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.
Courtyard Norfolk Downtown
520 Plume St.
Newly renovated, within walking distance of the MacArthur Memorial. Rooms from $124.
Tazewell Hotel and Suites
245 Granby St.
Built in 1906, renovated in 2000, with a Persian-inspired lobby. Smoking and non-smoking rooms. Standard rooms from $84; suites from $109.
Freemason Abbey Restaurant and Tavern
209 W. Freemason St.
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.
Japanese-owned and operated. Japanese dining rooms available. Dinner entrees start at $12.
Byrd and Baldwin Brothers Steakhouse
116 Brooke Ave.
Upscale steak and chophouse in a restored 1906 building. Chophouse entrees from $32; other entrees from $15.
198 Bank St.
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.