Going on Faith

OCT-NOV 2016

The Magazine for faith-based travel planners.

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going on faith [ goingonfaith.com ] 29 V I RG I N I A B E AC H , V I RG I N I A A 20-foot-tall, 12-ton King Neptune stands tall over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk as if it presided over the lovely stretch of coastline and attractions. The well-known bronze statue is not only one of the most photographed places in Virginia Beach, it is also one of many sculptures and works of art scattered along the three-mile-long boardwalk. The handicapped-accessible boardwalk boasts numerous monuments, nauti- cal sculptures, museums and historic sites alongside the more traditional carnival attractions and restaurants. Church groups can add a stop at the Old Coast Guard Station for an understanding of Virginia's maritime heritage or at the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum for demonstrations of waterfowl-carving techniques. Just taking a stroll down the boardwalk can prove a learning experience, since the Virginia Legends Walk lies along the route with information about some of the state's most famous citizens, such as Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Edgar Allan Poe and Ella Fitzgerald. The boardwalk began attracting visitors in 1888 and remained popular throughout the years. By the early 1900s, Virginia Beach had established itself as a vacation destination with celebrities like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bette Davis and Judy Garland making appearances. The boardwalk stays busy today with amusement park rides, a video arcade and outdoor stages. These stages come to life during the summer months with frequent live concerts. www.visitvirginiabeach.com With our hearts we welcome you. Host for 2017 Going on Faith Conference Share our heritage. Share our beauty. www.VisitAmishCountry.com 1-877-643-7875 Courtesy Virginia Beach CVB Courtesy Myrtle Beach Area CVB Cou Courtesy sy Myr Myr My tle tle Be Beach ach a Ar Area ea CVB CVB Courtesy Myrtle Beach Area CVB Courtesy Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau Myrtle Beach's Skywheel Virginia Beach's three-mile boardwalk Long Beach Boardwalk

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