CHART YOUR COURSE

Our city is your city. Use the menu below to customize your Norfolk experience.

Festival Season’s Here

Check out all the festivals planned for this summer in Norfolk!

There’s plenty to do outdoors

From patio drinks to bike trails, waterfront dining to catching a ballgame, there’s so much to do outside in our city.

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, Virginia is a city on the water, but never watered down. Built on character, by characters, we’re a melting pot of people, cultures, and ideas.

Downtown

Norfolk’s walkable, waterfront downtown is the urban hub of the city full of shopping, entertainment, restaurants and excitement!

Historic Freemason District

The city’s oldest standing neighborhood, Historic Freemason features beautiful tree-lined cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, historic homes and water views.

NEON DISTRICT

The creative center of the city, NEON’s 80+ pieces of public art, live performances and eclectic restaurants are destined to inspire.

GHENT

Ghent is filled with character, culture and delicious cuisine — not to mention tons of eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries and antique stores.

Chelsea

Chelsea is one of the most walkable and bikeable neighborhoods in the city, with the celebrated Elizabeth River Trail (ERT) passing through the center.

park place / Railroad district

Lined with local breweries, eateries and street murals, the industrial neighborhoods of Park Place/Railroad District are sure to get any visit on the right track.

Riverview

From zoo animals to wildly delicious restaurants, the LGBTQ+ friendly neighborhood of Riverview truly has something for everyone.

Larchmont / lochhaven

Next door to Old Dominion University, Larchmont and Lochhaven are home to history, local restaurants, outdoor fun and perfect water views.

Oceanview

The relaxing beachside communities of Ocean View and East Beach are the perfect place to unwind with fresh seafood, sand and sun!

Military Highway

Ideal for people on the move, Military Highway plays host to Norfolk International Airport and an abundance of shopping options.

What’s happening

City With Bite

With 600+ indie restaurants, you can’t not attempt to try them all. We enlisted foodie fanatic Nomarama to hit the streets and uncover the stories, the characters, and—oh yes—the food, that gives NFK its one-of-a-kind flavor.
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Brand New 2023 City Guide is Here!

VisitNorfolk’s 2023 City Guide is an excellent resource for dining, shopping, attractions, history, arts and more. Order a copy of your FREE 2023 guide today, or read online to learn about Norfolk’s greatest attractions.
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Ultimate Winter Bucket List

Winter in Norfolk means a vibrant performing arts scene, visiting free museums, taking advantage of seasonal flavors at coffee shops and breweries or watching an exciting sporting event.
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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.

Jan272023
Jul302023

THE GREAT EXHIBITION: BÉBÉS AT THE BARRY

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Oct202022
Feb122023

NEON Art Tours

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Jan192023
Feb052023

The 39 Steps

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Jan282023
Apr302023

Game Changers at Nauticus

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Apr052022
Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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Feb022023

Author Visit – Robert D. Gaines presents “Heidelberg of the Norfolk 17”

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Feb032023

Transit Equity Day

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Feb032023
May062023

Sam Bartlett: Low Stakes, Plywood Cutouts & Everyday Comix

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Feb032023
Feb262023

Iola’s Letter

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Feb042023

Yoga + Wine Tasting

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Feb042023
Feb052023

Chris Rock

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Feb042023

The Essence of Heart & Soul Festival

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Feb042023

Brick by Brick LEGO Shipbuilding

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Feb052023

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE + DONAVON FRANKENREITER

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Feb052023

Restorative Yoga & Hot Stone

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Feb052023

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE + DONAVON FRANKENREITER

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G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE + DONAVON FRANKENREITER

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Feb052023

Join Week 2023: Norfolk Black History Tour

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Feb052023

Yoga at Reaver NFK

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Feb072023
Feb122023

Cats

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Feb082023

Yoga at Eleanor’s Bookstore

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Feb102023

Yoga at Vessel Craft Coffee

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Feb112023

“An Underground River”: African American History along the ERT

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Feb112023

2nd Annual NoCo Oyster Roast

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Feb112023

Yoga at Coalescence

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Feb112023

Lindsey Webster

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Feb112023

Jacquees

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Feb122023

NEON Art Lover Tour

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Feb122023

NEON Art Tour

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Feb142023

Yoga at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Feb142023

FLOGGING MOLLY

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in the city.

Best Wings in Norfolk

Perhaps wings are an integral part of your football season routine, or maybe you just can’t resist the sometimes-spicy…
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Black History in Norfolk

Norfolk’s rich African American history has shaped our city into the diverse community we know and love. We’re…
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Cozy Outdoor Dining with Heaters in Norfolk

There’s no such thing as patio season in winter, right? Well, actually … wrong…
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d’Art Center

Wandering through the halls and gallery spaces at d’Art Center is like stepping into the minds of multiple artists at work. In one room…
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Recently Opened in Norfolk

Since Norfolk is always evolving and changing, we want to make sure you don’t miss out on all the new talented…
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Best Desserts in Norfolk, VA

You may already be aware of Norfolk’s stellar food scene, featuring over 600 independent restaurants. But did…
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Date Night on Colley Avenue

Colley Avenue, starting in Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood and expanding all the way to Larchmont, is the…
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Romantic Getaway to Norfolk

Escape to Norfolk for a romantic getaway to experience waterfront sunsets, unforgettable cuisine and friendly…
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