Going on Faith

Summer 2017

The Magazine for faith-based travel planners.

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going on faith [ goingonfaith.com ] 33 AND M I D - A T L A N T I C N O R T H E A S T T here's an enchanting overlap of old and new in the seaports along the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. From Virginia to Maine, sparkling harbors and manicured streets entice groups to soak up town history, walk the waterfronts and get into a boat on the sea itself. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Home to the oldest naval port in the United States, Norfolk, Virginia, draws visitors eager to tour the port at nearby Nauticus, a maritime science museum. Connected to Nauticus is the Battleship Wisconsin, which saw action during World War II through the Persian Gulf War. Visitors get to roam through several of the rooms on a self-guided tour. Rather than touring the naval base by foot, some visitors prefer to EAST COAST CLASSICS CATCH THE BREEZE IN THESE WATERFRONT CITIES BY K E R E N H A M E L Courtesy 12 Meter Charters Groups can explore Newport aboard chartered yachts. board the popular Victory Rover to get a waterside view of the huge fleet. To see all 400 years of his- toric Norfolk, visitors can walk Cannonball Trail, which winds along the shoreline of the Elizabeth River and through the districts of downtown. This old navy town may be quaint and quiet, but it isn't stuck in history. Norfolk is undergoing a renaissance, one that's especially visible in the Waterside District. "For a long time, that area along the waterfront was an eyesore, but the revitalization has exceeded our expectations," said Erin Goldmeier, media rela- tions manager at Visit Norfolk. The Waterside District opened in May and is one of many spots adding to an exploding art, entertainment and food

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