would be complete without it.
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even climb the tower to enjoy spectacular bird’s eye views of the surrounding area. They even offer detailed STEM talks about the weather and marine life of the area, if you’re looking to educate yourself at the same time.
Why not pack a picnic basket and take it all in?
Have Fun Doing Crazy Dash Digital Adventures
Got a smartphone and a sense of adventure? Are you keen to explore Virginia Beach? Then this is the date for you.
Crazy Dash offers city tours with a difference. Armed with your smartphone, you will be sent on a digital treasure hunt that takes you past all the city’s famous sites. Go on your journey at your own pace. Feel free to space it over a few years, there’s no pressure. It’s the most relaxed city tour around.
Complete the crazy challenges and have fun exploring your city! This is a fun, safe date idea for anyone looking to see the city from a new perspective.
Go on A Scavenger Hunt With Operation City Quest
Operation City Quest is the perfect date for couples who love searching for treasure – and it helps if you both have a competitive streak.
You will be tasked with finding 140 objects around Virginia Beach. Every time you do, snap a photo and send it to your guide to earn points.
You can earn extra points by answering trivia questions and accepting challenges along the way, too.
This is another fun-filled date for couples of all ages.
Sky Dive Inside at iFly
Imagine you could spoil a date with the ability to fly!
At iFly, you can.
This wind tunnel replicates skydiving in the safety of a contained environment, but you’ll still enjoy the freedom and feeling of flying.
If you’re dating someone who is a bit of adrenaline junkie, then this must be the venue of your next romantic rendezvous.
Sky Dive Outside With No Limits Skydiving
If you’re dating a daredevil, then I’ve got your next date picked out.
No Limits Skydiving offers tandem skydiving experiences for adrenaline junkies who find themselves in Virginia Beach. They have been in business for years and they’re trained to help and support anyone looking to skydive.
It’s sure to get that someone special’s heart racing, and what better way to prove you’re all about embracing life than living on the edge?
Go on a Water Adventure With Adventure Parasail
A must for those who love the outdoors, Adventure Parasail offers a range of water sports that are great for dates. They’ve been in business for years and they’re the closest parasailing company to the beach, so you can turn a lazy day on the beach into a heart-pounding adventure.
Choose between parasailing, kayaking, and spending your day jet skiing – there’s no better way to enjoy Virginia Beach with someone special.
Final Thoughts on Date Ideas in Virginia Beach
With so many great activities and date ideas in and around Virginia Beach, you’re going to be spoilt for choice – but be warned, any of the above dates is going to set the bar for future romantic encounters!
Which date idea from this list sounds the most intriguing to you?