Explore the history of space here at the birthplace of the American space program. Step inside the Apollo 12 Command Module or examine a martian meteorite. Float in the Space Ball (if you close your eyes, it is almost an outer space ball). When you land, enjoy a film at the Center's IMAX Theater.
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.
620 John Paul Jones Circle Portsmouth, VA 23708 +1 757 953 5000
The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth or the Naval Hospital Portsmouth, was constructed by architect John Haviland in 1827. This hospital is known to be the oldest operational hospital in the Navy medical system and is a nationally-recognized center for healthcare services, research and education.
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.
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