The Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Virginia is a 135,000 square-foot sports complex that features eight basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor track, and four competition hockey courts, along with fitness and training centers, meeting rooms, and concessions. When your team visits the Boo Williams Sportsplex facility for a tournament, you will want to see some of the area’s attractions. We have made a list of some activities to do and places to eat that should satisfy everyone on your team.


Things to Do

Virginia Living Museum

About 10 miles northwest of Hampton and the Boo Williams Sportsplex in the city of Newport News, the Virginia Living Museum combines all the best features of a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, and science center. Featuring more than 62,000 square feet of indoor exhibits and another 5,500 square feet of outdoor habitats, this unique attraction teaches visitors about indigenous plant and animal species, with a focus on preservation. Exhibits depict various environments from Virginia including swampland, plains, the Appalachian Mountains, and the coast, and populate these areas with the flora and fauna you would find there. Discover more than 250 species, such as birds, butterflies, fish, turtles, otters, wolves, bobcats, and more. 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601


Bluebird Gap Farm

Just a stone’s throw away from the Boo Williams Sportsplex, the Bluebird Gap Farm encompasses 60 acres of land and houses more than 150 animals. This massive park is built to resemble a real, working farm and allows visitors to escape to the country without ever leaving the city. Lots of open space gives groups plenty of opportunity to run around and play, while amenities like picnic shelters and an antique barn can house more organized gatherings. Kids, teens, and adults alike can also enjoy the petting zoo and duck pond, where they can feed and interact with barnyard animals. 60 Pine Chapel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666


Buckroe Beach and Park

Another great place to check out near the Boo Williams Sportsplex is Buckroe Beach and Park. While there, you can rent a kayak or paddleboat, enjoy a picnic in one of the park’s three shelters, and more. Additional amenities include a children’s playground, restroom facilities, a stage pavilion for community events, and ample open space. Park Rangers are onsite year-round. 100 S 1st St, Hampton, VA 23664


Naval Station Norfolk

Just 19 miles across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel in Norfolk is the world’s largest Naval Station. Take a guided tour and see marvels like giant aircraft carriers, destroyers, and amphibious assault ships. Naval Station Norfolk also features exhibits about the history of the facility. For an extra special experience, take one of the 45-minute tours offered year-round that are conducted by naval personnel. Tours depart from the Naval Station Norfolk Tour & Information Center. Photo identification is required for all adults over the age of 18. 1530 Gilbert St, Norfolk, VA 23511



Breakout isn’t your average outing or everyday experience. Located in nearby Newport News, Breakout is the perfect attraction for those who would rather solve a mystery themselves than watch someone else have all the fun. You and your friends will have just 60 short minutes to crack codes, solve puzzles, and follow clues in one of Breakout’s uniquely-themed rooms. It’s one part problem solving, one part adrenaline, and end-to-end fun. 14346 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23602


Virginia Air and Space Center

The official visitor center for NASA’s Langley Research Center and the Langley Air Force Base, the Virginia Air and Space Center is an exciting destination for tourists of all ages. Located in the heart of Hampton, this functional museum showcases the history of flight and the story behind America’s space exploration program. Check out scores of old aircraft and spacecraft, and then step inside the cockpit to experience interactive exhibits that teach you about the science behind these massive machines. NASA’s exhibits also provide a glimpse into the future of space travel and the mysteries that could be lurking within our solar system. 600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669


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Places to Eat

Surf Rider Restaurant

Boo Williams Sportsplex - Travel - Hotels4TeamsNot only can you dig into some fresh seafood at Surf Rider Restaurant, you can enjoy the scenic view of the nearby dock and marina. Start things off with some calamari or sweet & spicy shrimp. For dinner, your team has the choice of many sandwiches like the oyster or shrimp po’ boy, fried clam roll, or fresh yellow fin tuna. Some of Surf Rider’s house specialties include clam strips, a fried seafood platter, and their award winning crab cakes.

Don’t worry if you have team members who don’t like seafood. There are plenty of other delectable options to choose from like pasta, burgers, and steak. 1 Marina Rd, Hampton, VA 23669


The Grey Goose

A favorite among locals and tourists alike, The Grey Goose serves standard American fare with a unique flair. Since 1982, the restaurant has served lunch six days a week in addition to a Sunday brunch. It also recently expanded to offer tapas style dinner options. Seafood, soups, and sandwiches are among the most popular menu items but the restaurant is also known for its homemade breads. You’ll also find a fun atmosphere and servers who are passionate about making your visit as enjoyable as possible. 118 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA 23669


Bubba-N-Franks Smokehouse BBQ

Bubba-N-Franks Smokehouse BBQ does barbeque right, and they’re proud of it. The variety of entrees offered is rather impressive. From meats like brisket, fried chicken, and pulled pork to burgers, wraps, and taquitos, you can get all this and more at Bubba-N-Franks. Like any great barbeque joint, you can find plenty of tasty sides to accompany your barbeque. Whether you are looking for mac and cheese, hushpuppies, mashed potatoes, or cole slaw, Bubba-N-Franks has it and more. 299 Floyd Thompson BlvdHampton, VA 23666


County Grill & Smokehouse

Family-owned and operated, County Grill & Smokehouse is a restaurant that specializes in southern staples like smoked meats and homemade sides. Their competition barbecue team, the Serial Grillers, competes all over the country. This has earned them many prestigious titles and awards. Their catering team has had the honor of serving some of the community’s largest events, their patrons’ most important moments, and even the president of the United States! As you can clearly see, at County Grill & Smokehouse they strive to provide the best food, service, and overall experience to customers both old and new. 26 E Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669


No matter what your team’s interests include, it’s easy to find fun things to do in and around Hampton when you are visiting the Boo Williams Sportsplex. Take a step back in time, explore the scientific promises of the future, or just enjoy a beautiful setting in the present as you check out all the attractions and sights found in this unique city.