Virginia Beach is a favorite holiday destination of Americans, and of tourists from around the world. Nicknamed “The Resort City”, this independent city is known for its beaches, which stretches several miles. It is also a famous destination for travelers who want the best oceanfront dining experience.
There’s something about beaches and seafood. They’re just perfect together, especially in Virginia Beach. This is why Sushi King is on this list. And, of course, because all their Japanese food offerings are a hit. Nothing beats their sushi, though. If you want a real Japanese feast, go for their extra affordable eat-all-you-can.
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro
A perfect choice for you if you love local produce, fresh seafood, and farmer’s market treats. You’ll love the vibrant look and feel of the place. Sunday brunch is made more interesting by a special drag show.
Waterman’s Surfside Grille
Located along 5th Street, Waterman’s Surfside Grille is known for its varied seafood offerings. Some favorites include crab cakes, flounder, and scallops. Many of its regulars also swear by the restaurant’s house smoked ribs. Dining is made more fun by live music from local bands and DJs.
Chick’s Oyster Bar
If your idea of a culinary feast consists of clams, crabs, wings, and of course, oysters, Chick’s is the best Virginia Beach restaurant for you. The restaurant has a very nautical feel because it is located near the river. Also worth trying out are their tacos and their exciting Tex-Mex special.
Miriam’s Fil-Am Cuisine
Filipino cuisine is unique and interesting. It features a variety of flavors and often exotic ingredients. If you want the best Filipino food experience, the only place to go to is Miriam’s over at Shore Drive. For first timers, the best choices would be pancit and sisig.
A lot of people want to leave work (or their studies) for awhile, pack their bags, and travel wherever they want to. And then they realize they would need a significant amount of money, so the plan fizzles out. This is a typical scenario, one that even I experienced years ago, while I was still starting out on my travel adventures. Nowadays, though, there are a lot of ways to travel without spending that much, especially when your plan is to explore the American coast.
Plan Your Trip Ahead of Time
The ideal way to save is to start planning as early as possible. Planning ahead of time will encourage you to start saving early. Talk to a travel planner (like me!) before you lay down your plans.
Go on a Road Trip
Instead of spending your hard-earned dollars on airfares, look for a reliable and affordable car rental service. Be sure to go for one that includes insurance. There are not a lot of these in the United States, but your travel planner can help you out with this.
Stock Up on Food
Since you will be traveling on the road for hours upon hours, stock up on food. As much as possible, buy your stock from the cheapest shopping centers or stores. Avoid eating in restaurants as this will only add up to your expenses.
Choose Less Common Sources for Your Accommodations
When I travel, I do not go for hotels listed in glossy travel magazines and online sites. I usually go for the less common ones like the ones found on AirBnB. Sometimes, I also look for inns and hostels. They are way cheaper than hotels. If you want free accommodations, you’ll find some through Couchsurfing, which is an online source for local families/individuals who offer free lodging to travelers. Or, if you are the adventurous type, you can go camping!
Going Around Your Destination
Once you reach a stop or a destination, look for tourism centers and find a way to get park passes. Likewise, get information about free events that you can join. Walk around to save on gas; the best way to explore a place is by walking. Leave your rented car somewhere safe and start your adventure!
New Jersey, also known as the Garden State, is an exciting place of adventure for those who want to enjoy the nightlife. Aside from the world famous Atlantic City and the tourist favorite Jersey Shore, New Jersey also boasts of having some of the best nightclubs in the United States.
The Stone Pony
If you want to dance on the same floor and club that Santana and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band step foot on, go to the world famous The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Dance to some of the best music in the world and enjoy your favorite drink while lounging around with friends.
Lake Como’s Bar Anticipation
Situated at 16th Avenue on Lake Como, Bar Anticipation is the answer to your all-night, all-week party-and-dance cravings. Counted as one of the state’s most popular, it boasts of a big dancing space. This bar is open to all types of night clubbers.
Atlantic City’s The Pool After Dark
Located along Harrah’s Boulevard, The Pool After Dark is a unique nightclub because it features a swimming pool and a hip club in one compound. If you want to dance the night away, dress up in your best outfit and get ready to splash the dance floor with your fanciest moves. You can choose to dip your heels and leather shoes in the pool or sit comfortably with friends while enjoying refreshing drinks. You can also don your best swimsuit and enjoy some pool time with cool dance music playing in the background.
Avenue Nuit Night Club in Long Branch
If you like the atmosphere in the northern part of Jersey Shore, check out Avenue Nuit Night Club. It is one of the hippest clubs in the area. You can choose to party at the rooftop lounge, which comes with a swimming pool; or you can go a little more sophisticated at the club’s indoor lounge. The DJs here dish out some of the best night club music, perfect for those who want to dance the night away.