The oceanfront is just one of the many natural attractions to enjoy during your stay here. Beat the crowds by getting to the Virginia Aquarium early — see the exhibits, especially the Kimodo Dragon and take a water tour on Back Bay. Later, perhaps after lunch at a boardwalk restaurant like Catch 31, take a hike through the scenic, winding trails of First State Landing Park, or the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, where you’ll be able to watch local birds, aquatic life and other creatures in their natural habitat. In the late afternoon a walk on the beach is a great time to see the pods of dolphins that visit close in to the shoreline. A dinner cruise on Virginia’s Jewel or a sunset cruise with Rudee Tours is a perfect way to see the beach from another perspective. After dinner you may want to return to the shore if the moon is out, or check out some of the Virginia Beach nightlife at the 7th Street Stage next to Mahi Mah's, and enjoy the free entertainment in season.