Virginia Beach and the surrounding area provides ample attractions for conference IASD Dream Conference attendees. The Google Map below illustrates the locations of many of the local attractions in the Virginia Beach area that are close to or within driving distance of the hotel where the conference is being held.
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Virginia Beach Resort Hotel
IASD Dream Castles in the Sand Conference June 21 – 25, 2013 www.virginiabeachresort.com
Cape Henry Lighthouse
The Cape Henry Lighthouse silently guards the entry way into the Chesapeake Bay.
First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park was the first place where members of the Virginia Company landed before moving on to settle Jamestown.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
It’s a Life Experience Come explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and live animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens® is an action-packed, European-themed adventure park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology, boasting more than 100 acres of fun-filled exploration.
Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center
Discover Colonial Williamsburg and immerse yourself in the 18th-century capital city of Virginia.
Old Coast Guard Station
The Old Coast Guard Station honors and preserves the history of Virginia’s coastal communities and maritime heritage.
Today, Norfolk Botanical Garden includes 155-acres, with over 40 theme gardens that can be viewed by tram, boat or by foot.
King Neptune’s Mini Golf
King Neptune’s is Hampton Roads premier indoor, blacklight, “3-D” mini golf. It is a great place for family fun, birthday parties and youth groups.
One of the countries Top Ten rated haunted attractions. Walk through a Haunted House at you own pace through narrow hallways and ultra dark corridors.
Jungle Golf of Virginia Beach
18-hole jungle-themed course, game room and air-conditioned snack bar. Fun, food and excitement for your family or group year-round.
Motor World is “your place to race” in Virginia Beach, Virginia featuring 11 go-kart tracks, 250 Karts with 16 different style Go-Karts to choose from.
Parasailing, Jet Skis, Wave Runners, Kayaks, Sport Boats and more. Why should you fly with Adventure Parasail?
Pirates Paradise Mini Golf
Pirate’s Paradise Miniature Golf is located in the heart of Virginia Beach. It offers a challenging 18-hole mini golf experience with a pirate theme.
USS Wisconsin BB-64 at Nauticus
Nauticus is an exciting interactive science and technology center that explores the naval, economic, and nautical power of the sea.
Virginia Zoo in Norfolk
From mighty Monica, an African elephant, to our flock of small love birds, the Virginia Zoo is home to over 350 of our furry, feathered and scaly animal friends.
Haygood Roller Skating Center
At Haygood Roller Skating Center, we know that skating is fun.
American Rover Sailing Cruises
Since 1986, the American Rover’s red “tan bark” sails have been one of the signature sights of the Hampton Roads area.
Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant
Most businesses intend to enter a new market with a bang. When The Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant arrive in a city, however, the sound heard was uproarious laughter.
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Just six blocks from the oceanfront, Virginia MOCA is a welcoming retreat in which to learn about significant art of our time.
Capt. Cline’s Pirate Ghost Ride
Captain Cline’s Pirate Ghost Ride is a slow moving DARK RIDE for All Ages. Cruise through 12 massive scenes lit only by black light with surprises and scares around every turn.
AMC Lynnhaven 18
18 Theaters. Stadium seating. Movies and showtimes
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is an official museum of the United States Navy and reports to the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C.
Virginia Air & Space Center
Located in Hampton, Virginia, the birthplace of America’s space program, the Virginia Air & Space Center features interactive aviation exhibits spanning100 years of flight.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Whether you are driving north or south, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel showcases the mighty surge of the Atlantic Ocean, the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. (This route is a toll road!)
Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises
The Victory Rover offers 2 Hour narrated naval base cruises daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin.
Bow Creek Golf Course
Bow Creek Golf Course is equipped with: Facilities include a driving range, putting greens, chipping area & practice bunker.
Hunter House Victorian Museum
It is the end of an era, the gracious and elegant Victorian Era. It is a time when children amuse themselves outside with croquet and inside with parlor card games.
Virginia Beach National Golf Club
Virginia Beach National opened in May of 1999 as the premier public golf course in the Tidewater Area.
VB Surf Sessions
Learn to Surf and Paddle Board in Virginia Beach! “Unlike Surf Shops….. Our Surf School ONLY focuses on: Surfing and Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons, Surf Camps, and Rentals!”
Redwing Lake Golf Course
Located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Red Wing Lake Golf Course is equipped with: Practice facilities include a range, putting greens, chipping area & practice bunker.
Angelo’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Are you dying to have some fun? Wouldn’t you kill for a great night out? If so then join us for one of our murder mystery dinner shows.
A 48-acre “Nature’s Classroom” dedicated to promoting horticultural and environmental awareness through displays, education and research.
Virginia Beach Deep Sea Fishing Welcome anglers and sportsmen to Virginia Beach deep sea fishing, where the fishing adventure of a lifetime begins.
Naval Shipyard Museum
A panoramic experience, covering over 250 years of Portsmouth, Virginia history. The city and the shipyard have been intertwined since the founding of the Gosport Shipyard in 1767.
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional.
AMF Indian River Lanes
AMF Indian River Lanes offers traditional bowling on 40 lanes in a recently renovated center that has plenty of concourse seating and a service bar.
King Neptune Statue
Boardwalk at 31st Street A prime photo-op spot and must see along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, the King Neptune statue by sculptor Paul DiPasquale stands mightily stands at the gateway to Neptune.
Virginia Living Museum
View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks.
Key Dreams Charter Boat Service
Catch Fish with Captain Bill Fishing Charters Virginia Beach and Norfolk area of the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel CBBT, Virginia Coast and Deep Sea Fishing.
Thank you for considering one of our Cruises! Perhaps you’re looking for a Dolphin Watching Tour for your family and friends? Or better yet, a leisure Sunset Cruise!
Great White Water Sports Jet Ski Rentals
On the beach directly behind the conference hotel. www.greatwhitewatersports.com Experience a Jet Ski Dolphin Tour Virginia Beach’s #1 Jet Ski Rental Company
The Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour
A guide will lead you through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg by candlelight while sharing eerie and fun folklore of this very old city.