If you're with family and friends and looking to have some fun for a few days (2-4 days), a trip to VB is worth it, especially if you live in the DC/VA/NC area. It's definitely changed from even a few years ago, but it always makes me reminisce of a good time and very relaxing overall. There are now so many different restaurants that people can enjoy like Mexican, Thai, Greek, American, etc. It's cool if you like to switch it up sometimes. I stayed at a Days Inn just booked two days before but it was not bad. Good view of the beach and friendly staff with complimentary coffee and breakfast. Not bad.