Anyone planning a Hampton Roads PCS move will quickly discover a very military-friendly place with lots of interesting things to do, great schools, and fascinating history. There are a total of 16 bases in the area. Since Hampton Roads is one of the largest harbors in the world, it makes sense that the Navy has the most installations. However, each branch of the military is represented. Not only are there on-base housing options, there are also quite a lot of good off-base choices.
Once you’ve finished a Hampton Roads military move, you can start exploring the area. Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a favorite place. It has roller coasters, a kids’ area, animal exhibits, and 10 hamlets, each modeled after a different European city. Active duty military personnel can visit for free once a year.
When You’re Settled After a Hampton Roads Military Move, Get to Know Local History
The Historic Triangle comprises three colonial settlements--Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Visitors to the area can check out carefully preserved and restored colonial-era buildings and experience living history with the historical re-enactors. There’s information about the daily lives of the colonists, the indigenous Native Americans, and the Revolutionary War.
A Hampton Roads PCS move will bring you to an area that has lots of sporting events, too. Many of the local private and public universities have highly competitive sports teams, and it’s a lot of fun to go to a game. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Portsmouth and is well worth a visit. There are also many great golf courses, including the championship courses at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg.
If you love the beach, Hampton Roads has 29 miles of Atlantic Coast for you to visit and fall in love with. In addition to the sandy beaches, there are attractions like the boardwalk and its warm-weather activities in Virginia Beach.
Please give our office a call so we can walk you through the process of a PCS move to Hampton Roads. We’d love to help make your transition as easy as possible.