Norfolk is about 200 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 95 south to I-295 to I-64 east toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach. In Norfolk, merge onto I-564 west, then onto Terminal Boulevard. Turn left at Hampton Boulevard, right at Daniel Avenue and left at North Shore Road. The Hermitage is on the right.
Springhill Suites Norfolk, O.D.U.
4500 Hampton Blvd.
Close to the Hermitage on the campus of Old Dominion University. Rooms from $119.
Page House Inn
323 Fairfax Ave.
Next to the Chrysler Museum of Art. Rooms from $145.
6464 Hampton Blvd.
The flagship store of a local chain. Great place for soups, sandwiches and salads. Sandwiches from $6.99, salads from $5.49.
1603 Colley Ave.
The specialty side dish is lobster cheesecake. Entrees from $18.
2010 Colley Ave.
Family-run South American restaurant serving dinner only. First come, first served. Entrees from $11.
Hermitage Museum and Gardens
7637 North Shore Rd.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m. $5.50, college students $3.30, ages 6-18 $2.20.
Upcoming exhibit: “Featuring Fables” with Heather Bryant and Deborah Rogers, Jan. 17 to March 3.