Virginia Beach Attractions for Animal Lovers and Outdoor Adventurers

Are you looking for Virginia Beach attractions for your next VA Beach vacation? If you love spending time with animals or enjoying the great outdoors, we have a list of suggestions for you. These activities will help you reconnect with nature and are fun for all ages!

Keep in mind that you can also simply enjoy the beach. After all, The Virginia Beach oceanfront area, boasts several miles of beautiful beaches, typically with gentle waves. Also, don’t forget to check out the boardwalk and surrounding area. You’ll find lots of shops and restaurants to suit every taste.

Virginia Beach Attractions Featuring Animals

The #1 animal activity to do in Virginia Beach (in our humble opinion!) is a visit to The Bunny Hutch and CLIMATES Rescue! Our boutique animal shelter is actually more like a zoo. No tickets needed! Just head on down during our open hours for a tour. You’ll meet exotic animals and see behind the scenes exactly how our keepers take care of them!

Keep in mind that you can also book our Zookeeper for a Day program. This is a great option if you are traveling with kids and want to have an afternoon free. Spend some time at the beach while your kids learn about exotic animals such as monitor lizards, giant bunnies, ferrets, snakes, chinchillas, foxes, and more! This program is great for kids 8+ (and YES adults are welcome too if you want to participate as a family!)

Not far from The Bunny Hutch, you’ll also find The Virginia Aquarium. This is a great option if you love marine animals. The aquarium is actually split into two buildings with a nice walking trail between. You can get tickets in advance online or at the door.

Virginia Beach Attractions for Outdoor Adventurers

If you’re looking to reconnect with nature, there are a number of things to do in Virginia Beach.

First, we can’t recommend First Landing State Park strongly enough. This park is just a short drive for the Virginia Beach boardwalk area. It features trails for both hiking and biking. Additionally, this is where you’ll find a dog-friendly beach, even though many of the other public beaches in this area are not dog-friendly during tourist season (April – October).

If you want to enjoy time on the water, check out Kayak Nature Tours. You don’t need any paddling experience, and they have several tour options available, including beginner trips and longer advanced trips.

For a unique tour of Virginia Beach, how about a horseback ride on the beach? Virginia Beach & Outer Banks Horseback has guided tours of the area. All ages can enjoy a horseback tour. You don’t need any experience on horses to book one of these tours.

Enjoy your time in Virginia Beach! We hope to see you at The Bunny Hutch soon for the ultimate animal lover tour!