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A city with an old soul and youthful enthusiasm. A Coastal Virginia vacation destination with fascinating sights to see and interesting things to do. A convention city with flexible facilities and a confident, can-do attitude.

Situated in the middle of the Hampton Roads region and the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, Hampton welcomes vacationers and meeting attendees alike with charming hospitality, multi-faceted attractions and activities, and an atmosphere of discovery that you'll find pleasantly surprising.

Hampton's legacy as the city "First from the Sea, First to the Stars" is captured in this combination ticket.
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Hampton WatersportsFind out about the the #1 watersports rental center in Hampton Roads!
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Historical Fort Monroe Picture Biking Scavenger HuntCome get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and see some historical views.
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Discover Hampton Smartphone Tour SeriesHampton Smartphone Tours feature a mix of history and local knowledge.
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Museum releases new report on arrival of first Africans at Point Comfort in 1619

The Hampton History Museum has prepared a new report detailing the arrival almost 400 years ago of a small group of Africans at Point Comfort in Hampton.  The report, "1619: Virginia's First Africans," tells how the Africans came to be aboard the Eng…

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30th Annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade Returns December 7

On Friday, December 7, cruise into the holiday spirit at the 30th annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade. More than 30 boats are expected to participate in this free nautical light show taking place on the downtown Hampton waterfront.

The event…

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Kick-off the Holiday Season with the 7th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination December 7th!

It’s a winter wonderland in Phoebus! Join us for the 7th Annual Phoebus Holiday Illumination Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special holiday tree lighting at 8 p.m. Phoebus will be filled with a variety of holiday-themed crafts…

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