Welcome to Hampton Roads
The Hampton Roads (named not for asphalt, but the confluence of the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth Rivers and Chesapeake Bay) have always been prime real estate. The Powhatan Confederacy fished these waters and hunted this part of the Virginia coast for thousands of years before John Smith arrived in 1607. Today Hampton Roads is known for congestion and a cultural mishmash of history, the military and the arts
Top experiences in Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads activities
Norfolk Passport to Fun
Surround yourself with the beauty of the outdoors at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Take a guided tour on foot, tram or boat through bridges, coastal waterways and 12 miles of pedestrian trails that intertwine the 155 acres of the Garden. The Garden offers the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast. The 155 acre garden is home to 40 distinctively themed gardens, 95 species of birds and 30 species of butterflies. The latest addition to the garden is World of Wonders – A Children’s Adventure Garden – a 3-acre garden where kids explore the connections between plants, international culture and the environment – all while having fun! Tour Nauticus, a fun and exciting interactive science and technology center exploring the power of the sea featuring films, exotic aquatic life with more than 150 exhibits. Step inside the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and discover the history of the United States Navy in Coastal Virginia. Climb aboard the USS Wisconsin, the largest and last battleship ever built by the U.S. Navy. Walk the decks and stand beneath her 16-inch guns and feel the excitement of being aboard an historic warship. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Norfolk Skyline with dinner aboard the Spirit of Norfolk, listening to great music and dancing as you cruise Norfolk's historic waterways. The Spirit of Norfolk will provide a narrated tour of Naval Station Norfolk by water, giving the best views of U.S. Naval fleet.Discover the compelling story of General Douglas MacArthur and the millions of Americans who served our nation through five wars at The Douglas MacArthur Memorial. The MacArthur Memorial is a museum and research center dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the life of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. While also paying tribute to the millions of men and women who served with General MacArthur in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Situated in downtown Norfolk Virginia, the Memorial consists of a museum, archives and research center, education center, theater, welcome center, and a gift shop. Come explore the life of one of America’s greatest generals. Head over to the Virginia Zoo and discover the wildlife! The most exciting expansion in the Zoo’s history, the African habitat Okavango Delta and Asia, consists over 15 acres of unobstructed animal viewing. Spot lions, tigers and elephants along your journey. Hop aboard the Zoo train for an informative tour that includes live narration from the train engineer about the Zoo and its collection of plants and animals (for a small additional fee).
Private Arrival Transfer: PFH to Outer Banks North Carolina by Luxury Vehicle
This transportation service provides a safe and reliable private transfer service upon your arrival at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. You may simply provide your arrival flight details at the time of checkout and reconfirm your pickup time directly through the operator prior to your arrival at your destination.This local operator has been in business for over 12 years and know the area very well. They will provide you with a safe a reliable car service while you are visiting the beautiful beaches of the outer banks. Areas of service for dropoff include Corolla and Duck.
Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River
Make your way to Otter Berth in downtown Norfolk, where you’ll board the recently-renovated Spirit of Norfolk. Explore the ship during the 30-minute dockside launch party: the cruise ship has two climate-controlled interior decks with panoramic windows, lounge spaces, and indoor and outdoor games, plus expansive dance floors and full-service bars. Set sail along the river, then sit down to a buffet dinner of freshly-prepared entrees, salads, and desserts. You’ll have access to unlimited coffee, hot tea, and water throughout the cruise, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. The Spirit of Norfolk is a good fit for groups of all sizes, as seating choices include tables for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10. Head out on deck to watch for ships and submarines from the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet, or just enjoy the DJ music on one of the boat’s dance floors. At the end of the 2-hour cruise, return to Otter Berth, where this Elizabeth River cruise concludes.