In this week’s Hiking Hampton Roads, sports reporter Megan Plain continues her efforts to raise funds to fight the #1 and #5 killers, heart disease and stroke.
Even in an area as steeped in history as the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton stands a head taller. Here are a few quick examples. Hampton is the oldest continuous English-speaking settlement in the United States.
One of the newest beers at Oozlefinch Beers and Blending pays homage to a restaurant just a mile up the road.
A time ago, Hampton’s Air Power Park had three Ajax missiles — two were repainted white, remounted and now flank the entrance.
Two local entities have given themselves a branding makeover: CREW Hampton Roads has become CREW Coastal Virginia, and the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau has unveiled a new logo.
Standing near the entrance to Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, is a large specimen of a Southern live oak tree (Quercus virginiana) estimated to be between 150 and 200-years-old.
Margaret Wilson has deep roots in Aberdeen Gardens — her grandparents were among the first families to settle there decades before it became a renowned historic district in Hampton.
Graylyn Owens came to Fort Monroe early Saturday and sat in his car overlooking the Chesapeake Bay near the state marker that commemorates the arrival of first Africans to Virginia in 1619.
Built in 1803 and automated in 1972, the lighthouse is the second oldest on Chesapeake Bay. In the Anglo-American War it was seized by British forces during their advance on Washington, but survived serious damage.
You can easily spend a few days here and combine your visit with a side trip to some of the other popular destinations around the region. Use this guide to plan your visit and enjoy the best things to do in Hampton, VA.
Virginia’s Fort Monroe National Monument is the largest stone fort in American history as well as the site of Chief Black Hawk’s detainment, Civil War salvation, and the first arrival of Africans to the continent.
Grandview Nature Preserve is a gem of a beach in the Hampton Roads Area. Strolling the shoreline, visitors will have the opportunity to admire beautiful birds and wildlife.
In Hampton Roads and across the country, beer festivals have been a hallmark of spring and summer — from the mostly local Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival to the left-field collaboration beers of the overnight Common Grounds Festival in Virginia Beach.
Hampton Roads is the region around coastal Virginia that includes Hampton, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport News. It’s accessible by three airports and is a few hours from Richmond.
Even long before bridges made them easy to reach, Virginia beaches were attracting tourists from Washington D.C. and other communities on the eastern coast. Virginia offers something for everyone
Emancipation Oak is perhaps one of the most iconic trees in all of Virginia. This Live Oak, located on the campus of Hampton University, has born witnessed to some of the most significant moments of our state’s history.
A year ago, Hank and Henry Morgan were scurrying around War Memorial Stadium making sure the last coats of paint were applied and the final nails were driven just days before the Peninsula Pilots started another Coastal Plain League season.
Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams’ Something in the Water music festival was crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but his generosity in Hampton Roads is having an even greater impact for people in need.
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