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Norfolk - Virginia BeachUnited States of America

One of the oldest cities in the United States is home to the largest naval base in the world and a revitalized downtown area boasting numerous attractions.

Norfolk is a city by the water, located on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Once notorious for its bawdy sailor bars, the city has rebuilt its downtown area into a social, cultural and sightseeing hub.

Founded in 1682, Norfolk almost burned to the ground during the American Revolution. It emerged as a vital seaport and later a strategic base for the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. The Navy is still a major presence here, but the city also thrives on its many attractions.

Take at least a day to explore the downtown waterfront district. Among the high-rise offices, shops, bars and bistros are many of the city’s most popular sights. Investigate Norfolk’s seafaring past and present at the Nauticus interactive science and technology center. Step aboard the USS Wisconsin, one of the U.S. Navy’s largest ever battleships and now part of the museum’s complex.

While you are in the area, visit the MacArthur Memorial created in honor of World War II hero General Douglas MacArthur. The exhibits tell the story of the general’s career and the millions of Americans who served from World War I to the Korean War. It is also the burial site for the general and his wife.

To learn more about Norfolk’s support of the Navy, take a tour of Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world.

Norfolk is one of the earliest established cities in the United States. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Freemason District, its oldest existing neighborhood. Here, you will find the Moses Myers House, one of the country’s first brick homes.

Revel in some of Norfolk’s many outdoor attractions, including the frequent festivals at Town Point Park, or the joy of nature in venues such as the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Norfolk is a very easy place to get around. There are many pedestrian-friendly streets. The electric trolley system, the NET connector, covers a 2-mile (3-kilometer) circuit of downtown. Many of the city’s major attractions outside of the downtown area are within a 15-minute car or taxi ride.

Top Hotels in Norfolk - Virginia Beach

Delta Hotels by Marriott Norfolk Airport
Delta Hotels by Marriott Norfolk Airport
3.5 out of 5
1570 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA
The price is CA $114 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Lake Taylor Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of Norfolk Premium Outlets and Norfolk Botanical Garden. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (308 reviews)

"Great hotel, clean friendly and really great food!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

Delta Hotels by Marriott Norfolk Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
3 out of 5
520 Plume street, Norfolk, VA
The price is CA $91 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Located in Downtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Douglas MacArthur Memorial and Norfolk Scope. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Norfolk State ...

4.1/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"It is a nice, quiet hotel in which I was able to lay my head down and rest."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA
The price is CA $108 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Children's Museum of Virginia. Waterside Festival ...

4.2/5Excellent! (965 reviews)

"The rooms definitely need to be updated. The carpets had stains all over them. The tv needed to be replaced as well as it had a dark area in the middle of the screen that was distracting. The staff was friendly and it’s in a great location."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Norfolk - Virginia Beach

Sea Shack Coast Suite
Sea Shack Coast Suite
1367 East Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA
The price is CA $69 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28

Located in Cottage Line, this apartment building is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Ocean View Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Naval Station Norfolk and Norfolk Botanical ...

4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
The apartment was pleasant and clean. Beach access with somewhat easy to get to.

"Would recommend this apartment."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2020

Sea Shack Coast Suite
Pan-jam Express
Pan-jam Express
2801 Nashville Ave, Portsmouth, VA
The price is CA $96 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

Situated in Portsmouth, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Frank D Lawrence Stadium, Commodore Theatre and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. ...

1/5 (1 review)
Bad Bad Bad

"We drove 3 hours and we stop about 2 hours away from the property just to call the property owner and find out that he was never notified about the booking and we never got access to the propriety"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2020

Pan-jam Express
Cozy Bay View Cottage Right Next to the Chesapeake Bay Beaches
Cozy Bay View Cottage Right Next to the Chesapeake Bay Beaches
1100 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA
The price is CA $114 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

This Willoughby Spit cottage is on the beach, 1.9 mi (3 km) from Ocean View Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Naval Station Norfolk and Hampton University. Buckroe ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)
Great location

"Very close to nice beach, had everything you needed for a stay."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 9, 2020

Cozy Bay View Cottage Right Next to the Chesapeake Bay Beaches
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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