Norfolk recently garnered national recognition by being named one of the “Friendliest Cities in America” by Travel + Leisure. Norfolk is listed at #16 out of 20 American “Friendliest Cities” and is ranked among top travel destinations such as New Orleans, Memphis, Charleston, Kansas City, Fort Worth and Raleigh.

This year’s 20 winners scored well in user-friendly categories like affordability, walkability and easily navigated city centers.

“We are honored to have received this ranking as it proves that visitors come to our city not only for the rich history, culture, food, entertainment and shopping, but also for the hospitality and friendly faces,” said VisitNorfolk President & CEO Anthony J. DiFilippo.

The designation as “Friendliest City in America” is Norfolk’s most recent honor in a string of accomplishments including a ranking at #4 as “America’s Favorite City” and #14 as “America’s Most Attractive City,” both by Travel + Leisure.