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VA beach end of April

I am trying to plan a vacation for the last week of April. We need to escape the cold weather here in NH. We were considering Myrtle Beach or VA Beach. I realized Myrtle Beach will be warmer but the drive would be six hours longer. We are trying to keep our drive time to maximum of ten hours. Is it warm enough at the end of April to enjoy the beach. We live on the seacost in NH so our water temperature is not very warm even in the summer so we are use to very cold ocean water temperature. Is there alot to do at the end of April or are most of the places closed? Here in NH the boardwalk stuff doesn't open until Memorial day weekend. Thanks for any help.

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1. Re: VA beach end of April

It depends upon what you want to do. I think the water will still be too cold to go into the ocean, but the weather will be very pleasant. Some things will be open but it won't be like Myrtle Beach at that time, which is already in full swing in late April.

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2. Re: VA beach end of April

Spring and Fall are favorite beach times for many people in the mid-Atlantic/upper South area. Not too hot, not too cold.

Average highs in April about 65; low about 50 heading into May...average high about 75, low about 60. Average water temps in April and May are in the 50s.

This time on the beach may not involve going in the water...although you can do as they do in cooler climes and take a dip and change into dry clothes.

You can spend lots of time in the sand, walking the shoreline, walking/jogging the boardwalk.

Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia...but you don't notice any of the buildings and bustle of city life from the football field deep beach. The boardwalk is 3 miles long. VB is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the World's Longest Pleasure Beach.

Explore the Boardwalk. You will see the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum in the historic DeWitt Cottage at 11th, one of the oldest on the oceanfront;

The Virginia Legends Walk at 13th off the Boardwalk; honoring Virginians who have made important national and world contributions in their lives;

The Fishing Pier at 15th and the boardwalk;

The Old Coast Guard Station at 24th and the Boardwalk in the historic 1903 Life Saving Station cottage.

The Naval Aviation Monument is at 25th and the Boardwalk. It is actually many bronze sculptures paying tribute to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard from the early 1900s to the present. There are laser-etched granite storyboards since this is outdoors so you know what you're looking at. The sculptures are of people in outfits from the period...real people...depicting significant events in history.

Neptune's Park, adjacent to the Hilton, has entertainment...many nights in the summer...maybe weekends in May. Right beside the boardwalk.

Stages for outdoor entertainment are at 7th, 17th (a park actually), 24th and 31st. There may be something going on especially on weekends in May.

Do remember the whole uv ray thing and the lack of cloud cover during those seasons. You can get a burn so be sure to apply the ol' spf.

Bring kites and binoculars to get good views of the frieghters and ocean activity.

Not sure what is the 'last week in April'. Do you mean the one that includes some of May?

Either way, Historic Garden Week in Virginia is a terrific popular event in many cities throughout Va. and April 22 is Virginia Beach's day. The week attracts people from all over the world who take precious time to tour through all the cities they can. If you're in town that day, check out: http://vagardenweek.org/ and click on "Schedule" and page down to April 22.

End of April there is also the spring Craft Show in the resort area; the Gospelfest Virginia Beach, urban contemporary Gospel, will be in the 17th St. Park April 25-26.

There will be a Beethoven Violin Concerto at the Town Center inland by the Virginia Symphony.

The Atlantic Coast Kite Festival is May 1-3.

Check out these sites for lots of locations, etc: http://www.beachstreetusa.com/events and www.vbfun.com

Also click on "Thing to do" in the left margin here. Page down just a bit to "Featured advice from Travleers". I started "Family Travel" and others have added to it to give you more info.

You might take a look at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. If you like art glass they will have a special exhibit starting April 23. www.cacv.org

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3. Re: VA beach end of April

Thanks for all your responses. We are still undecided on our plans. We would be going on vacation from 04/26 through 05/02!

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4. Re: VA beach end of April

Perfect. Let us know anything else we can do for you.

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