Econo Lodge Near Norfolk State University
865 N. Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 461-4865
Fax: (757) 466-7249
The Lake Wright Golf Course is a par-70, 18-hole course that opened in 1966. Designed by Al Jamison, the course covers more than 6,000 yards, and has a rating of 69.3.
A semiprivate 6,740 yard, 72 par golf course that features beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay and distinctive Bermuda fairways which are accented by lush bentgrass greens. The club also includes a driving range, a putting green, a chipping area, and a practice bunker.
The Norfolk Botanical Gardens offer many different signature and theme gardens for guests to stroll around, such as the Virginia Native Plant Garden, the Bristow Butterfly Garden and the Enchanted Forest. In addition to the numerous beautiful gardens, the Norfolk Botanical Gardens also put on special events and exhibits. Among these are bike nights, sculpture exhibits and guided tours of the gardens.
A challenging back nine with numerous bunkers and water hazards is featured at this 6,013 yard, 70 par golf course that also features a driving range, a putting green, a practice bunker, and lessons by professional golf instructors.
This extremely popular tourist walk takes visitors through some of Norfolk's most significant heritage sites. Visitors can experience over 400 years worth of history. Sights include the 1673 Half Moone Fort and the stately St Paul's Church. It's a leisurely, fascinating way to see the best of Norfolk's rich history. Call for more details.
The Virginia Zoo has been collecting animals since the beginning of the 20th Century. The zoo houses animals from all over the world, from domestic farm animals to Siberian tigers and white rhinos. In addition to animals, the zoo simultaneously houses a large horticultural collection as well. The zoo can also host birthday parties and other private events, as well as zoo camps, Girl and Cub Scout programs and family programs.
The American Rover Tall Ship Cruises offer visitors a unique way to tour the Hampton Roads harbor. Easily visible with its distinctive red sails, tours leave daily, rain or shine, from their dock by Town Point Park. Each tour is narrated and passengers can participate in the ship's operation. See their website for tour times and ticket prices.
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.
Part of the Nauticus Maritime Center, the USS Wisconsin came to Norfolk in 2000. The ship is over 60 years old, first launched in 1943, and is one of the largest battleships ever built by the US Navy. Children and history buffs especially love it, and docents are placed in various spots on board to answer any questions about the ship's colorful history.
See Norfolk by water as well as by sea on one of the Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises. This two hour narrated tour departs from Nauticus and cruises through Hampton Roads Harbor and on the Elizabeth River to give you a glimpse of the Naval Base from this aquatic view point. You will sail past submarines, aircraft carriers and other impressive military vehicles and installations. The interior of the boat is air conditioned and there is also a gift shop and snack bar. Check the website for schedules.
Rowena's produces more than just jam! For January to October, visitors can tour the factory to see how Rowena's jams and jellies are produced; just be sure to book your tour in advance for just $2. It is also a popular tea room that has full English tea Thursday-Saturday. Choose from a selection of finger sandwiches, treats like pound cake, scones with their special jams or curd, and, of course, a pot of tea of your choice. The on-site gift shop (open Monday-Saturday) sells a variety of Rowena's sweet treats, or if you can't make it into the store, you can always order online and get your baked goods and jams delivered directly to your door.
Charter boat fishing in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area of the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia coastal waters. Captain Bill has over 30-years experience fishing. He loves fishing and sharing this passion. Specializing in bay fishing with many proven techniques and experience he has a known reputation for bringing the fish to the dock. Striper, Flounder, Tautaug, Spadefish, Sheepshead, Cobia, Drum, Seabass, or whatever the fish; he knows how to get them. He operates out of Bay Point Marina in Norfolk just inside the Little Creek Inlet. Call for hourly rates or schedule a full or half day charter.