Many area attractions within a short driving distance from the Maritime Academy.
Sports, military, beaches, water parks, air museums and more. Come enjoy many of our area attractions with us.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens is nestled near the banks of the James River in Williamsburg, Virginia, which is the perfect place for a family vacation. Surrounded by the Historic Triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown, we’re only an hour away from Virginia Beach and Richmond. From farm-to-table dining to activities by the water, this destination has something for everyone. For more information click: Busch Gardens.
Water Country USA
Get your pulse racing as you take on our mega-slide or kick up your feet and relax as you float along our lazy river. There’s tons of fun for your little ones, too, with themed play areas, child-sized water slides and shallow pools.Water Country USA
Nauticus & The Battleship Wisconsin
*Guided Command & Control Tour
Daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and Weekends at 3 p.m. Ages 8 and up.
Tours-3Explore previously sealed off areas of the Battleship during this fascinating guided tour. Includes the Captain’s cabin, Admiral’s cabin, Combat Engagement Center, Flag Bridge, navigation Bridge and Quartermaster’s space. This 90 minute tour involves climbing up to 4 decks (aka floors) and entering small spaces. Participants must be physically fit and wear comfortable walking shoes.
*Guided tours cost $20 per person in addition to regular Nauticus admission, which is required.
For more information click: Nauticus.org
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum
Explore over 800,000 gallons at one of the best aquariums and animal habitats in the country. Experience our hands-on exhibits, nature path, and marshlands. Travel on an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and experience coastal habitats from around the world. Thousands of animals representing over 300 species, displayed in entertaining and educational exhibits, are ready to enchant, entertain and inspire you! For more information click: VirginiaAquarium.com
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk, at the Oceanfront, is a 28-feet wide marvel that stretches three miles from 2nd to 40th Street and features a separate bike path, ideal for strolling, rollerblading and biking. Entertainment is offered nightly during the summer months and four oceanfront stages at 7th, 17th, and 24th and 31st Streets provide live musical acts. Along the boardwalk, there’s a variety of quaint outdoor restaurants and vendors offering bike and surrey rentals. Nautical sculptures adorn many of the side streets which lead to Atlantic Avenue. While there, don’t forget to swing by and see King Neptune – a twenty-four foot, twelve-ton bronze statue that stands at the gateway to Neptune Festival Park on 31st Street. This is perhaps one of the most popular photo opportunities in the resort area. For more information click: Virginia Beach Oceanfront