2222 S. Military Hwy.
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: (757) 543-2200
Fax: (757) 543-0572
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.
Spread over three acres, this place for the entire family includes an ultimate children�s playground, imagination center, and family adventure area. The playground features a dragon, a three-way underground telephone, a shaky bridge, and dolphin tunnel slide. A science and learning area teaches fun mathematics and science with mirrors, whisper dishes, and a planet walk.
Full service marina located on the Intracoastal Waterway. Includes 30-wetslips and 250-dryrack slips. Also featuring Amber Lantern Restaurant, fine dining on the water with banquet facilities for parties up to 180 people.
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.
A world-class, state-of-the art repair and refit yacht yard, indoor dry storage facility, and marina complex that provides a wide variety of services, such as slip sizes ranging from 35 feet to 65 feet and 1,000 feet of linear dockage to accommodate yachts up to 400+ feet in length.
Virginia's largest and most recognized marina facility, this full service marina provides many services and amenities, such as 350 slips, yacht brokerage, a ships store, a floating swimming pool, restaurant, laundry facilities, and complete repair services.
This beautiful planetarium at the Norfolk State University is available for civic groups and educational organizations to enjoy the stars, free-of-charge. The planetarium also holds many public lectures and workshops and there is the possibility that participants might learn more about the state-of-the-art Rapid Response Robotic Telescope. E-mail for more details.
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.
Start off your journey on Norfolk's Civil War Trail at the VisitNorfolk office, where you'll pick up the map that will guide you through Norfolk's Civil War history. This trail passes through many historic sites in the city that played a role in the Civil War. On your self-guided tour you will pass through Fort Norfolk, the Black Civil War Memorial and Freemason District, among other points of historical interest. A perfect and educational outing for a day out in Norfolk.
Nestled close to the southern bank of Norfolk, Owen B. Pickett United States Custom House houses the offices of custom services. Established in 1852, the structure was designed by Ammi Burnham Young, who drew influences from Palladian architecture. The Custom House in Norfolk won the Norfolk Design Award for its magnificent facade in 2001; following which it was renamed, commemorating Owen B. Pickett, a Democratic member of the U.S house of Representatives from Virginia.
The MacArthur Memorial is a series of four buildings commissioned in the 1960s to commemorate the life of one of America's most awarded military heroes, Douglas MacArthur. The buildings include the MacArthur Theater, where you can see a documentary on the colorful life of the man himself, the Jean MacArthur Research Center, the museum proper and a gift shop. The museum, in particular, is worth a visit, as it not only details MacArthur's life in full, but several wars from the Civil War to the Korean War and those who fought in them are documented.
Located in Downtown Norfolk, on the waterfront, Town Point Park host scores of events throughout the year. Events include the Friday-after-work concert series, Harborfest, Town Point Jazz and Blues Festival, and the ever popular Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival. The park is situated adjacent to the Waterside Festival Marketplace.