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Norfolk is the second-largest city in Virginia, with a population of 237,764 residents. It is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads region, which consists of nine cities and seven counties along the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. The city of Norfolk is home of the worlds largest Naval base, has miles of sandy Chesapeake Bay beaches, a historic downtown district, a complex of waterfront shops and restaurants, a collection of cruise boats and ferries, and several excellent museums. Centered around the port of Hampton Roads, one of the largest, naturally deep, ice-free harbors in the world, one can watch tugs, barges, sailboats, and navy ships moving in and out of the port through the Elizabeth River. Norfolks downtown waterfront area is located right on the banks of the Elizabeth River and is a vibrant tourist district. The Norfolk Waterside Marketplace, the centerpiece of the waterfront district, offers fine dining and all kinds of shopping. Special events, such as the annual Norfolk Harborfest, are held next to Waterside, at the waterfront Town Point Park. Another unique event is the Parade of Sail, which features numerous tall sailing ships from around the world that form in line and sail past downtown before docking at the marina. This event also includes music concerts, regional food, and a large fireworks display. Other Norfolk festivals include the Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival, Norfolk Jazz Festival, Town Point Virginia Wine Festival and a special 4th of July Celebration with fireworks over the harbor.

Surrounding areas: Virginia Beach, Virginia (10.2 mi), Arlington, Virginia (27.5 mi), Yorktown, Virginia (28.0 mi), Cape Charles, Virginia (29.7 mi), Chesapeake, Virginia (33.7 mi), Jamestown, Virginia (36.1 mi), Williamsburg, Virginia (36.5 mi)

Norfolk Vacation Rentals

Norfolk Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Center Inn235 North Military HwyNorfolk, VA (757) 461-6600
Best Western Holiday Sands Inn & Suites1330 E Ocean View AveNorfolk, VA (757) 583-2621
Clarion James Madison345 Granby StNorfolk, VA (757) 622-6682
Courtyard By Marriott Downtown Norfolk520 E Plume StNorfolk, VA (757) 963-6000
Days Inn Marina1631 Bayville StNorfolk, VA (757) 583-4521
Days Inn Norfolk/military Circle5701 Chambers StNorfolk, VA (804) 461-0100
Days Inn7950 Shore DrNorfolk, VA (757) 587-8781
Doubletree Hotel Norfolk880 N Military HwyNorfolk, VA (757) 461-9192
Econo Lodge Airport3343 N Military HwyNorfolk, VA (757) 855-3116
Econo Lodge Oceanview Beach East1111 East Oceanview AveNorfolk, VA (804) 480-1111
Econo Lodge9601 4TH VwNorfolk, VA (757) 480-9611
Econo Lodge-military Circle865 N Military HwyNorfolk, VA (800) 559-2666
Four Points By Sheraton351 York StNorfolk, VA (757) 229-4100
Hampton Inn And Suites1511 Usaa DrNorfolk, VA (757) 605-9999
Hampton Inn Norfolk Naval Base8501 Hampton BlvdNorfolk, VA (757) 489-1000
Hilton Norfolk Airport1500 N Military HwyNorfolk, VA (757) 466-8000
Holiday Inn Select Norfolk Airport1570 North Military HwyNorfolk, VA (757) 213-2231
Hotel930 Virginia BCH BlvdNorfolk, VA ( ) -
Howard Johnson Norfolk Airport1450 N Military Hwy WNorfolk, VA (757) 466-7474
Motel 6853 N Military HwyNorfolk, VA (804) 461-2380
Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel235 E Main StNorfolk, VA (757) 628-6400
O'keefe Beach Resort2068 E Ocean VW AveNorfolk, VA (757) 583-3132
Old Dominion Inn4111 Hampton BlvdNorfolk, VA (804) 440-5100
Quality Inn Norfolk Naval Base8051 Hampton BlvdNorfolk, VA (757) 451-0000
Quality Suites Lake Wright6280a Northampton BlvdNorfolk, VA (757) 461-6251
Radisson Hotel Norfolk700 Monticello AveNorfolk, VA (757) 627-5555
Ramada Limited515 N Military HwyNorfolk, VA (757) 461-1880
Ramada Limited719 E Ocean View AveNorfolk, VA (757) 583-5211
Residence Inn Marriott Norfolk1590 N Military HwyNorfolk, VA (757) 333-3000
Rodeway Inn7969 Shore DrNorfolk, VA (757) 588-3600
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel777 Waterside DrNorfolk, VA (757) 622-6664
Sleep Inn Lake Wright6280B Northampton BlvdNorfolk, VA (757) 461-1133
Springhill Suites Norfolk6350 Newtown RdNorfolk, VA (757) 333-3100
Super 8 Motel7940 Shore DrNorfolk, VA (757) 588-7888
Super 81010 West Oceanview AveNorfolk, VA (757) 587-8761
Tazewell Hotel & Suites245 Granby StNorfolk, VA (757) 623-6200
Welcome Inn8901 Hampton BlvdNorfolk, VA (757) 489-0801
Holiday Inn-portsmouth-old Towne8 Crawford PkwyPortsmouth, VA3.8 mi.(757) 393-2573
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel425 Water StPortsmouth, VA3.9 mi.(757) 673-3000
Wingate Inn5800 Burton Station RdVirginia Beach, VA3.9 mi.(757) 363-2901
Bed & Breakfast
At Historic Page House Inn323 Fairfax AveNorfolk, VA (757) 625-5033
Barclay Cottage Bed And Breakfast400 16th StVirginia Beach, VA15.9 mi.(757) 422-1956

Norfolk Weather & Climate

Southeast Virginia , along the eastern seaboard, has a mild four-season climate and the weather is generally temperate and seasonal. It is classified as humid, sub-tropical. Summers are hot and humid with cool evenings. The wettest seasons are the spring and summer, although rainfall is fairly constant year-round. The mean annual temperature is 60 F (16 C), with an average annual snowfall of six inches and an average annual rainfall of 47 inches. Severe weather, in the form of tornadoes, tropical cyclones, and winter storms impact the state on a regular basis. Most occur in August and September, but plenty of warning is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 32°F 3.93 in. 36°F
February 50°F 33°F 3.34 in. 39°F
March 57°F 40°F 4.08 in. 46°F
April 67°F 47°F 3.38 in. 53°F
May 74°F 57°F 3.74 in. 63°F
June 82°F 66°F 3.77 in. 70°F
July 86°F 71°F 5.17 in. 76°F
August 84°F 70°F 4.79 in. 78°F
September 79°F 64°F 4.06 in. 75°F
October 69°F 52°F 3.47 in. 63°F
November 60°F 43°F 2.98 in. 54°F
December 52°F 36°F 3.03 in. 44°F

Norfolk Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Norfolk International airport (ORF) located about 3 miles east of Norfolk, the Newport News Williamsburg International airport (PHF) located approximately 21 miles northwest of Norfolk in Newport News, Virginia, the Northeastern Regional airport (EDE) located roughly 61 miles southwest of Norfolk in Edenton, North Carolina, and finally the Richmond International airport (RIC) located around 72 miles northwest of Norfolk in Richmond, Virginia.

Norfolk Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
MotorworldVirginia BeachVA15.7 mi.
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA36.3 mi.
Dowdy'sNags HeadNC73.3 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA15.7 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA36.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Lake Wright Golf CourseNorfolkVA 
Ocean View Municipal Golf CourseNorfolkVA 
City of Portsmouth BideAWee Golf CoursePortsmouthVA4.2 mi.
Links at City Park Golf CoursePortsmouthVA4.2 mi.
Bow Creek Golf CourseVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Cypress Point Country ClubVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Hells Point Golf ClubVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Herons RidgeVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Honey Bee Golf ClubVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Kempsville Greens Municipal Golf CourseVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Owls Creek Family Golf CenterVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Red Wing Lake Golf CourseVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Signature at West NeckVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Stumpy Lake Golf CourseVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
TPC of Virginia BeachVirginia BeachVA10.2 mi.
Hamptons Golf CourseHamptonVA10.3 mi.
Woodlands Golf CourseHamptonVA10.3 mi.
Hanging Rock Golf ClubSalemVA10.6 mi.
Newport News Golf ClubNewport NewsVA10.6 mi.
Salem Golf CourseSalemVA10.6 mi.
Sleepy Hole Golf CourseSuffolkVA14.8 mi.
Laurel Ridge Golf ClubPalmyraVA20.5 mi.
Nansemond River Golf ClubSuffolkVA21.1 mi.
Riverfront Golf ClubSuffolkVA21.1 mi.
Suffolk Golf CourseSuffolkVA22.5 mi.
Golf Club at Bay CreekCape CharlesVA29.7 mi.
Northampton Country ClubCape CharlesVA29.7 mi.
State Parks
First Landing State ParkVA13.9 mi. 
Dismal Swamp State ParkNC27.3 mi. 
False Cape State ParkVA29.8 mi. 
Chippokes Plantation State ParkVA30.5 mi. 
Merchants Millpond State ParkNC39.2 mi. 
National Maritime CenterNorfolkVA(Miscellaneous)
Chrysler Museum of ArtNorfolkVA(Multidisciplinary)
Hampton Roads Naval MuseumNorfolkVA(History)
Mariners' MuseumNewport NewsVA11.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Peninsula Fine Arts CenterNewport NewsVA11.3 mi.(Art)
Muscarelle Museum of ArtWilliamsburgVA36.3 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA 
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC75.0 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD108.1 mi.

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