Virginia Beach Recognized as One of the Best Cities for Summer Travel and Retirement

CBS News and WalletHub release 2014 lists ranking Virginia Beach as one of the best

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Virginia Beach has received two prestigious national recognitions. WalletHub ranked Virginia Beach as the Second-Best City for Summer Travel. named Virginia Beach as one of the Top Beach Towns in the United States for Retirees. 

Tourism is a driving force for Virginia Beach’s economy, creating jobs and generating economic impact. As the second-largest revenue generator in Virginia Beach, tourism supports a better quality of life for Virginia Beach’s citizens. In 2012, tourism revenue for Virginia Beach reached $1.28 billion and local tourism-supported jobs equaled 12,025. The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau promotes year-round leisure, meetings, convention business and international travel to Virginia’s most populous city. Names Virginia Beach as one of the Top Beach Town for Retirees

Spending the “golden years” lounging by the beach is a dream for many. Sandy shores, a relaxed pace of life and ocean views pull millions of retirees to beach towns across the country every year. Taking into account natural scenery, amenities and activities offered, proximity to health care, taxes, home prices, cost of living and population of people older than 55, found Virginia Beach to be a very desirable location for retirees.  


WalletHub Names Virginia Beach as Second-Best City for Summer Travel

With more people expected to travel this summer than in years past, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub announced the release of its list of the Best & Worst Cities for 2014 Summer Travel. Virginia Beach ranked second as the best city for summer vacation. WalletHub’s rankings are based on airfare costs, flight times and the number of connections for round-trip flights from the 50 largest U.S. metro areas to the most popular summer 2014 travel destinations – both domestic and international. WalletHub is the first social network built specifically around personal finance.



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Where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach promises visitors a unique chance to “Live the Life.” Nature at its finest, just-caught and just-picked local food, and toes-in-the-sand relaxation combine for a soul-satisfying experience. A world-renowned boardwalk, energetic downtown, state-of-the-art Convention Center, abundant parks and waterways, and mild weather give rise to an active lifestyle and flourishing local culture. The Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, meetings and conventions, international and sports travel to Virginia’s most populous city. For media information and images, visit Follow Virginia Beach on Twitter at, Instagram at, Facebook at and Pinterest at