Where We Are
Hampton Roads is a region of 1.6 million people nestled along the Mid Atlantic Coast in Southeastern Virginia. The region is named for the deep natural harbor formed where the James, Nanesmond and Elizabeth Rivers pour into the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay - the same harbor that welcomed the first English settlers to America in 1607.
The region includes the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. Within about a day's drive for two-thirds of the U.S. population, Hampton Roads welcomes more than 4 million visitors annually to its many beaches, attractions, outdoor festivals and sporting events.
The area is served by air through the newly expanded Norfolk International Airport, the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport and by car and motorcoach through Interstates 64 and 95.
Coming by boat? We can handle that, too.
Top Reasons to Pick Hampton Roads
- Over 1.6 million people in Hampton Roads to serve as volunteers, sponsors and spectators
- 2,600 miles of shoreline to enjoy the beach, hiking, biking and more
- 96,000 students within twelve colleges and universities
- Ability for land or water sports
- Ability to assist with any size event
- An incredible amount of history, amenities and attractions, included but not limited to expansive shoreline and beaches, amusement/theme parks, museums, performing arts, festivals, sports, regional shopping malls and outlet centers, colonial cities and towns, and state and national parks.
- Great access to any state on East Coast – Over 60 percent of the population of the United States is within 750 miles of Hampton Roads
- Largest military presence in United States
- Large selection of award winning restaurants and bars
- Nationally ranked hospitals
- Top accommodations – Hotels have low costs in non-tourist season
- Two national airports which together average 228 flights a day
- Variety of venues to meet any need!