Friday, September 30, 2016

Love Lord of the Rings?  Have we got a treat for you and your family! The Virginia Aquarium is pleased to once again offer BIG SCREEN SATURDAYS throughout October featuring one of the exciting "Lord of the Rings" movies each week!

Come relax and unwind with your favorite movies on Virginia's largest movie screen at our National Geographic 3D Movie Theater! Big Screen Saturdays is great family entertainment, especially on those rainy evenings... and all at a reasonable price.

Museum Members = Only $5
Non-Members = Only $7 
Shows begin at 7:50 pm.  Order tickets ONLINE or call (757) 385-FISH (3474) for more informationAssisted Listening (HI) is available for each of these movies.

The Hobbit
The Desolation of Smaug 3D
October 1, 2016

7:50 – 10:31 p.m.
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 161 minutes
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

The Hobbit
Battle of the Five Armies 3D
October 8, 2016

7:50 – 10:14 p.m.
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 144 minutes
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

The Lord of the Rings
Fellowship of the Ring
October 15, 2016

7:50 – 10:48 p.m.
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 178 minutes
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy

A meek Hobbit and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron.

The Lord of the Rings
The Two Towers
October 22, 2016

7:50 – 10:49 p.m.
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 179 minutes
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

The Lord of the Rings
The Return of the King
October 29, 2016

7:50 – 11:11 p.m.
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 201 minutes
Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Fall Beach Getaways!
In need of your own "Precious" vacation rental to rest after your journey to Middle Earth?  Siebert Realty has hundreds of Sandbridge Beach Home and Condo Vacation Rentals perfect for your family or group. Best of all, many are still available in August at discounted rates at 

Simply go to our website to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Or simply give their friendly crew a call at 877-422-2200 for further assistance.  Hope to see you soon!

Siebert Realty - "The Beach People"
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Visit participating restaurants October 3rd - 9th and enjoy creative meals featuring locally sourced ingredients straight from Virginia Beach’s farms, fields & waters.  More Information at:  Virginia Beach Events

Two Course Lunches:     $12
Three Course Dinners:    $22 & $32

Participating Restaurants:
General Booth
FIREBREW Bar & Grill* L D 
11th Street Taphouse Bar &Grille*D 
Jose Tequila’s – General Booth*  Abbey Road Pub and Restaurant* LD 
Lucky Oyster Seafood Co.*   Bella Monte Restaurant & Enoteca*D 
Sage Kitchen D The Landing*   Catch 31 Fish House & Raw Bar L D 
Whiskey Kitchen* L D Chix Seaside Grille* L D 
CHOPS Seafood & Steaks 
Great Neck CROC’S 19th Street Bistro*  
Ammos Authentic Greek Cuisine   EAT – An American Bistro* 
Coastal Grill*  Esoteric* D 
Havana at Great Neck*   Eurasia Cafe* L D 
Pasta e Pani D  Fusion Restaurant and Lounge* L D 
Sirena Serious EATalian* D  Hearth Wood Fired Cuisine
Tubby’s Tavern*  Ice House Restaurant* L D 
Venuto*   Isle of Capri D 
YNot Italian – Great Neck* L D Lager Heads Restaurant L D 
Hilltop Mahi Mah’s Seafood Restaurant L D 
Aldo’s Ristorante*   Mannino’s Ital Bistro – Atl Ave.* D 
Baker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen* L D  Mayflower Cafe* L D 
Baladi Mediterranean Cafe* L D  Murphys Irish Pub* L D 
Burtons Grill* L D  Rockafeller’s Restaurant* L D 
Nawab Indian Cuisine*   Salacia Prime Seafood & Steaks D 
No Frill Bar and Grill* L D  Shoreline Grill  
Outback Steakhouse – Hilltop* D  Surf Club Ocean Grille* L D 
The Melting Pot*  Tautog’s Restaurant* D 
Tubby’s Tavern* Terrapin Restaurant* D 
Thai Arroy*  
Kempsville The Green Cat* 
Mannino’s Italian Bistro* D  Waterman’s Surfside Grille* L D 
Outback Steakhouse* D  YNot Italian – Oceanfront L D 
Swan Terrace Grill*   Zoes Steak and Seafood Restaurant*
Woody McGees Barstro* 
YNot Italian – Kempsville* L D Shore Drive
Agave Bar and Taqueria*  
Lynnhaven Anchor Allie’s – Shore Drive 
Braise*   Bubba’s Seafood Restaurant  
FreshCrust Trattoria*  Froggies Cantina by the Bay* L D 
Hair of the Dog Eatery L D  Green Parrot Grille  
Jose Tequila’s Peter Chang* Hot Tuna Bar & Grill* D 
Lynnhaven Fish House*  
Northampton One Fish-Two Fish* D 
1608 Crafthouse* D Restaurant Ole*  
The Back Deck L D 
Red Mill Tradewinds Restaurant* L D
Boardwok Restaurant* L D 
FIREBREW Bar & Grill* L D  Town Center
La Bella Italia – Redmill   Anchor Allie’s  L D 
Masala Bites*  Bahama Breeze Island Grille L D 
Outback Steakhouse* D  Gordon Biersch Brewery* L D 
Pungo Pizza & Ice Cream  Hair of the Dog Eatery L D 
Sage Kitchen D  Interlude Rest.+ Bar at Westin D 
The Landing*  McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood*
Whiskey Kitchen* L D Saffron Indian Bistro*  
Steinhilber’s Restaurant* 
Sweetwater Cuisine*  
Tupelo Honey Cafe D
*Accepts VBRA Gift Certificates

The Virginia Beach restaurant scene offers a rich and diverse culinary experience. Wherever you go in the city, you’ll discover a wide variety of restaurants offering international cuisine, American fare and, of course, great seafood. 

Whether you’re looking for that total foodie eatery, a fine dining establishment or a casual night out, you can find it in Virginia Beach. Wherever you go in the city, there are restaurants for every taste and any budget. The restaurants listed are active, participating members of the VBRA, the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association. Each one of these establishments is committed to keeping Virginia Beach’s dining scene vibrant and ensuring our diners have the most enjoyable and rewarding experience possible.  Bon Appetit!

Need Lodging during Restaurant Week?  We have tons of discounts this Fall at: We also have a Fall Weekend Promotion Rent 3 Nights - Get 4th Night FREE! **Click Here**  So plan your trip today! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Monday, September 26, 2016

Take a walk (or ride) on the "Wild Side" and celebrate the beautiful Fall weather by exploring Back Bay and False Cape Park! Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is hosting some fun events this Fall that will please both our local and visiting "Nature Lovers".

Blue Goose Tram Rides
Fri, Sat & Sundays 
September & October
Join the Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Back Bay NWR and False Cape State Park for a day of nature, beauty, and history. The Blue Goose Tram tours provide access into False Cape through the Refuge with a unique opportunity to view an array of wildlife... from birds to reptiles. The trip includes a one-mile hike (round-trip) to the historic Wash Woods cemetery site. Tram rides are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Be sure to wear a sweater or jacket as the bus in not enclosed.  Don't forget your water, binoculars and camera!  Tram rides cost $8/adults and $6/children (3-12) or seniors (62 & up). Active or retired military adults receive a $2 discount. Please bring cash or check!  For more information and scheduled tour times, call (757) 301-7329.

Back Bay NWR
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in the southeastern corner of Virginia. Back Bay NWR was established by Presidential Proclamation in 1938 to provide habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl, particularly greater snow geese. Today, the refuge continues to be an important link in the chain of national wildlife refuges located along the Atlantic Flyway.

Back Bay NWR contains more than 9,100 acres of land, situated on a thin strip of coastline typical of barrier islands found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Habitats include beach, dunes, woodlands, farm fields and marshes. The majority of the refuge marshlands are located on islands contained within Back Bay waters

Approximately 10,000 snow geese and a large variety of ducks and other waterfowl visit Back Bay NWR during the annual peak migration, usually in December and January. The refuge also provides habitat for a wide assortment of other wildlife, including threatened and endangered species such as loggerhead sea turtles and piping plovers.

Visitor Station Hours
Labor Day, 2016-Memorial Day, 2017:
    Open 8 am - 4 pm Tues. - Fri.
    Open 9 am - 4 pm Sat.
    Closed Sun. & Mon.

Outdoor trails are open daily, 1/2 hour before sunrise - 1/2 hour after sunset.

So come on out and enjoy the great outdoors! Questions? Contact the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge at (757) 301-7329 or visit their website at: Back Bay Website

Plan a Nature Trip!
Whether you're a local wanting a wildlife "staycation" or you're coming from out of town, the vacation experts at Siebert Realty can help with all your lodging needs. Our friendly rental agents can help you find the perfect fully furnished beach home or condo vacation rental at Sandbridge Beach, which is located just north of the refuge.  

Many of our rentals boast toasty fireplaces and warm, relaxing Hot Tubs... perfect amenities for when you return from a day of exploring the great outdoors.  Best of all, we have tons of discounts this Fall at: We also have a Fall Weekend Promotion - Rent 3 Nights - Get 4th Night FREE! **Click Here**  So plan your trip today! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Friday, September 23, 2016

Time for a Fall Fling!

Fall is on the way and with it comes thoughts and dreams of heading to the beach for a little R & R.  What better way to kick start the cooler, more laid back months ahead, than to plan a mini-vacation at the beach.  Fall is a perfect time to visit Sandbridge...  the summer crowds are gone, the ocean waters are still warm, and the cool breezes and island weather is just beautiful.  

Best of all, the rental rates on our beach homes and condos are priced super-low for the off-season, and many rentals are reduced even further... so it's a win-win! 
Guys - grab your best buddies for a weekend of fishing or golfing. There are tons of boat charters from which to choose and Virginia Beach Fishing is well known by fisherman far and wide as providing the best salt water fishing around! 

If you're more of a landlubber... plan a golf getaway and visit the many top-designed Golf Courses in the area. As an added bonus, Siebert Realty offers complimentary discounts at nearby Hell’s Point Golf Course, as well as other courses in the area. 

Girlfriends Weekend
Ladies - what could be better than a weekend away with your best friends? Consider a "theme" trip such as a weekend of a shared passion such as photography, quilting, card games, movie or tv series marathon, or whatever. In need of a little pampering? There are plenty of local nail and hair salons, massage therapy centers, shopping malls, and boutiques in the Sandbridge area. Of course, there's nothing better than just hanging out at the beach for a peaceful respite in the company of good friends.
Sandbridge is definitely "the" destination for romance, especially during the fall season. Our secluded beach offers the perfect setting to kick back, relax, and enjoy a quiet weekend getaway with that someone special. It's also great for beach weddings, honeymoons & romantic anniversary celebrations. Some rentals even boast whirling heated spas and jetted tubs, heated indoor pools, and glowing fireplaces for that perfect romantic ambiance! So what are you waiting for time to make plans for LOVE!

Family Reunions
Family Reunions at Sandbridge Beach are a must-do! Reserve one of our larger rental properties that can accommodate the entire family (up to 30 people)!  

Imagine how memorable a Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering or special milestone celebration (birthday, retirement) would be with the enchanting Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop and all your loved ones gathered in one beach house.  

Many homes offer indoor heated pools, so you could even plan a reunion around a tropical theme - the kids would love it! Be sure to reserve early as larger homes book quickly.

Come Visit Us Today!
No matter who you're bringing or how you plan to celebrate your getaway, we hope to see you this Fall at beautiful Sandbridge Beach!  

Ready to plan your Fall Getaway?  Simply give our friendly reservationists a call at 877-422-2200 or visit us online at  We have tons of Fall Specials including... **RENT 3 NIGHTS, GET 4th FREE** going on this time of year, so check them out! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Wonders of the Ocean
Photo by Billy Ficke
The wonders of the ocean never cease to amaze.  The beauty is undeniable, the serenity is irreplaceable, and the memories unforgettable... both day and night. If you visit the beach this week, be sure to take a leisurely stroll in the evening. You'll enjoy the cool sea air... hear the waves gently breaking along the shore, and you may even see something quite amazing!  You may be treated to the ocean waves and sands lit with a beautiful, luminous, blue-green glow!  Take a closer look as your ankles glide through the waves.  Run your hands through the sand and watch as the glow increases.  

What is this mysterious glow?  Like lightning bugs, some ocean creatures, from small plankton to jelly fish to even some fish and sharks, can produce this bioluminescence glowing light.  The ocean critters putting on the big show right now are Dinoflagellates, also known as Noctiluca. The word "Noctiluca" is Latin for "night light."  These organisms, belonging to a group of microscopic plants, feed on plankton and have the ability to produce light when disturbed or agitated.  It's no wonder that the breaking waves cause the shore to light up with this wondrous glow, or that this rare phenomenon is stimulated by your footprints or touch.  No need to worry as this unique form of life will cause you no harm. It will only leave you longing to see more!

This bioluminescence phenomenon can be caused by a number of factors, including temperature, current patterns, and nutrients in the water and usually occurs in the late summer and early fall when water temperatures are up. Animals, endowed with this ability, can use their lights to deter predators, attract a mate or to lure in prey. 

Filmmaker, James Cameron, drew inspiration from this glimmering life form for his sci-fi movie Avatar. Cameron consulted exobiologists, botanists and physicists to create the world of Pandora. It's so interesting to realize his make believe world was created around the very real concept of bioluminescence, which is found right here on our own little planet, Earth. 

Needless to say, the mysterious wonders of the ocean and its many life forms are mostly hidden beneath the surface.  However, we are sometimes fortunate enough to witness an amazing oceanonic phenomenon.  So during your upcoming Sandbridge Beach vacation, be sure to spend some time under the stars.  You and your family may just come across one of the most incredible sights on the planet. 

Siebert Realty Vacation 
Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Monday, September 19, 2016

2016 Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend

43rd Annual Neptune Festival 
Boardwalk Weekend
Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2016
2016 marks the 43rd anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy at this year's outdoor shopping and dining experience... from crab cakes to Italian ice, stained glass to pottery, there is sure to be something to delight young and old festival goers alike. 

Below is general information about Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend.  For event-specific information, go to:  Neptune Festival Events

Boardwalk Weekend Hours:
Fri, Sep 30:  12pm - 11pm
Sat, Oct 1:   10am - 11pm
Sun, Oct 2:   10am - 6pm

This year’s outdoor dining experience features all of your favorite festival fare. Enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean along with fresh crab cakes, mouth watering barbecue, fresh cut French fries, savory chicken on a stick, hot funnel cakes and cool Italian ices, to list just a few!  Along with delectable food offerings, you can stop to listen to some great live music or visit all the exhibitors set up on the Boardwalk. 

LIVE MUSIC: Boardwalk Weekend fills 3 musical stages with great local and national talents.  Stages are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk.  CLICK HERE for 2016 Band Schedule
STAGE HOURS: Friday: 6:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. | Saturday: 1:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. | Sunday: 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Neptune Festival Grand Parade
September 30th - 11:30am – 1pm
16th - 32nd Street - Atlantic Ave.

Streets lined with people, colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands...all of which is just a small snapshot of Neptune's Grand Parade on Saturday.  Find yourself the best spot on the block as you enjoy the music and sights of our many parade units.  Be sure to keep a weather eye out for King Neptune and his court!  With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.
Make sure you get there early though for front row seating as many of the floats will have beads and other fun toss giveaways to give to the crowd.  Come cheer your favorites as all roll down Atlantic Ave starting at 11:30 AM.  As a highlight of Neptune Festival, this free event is a must for all, young and old alike.  So take a seat on the curb and watch the entertainment roll by.
This event is free and open to the public and will take place RAIN OR SHINE!  For more information, contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.

Neptune’s Art and Craft Show
September 30th - October 2nd
18th - 29th Street - Oceanfront

Forget stuffy galleries and fancy lighting for the weekend...Come enjoy art and crafts under the sun with an unbeatable backdrop of the Atlantic ocean.  Neptune Festival's Arts and Craft Show features over 300 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures, to photography and glasswork.  Mosey your way through the tents and displays and find a piece of the show to bring home with you!

Produced in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art, this juried art show requires pre-registration to participate, but viewing is free and open to the public.  Artists and craftsmen in all media are eligible, and acceptance is based on a blind jury process. This show does not include a section for commercial or imported products. In all cases, the spirit of our guidelines intends that the work depend heavily on the “handmade" aspect of art and craft. We do not allow buy/sell and we reserve the right to remove work from the show that violates our policies and guidelines. All accepted artists are eligible for awards. SHOW HOURS:  Friday: 12noon-7pm | Saturday:  10am-7pm | Sunday:  10am-6pm   

International Sandsculpting Championship
September 30th - October 9th
4th - 10th Street - Oceanfront
How else can one describe this new and improved event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune's International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other for miles. From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.

It's been the signature event of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival since its inception.  Now it becomes the signature event of an entire region as the International Sandsculpting Championship expands to ten days.  With an international field of sculptors representing countries from around the world, the expansion of the competition puts this as one of the most distinctive events of its kind in the world.
NEPTUNE'S KINGDOM:  LAND OF SAND -  A huge tent, almost as large as a football field, will house 22 sculptures created by 12 solo and 10 doubles teams! Sculptors will compete for the largest prize purse awarded in the country.  Admission: $5 per person. 12 and under is free while accompanied with adult. Also, receive a free discount lunch coupon with admission ticket. No Pets Allowed.
Beach Lodging:  
In need of some last minute lodging for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival? Siebert Realty offers dozens of vacation rentals still available this Fall and many are discounted for the upcoming September weeks ahead at:   

You can check rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or (CHAT LIVE on our website).  See you at the beach! 

Siebert Realty Vacation 
Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200
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