Virginia boasts some of the greatest student travel destinations in the United States. Offering some of the most significant sites and buildings of US history, it’s an obvious choice for anyone looking to explore sites like Historic Williamsburg, Yorktown and of course, Washington D.C. Virginia Beach/Norfolk march to the beat of their own drum with momentous musical draws like PANFest, the Rhythm Projects, and of course the Virginia International Tattoo! Music, history, and so much more… Virginia Beach must make it on the list for your East Coast adventures!
The Tattoo draws marching groups, drill teams, and performers from all across the globe each year with their epic and inspiring event. From France to Switzerland, Canada and Romania, this event is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for your students to see performers from all over the globe and experience music, culture, and styles unique to each performance! Each year draws new ensembles, new countries, and new themes so no two Tattoos are ever the same.
Music isn’t the only draw, though! Be sure to visit the beautiful beaches (it is in the name, after all!), historic sites, and amazing attractions teeming within Virginia Beach and its surrounding area. Virginia Beach is home to the Military Aviation Museum, housing one of the largest privately-owned collections of WWI and WWII military aircrafts in the world. If you have thrill seekers, the Atlantic Fun Park is the perfect way to spend an evening, or spend a day at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center! Located just an hour drive up the coast, the Virginia Living Museum features a wide array of interactive exhibits through its science center, aquarium, botanical preserve and planetarium. Just an hour further, you’ll find yourself in Colonial Williamsburg.
Virginia Beach makes it easy to pack your trip with opportunities including science, history, music, and more. With great museums, entertainment, and offerings for all student group types, we hope that we can help build Virginia Beach into your next adventure!