• This city is a paradise, whether you have two legs or four! From hiking a trail at First Landing State Park to romping on our 35 miles of sandy beaches, taking a doggy paddle in the ocean or playing a game of fetch in one of the many off-leash parks, Virginia Beach is a wonderful place to play.

• The award-winning wines, 230+ vineyards and incredible countryside can’t be beat. Want a little cheese with your wine? There are hundreds of locally made cheeses available at farmers’ markets, specialty shops and grocery stores. The only hard part will be choosing your favorite.

•Virginia Beach has some of the best barbeque, biscuits and gravy, fried chicken and country ham you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating.

• Is fine dining more your scene? The gourmet cuisine regularly goes head-to-head with New York and San Francisco on critics’ best restaurant lists.

• For those with a competitive streak, Virginia hosts races of every kind – from marathons and triathlons to “dress-crazy-and-jump-in-the-mud obstacle races.

• Whether you’re looking for big city food and culture or small town celebrations, there’s a festival in just about every part of the state on any given weekend.

Virginia is for lovers – and that means no matter who you are, what you love or how you choose to live your life, Virginia has a niche where you can belong.