Hampton, home to historic Fort Monroe, is the oldest continuously English-speaking settlement still in existence in the United States. It’s also the center of Virginia’s fishing industry, so visitors and residents of Hampton apartments who love seafood are in for a treat when dining at the waterfront.
The area is also ideal for those who love the great outdoors. Water activities including boating and yachting, bumper boats, and fishing are all for the taking in the Hampton area. Tennis and golf are also popular activities in the area, as is skateboarding at one of the local skate parks. And nature lovers can enjoy beachcombing, hiking, biking, camping, and picnicking at the Grandview Nature Preserve and Sandy Bottom Nature Park.
If a less physical pursuit is what you’re seeking, the downtown waterfront offers shopping and museums, as well as the antique Hampton Carousel, housed in a harborside pavilion. The hand-carved horses and original band organ are ready to ride during spring and summer.