Get to know 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 that welcome a challenge as freely as we welcome visitors to our one-of-a-kind community.

We invite you to take a chance for a change. Find inspiration on our shores. Explore our neighborhoods. Share our love of art. Experience our local flavors. Walk in our history. And never be afraid to loosen your sails and go wherever the wind takes you — a little change will do you good.

Discover why Norfolk was named Favorite American City in Travel + Leisure

City with Bite

Owner-operated Restaurants. Craft Breweries. Fresh Seafood. 


Deeply Rooted in History

Naval Station Norfolk. Civil War History. Underground Railroad.


City with Art

World-renowned Museums. Performing Arts. Public Art.


Plan Your Visit

Itineraries. Brochures. Free City Guide.



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