NORFOLK, Va. (July 20, 2010) – VisitNorfolk recently launched a fun, new way for tourists & residents to explore Norfolk’s most famous attractions & best hidden gems.


VisitNorfolk has partnered with “SCVNGR,” a geo-gaming platform, to create three interactive games that can be played by anyone on any mobile device – two walking tours of Norfolk, including Ghent & a Granby Street bar crawl, and one driving tour of Norfolk.

“This innovative, cutting-edge technology presents a unique opportunity to connect with visitors & residents in a fun way, said Donna Allen, vice president of sales & marketing.  We are also very proud to be one of the first CVBs in the nation to use SCVNGR.”


To begin any one of the SCVNGR games, open up the SCVNGR application from an iPhone or Droid.  If you are without an iPhone or Droid, send the text message code 728647 to SCVNGR to receive further directions on how to play.  Each game provides the player a list of location-based questions, riddles, and challenges pertaining to Norfolk.  These questions, riddles, and challenges, which take less than six seconds to solve, exist everywhere in Norfolk; from coffee shops & restaurants, to Granby Street, and inside the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Instructions on how to play SCVNGR are located online at or at Main Street & Ocean View Visitor Center offices.

~ Norfolk, Virginia ~

Considered the dynamic heart of Virginia’s storied Hampton Roads region, Norfolk attracts thousands of travelers each year to enjoy its lively downtown waterfront and 144 miles of shimmering coastline.  Offering a vibrant blend of history and heritage with contemporary attractions, outdoor adventure and the Commonwealth’s most revered cultural institutions, Norfolk is an exciting destination.  Here, where the Elizabeth River meets the Chesapeake Bay, visitors will find an easily walkable downtown that offers eclectic dining options, a rich arts scene, high-end shopping and year-round special events.  For more information about Norfolk, visit the city on the Web at, or call 757-664-6620 or toll free at 800-368-3097.