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Virginia Beach is home to many historic, scientific, and creative points of interest. It's a popular tourist destination with miles of beaches, several protected beachfront areas, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Neptune Festival, American Music Festival, and Naval Air Station Oceana air show.
Students watch concerts at The Virginia Beach Ampitheater and visit the region's 18 sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With 210 city parks, the region is recognized as one of the best outdoor areas in the country.
The region's largest employers include Dominion Enterprises, Liebherr-America, Bank of America, Cox Communications, GEICO, and the Amerigroup Corporation. The area is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and many military bases.