Getaway alert: Travel from Pittsburgh to Virginia Beach on a budget

Going to the beach doesn't have to break the bank. If you're looking for a coastal getaway, consider Virginia Beach.

The beachside city in southeastern Virginia is located where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. A three-mile boardwalk stretches along its beach-lined oceanfront. The bayside First Landing State Park marks the 1607 arrival of the Jamestown colonists from England, and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center exhibits ocean life including sharks, rays and sea turtles in globally themed habitats. In addition to the sites, there are plenty of top-notch eateries and bars that'll be sure to pique your interest.

Whether you’re trying to jet set ASAP or you’re looking to plan your travels around upcoming deals, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Pittsburgh and Virginia Beach, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Virginia Beach to get you started on planning your ideal getaway.

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Cheapest Virginia Beach flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Pittsburgh and Virginia Beach are if you leave on March 31 and return from Virginia on April 2. Delta currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $230.

There are also deals to be had in May. If you fly out of Pittsburgh on May 30 and return from Virginia Beach on June 3, American Airlines can get you there and back for $262 roundtrip.

Top Virginia Beach hotel

To plan your accommodations, here is Virginia Beach’s top-rated spot, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront (3001 Atlantic Ave.)

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For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The hotel has a 4.2-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $126.

This Virginia Beach hotel is situated near the Neptune Statue. Additional attractions include the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.

Featured Virginia Beach restaurants

If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Virginia Beach has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.

TASTE at the Oceanfront (3603 Pacific Ave.)

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If you're looking for a local favorite, head to TASTE at the Oceanfront, which has an average of 4.9 stars out of 26 reviews on Skyscanner.

"My absolute favorite place in this world to grab a sandwich. Fantastic gourmet deli and little grocery. Grab lunch and head to the beach," wrote visitor Jennifer.

Catch 31 Fish House & Bar (3001 Atlantic Ave.)

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Don't forget the essentials: where to get seafood. For a popular option, check out Catch 31 Fish House & Bar, with 4.6 stars from 35 reviews.

Tautogs Restaurant (205 23rd St.)

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One more solid option is Tautogs Restaurant, with 4.8 stars from 22 reviews.

"This restaurant is located inside a big house. Try the tilapia entree and the mussels as an appetizer. They will not disappoint!" wrote Tilly. 

Featured Virginia Beach attractions

Virginia Beach is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are two popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (717 General Booth Blvd.)

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First up is The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, with 4.7 stars out of 102 reviews.

This aquarium houses an impressive collection of sea life in 800,000 gallons of water. Land life is represented via the Marsh Pavilion and the Aviary, giving a good overall sense of Virginia's wildlife to any new visitor.  

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (2200 Parks Ave.)

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Then, there's Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. It checks in with five stars from five reviews. 

Exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and more from local and international artists.  

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