245 West Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 664 6200
A fine collection of art and two historic houses make the Chrysler Museum of Art a fantastic retreat. Art works here include pieces by Andy Warhol, Louis Tiffany and Paul Gauguin. Savor art in the form of Greco-Roman, Islamic, Egyptian, Asian, and African masterpieces. The Impressionism, Sculpture and Photography galleries are sure to enthrall you. The Chrysler Library is the largest art reference library in the Southeast. Adjacent to the galleries and included in admission are the Moses Myers House, residence of Norfolk's first Jewish citizen, and the Willoughby-Baylor House. Norfolk is about a two-hour drive from Richmond. Take I-64 east to Route 33.
Ocean Front Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451 +1 800 822 3224(Tourist Information)
Get your tanning lotions out and head to Virginia Beach Oceanfront for a fun weekend out with family and friends. Enjoy basking in the sun and participate in various activities scheduled during the Neptune Festival. With wine tasting events and air shows lined up, you won't run out of things to do. enjoy a quiet picnic or just take in the The North American Sandsculpting Championship takes place during the Boardwalk Weekend of the festival. Watch talent work wonders on the golden grains as the plain boring sand transforms into beautiful images. Splash around the blue waters as you have the time of your life. Call the local Visitor's Center on their toll free number for more details.
3815 Bainbridge Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23324 +1 757 502 4898
Located just about seventeen miles from Norfolk, Chesapeake is around twenty minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Whether it is golf or opera, professional theater or the zoo, there's lots to see and experience here. Visit the 763-acre Northwest River Park and shop on Hampton Road. Guiding you through all your sightseeing is the Chesapeake Conventions and Tourism Center. You may want to have their number on speed dial when in Chesapeake.
1919 Commerce Drive Suite 290 Hampton, VA 23666 +1 800 487 8778/+1 757 315 1610
Before you begin touring Hampton, make a visit to the Visitors Center on Commerce Drive. The knowledgeable and helpful staff will give you first hand tips. Trust the specialist to make the right travel itinerary according to your needs and desires. Make sure you secure the Hampton Day Pass Value Card that will avail you many offers and benefits. Also pick up the Official Hampton Visitors Guide with valuable tips and pictures. There is even a virtual flip book that will equip you with basic information on Hampton before you make a visit here.
232 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 800 368 3097 (Toll free)
Apart from the internationally recognized port, which is known to be one of the busiest in the world, Norfolk has a lot for tourists to explore. The financial hub of Southeast Virginia, Norfolk is also very rich in history. Find out the story each tourist sight has to tell, ask the knowledgeable staff in the Visitors Center to guide you. After you have gathered enough information, pick up your back pack, enough cash and lots of energy and you'll be on your way.
6 Crawford Parkway At North Landing Portsmouth, VA 23704 +1 757 393 5111
When touring Portsmouth, a visit to the Visitor's Center will prove useful and even profitable. They not only provide you valuable information on the various sights and eateries but also tickets for tours like the Carrie B Harbor Tour. Get the "land and sea" ticket and you'll also get tickets to the Olde Towne Trolley Tour. Visit the Hill House, shop on High Street, there's a lot to explore. The handy Visitors brochures here are of great help when on the move. Then of course there is the souvenir shop for gifts to take back to family and friends home.
335 Main Street Smithfield, VA 23431 +1 800 365 9339
"Hams, History & Hospitality" goes the tag line of this river port in Virginia. Having the reputation of being one of the best maintained port, you'll find just that. The Tourist Center that's located within the historic district is in itself a start to your trip. The staff can organize an entire tour from Williamsburg to Norfolk. Admire the river or the beautiful townhouses and gorge on all the ham this place has to offer. Let them minister their hospitality while you get pampered.
321 North Main Street Prentis House Suffolk, VA 23434 +1 866 733 7835
Plan your trip around Suffolk with the aid of the helpful staff at the Visitor's Center. Get enlightened about the city and the must-see attractions to visit. Know about the best eat-outs and collect all the brochures and tourist literature you'll require while touring. And don't forget to pick up a special gift for your little sibling back home from the souvenir shop at the Visitors Center.
224 Ballard Street Yorktown, VA 23690 +1 757 890 3300
Enjoy the countryside feel in Yorktown, unfolding three centuries of history within itself. The battlefields and the museums have a lot to tell. Tour around the well trodden paths of the village and admire the ancient homes that line them. Bask on the beaches or ride on the free trolley, there's a lot to explore. A trip to the Visitors Center will get your facts and information in place before you set out on your journey.
7637 North Shore Road Norfolk, VA 23505 +1 757 423 2052
The Hermitage Foundation Museum holds the Sloan art collection that includes pieces collected from across the world. The Chinese tomb figures and pieces from Czar Alexander's collection are a striking feature. The museum also conducts art classes and holds workshops. Surrounded by 12 acres of well planned gardens, The Hermitage Foundation is a picturesque location for special occasions. The gift shop sells creations of local artisans and designers. Check the museum website for the White Glove tours.
The Freemason District contains some of the major historical sites
in Norfolk. Part of the original plot of land given to Captain Thomas Willoughby in 1636, the streets are cobblestoned, with brick houses and trees lining the sidewalk. Among ...
Hampton Inn Norfolk Naval Base is a clean and comfortable
hotel which is reasonably priced. The hotel is close to the Norfolk Naval Base, so make you you visit the Nauticus Maritime Museum. The staff is friendly and very ...
This restored historic house was once home to Norfolk entrepreneur
Moses Myers. One of the first brick houses built here after the Revolutionary War, the Moses Myers House today contains a nice collection of original furnishings, family portraits and ...