The City of Hampton has two distinct areas with links to the Chesapeake Bay, the downtown Hampton waterfront area and the Phoebus/Fort Monroe area. Both have things for visitors to see and do, including museums, historic architecture, shops, and entertainment.
The Air and Space Museum has an IMAX theater where you can view films in high quality digital 3D. During the winter months there’s even an outdoor skating rink.
There are often outdoor events scheduled for downtown during the summer months, including the popular Saturday Summer Street Fest.
At Fort Monroe, you can visit the historic fort and see Old Point Comfort lighthouse. The fort was strategically located on a point at the mouth of the Bay and it’s one of the prettiest locations in the area.
The nearby Phoebus neighborhood has lots of antique shops, galleries and restaurants, plus the American Theater.
Learn more about things to see and do in Hampton, Virginia – Hampton Attractions.
Places to Stay
Crown Plaza Hotel Hampton-Marina – The only hotel in Hampton’s downtown waterfront district. This waterfront hotel is close to the Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton Carousel, and Mill Point Park.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Hotel Convention Center & Spa – Large, 10-story hotel located adjacent to the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Free breakfast buffet. Indoor swimming pool and hot tub, plus fitness room and day spa.
Best Western Hampton Coliseum Inn – Located three blocks from the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Free breakfast. In-room microwave and mini-fridge. Outdoor swimming pool. Fitness center.
More Hampton Hotels – See our Hampton hotels location map, with additional hotel options.
- Hampton, Virginia – Official website, with information for residents.
- Visit Hampton – Official visitor information site for Hampton, Virginia.
- Downtown Hampton – Visitor information and downtown Hampton news from the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership.
- Hampton Traveler Reviews at TripAdvisor.com