Neighborhood Guide

Norfolk is a unique city made up of bustling neighborhoods that each have their own character and vibe. From historic neighborhoods like Ghent to the urban waterfront of Downtown, Norfolk’s neighborhoods have something for everyone. 

Downtown

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Freemason

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NEON District

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Ghent

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Chelsea

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Park Place / Railroad District

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Riverview

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Larchmont / Lochhaven

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Oceanview

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Military Highway / Airport

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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk, See what’s on deck in Downtown and plan your visit!

Apr042022
Oct142022

Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Mar182022
Jul312022

Exhibit – Hirata Gôyô: The Birth of the Japanese Art Doll

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Apr152022
Aug282022

M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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May242022

The Struts

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May242022

Sunset Kayaking

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May242022
Dec272022

COVA Trivia Night

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May012022
Jan012023

THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Apr042022
Jul312022

Exhibit – Motion / Emotion : Exploring Affect From Automata to Robots

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May242022

Yoga on Tap – Maker’s

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May242022

FREE Dog Training with PetSuites @ Reaver NFK

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Apr042022
May292022

Exhibit – Waters Rising: A View From Our Backyard

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May012022
Jan012023

Exhibit – Love of Alexander

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Apr152022
Aug282022

Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Apr042022
May292022

Exhibit – FloodZone: Photographs by Anastasia Samoylova

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Jan152022
Jul172022

Exhibit – The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk

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Apr212022
Nov172022

Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Apr172022
Sep182022

Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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May182022
Jun052022

Every Brilliant Thing

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Jan282022
Jun262022

Exhibit – Hew Locke: The Ghostly Tourists

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Mar242022
Aug142022

The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah Pointers

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May252022

’90s/Early 2000s Pop Culture Trivia Night!

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May182022
Dec212022

Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia Live

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May252022

COVA Books & Brews Meet Up

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Mar302022
Nov302022

Yappy Hour

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Apr072022
May262022

Yoga in the Gordon Art Gallery!

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May262022

Bike Night

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May262022

Natural Soapmaking Workshop

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May192022
Aug112022

Sunsets on the River

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May262022

Tech N9ne

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May262022

The War and Treaty

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Apr052022
Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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May272022
May292022

The Patriotic Festival

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May272022
May292022

Patriotic Festival After Party

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Apr012022
Oct292022

After Dark Dance Cruise

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May272022

The Improv Riot: The Short Form Improv Show

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May202022
Jul012022

Friday Night Live at COVA

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May272022

A Yogi Clothing Swap

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May202022
May272022

Late Night Ladies’ Ride!

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May272022

Jon Pardi

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May272022
Jul292022

Fairy & Gnome Summer Homes

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May272022

Tassels on Tap

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May282022

Saturday Yoga

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May072022
Mar022024

Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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May282022

Yoga + Coffee at Coalescence

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Apr042022
Mar302024

Community Market on Monarch

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May282022

Folk Putin Revue Benefit for Ukraine

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May282022

Church St. Jazz – Norman Brown

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May282022

Nature Journaling

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May282022

PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL PARTY

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May212022
Oct152022

COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoats

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May282022

LEGO® Space Challenge

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May282022

Cogans Spring Beer Festival

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May282022

Phil Poteat at O’Connor Brewing Co.

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May072022
Aug062022

Colley Avenue Summer Concert Series

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May222022
Sep042022

SLOW-MO SUNDAYS

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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May292022

Cornhole Tournament (Indoor) at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Apr172022
Jun192022

Elated Craft Market

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May302022

The War On Drugs

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May232022
Jun202022

Monday Morning Yoga (4-Week Class)

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May312022

Wallows

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Jun012022
Jun052022

Norfolk Tides vs. Jacksonville

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Jun022022

Earthgang

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Jun022022

Sunset Beach Yoga

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Jun022022

Allison Russell

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Jun022022

Wildflower Meadow Walk & Talk

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Jun022022

Improv Night with Push Comedy Theater

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Jun032022

Sunrise Yoga + Coffee on the river

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Jun032022

Ultimate Roasting Championship

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Jun032022

A Day of Tragic Victory: The U.S. Navy at the Battle of Midway

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Jun032022
Jun052022

BRIAR PATCH AND COMPANIONSHIP

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Jun042022

NorFunk Fest feat. TAUK at Makers Craft Brewery

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Jun042022

Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Final Classical Concert of the Season

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Jun042022

Curren$y

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Jun042022

Silent Disco

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Jun042022

Summer Sippin Market

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Jun042022

Compact Canine Rescue presents Meat & Greet

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Jun052022

Bumbling Beetz Urban Market

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Jun072022

Banned Books Club @ Elation Brewing

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in Downtown, Norfolk.

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Doumar’s Cones and Barbecue

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Attractions

Don’t miss these must-see attractions while you’re in Downtown.

East Beach Marina

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Ocean View Beach Park

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Bay Point Marina

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Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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The Harbor Gallery

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Hurrah Players

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Barry Art Museum

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Virginia Zoo

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Pelican’s Nest Marina

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Goode Theatre

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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Willoughby Boat Ramp

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Old Dominion University Theatre

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Ocean View Station Museum

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Cobb’s Marina

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The Venue on 35th

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Battleship Wisconsin

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Virginia Symphony

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d’Art Center

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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Carrie B Showboat

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Slover Library

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F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

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Scope Arena

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Norfolk Police Museum and Norfolk Fire-Rescue Museum

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Chrysler Hall

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New World VR

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Virginia Stage Company

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TowneBank Building

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City Cruises by Hornblower

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Homage Hall

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Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

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Waterside District

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Monticello Arcade

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Gallery 21

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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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Push Comedy Theater

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Virginia Arts Festival

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The New Saint James Holiness Church of Christ Disciples (St. Peter’s)

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The NorVa

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Waterside Marina

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The Cannonball Trail

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Northside Park

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Chandler Recital Hall

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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Community Beach Park

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Thank You Gallery

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Fort Norfolk

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Lone Sailor Statue

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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Trolly Pub Norfolk

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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Pretlow Planetarium

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Norfolk State University

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The Generic Theater

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Norfolk Airport Conference Center

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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One Eleven Art Gallery & Studios

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Poplar Hall Park Disc Golf Course

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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Little Creek Marina

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Gallerie Ukwensi

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Windows on History

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Mermaid Factory

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The Naro Expanded Cinema

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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Norfolk International Airport

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The Attucks Theatre

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Martin Luther King Monument

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Lime Electric Scooter

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Elmwood Cemetery

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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Harrison Opera House

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Brock Commons

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Naval Station Norfolk

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Cutty Sark Marina

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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First Baptist Church

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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Chartway Arena

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Historic Martin Mansion

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Arthur & Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory

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Town Point Club

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Plum Point Park

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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Norfolk Kayak Rentals

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Festivals of Festevents

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Willoughby Harbor Marina

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Moses Myers House

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Trail of Honor

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Offsite Gallery

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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Ocean View Fishing Pier

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MacArthur Memorial

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Little Theatre of Norfolk

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TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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ArtGallery

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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East Ocean View Recreation Center

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Wells Theatre

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Sarah Constant Beach Park

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The Perry Pavilion

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Meet@319

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Haven Creek Boat Ramp

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The Tide Light Rail

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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Virginia Opera

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Harbor Park

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Old Dominion University

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Schooner Virginia

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Ocean View Golf Course

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The NEON House

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Mariner IV

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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Latitude Climbing + Fitness

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Town Point Park

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Sail Nauticus

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Restaurants

They call Norfolk, “The City With Bite.” Find out why by trying a couple of these places while in Downtown.

456 Fish

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Casual Gourmet

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Black Tuna Bar & Grille

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Jessy’s Tienda Y Taqueria

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Prescription Coffee Lab

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Vessel Craft Coffee

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WHERE TO STAY

Have a look see at all the lodgings and accommodations in Downtown, Norfolk.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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Sleep Inn at Lake Wright – Norfolk Airport

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Quality Suites at Lake Wright – Norfolk Airport

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Motel 6 Ocean View

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America’s Best Value Inn

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport

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Rodeway Inn

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Econo Lodge Little Creek

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Econo Lodge Airport

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Springhill Suites Norfolk Old Dominion University

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Four Eleven York

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Super 8 Ocean View

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Delta Hotels By Marriott Norfolk Airport

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Hampton Inn & Suites Norfolk-Airport

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Tru by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Norfolk Airport

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Hampton Inn Norfolk Naval Base

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Norfolk Airport

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Express Inn East Ocean View

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Econo Lodge Military Circle

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Ocean View Inn

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Best Western Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Norfolk VA Beach

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Candlewood Suites Norfolk Airport

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Econo Lodge Naval Station Norfolk

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InTown Suites

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Hilton Norfolk The Main

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Ramada Limited Norfolk Airport

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Airport

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Days Inn by Wyndham, Military Circle

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Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

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Best Western Center Inn

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