The City of Hampton, VA
Hampton is a popular city in the state of Virginia with a total of 144,236 residents living there. Hampton is ranked as the seventh most populated city in Virginia and the 153rd most populated city in the United States, and is located in any Virginia County. The largest nearby city to Hampton is Virginia Beach, approximately 19 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Hampton, including Davis Roy E, Checkered Flag Tavern, Kid's Casino Funhouse, Anna's Italian Pizza - No 3 and Jason's Deli. For a larger selection of Hampton restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Hampton Museums, Golf Courses, Arenas, Zoos and/or Beaches, including the Lakes/Links Course at Hamptons Golf Course The, Air Power Park, Bluebird Gap Farm, Woodlands Golf Course and Hampton Coliseum. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Hampton please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 2 airports are located in or near Hampton:
- Newport News - Williamsburg Intl. Airport (PHF)
- Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF)
Hampton, Virginia Climate and WeatherIn the month of August, Hampton experiences an average high temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in August are usually about 71 degrees with an average rainfall of 4.74 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Hampton with daytime temperatures averaging 82 degrees in the summer, and 49 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Hampton to receive an average of 3.7 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.81 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 105 degrees in the summer and as low as -3 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Hampton should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 67 degrees, and nighttime lows of 52.
Hampton, Virginia Attractions
1Cape Henry Lighthouse - , Beach,
The Cape Henry Lighthouse has long been important for the large amount of ocean-going shipping traffic for the harbors, its rivers, and shipping headed to ports on the Chesapeake Bay. It was the first lighthouse authorized by the U.S. government, dating from 1792. It was also the first federal construction project under the Constitution, for an original contract amount of $15,200. See also the "Boston Light" article for more on lighthouse firsts.
2Cardinal Course at Newport News Golf Club - Newport News,
The Cardinal Course at Newport News Golf Club is a 36 hole public golf course in Newport News City County Virginia. Built in 1964, this Newport News course designed by Ed Ault & Dennis Griffiths is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 757-886-7925. The golf course dress code is as follows: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK.
Address: 901 Clubhouse Way, Newport News, VA 23608
3Championship Course at Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort - Newport News,
The Championship Course at Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort is a 27 hole resort golf course in Newport News City County Virginia. Built in 1990, this Newport News course designed by Tom Clark is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 757-988-3220. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 1003 Brick Kiln Blvd, Newport News, VA 23602
4Chesapeake Arboretum - Chesapeake,
Chesapeake Arboretum is a non-profit arboretum located at 624 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, Virginia. It is open daily without charge.
5Chippokes Farm & Forestry Museum - Surry,
Chippokes Plantation State Park is located at 695 Chippokes Park Road, Surry, Virginia. It is in a rural, agricultural area off the James River and Route 10 in Surry County, and is protected under the state park system.
6City of Portsmouth Bide-A-Wee Golf Course - Portsmouth,
The City of Portsmouth Bide-A-Wee Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Portsmouth City County Virginia. Built in 1952, this Portsmouth course designed by Challaner Harper is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 757-393-8600. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 32 Bide-A-Wee Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23701
7Colonial National Historical Park - , Hampton Roads,
Colonial National Historical Park is a museum that is situated in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and is operated by the National Park Service of the United States government. Over 3 million people visit the park each year.
8Colonial Williamsburg - Williamsburg,
Colonial Williamsburg is the private foundation representing the historic district of the city of Williamsburg, Virginia in the US. The district includes buildings dating from 1699 to 1780 which made colonial Virginia's capital. The capital straddled the boundary of the original shires of Virginia — James City Shire, and Charles River Shire. For most of the 18th century, Williamsburg was the center of government, education and culture in the Colony of Virginia.
9DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum - Williamsburg,
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum also known as the DeWitt Wallace Gallery is located in Williamsburg, Virginia and is one of Colonial Williamsburg's attractions. It is named for DeWitt Wallace, who was co founder of Reader's Digest magazine with his wife Lila. After enjoying the restored colonial capital for over 50 years as visitors, the Wallaces became major benefactors of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation late in their lives.
10Ferry Plantation House - , Beach,
Ferry Plantation House, or Old Donation Farm, Ferry Farm, Walke Manor House, is a brick house in the neighborhood of Church Point in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The site dates back to 1642 when Savill Gaskin started the second ferry service in Hampton Roads to carry passengers on the Lynnhaven River to the nearby county courthouse and to visit plantations along the waterway. A cannon was used to signal the ferry, which had 11 total stops along the river.
Hampton, Virginia Hotels
10Howard Johnson Plaza And Conference Center Hampton
1815 W Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666
Hampton, Virginia Restaurants
This is a list of Hampton Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Fast Foods & Carry Out, Seafood and Pizza Restaurants. Happy Dining!
Published February 14, 2011
Colonial Williamsburg is a wonderful family attraction and has recently been issuing combination admission packets that allows entry into Busch Gardens Amusement Park
Published January 11, 2011
Jamestown Virginia is part of the Historic Triangle alongside Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. If you visit the Williamsburg area, Jamestown is an easy day trip.
Published September 19, 2010
In Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, Christmas is celebrated exactly the way that it was celebrated in Virginia at the time of the Revolutionary War.
Published September 6, 2010
Colonial Williamsburg, the first capital of Virginia will take you back in time with its re-enactors complete with period costumes restored homes – shops – businesses - courts and foods.