Hampton, VA

Travel Guide
Hampton which includes modern architecture, a marina and boating
This small bayside city in Virginia is known for its scenic beauty, deep-sea fishing and forts preserved from the Civil War.

Visit old forts, browse antique shops or go fishing on the bay at Hampton, a small beachside city on the south shoreline of Chesapeake Bay. Hampton has many natural attractions, including wide, clean beaches, as well as a fascinating Civil War history.

Locals and visitors favor Buckroe Beach and Park northeast of the city center for its pristine shoreline. From this beach you can rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the bay. Go swimming in the gentle surf then have lunch at one of the picnic shelters, which have grills and tables. Photographers and bird watchers will love the 475 acres (192 hectares) of pristine wilderness at Grandview Nature Preserve, which has beachfront access to the bay.

Hampton has good facilities for sports, especially fishing and boating. Join a charter service to go deep-sea fishing or, if you have a boat, make use of the marinas or boat ramps. The city also has golf courses and a tennis center.Spend a day getting to know Hampton’s distinct neighborhoods, which can all be explored on foot. Phoebus National Historic District has wide streets, local arts and crafts and antique shops. Downtown Hampton offers shopping and restaurants in a waterfront setting. Go to Coliseum Central to shop for big-name brands.

Learn about Hampton’s military history at Fort Monroe, the largest stone fort ever erected in the U.S. The building was used during the Civil War. See where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned and the quarters where President Abraham Lincoln was once a guest. The on-site Casemate Museum offers interactive exhibits. Visit nearby Fort Wool, President Andrew Jackson’s “summer White House,” and the Virginia Air & Space Center.

Hampton’s temperate climate makes it ideal for visitors year-round. Come in summer for the annual Hampton Jazz Festival, which has been running for nearly five decades.

Reach Hampton by car via Interstate 64. Or, fly in to either the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport or Norfolk International Airport, and then rent a car or catch a cab to get to downtown Hampton.

Where to stay in Hampton

Best Western Hampton Coliseum Inn
Best Western Hampton Coliseum Inn
2.5 out of 5
1916 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
The price is $74 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$74
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Hampton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,013 reviews)
"Was at Best Western 20th through 22nd. All I have to say excellent hotel. Will stay here again with the family in the near future."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Best Western Hampton Coliseum Inn
Hyatt Place Hampton Convention Center
Hyatt Place Hampton Convention Center
3 out of 5
1905 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA, 23666
The price is $94 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$94
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Hampton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (736 reviews)
"I liked everything about the property. Having to leave too early."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Hyatt Place Hampton Convention Center
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Convention Center
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
1700 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
The price is $110 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$110
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Hampton. Enjoy free breakfast, WiFi, and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,015 reviews)
"The breakfast and happy hour is superb"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2023

Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Charming 2 bed 1 bath near Langley Air Force Base
Charming 2 bed 1 bath near Langley Air Force Base
Hampton, VA
Stay at this vacation home in Hampton. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Air Power Park and Hampton City Hall are located ...
Charming 2 bed 1 bath near Langley Air Force Base
Hampton Sanctuary w/ Fire Pit & Fenced Yard!
Hampton Sanctuary w/ Fire Pit & Fenced Yard!
Hampton, Virginia
Stay at this vacation home in Hampton. Enjoy onsite parking, a TV, and cable/satellite TV. Popular attractions Buckroe Beach and Park and Outlook Beach are located ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Family New Year Trip
"It was a great mini vacation! We’re a really big family, and we really enjoyed our stay"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Hampton Sanctuary w/ Fire Pit & Fenced Yard!
Simply Panache Place
Simply Panache Place
4 out of 5
34 East Mellen Street, Suite B, Hampton, VA, 23663
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Hampton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Fantastic stay with wonderful hospitality
"Delightful spot and owners/management. Breakfast cost a little beyond the voucher, but it is a full restaurant breakfast with incredible food and service! We had a rollaway (for an additional fee) and my daughter said it was incredibly comfortable. Wish there had been nightstands in the bedroom, ..."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2019

Simply Panache Place
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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