With an oceanfront boardwalk and lovely long beach, this resort city is ideal for families. Steeped in English colonialism, it also boasts brilliant seafood and theme parks. The Cape Henry Lighthouse and whale watching join an exciting list of things to see and do.
At Ocean Breeze Fun Park the kids can enjoy rides such as Wild Water Rapids. Away from the beach, the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge has 3 miles of walking trails and canoe-launching spots. There are lots of golf courses, too.