Just as other cities and towns have their icons, Norfolk has its icon, too. In keeping with the city's maritime heritage, it's the mermaid. Look around. All over downtown, one can find sculptures of mermaids, painted in a rich array of colors. There's one for every taste and mood.
Norfolk: Home of the Atlantic Fleet
Norfolk is full of history, and has a lot to see and do. The city has lively entertainment, nightlife, and good restaurants. It has a number of fine museums, notably the famous Nauticus Center, devoted to the sea.
"Norfolk Naval Base"
This is the world's largest naval base, with an assortment of warships. Like its namesake in England, it has a naval heritage stretching back through the years.
Norfolk Business Trip
I went to Norfolk in November of 2001 on business. I was fortunate enough to get some free time in the Norfolk area. I came from Northern New Jersey where I live. The easiest way for me was to drive down Route 13 across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel (CBBT). This was the first time I have crossed the CBBT. It is an experience. Fortunately, I went on it on a clear unusually warm day with no wind. I had feared I would go down in a Noreaster (November is Noreater season). I stayed at the Mariott Waterside in Downtown Norfolk, which is a world class hotel.