Quality Inn Norfolk Naval Base
8051 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505-1001
Phone: (757) 451-0000
Fax: (757) 451-8394
8051 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA, US, 23505-1001
- Phone: (757) 451-0000
- Fax: (757) 451-8394
This wonderful family-friendly park is a mere two miles south of Chesapeake Bay, making it extremely accessible for both locals and the majority of tourists staying near Ocean View. It is beautifully maintained and has several facilities including 17 picnic shelters, tennis courts, softball fields, an indoor swimming pool (open year-round), a nature trail and two basketball courts. Best of all, it has Imagination Island, the biggest community-built playground in Virginia, which is a source of endless wonder for children and adults alike. Open dawn to dusk.
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.
Conveniently located at the center of Norfolk, this sizable park has many facilities aimed at providing entertainment and fitness to the residents of the city. There are nine tennis courts, two illuminated ball fields, off-street parking and a playground. It is also home to the Lakewood Dance and Music Center, which hosts a number of performances throughout the year as well as numerous dance and music classes. Open daily, from dawn until dusk.
The Ghent District spans a huge area and has always been the core of commercial activities of Norfolk. Named after the Belgian city of Ghent, it dates back to 1890 and the district transformed and attuned itself as per the changing times. The Norfolk residents have come together and formed the Ghent Neighborhood League that strives for the preservation of this historical district. While touring Ghent, you can visit tourist attractions like Chrysler Museum of Art and Harrison Opera House. As far as shopping and dining are concerned, plethora of options await you at Ghent.
This 142 acre salt marsh habitat is home to native plants, animals, reptiles, snakes, fox, deer, raccoons, bats, and birds. The preserve is bordered on the south and west by Hoffler Creek, a tributary of the James River, as well as a heavily wooded forest and vast wetlands.
This tall monument, found in the West Point Cemetery, is one of the one African-American Civil War monuments in the South. After a long, fraught building process, the monument was finally completed in 1920, in honor of all the African-American soldiers that lost their lives. The soldier depicted at the monument's top is Sergeant William H. Carney, the son of two emancipated slaves. The monument bears an inscription in his honor - and all the other soldiers that died - at the base.
This full service marina provides complete travel lift service, monthly slip rentals, engine and fiberglass repair services, yacht brokerage, fuel, and towing.
Fort Norfolk is the last of the George Washington authorized harbor-front ports. Set on four acres next to the Elizabeth River, the fort had a significant role in the War of 1812. Sites to be seen include the dungeon, ramparts and barracks, most of which date back to 1810. Located in the historic Ghent area, Fort Norfolk is an interesting and educational outing.
This marina includes a large boatyard, 200 slips, and wide piers.
Prominent landmark whose impressive structure was designed by black architects, this theater played a leading role in the cultural life of African-Americans. The theater boasts 675 seats and meeting and banquet facilities.
St. Paul's dates back to 1739, making it one of the oldest original colonial buildings in Norfolk, but the history of the parish goes back even farther than that. Today, visitors to the church can still see a cannonball that was lodged there in 1776. The church also houses some historic grave sites dating back to the 17th Century.
Ensconced in a quaint corner of Ghent, the Granby Street is a bustling avenue that is flanked by numerous restaurants and shopping outlets. Apart from being a food and shopping junction, the street has also turned into an entertainment zone thanks to the various bars and clubs that line the street. The Granby Street plays host to various local events and processions including the New Years' Eve celebrations that take place here. Several locals and tourists head to the Granby to attend these events.