Norfolk, Virginia is more than just an historical seaport on the Virginia waterfront. With big city amenities and small town charm, Norfolk offers visitors nightlife, shopping, museums, and year round festivals. Enjoy Battleship Wisconsin, Chrysler Museum of Art, Harbor Cruises, and Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest Naval Base. More of an adventure seeker? Learn to sail, kayak, play a round of golf or hike only minutes from the downtown area. Cruise our beautiful harbour on the tall ship American Rover or tour the city by foot, on bike, or light rail. Norfolk is located 20 minutes from Virginia Beach and 45 minutes from Williamsburg. Fly, drive, or take the train with Norfolk International Airport (ORF), the largest airport serving Southeast Virginia, and daily service from Amtrak offering round-trips to Richmond, Washington DC, and Boston.
We recommend spending a couple of days in beautiful Norfolk, to follow is an itinerary of how to fill your time there.
Day One - Start your exploration of the city at VisitNorfolk, located at 232 East Main Street in downtown Norfolk. Pick up free brochures, maps,and more! Stroll around the streets of downtown, shop at MacArthur Center, stroll through the Douglas MacArhtur Memorial, or bike the Elizabeth River Trail.For dinner try one of the many chef-owned restaurants along Granby Street, or “restaurant row".
Day Two – Explore the power of the sea inside Nauticus, an interactive science and technology center. Step aboard the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the last and largest battleships built by the U.S. Navy. Stand beneath her 16-inch guns and feel the excitement of being aboard an historic warship. Set sail aboard Victory Rover Naval Base Cruise for a narrated cruise, offering the fastest way to see the world’s largest Naval Base; Norfolk Naval Station.Spend the rest of the afternoon at the Chrysler Museum of Art & Glass Studio. The museum has nearly 100 galleries with art from around the world. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, sup-ports artists working in a variety of glassmaking processes, including blown glass, flame working and cold working.Dine on the waterfront at Waterside District with live music and local food.