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Norfolk, VA, is a 400-year-old port city and home to the largest naval base in the world. Also home to the Virginia Zoo, Nauticus maritime museum and Norfolk Botanical Garden, this waterfront city boasts endless entertainment for the entire family. Start planning your next vacation by taking a virtual tour below.

Take a Virtual Tour of Norfolk, VA

Virginia Zoo

3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504 • (757) 441-2374

Viewers can unleash their wild side by joining Virginia Zoo staff for “Virtual Voyages” — held every day at 2 p.m. on the zoo’s social media channels. The voyages feature e-tours, educational sessions and behind-the-scenes access to animal enclosures.

Giraffe at Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

Join Virginia Zoo staff members every day at 2 p.m. for a “Virtual Voyage.”

Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin

One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510 • (757) 664-1000

Each #WiskyWednesday the Battleship Wisconsin releases a new series showcasing never-before-seen spaces on the ship. Viewers can follow along with Battleship Operations Manager Keith Nitka as he teaches the ins and outs of the Battleship Wisconsin. Nauticus’ daily educational videos air every day at 11 a.m. on their Facebook page, where knowledgeable staff members teach interesting facts about sea creatures, offer sailing tips and more.

Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin

Explore the decks of the Battleship Wisconsin every #WiskyWednesday.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518 • (757) 441-5830

The Norfolk Botanical Garden remains open as there is enough space to practice social distancing within the attraction’s outdoor areas. However, all public buildings and restrooms remain closed. The attraction has implemented hands-free ticketing, where visitors can buy tickets online to scan themselves upon entry. Potential guests should refer to the Norfolk Botanical Garden Facebook page for modified hours and other information if planning a visit.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Catch a breath of fresh air at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Images courtesy of Visit Norfolk.


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