Sights for a Memorable Trip
Southwest Airlines makes a trip to Norfolk or Virginia Beach easy with direct flights from San Diego, allowing you to make the most of your time. Planning your trip with Southwest Airlines is a breeze with plenty of flights to Norfolk International Airport, your first two checked bags for free, friendly flight attendants and free in-flight entertainment. You can even reserve a spot for your pet to join you on vacation – just call ahead! And, if your itinerary is flexible, they offer low fare alerts, so you can dedicate more of your budget to exploring.
Once you touch down, you will be able to get started right away since the airport is conveniently located near downtown Norfolk. Whether you are the more outdoorsy type or a history buff, there is plenty for you to see and do.
For art lovers, there is the NEON District where you can appreciate one-of-a-kind murals, or the Chrysler Museum of Art, which has a variety of interactive exhibits. Consider a night out at the Harrison Opera House.
Have kids in tow? The Virginia Zoo, Children’s Museum and a sail on The American Rover, Norfolk’s Tall Sailing Ship, are great ways to make the trip exciting and memorable for them.
In between all the sightseeing, you will surely work up an appetite. Check out the Freemason Abbey Restaurant which resides inside a repurposed church or grab food at the Selden Market, which hosts a variety of eateries, art galleries and shops. However you choose to spend your time in this waterfront city, it will surely be a trip for the books.
Nature lovers should make time on the trip to soak up the sun and dip their toes in the water at one of the many surrounding beaches, such as Virginia Beach or Ocean View Beach. You will also want to schedule in a visit to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens that cover 175 acres.