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Day One - Head to Norfolk to the Virginia Zoo. This zoo is home to 350 animals, on 53 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. You'll find everything from prairie dogs to elephants in life-like habitats which include Africa. For lunch, head back to Chesapeake's TownePlace Center where your group will have an array of group friendly restaurants to choose from. After lunch head over to the Chesapeake Arboretum. You won't want to miss one of Virginia's finest trail systems with 43 acres of trees and plants. End the night with food and fun at AMF Bowling Center for an evening of bowling. Challenge the other students and get ready for an evening of fun!
Day Two - Hit the beach! Observe bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. Each year, bottlenose dolphins migrate off the Virginia Beach coast during the warmer months. This one and a half hour boat trip aboard the 65-foot Rudee Flipper, sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium, offers an up-close view of wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Once back from your boat tour enjoy lunch at the Osprey Cafe in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion, located at the Virginia Aquarium. After lunch take a 45-minute trip behind the scenes to observe the Virginia Aquarium's sea turtles from a unique perspective. From a walkway above the water, you'll watch the aquarists conduct a feeding and behavioral training session with sea turtles. Learn about the natural history of these ancient animals, find out what threatens their survival, and discover what we do to care for our resident sea turtles. Once you return back to Chesapeake, round out your evening with dinner at Paradock's East Coast Grille - a neighborhood restaurant reminiscent of the Outer Banks.
Day Three - Head over to Newport News to visit the Virginia Living Museum. Take a safari to view the native wildlife of Virginia. Exhibits, outdoor natural habitats and a spectacular planetarium theater offer an unforgettable adventure! From there, head back to Greenbrier to do some shopping and eat lunch at Greenbrier mall. End the day with ice skating at Chilled Ponds, located in Chesapeake.
We invite you to take it all in: outdoor sports galore, easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, a vibrant musical and cultural scene, and historic sites ripe for exploring, shopping ranging from the fine to the funky and picturesque strolls in a green and beautifully preserved environment. Oddly enough, with so much to find here, you may just lose yourself!
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