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    What about virginia beach

    any good hotel resort accessibility recommendations?
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    I live in Chesapeake (adjacent to VA beach) and I will say that most of the chains on the oceanfront will give you the same as any chain as far as accessibility. They do have beach wheelchairs available at the bike rental site on 17th street. This allows you to get into the surf as far as you are comfortable with. Watch out for sharks.--eak
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      #3
      Just got back from a week there. Pretty easy but expect the standard beach access issues with the sand. Every beach from the boardwalk had a ramp but a long traverse to the water. I used a beach chair rental. Hotels were available with roll-in showers. Pretty cool scene on the boardwalk at night and a great time all in all. Be aware hotels are not cheap.
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        #4
        Born and raised in VB. Hotel accessibility isn't an issue. Beach access is easiest at 1st St. Beach is the narrowest there, and there is a park on the sand designed for chair access called Grommet Island. Any beach front hotel between 1st and 30th will be on the boardwalk. That provides very easy access to the entire "strip" along Atlantic, Ave. I recommend staying in a hotel on the boardwalk of possible. Adult nightlife scene is most active between 19th and 25th-ish. The north end rentals (above 70th St) are quiet places to be, for the more serene beach vacation, but access to water up there is brute force only (dunes and deep sand for days until you reach the water). Not much to do other than watch the waves, go out to eat. Maybe take in a museum or two. Colonial Williamsburg and the first permanent settlement (Jamestown) is only ~35-45min away, which I really enjoy rolling around. Regardless, if you do come here, you better let me know so we can meet up for some libation.
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          #5
          absolutely Dale, will let you know dates. likely 3rd week in September. thinking 3 or 4 nights.
          we are looking at the
          http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/vir...HHF/index.html

          any experience here? looks nice. we are just coming for r &r. drink, eat, sun repeat.

          Originally posted by Oddity View Post
          Born and raised in VB. Hotel accessibility isn't an issue. Beach access is easiest at 1st St. Beach is the narrowest there, and there is a park on the sand designed for chair access called Grommet Island. Any beach front hotel between 1st and 30th will be on the boardwalk. That provides very easy access to the entire "strip" along Atlantic, Ave. I recommend staying in a hotel on the boardwalk of possible. Adult nightlife scene is most active between 19th and 25th-ish. The north end rentals (above 70th St) are quiet places to be, for the more serene beach vacation, but access to water up there is brute force only (dunes and deep sand for days until you reach the water). Not much to do other than watch the waves, go out to eat. Maybe take in a museum or two. Colonial Williamsburg and the first permanent settlement (Jamestown) is only ~35-45min away, which I really enjoy rolling around. Regardless, if you do come here, you better let me know so we can meet up for some libation.
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            #6
            thx eak
            Originally posted by ekephart View Post
            I live in Chesapeake (adjacent to VA beach) and I will say that most of the chains on the oceanfront will give you the same as any chain as far as accessibility. They do have beach wheelchairs available at the bike rental site on 17th street. This allows you to get into the surf as far as you are comfortable with. Watch out for sharks.--eak

            are the beach chairs the power beach chairs from pat the rat. I used one at coranodo island it was a blast.
            Originally posted by 9000ft View Post
            Just got back from a week there. Pretty easy but expect the standard beach access issues with the sand. Every beach from the boardwalk had a ramp but a long traverse to the water. I used a beach chair rental. Hotels were available with roll-in showers. Pretty cool scene on the boardwalk at night and a great time all in all. Be aware hotels are not cheap.
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              #7
              Can't answer beach chair question but excellent choice for hotel.

              I was best man for a friend who is a fellow wheelie and we set them up at the Hilton for the honeymoon, they loved the access and atmosphere. Good choice of dates also, August can get too hot and humid , September starts to feel just a touch of autumn but still plenty warm in the daytime especially.

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                #8
                good to know. it had good reviews.
                Originally posted by ChesBay View Post
                Can't answer beach chair question but excellent choice for hotel.

                I was best man for a friend who is a fellow wheelie and we set them up at the Hilton for the honeymoon, they loved the access and atmosphere. Good choice of dates also, August can get too hot and humid , September starts to feel just a touch of autumn but still plenty warm in the daytime especially.
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                  #9
                  just booked Hilton, not bad at all price wise.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
                    just booked Hilton, not bad at all price wise.
                    Awesome. Great time of year, too. Both the weather and crowds cool off a bit by then.
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                      #11
                      The beach chairs are not powered. There are to go to the water and as we all know, water and electricity are not friends. Life is a compromise. Hotels are not cheap at the oceanfront and not much better off the oceanfront. Even here is Chesapeake, they hike it up for tourist season. If you are not too interested in getting into the water, come off season. It is still beautiful and the views are the same. The traffic is less and the prices better. Many of the shops close at the end of the summer but if that is not what you are looking for, off season can be great. Off season is after Labor Day and the weather here is still warm.

                      The sand sculpture contest is at the end of August and we go every year. I think your timing depends on your tolerance for crowds and traffic. We locals prefer the off season.--eak
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                        #12
                        im good with that, is water still nice late September?
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                          #13
                          You can expect ~80deg water temps, give or take a few either way.

                          Last Sept was ~82deg but it was also a crazy hot summer. It's 82 today.
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                            #14
                            very nice. sounds like it should be good r&r
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                              #15
                              let us know how it goes im thining of virginia beach to
                              to alcohol the cause of-and solution to-all of lifes problems [homer simpson]

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