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Vacationers Turn to Camping, RVs Seeking Solitude, Distance | Virginia News

By CASEY FABRIS, The Roanoke Times

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Charlene Nibert planned to celebrate her retirement from teaching on an Alaskan cruise. But it was canceled because of the coronavirus.

So Nibert, of New Port Richey, Florida, used the money she’d set aside for the cruise to buy a recreational vehicle. She and a friend are traveling along the East Coast, and on Aug. 6, they were at Roanoke County’s Explore Park.

“This is like the best vacation,” Nibert said, as she relaxed in a folding chair, noting the state’s beauty and cooler temperatures, at least compared to Florida.

Virginia 2020: Best of Virginia Tourism

The city of Norfolk is strategically located in the southeastern Hampton Roads region at the mouth of one of the nation’s fastest-growing ports. It is located within the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Two major regional shopping malls are located in Norfolk, and the waterfront offers Waterside Festival Marketplace with revitalized places to dine and enjoy entertainment, too.

Chrysler Hall is Norfolk’s downtown performing arts center and is home to the Norfolk Forum lecture series, the Virginia Symphony and touring Broadway Shows. The Virginia Opera is the official Opera Company of Virginia and its home-base is Norfolk. The Chrysler