Norfolk, Virginia is a city of more than 237,764 residents and more than 100 diverse neighborhoods. It is the cultural, educational, business, and medical center of Hampton Roads, hosts the world's largest naval base, the region's international airport, and is one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast of the United States.
Norfolk is home to the Port Authority, Norfolk-Southern Railway, the Virginia Symphony, Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, Tides baseball and the Admirals hockey teams, state of the art research facilities, shipping companies, and an exuberant arts and cultural community.
Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided or audio tour that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during World War II. The Museum also offers exhibits on: 1907: The Jamestown Exposition & Launching of the Steel Navy, Secrets of the Deep, SOS Station, Aegis Theater, Design Chamber: Battleship X, Design Chamber: Battleship X and more.
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum introduces visitors to over 234 years of U.S. Naval history in Hampton Roads, Virginia. One of 12 officially operated U.S. Navy museums, reporting to the Naval History and Heritage Command, the museum houses a rich collection of authentic uniforms, weaponry, underwater artifacts, detailed ship models, and artwork. The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is located on the second level of Nauticus. Admission is free.
Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history, explores America’s first permanent English colony through film, galleries, and living history in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, three English ships and colonial fort, and seasonal riverfront discovery area. Guided tours are offered daily.
Save close to 20% with a combination ticket with the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution: $19.25 adults; $9.25 (ages 6-12). Children under 6 free. Free parking.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Journey to the unexpected. Each year, Busch Gardens pushes the entertainment envelope with new and exciting thrills, award-winning shows, environmental presentations, and delicious culinary delights. This year is no exception as Busch Gardens offers guests a great line-up of exciting events and brand new shows for 2011. There will also be a great line up of concerts with popular bands that will be the perfect ending to a day of fun at the theme park.
With 35 miles of waterfront property, Virginia Beach has long been considered a "classic American beach vacation" spot. The Chesapeake Bay, Resort Area, and Sandbridge are three of the distinct beaches within the city where you can enjoy a calm, peaceful beach setting or be right in the middle of all the action. Whatever it is you desire in a beach, this lovely stretch of Virginia coast aims to please. Soaking up the sun and good vibes on the shores of Virginia Beach is always free and open to the public. Unlike other beach destinations, no payment or permit is necessary.
Virgina Beach Golf Courses