Real Estate Blog by David Phillips, REALTOR

Hampton Roads is a Wonderful Place to Raise a Family

 Hampton Roads is a wonderful place to raise a family!  With the coast on the right and land on the left, there are always numerous fun things to do.  We are lucky to live in such a great area to keep kids engaged with kid-friendly family activities.  From exploring with toddlers at the Children’s Museum to refreshing water slides at Ocean Breeze, you and your visitors this summer are sure to have a blast over the next few months. You and your kids can do these fun activities listed below indoors and outdoors.  I’ve broken it up by city.


• Cannonball Trail

Description: Follow markers through Town Point Park and Downtown Norfolk on the self-guided tour. 

Address: Freemason Street Reception Center for the Cannonball Trail

401 E. Freemason St

Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: (757) 441-1526

• Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Description: Museum follows the extensive history of the fleet in Hampton Roads. Free Admission. Seasonal Family Programming.

Address: One Waterside Drive Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: (757) 322-2987

• MacArthur Memorial

Description: Memorial to General MacArthur and the millions of American men and women who served in the US Armed Forces from the Civil War through the Korean War.

Address: MacArthur Memorial, MacArthur Square

198 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: (757) 441-2965

• Norfolk Botanical Garden

Description: The 155 acre garden is home to 40 distinctive themed gardens, 95 species of birds...