Williamsburg, Newport News and Yorktown
Located on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton is graced with miles of shoreline and breathtaking water views. The city is literally in the heart of the Hampton Roads region and the center of the East Coast. In Newport News, you can experience ships, history and the great outdoors. Williamsburg, for a long time, the only city government in Virginia. One reasonably could have expected that the first city in Virginia, capital of the largest and wealthiest of the American colonies, would become one day as a great metropolis.
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Dining and Shopping
You’ll find everything from A to Z in Hampton’s largest shopping area, which includes the exciting Peninsula Town Center, a mixed-use development that combines living with dining, shopping, services and special events. Dining, apparel, electronics, sporting goods, big box stores, specialty shops, medical and dental offices, drycleaners, hair and nail services, grocery stores-you name it and you can shop for it in Coliseum Central. Our countless Newport News restaurants embrace contemporary cuisine while staying true to culinary traditions. From delicious down-home diners, quaint cafes or fabulous five-star restaurants, satisfying fare won’t be hard to find. You’ll be able to enjoy flavors from every corner of the world when dining Newport News-style!
The only trouble you’ll have filling time in Newport News is picking an activity. The area’s historical attractions and museums, architectural and historical landmarks, sporting opportunities and natural parks are exceptional enough to attract experts, but they’re available for everyone to enjoy. Check out Fort Monroe’s Casemate Museum and African-American heritage sites at Hampton University. The Virginia Air & Space Center offers a hands-on look at the innovations of flight as well as a thrilling Digital 3D IMAX® theater experience.
Parks and Recreation
At Buckroe Beach park you can enjoy the wide, clean beach and gentle surf of the Chesapeake Bay. Lifeguards on duty during the summer season. Watercraft available for rent and picnic shelters available for a fee. Playground. For the convenience of our visitors, pets are not allowed May 15th-September 15th. Open daily year-round. Summer season runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free admission.
Plan your adventure to Williamsburg, Virginia, where you can have a treetop adventure and participate in an interactive spy mission – all in the same day. In addition to historic attractions, there are world-class roller coasters in Busch Gardens and other theme parks, Broadway-style shows in our theaters, and a sunset voyage on a pirate ship, among other tours. Walk along the beach, and bike the miles of scenic trails along the Colonial Parkway. Raise your glass in a vineyard or working microbrewery, like the award-winning Alewerks, and toast the modern-day conveniences of 18th-century museums and art galleries.