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Plan Your Class Trip to Virginia Beach!

Sand, sun, and outdoor fun make Virginia Beach an amazing getaway for groups. For more great options and ideas, contact the expert team at Kaleidoscope Adventures!  As a leader in the student travel industry for more than 27 years, KA stands ready to help you create an amazing trip that’s perfect for your group!  

Outdoor Adventures

Dolphin Discoveries The Atlantic Explorer takes you away from the crowds and into open waters in search of bottlenose dolphins!  Look for these and other amazing sea creatures during a 90-minute excursion.

Whales and Wildlife Tour Go even further into the deep looking for whales and other wildlife on the Atlantic Explorer. The 2.5-hour aquatic adventure takes you as close as possible to humpback whales, fin whales, mink whales and critically endangered right whales.  You may also see harbor seals, porpoises, and bottlenose dolphins.  Tours typically run late November through early March when crowds are even smaller.

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge This immense wildlife refuge makes environmental education its priority.  Register your group in advance for a program at the Ashville Bridge Creek Environmental Learning Center.  Follow one of the unique learning trails or make use of the outdoor classroom.  There are many great options for outdoor, experiential learning! The Adventure Park Take to the treetops on “aerial trails,” ziplines, and challenge bridges at The Adventure Park!  Groups can plan a customized experience complete with team bonding, fun, and thrills. Plan a private, after-hours pizza party while you’re there – it’s outdoor fun for everyone!

** Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts programs and badges available** Cape Henry Lighthouse The Cape Henry Lighthouse is a standing history lesson.  Authorized by George Washington and supervised by Alexander Hamilton, the lighthouse is located near the “First Landing” where the first English settlers landed on their way to Jamestown.  Private tower climbs for groups of ten are available during limited times Friday through Sunday. While there, take part in a STEM-based “Dune Talk” or jump on an historic walking tour.  The First Landing Cross and the Battle of the Capes Monument are on the route (actually, in the smallest U.S. National Park in America!).  It’s a great way to explore 400 years of history!

Topgolf Topgolf is a multi-level entertainment destination.  It’s part golf, part restaurant and all party!  Groups can reserve a bay for play and fabulous food (served directly to reduce contact with crowds).

Indoor Adventures

Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum Right on the boardwalk in the original 1903 structure stands the Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum.  The museum honors the area’s maritime heritage and is a great stop for groups.  Plan a private pizza party as part of your experience or take a spirited ghost tour.

Virginia Beach offers a host of indoor attractions that will be prepared for your group when you’re ready to go.  The Virginia Aquarium & Museum, Military Aviation Museum, Brock Environmental Center, and Thoroughgood House offer education programs and tours to meet your unique needs.  


Ramada Inn The Ramada Plaza by Wyndham is a great spot for students.  The Ramada will host breakfast or dinner for your group in a private dining area.

Holiday Inn North Beach Oceanfront Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oceanfront Holiday Inn Oceanside Virginia Beach Each if these Holiday Inn properties are meticulously clean, warm, and welcoming. Private floors for students (depending on availability), private breakfast rooms and private pool time are just a few ways they’ll accommodate your group.  The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oceanfront also boasts an outdoor “porch” for private seaside dining!

Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center is a sparkling, new property with great ideas for keeping your group away from the crowds.  They’ll designate a separate entrance and rooms (pending availability), arrange for advance check-in, meet you at the bus with your room keys.  They’ll also schedule private pool time and a grab-and-go breakfast in a private meeting room.

Dining Options

Dining in Virginia Beach is an especially indulgent experience.  There are opportunities for catered, boxed meals, private, and outdoor dining so you can enjoy all the flavors of the beach.

I have been traveling with Kaleidoscope for 19 years and still continue to be impressed by their expertise and willingness to go the extra mile to make my trip a success!

Christy Hauert

Our trip was a great success! Everything was well throughout and organized. I am very pleased with the level of care that went in to our trip becoming a success. Thank you!

Darcie Bishop

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