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!

Aug122022
Jan222023

To See a World in a Grain of Sand

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Aug132022

Big Blue 5K

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Apr042022
Mar302024

Community Market on Monarch

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Aug012022
Aug312022

Virginia Zoo Events

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Aug132022

Local Author Fair

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Jun182022
Oct092022

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?

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Apr172022
Sep182022

Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Aug062022
Oct012022

Silent Disco

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Aug012022
Dec312022

Blue Ridge Excursions

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Jul282022
Oct272022

Venue on 35th

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May012022
Jan012023

THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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May012022
Jan012023

Exhibit – Love of Alexander

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Mar242022
Aug142022

The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah Pointers

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Apr152022
Aug282022

M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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May072022
Mar022024

Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Apr152022
Aug282022

Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Jul282022
May212023

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

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Aug122022
Aug132022

Panties In A Twist: The All Female Sketch Comedy Show

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Apr212022
Nov172022

Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Aug052022
Aug282022

Pippin the Musical presented by Little Theatre of Norfolk

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May212022
Oct152022

COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoats

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Apr042022
Oct142022

Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Jul212022
Aug312022

Nauticus Summer Food Truck Series

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Aug142022

Jewelry Expo at Selden Market

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Jul032022
Dec042022

First Sundays Reggae Brunch

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Aug142022
Sep282022

Hunter House Events

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Aug142022

Gladys Knight

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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May222022
Sep042022

SLOW-MO SUNDAYS

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May242022
Dec272022

COVA Trivia Night

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Aug162022

War On The Catwalk

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Aug162022
Aug212022

Norfolk Tides vs. Durham

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Aug172022

Pinegrove

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May182022
Dec212022

Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia Live

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Mar302022
Nov302022

Yappy Hour

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Jun022022
Aug252022

SPRING-SUMMER FUN THURSDAYS

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Apr052022
Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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Jun172022
Aug192022

Family Twilight Trek

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Aug192022

Young Professionals Night

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Aug192022

Ne-Yo

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Aug202022

Edible Art Meets Visual Arts

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Aug202022
Aug212022

Big Dreams and Ice Cream: A Sweet Cabaret!

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Aug202022

Jouble Jeuce Fest

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Aug202022

Snail Mail

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Aug212022

Kevin Hart

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Aug212022

Murder By Death + Amigo The Devil

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Aug212022

Elated Craft Market

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Aug222022
Aug232022

Pusha T

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Aug242022

1st Annual Elizabeth River Gospel Fest

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Aug252022

Plant Based Junk Food in Norfolk

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Aug272022

Giveon

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Attractions

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

Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Ocean View Golf Course

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The NEON House

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City Cruises by Hornblower

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Barry Art Museum

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Mariner IV

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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Willoughby Harbor Marina

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Fort Norfolk

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Norfolk Kayak Rentals

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Norfolk State University

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Virginia Zoo

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The NorVa

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Haven Creek Boat Ramp

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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The Naro Expanded Cinema

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Little Creek Marina

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Moses Myers House

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All Hands Pottery Studio

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Assembly

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Lime Electric Scooter

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Cobb’s Marina

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Gallery 21

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Old Dominion University Theatre

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Norfolk Police Museum and Norfolk Fire-Rescue Museum

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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Martin Luther King Monument

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Arthur & Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory

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Carrie B Showboat

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Slover Library

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Plum Point Park

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Pinot’s Palette

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Board & Brush

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

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Historic Martin Mansion

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Chartway Arena

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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Trail of Honor

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TowneBank Building

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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Schooner Virginia

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Windows on History

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Brock Commons

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Naval Station Norfolk

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Offsite Gallery

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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MacArthur Memorial

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Festivals of Festevents

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Pretlow Planetarium

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Battleship Wisconsin

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VR64

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Wells Theatre

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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The Tide Light Rail

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Trolly Pub Norfolk

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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Push Comedy Theater

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The Perry Pavilion

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Pelican’s Nest Marina

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Willoughby Boat Ramp

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Ocean View Fishing Pier

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Mermaid Factory

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Sarah Constant Beach Park

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The Generic Theater

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Town Point Park

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Scope Arena

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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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Poplar Hall Park Disc Golf Course

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Community Beach Park

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Town Point Club

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Chandler Recital Hall

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Homage Hall

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The Attucks Theatre

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Sail Nauticus

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Virginia Arts Festival

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Meet@319

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Virginia Stage Company

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F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

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One Eleven Art Gallery & Studios

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Gallerie Ukwensi

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Harrison Opera House

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Norfolk International Airport

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Old Dominion University

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Ocean View Beach Park

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Bay Point Marina

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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East Beach Marina

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First Baptist Church

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Color Me Mine

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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The Venue on 35th

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Virginia Symphony

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ArtGallery

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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Chrysler Hall

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East Ocean View Recreation Center

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The Cannonball Trail

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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Monticello Arcade

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Lone Sailor Statue

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Latitude Climbing + Fitness

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Northside Park

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Waterside District

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Cutty Sark Marina

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Ocean View Station Museum

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Hurrah Players

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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Elmwood Cemetery

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Norfolk Airport Conference Center

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Little Theatre of Norfolk

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Waterside Marina

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d’Art Center

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Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

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Goode Theatre

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Blue Ridge Excursions

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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The Harbor Gallery

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Virginia Opera

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Harbor Park

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Thank You Gallery

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Christ & St. Luke’s 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.

Monastery Restaurant

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Norfolk Taphouse

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Elliot’s Fair Grounds

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Perfectly Frank

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Surf Rider East Beach

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Uno Pizzeria & Grill

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WHERE TO STAY

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

Candlewood Suites Norfolk Airport

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Tru by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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Best Western Center Inn

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Norfolk Airport

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Motel 6 Ocean View

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Econo Lodge Military Circle

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America’s Best Value Inn

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Econo Lodge Airport

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Ramada Limited 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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Days Inn by Wyndham, Military Circle

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Hilton Norfolk The Main

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Norfolk Airport

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Ocean View Inn

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport

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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Airport

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Econo Lodge Little Creek

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Delta Hotels By Marriott Norfolk Airport

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Norfolk VA Beach

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Four Eleven York

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Hampton Inn Norfolk Naval Base

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

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Express Inn East Ocean View

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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Hampton Inn & Suites Norfolk-Airport

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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Econo Lodge Naval Station Norfolk

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Rodeway Inn

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InTown Suites

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Springhill Suites Norfolk Old Dominion University

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Super 8 Ocean View

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Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Best Western Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

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