Where To Stay
- Holiday Inn SelectThe Holiday Inn Select located in Norfolk, Virginia is located 1.4 miles from the Norfolk International Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle service to the airport. Being located next to the I-64, I-264 allows you to easily access multiple cities nearby. This Holiday Inn is a 100% non-smoking hotel and offers wireless or wired high-speed internet.
- Holiday Inn Express Norfolk AirportNorfolk, Virginia awaits your visit and the best way to enjoy your stay is with Holiday Inn Express Norfolk Airport. It will meet your travel needs whether you're coming for business or pleasure. Amenities include a business center complete with all necessary machines and a health/fitness area on-site for your convenience.
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About Norfolk International Airport
Located about 10 miles from downtown Norfolk, Virginia, Norfolk International Airport is a major airport that serves southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. Passengers can pick flights from American, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways, all of which offer daily access to dozens of cities worldwide. Airport terminals are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are a variety of retail, dining and service amenities in the terminals. The airlines recommend arriving at the airport 90 minutes before scheduled departure time for domestic flights and two hours prior to international flights.
Once you land, set your bags at one of the hotels near Norfolk International Airport. Holiday Inn Select, located next to Interstates 64 and 262 and only 1 mile from the airport, offers complimentary shuttle service to the airport and easy access to multiple cities nearby. It also features wireless high-speed Internet and only non-smoking rooms. As another popular option, Holiday Inn Express Norfolk Airport has a business center and a fitness area for guests' convenience. Many business travelers opt for this hotel thanks to its industry-focused amenities.
Welcome to Norfolk
Perched on the southeast coast of Virginia, Norfolk is the historic, urban and cultural center of the region. It hosts the world's largest naval base, Naval Station Norwalk, and the North American Headquarters for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. With more than 245,000 residents, Norfolk is the second-most populous city in the state, behind neighboring Virginia beach. One things's certain in Norfolk: Visitors will never feel landlocked. The city is bordered by the Elizabeth River to the west and Chesapeake Bay to the north, boasting 7 miles of beachfront along Chesapeake Bay and a total of 144 miles of shoreline along lakes and river. It is also home to the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
There are a variety of ways to get around town. Hampton Roads Transit (HST) is the region's public transportation system, connecting the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News. You can also take The Tide light rail, which has 11 stations across the city. For a more intimate view of Norfolk, hop on the Paddlewheel Ferry, a 150-passenger paddle wheel ferry boat that operates every 30 minutes during the summer. The downtown water taxi cruises along the Elizabeth River and takes passengers to and from Downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth. If you want your own ride, consider reserving a rental car.
Things to Do in Norfolk
One of the standout attractions in the city is the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, packed with a children's garden, lake boat rides, butterfly exhibit and of course, gorgeous flowers and trees. Go green at the Hermitage Museum and Garden, an early 20th century Arts and Crafts-style estate situated on the shore of the Lafayette River. Unleash your creative side at he Chrysler Museum of Art - the the late John Russell, an art critic for The New York Times, once noted, the Chrysler has objects "any museum in the world would kill for." It holds one of the largest collections of glass in the world, European paintings and sculptures from the masters, American paintings, a photography collection and much more.
Since Norfolk is famous for its naval base, visitors might want to check out the Naval Station Norfolk, the oldest port in the U.S. that offers guided tours. Another draw is the USS Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided tour or take the Topside Tour for a guided, more insightful look at the majestic ship. To top the day off, Virginia Zoo has dozens of animals from around the world that kids know and love.