Drop Your Anchor and Discover Hampton

Ahoy sailors, seafarers, water-lovers, (and yes, land lovers, too)—Hampton, Virginia, beckons you to its beautiful and breathtaking shores! Drop your anchor, dock your vessel, and enjoy an inspiring day trip you’ll never forget!

First things first: Whether you have a dinghy or a yacht, or anything in between, safely and securely dock your vessel at one of our multiple marinas. The Docks at Downtown Hampton even lets you off right in the middle of our charming, bustling, downtown district. 

Within walking distance is the world’s greatest natural harbor (and no trip to Hampton is complete without a tour). While there, be sure to savor fresh seafood straight from the Chesapeake Bay, with dining that offers views as spectacular as your meal. 

Slow down time and cast your line at the beloved James T. Wilson Fishing Pier. Let somebody else be captain for a while and climb aboard the all-new Hampton Queen for a tour of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Soak up the sun and the fun at Buckroe Beach. Whether you want to relax by the beach with a book, or get your adrenaline pumping with a variety of water sports, you’re sure to find your bliss at Buckroe Beach!

Take a break from seafaring and walk in the footsteps of history at one of our numerous cultural attractions — from “Freedom’s Fortress” Fort Monroe, to America’s first African American museum, the Hampton University Museum, to the awe-inspiring Virginia Air & Space Science Center.

Can’t fit everything in a day? Stay for a week, or as long as you like! You’re always welcome in Hampton! Discover special discounts, unique experiences, and ticket packages at