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Hampton honored on travel guide's ‘Where to Go in the South in 2021’ list

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 10:50:16-05

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton is making waves as the place to be. Travel guide This is My South has named the city to its "Where to Go in the South in 2021" list.

Looking ahead to the coming months and with safety in mind, the publication featured cities that have plenty of outdoor options for activities and attractions that allow for social distancing amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Hampton made the list because of its more than 400 years of rich history. The article highlights several notable attractions, including the Hampton History Museum, the Virginia Air & Space Science Center and the Fort Monroe National Monument. Locally owned restaurants The Deadrise, The Vanguard and Brown Chicken Brown Cow also received a shout out.

This is My South is a travel guide for all things in the Southern United States, featuring accommodation reviews, restaurant recommendations, and activities for all ages and budgets. Editor Caroline Eubanks visited Hampton in September 2019 and toured Hampton’s heritage sites.

Recently, several new restaurants have opened in Hampton, including Charlotte’s: A Simply Panache Cafeteria, Fox Tail Wine Bar and The Baker’s Wife Bistro and Bar, all located in historic Phoebus. Also, Hampton Roads' first Black-owned brewery, 1865 Brewing Co., is slated to open in the near future.

The 400 Years Forward program will also debut in 2021 offering African-American heritage programs, tours, and events.