Hertford is situated approximately 190 miles (306 kilometers) south of the national capital Washington, and 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Norfolk - Virginia Beach.
When it comes to getting the most out of your vacation, it's worth keeping in mind that Hertford is just just the start; Coastal North Carolina has been blessed with an abundance of fabulous things to see and do. Sunbury and Gatesville are two other places worth checking out while you're in Coastal North Carolina.
While you are here in Hertford, make a day trip to Chesapeake. Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the north, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you can find Chesapeake Square Mall, Chesapeake Conference Center and Chesapeake City Park. Chesapeake has lots to offer travelers keen to stay for a day or two. Cahoon Plantation Golf Course, Chesapeake City Hall and Chesapeake Central Library are just a sample of the other interesting sights not to miss.
Visitors in search of action shouldn't miss the chance to test their limits by signing up for a hiking or horse riding adventure. Pack your own equipment or rent the gear locally, and discover the local water activities. Scuba diving is an option. Another option is kite surfing.
When it's time to say farewell to Hertford, head to the nearest major airport located in Norfolk, 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the north.