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.
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.

Recent Accolades 

Don't just take our word for it.

Southern Living

The South's Best Cities On the Rise 2021

Condé Nast Traveler

The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.: 2020 Readers' Choice Awards

Outside Magazine

The 20 Most Livable Towns and Cities in America

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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