Buckroe Beach and Park
100 First Street South, Hampton, VA 23664
This Bay front park with a 3/4th mile of clean beach to enjoy. Kayaks and paddleboats are available for rent. There are two picnic shelters with tables and grills and a children's playground. Restroom facilities are available. There is also a stage pavilion for community events and ample open space. Dogs are not allowed in the park from May 15th to September 15th.
Fort Monroe National Monument
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Fort Monroe, also known as "Fort Monroe National Monument", is a decommissioned military installation in Hampton, Virginia—at Old Point Comfort, the southern tip of the Virginia Peninsula, United States. Fort Monroe is a wonderful place to visit, whether you are a history buff, nature lover, or simply looking for a good meal, a day at Fort Monroe is unlike any other.
Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe
20 Bernard Rd, Hampton, VA 23651
Fort Monroe, the largest stone fort ever built in the U.S., is the home of the Casemate Museum. During the Civil War, more than 6,000 slaves escaped to Union-held Fort Monroe, earning it the nickname, “Freedom’s Fortress.” Admission is free for self guided tours. Guided tours available by reservation at the cost of $3 per person.
Virginia Air And Space Center
600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669
Located in Hampton, Virginia, the birthplace of America’s space program, the Virginia Air & Space Center features interactive aviation exhibits spanning 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, a hands-on space exploration gallery, unique space flight artifacts, and more! The Center is home to the Apollo 12 Command Module and the Orion PA-1 Test Vehicle.
Bluebird Gap Farm
60 Pine Chapel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666
Admission is free to this 60-acre farm! Bluebird Gap Farm offers family-oriented adventure and educational experiences with around 150 domestic and wild animals. The farm has a covered pavilion with 18 picnic tables and a large charcoal grill. The farm also has snack, drink, and animal feed vending machines.
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA 23669
The Hampton History Museum is dedicated to seeking out, recording, preserving and presenting the city of Hampton's rich history and its influence and impact on the shaping of America through ongoing exhibitions, temporary displays, educational initiatives, family activities, public programs, festivals, tours and events.
Sandy Bottom Nature Park
1255 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666
Hampton's premier park is a 456-acre environmental education and wildlife management facility. Born from borrow pits and garbage dumps, the park is truly a success story of reclamation of our natural resources. The 10,000 square foot nature center overlooks Sandy Bottom Lake and the elusive creatures that inhabit the wetland marshes.
Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises
710 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669
Cast off for adventure aboard the Miss Hampton II for a very unique and exciting nautical experience. Partake in the sights and sounds of the Hampton Roads harbor aboard one of the popular daily Harbor Tours or evening Charter Cruises. See massive warships, the historic Civil War island of Fort Wool, and more!
Rip Raps Island, Norfolk, VA 23503
Located at the entrance to the Hampton Roads Harbor, Fort Wool, originally named Fort Calhoun, has been a patriotic symbol of freedom since its construction in 1819. Along with Fort Monroe, Fort Wool was constructed following the War of 1812 to protect Hampton Roads from the British and other would-be invaders of the era.
Air Power Park
413 W Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23666
Visit this outdoor park and see the air power that played a vital part in America’s early space exploration and aircraft testing. Conduct your own self-guided tour of the park displays featuring jets, missiles, and rockets. Kids may enjoy the playground area. Launch your paddle craft or simply relax on the floating dock, enjoying the view of wildlife on Newmarket Creek. Admission is free to this 15 acre park.
602 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669
Built in 1920, the carousel is completely restored to its original beauty and housed in its own weather-protected pavilion on the city’s downtown waterfront. It is one of only 70 antique wooden merry-go-rounds still existing in the U.S. Carousel rides are only $1 per ride and tickets may be purchased at the Hampton History Museum as well as at the Carousel.
St. George Brewing Company
204 Challenger Way, Hampton, VA 23666
St. George Brewing Company has been in operation since 1998, making them one of the oldest microbreweries in the Hampton Roads area. Their brews are geared towards traditional English and German style ales, though they do branch out occassionally. They have a tap room that offers 9-12 taps of our rotating beers during business hours.
Grandview Nature Preserve
State Park Drive, Hampton, VA 23664
Grandview Nature Preserve forms the northeast corner of the city of Hampton. The Preserve covers over 570 acres of salt marsh, tidal creeks, and Chesapeake Bay beachfront. The Preserve is open to the public for free, but has limited parking along State Park Drive. The Preserve is a great location to beach comb, observe the migratory birds, and discover the wonders of wetlands.
Bethel Paintball Park
123 Saunders Rd, Hampton, VA 23666
Bethel Battlefield Paintball Park is located right off Interstate 64 in Hampton, Virginia. They are Hampton Roads true professionals at delivering a high quality paintball experience for their guests. Woodsball, Hyperball and their MOUT site are just a few of the playing fields that continue to bring players back to Bethel Paintball to relive that hair raising, on the edge feeling that all adrenaline junkies are in search of.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a 383-acre theme park located in James City County, Virginia. The park, developed by Anheuser-Busch, is themed around various European countries. Whether you’re a kid, teen or adult, fun is always in season at Busch Gardens. With thrilling coasters, family-friendly shows, world-class dining and unique seasonal offerings, there's something to do all year long.
Water Country USA
176 Water Country Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Water Country USA is the Virginia's largest water park! It offers live entertainment, shops and restaurants, water rides, and other attractions, all of which have a 1950s or 1960s surf theme. Whether you’re on summer break or a family vacation, there are tons of things to do at this water park. With twists and turns and epic drops, their water slides may be the best place to cool off this summer.
100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
Visit the Mariners' Museum and learn about how the world's waterways connect people through shared maritime heritage. The Mariners’ Museum and Park is committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 32,000 objects and several million library and archive materials. They provide access to the collection through exhibitions, loans, publications, educational programs, and online media.
Virginia Living Museum
524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
Don't let the word "museum" fool you. Much of what you see at the Virginia Living Museum is very alive and interactive. There is no better place to experience Virginia's rich natural heritage, from the mountains to the sea. Located just 20 minutes from Williamsburg, the Virginia Living Museum is part zoo, nature park, aquarium, botanical garden, planetarium, and science center.