The Hampton River waterfront offers a scenic half-mile walking trail, boat ramps and floating docks allow easy access for boaters and kayakers alike. Check with the folks at the Hampton Maritime Center to book a spot on the Miss Hampton II for a tour of beautiful Hampton Roads Harbor, including the Norfolk Naval Base, the world’s largest naval base. Located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton is an ideal stopping point with five marinas that will accommodate watercraft ranging from small motorboats to large sailboats and luxury motor yachts.
Family-friendly events are held year-round. On Saturday nights every May through August, the downtown Block Party features local and regional musical acts performing under the stars. After sunset, most of Downtown’s enchanting restaurants present live entertainment Wednesdays through Saturdays. For unique experiences at lunch, dinner, or a night of fun, visit Bull Island Brewing Company, the oldest waterfront Brewery in Hampton, and Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery for craft beers and craft spirits. v
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