Did you know you can buy tickets to many local attractions and events without waiting in line? Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to bypass the crowds waiting to get into Busch Gardens and breeze right into the park, headed right toward your favorite ride? It’s not a fantasy! You can actually live out this dream of convenience by making a pit-stop right before you hop on I-264 North. If you’re on Atlantic Ave., just head North on 22nd Street toward the interstate. Just before the interstate begins is a traffic signal; look to the left and you’ll see a single story white building. Hang a left (onto Parks Ave.) and then a quick right and you’ll be in the parking lot (landmark – three flags) of the Virginia Beach Visitors Information Center (locally referred to as the VIC). Whether it’s your first visit to Virginia Beach or you’re a guest who comes to see us every year, a visit to the VIC is well worth it. Not only can you purchase advance sale tickets to a slew of attractions, events and festivals, the VIC staff is super friendly and oh-so knowledgeable. Many of the staff are locals who have lived in Virginia Beach for years, so they’re excellent resources for info on “everything Virginia Beach.” Need pet-friendly lodging? The VIC staff can help. Want to know where our public kayak and canoe launches are? Just ask the folks at the VIC. Interested in finding out about local farms so you can to take a ride out to “the county” for a bit of fresh strawberry picking? Yup, they’ll know at the VIC! The VIC also carries a full inventory of various guides, leaflets, maps, and rack cards highlighting local fun spots as well as regional attractions. Virginia Beach is located within a short drive of many interesting places, making day trips to areas beyond the beach within reach. You can venture out for the day and be back at the Oceanfront before you know it, preparing for a leisurely stay of Living the Beach Life.