A popular U.S. vacation destination, Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Virginia Beach is a resort city with miles of beaches and hundreds of oceanfront lodging destinations for its visitors. Virginia Beach is home to numerous historic sites, state parks, and universities, and hosts multiple sporting tournaments annually. Virginia Beach is home to the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge - a series of barrier islands featuring sand dunes, maritime forests, ponds, ocean beach, and water marshes. Be sure to check out all that Virginia Beach has to offer.