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Hampton Roads Virginia

Hampton Roads is the name of a large metro area in southeastern Virginia. This is where the James River pours into the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. With the world's largest natural harbor, Hampton Roads ports have played an important role in our nation's history.

Hampton Roads is the birthplace of America. It is home to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, and to Colonial Williamsburg. Rich history and beautiful waterfront to create a fun and welcoming place for visitors of all ages.


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Virginia Beach is Hampton Roads' Oceanfront Resort

Virginia BeachVirginia Beach is more than a boardwalk and a long, wide beach. It's a vacation resort with a rocking amphitheater, good restaurants, night clubs, fun amusement parks, an aquarium, quality golf courses and truly special events. Plan your fun in the sun. Hit the beach. And don't miss our guide to Virginia Beach oceanfront hotels.

The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel sets the standard for luxury on the boardwalk. The Hilton's amenities include 32-inch flat screen televisions, high-speed Internet access, and a zero-edge rooftop pool.


Williamsburg Virginia Combines History and Fun

Williamsburg VirginiaWilliamsburg Virginia is the other big vacation destination in Hampton Roads. It offers the historic areas in Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. There's also great fun at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. There are enough excellent golf courses in the immediate area to play a different one every day. Top your visit off with shopping at the factory outlets and the famous Williamsburg Pottery.

The Great Wolf Lodge in Willamsburg is a family resort that features its own indoor waterpark! The perfect place to stay when enjoying all the other attractions around Williamsburg.

Now do you understand why Williamsburg is a wonderful place to visit? The variety of activities is what makes it great. Every American should see Williamsburg at least once. And it's all right here in Hampton Roads.


Norfolk Has a Big City Lifestyle in a Friendly Waterfront Setting

Norfolk Virginia has the good things you expect from an urban city, wrapped up in a beautiful setting on the Elizabeth River. Norfolk attractions include first class museums, live music and theater, shopping, fine dining, professional sports, cruises, a zoo and botanical gardens ... and more. There's a lot to see and do in Norfolk and it's a short trip from both Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.

Hotels convenient to downtown attractions include the historic Tazewell Hotel & Suites or the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Or check out a complete list of Norfolk hotels, with traveler reviews.


Portsmouth - History and Entertment With a Great Location

Portsmouth is sometimes overshadowed by Norfolk, which is located right across the Elizabeth River. The downtowns of these two cities are so close that you can hop on a ferry and go back and forth.

Olde Towne Portsmouth is located within easy walking distance of the river and it's where you'll find the Children's Museum of Virginia, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, the Courthouse Galleries, and The Lightship Portsmouth. The nTelos Pavillion is a 6,500 seat amphitheater located on the waterfront - you can see national acts there during the warm months.





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