2604 Atlantic Avenue , Virginia Beach, VA, US, 23451
- Phone: (757) 961-8190
- Fax: (757) 961-8193
Home to one of the largest naval bases in the world, Norfolk enchants visitors with their rich history and burgeoning art scene. Its cultural heritage makes it a true gem of the American South.
In 1999, the year after Norfolk adopted the mermaid as their city logo, a city-wide art project was developed to bring this symbol to life throughout the city. Local artisans created the mermaid statues scattered throughout the city, interpreting the mermaid mythology and life in Norfolk. Dozens of mermaid statues adorn the city's streets and buildings. See how many you can find!
If variety is what you admire, The Norfolk Scope sure will impress you with its commendable multi-purpose arena. Scope, as the name suggests, serves as an illustrious venue for sports events including hockey and basketball; as also it serves as a mighty recess for concerts. Whatever the show be, you are bound to enjoy every slice of fun that comes complimentary with this 12,600-seater venue. It's a great retreat, indeed!
The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth or the Naval Hospital Portsmouth, was constructed by architect John Haviland in 1827. This hospital is known to be the oldest operational hospital in the Navy medical system and is a nationally-recognized center for healthcare services, research and education.
Home to Old Dominion University's Monarch and Lady Monarch Basketball teams, the Constant Convocation Center also provides plenty of family entertainment, concerts, and other special events like Sesame Street Live, the Harlem Globetrotters, Dave Matthews, and Roberta Flack with the Virginia Symphony. The Center has over 7300 main level seats with 16 luxury suites. There is also the Hospitality Room used for special events and the Constant Club, which overlooks the entire arena. Check website for event listings and show times.
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral owes its origins to one of the earliest Greek immigrants, George Christopoulos who raised money to set up a community parish where fellow immigrants could come together and worship. Serving more than 700 families, this church is truly living in every sense. Community events are organized for youth, adults and kids. Check website for details.
Temple Israel was founded in 1952 and rightly describes itself as a vibrant, egalitarian and conservative Jewish congregation. This is where one can come to witness traditional Jewish celebrations and festivals like the Shabbat, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)and live events that take place in an average Jew's life. Offering even educational courses for those seeking information on Judaism, this temple is more than a place of worship.
This beautiful beach features pristine sand, clear water and clean surroundings with some good view of the picturesque shoreline and charming houses in the neighborhood. If you're looking for a quite place to lay beneath the sun, Ocean View is a terrific coastal destination, both beautiful and relaxing.