Norfolk Tourism

Norfolk (/ˈnɔːrfᵿk/ NOR-fək, local /ˈnɒfʊk/ NOF-uuk) is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 242,803; in 2015, the population was estimated to be 247,189 making it the second-most populous city in Virginia, behind neighboring Virginia Beach. Norfolk is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. It is one of nine cities and seven counties that constitute the Hampton Roads metro area, officially known as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. The city is bordered to the west by the Elizabeth River and to the north by the Chesapeake Bay. It also shares land borders with the independent cities of Chesapeake to its south and Virginia Beach to its east. One of the oldest of the cities in Hampton Roads, Norfolk is considered to be the historic, urban, financial, and cultural center of the region. The city has a long history as a strategic military and transportation point. The largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, is located in Norfolk along with one of NATO's two Strategic Command headquarters. The city also has the corporate headquarters of Norfolk Southern Railway, one of North America's principal Class I railroads, and Maersk Line, Limited, which manages the world's largest fleet of US-flag vessels. As the city is bordered by multiple bodies of water, Norfolk has many miles of riverfront and bayfront property, including beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. It is linked to its neighbors by an extensive network of Interstate highways, bridges, tunnels, and three bridge-tunnel complexes—the only bridge-tunnels in the United States.


Norfolk tourism hasn’t ever really been a thing owing to its malicious image of drunken sailors’ town. But every cloud has a silver lining and so does Norfolk. After a good amount of work done on various facets, today the city’s art, especially is most notable. The city is fringed by quaint neighborhoods that once used to be bigger towns and cities. These however, make for lovely places to enjoy some strolls with streets fringed by gorgeous colonial houses. July is the warmest month and not the best time to visit Norfolk. But if do, Spring is beautifully pleasant! Specifically speaking of attractions there are not a ton to expect. But as per reviews you can check out places like the Chrysler Museum of Art, Battleship Wisconsin, Norfolk Botanical Garden, Nauticus and the Virginia Zoo.

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  • Were is the Windmill museum on the Broads

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    • Are you asking about the Wind Energy Museum? If so, it has the following address-

      Staithe Road, Norfolk, 29 5JU Great Yarmouth

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