VTEEA 2023 Summer Conference

July 17-20

The Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau welcomes attendees of the Virginia Technology & Engineering Education Association 2023 Summer Conference. Please use this page as a reference for what to see, do, and explore during your time in Hampton.


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.

Where to eat & drink


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. A list of participating locations and deals are here:

Taste of Hampton  


Entertainment & Events

Enjoy Hampton’s entertainment scene after the day’s worth of sessions conclude.

To keep your brain stimulated after the conference, check out one of Hampton’s trivia nights. If you’re looking for an active challenge, try rock-climbing and bouldering at Hampton’s newest gym, Latitude Climbing + Fitness, where your day pass includes access to fitness + yoga classes/equipment as well. Ready to kick back? Hit the bowling lanes or catch a movie at Evo Entertainment. If you’re into sports, catch an amateur league baseball game on July 17 — the Peninsula Pilots will play the Tri-City Chili Peppers.

All aboard the Hampton Queen! Hampton’s newest touring boat is now cruising. Behold sites like Fort Monroe, Norfolk Naval Station, Fort Wool, Hampton University, and the Hampton Roads Harbor from a whole new vantage point. Bookings available online.



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.

Hampton Beaches

Soak up the sun during all seasons with a visit to our local beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. Public beaches in Hampton include Buckroe Beach, Outlook Beach at Fort Monroe, and Grandview Nature Preserve.

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!