If you go, Norfolk

February 14, 2013
if you go
GETTING THERE

Norfolk is about 200 miles south of Washington. Take Interstate 95 south to I-295 south (Exit 84A) north of Richmond. Take Exit 28A onto I-64 east. Cross Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel into Norfolk, take Exit 284A onto I-264 west. Take Exit 10 onto E. City Hall Avenue. Turn left onto Bank Street. The memorial is on the left.

WHERE TO STAY

Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

520 Plume St.

757-963-6000

www.marriott.com

Newly renovated, within walking distance of the MacArthur Memorial. Rooms from $124.

Tazewell Hotel and Suites

245 Granby St.

757-623-6200

www.thetazewell.com

Built in 1906, renovated in 2000, with a Persian-inspired lobby. Smoking and non-smoking rooms. Standard rooms from $84; suites from $109.

WHERE TO EAT

Freemason Abbey Restaurant and Tavern

209 W. Freemason St.

757-622-3966

www.freemasonabbey.com

Fresh lobster, fish, seafood and steak served in a 140-year-old former church. Known for she-crab soup. Dinner entrees start at $11.

Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

721 W. 21st St.

757-628-1025

www.kotobukisushibar.com

Japanese-owned and operated. Japanese dining rooms available. Dinner entrees start at $12.

Byrd and Baldwin Brothers Steakhouse

116 Brooke Ave.

757-222-9191

www.byrdbaldwin.com

Upscale steak and chophouse in a restored 1906 building. Chophouse entrees from $32; other entrees from $15.

WHAT TO DO

MacArthur Memorial

198 Bank St.

757-441-2965

www.macarthurmemorial.org

Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. “Under the Rainbow” exhibit runs until September 2014.

INFORMATION

www.visitnorfolktoday.com

J.F.L.

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