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ampton presents opportunities unique in Coastal Virginia, whether you are interested in history, shopping, recreation, beaches or delicious local cuisine. Learn about Hampton’s history from the sea to the stars through the exhibits and artifacts at the downtown Hampton History Museum and, across the street, launch into the realm of aeronautic exploration at the Virginia Air & Space Center, the visitor center for NASA Langley and Langley Air Force Base.  This year Hampton celebrates the 100th anniversary of Langley Air Force Base. We encourage you to join our celebration with a visit to the center. Visit Fort Monroe, one the nation’s newest national monuments, to learn how a major blow to slavery was struck with the Contraband Decision at the Union-held fort. A tour of the Casemate Museum inside the moated stone fortress reveals the many significant occurrences that have taken place at Old Point Comfort, including the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in English North America. Stand beneath the limbs of Emancipation Oak on the campus of Hampton University, the site of the first Southern reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Booker T. Washington Memorial is located within view of the tree. You can easily visit other African American heritage sites on the campus and around Hampton by following our Family Tree Heritage Sites Guide available at the Hampton Visitor Center. Complementing Hampton’s heritage are its many cultural opportunities. Hampton University Museum features a collection of more than 9,000 works of multicultural art and artifacts; the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center showcases regional artists through changing exhibits; and the world-class artists performing at The American Theatre and the Hampton Coliseum dazzle during the evening hours. Water recreation is a major draw, highlighted by Chesapeake Bay beaches at Buckroe, Fort Monroe and Grandview Nature Preserve. Buckroe also features a park, playground and fishing pier. Spend some time on the water during a Miss Hampton II harbor tour or Ocean Eagle fishing excursion. Our creeks and rivers also offer opportunities for paddlers, and there are several hiking and jogging trails to explore on land. Three distinct Hampton districts present shopping opportunities that are unique to their special surroundings. At Peninsula Town Center you’ll find your favorite national retailers, while eclectic boutique, book and specialty retailers await in Downtown Hampton and historic Phoebus. Our dining is just as varied! The calendar of special events inside the pages of this guide along with our visitor information specialists will assist you in making your Hampton visit as exciting or restful as you wish. Thank you for choosing to visit Hampton.​ Sincerely,​

George Wallace​ Mayor, City of Hampton

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BEACHES

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COLISEUM CENTRAL PAGE 6

PENINSULA TOWN CENTER PAGE 8

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n 2016 Hampton and Joint Base Langley Eustis celebrate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of land for Langley Air Force Base, one of the earliest military bases in America specifically built for air power. In 1915 at the onset of the First World War, Congress established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The committee was “to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution.” A site was needed for aeronautical research, experiments, and flight tests. Hampton sons Harry Holt, Hunter R. Booker, Nelson Groome and Frank Darling convinced the federal government to consider land in Elizabeth City County now within the City of Hampton, that was open, flat and close to water. It was also unobstructed for expansion

and close to Fort Monroe, a US Army installation. These features were attractive to the military and on December 30, 1916, the federal government made its first land purchase for aviation purposes with 1,650 acres among the farms, forests, and swamps located along the Back River. The airfield built there by the Army Air Service and NACA was named for Samuel Pierpont Langley, the pioneer of American military aviation. Langley Field grew, and the designation of the military aviation group changed. In 1918 it was called the Army Air Service, in 1926 the Army Air Corps, and in 1941, as America entered World War II, the Army Air Forces. Finally, in 1947, it became a separate branch of the military, the United States Air Force, and a year later, Langley Field took its present name, Langley Air Force Base. Langley

is the oldest continually active air force base in the world, and is the oldest airfield in Virginia. On October 1, 2010, Langley Air Force Base was joined with Fort Eustis to become Joint Base Langley Eustis. Langley, now situated on 3,152 acres of land between the City of Hampton, NASA Langley Research Center and the northwest and southwest branches of the Back River, sustains the important mission for our nation of fast global deployment and air superiority. To commemorate a century of Langley’s history on the Virginia Peninsula, Joint Base Langley Eustis will host a 100th anniversary open house, April 22-24, 2016, at Langley Air Force Base. The 2016 Air Power Over Hampton Roads airshow event will provide a unique look at the F-22, as well as showcase the 633rd Air Base Wing and 1st Fighter Wing missions. Langley is also home to the F-22 Raptor Demo Team. This team travels all over the world performing different maneuvers used in air combat, and is used to help recruit for the United States Air Force. Performing in airshows and other special events all around the world, the squadron is the only demonstration team in the world to use the F-22 Raptor. Year-round, visit the Virginia Air & Space Center, visitor center for Langley Air Force Base, on the downtown Hampton waterfront.

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Coliseum Central

COLISEUM CENTRAL IS A 1,900 ACRE RETAIL, DINING AND EVENT DESTINATION IN THE HEART OF HAMPTON. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF I-64 AND 664, COLISEUM CENTRAL IS HOME TO MORE THAN 600 RESTAURANTS, LODGING, OFFICE, MEDICAL AND SHOPPING ESTABLISHMENTS. ITS RICH HISTORY HAS LAID THE PATH FOR A WONDERFUL PRESENT AND AN EVEN MORE EXCITING FUTURE. WHATEVER YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, YOU CAN FIND IT IN COLISEUM CENTRAL… OR AS WE LIKE TO SAY, GET CENTERED IN COLISEUM CENTRAL. Retail and Restaurants

Coliseum Central Business Improvement District boasts fourteen shopping centers and some of the best retail choices in the region. Mixed-use development Peninsula Town Center features more than 70 stores and restaurants. Big box retailers WalMart and Target provide everyday needs while Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls provide fashionable and affordable apparel and home goods. The District is also home to long-standing, family-owned businesses such as Goodman & Sons Jewelers and Andrea’s Pizza. No matter what is on your shopping list, be it back-toschool apparel at JC Penney, camping and fishing gear at Bass Pro Shops, or the latest bestseller at Barnes & Noble, you can find it here. The area also offers dozens of restaurants to suit your palate and budget. From quick service to fine dining, American fare to Caribbean cuisine, Coliseum Central offers a combination of popular chains and local favorites. Courtyard Hampton features a new state-of-the-art lobby with flexible work spaces, free WiFi and easy access to the latest news, weather & airport conditions via our GoBoard. The Bistro at our Hampton hotel provides a variety of breakfast items in the morning and healthy dinner options with cocktail service in the evenings. Relax in your spacious guest room with luxurious Marriott bedding, free internet access and ergonomic work space, or stay fit in our Hampton hotel fitness center and outdoor pool (open seasonally). The hotel is easily accessible from I-64 and close to the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Peninsula Town Center, Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Busch Gardens. Luxury Bedding For 146 Rooms • Free Wifi • Meeting Room (625 Square Feet) Board Room (Seats 10) • In-Room Coffee • Refrigerator In All Rooms • On-Site Fitness Center Onsite Business Center • Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)

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Entertainment, Sports and Lodging

Courtyard Hampton 1917 Coliseum Drive Hampton, Virginia 23666 USA Phone:1-757-838-3300 Fax:1-757-838-6387 Toll-free:1-800-321-2211

Home to the Hampton Roads Convention Center and the iconic Hampton Coliseum, the District welcomes hundreds of thousands of spectators, conventioneers and locals each year to partake in entertainment and convention activities. Musical legends including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis and the Rolling Stones have performed at the Coliseum since its doors opened in 1970.


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For family-friendly entertainment, consider Bluebird Gap Farm - a 60 acre farm and petting zoo that features a playground, picnic tables and an arboretum. Or, unwind at one of the four bowling alleys or movie theaters within the District. Coliseum is also proud to host many regional and national sporting competitions such as AAU basketball tournaments and the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K. With over a dozen great lodging options, you are sure to find a comfortable and affordable place to lay your head. All properties are located in close proximity to city event venues.

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Coliseum Central features an array of medical and fitness facilities. The nationally recognized and award-winning Sentara CarePlex is a 224- bed hospital featuring excellent staff, innovative technology and techniques, and the area’s first dedicated orthopedic hospital. Patient First offers urgent care services, primary care physicians, and x-ray and lab testing. Throughout the District, there are

dozens of specialized facilities ranging from behavioral health, dentistry, long-term healthcare and much more. If you’d like to maintain your fitness level or get back in shape, there are options such as Planet Fitness and the Sentara Center for Health & Fitness. You can even stroll along the one mile marked path designed by the American Heart Association located in Peninsula Town Center. *See map and restaurant listings on page 46

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Peninsula Town Center in Coliseum Central

COASTAL VIRGINIA’S PREMIER OUTDOOR SHOPPING CENTER A visit to Hampton is incomplete without a day spent at the Peninsula Town Center. Guests and locals gather in this beautifully landscaped, outdoor shopping destination to shop, dine, and enjoy year-round entertainment.

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Peninsula Town Center features over 70 specialty retailers from The Limited, J.Jill, Clarks, New York & Company, LOFT and Victoria’s Secret to Charming Charlie, H&M, Journeys and Forever 21. For those visiting or new to the area, you can stop by the Guest Service Office for a VIP Savings Pass that includes exclusive coupons from retailers and restaurants. If a great meal is what you’re after, Peninsula Town Center has you covered. Choose from a wide variety of restaurants including: Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Greene Turtle, Sushi King and Monsoon Eclectic Indian Cuisine. Bar Louie, Park Lane Tavern and Avenue Blue Piano & Wine Bar offer a fun environment

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for a night out, offering great drink specials and promotions. Cinebistro, Peninsula Town Center’s state of the art movie theater, features in-theater dining, bowling and billiards. Find something for everyone, no matter the time of year. From live music, family-friendly entertainment and shopping events in the spring and summer months to various festivals and holiday events in the fall and winter, Peninsula Town Center has it all! Conveniently located on Mercury Boulevard, just off I-64, Peninsula Town Center is close to hotels, the Hampton Coliseum, the Hampton Roads Convention Center and other area attractions. Visit www.peninsulatowncenter.com to find information about upcoming events and a full listing of retailers and restaurants, including their sales and specials. Stop by and see why Peninsula Town Center is one of the best shopping, dining and entertainment experiences in Coastal Virginia!

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ort Monroe National Monument is located on Old Point Comfort where the Hampton Roads Harbor meets the Chesapeake Bay. The point of land has been a place of strategic importance since before English colonization due to its proximity to the natural deep water channel. English colonists explored and named the site in April 1607 prior to the founding of Jamestown. In August 1619, the first documented Africans in Virginia arrived at Old Point Comfort aboard the White Lion, an English privateer based in the Netherlands. Colonial officials traded food for these “20 and odd” Africans, who had been captured from a Portuguese slave ship. This is the first recorded history of the documented trade of Africans in the English New World. A series of fortifications occupied the site between 1609 and 1749, but none would be permanent until construction began on Fort Monroe in 1819. The Old Point Comfort Lighthouse was the only substantial structure on the site during the War of 1812. The lack of coastal defenses here and throughout the nation prompted the young U.S. government to build an interconnected system of forts after the war. Fort Monroe was the first and largest of this “Third-System” of fortifications. The structure was designed by French engineer Simon Bernard and named in honor of President James Monroe. The fort took over 15 years to build and was completed with a combination of enslaved, contract, and military convict labor. The masonry fort covers an area of 63 acres and visitors can still

Image courtesy of Fort Monroe National Monument and the National Park Service

Fort Monroe

Explore the Stories of Freedom at Fort Monroe

Discover History at “Freedom’s Fort”

walk the 1.3 miles atop the fort’s ramparts. The • Largest stone fortification fort is encircled by a tidal moat that is fed by Mill in the United States Creek. During the Civil War, the Union-held fort • History of Fort Monroe earned the nickname “Freedom’s Fortress” when thousands of enslaved people sought refuge there and were declared Contraband of War by Union CASEMATE commander Major General Benjamin Butler. Fort MUSEUM Monroe served as an active U.S. Army installation until September 15, 2011. Programs and events at Fort Monroe are Free self-guided tours presented through a collaboration of the Fort 20 Bernard Road | Fort Monroe, VA 23651 Monroe Authority, the National Park Service, and the City of Hampton. Self-guided walking tours of fmauthority.com/casemate the fort are available as well as the National Park Service’s Fort Monroe Junior Ranger Program. For more information, please call 757-722-3678 (FORT). Fort Monroe’s history is interpreted for visitors at the Casemate Museum. Located on the fort at 20 Bernard Road, the Museum is open daily 10:30 a.m. – Paradise Ocean Club is Your One-Stop 4:30 p.m. Memorial Day Relaxation & Event Destination! through Labor Day, and Located on Fort Monroe, Virginia! Tues-Sun the remainder of the year. Admission is free. See page 15 for more information, or • Seafood Restaurant • Olympic-size Pool call 757-788-3391.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS Everyone is invited to take part in the celebration as the National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016! The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and community engagement through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs. Fort Monroe also recognizes an anniversary as November 1, 2016 marks the fifth year since becoming a unit of the National Park Service. Fort Monroe invites you to ‘find your park’ by discovering its natural beauty and new programs that are available.

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oted for its charming architecture, adventurous culinary establishments and antiquing bargains, Phoebus began as a village named Mill Creek after the body of water that separated the community from Fort Monroe. Because of its location, the waterfront community played a pivotal role during the early years that defined America. Phoebus has been neighbor to strategicallypositioned military encampments guarding the

lower Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads since 1609. During the Revolutionary War, area settlements were burned by invading British troops. During the Civil War, residents were situated between the Union-held Fort Monroe and Confederate forces. Enslaved people sought and found freedom at Fort Monroe, and encampments of refugees and Union forces resulted, known as Slabtown and Camp Hamilton, respectively.

After the Civil War, the village became home to former Union soldiers, freed men and women, and local watermen, and a thriving community developed. In 1900, the village was incorporated as a town and named after its most prominent citizen and entrepreneur, Harrison Phoebus. Finally in 1952, Phoebus became a part of the city of Hampton. In Phoebus, the past and the present come together to provide unique shopping and dining in a historic, welcoming waterfront community. It is a place where you can antique by day and enjoy the evening with dinner and a dazzling theatre performance. Buildings that once housed saloons, grocery stores and pharmacies are now home to shops that deal in vintage apparel, antiques and collectibles, design and creative businesses, jewelers, an auction house, pet grooming, marine supplies, sail and canvas makers, vintage lighting and other specialty shops. Performances at The American Theatre consistently impress audiences and reviewers alike, and can be decadently paired with tapas or dessert at nearby restaurants. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, Phoebus continues to maintain its distinct identity. You can experience Phoebus’ charm and historic past with the Discover Hampton Smartphone app found at www.visithampton.com. For additional information, contact the Partnership for a New Phoebus at 757-727-0808.

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Located in Historic Phoebus 11 E. Mellen Street Hampton, VA 23663

Hours: TUES. - FRI: 10:30-6:00; SAT: 12-4; we are closed on Mondays (757) 838-8346 • FAX (757) 838-1668 • www.margosgreekshop.com

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owntown Hampton is America’s original downtown, where you’ll find the perfect Coastal Virginia lifestyle. Award-winning restaurants, renowned events, history, shopping, and more mix with a close-knit community to create a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. The Hampton River waterfront provides a scenic half-mile walking trail. There are boat ramps and floating docks that allow easy access to the water for boaters and kayakers. Over nine miles of bike trails connect into downtown for great riding adventures. A growing number of boaters dock in Downtown Hampton while traveling the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and

the Chesapeake Bay. This is an ideal stopping point with six marinas offering a variety of amenities for all types of boaters, from sailboats to luxury yachts. There are a variety of family-friendly events held year-round. On Saturday nights from April through October, the Block Party features local and national acts performing on outdoor stages under the stars. Popular annual festivals such as the International Children’s Festival in April and Blackbeard Pirate Festival in June have received national acclaim, while 2016 presents exciting new events that will surely become instant favorites! Begin your exploration of Downtown Hampton with a visit to the Hampton Visitor Center,

Oyster Alley

Outdoor Dining • Live Entertainment

Serving Fresh Seafood Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner

757-727-9700

700 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton, VA 23669 www.hamptonmarinahotel.com Located in the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel

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La Bodega Hampton your neighborhood site for wine, beer & gourmet shopping, unparalleled delicatessan dining, great music & visiting with friends. 1 Block from Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton Piers, Hampton History Museum, Virginia Air & Space Center. Close to Fort Monroe, Langley Field/NASA & Hampton University.

22 Wine Street • Hampton, VA 23669 757-722-VINO • www.labodegahampton.com

Cricket Home • Gifts Clothes Art • Jewelry Accessories

40 Wine Street Hampton, Virginia 23669 757-722-1383 Kitty Favre

BEST GIFT SHOP

555 Settlers Landing Road Hampton, VA 23669 • 757-727-0600 A specialty store with unique gifts that are products of Virginia or represent Virginia. We make beautiful gift baskets and carry everything from art, jewelry, and pottery to t-shirts, food and wines. Open Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sun., 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Come visit the works of over 75 of the finest local and regional artists.

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Pottery, Jewelry Fiber, Wood, Glass Photography and Paintings. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:30 Sunday 12-5 Inquire about classes.

26 S. King Street Hampton VA 23669

Across from VA Air & Space Center

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located in the Hampton History Museum (120 Old Hampton Lane). The Hampton Visitor Center staff can provide assistance on local attractions and help you purchase your Sea to Stars Ticket, an inclusive discounted ticket that is good for one-time admission to the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside Digital 3D IMAX Theater, Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise, Hampton History Museum and the historic Hampton Carousel. Adult tickets are $39 and tickets for children ages 4-11 are $25. Gracious hospitality is extended at downtown accommodations Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel and the Magnolia House Inn Bed & Breakfast. Both are comfortably located for exploring downtown on foot. Downtown attractions such as the Hampton History Museum, Virginia Air & Space Center, the restored Hampton Carousel, the Miss Hampton II harbor tour boat, and St. John’s Episcopal Church, one of Hampton’s most historically significant landmarks, are all great places to learn more about the area.

Take a stroll across the Booker T. Washington Bridge and visit the historic Hampton University campus, where the world-class Hampton University Museum is located. The museum contains a collection of more than 9,000 artifacts and works of art. Pack a picnic from a downtown restaurant and bask in the sun aboard one of our charter boats. Spend an afternoon fishing for striped bass onboard the Ocean Eagle, docked adjacent to the Hampton Maritime Center. Visit www.downtownhampton.com for more detailed information on events, restaurants, stores, and historic downtown.

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Heritage

Hampton’s rich tapestry of African American heritage is presented in the Family Tree Heritage Sites Guide available at the Hampton Visitor Center. Throughout the Hampton Visitor Guide you will see sites with the symbol, denoting their African American heritage significance. The first African arrival in English North America occurred at Point Comfort in 1619, in present-day Hampton, Virginia. In 2019, our nation and the world will commemorate the 400th anniversary of this first arrival. Plan now to participate! To request a copy or view the Family Tree digital file, and to receive commemoration updates, go to www.VisitHampton.com/Discover/Heritage.

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Launch your Hampton vacation with the Sea To Stars Ticket and experience Hampton attractions at the best price value! Hampton’s 400-year legacy as the city “First from the Sea, First to the Stars” is captured in this combination ticket that mixes history, adventure, water recreation and pure fun. The ticket is good for one-time admission to:

Virginia Air & Space Center, Riverside IMAX Theater Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise Hampton History Museum Hampton Carousel Purchase tickets year-round at the Hampton Visitor Center. (harbor tour available April through October only)

Adults $39 • Children (ages 4-11) $25 Call 757-727-1102 or 800-800-2202 for details 14  2016 Hampton Visitor Guide

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ATTRACTIONS Denotes African American Heritage Site

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The Hampton Visitor Center is the perfect place to begin your city touring. There you will find a variety of maps, area attraction brochures, coupons, upcoming events and knowledgeable Information Specialists ready to answer any questions you might have. Purchase your Sea to Stars Ticket at the Visitor Center. This combo ticket offers the best value and includes admission to the Hampton History Museum, the Miss Hampton II Harbor Tour, a spin on the Hampton Carousel and the exhibits and IMAX film at the Virginia Air & Space Center. Open year-round: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. I-64, exit 267 April through Oct., you will find our helpful Visitor Information Specialists at help desks at the Hampton Maritime Center and the Virginia Air & Space Center. You’ll also find helpful staff at conventions, events and tournaments at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton Coliseum and the Boo Williams Sportsplex. These passionate locals will point you in the right direction for food, shopping and regional fun.

ABERDEEN GARDENS HISTORIC MUSEUM

55 and 57 N. Mary Peake Boulevard 757-722-2345 • 757-251-2283 www.aberdeengardens.org Aberdeen Gardens The museum celebrates the history, heritage and future of historic Aberdeen Gardens. The community was built for and by African Americans in 1934 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Settlement. For tours, call for an appointment. Free admission. I-664, exit 3

AIR POWER PARK

413 W. Mercury Boulevard 757-726-0650 Learn about the vital role Hampton played in America’s early space exploration and aircraft testing. Conduct your own self-guided tour in the park featuring jet planes, missiles, and rockets. Use the back of the brochure as a guide. Children’s playground area. Open year-round: daily 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free admission. I-64, exit 263B


Stay productive in our inviting Hampton, Virginia hotel THE AMERICAN THEATRE 125 E. Mellen Street 757-722-ARTS (2787) www.HamptonArts.net

Dating to 1908, this restored vaudeville house is now a thriving performing arts center presenting year-round live performances ranging from family fun, dance, jazz and world music to classical, symphony and theater. Visit HamptonArts.net for a performance schedule. Admission fee varies per event. I-64, exit 268

BASS PRO SHOPS® OUTDOOR WORLD® 1972 Power Plant Parkway 757-262-5200 www.basspro.com

Museum-quality wildlife dioramas, huge murals and chandeliers depicting outdoor scenes, massive log and rock work, waterfalls and a 19,000 gallon aquarium stocked with native fish species. Open year-round: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.9 p.m. & Sun 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Dec. 25. See store for holiday hours. Free admission. I-664, exit 2 or I-64, exit 263A

BLUEBIRD GAP FARM 60 Pine Chapel Road 757-825-4750 www.hampton.gov/bbgf

Bluebird Gap Farm Designed to resemble a working farm, this 60-acre site is home to domesticated and wild animals familiar to traditional Virginia farms. Playground for ages 2-12, picnic tables and shelter, grills, antique barn, garden and arboretum, and short walking trail on site. Open year-round: Wed-Mon 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Closed Tues and all major holidays. Free admission. I-64, exit 263B or I-664, exit 2

BUCKROE BEACH PARK 100 S. First Street 757-850-5134 www.hampton.gov/parks

Buckroe Beach and Park Enjoy the wide, clean beach and gentle surf of the Chesapeake Bay. Lifeguards on duty during the summer season. Picnic shelters, stage and pier available for rental. Playground on site. Pets are not allowed May 15-Sep. 15. Open yearround: Lifeguards present 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free admission. I-64, exit 268, left on Mallory St., right on Pembroke Ave.

CASEMATE MUSEUM AT FORT MONROE

• Located in the business, retail and entertainment district

• Complimentary internet access in all guest rooms

• Close to Shopping, Dining and entertainment

• Events space for 10 – 140 guests and business center

• 1 mile from Hampton Coliseum and Hampton Roads Convention Center

• Garden Grille & Bar restaurant serving breakfast and dinner

• Fitness center and indoor pool

• 24-hour business center

1999 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, Virginia, 23666 TEL: +1-757-310-6323 • FAX: +1-757-310-6324

20 Bernard Road Fort Monroe 757-788-3391 National Park Service 757-722-FORT (3678)

Fort Monroe’s Casemate Museum Fort Monroe, a National Monument, is the largest stone fort ever built in the United States. Located within the fort’s walls, the Casemate Museum chronicles the over 400-year history of Old Point Comfort and Fort Monroe. During the Civil War, Fort Monroe was a Union-held bastion and sheltered thousands of enslaved freedom seekers. Visit the cell where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned. Other must-see sites within walking distance of the museum include Lee’s Quarters, the Chapel of the Centurion, Quarters #1, the Lincoln Gun and the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse. For additional information on visiting Fort Monroe, see page 9. Open year-round: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, Tues-Sun remainder of the year. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1. Guided tours available by reservation for groups of 8 or more, 757-788-3391 opt. 1. I-64, exit 268

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Virginia

Air & Space Center

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visit to the Virginia Air & Space Center is an awe-inspiring celebration of aviation milestones, space exploration, and technological advances. From historic aircraft suspended from the Center’s 94-foot ceiling to the unforgettable space capsule display in the main gallery, visitors come faceto-face with amazing artifacts and hands-on, minds-on exhibits that will make imaginations soar! Add to that, spectacular giant-screen, digital IMAX films, and amazing programs that bring science, technology, engineering, and math to life, and you have a recipe for adventure for the entire family! The official visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center, the Virginia Air & Space Center is located on Downtown Hampton’s historic waterfront. The Center is home to more than 100 historic aeronautic and space exploration exhibits. NASA artifacts include the Lunar Excursion Module Simulator (or LEMS), used by astronauts like Neil Armstrong in training to land on the moon, a three-billion-year-old moon rock, a Mars meteorite, and more. The Virginia Air & Space Center also boasts an extraordinary collection of NASA space capsules, including test flight vehicles from the Mercury and Gemini programs, to the Apollo 12 Command Module, and an Orion test flight, NASA’s next step in deep space exploration. The Virginia Air & Space Center recently opened two new permanent exhibits that capture the eye and imagination. The Solarium: Reaching New Heights immerses students, teachers, and life-long learners into the Sun’s atmosphere and provides an up-close and personal look into the world of heliophysics (the study of the sun and its interactions with Earth). Engineer it! An Imagination Playground is a new and innovative playground that allows families to have fun creating and learning together, learning social development, movement, and above all, FUN! This exhibit helps inspire young builders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), while allowing them to be creative and imaginative. The exhibit features larger-than-life blocks for giant scale buildings and tabletop blocks for smaller hands. From animals to robots, houses to rocket ships, kids are encouraged to think outside the box, while working together. Guest can take it home with the Imagination Playground 3D Builder app, available on both Apple and Android Devices. A visit to the Virginia Air & Space Center isn’t complete without experiencing a giant-screen IMAX film in the Riverside Digital 3D IMAX Theater. Digital IMAX 3D delivers the brightness, clarity and depth, creating unmatched experiences and images that leap off a screen five stories high. The cutting-edge audio technology enhances what you hear helping you to see and feel the IMAX experience. A variety of educational films fill the screen throughout the year. For current films and showtimes visit the website at www.vasc.org.

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THE CHARLES H. TAYLOR ARTS CENTER 4205 Victoria Boulevard 757-727-1490 www.HamptonArts.net

Hampton’s visual arts center, located in a repurposed 1925 neoclassical building, houses six galleries that display seven different art exhibitions annually, featuring a variety of media, subjects and styles by established and emerging regional artists from Hampton Roads and Virginia. Classes in the visual arts are offered quarterly. See the Calendar of Events for exhibition schedules. Open year-round: Tues-Fri 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat & Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mon and all major holidays. Free admission. I-64, exit 267

FORT WOOL

Hampton Roads Harbor 800-800-2202 • 757-727-1102 www.hampton.gov/parks

Robert E. Lee directed construction of the fort which was built on a man-made island of stone. Dating to 1819, it played important roles in the Civil War and in both World Wars, bearing witness to the battle of the Ironclads. The fort was also a favorite escape of President Andrew Jackson. Although not accessible by car, it is featured during the Miss Hampton II harbor tour. Private boats are welcome to dock May through Sep. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m

GRANDVIEW NATURE PRESERVE Entrance on State Park Dive 757-850-5134 www.hampton.gov/parks

Ideal for observing wildlife, kayaking, hiking and fishing, this 578-acre preserve and estuary on the Chesapeake Bay includes 2 1/2 miles of tranquil bay-front beach. Open year-round: daily. Free admission. I-64, exit 267 to Woodland Rd. (Right onto Fox Hill Road and left onto Beach Road)

THE HAMPTON CAROUSEL 602 Settlers Landing Road 757-727-0900

Built in 1920, the carousel is completely restored to its original beauty and housed in its own weather-protected pavilion on the city’s downtown waterfront. It is one of only 170 antique wooden merry-gorounds still existing in the U.S. Open April through Dec. Tues-Sun 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Mon. Rides $1. I-64, exit 267

HAMPTON HISTORY MUSEUM

120 Old Hampton Lane 757-727-1610 www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org Hampton History Museum @HamptonHistoryM Discover how Hampton became America’s Gateway, critical to four centuries of national history. Explore the chronicle of man in America through the story of this city by the sea, from early Native American culture to man’s reach into space. Ten remarkable galleries share the personal stories of explorers, pirates, and men and women working along the Chesapeake Bay, and illustrate profound changes to our nation. Hampton’s history includes dramatic moments on the world stage including the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the American Civil War, as well as pivotal events in our culture – such as the “Contraband Decision,” the first step toward freedom for millions of African Americans held in slavery. See Calendar on page 33 for series of events. Open year-round: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission is $5 Adults; $4 Seniors, active military, active NASA, AAA, Children 4-12; Free for ages 4 and under. I-64, exit 267


Parks & Recreation HAMPTON ROADS CHARTERS – THE OCEAN EAGLE

Downtown Public Piers (docks adjacent to Hampton Maritime Center) 720 Settlers Landing Road 757-868-FISH (3474) www.hamptonroadscharter.com Hampton Roads Charters Go where the fish are with Captain Howard Wainwright and his crew aboard this 65-foot, 70-passenger headboat. Concessions on board. Departing daily spring/summer: 6:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Summer sunset night-fishing: Mon-Sun 6:30 p.m. -10 p.m. Striped Bass season (mid-Oct. through Dec. 31): Daily trips 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Night trips on Wed, Fri, & Sat 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. Admission is $50. Rod, reel, bait and tax are included in price. I-64, exit 267

LANGLEY SPEEDWAY

11 Dale Lemonds Drive (3165 North Armistead Avenue) 757-865-7223 www.langley-speedway.com LangleySpeedway @LangleySpeedway langleyspeedway Voted one of the top five NASCAR Weekly Racing Series tracks, Langley is the only NASCAR-sanctioned Weekly Racing Series track in Hampton Roads. Late Model, Grand Stocks, Modifieds, Legends, Enduros, Super Trucks, UCARS, Super Street, Pro Wing Champ Karts and Pro 6 racing. Open April-Oct. Sat 12 p.m. gates open, 4:30 p.m. qualifying for all divisions, 7 p.m. racing. Admission fee. I-64, exit 261B Eastbound, 262B Westbound

LITTLE ENGLAND CHAPEL HAMPTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM Hampton University 757-727-5308 www.hamptonu.edu/museum

humuseum Established in 1868, this is the first museum to operate in Virginia and the oldest African-American museum in the country. The more than 9,000-piece collection contains examples of traditional and contemporary African, AmericanIndian, African-American and Pacific Island art. Open year-round: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun and major campus holidays. Free admission. I-64, exit 267

4100 Kecoughtan Road 757-660-8646• 757-722-4249

Built circa 1879, this is Virginia’s only known African American missionary chapel. Exhibits interpret the religious lives of post-Civil War African Americans in Virginia and include handwritten Sunday school lessons, photographs, a 12-minute video, and 19th-century religious books. Built by the freedmen of Hampton Institute, the chapel offers much to discover including a relatively unknown history of documented American Indian attendance and participation. A State and National Historic Landmark. Call for a tour of the chapel. Free admission; donations accepted. I-64, exit 267 or 265

MISS HAMPTON II HARBOR CRUISES

SKATEBOARDING & SKATING WOODLAND SKATE PARK

710 Settlers Landing Road 888-757-BOAT • 757-722-9102 www.misshamptoncruises.com

9 Woodland Road Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Skateboarders, in-line skaters and bikers of all experience levels use this facility. Use of this facility is at your own risk.

Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises This double-decked tour boat offers daily narrated cruises of the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, featuring Hampton’s seafaring culture, local fishing boats, mighty commercial cargo ships, Blackbeard’s Point, Fort Monroe (Old Point Comfort), Fort Wool and the awesome gray fleet at the world’s largest naval installation, Norfolk Naval Base. Tour length: 3 hours. Purchase tickets in the Hampton Maritime Center. Open Mid-April through Oct. 31 Tues-Sat 11 a.m. & Sun 2 p.m. Admission fee. I-64, exit 267

PLAZA ROLLER RINK

1924 E. Pembroke Avenue 757-723-7993

BICYCLING AND BMX

HAMPTON BMX (at Gosnold’s Hope Park) 901 Little Back River Road 757-636-2034 • www.hamptonbmx.com

TENNIS

HAMPTON TENNIS CENTER

9 Woodland Road 757-727-1193 A full service municipal tennis facility employing a Managing Pro, Teaching Pro and trained staff to maintain clay courts’ excellent playing condition and to provide playing alternatives to suit your tennis needs. Seven outdoor Har-Tru tennis courts open April through Oct. Mon -Thurs 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.9:30 p.m., Fri & Sat 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Sun 4 p.m.7 p.m. Call first for playing times and availability.

PARKS

PENINSULA PILOTS

War Memorial Stadium 1889 West Pembroke Avenue 757-245-2222 www.peninsulapilots.com Peninsula Pilots Baseball @PeninsulaPilots peninsulapilots Come enjoy a fun and affordable evening at the ballpark with the Peninsula Pilots, as they compete with 14 other teams in the Coastal Plain League from June through the middle of August. All home games begin at 7:05 p.m. Admission fee. I-64, exit 265

BIG BETHEL PARK

123 Saunders Road 757-766-3017 • 757-766-7627 One of Langley’s best-kept secrets! A scenic area surrounded by water, offering pavilions, fishing equipment, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, john boats, barbecue grills, volleyball and equipment rental, and a Paintball Park.

BRIARFIELD PARK

1560 Briarfield Road 757-850-5116 49-acre athletic park with four lighted softball fields, five lighted tennis courts, four shaded picnic shelters available to reserve, and a large playground.

CONTINENTAL PARK (at Fort Monroe)

Fenwick Drive 757-251-2752 Open sunrise to sunset. Available for special occasions and outdoor celebrations. Call for rental information.

GOSNOLD’S HOPE PARK

901 Little Back River Road 757-850-5116 105 acres with eight picnic facilities complete with tables and grills, restrooms, public boat ramp, fitness trail, athletic fields, and children’s playground. Call for reservations. continued on page 18

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Golf

Driving Ranges

Peninsula Golf Center 100 S. Seldendale Dr 757-723-9220

The Hamptons 320 Butler Farm Road 757-766-9148

PARADISE OCEAN CLUB ST. GEORGE 490 Fenwick Road BREWING COMPANY 757-317-1234 www.paradiseoceanclub.com Paradise Ocean Club @ParadiseOC

THE HAMPTONS

320 Butler Farm Road • 757-766-9148 www.hampton.gov/thehamptons Always meticulously maintained, the course boasts three distinctive nines each with its own unique qualities: varied elevations, gently rolling terrain, expansive fairways, inviting par threes and Bentgrass greens along with ornamental grasses, lakes, wildflowers and waterfalls. The Woods, The Lakes and The Links, each offer their unique feel, scenery, and challenges. You can practice at the range or on the putting green, play 9, play 18, or even golf all 27 holes. The course is in close proximity to Hampton hotels located in Coliseum Central, the Hampton Roads Convention Center, and HUPTI.

paradiseoceanclub Offering a private beach, Olympic sized pool with water slide and diving board, kids’ pool, Tiki Bar, cabanas for rent, picnic area, snack bar, tennis courts, special events, live music all weekend on the deck and Paradise Raw Bar & Grill, a full service restaurant. Open May through Labor Day Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri & Sat 11 a.m.10 p.m. $10 Adults, $5 Kids. I-64, exit 268

9 Woodland Road • 757-727-1195 www.hampton.gov/thewoodlands This regulation par 69, 18-hole layout with Bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways and rough provide a challenge for any skill level. The Hampton River winds its way through the 5,400-yard course, bringing water into play on 11 of the holes. The course is in close proximity of Downtown Hampton and Hampton University. The course offers four sets of tee markers and is friendly to men, women and children of all ages. The Woodlands is a very affordable, public golf course that is always a favorite with locals. Tee times are strongly recommended.

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StGeorgeBrewing @StGeorgeBrewery stgeorgebrewing Hampton Roads’ first craft brewery. Food trucks onsite Tues & Fri 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Open Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues & Fri 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Closed Sun. I-64, exit 262B

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH SANDY BOTTOM NATURE PARK

1255 Big Bethel Road 757-825-4657 www.hampton.gov/parks

THE WOODLANDS

204 Challenger Way 757-865-7781 • 757-865-BEER www.stgbeer.com

Sandy Bottom Nature Park This 456-acre recreational facility features two lakes, wetlands areas, trails for hiking and biking, fishing, non-motorized boating, picnic areas, children’s playground, a campground, Yurts for rent, and a beautiful nature center. Call for special nature programs or tours. Open year-round: daily sunrisesunset. Closed Dec. 25. Nature center hours: May through Sep. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Oct. through April 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free admission; fees for rental items. I-64, exit 261A

100 West Queens Way 757-722-2567 www.stjohnshampton.org

Established in 1610, St. John’s is the oldest continuous English-speaking parish in the U.S. The parish has been at its present site on lovely Queens Way, the fourth site of worship, since 1728. A recorded message introduces visitors to the church and its history. See the stained-glass window depicting the baptism of Pocahontas. St. John’s parish celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2010. Open by appointment only and guided tours may be scheduled by calling 757-722-2567, during church office hours (Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Free admission. I-64, exit 267

VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER AND RIVERSIDE 3D IMAX THEATER

600 Settlers Landing Road 757-727-0900 • 800-296-0800 www.vasc.org vascnews

VAirandspacectr A world class facility, the Virginia Air & Space Center is the official visitor center for the NASA Langley Research Center. With new exhibits, visitors can immerse themselves into the heartbeat of the sun or embrace their inner child in the Engineer It! Imagination Playground. Soar through time with the Adventures in Flight and Space Quest galleries that feature historic artifacts, such as NASA’s Apollo 12 Command Module, and a three billion-year old moon rock. With more than 100 “hands-on” exhibits that tell the story of air and space exploration, your trip to the newly-improved Space Center will be memorable. Before you leave catch a film in the technologically advanced 3D IMAX® Theater on a five-story high screen with 16,000 watts of digital-sound. The Center hosts birthday parties, summer camps, and special events! Open year-round: Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, and most Mon during the winter. General Admission includes an IMAX® educational film: $18 Adults, $14.50 Children/Students (ages 3-18), $16 Seniors (65+), $15 Military/NASA. IMAX® Admission only (45-min films): $8 Adults; $7 Military, NASA, Seniors (65+); $6 Children/Students (ages 3-18). Price for IMAX® admission only is subject to change for Special Feature films. I-64, exit 267


MAY 2016 13-15 Boo Williams NIKE Spring BOYS Basketball Invitational (Boys 15U-17U)

Boo Williams Sportsplex & Hampton Roads Convention Center. Admission Fee. 757/637-7300. www.boowilliamsbball.org

20-22 Virginia Gymnastics Xcel State Championship

Participants qualified through a series of local competitions. Gymnasts vary in age, from 5-19 yearsold. Hampton Roads Convention Center. www.vausag.com

20-22 Hoop Group Southern Jamfest 2016 Boo Williams Sportsplex. Admission Fee. www.hoopgroup.com

JUNE 2016 3-5 2016 Southern Bay Race Week

Hosted by Hampton Yacht Club. Sailboats compete in different classes and venues-the Hampton Roads harbor, in the Bay off Buckroe, and in the Bay off Ocean View. Fort Monroe (spectator viewing). 10 a.m. FridaySunday. Cost to participate. http://hamptonyc.com/events/southern-bay-race-week/

4-5 Ninth annual Sand Soccer Shootout & Benefit

This sand soccer tournament is a great family-friendly activity. The more fun you have, the more money you raise for participating organizations in need! Buckroe Beach. Free Admission. Cost to participate. 757/256-8444. www.aimathletics.org/SandSoccer.html

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Sports Hampton WITH SPECTATORS FILLING VENUES FROM SANDY BEACHES TO INDOOR TRACKS, HAMPTON IS HOME TO DOZENS OF SPORTING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. INDOOR VENUES SUCH AS BOO WILLIAMS SPORTSPLEX, HAMPTON COLISEUM, AND THE HAMPTON ROADS CONVENTION CENTER, PLUS A WIDE RANGE OF OUTDOOR VENUES INCLUDING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, GIVE HAMPTON THE POTENTIAL TO HOST VIRTUALLY ANY ATHLETIC COMPETITION.

Calendar of Sporting Events FEBRUARY 2016 13 The Great Chocolate Race 10 Miler and 5K

Starting in downtown, the course offers stunning views of the Hampton River, historic homes and Historic Phoebus. Enjoy the chocolate post-race party with fondue and hot chocolate! The Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel. Registration Fee. runsignup.com/Race/VA/Hampton/Chocolate10miler5k

APRIL 2016 17 2016 Love Fest

Join over 80 of 757’s wonderful Zumba & Dance Instructors along with a LIVE musical guest. Hampton Roads Convention Center. Admission Fee. 757/315-1610

Catch the new wave of triathlons with this unique take on a sport most people often associate with grueling training regimes. 200 yard swim of “Almost Anything Goes,” five miles fat tire bikes only, and a two-mile beach run with obstacles. Buckroe Beach. Registration Fee. 727/422-1956. www.lifesabeachtriathlon.com

JULY 2016 1- 4 AAU Boys Division III National Basketball Championships (10th & 11th Grade, 10u & 11u) 7- 10 AAU Boys Division III National Basketball Championships (12u) 10- 15 AAU Boys Division II National Basketball Championships (12u) 14- 17 AAU Boys Division III National Basketball Championships (13u) 17- 22 AAU Boys Division I National Basketball Championships (12u) 18- 21 AAU Boys Division I National Basketball Championships (7th Grade) 22- 25 AAU Boys Division III National Basketball Championships (14u) 28- 31 AAU Boys Division III National Basketball Championships (9th Grade) Boo Williams Sportsplex. Admission Fee. 757/637-7300. www.aauboysbasketball.org

22-24 Boo Williams NIKE Spring BOYS Basketball Invitational (Girls 13U-16U)

Boo Williams Sportsplex & Hampton Roads Convention Center. Admission Fee. 757/637-7300. www.boowilliamsbball.org

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HAMPTON Event Venues

BOO WILLIAMS SPORTSPLEX 5 Armistead Pointe Parkway 757-637-7300 www.boowilliamssportsplex.com Boo Williams Sportsplex

AUGUST 2016 6-7 91st annual Hampton Cup Regatta

HAMPTON COLISEUM 1000 Coliseum Drive 757-838-4203 www.hamptoncoliseum.org Hampton Coliseum @HamptonColiseum @Hampton.Coliseum

North America’s oldest continuously-run hydroplane boat race! Enjoy a children’s area, food vendors, Bay Education, and environmental exhibits. East Mercury Bridge at Fort Monroe. Free Admission. 757/727-8311 www.hamptoncupregatta.com

12-13 2016 EVP Beach Volleyball World Championships

EVP is the largest beach volleyball tour in the United States with over 18 events and 5,000 athletes competing each summer. Paradise Ocean Club. Registration Fee. www.evptour.com

SEPTEMBER 2016 30-October 2 Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5k, Kids Kilometer & Shell Yeah Challenge

HAMPTON ROADS CONVENTION CENTER 1610 Coliseum Drive 757-315-1610 www.thehrcc.com hamptonroadsconventioncenter

“Crawl” to the beautiful waterfront in downtown Hampton and back. The Shell Yeah Challenge is for participants who wish to run both the 5k and half marathon. All runners are invited to a post-race party with live music, food and a craft brew festival. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Expo & Packet Pickup Friday; 8:00 a.m. 5k start, 9:30 a.m. Kids Kilometer start, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Post Race Party, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Expo & Packet Pickup Saturday; 7:30 a.m.- 8 a.m. Packet Pickup, 8 a.m. Half Marathon start, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. J&A Post Race Party Sunday. Registration Fee. 757/4121056. www.crawlincrabhalf.com

OCTOBER 2016 13-16 Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous

Cruisers from across the Eastern Seaboard will head to Hampton for a fourth year! Featuring cruising-related educational seminars, entertainment by local bands, tours of area attractions, food from Hampton’s finest restaurants, and more. Discounted dockage will be provided for seminar attendees. Hampton Public Piers. www.hamptonrendezvous.com

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION CENTER 700 Emancipation Drive 757-727-6800 www.hamptonu.edu/convocation_center 32  2016 Hampton Visitor Guide

Check out the Hampton University athletics website at www.hamptonpirates.com for campus sporting events.

24-31 Salty Dawg Rally

Departing from Hampton on the final day to sail to the British Virgin Islands or the Bahamas, the group will gather to prepare their boats for the passage, and meet their fellow Dawgs! Daily weather briefings, various seminars, a Pig Roast, a Chicken Barbecue, a Chili Cook-Off and Potluck Dinners. Bluewater Yachting Center. www.saltydawgrally.org

ONGOING EVENTS 2016

(Saturdays) April- October Racing at Langley Speedway

Nearly every Saturday, satisfy your need for speed at this historic NASCAR home track. The only weekly racing series in Hampton Roads. Langley Speedway. Gates open at 2 p.m., Racing starts at 7 p.m. Admission Fee. 757/865-7223. www.langley-speedway.com

June 1- August 5 Peninsula Pilots Baseball

Cheer on the Pilots during the 2016 season! War Memorial Stadium. All home games start at 7:05 p.m. Admission Fee. 757/245-2222. www.peninsulapilots.com

JANUARY 2017 13-14 Annual Virginia Duals

The largest college and high school wrestling tournament in the world. Hampton Coliseum. Admission Fee. 757/838-4203. www.virginiaduals.org

DID YOU KNOW? Many nationally-known athletes were born, raised, and educated in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County. Sports fans will enjoy visiting the Athletic Hall of Fame of the Lower Virginia Peninsula located at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. Established in 1971, the free display recognizes the competitive achievements of athletic notables who have brought honor and recognition to themselves and to this region.


Calendar OF EVENTS FEBRUARY 2016

5-6 Monster Jam

Monster Jam trucks will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a customdesigned track full of obstacles. Hampton Coliseum. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $25-$30, 50% Off Children (ages 2-12). All tickets $2 more day of event. 757/838-4203. www.hamptoncoliseum.org

6 19th annual Black History Month Breakfast

Celebrate the start of Black History Month with members of the Aberdeen Gardens Historic and Civic Association. Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel. 8 a.m.11 a.m. $30. 757/722-2345. www.aberdeengardens.org

12-14 Coastal Virginia Home & Garden Show

Find exciting new products, projects, garden displays, food, spirits, demonstrations, workshops and more. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Daily. $10 Adults, $8 Military & Seniors, Children under 12 are free. 757/204-7395. www.coastalvirginiahomeandgardenshow.com

13-14 The Vow ACR Marriage Retreat

Hampton Roads Convention Center. 9:30 a.m. Saturday & Sunday. $30 Per Couple. www.hamptonroadschurch.com

13-14 Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides Enjoy free romantic carriage rides through the beautifully lit streets on Valentine’s Day Weekend and get your pictures taken at the Virginia LOVE sign in Town Square. Peninsula Town Center. 757/838-1505. www.peninsulatowncenter.com

19-21 World of Pets Expo

Seminars and demonstrations covering pet care and training, DockDogs competition, adoptable pets, fun contests, and more! Hampton Roads Convention Center. Time TBA Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $9 Adults, $5 Children (ages 5-12), Children under 5 are free. 800/882-9894. www.worldofpets.org

20 Carrie UnderwoodThe Storytelling Tour

Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country artist featuring music from her latest album, Storyteller. Hampton Coliseum. 7 p.m. $42-$72. www.hamptoncoliseum.org

23 A Night with Janis Joplin

13 The Great Chocolate Race 10 Miler and 5K

Who doesn’t like chocolate on Valentine’s Day? Start downtown near the Virginia Air & Space Center. After, enjoy fondue and hot chocolate! The Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel. Admission Fee. runsignup. com/Race/VA/Hampton/Chocolate10miler5k

13 Black History Month Celebration Come celebrate black pioneers in Aviation, Space and Science. Virginia Air & Space Center. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Included in regular exhibit admission. 757/727-0900. www.vasc.org

13 Deep River: The Marian Anderson Journey

One of the most celebrated singers in the twentieth century, Marian Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States. The American Theatre. 2:30 p.m. $10. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. Share an evening with the woman and her influences in this new Broadway musical. The American Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $63-$68. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

25-28 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXVII

Explore an American artform that has developed and grown with the nation. Combines quilting, fiber arts, and wearable arts. Merchant’s Mall with over 250 vendor booths. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday. $15 includes readmission, $13 Sunday only, Ages 16 and under are free. 757/315-1610. www.quiltfest.com

27 BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet Grammy winners BeauSoleil take the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $40-$45. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

MARCH 2016

4-6 Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival

26 American Shakespeare Center: Julius Caesar

Presented by Folk City Tattoo and Twisted Ink magazine, this is the largest tattoo event in Virginia. Hundreds of tattoo artists, vendors, live music, performances and the Miss Hampton Roads Pin-up Girl Contest. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-12 a.m. Saturday; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. $25 daily, $45 Weekend Pass, $35 Military Weekend Pass. 757/484-1319. www.hrtattoofest.com

This profoundly thrilling play shows us a world where some of history’s most famous men commit horrific crimes in the name of patriotism and honor. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $32. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

5 Avery*Sunshine Duo

Originally composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera that tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, including his experiences with life and the relationship with his family. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $35-$40. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

Avery*Sunshine is lauded for her honest song writing and impeccable vocal quality. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $38-$43. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

6 Hampton Roads Philharmonic

Led by Steven Brindle, a burgeoning local talent. The American Theatre. 2:30 p.m. $20. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

6-13 Hampton Restaurant Week Enjoy a 2-course lunch for $10 and/or a 3-course meal for either $20 or $30 at participating restaurants. www.visithampton.com

11-13 Virginia RV Show

Shop the newest in accessories for RVs, as well as campgrounds. Daily seminars. Insurance and financing available onsite. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $10 at the door (Cash only), Ages 16 and under are free. 757/315-1610. www.virginiarvshow.com

12 Hunt for HistorySearching the 1960s

This year’s annual event explores the turbulent and transformative decade of the 1960s. The museum will be collecting images and artifacts from the era for use in future exhibitions. Hampton History Museum. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free for museum members, $5 non-members. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

APRIL 2016

2 The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry

6-10 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS

Witness circus feats and spectacles of strength you thought impossible. Hampton Coliseum. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$65. 757/838-4203. www.hamptoncoliseum.org

9 Aberdeen Gardens Breakfast

Aberdeen Gardens Historic & Civic Association breakfast on grounds. Aberdeen Gardens Museum. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free Admission. 757/722-2345.

9 Country for Kids Concert

Artist to be announced. Hampton Roads Convention Center. Admission Fee. www.countryforkids.com

9 An Evening with Buddy Holly: featuring Robbie Limon

This performance is ‘based on a true story’, happening in Greenwich Village, New York, in the late months of 1958. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $30-$35. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

12 Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

This New Zealand entertainment powerhouse orchestra combines charming humor, disarmingly small ukuleles, and sublime musicality. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $38-$43. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

18-19 Todd Rosenlieb Dance: Spring Concert

Performing cutting edge, innovative and inspiring modern dance repertoire from Hampton Roads’ only professional modern dance company. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday. $30. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

19-20 Southeastern Guns & Knives Show

Assortment of firearms and products for home defense, collecting, and sport shooting. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Sunday. $10 Adults, $7 Ages 13-17, Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult (21+) are free. 757/315-1610. www.guns-knives.com

26 Easter Egg Hunt

Hop on over for this family-friendly event featuring an egg hunt and the Easter Bunny at our new Sensory Playground in Mary’s Park. Peninsula Town Center. 757/838-1505. www.peninsulatowncenter.com

16 International Children’s Festival Experience over 35 countries and cultures as they showcase their unique heritage, food, and animals. Eaton & Queen Streets. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-8311. www.hampton.gov/parks

16 Hampton Heritage Day

Commemorate the melding of the Native American, European and African cultures that shape our community. Displays, demos, dance, music, food, arts and crafts. Carousel Park. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

16 JLHR Touch-A-Truck Community Event

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16 Peninsula SPCA’s annual Fur Ball Gala

You and your pet can spend a glamorous evening while supporting Peninsula SPCA. Live entertainment, cocktails, fine dining, and auction. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. $135 per person, $75 per pet. 757/595-1399 ext. 109. www.peninsulaspca.org/furball

16 Riddick Dance presents: The King Project

An evening of multimedia dance in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the writing of Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $25. $15 Seniors and Students. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

17 2016 LOVE Fest

Join over 80 Zumba and dance instructors along with a live musical guest, coming together to promote health and fitness. Hampton Roads Convention Center. Admission Fee. 757/315-1610

22-24 AirPower Over Hampton Roads Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Langley Air Force Base, this special airshow features vintage aircraft to the latest and most powerful fighter jets. Civilian aerobatics, military demonstrations, aircraft on display for tours, photo opportunities, exhibits and children’s entertainment. Langley AFB. Free Admission. 757/727-8311. www.langleyairshow.com

MAY 2016

25 Aberdeen Gardens Heritage Day Celebration

7 International Space Day

Aberdeen Gardens Historic & Civic Association celebrates its unique heritage with entertainment, food, and festivity. Aberdeen Gardens Museum. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Admission. 757/722-2345

View the sun up close via Sun Telescope and our new exhibit SOLARIUM. Discover new discoveries NASA has made. Virginia Air & Space Center. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is included in regular exhibit admission. 757/727-0900. www.vasc.org

JULY 2016

7 Leftover Salmon

Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slam-grass pioneers are a pillar of the jam band scene. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $63-$68. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

13 Latin Passion

An explosive feast of Latin dances the Tango, the Flamenco and the Salsa. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $35-$40. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

15 Hurrah Players: Sing Out America

Let freedom ring with a star spangled musical salute to the land of the free and home of the brave! The American Theatre. 2:30 p.m. $10. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net

18 Halls of Art XVII

Opening reception for Halls of Art XVII. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 6 p.m. Free Admission. 757/315-1610. www.visithampton.com

23 Phoebus Spring Fling

Family fun for all! Free Child ID, bounce houses, games for kids, community info booths, local artists, handmade crafts, vendors, pet adoptions and more! Monitor Lodge. Free Admission. 757/826-1862. www.phoebusvaevents.com

4-5 Blackbeard Pirate Festival

Celebrate Hampton’s rich maritime heritage by commemorating the demise of our most infamous visitor, Captain Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard the Pirate. Fireworks display, food, arts, and crafts vendors. Downtown Hampton. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free Admission. www.hampton.gov/parks

11 Life’s a Beach Triathlon

Catch the new wave of triathlon with 200-yard “almost anything goes” swim, five miles fat-tire bike ride, and two-mile beach run with obstacles. Buckroe Beach. Registration Fee. 727/422-1956. www.lifesabeachtriathlon.com

12-18 First annual LGBT Family Conference

Celebrate Pride Week in Hampton Roads and join us for the city’s first annual LGBT Family Conference in Hampton. This is an expo designed to engage, educate and inform the modern family. For more information, submit your email address to cwaddell@hamptoncvb.com to be included on the event details. You can also reach Charles at 757/728-5318. For a complete schedule of activities in Hampton Roads during Pride Week, visit www.hamptonroadspride.org/.

27 2016 Historic Garden Week

For the first time in the 83-year history of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, the homes of Hampton’s historic Fort Monroe will be featured. Admission Fee. 757/728-5319. www.vagardenweek.org

Over 200 vendors, artists, crafters, and more! Over 15 food trucks and live music all weekend. Fort Monroe. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $7 Adults, $4 Children, $10 two day tickets. Wine tasting additional $20. www.bodaciousbazaar.com

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9 HRYF 20th Anniversary Benefit Concert/Comedy Show Hampton Coliseum. 8 p.m.– 10 p.m. Admission Fee. 757/838-4203

16-17 Southeastern Guns & Knives Show

Firearms and products for home defense, collecting, and sport shooting. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Sunday. $10 Adults, $7 Ages 13-17, Children 12 & under accompanied by an adult (21+) are free. 757/315-1610. www.guns-knives.com

23 Seventh annual Freaky Kon-Tiki River Raft Race

Teams of five people build rafts onsite and race each other on a course in the Hampton River. Each participant must be at least 14 years-old to compete. Mill Point Park. Admission Fee. 757/727-8314. www.baydays.com

AUGUST 2016

North America’s oldest continuously-run hydroplane boat race! Enjoy a children’s area, food vendors, Bay Education, and environmental exhibits. East Mercury Bridge at Fort Monroe. Free Admission. 757/727-8311. www.hamptoncupregatta.com

27-30 2016 Langley Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show

Watch dogs compete and shop vendors offering unique pet merchandise, jewelry, books and more. Hampton Roads Convention Center. Admission Fee. 757/315-1610. www.langleykennelclub.org

JUNE 2016

3 Blackbeard Grand Pirate Ball

Come in “period attire” for a Pirate Party featuring a bounty of food, adult beverages, and live music. Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. $35 in advance, $40 at door. 757/727-8314. www.hampton.gov/parks

24-26 49th annual Hampton Jazz Festival

Celebrating 49 years of music, this festival attracts the nation’s top blues, soul, pop, and jazz performers. Hampton Coliseum. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission Fee. 757/838-4203. www.hamptonjazzfestival.com

Sailboats compete in different classes and venues: the Hampton Roads harbor, the Bay off Buckroe, and the Bay off Ocean View. Fort Monroe (spectator viewing). 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday. Cost to participate. http://hamptonyc.com/events/southern-bayrace-week/

3-5 Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past

Experience the fantastical craftsmanship, conveyances and contraptions from an alternative Victorian era and Wild West frontier. Opening reception 6 p.m.-8 p.m Friday. $5 Friday only. Hampton History Museum. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Free Admission. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

12-13 2016 EVP Beach Volleyball World Championships

EVP is the largest beach volleyball tour in the United States with over 18 events and 5,000 athletes competing each summer. Paradise Ocean Club. Registration Fee. www.evptour.com

19-21 Annual African Landing Commemoration Day Festival

A commemoration of the first Africans who arrived in America on English occupied territory at Point Comfort, today’s Fort Monroe in Hampton. Location TBA. 757-380-1319. www.project1619.org

3-5 2016 Southern Bay Race Week

29-May 1 Third annual Bodacious Boardwalk Bazaar & Wine Festival

Hampton Roads Convention Center. 6:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Admission Fee. 757/315-1610

6-7 91st annual Hampton Cup Regatta

23 John McCutcheon

One of our most respected and loved folksingers, hailed by critics and singers around the globe. The American Theatre. 8 p.m. $35. 757/722-2787. www. hamptonarts.net

8 Eighth annual Mike Tomlin VIP Meet & Greet

20 Annual Aberdeen Gardens Fish Fry 24-26 26th annual Afrikan American Festival

An outdoor, non-alcoholic, family-oriented event that features nonstop entertainment and a marketplace with vendors displaying & selling art, crafts, and food. Mill Point Park. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free Admission. 757/727-8311

Sponsored by the Historical Foundation of Aberdeen Gardens. Fish sandwiches, dinner platters with sides, dessert and a drink. Aberdeen Gardens Museum. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4.50-$7. 757/722-2345. www.aberdeengardens.org


SEPTEMBER 2016

10-11 Southeastern Guns & Knives Show

Firearms and products for home defense, collecting, and sport shooting. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Sunday. $10 Adults, $7 Ages 13-17, Children 12 & under accompanied by an adult (21+) are free. 757/315-1610. www.guns-knives.com

29 Sixth annual Shag at the Foodbank

Dance, dine, and donate! All-you-can-eat seafood, live music and more! Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula. 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 757/696-1793. www.shagatthefoodbank.com

30-Oct. 2 Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5k, Kids Kilometer & Shell Yeah Challenge

“Crawl” past the beautiful Downtown Hampton waterfront and back. The Shell Yeah Challenge includes both the 5k and half marathon. Post-race party with live music, food and a craft brew festival. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 4 p.m.7 p.m. Expo & Packet Pickup Friday; 8 a.m. 5k start, 9:30 a.m. Kids Kilometer start, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Post Race Party, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Expo & Packet Pickup Saturday; 7:30 a.m.- 8 a.m. Packet Pickup, 8 a.m. Half Marathon start, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. J&A Post Race Party Sunday. Registration Fee. 757/412-1056. www.crawlincrabhalf.com

28 Storytelling Spooktacular

Award-winning storytellers will give you goose bumps with their hair raising, family friendly tales. Mill Point Park. 6 p.m.– 9 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-8311. www.hampton.gov

NOVEMBER 2016

3-6 NekoCon 19

A Japanese anime convention featuring cosplay and L.A.R.P. (Live Action Role Playing) with attendees dressed as their favorite anime characters. Panels and workshops, shopping, karaoke contests, art shows, and nightly dances. Hampton Roads Convention Center. Admission Fee. 757/727-8311. www.nekocon.com

11-13 Bodacious Bazaar & Wine Festival

An amazing shopping experience that happens twice a year in the Hampton Roads area. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. Adults $7, Two Day $10, Children $4, and Children in strollers are free. Wine tickets are $20 daily. 757/315-1610. www.bodaciousbazaar.com

12 Tree Lighting Ceremony

Celebrate with a special Luminary Recognition Ceremony for military services. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and Christmas carols before lighting the 50 ft. tree! 4 p.m.– 8 p.m. 757/838-1505. www.peninsulatowncenter.com

OCTOBER 2016

13-16 Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous Cruisers head to Hampton for a fourth year of educational seminars, entertainment by local bands, tours of area attractions, food from Hampton’s finest restaurants, and more. Discounted dockage will be provided for seminar attendees. Hampton Public Piers. www.hamptonrendezvous.com

Celebrate Small Business Saturday by supporting local farmers, artists, and craftspeople! Featuring heritage foods, arts and traditional crafts, demonstrations, roasted chestnuts, hot cider, entertainment, and more. Hampton History Museum. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

10 Selfies With Santa

Youngsters of all ages are invited to share their holiday wishes and snap “Selfies with Santa.” A face painting station will be set up. Carousel Park. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

10 Hampton Holly Days Parade

The Peninsula’s largest illuminated parade! Creative floats, high school bands, military marching units and exciting drill teams, and beauty queens. Complete with Santa Claus. Downtown Hampton. 7 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-8311.www.hampton.gov/parks

ONGOING EVENTS 2016

St. George Brewing Company. 4 p.m.– 8 p.m. 757/865-7781. www.stgbeer.com

(First Monday of every month) Port Hampton Lecture Series 19 17th annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade

Marching bands, floats and helium balloons take center stage, with a special visit from Santa Claus! Peninsula Town Center. 9:30 a.m. Free Admission. 757/826-6351. www.coliseumcentral.com

26-27 Southeastern Guns & Knives Show

Firearms and products for home defense, collecting, and sport shooting. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Sunday. $10 Adults, $7 Ages 13-17, Children 12 & under accompanied by an adult (21+) are free. 757/315-1610. www.guns-knives.com

DECEMBER 2016

Departing from Hampton on the final day to sail to the British Virgin Islands or the Bahamas, the group will prepare their boats for the passage. Daily weather briefings, various seminars, Pig Roast, Chicken Barbecue, Chili Cook-Off and Potluck Dinners. Bluewater Yachting Center. www.saltydawgrally.org

January 29- May 14 New Power Generation 2016: A National Juried Exhibition

(Fridays) Live Music Friday

2 Phoebus Illumination

24-31 Salty Dawg Rally

10 Hampton Holiday Market

Illuminated power and sail boats will be visible from anywhere along the Hampton River. Narration provided at the Hampton Maritime Center. Downtown Hampton waterfront. 7:15p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1276. www.downtownhampton.com

With STUFT-Not Your Average Street Food. St. George Brewing Company. 4 p.m.– 8 p.m. 757/865-7781. www.stgbeer.com

Presented by the Historical Foundation of Aberdeen Gardens, this annual event celebrates its eleventh year with dinner, a guest speaker, awards, door prizes, and music. Location TBD. 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Admission Fee. 757/722-2345. www.aberdeengardens.org Featuring local craft beers, vendors, music, dancers, pie eating contest, doggie costume parade, and more. 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Free Admission. 757/826-1862. www.phoebusvaevents.com

(Last Thursday of every month) Our Stories, Our Time Series

(Tuesdays) Taco Tuesday

7 Annual Harvest Fest Gala

8 Phoebus Fall Festival

9 28th annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade

Join us for the fifth annual event featuring music, carolers, vendors, refreshments, and Santa! Mallory Street, Mellen Street and Hope Street in Phoebus. 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Free Admission. 757/826-1862. www.phoebusevents.com

8-9 Santa’s Attic Craft Show

Area crafters showcase their talents in an array of original, handmade items perfect for that one-of-a-kind holiday gift. Hampton City Hall. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.5 p.m. Friday. Free Admission. 757/727-8311. www.hampton.gov/parks

Features authors, living historians, and local history buffs discussing topics from Hampton’s past. Memberships available at the door. Hampton History Museum. 7 p.m. Free Admission for members, $3 Non-members. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

(Second Saturday of every month) Second Saturday Family Event Family friendly activities and creative experiences relating to exhibitions and history themes each month. Hampton History Museum. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

Each month featured speakers share their personal stories and are recorded for posterity. Hampton History Museum. 7 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

A national competition for contemporary art by people of African descent. Over 39 pieces will be displayed featuring artists from Coastal Virginia, District of Columbia, Georgia, and more. Hampton University Museum. Free Admission. 757/727-5508. museum.hamptonu.edu/

January 30- March 16 Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition 2016

This annual exhibition features the art work by many of the over 400 Hampton Arts League members in all media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, crafts, sculpture and watercolor. The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. 757/727-1490. www.hamptonarts.net

March 19- May 1 Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition 2016 Artists currently teaching art at four regional colleges and universities, plus public, private, and parochial schools, are traditionally featured in this annual competition. Over 115 works in drawing, watercolor, painting, crafts, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. 757/727-1490. www.hamptonarts.net

(Thursdays) May 5 – September 1 Imagination Play Day

A children’s event featuring Imagination Playground Blocks located at the Peninsula Town Center’s Splash Pad. The 115 piece block set consists of 15 uniquely designed shapes to encourage open-ended free play that empowers children to constantly reconfigure the space around them and design their own course of play. Peninsula Town Center. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 757/838-1505. www.peninsulatowncenter.com

May 7- June 19 Tidewater Arts Alliance

The oldest visual artists’ organization in Hampton Roads annually exhibits a series hosted by various arts centers and galleries. The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. 757/727-1490. www.hamptonarts.net

(Third Wednesday of every month) Lunch In Time Lecture This is a fun and informative series, you’ll never know who may attend! Bring your lunch, and have a drink and dessert on us. Hampton History Museum. 12 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

(Third Wednesday of every month) Front Porch Music Series

Some of the area’s best blues, bluegrass, gospel, jazz and folk musicians share music that has shaped the nation’s soundscape. Hampton History Museum. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free Admission for members, $5 non-members. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

(Saturdays) May 7-September 3 Downtown Hampton Block Party

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(Fridays) June 24- July 29 Storytelling in the Park

Experience the art of storytelling through magic, music, puppetry and prose. Bring your picnic basket or stay after to greet the animals and enjoy the playground. For more information or inquiries about weather cancellations, visit the website. Bluebird Gap Farm. 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Free Admission. 757/727-8311. www.hampton.gov/parks

(Sundays) June 19-August 14 Groovin’ by the Bay

Sunday evenings rock at the beach with a musical mix of beach, pop, oldies, Motown and swing. Food for purchase. No performance on July 3. Buckroe Beach Park. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-8311. www.hampton.gov/parks

(Tuesdays) June 21-August 2 Family Movie Series

Bring your folding chairs and blankets to Mill Point Park to enjoy free movies. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. followed by feature presentation at sunset. Food for a purchase. For information about weather cancellations, visit the website. Mill Point Park. 7 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-8311. www.hampton.gov/parks

June 25- August 14 The Artist Studio

This exhibition couples artwork inspired by artists’ studios with photographs of their studios, either shot by themselves or another photographer. Related gallery talk and studio tour. The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. 757/727-1490. www.hamptonarts.net

July 9- November 18 Akili Ron Anderson: A Fifty Year Retrospective of Black Art and Life

The artist’s ability to communicate his understanding and love of Black Art and Black Culture is exhibited in this survey of his life’s work, revealing his ability to paint in all paint mediums, to excel in printmaking

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and sculpture, and to create monumental stained glass commissions. Hampton University Museum. Free Admission. 757/727-5508. museum.hamptonu.edu/

FEBRUARY 2017

23-26 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXVIII

Explore an American artform that has developed and grown with the nation, including quilting, fiber arts, and wearable arts. 250 vendor booths with quilting supplies, sewing, craft items, clothing, textiles, books, antique quilts, and more. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday. Admission Fee. 757/315-1610. www.quiltfest.com

APRIL 2017

15 International Children’s Festival Experience over 35 countries and cultures as they showcase their unique heritage, animals and food. Eaton & Queen Streets. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-8311. www.hampton.gov/parks

Wedding Planning Checklist: 4G  et inspired in the new year at the annual Vow Bridal Show at Hampton Roads Convention Center. www.vowbride.com

4F  ind venues for the ceremony and

People have celebrated here for over 400 years

reception. Several of Hampton’s places of worship are historic landmarks. Learn about them at www.VisitHampton.com/Discover. The Wedding Chapel at Magnolia House is a potential site and source of officiates. For an inclusive experience, choose one of Hampton’s full service venues such as the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina or Embassy Suites. For something more out of the box, look at options such as the Hampton History Museum, Virginia Air & Space Center, Mill Point Park or the Gazebo at Fort Monroe.

JUNE 2017

2-4 Blackbeard Pirate Festival

Celebrate Hampton’s rich maritime heritage and the demise of our most infamous visitor, Captain Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard the Pirate. Fireworks display, food, arts, and crafts vendors. Downtown Hampton. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free Admission. www.hampton.gov/parks

23-25 50th annual Hampton Jazz Festival

Celebrating 50 years of music, this festival attracts the nation’s top blues, soul, pop, and jazz performers. Hampton Coliseum. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission Fee. 757/838-4203. www.hamptonjazzfestival.com

23-25 27th annual Afrikan American Festival

An outdoor, non-alcoholic, family-oriented event that features nonstop entertainment and a marketplace with vendors displaying & selling art, crafts, and food. Mill Point Park. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free Admission. 757/727-8311

4F  ind formalwear, catering and transportation by going www.visithampton.com and browsing Hampton’s endless dining and shopping options such as David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, and BentonKnight Clothier.

4S  end out the invites. Check out Hampton Stationery for unique designs that are sure to impress.

4G  et Married!

THE WEDDING CHAPEL AT MAGNOLIA HOUSE INN 232 S. Armistead Avenue 757-722-2888 VirginiaWeddingChapel.com VirginiaWeddingChapel The Wedding Chapel in Downtown Hampton is a formal chapel, hosting small, intimate ceremonies for up to 20 seated guests. On-site officiates/ coordinators have flexible hours. Marriage Ceremonies, Elopements, Vow Renewals, Commitment Ceremonies are performed for all loving couples. A Virginia Marriage License is required. Call for info, tours, and reservations.

Spectacular Spas WHETHER YOUR VISION FOR THE BIG DAY INCLUDES THE SAND BETWEEN YOUR TOES OR FAIRYTALE ACCENTS AND LIGHTING, HAMPTON OFFERS THE PERFECT SETTING TO BRING IT TO LIFE. 36  2016 Hampton Visitor Guide

Throughout the city, there are many day spas that provide a welcome dosage of stress relief. Avoid the pressures of a jam packed vacation, prepare for the big day, or just spend a few hours filled with wellness and “me time.” Go to www.visithampton.com for a complete listing of spas in Hampton.


4 Hidden Beaches in Hampton WE KNOW YOUR SUMMER VACATION PLANS DON’T INCLUDE SITTING ON INTERSTATE I-64… SAY NO TO TRAFFIC, EXPENSIVE PARKING FEES, AND CROWDED BEACHES BY DISCOVERING HAMPTON’S HIDDEN GEMS ALONG THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. HAMPTON’S SANDY BEACHES ARE JUST MINUTES FROM HAMPTON ACCOMMODATIONS AND EACH BEACH OFFERS A UNIQUE SETTING TO ENJOY SOME RAYS.

BUCKROE BEACH

100 S. First Street 757-850-5134 www.hampton.gov/parks Buckroe Beach and Park

Just under a mile long, spotted with vintage cottages and newly constructed townhomes and bay front estates, Buckroe Beach offers a concrete promenade encouraging strolls to enjoy the breezes and sunshine, a fully enclosed playground, fishing pier, and endless fun. On Sunday evenings during the summer months, the beach’s waterfront pavilion presents live music and dancing. You’ll also find many special events to keep your interest, ranging from volleyball tournaments to lifeguard competitions. Lifeguards on duty during the summer season. Picnic shelters, stage and pier available for rental. Pets are not allowed May 15-Sep. 15. Lifeguards present 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free on-site parking and admission

PARADISE OCEAN CLUB 490 Fenwick Road 757-317-1234 www.paradiseoceanclub.com Paradise Ocean Club @ParadiseOC paradiseoceanclub

Paradise Ocean Club, located on historic Fort Monroe, features a private beach, Olympic sized outdoor pool equipped with a water slide and diving board and kids’ pool. Paradise Raw Bar & Grill, a Tiki Bar, and snack bar offer dining options appropriate for any occasion. Private cabanas for rent, a picnic area, beach service, and tennis courts are also featured amenities. Weekly special events and live music all weekend on the deck complete the “paradise” experience. While the Club offers seasonal memberships, daily per person admission rates are available. Open May through Labor Day Sun-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri & Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $10 Adults, $5 Kids

GRANDVIEW NATURE PRESERVE Entrance on State Park Dive Left turn at the end of Beach Road 757-850-5134 www.hampton.gov/parks

Grandview Nature Preserve, presenting a serene setting, requires a brief hike from on-street parking. Ideal for observing wildlife, kayaking, hiking and fishing, this 578-acre preserve and estuary on the Chesapeake Bay includes 2 1/2 miles of tranquil bayfront beach. Free admission

OUTLOOK BEACH

Fenwick Road www.fmauthority.com/visit/beaches/ Surrounded by water on all sides, the Fort Monroe beaches extend for miles and offer some of the best views of all the Chesapeake Bay. Outlook Beach, Fort Monroe’s public beach, is the perfect place for swimming, sunning and relaxing, open sunrise to sunset. Lifeguards present 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Pets are not allowed on the beach from May 15-Sep. 15. Free admission

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MARINA SERVICES BELL ISLE MARINA

2 Bells Island Drive Fox Hill 757-850-0466 www.bellislemarina.com Repair yard, 55-ton Travelift, 37,000 pound fork lift, trailer-able boat storage, wet and dry slips, repair store, restrooms, beach club, hydrobikes, and kayaks.

BLUEWATER MARINA

15 Marina Road Downtown Hampton 757-723-6774 • 757-723-0793 www.bluewateryachtsales.com info@bluewateryachtcenter.com 200-slip marina accommodating larger craft up to 120’, two full-service boat yards, 100-ton and 50-ton Travelifts, diesel and gas, awardwinning Surfrider restaurant, swimming pool on site, pump out facility, additional amenities. Virginia Clean Marina

CUSTOMS HOUSE MARINA

714 Settlers Landing Road Downtown Hampton 757-636-7772 Showers, fuel nearby, transient and permanent dockage, downtown conveniences.

DOWNTOWN HAMPTON PUBLIC PIER

Boating & Marinas PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS DANDY POINT BOAT RAMP End of Dandy Point Road 757-727-6348

GOSNOLD’S HOPE PARK 901 E. Little Back River Road 757-850-5116 • 757-727-6348 Downtown Hampton www.hampton.gov/parks

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OLD POINT COMFORT MARINA 100 McNair Drive, Bldg 207 Fort Monroe Mailing Address: PO Box 3071, Hampton, VA 23663 757-788-4308 • Fax 757-788-4354 www.oldpointcomfortmarina.com oldpointcomfortmarina

SUNSET CREEK BOAT RAMP (Access from Ivy Home Road. Located adjacent to Bluewater Yachting Center) 15 Marina Road Downtown Hampton 757-727-6348

710 Settlers Landing Road Downtown Hampton 757-727-1276 www.downtownhampton.com dockmaster@downtownhampton.com Showers, water, electricity, laundry, gym facilities, outdoor pool available from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, free public Wi-Fi, and complimentary bicycles for our boater guests. Marina is in walking distance of local restaurants and shops. Marine supply store nearby. Virginia Clean Marina

OLD POINT COMFORT MARINA

100 McNair Drive, Bldg 207 Fort Monroe Mailing Address: PO Box 3071, Hampton, VA 23663 757-788-4308 • Fax 757-788-4354 www.oldpointcomfortmarina.com oldpointcomfortmarina 300 slip full service marina open to the public! All slips are floating. Ship store, laundry, shower, restaurant, gas/diesel, boat ramp, pump outs, shore power, dockside water, and Wi-Fi. Virginia Clean Marina

SALT PONDS MARINA RESORT

11 Ivory Gull Crescent 757-850-4300 www.saltpondsmarinaresort.com Direct access to Bay, 254 slips, floating docks, fuel dock with gas and diesel, showers, pump out, restaurant & cabana bar, two swimming pools, citation station, sandy beach, additional amenities. Virginia Clean Marina


CAST A LINE IN

HAMPTON BUCKROE BEACH FISHING PIER BUCKROE BEACH 757-727-1486 www.hampton.gov/buckroe/ gofish@hampton.gov

SOUTHALL LANDINGS MARINA

333 Mainsail Drive 757-850-9929 www.southallmarina.com 188 deep-water slips (30–50 feet), dingy docks, pump-out, weigh station, Wi-Fi, clean bathing facility, swimming pool, tennis courts, and additional amenities. Boat US Cooperating Marina

SUNSET BOATING CENTER

800 S. Armistead Avenue Downtown Hampton 757-722-3325 www.sunsetboatingcenter.com 500 dry-storage slips to 44’/30,000 lbs., haul-out available for sailboats up to about 32’ depending on weight, bottom painting, shrink wrap, longterm storage, monthly rates, floating docks, gas and diesel, detailing, on-site mechanics, on-site security, and Wi-Fi. Discounts for retired military, active duty military, and senior citizens. Boat US Cooperating Marina

WALLACE’S BAIT & TACKLE

365 Dandy Point Road Downtown Hampton 757-851-5451 www.wallacesbaitandtackle.com Specialize in live bait, East Coast Cobia Capital, official weigh station, Valv Tect marina fuel, 12 in-water slips, 12 dry, open seven days a week. Virginia Clean Marina

CHARTER SERVICES

CAPTAIN HOGG’S CHARTER SERVICES Docked at the foot of King Street 757-876-1590 www.captainhoggscharters.com

C R RYAN MARINE CHARTERS LLC

Docked at Southall Landings Marina 804-317-2423 www.catorirenaecharters.com

FOUR WINDS CHARTERING

374 Dandy Haven Road 757-713-2275 www.fourwindschartering.com

JONES CHARTER SERVICE & BOAT RENTAL Downtown Hampton 757-714-0121

MISS HAMPTON II HARBOR CRUISES

Docked at Downtown Hampton Public Pier 757-722-9102 www.misshamptoncruises.com Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises

OCEAN EAGLE/HAMPTON ROADS CHARTERS Docked at Downtown Hampton Public Pier 757-868-FISH www.hamptonroadscharter.com Hampton Roads Charters

PURSUIT SPORTFISHING CHARTERS LLC

Docked at Southall Landings Marina 757-329-1372 www.pursuitsportfishing.com

SEADUCTION CHARTERS Docked at Southhall Landings Marina 757-329-5137 seaduction.averys.net mike@averys.net

BuckroeFishingPier Buckroe Pier, located just down from the bay-front park, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the fishing season. The helpful pier staff is eager to share info about the fish that are biting and the best bait to use. With on-site parking, two covered shelters midway, two fish-cleaning stations, clean restrooms, snack bar, and bait and tackle shop, the well-lit Buckroe Pier has everything you will need for a fantastic day of fishing. If you’re without a rod and reel, you can rent tackle for $10 per day ($40 deposit required) and ice is available for your catch. A license is not needed to fish the pier but if you have a current Virginia Saltwater Fishing License then you will receive $2 off adult admission. Children are encouraged to join in the fun, but youth ages 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Pier admission fees per 24-hour period from 6 a.m.-6 a.m. (if paid at 3 p.m. your admission fee is good until 6 a.m. the next day) are Adult $8, Senior (62+) $6, Children (10 & under) $6. Monthly pass $60; Seasonal pass for April through Oct. is $250; Non-fishing visitor $4; Sightseeing adult $1; Sightseeing child 50 cents. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted, nor are styrofoam coolers or glass items. Buckroe Pier reserves the right to check all coolers.

ENGINEERS WHARF FISHING PIER FORT MONROE 757-727-8311 Located on Fenwick Road and adjacent to Continental Park, Engineers Wharf Fishing Pier is operated by the City of Hampton. Open daily from sunrise to sunset, there is no fee to fish from the pier but a Virginia Saltwater Fishing License is required. Licenses can be purchased online at www.dgif.virginia.gov or by phone at 1-866-721-6911. VisitHampton.com  39


ACCOMMODATIONS Virginia Green /

Pet-Friendly /

* Connected by covered walkway

= Complimentary high speed internet /

Hotel Ambassador Inn & Suites

/

Complimentary Wi-Fi

* = High speed internet available / Rooms

Meeting Capacity

Internet Availability

*

Breakfast Type

100

Microwave Refrigerator n Free Local & Long Distance Calls n Flat Screen TV n

52

Kitchenette Sink n Microwave n Refrigerator n Free Local Calls n Sofa Bed n

3361 Commander Shepard Blvd. 757-865-0300

Belmont Inn & Suites

n

44

Included continental breakfast

1781 N. King Street 757-723-0741

Best Western Hampton Coliseum Inn

65

Included continental breakfast

1916 Coliseum Drive 757-827-5052

Candlewood Suites

98

Coffee available

401 Butler Farm Road 757-766-8976 • 888-226-3539

Country Inn & Suites

96

45

1551 Hardy Cash Drive 757-224-9994 • FAX 757-224-9989

Courtyard by Marriott

50/10

1917 Coliseum Drive 757-838-3300 • 800-321-2211

146 w/12 Suites

Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina

173

11,000

700 Settlers Landing Road 757-727-0900 • 866-727-9990

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In-Room Amenities n

2138 W. Mercury Blvd. 757-827-8680 • 800 -753-3757

Arrow Inn & Efficiencies

Hampton Roads Convention Center (HRCC)

Included hot breakfast

Onsite BISTRO serving breakfast and dinner

Onsite Regatta Grille serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

Kitchenette Microwave n Refrigerator n Coffeemaker n Free Local Calls n Sofa bed in some rooms n n

Microwave Refrigerator n Flat screen TV n Free Local Calls n n

Stovetop Microwave n Refrigerator n Flat screen TV n DVD player

Additional Amenities

Accessible Rooms

Miles From HRCC

Smoking Rooms Available n Outdoor Pool n Laundry Facility n Interior Corridors

3

1

Smoking Rooms Available n Laundry Facility

1

4

n

n

Military

0.1

3

B usiness Center Laundry Facility n Gas Grills n Interior Corridors

9

Business Center Laundry Facility n Complimentary Newspaper n Whirlpools In Select Suites n Interior Corridors n Indoor Pool

6

2

n

Outdoor Pool Laundry Facility n Business Center n Complimentary Newspaper n Interior corridors n Restaurant On Property n Fitness Center

10

0.3

n

 aterfront Hotel W Latitude 37 Lounge n Regatta Grille n Oyster Alley Waterfront Dining n Room Service n Business Center n Dry Cleaning Available n Complimentary Newspaper n Fitness Center n Interior Corridors

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Flat screen TV Refrigerator Upon Request n Hairdryer n Free Local Calls n Sofa BedKing Rooms n Data Ports n Coffeemaker

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n

Refrigerator Coffeemaker n Hairdryer n Data Ports n Flat Screen TV n Sofa BedKing Rooms

Discounts

4

Smoking Rooms Available n Laundry Facility n Located Adjacent to Langley AFB gate n

n

Microwave Refrigerator n Coffeemaker n Hairdryer n Free Local Calls n Data Ports n Flat Screen TV n Sofa Bed

*

n

n

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Military AARP n AAA n n

2.5

Military AARP n AAA n Gov’t n n

Active Duty Military n AARP n AAA n Senior

Gov’t Military n Senior n AAA n

3.5

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Hotel Days Inn

Rooms

144

Meeting Capacity

Internet Availability

50

Included Hot breakfast

1918 Coliseum Drive 757-826-4810

Embassy Suites Hampton Roads Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

295

2,000

1700 Coliseum Drive 757-827-8200

Extended Stay America

104

109

85

3101 Coliseum Drive 757-838-1400 • FAX 757-838-1900

Hilton Garden Inn

149

120

1999 Power Plant Parkway 757-310 -6324 • 877-STAYHGI FAX 757-310 -6324

Holiday Inn Express

127

1813 W. Mercury Blvd 757-838-8484 • 757-826-0725

Intown Suites Extended Stay

*

Included full cooked to order breakfast

‘grab and go’ available

1915 Commerce Drive 757-896-3600 • 800-398-7829

Hampton Inn

Breakfast Type

20

Included hot deluxe breakfast buffet

Onsite Great American Grill serving cookedto-order breakfast and dinner

Included hot deluxe breakfast buffet

In-Room Amenities Microwave Refrigerator n Coffeemaker n Hairdryer n Data Ports n Free Local Calls n Flat Screen TV

126

Red Roof Inn 1925 Coliseum Drive 757-838-1870 • FAX 757-838-1737

103

Outdoor Pool Smoking Rooms Available n Laundry Facility n Business Center n Complimentary USA Today Newspaper

5

0.3

Indoor Pool Full Service Day Spa Spa Botanica n Cyprus Grille Restaurant & Lounge n Nightly Evening Reception n Laundry Facility n Business Center n Complimentary Newspaper Access n Interior Corridors n Fitness Center

3

In Room Efficiencies And Kitchenettes In All Rooms n Laundry Facility n Fitness Center n Interior Corridors

10

Indoor Pool Fitness Center n Business Center n Laundry Facility n Complimentary Newspaper n Interior Corridors

7

Indoor Pool Lobby Bar n Room Service From Dinner Menu n 24 Hour Pavilion n Pantry n Business Center n Fitness Center n Laundry Facility n Complimentary Newspaper n Interior Corridors

10

Indoor Pool New Outdoor Patio And Sundeck n Business Center n Complimentary Newspaper n Data Ports-Lobby n Interior Corridors n Laundry Facility n Fitness Center

12

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n

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1809 W. Mercury Blvd. 757-838-5600

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n

Included breakfast buffet

24 hr free coffee in lobby

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2134 W. Mercury Blvd. 757-847-9297

Quality Inn & Conference Center

Accessible Rooms

Additional Amenities

Gov’t Military n Senior n AAA n n

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Rooms

Hotel Relax Inn

Meeting Capacity

Internet Availability

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65

In-Room Amenities

n

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Free Local Calls

Accessible Rooms

Miles From HRCC

1

1

2708 W. Mercury Blvd. 757-826-8970 • 888-315-2378

San Souci Motel

30

124

1997 Power Plant Parkway 757-310-6333 • FAX 757-310-6334

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel

Military Senior n AAA n Weekly Rates n

80/100

Included Hot Breakfast

140

65

1330 Thomas Street 757-723-2888 • 800 -800-8000

6

SEASONAL: Mid-May through Mid- September n On the Beach n Outdoor Pool n

Microwave Refrigerator n Sink n Coffeemaker n Hairdryer n Free Local Calls n Data Ports n Flat Screen TV n Sofa Bed

Included continental breakfast

Business Center Laundry Facility n Complimentary Newspaper n Convenience Store n Interior Corridors n Indoor Pool n Fitness Center

8

Laundry Facility Interior Corridors

6

24 Hour Coffee Laundry Facility n Interior Corridors

2

n

n

n

n

Kitchenette Sink n Microwave n Refrigerator n Coffeemaker n Free Local Calls n Flat Screen TV

1616 Hardy Cash Drive 757-951-2000

Super 8

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312 South Resort Blvd. 757-851-9300 • 757-851-9181 FAX 757-838-9759

Springhill Suites

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Bed & Breakfasts MAGNOLIA HOUSE INN

Hampton Inn 3101 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666

we love having you here. • 32" Flat Screen TV • Complimentary Wired and Wireless Internet Access • Complimentary On-The-House Hot Breakfast • All rooms feature refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool • Fitness Center • 24-Hr. Business Center • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

toll free: 888-838-1590 ph. 757-838-1400 fax. 757-838-1990

www.hamptonnewportnews.hamptoninn.com

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Next to Langley Air Force Base Conveniently located minutes from: Hampton Roads Convention Center, Air and Space Center, Busch Gardens, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and 3 miles from Hampton University Room with Jacuzzi • Cable TV with HBO Commercial & Military Rates In-Room Coffee, Hairdryers, Iron & Ironing Boards All Rooms: Refrigerator & Microwave FREE Wireless Internet

1781 N. King St. Hampton, VA 23669 (757) 723-0741

232 S. Armistead Avenue Downtown Hampton Reservations 757-722-2888 www.MagHouseHampton.com This historic inn welcomes guests to downtown Hampton, close to Hampton University, the Hampton Yacht Club, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Langley Air Force Base, and Langley Speedway. This premier bed & breakfast features exquisite lodging, private baths, delicious breakfasts, a well-stocked guest pantry, off-street parking, business services, Wi-Fi, and incomparable hospitality. GSA/ Per Diem/Corporate rates Sun- Thurs. Packages and discounts available. Formal Wedding Chapel with on-site officiant, flexible hours.

LADY NEPTUNE BED & BREAKFAST 507 North First Street Buckroe Beach The Inn 757-325-2385 • Cell 757-870-0569 www.ladyneptuneinn.com Located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Lady Neptune sits on Buckroe Beach offering three beautiful rooms, full breakfast, a kitchen, fire pit, hot tub, outdoor shower and spectacular views! Check out the website for fantastic specials and promotions to enhance your stay.


Camping

SANDY BOTTOM NATURE PARK

1255 Big Bethel Road 757-825-4657 Nine individual camping sites

THE COLONIES RV TRAVEL PARK

501 Fenwick Road Fort Monroe 757-722-2200 • 757-635-0471 Thecoloniesrvandtravelpark.com Located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and historic Fort Monroe, providing access to beach, boating, fishing, bicycling and historic sites. Thirteen sites have hard pads, electricity, water and sewage. Ten sites have electricity and water only. Located adjacent to the Paradise Beach Club, offering a swimming pool, beach cabanas, tiki bar, food and

are available on a first-come,

GOSNOLD’S HOPE PARK

first-served basis. These

901 E. Little Back River Road 757-850-5116

accommodate two four-person tents. No electricity, running

RV or tow behind camper

water or adjacent parking. Fire

use only; tent camping is not

pits, barbecue grills and picnic

permitted in the park. Campsites

also maintains two large group

served basis—no reservations

sites which can support up to 10

accepted. Campers can stay up

four-person tents. “Yurts” (tent

to 14 consecutive days. Electrical

cabins) are permanently installed

and water hook-up, access to

on wooden platforms overlooking

a shower and bathroom facility,

Crystal Lake. No pets are allowed

and on-site sewer dump. Park

in the yurts or on the yurt decks,

features boat ramp, picnic

but pets are welcome at the other

shelters, playground, and

sites and the park has a Bark Park

fitness trail.

on-site (shot records required to register your dog).

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Ambulance, Fire, Police - 911 American Red Cross - 757/838-7320 Poison Control - 800/222-1222 Hampton Roads Sector Command Center (Search & Rescue) 757/638-6641 option 1 Sentara Careplex Hospital 757/736-1000 The Up Center - 757/622-7017 (formerly Family Services of Tidewater)

INFORMATIONAL NUMBERS

City of Hampton Customer Call Center - 757/727-8311 or in-town,dial 311 Hampton Fire Department 757/727-6111 non-emergency Hampton Police Department 757/727-6111 non-emergency Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 757/262-2000 AAA Tidewater - 757/826-1061

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 800/523-7860 Travelex at Norfolk International Airport 757/855-9785

CXI Currency Exchange International (MacArthur Center) 757/216-3500

TRAIN

Amtrak - 800/872-7245

BUSES

The Hampton Transit Center is located at 2 W. Pembroke Avenue (near Downtown). Hampton Roads Transit (H.R.T.) local route information and crossroads service throughout Hampton Roads 757/222-6100 Greyhound - 800/231-2222 Mega Bus - 877/462-6342

TAXICABS/SHUTTLE & LINE SERVICE Yellow Cab - 757/855-0000 Orange Cab - 757/369-8977

SHUTTLE & LIMO SERVICE

Airport Express Shuttle and LPR Limousine 757-858-1234 • 757/857-5950 James River Transportation 757/853-5466 • 757/220-5466 Oleta Coach Lines, Inc. 757/253-1008

To many, taking the family on the road means grabbing a leash and making room for the dog or cat. Many of our entertaining options and Hampton hotels are accessible to your furry friends. Look for the symbol on the hotel grid to easily identify pet friendly properties. There are also several pet friendly merchants in Hampton. Remember, it is always wise to travel with your animal’s shot records.

tables on each site. The park

are available on a first come, first

live music in season.

EMERGENCY

Pet Friendly Hampton

Superior Executive Transportation 757/567-0353 Tidewater Coach (Serves both airports) 757/218-9539

NEWPORT NEWS WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PHF)

757/877-0221 • FlyPHF.com PHF CARRIERS Delta - 800/221-1212 American Airlines - 800/433-7300

NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ORF)

757/857-3351 • NorfolkAirport.com ORF CARRIERS American Airlines - 800/433-7300 Delta - 800/221-1212 Southwest - 800/435-9792 United - 800/241-6522

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (RIC)

804/226-3000 • FlyRichmond.com RIC CARRIERS American Airlines - 800/433-7300 Delta - 800/221-1212 Jet Blue - 800/538-2583 Southwest - 800/435-9792 United - 800/241-6522

HAMPTON BARK PARKS RIDGWAY BARK PARK 85 E. Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, 23669

SANDY BOTTOM NATURE PARK 1255 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, 23666 Both are in convenient proximity to Hampton hotels. Membership is required for each. Please call Hampton Parks & Recreation at 757-727-8311 for information on Bark Park membership for your visiting pet.

A GREAT PLACE TO WALK THE DOG The 1.2-mile paved Fort Monroe Promenade runs along the Chesapeake Bay, extending from The Chamberlin to the Bay Breeze Community Center parking area. The promenade is open for walking, jogging and dog-walking. People using this area are encouraged to park at the upper end in the Bay Breeze parking lot. Dogs must be on a leash, and owners should clean up after their furry friends.

THESE PET-FRIENDLY PRACTICES ARE EAGER TO ASSIST YOU DURING YOUR VISIT. ARMISTEAD ANIMAL INN & VETERINARY HOSPITAL 531 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, 23666 757-723-8571 • www.armisteadavevet.com helpdesk@armisteadavevet.com

BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL 2670 Von Schilling Drive, Hampton, 23666 757-264-6588 • www.banfield.com

MERCURY ANIMAL HOSPITAL 2500 W. Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, 23666 757-826-4951 • Fax 757-826-4957

PEMBROKE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 1316 E. Pembroke Avenue, Hampton, 23669 757-722-2883 pethelpers@mercuryanimal.com

TODDS LANE VETERINARY HOSPITAL 1309 Todds Lane, Hampton, 23666 757-826-7602 • Fax 757-838-5714

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ACCOMMODATIONS 1. Arrow Inn 2. Candlewood Suites 3. Best Western Coliseum Inn 4. Courtyard by Marriott 5. Days Inn Hampton 6. Relax Inn 7. Embassy Suites Hampton Roads 8. Extended Stay America 9. Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast 10. Holiday Inn Express 11. Lady Neptune Bed & Breakfast 12. Ambassador Inn & Suites 13. Hilton Garden Inn 14. Quality Inn & Conference Center 15. Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina 16. Red Roof Inn 17. San Souci Motel 18. In Town Suites Extended Stay 19. Suburban Extended Stay 20. Super 8 Motel 21. Belmont Inn & Suites 22. Country Inn & Suites 23. Springhill Suites 24. Hampton Inn

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CAMPGROUNDS 1. Gosnold’s Hope Park 2. Sandy Bottom Nature Park 3. The Colonies RV Park at Fort Monroe GOLF 1. The Woodlands Golf Course 2. The Hamptons Golf Course 3 Peninsula Golf Center ATTRACTIONS A. Hampton Visitor Center & Hampton History Museum B. Virginia Air & Space Center C. Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises D. Ocean Eagle Charters E. The Hampton Carousel F. St. John’s Church G. Mill Point Park H. Hampton Maritime Center I. Charles H. Taylor Arts Center J. Hampton University Museum K. Emancipation Oak L. Boo Williams Sportplex M. Aberdeen Garden’s Historic Museum N. Air Power Park

O. The American Theatre P. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Q. Bluebird Gap Farm R. Buckroe Beach S. Casemate Museum/ Fort Monroe T. Peninsula Town Center U. Darling Stadium V. Fort Wool W. Grandview Nature Preserve X. Woodland Skateboard Park Y. Hampton Coliseum Z. Hampton Roads Convention Center AA. Langley Speedway BB. Little England Chapel CC. Peninsula Pilots/ War Memorial Stadium DD. Hampton BMX Super Track EE. Sandy Bottom Nature Park FF. St. George Brewing Company GG. Outlook Beach HH. Engineer’s Fishing Pier II. Buckroe Pier JJ. Big Bethel Park & Recreation Area KK. Thomas Nelson Community College LL. Briarfield Park MM. Paradise Ocean Club

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BOAT RAMPS Dandy Point Boat Ramp Gosnold’s Hope Park Old Point Comfort Marina Sunset Boat Ramp

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MARINAS Wallace’s Marina Bell Isle Marina Old Point Comfort Marina Bluewater Marina Downtown Hampton Public Pier Sunset Boating Center Customs House Marina Salt Ponds Marina Southall Marina

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D DOWNTOWN DINING 1. Venture Kitchen And Bar 2. Conch N’ Bucket 3. Grey Goose Tea Room 4. La Bodega 5 Latitude 37, Oyster Alley & Regatta Grill 6. Marker 20 7. Papa Ciccio’s 8. Musasi Japanese Restaurant 9. Glazed Doughnuts 10. Surf Rider Restaurant 11. Taphouse Grill 12. Stillwater Tavern 13. Goody’s 14. The Barking Dog 15. Old Hampton Seafood Kitchen 16. Hampton Seafood Market Restaurant

GOLF COURSES 1. The Woodlands Golf Course MARINAS 4. Bluewater Marina 5. Downtown Public Pier 6. Sunset Boating Center 7. Customs House Marina

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Olde Towne Tavern Six Little Bar Bistro Victoria Station Mama Rosa’s The Turtle Bar & Grill The Point At Phoebus Mango Mangeaux Panache Bistro

F FORT MONROE DINING (See Citywide Map) 1. The Deadrise 2. The Chamberlin 3. Paradise Ocean Club with Paradise Raw Bar & Grill

GOLF COURSES 1. The Woodlands Golf Course

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45. Professional BullRiding, Inc t (PBR Tapps) nS 46. Red Lobster uee 47. Sonic WQ 48. Soya Sushi Bar 49. Starbucks 50. Steak N’Shake 51. Subway 52. Sushi King* 53. Teavanna* 54. Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse 55. Tropical Smoothie 56. Waffle House 57. Wok N’ Roll 58. Zaxby’s

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IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN HAMPTON

Enjoy a peaceful stay coupled with exemplary service at our Hampton hotel.

Convenient On the Water Location:

Our outstanding amenities places everything you will need at your fingertips.

Shopping, Dining, Art, History Flexible Event Space Complimentary High Speed Internet Access Garage Parking and On-Site Car Rental

Enjoy a delicious meal while enjoying a marina view, workout in our fitness center, relax at the roof top pool or finalize a presentation in the 24 hour business center. A collection of features are available for your total comfort. Our location is ideal for effortless travel. • 173 Guest Rooms offering peaceful views of the Hampton Marina or Downtown City Views • 24-Hour Business Center and Fitness Center • 11,000 square feet of Versatile Event Space for your Virginia Wedding, Corporate Event or Social Function • On-site Restaurants, with seasonal marina side dining, Bar and Lounge featuring Fresh Seafood and Regional Favorites ®

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Just moments from top attractions including: The Virginia Air & Space Center Hampton University • Langley Air Force Base Fort Monroe Authority • Hampton Roads Convention Center Christopher Newport University • Buckroe Beach Peninsula Town Center • Hampton Coliseum Newport News-Williamsburg and Norfolk International Airports Virginia Beach and Williamsburg are only a short drive away

866-727-9990 • www.hamptonmarinahotel.com • 700 Settlers Landing Rd. • Hampton, VA 23669

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