Naval Station Norfolk
Norfolk – a Charming Waterfront City
A charming port city adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk enjoys a temperate mid-Atlantic climate with average yearly high temperatures in the 60s and average lows in the 50s. The city sees approximately 237 days of sunshine.
Norfolk offers a host of attractions for military families to enjoy, including the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin and Nauticus, now a National Maritime Center with an interactive science and technology focus. Additionally, nearby Newport News is home to the Mariners' Museum and Park, which houses one of the most extensive maritime collections in the world.
Norfolk’s downtown waterfront on the banks of the Elizabeth River makes for pleasure-filled walks, while its revitalized Waterfront District is filled with shops and dining opportunities. Other treasures include the Chrysler Museum, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk Botanical Garden, the Virginia Zoo, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and the Children's Museum of Virginia, just across the river in Portsmouth. Another area gem is Virginia Beach, which features miles of beaches, a 3-mile long oceanfront boardwalk, and a host of state parks, including the Mount Trashmore Park and the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.