This driving tour includes stops at museums and landmarks related to the city's naval history. For best results, select the button that says driving as the default setting of a walking tour includes a long detour owing to the fact that the bridges you will need to cross are not open to pedestrians. Norfolk, Virginia is the historic, urban, financial, and cultural center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Bordered to the west by the Elizabeth River and to the north by the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk's history has always taken place along the water. Take a drive from Newport News to Virginia Beach. Along the way, you'll see notable sites, museums, and monuments representing naval history from colonial times to WWII.