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About Hampton Roads

Getting to know Hampton Roads

These pages offer you a broad overview of the Hampton Roads area.

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Activities

Climate

Geography

Hampton Roads History

Sports

Volunteer

ODU Basketball

Activities

Fun things to do in Hampton Roads If you’re looking for something fun to do in Hampton Roads, you never have far to go; there are loads of fun family attractions all over the area.   1. Go to the Oceanfront, in the summer there are always things to see and do: there are free …

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Boxing Day 2011

Climate

The climate in the Virginia Beach area is humid subtropical. Winters are very mild, and snowfall is rare, though in both 2010 and 2011 the area experienced the heaviest snowfall for 20 years! Summers are hot and humid with warm evenings. The mean annual temperature is 59.6 °F (15.3 °C), with an average annual snowfall …

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Neptune

Geography

Hampton Roads Hampton Roads is the name for both the body of water and the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area which surrounds it in southeastern Virginia. Hampton Roads is famous for its year-round ice-free harbor, for United States Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, NASA, Marines, and Army facilities, shipyards, coal piers, and hundreds of miles of …

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Fifes and Drum march through Williamsburg

History

The History of Hampton Roads The first colonist arrived in Hampton roads in April 1607; an event now known as the ‘First Landing’. The next important events in Hampton Roads history were the battles of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). These involved Craney Island, at the mouth of the Elisabeth River in Portsmouth, and Norfolk in …

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Sports

There are a huge amount of sports going on in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas. Watersports The proximity to the water particularly offers lots of opportunities to take part in water sports. There are lots of watersports companies who offer skim boarding, waterskiing and surfing lessons. You can get the whole family out on …

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OBX lily pad

Volunteering

Volunteering is a strong sub-culture in the USA Many Americans you meet will have some volunteer commitment, connected to their work, children or neighbourhood. If you have time on your hands and are looking for a productive way to fill it with the added bonus of meeting new people, you will find lots of organizations …

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