Stay near Hampton’s Best Things to Do
Located less than 10 miles from the beach, the Country Inn & Suites, Hampton, VA puts you near the heart of Hampton Roads. Attend a meeting at nearby companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin, and then discover Virginia’s rich history at Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. Tour the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, or visit a student on the beautiful campus of Hampton University, home to the nation’s oldest African American museum. Here with kids? Feel your adrenaline surge on the roller coasters at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, or splash down heart-pounding water rides at Water Country USA. For a relaxed day trip, head about 35 miles southeast to the warm sands of Virginia Beach.
- Hampton University (5.8 miles)
Stroll through the elegant campus of Hampton University, one of the country’s top-ranked Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and home to the Pirates.
Phone: +1 (757) 727-5000
- Christopher Newport University (6 miles)
Home to more than 5,000 undergraduate students, Virginia’s youngest comprehensive university offers a full range of liberal arts degrees.
Phone: +1 (757) 594-7000
- American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (17 miles)
Immerse yourself in American history at this museum commemorating the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.
Phone: +1 (757) 253-4838
- Colonial Williamsburg (25.3 miles)
An American landmark, Colonial Williamsburg offers a can’t-miss experience with living history interpreters, museums, shopping and dining.
Phone: +1 (757) 229-1000
- Jamestown Rediscovery—Historic Jamestowne (31.2 miles)
Home of America’s first permanent English colony, Jamestown is now an interactive historical site introducing visitors to the European settlement of the New World.
Phone: +1 (757) 856-1250
Music and the Arts:
- Hampton Coliseum (2.2 miles)
Enjoy events like WWE Live, thrilling concerts and international conventions in this 9,777-seat arena.
Phone: +1 (757) 838-4203
- Ferguson Center for the Arts (6.5 miles)
See the symphony or catch a play at this performing arts center located on the campus of Christopher Newport University.
Phone: +1 (757) 594-7448
- Virginia Air & Space Center (4.6 miles)
Let your imagination take flight as you gaze at suspended aircraft, explore historic amateur radio equipment or take a simulated launch to Mars.
Phone: +1 (757) 727-0800
- Hampton University Museum (6.3 miles)
Hampton University Museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States and houses a collection of more than 9,000 objects.
Phone: +1 (757) 727-5308
- The Mariners' Museum and Park (6.3 miles)
More than 550 acres of wooded beauty and 17,500 square feet of nautical exhibit space make this attraction a favorite with many Newport News tourists.
Phone: +1 (757) 596-2222
- Peninsula Town Center (1.1 miles)
Shopping, dining and a premium movie theater await you at this outdoor shopping complex.
Phone: +1 (757) 838-1505
- City Center at Oyster Point (5.8 miles)
Explore this shopping complex with a five-acre fountain, restaurants like Tucanos Brazilian Grill and eclectic retail destinations.
Phone: +1 (757) 873-2020
Beaches and Amusement Parks:
- Buckroe Beach and Park (7.3 miles)
In addition to peaceful views of the ships in Chesapeake Bay, this quiet beach offers a three-quarter-mile stretch of clean sands and gentle surf.
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg (20.4 miles)
Overcome your fear of heights on the Alpengeist®, the legendary roller coaster that takes you up 195 feet before plunging you back to earth. Other attractions at Busch Gardens include rare animals, live shows and artisan shops.
Phone: +1 (800) 343-7946
- Water Country USA (21 miles)
Make a splash at Water Country USA, home to thrilling water rides like Nitro Racer®, an anything-but-lazy river called the Hubba Hubba Highway and attractions designed for younger kids.
Phone: +1 (800) 343-7946
- Virginia Beach (35 miles)
This pristine beach is the perfect spot to go biking, play in the ocean, test yourself with adventure sports or dine on freshly caught seafood.
Phone: +1 (757) 385-4700
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) (10 miles)
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