Welcome Salty Dawgs to Hampton, VA!

Salty Dawg Sailing Association

Salty Dawg Sailing Association

October 26 – Nov. 1, 2023

The Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau welcomes the members & guests of the Salty Dawg Sailing Association! Please use this page as a reference for what to see, do, and explore during your time in Hampton.

Tip: While there are many things to see & do within a short distance, for those days you wish to stay close to the marina, we recommend using the ‘Downtown‘ location filter when searching our site. See the map in the Hampton Visitors Guide for reference. 

Food & Drink

Considering Hampton’s coastal heritage, fresh and local isn’t a trend. It’s a way of life. We were built on our connection with the sea and the local watermen and farmers who bring the freshest ingredients from the docks and farms to your table. From craft breweries to elegant, sit-down restaurants to many fast-casual options, you’ll never have the same meal twice.

Entertainment & Events

Your visit to Hampton is the perfect time to catch the Hampton Horror Tours. Hampton History Museum’s Horror Tours bring tales of mystery and the macabre to the streets of Hampton. Even if you’ve been a regular on our Horror Tours in the past, you won’t want to miss their reincarnation! There are new stories, new personages to meet from the mists of time and plenty of surprises in store!

Evo Entertainment features a movie theatre with recliner seating, a full restaurant and bar, a bowling alley and video arcade! Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled outing at EVO.

More Local Entertainment  

Discounts & Deals

Download our “Toast the Coast” mobile passport to gain exclusive discounts at breweries in the area! Logging a certain amount of check-ins at various spots will win you prizes like tasting glasses and t-shirts!

Toast the Coast


Download our “Taste of Hampton” mobile pass to gain exclusive deals at restaurants in the area! Once the pass is on your phone, present it to your server at participating locations to redeem whichever deal they may be offering.

Taste of Hampton  


Explore Hampton attractions and get discounts for one low price with the Sea to Stars combination ticket. Visit the Virginia Air & Space Science Center, tour the harbor in the Hampton Queen and explore Hampton History Museum and Fort Monroe.

VA Air & Space Science Center

Hampton is the birthplace of America’s space program! See Apollo 12 command module, practice landing a rover on Mars, behold larger-than-life aircraft and catch an IMAX film at this amazing air and space museum. There are plenty of young-learner-friendly activities!

Hampton History Museum

Learn about Hampton’s history and contributions of African Americans in Hampton. The 10 galleries are filled with the city’s history, as you travel from the 17th century to the present day.

Fort Monroe 

Leisurely explore 21 unique sites full of history, architecture, and nature on a self-guided walking tour of Fort Monroe National Monument, the largest stone fort in the United States, all while taking in sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay.

Bluebird Gap Farm

Stretch your legs as you explore Bluebird Gap Farm. This 60-acre farm has almost 150 domestic & wild animals, Hampton Master Gardeners’ Display Garden and Arboretum, a large playground and public restrooms, a nature trail, and a public paddle-craft launch.

In Hampton, we have rich cultural history and wonderful parks and museums which showcase it. View a list of guided or self-guided tour opportunities. 

Tour & Discover

Find out all that Hampton has to offer, get valuable coupons, or plan the perfect visit!