Ground Transportation to the Following Resort & Military Locations
More than 2.5 million tourists came to the Hampton Roads area in 1998, lured by the region's many attractions, the pleasant weather, reasonable costs, and the warm hospitality of the local people. Remember, Virginia is for Lovers.
There are so many things to see and do that it is difficult to list them all. Norfolk's Botanical Gardens are spectacular. Located adjacent to the Norfolk International Airport, the gardens greet arriving passengers with a spectacular array of colorful blossoms throughout the spring, summer and fall. Virginia Beach's newly expanded Marine Science Museum is fascinating and informative, as is the Nauticus National Maritime Museum in Norfolk. We've just added some information on our Military Travel Page about the newest and definitely largest attraction at the Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin.
We highlight some of the primary attractions here. Click any of the
Service Area Maps below for attractions in that area.
Also visit the Tourist Information Web Sites in
our links list below for help in planing your itinerary.
The Norfolk Airport (ORF) is the prime point of arrival for such interesting attractions as Colonial Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Pottery Factory, Busch Gardens, Jamestown and Kings Mill; Virginia's Eastern Shore Peninsula, the Outer Banks of North Carolina including Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and the Wright Brothers Memorial, Nags Head, Oregon Inlet, and Cape Hatteras.
Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton and Newport News all have long, proud histories as military cities. Norfolk's excellent harbor and strategic location have helped the city grow to its present position as the world's largest naval port. For a list of the facilities in the adjacent area, facilities we service, see our Military Page.
Hampton Roads is a metroplex in the South Eastern corner of Virginia. The region draws its name from the waterway that divides the North Side and South Hampton Roads. A Roads is a nautical shortening of roadstead--A sheltered offshore anchorage area for ships. The Hampton Roads anchorage is formed where the three branches of the Elizabeth River, the mighty James River, the Nansemond River, the Layfette River, Willoughby Bay and numerous other creeks and bays join to empty into the Chesapeake Bay.
The area is a population center of 1.5 million people. Because Hampton Roads is such a thriving military center, its population is highly diverse. It is commonplace to visit a tourist attraction or area mall and hear conversations in perhaps a dozen languages. Don't worry, though. English is spoken just about everywhere in Hampton Roads.
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