Econo Lodge Town Center
3637 Bonney Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: (757) 486-5711
Fax: (757) 631-1043
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.
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.
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.
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.
Built by Thomas Walke III, a prominent gentryman who was a ratifier of the U.S. Constitution from Virginia and who reportedly came from Barbados and became a prominent Colonial citizen, this brick Georgian style house offers many insights into life in the latter half of the 18th century and is the home of the Princess Anne County-Virginia Beach Historical Society.
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.
The former U.S. Life-Saving Coast Guard Station that was built in 1903 and decommissioned in 1969, this station contains two galleries which depict the history of the life-saving service, shipwrecks off the Virginia coast, and an interactive exhibit that helps visitors identify ships off the coast. A gift shop is also on site.
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.
This stunning waterfall sculpture symbolizes the elements of war that unify and divide us and is a tribute to the area's military forces.
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.
A family friendly, Caribbean paradise, 2 miles south of the Oceanfront! Enjoy 16 water slides, a million gallon wave pool and a water playground. Restaurants on-site. Group rates and private cabanas available. Open May 16 through September 13.
One of the most visited spots in Virginia, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is an experience not to be missed. The wonderful marine life on display will leave you enthralled. The center holds various exhibitions, excursions, tours and outings to make the whole experience memorable and worthwhile. If you still have some energy left, catch a movie at the IMAX theater which is located at the center.