Why Choose Our Destination?
Hampton’s nearly 3,000 hotel rooms provide delegates with brand variety and competitive prices. From full service, limited to extended stay there is a hotel to meet your delegation’s needs, with a staff standing ready to serve you. Coliseum Central's campus like experience, is home to the Hampton Coliseum, seating up to 10,0000, the Hampton Roads Convention Center, which opened in 2005 with 344,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space, approximately 3,000 sleeping rooms and the New Peninsula Town Center, currently with over 70 retail and entertainment venues. Hampton's lovely downtown waterfront district encompasses the site of the original 17th century seaport that served as a port-of-entry for commercial vessels. Four centruries, later, Downtown Hampton is enhanced with cobblestone streets lined with red brick sidewalks, crepe myrtle trees and eclectic shops, pubs, restaurants, art galleries, shops, marinas and waterfront parks. Gracious hospitality is extended from both hotels and inns which are comfortably located for exploring the downtown by foot or bike. Our You Tube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/visithamptonva Hampton Roads Convention Center video promotion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_CJPjKSTX4&feature=plcp
Distance from Airport
- Newport News International Airport
16.09 km from City Center
- Norfolk International Airport
28.97 km from City Center
- Williamsburg International Airport
27.36 km from City Center
Paradise Ocean Club
The Woodlands (Golf)
Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
The Hamptons (Golf)
Hampton Visitor Center
Gosnold's Hope Park
Hampton Tennis Center
Hampton Roads Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility
Hampton Roads Convention Center is in close proximity to Williamsburg, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. It features 344,000 total square feet of versatile convention and exhibit space with 35 meeting rooms with capacity for up to 14,000 delegates.
- Exhibit Space9,476 sq. mTotal Meeting Space16,396 sq. m
The City of Hampton is the oldest continuous English-speaking settlement in North America. Recently Hampton celebrated its 400th anniversary. Our rich history comes to life through the experiences offered by our exciting attractions, including the Hampton History Museum, Fort Monroe, the Miss Hampton II Harbor tours, Fort Wool, Hampton University and the Virginia Air & Space Center. In addition, to our diverse attractions, Hampton showcases its remarkable history through a new series of interpretive historical markers. During your explorations you will discover Hampton truly is a city of first. The first English colonist landed on Hampton's shores 404 years ago and settled in 1610. Nine years later the first Africans arrived in the colonies, disembarked at Old Point Comfort, the present site of Fort Monroe. This for is the largest moat encircled masonry fortification in North America. In 1868, freed men were educated and taught trades for the first time at the Hampton Normal & Agricultural Institute. Hampton is the founding site of NASA, and the Mercury Seven astronauts trained here. The seafood industry was revolutionized in Hampton through the perfection of the pasteurization and canning processes. In every corner of the city, you will find historic neighborhoods and districts each with a remarkable past.