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Winter Whale Watching in Virginia Beach

January 21, 2016 | Permalink

For us humans, the winter months might be long chilly ones, but for whales, it's the perfect time to show off! If you want to try something a little different on your next trip, or if you're an animal lover, ocean aficionado or just all-around winter wonderland fan, we recommend whale watching in Virginia Beach. If you’re planning to take a vacation, or even have a staycation, take advantage of the Virginia Beach hotel deals during the winter and book a room. You have the best chance of spotting whales on the path of their migration pattern between December and March, so winter is the perfect excuse to plan a getaway. And afterwards, indulge yourself in Virginia Beach's craft beer scene.

Virginia Beach Whale Watching

A boat ride, family fun, plus the chance to get up close and personal with some of the world's most amazing creatures? Virginia Beach offers all that and more during one of their famed two-hour boat tours. Since the waters offer a vast array of food and plant life that whales are drawn to, you're almost certain to see at least one or two giant fins poking through the water, and if you're lucky, you might even witness a breathtaking jump. Make the trip a teachable moment and soak up all the on-board aquarium educator has to offer while they teach you and your party about whale communication, diets, interactions with humans and preservation. Plus, you won't only see whales. You'll be able to check out awesome bird life, scope schools of fish skimming the surface of the water and even watch nature take its course as birds hunt for food. You don’t have to be too worried about getting cold — while part of the fun of winter whale watching is the cool, brisk air, rest assured all the boats are heated, and you'll be offered blankets.

Virginia Beach Breweries

After a long day of whale watching, you're probably going to want to warm up with some tasty bites and maybe a tall brew — and that's where Virginia Beach's craft beer scene comes in. We love Pleasure House Brewing, not only for their irresistible (and ever-evolving) craft beers, but also for their philanthropy. Indulge yourselves and sample all of their selections, and enjoy the spot’s focus on building their own community with darts, free wifi, music, the latest games and great company.

Looking for a more romantic spot? Love is in the air at Reaver Beach Brewing. The brewery has a sweet story — it was founded by two newlyweds! You can tour the taproom, where you'll learn about the process of beer making and enjoy a few samples. Don’t leave without picking up a growler or two. Get them filled with your favorite brew and you can enjoy a frosty cold one back at your hotel room.

If you’re hoping to plan a trip where you can spot a majestic whale and kick back and leave your life behind for a few days, Virginia Beach is the perfect place for a winter getaway. Enjoy the company, brews, creatures and people!

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