Busch Gardens – Griffon coaster

Bluebird Gap Farm – 60-acre farm with over 150 domestic and wild animals

Langley Speedway – NASCAR sanctioned race track with Saturday races

Miss Hampton IICruise on the Hampton River while touring unique and historic Hampton sites

Fort MonroeDecommissioned army base that offers events, swimming, restaurants, and shopping

Peninsula SPCA & Petting ZooAnimal shelter with additional petting zoo, featuring exotic and domestic animals

Busch Gardens & Water Country USA – Award-winning theme parks located in the beautiful Williamsburg


Outdoor Parks


Newport News Walking Trail

Noland Trail – 5-mile walking trail surrounding Lake Maury shoreline


Newport News Park – One of the largest parks in the USA including campsites, hiking, biking, a Discovery Center, & golf course

Huntington Park & Fort Fun –Beach access with fishing pier and giant playground

Sandy Bottom Nature Park – Wildlife facility; boat rentals, camping, fishing, and walking trails




Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Buckroe Beach – Public beach access, fishing pier, playground, picnic benches & performance pavilion

Fort Monroe – Decommissioned Army base now offers miles of beach, Casemate Museum, Paradise Ocean Club, picnic benches, and a fishing pier

Yorktown Beach – Public beach access, fishing pier, & picnic benches close to local boutiques and restaurants

Huntington Park & Fort Fun – Beach access with fishing pier and giant playground

Virginia Beach BoardwalkVacationers’ paradise beach access and boardwalk lined with live entertainment, shops, restaurants, museums and hotels


Concerts & Theater


Hampton Coliseum

Hampton Coliseum – Event center offering a variety of activities/concerts

Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts – Theater and concert all on the Christopher Newport University (CNU) campus

Yoder Barn Theater – Performing arts space converted from a historic 1935 dairy barn

The American Theater – Performing and visual arts classes and concerts

Virginia Beach AmphitheaterOutdoor concert venue



Mariner’s Museum – Largest maritime museum in North America

peninsula fine arts center

Peninsula Fine Arts Center

Peninsula Fine Arts Center – Art museum with adult and children galleries

Virginia Living Museum – Wildlife nature and animal habitats with hands-on learning activities

Air Power Park – Hampton Roads’ air and space museum

Virginia Air and Space Center – Interactive aviation exhibits

Virginia War Museum – Exhibits of American military history from 1775 to present day

Endview Plantation – Historic interpretation of rural Virginia life on a 17th century plantation

Lee Hall Mansion – Historic home used as a headquarters for Civil War Confederate generals

Yorktown Battlefields – Site of the last major battle in the Revolutionary War

Hampton University Museum – Oldest African-American museum in the USA, part of historic Hampton