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Top Attractions in Hampton Roads, VA

With our recent purchase of four new properties in lovely Hampton Roads, Virginia, we really couldn’t think of a better time to showcase some of the great things there are to see and do in the area.

A fantastic waterfront metropolitan, Hampton Roads is known for its shipyards, beaches, its ice-free harbor, and much more. It is also home to well known locales, like Virginia Beach and Norfolk. 

With the beautiful summer weather upon us, now is the time to explore. Discover some of the top attractions and things to do in Hampton Roads!

In Hampton.

– Visit the Bluebird Gap Farm.

An exciting, adventurous, and educational experience perfect for families, the Bluebird Gap Farm offers a 60-acre farm with over 150 domestic and wild animals. Here you’ll find whitetail deer, llamas, peacocks, horses, and goats, as well as a covered pavilion with picnic tables, an antique display barn, and much more!

– Take a Boat Tour.

One of Hampton’s highlights is, of course, the beautiful water that surrounds it. With so many boat and tour operators available, we recommend getting out on the water to experience it first hand!

– Explore the Sandy Bottom Nature Park.

A 456-acre environmental education and wildlife facility, Sandy Bottom Nature Park is a beautiful destination offering a nature center overlooking Sandy Bottom Lake, wetland marshes, and more – all ripe for exploration.

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In Norfolk.

– Wander Through the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

A beautiful botanical garden and arboretum, the Norfolk Botanical Garden is not to be missed! Explore many acres of gorgeous plants and flowers, including thousands of azaleas, rhododendrons, shrubs, trees, a Japanese garden, desert plants garden, and much more!

– Visit the Chrysler Museum of Art.

The Chrysler Museum of Art offers a collection of works from contemporary times to ancient Egypt. There are always exciting exhibitions in rotation, so be sure to check the schedule before you go!

– Tour the USS Wisconsin.

Berthed at Nauticus, the USS Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided tour or a guided option that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during WW II.

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Newport News

– Explore the U.S. Army Transportation Museum.

Go back in time with a visit to the U.S. Army Transportation Museum, a display of vehicles and other transportation-related equipment and memorabilia. 

– Walk Along the Newport News Park.

One of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi, the Newport News Park is a magnificent 7,711 acre oasis home to an incredible variety of native wildlife found in a natural setting of lush woodlands, flowering meadows, and shimmering lakes. 

– Visit the Mariners’ Museum.

One of the largest museums in North America, the Mariners’ Museum is where history comes alive! Explore many displays and exhibitions and get a sense of life at sea, deep sea exploration, and more.

Need a place to stay? Check out our Newport News extended stay property.