Customers from all sorts of cities and areas around Norfolk, VA come to our dealership looking for a new or used car. One of these cities happens to be Hampton, VA, the sixth most populous city in Virginia. Home to around 137,000 people, this city located in Southeast Virginia is one of the seven major cities that comprise the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton has a very long and rich history, beginning back in 1607 when Captain Christopher Newport landed there, on the one and the same mission in which they established the first permanent English settlement in America, Jamestown. The captain and his crew landed at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay on the south shore, an area which they dubbed Cape Henry after Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, the elder son of their king. They then discovered a strategic defensive location they named Old Point Comfort (later the home of Fort Monroe for almost 400 years) at the entrance to the body of water that became known as Hampton Roads. Hampton Roads, along with the Hampton River, Southampton County, Northampton County, and the city of Hampton itself, was named for Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton.
While visiting Hampton, take a drive through the world's first bridge-tunnel, the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) on Interstate 64, which was first opened back in 1957 and continues to be the busiest and deepest bridge-tunnel in the state. Stop by the retail stores, housing, and other attractions available in the huge Peninsula Town Center, opened in May 2010 on the site of the former Coliseum Mall. One of the oldest recreational areas in the state, Buckroe Beach is a great place to take the family thanks to its large pavilion, food and ice cream vendors, public kayak and pedalboat rentals, and the children's playground named the "S.S. Buckroe." Museum goers will enjoy stops at places like the Air Power Park, Jefferson Davis Casemate Museum, and the Hampton History Museum. If you want a taste of the great outdoors, go by places like Gosnold Hope Park, Grandview Nature Preserve, and the Sandy Bottom Nature Park. History buffs should visit the historic Hampton University, part of the National Historic Landmark district and home of the Emancipation Oak. A whopping 98 feet in diameter, the Emancipation Oak was designated as one of the 10 Great Trees of the World by the National Geographic Society. Finally, NASCAR fans should stop by the NASCAR-sanctioned Langley Speedway, the site of the last Grand National race in November 1970 before being renamed the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup), and take in a race. Other points of interest in Hampton include Langley Air Force Base, NASA-Langley Research Center, the Virginia Air and Space Center, the Downtown Hampton Historic District, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton National Cemetery, and the Phoebus Historic District.
Around 15 miles away from Norfolk, Hampton is only a short drive from Bay KIA, new Kia, new Saab, and used car dealer. If you are interested in acquiring a new Kia, new Saab, or used car and want to take a test drive, stop by Bay KIA at 6970 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23518 or give us a call on our sales line at 757-855-5555 today!
To get here from Hampton, just take the ramp onto I-64 E/US-60 E and continue to follow I-64 E for 12.4 miles. Take exit 279 for Norview Ave E toward Norfolk International Airport, then merge onto Norview Ave and drive a half mile. From there, turn left onto VA-165 N and drive for a mile. You will then see our dealership on the right.