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Best Times to Visit Virginia Beach

The best time to visit Virginia Beach is from late May to early September, when you'll experience oceanfront culture in full swing. But fair warning, this is the peak season. The city and beach can get very overcrowded which could make your trip less than ideal. For cooler weather and lower prices, you should plan your trip during in April or early May before the crowds show up on Memorial Day. Since the winter in Virginia Beach gets very cold, hotel rates plummet, and beachside attractions shorten their hours, if they're open at all.

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Late May-Early September

Memorial Day to Labor Day is Virginia Beach's peak tourist season, and despite the overcrowding and high prices, it's the only time to enjoy the waterfront properly. The city is humming with activity and the temperatures that creep into the upper 80s are perfect for avid sun worshippers.

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Mid September-March

Chilly temperatures dipping to the low 30s make the beaches inhospitable for swimmers and the tourist attractions will close up shop for the off-season. But inland, the city's hotels and restaurants are pleasantly sparse of tourists; hotels are also pretty cheap this time of year.

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April-Mid May

This small shoulder season is perfect for budget and crowd-phobic travelers. Average temperatures hover between the 40s and the 70s, making it too chilly for the beach but perfect for nature enthusiasts looking to enjoy First Landing State Park.

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