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Norfolk, Virginia Attractions

Hampton Roads, Virginia is made up of several cities linked by a network of roads, bridges, and tunnels. Newport News and Hampton are located on the Peninsula, while on the mainland "Southside" you'll find Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk.

Norfolk has four distinct seasons, typically with high humidity throughout. July is the hottest month, with an average low of 71 degrees and an average high of 87 degrees. January is typically the coldest month, with an average low of 32 degrees and an average high of 48 degrees. July is also the wettest month with an average 5.17 inches of rainfall, while November is usually the driest month, with only 2.98 inches of rainfall. The Norfolk area usually receives less than six inches of snow a year.

Getting to town

  • By air: Hampton Roads is served by two airports, Norfolk International (ORF) and Newport News/Wiliamsburg International (PHF). All major national and international carriers fly out of these two airports. With connections through Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, and New York, you can reach anywhere in the world from Hampton Roads!

  • By train: Hampton Roads is served by Amtrak's station in Newport News, offering connecting service through Richmond to Amtrak's Silver Crescent line between Boston and New Orleans.
  • By bus: Greyhound Bus Lines has bus stations throughout the Tidewater region and offers bus service throughout North America.
  • By car:
    • Interstate 64 is the primary link to the Norfolk area and connects to I-95 near Petersburg, Virginia. It runs through Virginia and West Virginia to Kentucky.
    • Interstate 264 runs from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to Suffolk and connects Southside with downtown Norfolk.
    • US 58 connects Hampton Roads to I-95 in Emporia, Virginia and I-85 in South Hill, Virginia.
    • US 13 and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel serves the Eastern Shore and allows travel to the Northeast, bypassing Washington DC and Baltimore.
    • US 17 connects Hampton Roads with North Carolina and down the Eastern Seaboard.
    • US 60 runs parallel to I-64 and is convenient alternate route for heavy traffic.

A Map of Tidewater attractions
Busch Gardens 23
Chesapeake Square Mall 6
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters 24
Children's Museum of Virginia 7
Christopher Newport University 8
Coliseum Mall 9
College of William & Mary 25
Colonial Williamsburg 26
Fort Eustis 27
Fort Monroe 10
Greenbrier Mall 28
Hampton University 11
Harbor Park Stadium 29
Historic Smithfield 1
Huntington Park 2
Jefferson Labs 12
Langley AFB/NASA 13
MacArthur Center 30
Mariners' Museum 14
Newport News Shipbuilding 3
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport 15
Norfolk International Airport 31
Norfolk Naval Base 32
Norfolk Naval Shipyard 33
Obici Hospital 16
Old Dominion University 34
Oyster Point Business Park 17
Patrick Henry Mall 18
Riverside Regional Medical Center 19
Smithfield Foods 4
The Virginia War Museum 5
Thomas Nelson Community College 20
Virginia Air & Space Museum 21
Virginia Beach Oceanfront 35
Virginia Living Museum 22
Virginia Marine & Science Museum 36
Virginia Zoological Park 37
Water Country USA 38