Known by many for its historical significance and military heritage, this Southern mid-Atlantic seaport has exploded into a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant cultural center. Millions of visitors make their way to Norfolk each year to see its patriotic attractions, year-round festivals and nationally-acclaimed museums. With its pedestrian friendly streets, the city offers a collection of hotels, convention facilities, a trendy restaurant and theater district, and retail merchants within 10 walkable downtown blocks. Downtown Norfolk also offers a working waterfront complete with harbor and luxury cruises. The white sandy beaches of the Chesapeake Bay are only minutes away. Norfolk is one of Virginia’s largest cities. It has a long history as a strategic military and transportation point. Norfolk is home to both the Norfolk Naval Base, the world’s largest naval base, and the Norfolk Southern Railway, one of North America’s principal Class I railroads. The city is also home to The Chrysler Museum; Nauticus, the National Maritime Center; The Waterside Festival Marketplace; Town Point Park (where festivals and outdoor concerts regularly take place); an international airport; the Norfolk Botanical Gardens; the Virginia Zoological Park; numerous parks and boat ramps; as well as the region’s primary business district. It has many miles of riverfront and bayfront property, and is linked with its neighbors through an extensive network of Interstate highways, bridges, tunnels, and bridge-tunnel complexes. For all these reasons and more, Norfolk is a great place to call home.