Quality Inn Little Creek
5189 Shore Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: (757) 460-5566
Fax: (757) 460-5571
Adam Thoroughgood House is known for being one of the oldest homes around town. Named after the native community leader, the house was built in 1680 by his grandson. The medieval cottage is an adorable sight with its typical English facades and quaint interiors.
Take a short trip back in time by visiting this small medieval, transitional, gable style home of the Thelaballs. The journey back in time begins in "King George's Parking Lot" and continues along a charming, rustic path through a small wooded area. The house is situated on five and a half acres of land which includes a small woods and gardens of herbs, vegetables, flax, cotton, peanuts, and tobacco.
This third Lynnhaven parish church dates back to 1736, when a church that was later destroyed by fire was built. The church was rebuilt in 1916 using the remains of walls originally erected in 1736 and tours that highlight its Colonial past are often given to schoolchildren and visitors to the area.
Rich in history, this site dates back to 1642 when the ferry service was first started by Adam Thoroughgood to connect plantations by the waterway and the third Princess Anne Courthouse built in 1735, which is the reputed site of imprisonment for Grace Sherwood, the "Witch of Pungo," once stood on this site. The circa 1830 house which now stands on this site is a ten room, central passage plan Federal farm house that faces the Western Branch of the Lynnhaven River.
If you are in the huge First Landing State Park and need some help or are lost, try looking for the Chesapeake Bay Center. The Center is an eco-friendly information complex that not only provides guidance and information on the park and other Chesapeake Bay gateways, but also educates the visitors on the different aspects of the environment and the various factors threatening it.The center also houses some exhibits like the English Settlers exhibits that gives you information on the first English settlers in the city and a aquarium exhibit that is interesting to watch. Chesapeake Bay Center also has some trail and hiking equipment that it gives away on hire. Chesapeake Bay Center is your one point stop for information on the pretty greens of the park.
Spread across an area of 2888 acres, First Landing State Park is a regularly visited destination that entices visitors with its tranquil airs. The park features a recreational space, picnic area and facilities for swimming, boating and fishing. Besides this, the park is also a frequent destination for hikers and bikers. There is a huge campground on-site where cabin rental facilities and modern amenities are available. The First Landing State Park plays host to various local events on a regular basis.
Francis Land House is a historic plantation home that displays period furniture, objects and collections from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Guided tours are also on offer. Call for details.
This wonderful family-friendly park is a mere two miles south of Chesapeake Bay, making it extremely accessible for both locals and the majority of tourists staying near Ocean View. It is beautifully maintained and has several facilities including 17 picnic shelters, tennis courts, softball fields, an indoor swimming pool (open year-round), a nature trail and two basketball courts. Best of all, it has Imagination Island, the biggest community-built playground in Virginia, which is a source of endless wonder for children and adults alike. Open dawn to dusk.
Conveniently located at the center of Norfolk, this sizable park has many facilities aimed at providing entertainment and fitness to the residents of the city. There are nine tennis courts, two illuminated ball fields, off-street parking and a playground. It is also home to the Lakewood Dance and Music Center, which hosts a number of performances throughout the year as well as numerous dance and music classes. Open daily, from dawn until dusk.
The Virginia Zoo has been collecting animals since the beginning of the 20th Century. The zoo houses animals from all over the world, from domestic farm animals to Siberian tigers and white rhinos. In addition to animals, the zoo simultaneously houses a large horticultural collection as well. The zoo can also host birthday parties and other private events, as well as zoo camps, Girl and Cub Scout programs and family programs.
This beautiful planetarium at the Norfolk State University is available for civic groups and educational organizations to enjoy the stars, free-of-charge. The planetarium also holds many public lectures and workshops and there is the possibility that participants might learn more about the state-of-the-art Rapid Response Robotic Telescope. E-mail for more details.
In 1999, the year after Norfolk adopted the mermaid as their city logo, a city-wide art project was developed to bring this symbol to life throughout the city. Local artisans created the mermaid statues scattered throughout the city, interpreting the mermaid mythology and life in Norfolk. Dozens of mermaid statues adorn the city's streets and buildings. See how many you can find!