- The list below includes 171 free or cheap things to do in or near Hampton, Virginia, including 73 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Bowling and History Museums.
- From Buckroe Beach & Park to Sandy Bottom Nature Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hampton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth.
Filled with native birds like osprey, York River State Park offers visitors a wetland area to explore by an extensive trail system and canoe. The park features a fossil beach that has ancient shells and barnacles from the prehistoric era.
89% 9 votes
1733 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322 MoreLess Info
Located within a 763-acre park, the Northwest River Park Campground is a popular camping location among nature enthusiasts. The campground features 66 campsites and two rental cabins available for use.
91% 247 votes
4005 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 MoreLess Info
The completely natural environment at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge offers many outdoor activities along Virginia Beach. Visitors are able to fish, bike, and hike within designated segments of the area.
67% 3 votes
16920 Southall Plantation Lane, Charles City, VA 23187 MoreLess Info
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation - 1790 is a painstakingly restored and maintained historic building. Regular tours of the house and surrounding gardens are available.
49% 41 votes
14501 John Tyler Highway, Charles City, VA 23226 MoreLess Info
Serving as the home of President John Tyler from 1842 until his death, the Sherwood Forest Plantation is considered a national historic landmark. The house and grounds are open daily for self-guided tours.
Kittiewan Plantation overlooks Kittiewan Creek and the James River. The plantation is a working farm with a museum that houses various memorabilia including the collections of an extensive set of 19th and 20th century kitchen and food preparation items.
The steamboat era of the Chesapeake Bay is preserved and put on display at the Steamboat Era Museum. Rather than just focused on steamboat items and artifacts, the collection observes the people who were involved with this time and how their lives changed because of it.