If you like to plan, you might already be brainstorming activities that are fun for the whole family this summer. Now that we’re no longer stuck inside, the possibilities seem endless. If you’re having a tough time figuring out just what to do, don’t sweat it. The following is a list of fun and local activities that won’t require a long road trip or break the bank. Plus, they’re all LOVEVA businesses!

1. The Nature Bus

The Nature Bus is ready to connect you with nature. They offer half-day, full-day, or two-day tours. Half-day tours include a tour of Virginia Beach, Beach Yoga (sunset or sunrise), or a Puppy Party! Full-day tours are typically 12 hours long and can take you to Richmond to white water raft on the James River, to tour Williamsburg, or to paddle on the Eastern Shore. Two-day tours include a Gardener’s Tour, a beach retreat, or a Gal’s Getaway to a winery! For a list of tours and details, head to their website!

LOVEVA Reward: Free nature souvenir!

2. Norfolk Tour Company 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Norfolk, now’s your chance. The Norfolk Tour Company offers walking tours for just $25 a person. Explore the public art of the Neon District, the Historical Freemason neighborhood, the Victorian homes of Ghent, and more with an expert who can answer all your questions. Check out their website to book a tour for you and your fam.

LOVEVA Reward: Free hour long tour for up to five people!

3. Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

Take a step back in time when you step into this next place. Located in the historic de Witt Cottage built in 1895, the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum was founded by the Back Bay Wildfowl Guild. The museum displays include bird art and sculptures, vintage shotguns, hunting memorabilia, and a pictorial history of Virginia Beach. Entry is free, but they do ask for $2 per adult.

LOVEVA Reward: Enjoy $5 museum bucks for $20 spent in museum.

4. Escape Room 

Put your heads together and try to escape in time! You’ll have to work with your family to get out, so leave the arguments about who was supposed to take out the trash at home. Escape Room is all about working as a team. You’ll only have 60 minutes, so make every second count! They have a location in Virginia Beach and on the Peninsula (Hampton). Prices start around $24 a person and vary depending on group size and room. Find Virginia Beach’s website here. Peninsula’s site is here.  

LOVEVA Reward: Enjoy 10% off your visit.

5. Play A Round Family Fun Center

The name says it all! Play A Round Family Fun Center is fun for your whole family. With thirty-six holes of mini golf surrounded by a variety of decorative animals, a full arcade, laser tag, and concessions inside, this place is perfect for a sunny or rainy day. They offer group rates and specials during the week, so make sure you stop by for a brochure so you can plan your visit. Located in Yorktown. See their Facebook here.

LOVEVA Reward: Enjoy $20 off a 10 Attraction Ticket!

6. CB Dance Studio 

Families that dance together stay together! Consider taking a group dance class this summer at Country Bootleggers Dance Studio in Yorktown! They’ve got Line Dance classes, beginner Swing Dance classes, and more. CB has knowledgeable and encouraging instructors guaranteed to make you feel comfortable and right at home. Check out their lessons on their website here!

LOVEVA Reward: Enjoy $3 off per person.

7. Chrysler Museum of Art 

Calling all art lovers! The Chrysler Museum of Art is the perfect activity for a rainy summer day. Admission and parking is always free! With a perfect mix of Modern, Ancient, and Contemporary art, there’s something for everyone. And once you’re done, stop by the gift shop to remember your visit or get a gift for a friend! Located in Norfolk. Check out their website here.

LOVEVA Reward: Receive 20% off one regular priced item at the gift shop!

8. Horticulture Design Co. 

This place is perfect for plant enthusiasts and anyone who likes to learn. Horticulture Design Co. offers workshops that allow you to create something truly beautiful and learn all about horticulture. They have various workshops including House Plants 101 which is perfect for beginners. They also offer a workshop where you can build your own terrarium and they’ll teach you how to take care of it. Head to their website for workshop dates and prices! Locations in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

LOVEVA Reward: Receive $10 off any purchase!