Welcome to Norfolk
Situated on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and home to Naval Station Norfolk (the world’s largest naval base), one of the top things to do in Norfolk is explore the waterfront. Nauticus, a maritime discovery center, is a good place to get introduced—in addition to its nautical exhibitions, it hosts the USS Wisconsin, the last battleship constructed in the US. Things culminate each year at Harborfest in June, which offers tall ships, live performances, and all-you-can-eat blue crab. For a cultural break, venture to the Chrysler Art Museum and historical neighborhoods such as Ghent.