Admittedly, I’ve never been to Norfolk,VA but after reading my friend’s blog post – I think I’m going to have to take a trip down. Here’s more from Christopher O’Brien – Norfolk, VA enthusiast:
“How to Get Anyone to Fall in Love with Norfolk in 48 Hours or Less”
I’ve been living in the DC-area now for just over 11 years, and for the past year and a half or so, I’ve been plotting to move back to Norfolk.
My friends, bless them, have cheerfully indulged my escapism. Even as we survived elections, Snowpocalypses, one embarrassing Redskins season after another, and DC summers, they have endured me regularly filling their ears with stories about seven beautiful cities at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. I finally decided that it was time to stop telling them about this magical place and start showing them.
If there’s one good thing that I’ve gotten from being away for so long, it’s a sense for seeing what is truly extraordinary about Hampton Roads. In some ways, the best of the area is hidden in plain sight to the people lucky enough to experience it everyday. This happens all the time, no matter where you live– ask me when the last time I went to the Smithsonian was. But, when I finally got around to bringing one my closest friends down to Norfolk for a long weekend, I came up with a list of highlights I really wanted to showcase not just to him, but to you, AltDaily readers, to remind you of what a fantastic place your home is.
Feel free to crib when you bring your friends in from out-of-town; these are places that showcase the absolute best of Norfolk, both in its history, and in its new birth, happening all around you.