Places to Visit in Hampton VA

Planning  a vacation in Hampton? Find out below some cool places to visit in Hampton besides spending time at the beach:

Virginia Air & Space Center

The Virginia Air & Space Center is without a doubt, one of the top attractions in town and one of the most popular places to visit in Hampton VA.
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The space center is located on the Riverfront and it’s one of those attractions where the family can spend a whole day enjoying fun and interactive exhibits such as a radio satellite station and sitting in the cockpit of a replica fighter jet.

Victoria Boulevard

Victoria Boulevard is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Virginia, and one of the best places to visit in Hampton VA to soak in Hampton’s English heritage.

Victoria Boulevard is known as Little England which is a perfect name-fit for the historic district as it boasts stunning Victorian homes and picturesque streets dotted with giant oaks.

One of the highlights of a tour of Victoria Boulevard is visiting St. John's Church, which is the oldest English-speaking church in the US, so don’t miss it!

Buckroe Beach

Virginia is known for its lovely family-friendly beaches such as Buckroe Beach, which is without a doubt, one of the top beaches in Virginia.
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Buckroe Beach boasts beautiful white sand beach, playing areas for kids, as well as plenty of entertainment opportunities during the summer months such as the Bay concerts and outdoor movie nights on Tuesdays.

Mariners Museum

Mariners' Museum is located within Mariners Museum Park and it’s another of the places to visit in Hampton VA where you can see interesting exhibits on display such as the replica of the USS Monitor ship.

Another cool exhibit is the USS Monitor Center which allows you to experience the battle of Ironclads through interactive movies, and a replica 120-ton turret and gun carriages.

Besides the USS Monitor Center, the museum boasts an extensive collection on maritime objects such as runabouts and sail boats.

Sandy Bottom Nature Park

Sandy Bottom Nature Park is one of the best places to visit in Hampton VA to enjoy fun outdoor activities with the family. The park boasts lots of easy walking trails and a lake where you can enjoy fun rides on a paddle-boat.

You can also enjoy camping, fishing, walking your dog, visit the animal refuge onsite, and check out the exhibits at the nature center.

Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe is another attraction worth adding to your list of places to visit in Hampton VA, especially if you’ve never been to a stone fort before.

The fort offers free guided walking tours of the fort’s main buildings and historic sights such as Jefferson Davis memorial park, and the Casemate Museum which boasts interesting dioramas, and the actual jail cell where President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned.

Hampton University Museum & Hampton History Museum

If you’re a fan of art, make sure you add the Hampton University Museum and the Hampton History Museum to your list of places to visit in Hampton VA.

Hampton University Museum is located inside the Hampton University campus and boasts thousands of objects and collections on African-American art, Native American and Asian art.

The Hampton History Museum boasts even more interesting objects on display as well as reproduction artifacts from Hampton’s colonial era such as a cheerleader's megaphone, children's toy, reed mats, log canoes, a red fire engine, a WWII parachute, and more.

Hampton Coliseum

Hampton Coliseum is without a doubt, one of the best places to visit in Hampton VA for an evening out catching regular events such as monster trucks racing or wrestling, as well as live shows and music concerts such as Disney On Ice.

By the way, if you’re a fan of jazz and are planning a trip to Hampton this summer, be sure your trip coincides with the Hampton Jazz Festival in June 22nd.

Bluebird Gap Farm

If you’re looking for more fun places to visit in Hampton VA, Bluebird Gap Farm is another green area where you can spend a fun day out with the family and kids.

You can pet and feed the animals at the farm, enjoy a picnic on the grassy areas, as well as fun walks through the farm’s many trails.

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