IDAA 2015

Area Attractions

You won't want to miss the tourism opportunities in Norfolk. It is a breathtaking city, boasting 144 miles of shoreline. Norfolk is the heart of the Virginia Waterfront, and there is something to do for everyone.

Here are some ideas to get your started planning your trip:

Take a tour of the Elizabeth River Harbor on a Majestic Tall Ship

Walk through the Norfolk Botanical Garden

Watch world-renowned artists blow glass at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

For the History Buffs:

Norfolk is home to the World's largest Naval base - Take a tour of the USS Wisconsin.

Visit the MacArthur Memorial

Walk the Cannonball Trail

Take a drive to Colonial Williamsburg only 47 miles away.

Music lovers will be interested to know that Rolling Stone magazine readers recently voted the NorVa, located in downtown Norfolk, as the number one "Venue that Rocks the hardest".

The hip, historic Ghent district just a few minutes from downtown has antique shops and coffee houses galore.

Consider combining your trip with a beach vacation:

Virginia Beach 15 miles

Duck, NC (outer banks) 75 miles

Ocean City, MD 140 miles - get to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Myrtle Beach, SC 352 miles

Mileage to major cities:

Washington DC 193 miles

Richmond 93 miles

Baltimore 238 miles

Philadelphia 267 miles

New York City 356 miles

Charlotte 328 miles