Norfolk

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Flying To Norfolk With American Airlines

American Airlines flights to Norfolk let you visit this friendly city, known as the heart of the Virginia Waterfront, where the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay meet. You'll discover interesting places to see and things to do in Norfolk that the entire family will love and remember long after you've gone home.

Things to Do in Norfolk

As a seaside destination, many activities in Norfolk are centered around the water. We suggest starting with a visit to Nauticus, especially if you're traveling with kids. This 120,000-square-foot maritime attraction houses more than 150 exhibits, including a simulated interactive naval destroyer. There's even a touch tank where you can get hands-on experience with a shark. Or learn about underwater parks maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and step inside a submersible. The NOAA exhibit even features artifacts recovered underwater from the Civil War. Then go next door to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, where you can see a collection of antique ship models and soak up history from more than 200 years of Norfolk Harbor naval activity.

Add a visit to the USS Wisconsin to your list of things to do in Norfolk. America's largest battleship was involved in World War II, the Korean War and the Gulf War. It is berthed next door to Nauticus, making it a natural place to see after you're done there. Walk on the decks of this famous battleship and feel naval history come alive.

To see what's currently in action, go to Naval Station Norfolk. It's one of our favorite activities in Norfolk because you'll get to see actual Atlantic Fleet training centers, aircraft carriers and submarines during the 45-minute tour, which is led by Navy personnel.

If you can tear yourself away from the water for a bit, a visit to The Chrysler Museum of Art is in order. It features one of the most comprehensive collections of glass in the world, along with paintings and sculptures by American and European artists including Henri Matisse, Winslow Homer, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Roy Lichtenstein. Spending an afternoon here is one of the most enchanting things to do in Norfolk.

From fine art to maritime marvels, there's something here for everyone in the family to treasure. Let American Airlines help you fly to Norfolk so you can experience it all.

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