Discounts for an historical Norfolk vacation
With a rich history and unique culture driven by its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and a military past, Norfolk, Va., is an ideal place for a retreat to the Southeast. You're going to need reliable transportation to get around this expansive city - it is, after all, the second largest in the state. Fortunately, Dollar Rent A Car has a wide range of affordable Norfolk rental cars available at additional Norfolk discounts. And while you're in town, save some extra money with these affordable and family-friendly activities:
Visit the Chrysler Museum of Art
Park your Norfolk car rental for free on Main or Plume Street and make your way into one of the city's most renowned cultural institutions. While some parts of the Chrysler Museum of Art charge admission, the Glass Studio is entirely free to the public. This studio has been open since 2011, welcoming glass-makers, sculptors and other artisans to put on intriguing demonstrations for patrons. These sessions occur every Wednesday through Sunday between noon and 1 p.m. Another free area is the Arcade gallery, which is brimming with artwork and has several charming eateries.
Walk the historical trails
You can leave your Norfolk car rental behind to traverse the pedestrian-only paths of the city. Start with the Civil War Trail, which is part of a much larger route that goes through more than 200 sites that detail the region's role in the Civil War. Within the city limits along the trail, you'll find Fort Norfolk and the Freemason District. Don't miss out on the Black Civil War Memorial - the only monument commemorating black troops in the South. Afterwards, travel down the Cannonball Trail, which twists and turns along downtown attractions such as the Armed Forces Memorial and Epworth United Methodist Church.