Stay near historical and cultural things to do in Hampton, VA

Book a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Hampton, VA to stay within easy reach of the area’s most popular attractions, including Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. You can also tour the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown or visit a student on the beautiful campus of Hampton University, home to the nation’s oldest African American museum. Here with your kids? Feel your adrenaline surge on the roller coasters at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, or splash down heart-pounding water rides at Water Country USA. If you’re looking for things to do near the hotel, Peninsula Town Center offers shopping, dining, and entertainment less than a mile away, and The Hamptons Golf Course is within a five-minute drive. For a relaxed day trip, head about 35 miles southeast to the warm sands of Virginia Beach.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

18.39 mi / 29.59 km from the hotel
Test your limits on the Alpengeist, the legendary roller coaster that takes you up 195 feet before plunging you back to earth. Other attractions at Busch Gardens include rare animals, live shows, and artisan shops.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park

4.8 mi / 7.72 km from the hotel
Dedicated to US seafaring history, this museum includes ship models, artifacts, and artwork. Don’t miss the USS Monitor Center, which features one of the nation’s top Civil War exhibits and includes parts of the sunken ironclad vessel.

City Center at Oyster Point

4.59 mi / 7.38 km from the hotel
Explore this shopping complex with a five-acre fountain, restaurants like Tucanos Brazilian Grill, and eclectic retail destinations.

Colonial Williamsburg

22.52 mi / 36.24 km from the hotel
Step back in time to experience colonial American society in this living museum. Tour restored period buildings, talk to knowledgeable interpreters about the historical figures they embody, and see blacksmiths, apothecaries, and weavers hard at work.

Ferguson Center for the Arts

4.96 mi / 7.98 km from the hotel
See the symphony or catch a play at this performing arts center located on the campus of Christopher Newport University.

Hampton Coliseum

1.65 mi / 2.66 km from the hotel
Check out what’s on at this 9,777-seat arena while you’re in town. The venue hosts events year-round, from WWE Live to thrilling concerts and international conventions.

Hampton University

4.26 mi / 6.85 km from the hotel
Founded in 1868, this distinguished institution is one of the country’s top-ranked Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Stroll through the elegant campus, view the Emancipation Oak, tour the world-class museum, and enjoy a Pirates game.

Hampton University Museum

4.32 mi / 6.95 km from the hotel
The oldest African American museum in the US, this institution began in 1868 as a collection of African American fine art. It now features more than 9,000 artifacts and pieces of art from African, Native American, Oceanic, and Asian heritages.

Peninsula Town Center

0.85 mi / 1.37 km from the hotel
Shopping, dining, two outdoor parks, and a premium movie theater await you at this shopping and business complex.

Virginia Air & Space Center

3.82 mi / 6.14 km from the hotel
Let your imagination take flight as you gaze at suspended aircraft, explore space missions through artifacts and models, or pilot a state-of-the-art stealth fighter plane simulator at NASA Langley Research Center’s official visitor site.

Water Country USA

19.33 mi / 31.11 km from the hotel
Make a splash at Water Country USA, home to thrilling water rides like Nitro Racer, an anything-but-lazy river called the Hubba Hubba Highway, and attractions designed for younger kids.

Jamestown Rediscovery—Historic Jamestowne

23.35 mi / 37.57 km from the hotel
Home of America's first permanent English colony, Jamestown is now an interactive historical site introducing visitors to the European settlement of the New World.