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Fun in Hampton Roads

New to Hampton Roads? Looking for something to do in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk or beyond? Don’t worry – here’s my guide to Fun in Hampton Roads.

Fun in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads has a lot to offer. Whether you’re new here or a lifelong resident, there’s always something new to try.

Best of all, if you’re military, retired, or a student, there are tons of discounts out there!


Hampton Roads is filled with beaches. Most of our cities have a beach. Go swimming, surfing, strolling or just hang out and get a tan. In the summer, Hampton Roads is filled with free festivals and concerts at our beaches. Here are the best beaches to try:


Virginia Beach

Croatan Beach
Sandbridge Public Beach
Little Island Park
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
First Landing State Park

Norfolk – check out Ocean View

Hampton & Newport News

Buckroe Beach
Grandview Nature Preserve
Outlook Beach-Fort Monroe
Huntington Park

Williamsburg & Yorktown

Jamestown Beach Park
Yorktown Beach


What good is a list of Fun in Hampton Roads without mentioning our history? As the first permanent English settlement in the New World, Hampton Roads is steeped in historical sites. Each city has a little something…

Virginia Beach & Chesapeake

Adam Thoroughgood House
Cape Henry Lighthouse
Francis Land House
Battlefield Park


Battleship Wisconsin
Fort Norfolk
Wells Theatre

Colonial Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown)

Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement
Yorktown Victory Center
Patriot Tours & Provisions
James River Plantations
James River Plantations
Endview Plantation
Lee Hall Mansion


There’s lots of fun in Hampton Roads at our amusement parks. We have roller coasters, water parks, go-carts and more.

Ocean Breeze Fun Park
Motor World
Atlantic Fun Park
Busch Gardens
Water Country


Fun in Hampton Roads… go to the beach!

There are lots of opportunities for family fun in Hampton Roads. We have tons of activities, museums, and destinations for all ages to enjoy.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Aquarium
Indoor Skydiving
Jungle Golf
Military Aviation Museum
Ice Skating

Norfolk & Portsmouth

Virginia Zoo
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Chysler Museum
Virginia Children’s Museum

Hampton & Newport News

Virginia Air & Space Center
Virginia Living Museum
Mariners’ Museum and Park


Go Ape Rope Course
Great Wolf Lodge
Bounce House Williamsburg



For those of you who love the thrill of live sports, here is some competitive fun in Hampton Roads:

Adult Leagues for Softball, Basketball and Football
The Fieldhouse (indoor sports for kids)
Norfolk Admirals Hockey
Norfolk Tides Baseball


Hampton Roads is an excellent place for boating and fishing. There are public piers and boat launches for fishing, or you can go on a charter boat for deep sea fishing. We also offer lots of whale watching tours and tallship tours of our harbors.

A List of Charter Boats in Hampton Roads
Whale Watching and Dolphin Tours
Tallship Tours of the Colonial Triangle


Fun in Hampton Roads includes festivals. Lots and lots of festivals. We celebrate wine, beer, strawberries, seafood, patriotism and more.

Virginia Beach

Neptune Festival
Strawberry Festival
Free concert schedule at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront


Wine Festival
Beer Festival

Hampton & Newport News

Jazz Festival
Blackbeard Festival
Oyster Roast


If you’re willing to drive a little ways, Hampton Roads can be your jumping off point to a marvelous day trip or weekend getaway. After all, we’re very close to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Mountains, skiing, and the museums of Washington DC.

Outer Banks
Eastern Shore
Wintergreen Resort
Natural Bridge
Virginia Safari Park
Luray Caverns
Massanutten Resort
Snowshoe Mountain
Washington D.C.
Northern Neck
Virginia Wine Trail
Shenandoah National Park-Skyline Drive
Natural Bridge
Crabtree Falls Trail

Hampton Roads has a little bit of everything, from beaches to museums to sports, theme parks, and more.

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