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Norfolk and Hampton Roads


Downtown Norfolk is just a 20 minute drive from East Beach and is the business and cultural center of Hampton Roads*, also referred to as Tidewater, Virginia. Covering 54 square miles, Norfolk is home to more than 234,000 people. Restaurants, museums, galleries, performing arts venues, and shops dot the city’s pedestrian-friendly downtown waterfront. Norfolk’s naval bases are the largest in the world.

Photo above from Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau.

*Hampton Roads, or Tidewater, Virginia, is the name for the southeastern area of Virginia, and includes the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Williamsburg; and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Southampton, Surry and York; and Currituck in North Carolina.

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