My wife and I have very much enjoyed visiting the city of Norfolk on different occasions. There are many attractions in Norfolk and things to do, it is an ideal place to spend a long weekend. Our favorite hotel, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, has a great central location. It is within walking distance of many attractions and is a nice place to stay.
Our favorite thing to do is go a day or two early to see the sights and then leave on a cruise from the cruise port. There is abundant parking available for $10 per day throughout the city.
The Chrysler Museum of Art and the Norfolk Botanical Garden have outstanding displays and are well worth the visit. The U.S. Navy's Battleship Wisconsin is permanently docked in the downtown port. It is an especially great choice to tour if you have children.
The MacArthur Center is a beautiful, upscale mall located in the heart of downtown. Its many shops and restaurants make it a favorite destination.