Hotel At a Glance: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
The Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel is set in the heart of downtown Norfolk, on the banks of the Elizabeth River. The property is only about 15 miles from Virginia Beach and within walking distance of shopping and dining options downtown. The hotel's onsite restaurant overlooks the harbor, and a waterfront esplanade leads to Town Point Park, site of numerous outdoor festivals and concerts.
- Norfolk's only waterfront hotel: Offers views of the Elizabeth River and the harbor
- City Dock Norfolk Restaurant: Grilled tuna and Angus beef star on a menu of casual favorites.
- Updated rooms.
Norfolk, Virginia: Waterfront and Walkable City
Norfolk—Virginia's second-largest city—lies in the southeastern corner of the state, right where the Chesapeake Bay and the Elizabeth River meet. The city's harbor has always played an important role in residents' industry as well as leisure. Today, cruises often dock here, unloading streams of visitors who explore downtown's shops, restaurants, and galleries. To see Norfolk properly, take a walk along the riverfront (making sure to pet a puppy along the way—Norfolk is the national headquarters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and board a harbor cruise. You can also pay your respects to the USS Wisconsin, one of the largest battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy.
Norfolk's cultural offerings include the Virginia Opera House, a glass-fronted theater that hosts productions such as Carmen, The Magic Flute, and Sweeney Todd. If a day on the sand sounds more your speed, the Sheraton is only a 15-mile drive from the family-friendly resort city of Virginia Beach.