What makes Norfolk such an interesting place is that it has stuffed lots of different places and environments into a relatively small amount of square feet. One of the oldest cities in the U.S., Norfolk is teeming with historical significance, if you care to look. At the same time, however, it is its own metropolis, with a shipping industry that operates out of the largest Naval port in the world. Yet, to counteract all that steel and industry, there are cultural places like the Chrysler Museum, an art haven that is world-renowned. And, above all, there is a beach less than 30 minutes away. In some places, you can practically see the old money growing off the trees in old families’ front yards, but cross Campostella Road and you’ll see a desperately poverty-stricken area.
Overall, there is plenty to do at Norfolk and ODU. Facebook is the easiest way to manage your social calendar; it’s how most events are promoted and a convenient way to keep track of what’s coming up. Or you can just walk 42nd Street and Bluestone road. You’ll find something to do.