As you stroll along the popular Boardwalk in Virginia Beach, keep an eye out for an imposing figure rising from the waves. At the entrance to Neptune’s Park stands the Neptune Statue, a gorgeous creation depicting the god of the sea. Guarding the ocean, he stands at an impressive 34 feet. He rises from the waist up from a 12-foot rock base. Dolphins, fish, octopi, and lobsters surround their liege. With his left hand gently resting, his favor falls on a logger head turtle while the strength of his right hand upholds his mighty trident. Neptune’s watchful eye falls on his beloved Atlantic Ocean while he gazes on all the visitors to beautiful Virginia Beach. His location marks the heart of the fun so when you are visiting next, the hotels near the Neptune Statue in Virginia Beach, VA, are the perfect choice.
Creating the God of the Sea
Neptune is one of the most majestic of the mythical figures, ruling over a vast and mysterious kingdom. He is the perfect symbol to grace the Boardwalk and the seashore. Selected from among 50 entries, the design of Paul DiPasquale, a native of Richmond, Virginia was chosen by the Neptune Festival Committee. The statue itself was made in Ningbo, China. DiPasquale made three separate trips to China to check on progress and ensure the statue was correctly created by a team of 25 men. Upon completion, the statue was sent in three pieces to the United States.
Upon its arrival, the interior supports were deemed unsatisfactory and it was necessary to clear the weak metals out. A stronger, stainless steel structure was inserted into the statue and a support beam of 30 foot long steel was inserted into the bottom rock base. These measures were necessary to keep the integrity of Neptune intact as his location subjects him to the whims of hurricanes, high storm tides, and strong winds.
The Neptune Statue is a must-see on your next visit so why stay anywhere but the hotels near the Neptune Statue in Virginia Beach, VA? Located so close to the god of the sea that you’ll practically be neighbors, the hotels near the Neptune Statue are centrally located near the Boardwalk and all its attractions. The Boardwalk is home to incredible dining options and unique shops so stroll along it to see what you can find. Or, step off the Boardwalk and visit Neptune’s beloved kingdom. Spend the day sunbathing on the sands and frolicking in the waves.
When you stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront, you’ll be situated right on the beach with a special designated kids’ beach play area. Unwind with a delicious cocktail while being mesmerized with views of the Atlantic at the Sky Bar atop the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Neptune Park Inn boasts a rooftop pool and sundeck. And oceanfront dining awaits at the Hampton Inn Virginia Beach- Oceanfront. Every one of the hotels near the Neptune Statue in Virginia Beach, VA is loaded with incredible amenities in the most-wanted location of the city.