14. Road Trip 2: Washington D.C. to North Carolina – Part 6 Norfolk, VA


Norfolk is another independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located at the core of the Hampton Road metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Like Virginia Beach and Newport News, the city of Norfolk thrives from its businesses from the Chesapeake Bay. Due to its geography, the city has a long history of being a strategic military and transportation location point. With its history, there are few things to check out if you are in the area.

Norfolk, VA
Norfolk, VA

Since this is only 3 hours away from D.C., I’ve wanted to come for a visit. From Outer Banks, we drove for about 2 hours and 20 minute before we reached downtown. We arrived in Norfolk just in time for dinner.

Monica @ Norfolk, VA
Monica @ Norfolk, VA

Unfortunately, Norfolk is a going to be a short post. We couldn’t stay long because we still had few more hours to drive before the end of the night. So, all we could do was to get dinner and to explore the harbor area. Nevertheless, our time here was pleasant.

The downtown area was small but cute. They had fun sculptures and small parks within every other blocks too.

Norfolk, VA
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk, VA

Oh and there is also a tram! I wish I tried it.

Tram at Norfolk, VA
Tram at Norfolk, VA

The best part was our time at Town Point Park and the Wisconsin BB-64. We got there as the sun was setting. I couldn’t stop gazing at the view. Having seen the sunrise that morning at the Outer Banks, it was wonderful to witness the sunset. Look at this beautiful layered sky. If I were a painter, I would want to sit here and just paint this view.

Norfolk VA Sunset
Norfolk VA Sunset
Norfolk, VA
The view across the river

We loved the sunset so much that we took a bunch of pictures here. Here are some shots.

Monica and Sunset at Norfolk, VA
Monica and Sunset at Norfolk, VA
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk, VA
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Norfolk Sunset
Wisconsin BB-64 at Norfolk, VA
Wisconsin BB-64 at Norfolk, VA

Too bad it was too dark for us to see anything at this point.

Monica @ Norfolk VA
Monica @ Norfolk VA

So this is all I have for now! I know, we really didn’t get to see much here on this trip. I’ll have to come back again to Norfolk to write a more detailed recommendation Post. However, in the meantime, we said farewell as we drove to our final destination of the night to Williamsburg, Virginia.

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