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Best Holiday Light Displays Across the U.S.

Marking its 25th year in 2019, this light show extravaganza extends to having “TREEmendous Dancing Trees” swaying to music, animated... Visit>>


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Vine Pair 

We Asked 10 Wine Pros: What Wine(s) Should Every Good Restaurant Pour by the Glass?

“Every good restaurant’s wine list should include a nice bubbles option by the glass. Too often, customers are presented with a budget sparkling wine for... Visit>>

Media Coverage - Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast 

Where to Go and What to Drink in an Emerging Virginia Wine Region

In addition to wineries, Hampton Roads has specialty wine shops, wine bars, and restaurants with bottle lists that rival those found in America’s largest... Visit>>

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VisitNorfolk Unveils Remodeled Visitor Center

On Friday, Nov. 15, Norfolk’s East Main Street was bustling with media, locals, and city officials eager to catch a glimpse of the newly renovated Visitor Center... Visit>>

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8 Great Rooftop Bars For All Seasons

Grain is located in downtown Norfolk, at The Main by Hilton. This elevated beer garden and rooftop lounge brings the indoors out and the outdoors in with an open air patio... Visit>>

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Down by the Bay: The Perfect Weekend in Norfolk

Norfolk has experienced a renaissance, one where a burgeoning arts scene emerged along with craft brewers and restaurants fusing the influence of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean with a deft urban touch... Visit>>

Victory Rover Naval Base Cruise

Leisure Group Travel


The Victory Rover ship has cruised from Nauticus on the Downtown Norfolk waterfront since 2001. Up to 150 guests can enjoy plenty of comfortable seating... Visit>>


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Lonely Planet

Where to explore the world of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

From now through September 8, the work of venerable children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle will be on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia... Visit>>


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Northern VA Mag

End the summer with these 3 family-friendly road trips

Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk. You know the book. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year... Visit>>


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Boomer Magazine

Museum Exhibition Features the Art of Eric Carle

Beginning June 14, the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, presents a special exhibition, “Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights and Other Illustrations.”... Visit>>

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Travel + Leisure

The Best 4th of July Fireworks in Every U.S. State

Home to the Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk is an especially patriotic place to celebrate the Fourth of July. The annual waterfront fireworks... Visit>>




Black City Guide: Eat, Shop And Unwind At these Black-Owned Businesses In Norfolk, Virginia

Below are just a few of the Black-owned spots that you should hit up the next time you’re in Norfolk. Trust us, you’ll be into them... 

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Meetings Today

Why Attendees Should 'Paws' for a Break: Therapy Dog Event Trend Continues

“We found that people love the break,” said Katie Castano at Visit Norfolk, who explained that the CVB started opening puppy booths at events about eight years ago. The therapy dog booths were... Visit>>

MSN article


Last-Minute Memorial Day Weekend Getaways in Every State

Perhaps best known for being home to Naval Station Norfolk, this waterfront city in southeastern Virginia also features notable attractions such as the Nauticus, a maritime museum... Visit>>

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Southern Living

12 Last Minute Spring Break Trips to Book right now

Perched on the Chesapeake Bay, your crew might never quite know how to pronounce this city, but it will delight and surprise you in countless ways. Wander through the Chrysler Museum known for its giant... Visit>>

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International Women's Day: 13 Female Leaders Making Moves in the southeast

One of those is Frazier, the woman behind a popular Virginia-based shop. Specializing in French macarons and desserts, her retail and manufacturing company doesn’t just sweeten up her local ... Visit>>

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USA Today

Allegiant: 16 new routes include first-ever Alaska flights

Allegiant’s latest expansion announced Tuesday included some of those newer bases, including four new routes to Savannah, Georgia, and two to Norfolk, Virginia.“This is a really kind of a gateway into Virginia Beach and maybe into the northern parts of the Outer Banks,” Wells said about Norfolk. “We like this as a secondary destination.” Visit>>

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Dining In Norfolk, Virginia: Where American Cuisine Was Born

They say that American cuisine was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and for anyone who has visited the region, there’s a very good chance that they’ll believe it. After all, where else can you find unique, independent and chef-inspired seafood dishes that will leave you drooling at the mouth? The city by the Chesapeake Bay, of course. Visit>>

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The 21 Best Nachos in America

Over the course of their relatively short but explosive lifespan, nachos have evolved from simple leftover tortillas covered in cheese and peppers to their own art form. It's hard to find a bad plate of nachos, but the 21 creations here represent the best of the best, from old-school takes on the relatively new tradition to piles of deliciousness that reimagine what a nacho can be. These are the best nachos in America. Visit>>

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Corsicana Mayor Responds to Fruitcake dig 

Corsicana Mayor Don Denbow sent a special care package to Norfolk, Virginia last week after an advertisement placed in Garden & Gun magazine suggested tourists “think crab cake instead of fruitcake,” this holiday season.   Visit>>

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Destination Marketers want to Manage Tourists, Not Just Sell to Them

Tourism boards have generally been tasked with selling, pitching a destination as other organizations handle economic development programs and incentives that help grow and manage local economies.But increasingly, many tourism boards are wearing two hats as destinations grapple with overtourism and work to portray themselves as places you can also live and work.


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An Energetic Glow

Norfolk’s Fourth Annual NEON Festival (Oct. 18-19) provides a good reason for exploring not only the city’s NEON District but also checking out an improv show and enjoying sweet-potato gnocchi and panzanella salad at a cafe and bakery.   Visit>>

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Distinction Magazine

Tidewater Chefs share recipes for Old Favorites

Every chef has an arsenal of recipes at the ready, created especially to wow a crowd, woo the foodies or win over new customers. But what about the staples, the go-to recipes for basic comfort food? We asked five chefs for their twists on some American classics.  Visit>>

News @ ODU

ODU Named a Best National University and a Top Public University by U.S. News & World Report

Old Dominion University has been named a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News rankings for 2019, released Sept. 10, placed Old Dominion among the top 230 Best National Universities. It also was rated among Top Public Schools.  Visit>>

American Planning Association

Ghent: Norfolk, Virginia

Planning Excellence
Since the days of its founding during industrial growth, Ghent has adapted to social and environmental changes, from housing shortages to the reality of living at sea level. The Norfolk, Virginia, neighborhood is a diverse community that is facing the challenges of sea-level rise while striving toward social and environmental resilience.  Visit>>

Food & Wine

The Best Santoku Knife, According to Chefs

In Japanese, santoku means "three virtues," and this knife, a favorite of chefs and avid home cooks, is a triple-threat—suited for chopping, dicing, and mincing. It's also easy to hold—because the santoku knife features a slight curve that runs from the spin to the edge, which allows for smooth movement.  Visit>>


Surf The New Wave Of Mermaid Travels

If you've been to Papyrus or any similar gift store lately, you've most likely encountered entire tables of mermaid gifts and collectibles. Like unicorns, mermaids are having their day in the sun (both in and out of the water).  Visit>>

In Honor of Design


We have some fun news to share with you all today! Gabe and I were given the opportunity to team up with Garden & Gun Magazine (a home and garden, food, travel, and arts publication) to share a culinary experience of Norfolk, VA.  Visit>>

Travel Agent Diary

Staycation Review: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside

This past weekend, my boyfriend Corey and I had the opportunity to visit the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside for a much-needed staycation. The property is only about 2 hours from my house so it was a nice little mini getaway. For those less familiar, Norfolk is a waterfront city in southeastern Virginia.  Visit>>

Smart Meetings

If the Walls Could Talk in the Mid-Atlantic

With 144 miles of shoreline, Norfolk has a rich history dating back to the 1600s as a port of call to some of the nation’s earliest English settlers and has the world’s largest naval station. In 1908, wealthy New York couple William and Florence Sloane built a summer home in Norfolk.  Visit>>


50 state road trip: Things to do in each state for under $20

Virginia: If you're a fan of ice cream treats, Norfolk, Va., offers another spot to visit. Founded in 1905, Doumar's is credited with inventing the waffle cone, so it's not surprising that it has some of the best homemade ice cream. Additionally, this eatery serves up classic North Carolina-style barbecue.  Visit>>

EDGE Media Network

48 Hours in Norfolk

It took me a full two days to learn how to pronounce the name of this should-be-discovered Virginia coastal town ("Nor-fok," "Naw-fok"... the nuances go on and on), but it was worth the effort to be able to speak of its charm and offerings.  Visit>>

Wine Spectator

8 Outstanding Winery Restaurants

Winery visits are essential for any enophile, and many offer high-caliber dining experiences as well. They offer a refreshing change of pace from simply picking a bottle off a shelf or a selection from a wine list, connecting you to the source for an enriched wine experience.  Visit>>

The Ballpark Guide

Norfolk Tides – May 29, 2018

I woke up in Norfolk, VA, on the morning of Tuesday, May 29 to the sound of heavy rain. It wasn’t really a surprise. Since I’d arrived in Norfolk the previous afternoon, it had rained without reprieve, and I’d be lying if I said I was concerned that I might not get to see a single Norfolk Tides game on this trip.  Visit>>


The 25 Best Places for Barbecue in the U.S.

It’s barbecue season: Step away from the grill, and leave it to the professionals to deliver smoked meat the way it’s meant to be.  Visit>>



Norfolk, Virginia, is a 400-year-old port city located on 144 miles of coastline. Well known as the home of the world’s largest naval base, Norfolk has much more to offer including a lively downtown, world-class museums, first-rate hotels, top restaurants, and lively festivals.  Visit>>


Study: Three Hampton Roads cities make top ten list of places millennials are moving to

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach are three of the top ten cities millennials are moving to, according to a recent study from smart asset.  Visit>>

Fodor's Travel

11 Spectacular Pride Celebrations in Unexpected Cities

Norfolk’s largest one-day festival is also Virginia’s largest LGBTQ event: Hampton Roads Pride. Taking its name from the tri-city harbor nickname (which encompasses Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Newport News), this year’s celebration is a weeklong series held June 21-30, lined up with LGBTQ-related tours, art exhibits, fundraising events, a silent disco, and plenty of music and dancing.  Visit>>

Successful Meetings

Top 10 Midsize Meeting Destinations in the South Atlantic

Large cities are big on options for lodging, dining, and entertainment. Unfortunately, they're also big on cost. For groups on a budget, midsize cities can therefore be a great alternative, according to travel-rewards website RewardExpert, which recently published its list of "2018's Best Midsized Cities for Business Meetings."  Visit>>

Veteran-Owned Breweries You May Not Know About

Full disclosure, I’m a 20-year Navy veteran. In studying breweries, and meeting with their owners, it became clear that a huge number of those brewery owners had also served time in the armed forces, in fact, a much larger number than you would expect statistically.  Visit>>

Richmond Navigator

You Won’t Believe the “New” Norfolk

I was all set to do our annual May article on summer beach travel. You know, I was going to say something about there being lots of sand and sun and waves and all that. Trust me, it would have been a marvelous article. But before I could write it, something happened. I spent a few days in Norfolk.  Visit>>

CBS New York

Best Beach Vacations On The Atlantic

With the busy Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, isn’t it time to start thinking about a well-deserved vacation? It should be, especially if that next trip is a beachside destination along the Atlantic Coast.  Visit>>

CNN Travel

15 cities in the South that know how to charm

Norfolk is home to a surprisingly dynamic vegan scene (our guess is it has something to do with animal rights group PETA being headquartered here). And even if you're not into plant-based eating, do yourself a favor and try the vegan breakfast burrito at Yorgo's Bageldashery.  Visit>>

Meetings Today

Courting Coastal Virginia

The Richmond, Va.-based Virginia Society of Association Executives brings its annual conference to Norfolk, VA., early this may for three days of premier education and other programs.  Visit>>

CoVa Biz

Coastal Virginia’s Tourism Outlook - Norfolk

Norfolk’s tourism industry stimulates our economy by generating revenue through hotel occupancy, from day visitors and from residents who visit our attractions and restaurants. The hospitality industry employs over 7,000 people in Norfolk and generates over $700,000,000 in revenue, which is a significant number for a city of our size.  Visit>>

The Group Travel Leader

Experience Vibrant Virginia - Nautical Norfolk

Norfolk is a city defined by water. With the Atlantic Ocean on one side, the Chesapeake Bay on another, and the Elizabeth River on a third, “I feel like water is our strength here,” said Erin Goldmeier, media relations manager for Visit Norfolk.  Visit>>

Southern Lady

City by the Sea: Norfolk, Virginia

Long before there was the United States, British ships landed in what would one day be Norfolk, Virginia, and continued inland to form England’s first colony. With a history that parallels its nation’s, Norfolk wears its past like a fine coat of arms.  Visit>>


America’s Favorite Cities for Affordable Getaways

“Norfolk once had a bad reputation as a Navy Town,” says one Travel + Leisure reader from the Virginia port city. “While we still are a Navy Town (and proud of it!), we’re so much more.”  Visit>>

The New York Times

Will the Spirit of Burning Man Art Survive in Museums?

It’s a leap — but the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, Va., hosted an exhibition of Burning Man art last summer, and on March 30, “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” invites the radical art of the desert into the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, steps from the White House, for its first major national showcase.  Visit>>

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Don't miss the return of LanternAsia at the Norfolk Botanical Garden

Think Chinese lanterns and you likely have the image of traditional paper globes hanging from the ceiling of your favorite Chinese restaurant come to mind. Odds are you are not thinking about a 200-foot long dragon or a field of dancing life-size pandas, but they are actually just some of the magnificent lanterns now on display through mid-May at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, in Norfolk, Va.  Visit>>

The Culture Trip

The Most Haunted Sites to Visit in Norfolk, VA

Norfolk has experienced countless battles, fires, hurricanes, and diseases over the last several centuries. Time has gone on, but restless souls still roam this Virginia city, and intriguing tales of hauntings are more popular than ever. Wait until the sun goes down before exploring these spooky spots!  Visit>>

Richmond Navigator

TasteBudz Plus -- March 15, 2018

Even though I was in Norfolk for most of the week, that doesn’t mean I didn’t continue to eat. I was so impressed with some of the restaurants there, that I want to pass along some of my finds. While I’ve been around and through Norfolk over the past few years, I really hadn’t spent any time in the city for probably more than a decade.  Visit>>

The Roanoke Times

By Myscha Theriault: Virginia's Norfolk features fun food, fab arts scene

Home to the largest naval base in the world, the starting point for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and a popular stopover point for Canadians heading back and forth to Florida for seasonal visits, Norfolk, Va., has been on the radar of snowbirds and sailors for quite some time.  Visit>>

USA Today

The Story Behind Doumar's, Home of the World's First Waffle Cone

Cruises from Norfolk, Va. are back on the schedule at Carnival.
The history of the waffle cone dates back over a century beginning with Abe Doumar. Doumar, a traveling salesman who spent his days selling paperweights to visitors at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, had an epiphany one day while strolling the fairgrounds.  Visit>>

USA Today

Carnival Cruise Line to resume trips out of Norfolk, Va.

Cruises from Norfolk, Va. are back on the schedule at Carnival.
The Miami-based line on Wednesday said the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph would make Norfolk its home during May of 2019 as well as later in the year.  Visit>>

Room for Joy

Ten Things To Do with Kids in Norfolk, VA

My family called Norfolk, VA, home for six years and we loved it! I’m so glad we lived there during our kids’ preschool and early elementary years. There are so many fun things to do with kids in and around Norfolk. Here are a few of my favorites:  Visit>>

The Manual

Best U.S. Destinations to Celebrate Black History Month

In addition to being the home of the world’s largest naval compound, Norfolk also boasts a substantial African-American history. Today, the city features numerous points of interest dedicated to honoring that history.  Visit>>


Norfolk Named One of the Best College Towns with the Best Music Scenes

There's a lot to do in Norfolk like visiting art museums, touring naval ships, and visiting the animals at their globally acknowledged zoo.  Visit>>

Fodor's Travel

LanternAsia at Norfolk Botanical Garden

This biennial spring event is a stunner of imperial proportions. Bringing the Chinese art of lantern making into the 21st century, LanternAsia descends upon the Norfolk Botanical Garden with a mile-long walk of more than 40 modern-day lantern sculptures, some towering several stories skyward.  Visit>>

USA Today

America's annual beer festivals

The 17th annual Virginia Beer Festival will take place in Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront on May 19.  Visit>>

The Dining Traveler

Five Places to Discover Virginia by Train on Amtrak

For the lovers of the sea…I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought about going to Norfolk or Virginia Beach but I see the traffic on Google Maps and my plans change.  Visit>>

Our Picks for Best Large Convention Cities in the USA

Using a six-point rating system, we ranked 163 convention cities across the United States by Affordability of Hotel Rooms, Ease of Access, Safety, Walkability. Promotional Appeal and Weather to uncover our top 25 picks. Visit>>

Wander with Wonder


Located just south of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, the city of Norfolk has a much-deserved reputation as a naval and shipbuilding city. After all, it is home to the largest US Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk. Visit>>

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Magic Lives Here: 6 Cities With Mythical Residents

4. Mermaids in Norfolk, VA — Mermaids make for a perfect mascot in this artistic city that’s surrounded by water. “Norfolk is home to the world’s largest naval station and rumor has it mermaids Visit>>

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Windy City Times

TRAVEL Norfolk, Virginia: Naval-gazing--and much more

Norfolk, Virginia has certainly changed a lot since I grew up in the Hampton Roads area ( which includes such cities as Norfolk, Chesapeake, Williamsburg, and Portsmouth, among others ).  Visit>>

6. Norfolk, Virginia

NFK Yo'’'self: The Best Selfie Spots in Downtown Norfolk

The selfie has been an art form well before cell phones. The tradition is thought to date back as far as 1839 thanks to an amateur chemist and photographer by the name of Robert Cornelius.  Visit>>

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12 Magical Christmas Destinations You Need To Add To Your Holiday Bucket List

Can’t make it all the way to the North Pole? You’ll feel as though you’ve teleported there when you take a trip to Norfolk’s Botanical Gardens. The gardens set up the “Dominion Energy Garden of Lights,” which, with more than 1 million lights twinkling, has nabbed awards for being among the best lights displays in the country and emulates the North Pole.  Visit>>

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Travel + Leisure

America’s Favorite Cities

"Norfolk is a great place to live and to visit," said one proud Virginian. "The climate is mild and the art and culture scene is alive with momentum!" Locals also loved the southern city's ample water views, central location, and friendly vibe. "[It's] an amazing, historic city with [a] vibrant downtown area," another noted.  Visit>>

New York Lifestyles Magazine


Mermaids are mythical creatures that exist in folklore, our imagination—and in Norfolk, Virginia. Site of the massive Naval Station Norfolk as well as NATO’s military united, the Allied Command Transformation unit, this place has long ties to the sea.  Visit>>

USA Today

Fresh pumpkin specials to taste this fall

In Norfolk, Va., Commune serves the Spiced Winter Pumpkin sandwich with roasted and spiced pumpkin, sun-dried tomato pesto, whipped goat cheese, and salad greens on toasted sourdough bread. (36/75)  Visit>>

USA Today

Taste Norfolk, Va., by neighborhood

Norfolk, Va., is having a moment. Home to the world’s largest naval base, the historic port city is in the midst of a revival. The newly renovated Waterside District lures with good eats; Virginia’s first light rail network glides through the streets, and colorful murals are popping up on historic warehouses in the NEON arts district.  Visit>>


Family Fun in Norfolk, Va.

When it comes to traveling as a family, it’s always nice when you find a destination interesting to everyone — from parents to the youngest child. Norfolk, Va., is one destination that delivers on just that, in spades.  Visit>>

CNN Travel

15 charming cities in the American South you may have overlooked

There's more to America's Southern states than cities such as Nashville, Austin and New Orleans. In fact, in recent years, the so-called "second-tier" cities in the South have witnessed a massive boom in hotels, restaurants, and micro-everythings.  Visit>>

CBS New York

5 Cities To Visit Before Summer Ends

With just a handful of weeks left, time is running out to start planning for an end of summer vacation. While there are several great places to consider for that best trip ever, a handful of destinations seem to always have the best of everything, from great food and lodging to world-class attractions and lively festivals and events.  Visit>>

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Eating in the South's Next Great Food Destination

While the world swoons over New Orleans and Charleston, the port cities of Virginia’s Tidewater region have created a one-of-a-kind cooking that’s ready for its close-up.  Visit>>

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Reader's Digest

9 Quirky Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About the Origin of Your Favorite Foods

In Norfolk, Virginia, the founder of Doumar's Cones & Barbecue is credited with inventing the first ever waffle ice cream cone in 1904—ahead of the World's Fair in St. Louis where it was first served to the masses.  Visit>>

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Travel + Leisure

The Best Cities in America for Singles

Anyone hoping to date men or women in uniform should head to Norfolk, Virginia, home to the world’s largest navy base and NATO’s Strategic Command headquarters.  Visit>>

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Boston Globe

Here, there, and everywhere

BURNING MAN EXHIBIT IN VIRGINIA - Fans of the annual Burning Man festival can experience Nevada’s magical desert atmosphere in Virginia this summer when the Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk debuts The Art of Burning Man, the first-ever exhibition dedicated to the festival (June 3-Oct. 14).  

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Fodor's Travel

4 Photos From the Incredible Burning Man Art Exhibit

Before Burning Man was known for tech billionaires and bikini-clad models, it was famous for art. Each Labor Day weekend, artists from around the world make the trek to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to install large-scale art projects.  Visit>>

Honest Cooking

Norfolk, Virginia’s Favorite Toast Spot

There is nothing like biting into a warm and hearty slice of bread. The comforting feel of chewing, hearing the crunch of every bite with a bit of breadcrumbs falling on your lap. Having toast means it’s going to be a good day, a very good one, one to celebrate.  Visit>>

The Huffington Post

Norfolk, Virginia - A Travel Guide

At Global Yodel we love learning about new places from a locals perspective. We sent Yodeler Liza Herlands to Hilton Norfolk The Main to experience all this vibrant Virginia city has to offer and to take some beautiful photos.  Visit>>


18 Family Vacations To Take Before Your Kids Turn 18 - 8. Visit a cool art district

Modern art districts are thrilling not just for their museums and exhibits, but the cool street art and murals around every corner to0. If you’re an art lover, consider putting Norfolk, Virginia, on your must-visit list. Visit>>

The Virginian Pilot

Spicy smell of smoky goodness lures diners to Dorothy’s BBQ Smokehouse

What do barbecue and Toulouse-Lautrec have in common? Absolutely nothing, except that I enjoyed both in Norfolk on a recent cold, drizzly and dreary Sunday. In need of a warm meal, I headed over to Colley Avenue to check out the newly opened Dorothy’s BBQ Smokehouse and picked up pal Jeff on the way. Visit>>


8 U.S. Solo Travel Destinations You Probably Haven't Thought Of

This mid-Atlantic destination is often overlooked and ripe for entourage-free exploration. Art enthusiasts will love strolling through the NEON district, a mural-filled neighborhood where you can visit the Glass Wheel Studio, catch a comedy show, or attend an Opera performance. Visit>>

Men's Fitness

The 10 best fitness-friendly destinations for spring

Considering the largest naval base in the world is stationed in Norfolk, you can bet the city’s infrastructure caters to the fit and fearless. One fitness magnet is the Elizabeth River Trail, a 10.5-mile urban trail, which pumps with cardio life after winter gloom. Visit>>


Travel magazine says Norfolk is a top 50 destination in 2017. Here's why.

Norfolk’s strong military ties make it a magnet for veterans and military families, but there is more to the city than its massive naval base. In a recent article, Travel + Leisure identifies Norfolk as one of the 50 best destinations worldwide, ranking among cities like Honolulu, Jerusalem, and Nashville. Visit>>

The Charlotte Observer

Norfolk, Virginia: A Navy town worth visiting

Since Norfolk is home to the largest Naval base in the world, it’s natural that “Navy Town” pops into your mind when you thinking of it. In addition to its many nautical attractions, Norfolk offers many things to see and do for visitors to this waterfront city. Visit>>


Café Stella’s Matcha Tea Latte

In Norfolk, Va., Café Stella makes a hot Matcha Tea Latte with green matcha tea, steamed milk, and a hint of vanilla. Visit>>

Travel + Leisure

50 Best Places to Travel in 2017

Putting together our annual list of the best places to travel is a process that takes several months—we survey writers based around the world, talk to our A-List travel specialists, and look at the most exciting hotel and restaurant openings.  Visit>>

DC Refined

Norfolk -- The city proving that southern hospitality is alive and well

I don't know about you guys, but this time of year I get super antsy to travel. Of course, I'd love to pack up and jet off to some warm, sunny Caribbean island or spend a chic getaway in Paris. But timewise (and financially!) that's not always in the cards...  Visit>>

USA Today

100 places for pumpkin this month

October is here and with it, plenty of pumpkin specials at restaurants and bars across the country. Foodies who love fall can indulge in the season's star ingredient with everything from pizza to pasta and of course, pie.  Visit>>



The port city of Norfolk offers more than meets the eye as a hotbed of local arts culture and a focal point for Virginia’s dynamic culinary scene. On the eve of Hampton Roads Pride, I set out to meet the city beyond the shore. Visit>>

Epoch Taste

Norfolk, Virginia: A City Rooted in Naval History and Delectable Seafood

NORFOLK, Va.—Back in the colonial days of America, English settlers realized that the Elizabeth River in Virginia could become the lifeblood of a city. Its natural harbor and connection to Chesapeake Bay made it an important hub for trade. Visit>>

Travel + Leisure 

America’s Most Attractive Cities - No. 14. Norfolk, VA

For those whose type is men or women in uniform, Norfolk, Virginia, is the place to be. The world’s largest navy base and NATO’s Strategic Command headquarters are there, and the Department of Defense is the city’s largest employer. But Norfolk’s officers and admirals have a soft side too, enjoying a booming arts scene a full calendar of festivals—including annual celebrations of Cajun food, jazz, and wine—and coastal Virginia’s best restaurants. Visit>>

Travel + Leisure 

America's Friendliest Cities - No. 16, Norfolk, VA

Is it downhome charm—or just talking about good food— that makes a city seem welcoming? T+L readers ranked the most affable cities across the land. Visit>>


The essential guide to Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia is an eclectic mix of small-town charms and cosmopolitan culture with a food scene that is at once homey and elegant (minus the stuffy atmosphere). Visit>>

The Boston Globe 

5 great US glass museums

Chrysler Museum of Art - Highlights include a large selection of Tiffany glass, French glass, and an English cameo glass collection. Visit>>

The Virginian-Pilot 

50 ways to fall in love with Norfolk this summer

It’s happy season in Hampton Roads – summer. Here are 50 ways to ensure you find joy in our sweet city on the water. Visit>>

Travel + Leisure

America’s Favorite Cities – No. 4, Norfolk, VA

Travelers clearly love a waterfront view, and this Virginia city—sitting on both the Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay—is loaded with them. Visit>>

Boston International Travel Examiner

Norfolk Virginia: so much more than military

The art, food, wine, and ambiance in Norfolk Virginia works. Visit>>

Champagne Living

Where to find the BEST burgers – East Coast style

Norfolk, Virginia - The Public House, where diners can be sure that anything they order is made fresh in-house, is the first gastropub in the historic Ghent district of Norfolk, Virginia.Visit>>

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Earth Missions

Best Company Retreat Locations for 2019

Known as a powerful city on the water, Norfolk provides a strategic background for resilience in corporate event ideas. Sitting upon the known Chesapeake Bay, world-class cuisine and international flavor spikes this area with colorful delight, tagging itself as an ultimate landscape for...” Visit>>