Be sure to take advantage of the numerous colleges in the area. Sporting events, exhibits, and performances offered by the colleges provide fun and relatively inexpensive opportunities for amusement.
On Ironbound Road in Williamsburg, near Plumeri Park. Multi-use stadium, primarily for
soccer. Seats 2,271. 221-3400. W&M sports information. tribeathletics.com
125 E. Mellen St., Hampton. Seats 400.
, folk and
, chamber music, dance and drama. 722-2787. hamptonarts.net
campus off I-64. Primarily for HU football and track and field. Seats more than 17,000. 727-5641. hamptonpirates.com
1010 Church St., Norfolk. Seats 625. Blues, gospel, jazz , world music. 664-6464. attuckstheatre.org
5 Armistead Pointe Parkway, Hampton. Multipurpose facility, with major youth basketball events. 637-7300. boowilliamssportsplex.com
On William and Mary campus, near W&M Hall in Williamsburg. Artificial-turf field, primarily for field hockey and lacrosse, but occasionally soccer. 221-3400. tribeathletics.com
Christopher Newport University, 1 University Place. Seats 440 in the Music and Theater Hall and 1,700 in the Concert Hall. 594-7488. cnu.edu/fergusoncenter
215 St. Pauls Blvd., Norfolk. Seats 2,500. Touring Broadway shows, symphony performances and some pop music concerts. 664-6464. sevenvenues.com
College of William and Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.
601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg. Seats 763. Theater, dance and music. 221-2660. wm.edu/theatre/generalinfo.htm
Warwick Boulevard on Christopher Newport University campus in Newport News. Primarily used for CNU basketball and volleyball, as well as concerts and physical fitness. 594-7980. freemancenter.cnu.edu
1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. Seats 10,600. Music concerts, the circus, ice events. 838-4203. hampton.gov/coliseum/default.aspx
Hampton University Convocation Center.
700 Emancipation Drive, Hampton. Seats 8,000. University sports functions and more. 728-6800.
901 Crawford St., Portsmouth. Amphitheater seats 6,500. Rock, classical music, drama and dance. 393-8181. pavilionconcerts.com
150 Park Ave., Norfolk. Along Elizabeth River. Home of Norfolk Tides baseball team, some high school football games in Norfolk and occasional concerts. Seats more than 12,000. 622-2222. norfolktides.com
Harrison Opera House.
160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Seats 1,632. Virginia Opera performances. 627-9545; box office, 877-2550. vaopera.org
Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center.
340 Granby St., Norfolk. Seats 900. Performing arts, feature films, college convocations, commencements and symposia. 822-1450.
Ukrop Drive, in William and Mary Hall, on W&M campus in Williamsburg. Used for Tribe basketball, gymnastics and volleyball, as well as concerts. Seats about 8,600. 221-3356. tribeathletics.com
317 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. Ballroom-style club holds 1,500, standing room only. National music acts. 627-4547. thenorva.com
On Ironbound Road in Williamsburg, near Albert-Daly Field. Primarily for William and Mary baseball. Seats 1,000. 221-3400. tribeathletics.com
4320 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk. Seats about 7,000 for basketball games and 10,000 for concerts. 683-5762; box office 683-4444. constantcenter.com
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
201 Market St., Virginia Beach. Seats 1,500. Concerts and theatrical events. 385-2555, box office 385-2787. sandlercenter.org
201 E. Brambleton Ave. and St. Paul's Boulevard, Norfolk. Seats 10,000 for hockey games and 12,000 for concerts. 664-6464. sevenvenues.com
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts.
110 W. Finney Ave. Suffolk. Theater seats 500. 923-0003. suffolkcenter.org
99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton. Seats 500. Cultural events. 825-2779.
Virginia Beach Amphitheater.
Intersection of Princess Anne Road and Concert Drive, 3550 Cellar Door Way, Virginia Beach. Seats 20,000. Music concerts. 368-3000. virginiabeachamphitheater.net
1889 W. Pembroke Ave, Hampton. Home of Apprentice School and Peninsula Pilots baseball teams. 245-2222. peninsula
254 Granby St., downtown Norfolk. Seats 600. Virginia Stage Company productions.
627-6988, box office 627-1234. vastage.com
3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth. Seats 2,000. Concerts, speakers, theatrical 393-5369.
William and Mary Hall.
New Campus Drive, campus of College of William and Mary. Seats 8,600–11,000. Athletic events and concerts. 221-3340.
Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre.
515 Scotland St. Seats 268. 259-4070. wrl.org
Yoder Barn Theatre.