Navy Lodge Norfolk information with rates, photos: http://navyformoms.com/group/norfolksailorsfamilyfriends/forum/topi...
Navy Lodge Norfolk is close to Naval Station Norfolk's Gate 5, and offers amenities such as kitchenettes and free continental breakfast. Your sailor needs to check you in. That link has info about other nearby hotels, too.
Official visitor tours of Naval Station Norfolk: This Naval Station Norfolk Visitor Information page has tour info, phone numbers and more links. The tour is fascinating and free for active military! "The 45-minute tour is conducted by Naval personnel. Visitors will have an opportunity to see aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships and one of the busiest airfields in the country. The tour also features historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition. The cost is $10 for adults and $5.00 for children 3-11 and senior citizens over the age of 60. CASH ONLY! Active duty military free. Picture ID is required for all adults." http://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/ns_norfolk/about/i...
Hampton Roads Events Calendar: http://hrscene.com
Hampton Roads Visitors Guide, events, news: http://hamptonroads.com/visitors
Coastal Virginia Magazine has things to do, restaurants, "best of's," events, etc: http://www.coastalvirginiamag.com
20 of Norfolk's top restaurants: http://hrscene.com/your-guide-to-norfolk-restaurant-week/
Here's the link to the Norfolk MWR site: Naval Station Norfolk MWR
"Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) covers a wide scope of worldwide operations that provide sailors and their families with the finest facilities, programs and activities to meet their recreational and social needs. MWR provides Single Sailor programs, fitness facilities, tickets and travel and motion pictures ashore. Furthermore, their programs encourage positive individual values, aid in recruitment and retention, and provide for the physical, cultural and social needs of a mobile Navy."
Among the links for boating, bowling, etc, I found information about cottages for rent! The Cottages at Dam Neck, Virginia Beach VA
Also Williamsburg: Cabins at Chatham Annex Williamsburg
Places we ate at on our last visit to Norfolk, all very good.
No Frill Bar & Grill-Sportswood Ave, Norfolk
Charlies Cafe-Granby St, Norfolk
Freemason Abbey-Downtown Norfolk
Belmont House of Smoke-Norfolk
Don-N-Burger-Norfolk-Mantoe St, Norfolk
Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt --Colley Ave, Norfolk