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.
Albert-Daly Field. On Ironbound Road in Williamsburg, near Plumeri Park. Multi-use stadium, primarily for William and Mary soccer. Seats 2,271. 221-3400. W&M sports information. tribeathletics.com
The American Theatre. 125 E. Mellen St., Hampton. Seats 400. Blues, folk and jazz music, chamber music, dance and drama. 722-2787. hamptonarts.net
Armstrong Stadium. On Hampton University campus off I-64. Primarily for HU football and track and field. Seats more than 17,000. 727-5641. hamptonpirates.com
Attucks Theatre. 1010 Church St., Norfolk. Seats 625. Blues, gospel, jazz , world music. 664-6464. attuckstheatre.org
Boo Williams Sportsplex. 5 Armistead Pointe Parkway, Hampton. Multipurpose facility, with major youth basketball events. 637-7300. boowilliamssportsplex.com
Busch Field. 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's Ferguson Center for the Arts. 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
Chrysler Hall. 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
Freeman Center. 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
Hampton Coliseum. 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. www.hamptonu.edu/convocation_center
Harbor Center. 901 Crawford St., Portsmouth. Amphitheater seats 6,500. Rock, classical music, drama and dance. 393-8181. pavilionconcerts.com
Harbor Park. 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. www.tcc.edu/roper
Kaplan Arena. 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
The NorVa. 317 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. Ballroom-style club holds 1,500, standing room only. National music acts. 627-4547. thenorva.com
Where to go: Venues for live music, sports, performing arts and more
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