Hampton is one of the oldest cities in Virginia, dating back to a 1607 settlement. It’s seated near the Chesapeake Bay on the Atlantic Coast. The city is divided between the downtown waterfront area and the more suburban Phoebus neighborhood.
Buckroe Beach is located right along Chesapeake Bay, just north of Fort Monroe. It offers eight acres of sand, a walking and bike path, and a covered area to host a picnic or barbecue.
Join the Blackbeard Pirate Festival to commemorate the life of one of the most well-known pirates of the Caribbean. The Hampton Jazz Festival brings all-American jazz, pop, blues, and R&B to Virginia.
Virginia Air & Space Museum has many interactive exhibits to teach kids about flight. It also serves as the visitors center for NASA’s Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base.
Monsoon Eclectic Modern Indian has a lot of lunch menu options. Venture Kitchen and Bar is best for American food. Ya’s Thai Kitchen has well-seasoned pad thai.
The Fort Monroe National Monument represents the original fort that protected the Chesapeake Bay area from invaders. Today, it’s one of the most popular attractions in Hampton.
Peninsula Town Center has a mix of department stores, specialty shops, and national retailers. The Phoebus neighborhood is filled with antique wares, galleries, and boutiques.