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Hampton Roads - Tidewater Va FAQ

This page lists Frequently Asked Questions about Hampton Roads - Tidewater Virginia.

Where is Hampton Roads Virginia?

Hampton Roads has multiple definitions, including:

1. A large natural harbor in Virginia. Hampton Roads harbor is formed by the convergence of the Elizabeth River, Nansemond River, and James River with several smaller rivers. The harbor empties into the Chesapeake Bay not far from the Atlantic Ocean. The harbor of Hampton Roads is bordered by the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, and Portsmouth.

2. A metropolitan region in Southeastern Virginia, USA.

Where is Tidewater Virginia?

Tidewater Virginia also has more than one definition:

1. The term Tidewater Virginia often refers to the area known as Hampton Roads.

2. By strict definition, Tidewater Virginia includes all areas of the Commonwealth that receive tidal water. This includes the Virginia Peninsula (including Hampton Roads), the Middle Peninsula, the Northern Neck, and the Eastern Shore.

What are the seven cities of Hampton Roads?

The seven major cities of Hampton Roads are Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.

What is "The 757"?

"The 757" is an urban slang term for the seven cities of Hampton Roads; Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. The cities of Hampton Roads are also known as the "seven of the 757."

What is the weather like in Hampton Roads?

Hampton Roads is known for its mild climate. Residents of the region often enjoy over 200 sunny days a year.

What is there to do in Hampton Roads?

The Hampton Roads - Tidewater region is a year round attraction with museums, art galleries, exhibitions, festivals, and other events. Outdoor activities include freshwater and saltwater fishing, boating, sailing, surfing, sunbathing, kayaking, birdwatching, and more.

What airport should I use to Visit Hampton Roads?

The Hampton Roads - Tidewater area is served by the Norfolk International Airport.