Virginia Beach Promotional Products
Fairfax County may be the most populous jurisdiction in Virginia, but Virginia Beach is the most populous city, probably because, as a resort city, tourists flock to this part of the east coast to enjoy its miles of oceanfront and, of course, bring with them plenty of Virginia Beach promotional products to enjoy the sun and the waves. It is located in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area (Norfolk is the second largest city in Virginia) that is known as Hampton Roads, which is also the name of the harbor there. The Hampton Roads harbor is actually one of the biggest natural harbors in the world and empties into the Chesapeake Bay before it heads to the Atlantic Ocean. But aside from the oceanside attraction, this city and the whole Norfolk, Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay area has a significant history that can serve as inspiration too.
Virginia Beach Since 1607
Cape Henry on the Atlantic Ocean shore at the southern point of the entry to the aforementioned Chesapeake Bay is actually where the first English colonists landed before settling in Jamestown on April 26, 1607. Thus Virginia Beach and the whole Norfolk-Virginia Beach area is home to many important historical sites for this nation. It actually has 18 different sites that are on the National Register of Historic Places including the Adam Thoroughgood House, one of the oldest surviving colonial homes that is located in what is now known as the neighborhood of Thoroughgood; the Adam Keeling house, the second oldest house in Virginia Beach in then neighborhood of Great Neck Point in what was originally Princess Anne County; and the Cape Henry Lighthouse, the very first lighthouse authorized by the United States government that guided ships heading to ports in Chesapeake Bay. All of these sites serve as sources and inspiration for Virginia Beach themed products and many have museum stores on site where you can purchase these items. Tourists and residents around Cape Henry and Chesapeake Bay love to show their support and affiliation for such a great, historic city.
Virginia Beach On Conserving More Than History
There is more being preserved in the city of Virginia Beach than just its colonial history. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Back Bay in Princess Anne County lies the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1938, the 9,062.45-acre Back Bay Refuge features a variety of different habitats from beaches to woodlands for a variety of wildlife and marine life. Visitors can walk along the scenic trails of Back Bay and, of course, peruse the gift shops at the visitor contact station. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is another place where visitors can see tons of marine life. And the aquarium actually has two different stores stocked full of Virginia Beach merchandise, from t-shirts to toys!