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Hampton, located in the center of Coastal Virginia, welcomes both conventioneers and visitors with world-class meeting
facilities, unique attractions, and an eclectic mix
Boasting 344,000 square feet of flexible
meeting space, a 102,600-square-foot exhibit
hall, and a 28,000-square-foot ballroom, the
Hampton Roads Convention Center is adjoined
by the 295-room Embassy Suites. The center
shares a campus with the legendary Hampton
Coliseum. A new 125-room Hyatt Place is
slated to open adjacent to the campus in 2018.
Numerous other accommodations are available
within close proximity.
Hampton showcases unique venues that
set a lively stage for off-site celebrations. Fort
Monroe National Monument is perfect for
outdoor receptions and team-building exercises
inside the largest stone fort ever built in the
United States. Groups will enjoy guided tours
of the Virginia Air & Space Center’s “hands
on” exhibits or meal functions under suspended
air and spacecraft. The dynamic attraction,
NASA Langley’s visitor center, celebrates its
25th anniversary in 2017. Other attractions
include Hampton University Museum (the
oldest African American museum in the US),
Hampton History Museum, antique Hampton
Carousel, and harbor cruises on the Miss
Peninsula Town Center and Power Plant of
Hampton Roads offer abundant dining and
nightlife options within a short-distance of
the convention center, including many new
offerings. Hip establishments in Downtown
Hampton and Fort Monroe, including several
new microbreweries, appeal to professionals.
Downtown Hampton’s Queens Way is home to
trendy eateries, as well innovative special events.
Hampton is home to four beaches, both private
and public, each with distinctive settings and
amenities including private cabanas, restaurants,
watercraft rentals and more.
Mary Fugere, Director
Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau
A FULL-SERVICE CONVENTION CENTER COMBINES WITH UNIQUE OFF-SITE VENUES
GATHER IN A VENUE WORTHY OF CELEBRATION.
Hampton Roads Convention Center · Virginia Air & Space Center · Boo WIlliams Sportsplex · Fort Monroe