10 Date Ideas in Virginia Beach

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.

Romantic Date Ideas in Virginia Beach

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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?


10 Date Ideas in Virginia Beach


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  2. Keki Cannon says:

    I have not been but totally pinning this for future reference when we do head there. thanks!

  3. Geraline Batarra says:

    This is such a great lists of date ideas and the one that intriguing in me is the no limits sky diving I want to experience that with my partner and I think it is a great adventure for us as a couple.

  4. Cindy Ingalls says:

    I haven’t been to Virginia Beach since I was a kid. I’d love to go back and do the Wine Tasting. The other activities, except for the Skydiving, sound amazing but I always enjoy trying new wines.

  5. iFly type of thing is way more my cup of tea than actual sky diving. I can’t imagine something I would want to do less than really sky diving.

  6. Wow, I wish I would have known all of these when we went to Virginia a couple of years ago, I would love to try the iFly.

  7. A few of these types of dates are on my wish list to do! I have never stopped in Virginia Beach or even thought to go but it seems like there are a lot of activities in the area.

  8. My grown kids have been trying to get their dad and me to visit one of the Escape Rooms. They always enjoy the challenge. I think I’d rather visit the Lighthouse. That sounds so romantic to me.

  9. These sure are very exciting ideas for a date! I think it’s also so much fun to try new things together. Thanks for the list of ideas! I’m hoping we could visit Virginia Beach soon!

  10. I have never been to Virginia Beach but it sounds like a great place to travel! I would love to go on a date night there!

  11. Joely Smith says:

    These are all excellent ideas and I would totally love to do all of them! Date nights are so important for couples, especially after marriage!

  12. I’ve always wanted to visit Virginia Beach. Thanks for sharing these ideas of places to visit. Can’t wait to check them out.

  13. I love these ideas. I’m always a huge fan when I’m near the beach. My husband and I might go parasailing one day. He’d want to do skydiving, but I’m too nervous.

  14. We considered this vacation so this list is very helpful, thank you! These activities are right up our alley.

  15. If I ever get there I will totally be doing a lot of these things! I love explore all sorts of new areas to see what is offered! This is a great post! I will pin it for my travels!

  16. I’ve been down there a few times but we have not had a date their yet. I’ll have to try these out next time.

  17. I think some of the low key things like that lighthouse tour sound more to our liking. I know the escape room and the painting bar do sound like fun when the town slows down.

  18. Candy says:

    What great date. Ight ideas. We don’t live close to Virginia Beach but if we ever go we will know what to see.

  19. robin rue says:

    I love Virginia Beach! I Haven’t been there in many years, but I loved it when I was there. I would love to go back.

  20. Yolanda says:

    Great ideas. I bet the lighthouse would be tons of fun and romantic. – Thanks. _Yolonda

  21. These all sound like super fun dates that both my husband and I would enjoy. He would love the lighthouse as we have paintings all around our bedroom of lighthouses.

  22. Chubskulit Rose says:

    Now if only I can visit any of these right now. We have been in one of Virginia beaches and it was a fun time.

  23. Escape rooms are always my favorite things to do in a new town since there are so many fun varieties! I will have to check this one out!

  24. Tami Qualls says:

    Hubby and I have been looking for a family vacation spot. We may have to skip that to plan a couple’s only trip to Virginia Beach.

    1. admin says:


      Virginia Beach is also great for families during the spring and summer.

  25. HilLesha says:

    I have never been to Virginia Beach before, but it sounds like a lovely destination for a date! I’d love to check out the Muse Paint Bar. That sounds like my kind of fun!

  26. Those are some great date ideas, who knew there was so much to do around Virginia Beach. My fave is probably a visit to the light house, sounds romantic.

  27. I live in North Carolina and would go to Virginia some for my daughter’s appointments. I didn’t really get the chance to do a ton of site seeing, though. I have always wanted to visit a lighthouse and think it would be fun to look at the beach from that view.

  28. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Virginia Beach is such a beautiful place. These are great date night ideas. I am hoping to be in the area this summer.

  29. I remember when I lived out that way we had a towel that said Virginia Is for Lovers. That is so true! These ideas are great!

  30. My Teen Guide says:

    The list sounds awesome! I never went to one of those but I would love to give it a try. Is it not expensive there?

    1. admin says:

      Cost of living here is more expensive than down south. However, going out wise it just depends on what you want to do – it doesn’t have to break the bank.

  31. Dogvills says:

    Beautiful beach and great date ideas. I have heard of the escape rooms, but my husband and I have not tried it. It sounds super fun.

  32. Maria Han says:

    I love going to the beach but I haven’t been in Virginia beach. I love to go there and see it in live I really love the view

  33. What great ideas! I would definitely try the Paint Bar! That sounds right up my alley.

  34. Shannon Graham says:

    That’s where I got married! My older cousin and his wife live there and we wanted a beach wedding so we decided to ditch the big wedding and it turned out perfect. We had wanted Florida but things worked out. 🙂

    1. admin says:


      That is so awesome.

  35. Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows what I would pick off of this list. WINE TOUR! I’m all about the fermented grapes. 😉

  36. These are great ideas. I’m a big fan of the beach, so my dream date would just be a picnic on the beach.

  37. Thanks for the ideas, I’ve been to Virginia but need to go back and will do these.

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