Getaway alert: Travel from San Antonio 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 ahead based on the cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between San Antonio 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 excited about your next excursion.

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Cheapest Virginia Beach flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between San Antonio and Virginia Beach are if you leave on March 22 and return from Virginia on March 26. United currently has tickets for $253, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in April. If you fly out of San Antonio on April 13 and return from Virginia Beach on April 15, American Airlines can get you there and back for $324 roundtrip.

Top Virginia Beach hotel

To plan your stay, here is Virginia Beach’s top-rated resort, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do 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 near the Neptune Statue and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.

Featured Virginia Beach food and drink

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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One of Virginia Beach's most popular restaurants is TASTE at the Oceanfront, which has an average of 4.9 stars out of 26 reviews on Skyscanner.

Eat-An American Bistro (4005 Atlantic Ave.)

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Don't forget the essentials: where to get a drink and a quick bite. For a popular option, check out Eat-An American Bistro, with 4.9 stars from nine reviews.

"The food here is fabulous," wrote reviewer Lisa.  

Tautogs Restaurant (205 23rd St.)

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A third option is Tautogs Restaurant, with 4.8 stars from 22 reviews.

"Try the tilapia entree and the mussels for an appetizer. They will not disappoint!" wrote Tilly.

Il Giardino Ristorante (910 Atlantic Ave.)

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Finally, there's Il Giardino Ristorante, with 4.8 stars out of 13 reviews.

"The fried zucchini is truly the best I have ever eaten. The focaccia is baked fresh in a brick fire pit," wrote Tracy. 

Featured local attractions

To round out your trip, Virginia Beach offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are two top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (2200 Parks Ave.)

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The top-rated visitor attraction in Virginia Beach, according to Skyscanner, is the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, with five stars from five reviews.

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

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

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Then, there's The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, with 4.7 stars out of 102 reviews on Skyscanner.

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. 

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