Hampton Roads is the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area in southeastern Virginia. It comprises the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, and York, plus the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg. The US federal government also includes Currituck County, North Carolina in its definition of the metropolitan area.
Virginia law sharply distinguishes between cities and towns. Municipalities incorporated as "cities" are completely separate from counties; "towns" are located within counties. All of the locations listed below are in fact cities except for the town of Gloucester Courthouse.
- 1 Colonial Williamsburg — the "living history museum" in the historic district of the town of Williamsburg that recreates Virginia's 18th century capital as it appeared preceding and during the American Revolution
- 2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg — the amusement park, among the most beautiful in the country
Amtrak has stations in Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Newport News.