10 Ideas for the Perfect Summer Date in Hampton

Looking for ideas for your first, second, or 100th date? Summer is here and there is something for every couple to do in Hampton. Whether you have first date jitters, or are just looking for something new to do, Hampton is the place for your next date! Grab a cup of coffee at Sweet Beans, or test your communication skills during a canoe trip at Sandy Bottom Nature Park. The possibilities for a fun date in Hampton are endless, and we created 10 date ideas to help you get started. 

10 Summer dates idea in Hampton: 

Stay caffeinated at a local Coffee shop

Brew the perfect first date at one of Hampton’s local coffee shops. If you love coffee, matcha, or tea, the welcoming atmosphere at Firehouse Coffee and Sweet Beans is for you! Check out Scratch Bakery in Phoebus to make your coffee date extra sweet.  

Enjoy live music in Downtown Hampton 

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through the summer there will be live music in Downtown Hampton. Sit back, relax and jam out at Mill Point Park, Queens Way, and Downtown Hampton docks. Food and drinks are also available during each live event, making for a wonderful evening.

Plan a Picnic at Fort Monroe 

Do you and your date love history? Pack your own picnic, and head to Fort Monroe to learn about America’s largest stone fort and spend time soaking up the sun! After exploring the fort, and enjoying your picnic, jump into the Chesapeake Bay to cool off. 

Catch a Peninsula Pilots Game 

The Peninsula Pilots are back in action! Grab your peanuts and apple jacks, and cheer on the Pilots to a win. 

Grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant 

Hampton’s local cuisine is filled with a variety of restaurants. Dine on Queens Way and in Phoebus for a delicious meal, filled with flavor. With many restaurants to choose from, visit a new restaurant for each date throughout the summer! 

Canoe around the lake at Sandy Bottom Nature Park

Rent a canoe for only $2 and test your communication skills with your partner! For a fun adventure, explore Sandy Bottom Nature Park’s 10 miles of walking trails to stretch your sea legs after canoeing. 

Test your knowledge during Trivia Night 

Breweries in Hampton like Capstan Bar & Brewing, Oozlefinch Beers & Blending, Sly Clyde Ciderworks, and more all have exciting trivia nights. Work together, or team up against each other to see who is better at random trivia facts. It is bound to be a fun night filled with a few laughs. 

Go for a ride on Miss Hampton II

Come sail away with your date on a Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise. A 3-hour boat tour, you will sail past sites only accessible by water, like Fort Wool and Norfolk Naval Base, the world’s largest military installation. 

Take a trip to space at the Virginia Air Space & Science Center 

Hang out with robots, watch an IMAX film, and explore space. The Virginia Air Space & Science Center is the perfect rainy day date. Spend hours exploring space, and head over to Queens Way to fuel up after your exciting adventure. 

Rent Jet Skis from Hampton Watersports

Jet along the Chesapeake Bay for a memorable date filled with excitement. Make sure to call ahead to reserve your Jet Ski rental.  

We hope you and your date have a wonderful time exploring Hampton together!