Hampton is a beautiful place and has a lot of outdoor activities for you and your charter bus gang. Check out the Buckroe Beach and Park as a first stop along your charter bus tour,this Park offers over a mile of clean white beach and in the summer you and your charter bus gang can listen to one of the bands that play this Park.
While your charter bus gang is at the beach, stop by the Cousteau Society. This waterfront gallery showcases the endeavors of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and includes photography, artifacts, ship models, and film footage of Cousteau's adventures. There is also a gift boutique for picking up a few souvenirs for your friends you left back home that didn't come on your charter bus tour.
If your charter bus group likes golf, there is a fantastic course they will love playing. The Hamptons Golf Course offers a good challenging game, but isn't designed so hard that newer players in your charter bus gang will find it frustrating.
Harbor Cruises are a fun way to spend an afternoon with your charter bus group. One of the most popular harbor cruises in Virginia are on the Miss Hampton II which is a 65-foot passenger boat which sails from downtown across Hampton Roads and within sight of the huge U.S. Naval Base at Norfolk. There is also a sunset cruise that comes with a light dinner on board.
Casemate Museum holds a wealth of history for your charter bus group and they will be intrigued to find that several famous lives have intertwined here. Jefferson Davis was imprisoned in this stone fortress having been accused of participating in the assassination of President Lincoln. Another famous man that walked these halls was Robert E. Lee when he served as second in command. Also during that time, a sensitive young writer was serving as an enlisted man, his name was Edgar Allen Poe.
The Mariners Museum is a very historic stop for your charter bus group. A highlight of a tour of this museum is the USS Monitor conservation area, where the turret, engine, propeller and hundreds of other artifacts, including handwritten letters, recovered from the Union iron clad vessel are being preserved. The Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras in 1862; divers located her in the 1990s and she was slowly excavated over a several year period.
Another awe inspiring stop on your charter bus tour is the Virginia Air and Space Museum. This impressive, futuristic structure on the riverfront, chronicles the time line for the history of aviation and space travel. There are exhibits highlighting not only the earliest attempts at flight, but the Tuskegee Airmen, the famous World War II squadron of African-American fighter pilots, and modern day space travel. There's also a rock brought back from the moon by Apollo 17 in 1969. Your charter bus group will see 10 airplanes are suspended from the 94-foot vaulted ceiling, and below them sits the Apollo 12 command module, note the re-entry burn marks.
Shopping is around every corner in Hampton, where your charter bus group can find antiques, speciality stores and niche shops throughout the town.
If your charter bus gang wants to eat and they want to eat well, they are in the right town. Hampton offers up some great cuisine. Charter a stop by Smitty's Better Burger, or if your charter bus group wants steak, you can't go wrong with Grate Steak, or if you want something fabulous try Anna's Italian and the Pizza is great.
Your next charter bus excursion to Hampton will be a time full of diverse fun and history. Book your tour today!
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