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!

Jul152024
Jul212024

Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week

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Jul112024
Sep262024

Downtown Norfolk Active Adults Steelpan Class

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Jul182024

Yoga at 9th Bay Beach

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Apr132024
Jan052025

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: PICTURING MARITIME CULTURE IN HAMPTON ROADS

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May242024
Oct062024

An American Abroad: Florence Sloane in Europe, 1920s-1930s

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Jun282024
Aug302024

THANK GOODNESS IT’S OCEAN VIEW

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Apr112024
Sep302024

Tides Baseball Games 2024

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Jun172024
Aug092024

STEAM and Pottery Summer Camps

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Jul152024
Jul212024

Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week

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May242024
Sep012024

Early Days: Indigenous Art from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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Jul192024

Jordan’s Last Jam with Lemon Pepper & Sazon

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Jul192024

Styles of Harry (Harry Styles Tribute)

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Jul192024

Miller Lite Hot Country Nights: Eli Young Band

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Jul192024

Ghent Farmers Market

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Jun012024
Nov232024

East Beach Farmers Market (Weekly)

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Jun152024
Nov152024

NEW: Norfolk Farmers Market at Monticello

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Jul202024

23rd Annual Norfolk Latino Music Festival

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Jul202024

Butterfly Festival at Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Jul202024

Norfolk Latino Music Festival

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Jul212024

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park

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Jul142024
Sep292024

Slow and Steady Sunday Ride

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May262024
Sep012024

Big Bands on the Bay Summer Concert Series 2024

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Mar032024
Dec012024

Sunday Dog Day at Botanical Gardens

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Jul082024
Sep232024

Downtown Norfolk Ramen Night

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Jul082024
Aug262024

Run Your Best Mile

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Jul012024
Sep302024

Run Your Best Mile

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Jul152024
Dec162024

Downtown Norfolk Civic League

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Apr152024
Apr152025

Tidewater Blues Monday Night Blues Dancing

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Jul082024
Sep232024

Downtown Norfolk Pub Quiz

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Jul232024

Yoga At Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Mar152024
Nov152024

Lights Out for Safe Skies

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Jul232024

Linocut Printing

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Jul102024
Sep252024

Senior’s Steelpan Class

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Jul102024
Sep252024

Mosaic Academy Norfolk

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Jul242024

Summer Market at Afterglow

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Jul252024

Sunsets on the River Concerts at Hermitage

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Jul262024

Sunrise Yoga + Coffee On The River

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Jul272024

Toddler Yoga

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Jul272024

ERT Botanical Bike Tour

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Jul272024

As I Lay Dying at NorVa

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Jul272024

An Evening with John Toomey Jazz Quartet

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Jul282024

Black Stone Cherry at Norva

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Aug012024

Sunsets on the River Concerts at Hermitage

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Aug012024

Yoga at 9th Bay Beach

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The Latest

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

Guide to Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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Historic ships and boats you can visit and admire

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Norfolk residents and tourists react to updated CDC mask recommendations

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Chrysler Museum receives $225K to explore Black artist’s work in post-independence Nigeria

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Most Walk-Friendly Cities of America

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We Asked 15 Wine Pros: Which Cabernet Sauvignon Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck

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Attractions

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

Elizabeth River Trail

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Hurrah Players

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Fort Norfolk

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Little Theatre of Norfolk

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Letoile Day Spa

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Thank You Gallery

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Mosaic Steel Orchestra

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Push Comedy Theater

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Gallerie Ukwensi

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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Town Point Park

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The Wave

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Sail Virginia

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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East Beach Marina

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Sarah Constant Beach Park

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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Pinot’s Palette

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Yours Truly Picnics

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Willoughby Harbor Marina

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Barry Art Museum

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One Eleven Art Gallery & Studios

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Savarnas

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Torch Yoga + Cycle

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Myers House

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F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

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Goode Theatre

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Cobb’s Marina

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Carrie B Showboat

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Lotus Day Spa

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Homage Hall

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Haven Creek Boat Ramp

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Offsite Gallery

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Changes Day Spa

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Virginia Zoo

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Norfolk Kayak Rentals

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Send it Climbing

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Lone Sailor Statue

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Virginia Symphony

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The Naro Expanded Cinema

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Martin Luther King Monument

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Plum Point Park

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Schooner Virginia

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Float Norfolk

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Scope Arena

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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Brock Commons

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Wells Theatre

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Color Me Mine

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VR64

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Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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

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Ocean View Beach Park

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Norfolk Airport Conference Center

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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Pelican’s Nest Marina

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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Trail of Honor

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Elite European Day Spa

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Enrich Spa

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Battleship Wisconsin

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Elmwood Cemetery

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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Norfolk State University

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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Assembly

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Chartway Arena

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Community Beach Park

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Electrified Marina

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Pretlow Planetarium

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Norfolk International Airport

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Harrison Opera House

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Ocean View Fishing Pier

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Historic Martin Mansion

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Waterside District

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All Hands Pottery Studio

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MacArthur Memorial

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First Baptist Church

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Meet@319

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Blue Ridge Excursions

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The Perry Pavilion

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Waterside Marina

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Slover Library

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Bay Point Marina

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Poplar Hall Park Disc Golf Course

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Ocean View Golf Course

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Town Point Club

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Lime Electric Scooter

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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Board & Brush

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The NorVa

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Gallery 21

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Chrysler Hall

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Virginia Arts Festival

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City Cruises Norfolk

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Latitude Climbing + Fitness

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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TowneBank Building

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Monticello Arcade

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The Harbor Gallery

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Virginia Stage Company

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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The Cannonball Trail

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Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

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Naval Station Norfolk

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Armed Forces Memorial

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The Tide Light Rail

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Northside Park

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

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The Venue on 35th

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d’Art Center

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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Festivals of Festevents

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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The NEON House

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Norfolk Boxing Center

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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End of Massive Resistance Wall

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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Chandler Recital Hall

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Old Dominion University

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Get Well Soon

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Little Creek Marina

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Sail Nauticus

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Harbor Park

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Virginia Opera

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Ocean View Station Museum

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Old Dominion University Theatre

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Mermaid Factory

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East Ocean View Recreation Center

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Windows on History

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Kate Thomas Art

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Arthur & Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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The Generic Theater

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The Attucks Theatre

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Cutty Sark Marina

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Willoughby Boat Ramp

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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.

Redwood Smoke Shack

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Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Grandiflora Wine Garden

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Equinox Coffee Co.

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Ya-Ya Asian Gourmet House

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Virginia Cheese Co.

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WHERE TO STAY

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

Hampton Inn Norfolk Naval Base

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Norfolk Airport

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Econo Lodge Little Creek

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Hampton Inn & Suites Norfolk-Airport

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport

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Hilton Norfolk The Main

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

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Delta Hotels By Marriott Norfolk Airport

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Ramada Limited Norfolk Airport

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Quality Suites at Lake Wright – Norfolk Airport

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Express Inn East Ocean View

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Days Inn by Wyndham, Military Circle

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Rodeway Inn

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Econo Lodge Naval Station Norfolk

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Springhill Suites Norfolk Old Dominion University

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Sleep Inn at Lake Wright – Norfolk Airport

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America’s Best Value Inn

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Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

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Tru by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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Super 8 Ocean View

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Norfolk Airport

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Airport

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Candlewood Suites Norfolk Airport

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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Econo Lodge Airport

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Best Western Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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Motel 6 Ocean View

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Four Eleven York

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Ocean View Inn

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Norfolk VA Beach

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Best Western Center Inn

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InTown Suites

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Econo Lodge Military Circle

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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