2023 USA Artistic Swimming Junior Olympics
June 26-July 3
The Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau welcomes athletes and attendees of the 2023 USA Artistic Swimming Junior Olympics. Please use this page as a reference for what to see, do, and explore during your time in Hampton.
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.
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!
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:
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate after the tournament, enjoy live music in Downtown Hampton.
Check out the Downtown Hampton Block Party to see BJ Griffin Music on Saturday, July 1st. This free event is the perfect way to spend a summer night in Hampton, and you’ll be within walking distance to many fantastic restaurants. Head to The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery on Friday the 30th or Saturday the 1st for some live music, excellent drinks and food. See their concert lineup here!
Want to continue the competition outside of the pool? Try your hand at one of Hampton’s many trivia nights. And if you want to continue active fun, try rock-climbing and bouldering at Hampton’s newest gym, Latitude Climbing + Fitness. Or, jump to your heart’s content at Sky Zone Trampoline Park. For something more leisurely, hit the bowling lanes or catch a movie at Evo Entertainment.
Swim just for fun after the meet at Splashdown Park, the Hampton Aquaplex’s brand-new, 26,000 sq feet waterpark! 2 waterslides, a lazy river, play pool with basketball hoops, lounge chairs, and poolside concessions service await you. Admission to Splashdown Park is sold separately from the meet. Click here to discover day-pass rates, hours and more.
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!
People of all ages will enjoy roaming this FREE park and petting zoo. Bring your kids to learn about and see lots of different animals, from typical farm animals to peacocks and reptiles. Bags of feed are available to get up close and personal!
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.
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.
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