Welcome to Hampton!

Salty Dawg Sailing Association Caribbean Rally 

Oct. 25-31, 2022

The Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau welcomes attendees of the Salty Dawg Sailing Association’s Caribbean Rally. Please use this page as a reference for things to see, do, and explore during your time in Hampton.

Hampton Horror Tours

Celebrate the spooky season by taking a Hampton Horror Tour! The tours will be offered twice nightly from Oct. 25-31 and depart from the Hampton History Museum in downtown Hampton at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

These 60-minute tours include eerie tales of old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia area. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history, a spooky lantern tour of the St. John’s Church graveyard, and other points of fright along Queen Street and around Downtown Hampton.

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Live Entertainment 

Play trivia at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery on Tuesday at 7 pm, or head there for a cornhole tournament Wednesday night. On Thursday, try your luck at Pour Girl’s trivia from 6 to 8 pm, and spend your Friday or Saturday night jamming to some live music back at the Vanguard. See their concert lineup here!

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 incredible family– and chef–operated restaurants to every fast food option imaginable, you’ll never have the same meal twice.

Where to Eat & Drink


Happy Hours

Hampton’s bars and restaurants love visitors every day of the week! We’ve compiled a list of happy hour deals that can be found in downtown Hampton based on the day.

Monday – Friday

  • Bull Island Brewing Company: Happy hour deals 3pm-6pm
  • Marker 20: Happy hour deals 3pm-6pm
  • Pour Girls: Happy hour deals 3pm-6pm



  • Venture Kitchen & Bar: $6 Martinis and 1/2 priced pizza of the week
  • Brown Chicken Brown Cow: Happy hour deals 5-9 pm
  • Pour Girls: Special ladies night deals 4pm-9pm
  • The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery: 1/2 off wine




  • Venture Kitchen & Bar: 1/2 priced bottles of wine
  • Brown Chicken Brown Cow: Tequila deals 5-9 pm
  • Pour Girls: Taco and Margarita deals




  • Brown Chicken Brown Cow: Happy hour deals 5-6 pm



  • Brown Chicken Brown Cow: Happy hour deals 5-6 pm
  • The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery: $5 core beers all day


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  




Located in downtown Hampton, VASSC offers spacious galleries with a lot of room for social distancing. The new Space Explorer Gallery opened in December 2020 and showcases artifacts in innovative and exciting ways.

Leisurely explore 21 unique sites full of history, architecture, and nature on a self-guided walking tour of Fort Monroe, the largest stone fort in the United States.

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.

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!