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!

May172024
Jun022024

Indecent

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Apr132024
Jan052025

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: PICTURING MARITIME CULTURE IN HAMPTON ROADS

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May232024

Patriotic Festival presents Warren Zeiders

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May082024
Oct312024

Summer Market at Afterglow

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Apr112024
Sep302024

Tides Baseball Games 2024

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May242024

Trail Beautification Days at ERT

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May242024
May262024

Patriotic Festival

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May172024
Jun022024

Indecent

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May242024

Kountry Wayne The King of Hearts Tour

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May242024

Reservoir Dogs (Flashback Friday at the Naro)

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May242024
Oct062024

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

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May252024

Delectable Brunch Opening Reception

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May252024

Toddler Yoga

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May252024

ERT Botanical Bike Tour

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May252024

Bird Butts, Boats and Biomimicry with Becky!

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May252024

The Veil Vintage Market

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Mar032024
Dec012024

Sunday Dog Day

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May262024

Zac Brown Band

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May262024

Garden Party

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May262024
Sep012024

Big Bands on the Bay Summer Concert Series 2024

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Apr152024
Apr152025

Tidewater Blues Monday Night Blues Dancing

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Mar152024
Nov152024

Lights Out for Safe Skies

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May302024

Sunsets on the River at The Hermitage

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May302024

Sunsets on the River Concerts at Hermitage

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May302024

Norfolk Kick Back at Grandiflora

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May302024

Adrienne Warren @ 7 Venues

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May312024

Zoo Groves: Jimmy Buffet Tribute

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Jun012024
Sep282024

Farmers Market at the Pagoda

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Jun012024

Historic Theaters: A Downtown Norfolk Walking Tour

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Jun012024

Aoife O’Donovan: Light in the Eastern Sky

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Jun012024
Jun022024

Norfolk Street Food Festival

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Jun022024

Music From The Operas of Anthony Davis

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Jun032024

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson We Who Wrestle With God Tour

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Jun042024

Prenatal

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Jun052024

X Ambassadors at the NorVa

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Jun052024

Joss Stone

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Jun072024

New Moon Market – Pride Edition

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Jun072024
Jun092024

Norfolk Harborfest ’24

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The Latest

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

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There’s More to Alma Thomas Than Colorful Abstractions, an Eclectic Show of the Artist’s Marionettes, Still Lifes, and Other Work Proves

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Angela Blackwell Carter tapped as Norfolk Tourism Foundation’s new director

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Eisenbahn-Nostalgie in der Hauptstadtregion der USA

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Attractions

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

Homage Hall

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The Harbor Gallery

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Virginia Opera

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Meet@319

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Bay Point Marina

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End of Massive Resistance Wall

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Chrysler Hall

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Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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Elite European Day Spa

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Electrified Marina

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Virginia Arts Festival

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Monticello Arcade

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Savarnas

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Virginia Stage Company

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MacArthur Memorial

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Letoile Day Spa

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The Wave

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Town Point Club

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Mariner IV

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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The Generic Theater

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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Schooner Virginia

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Poplar Hall Park Disc Golf Course

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Thank You Gallery

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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Northside Park

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

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Plum Point Park

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Assembly

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First Baptist Church

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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Carrie B Showboat

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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d’Art Center

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Town Point Park

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Kate Thomas Art

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Pretlow Planetarium

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Waterside District

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Brock Commons

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Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Norfolk Kayak Rentals

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Harrison Opera House

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Chandler Recital Hall

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Arthur & Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Sail Virginia

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Historic Martin Mansion

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Ocean View Golf Course

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Color Me Mine

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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Slover Library

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Little Creek Marina

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Norfolk Airport Conference Center

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Fort Norfolk

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City Cruises Norfolk

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One Eleven Art Gallery & Studios

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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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The Cannonball Trail

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The Tide Light Rail

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Lime Electric Scooter

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Lotus Day Spa

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Willoughby Harbor Marina

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Willoughby Boat Ramp

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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The Naro Expanded Cinema

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Naval Station Norfolk

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Yours Truly Picnics

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Latitude Climbing + Fitness

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Ocean View Beach Park

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Mermaid Factory

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Lone Sailor Statue

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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Offsite Gallery

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Elmwood Cemetery

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Norfolk International Airport

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Blue Ridge Excursions

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Sarah Constant Beach Park

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Torch Yoga + Cycle

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Little Theatre of Norfolk

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Old Dominion University

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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Virginia Zoo

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Haven Creek Boat Ramp

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Windows on History

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The Perry Pavilion

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Pinot’s Palette

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The Venue on 35th

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East Ocean View Recreation Center

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TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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

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Myers House

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Ocean View Fishing Pier

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Cobb’s Marina

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Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Gallery 21

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Sail Nauticus

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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Chartway Arena

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Harbor Park

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Festivals of Festevents

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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Virginia Symphony

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Hurrah Players

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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The NEON House

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Norfolk State University

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Norfolk Boxing Center

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VR64

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Trail of Honor

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Board & Brush

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Goode Theatre

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Community Beach Park

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Old Dominion University Theatre

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Changes Day Spa

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Wells Theatre

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Ocean View Station Museum

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TowneBank Building

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Battleship Wisconsin

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Pelican’s Nest Marina

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Cutty Sark Marina

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Barry Art Museum

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Enrich Spa

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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The Attucks Theatre

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Mosaic Steel Orchestra

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Send it Climbing

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Waterside Marina

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Gallerie Ukwensi

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Get Well Soon

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Push Comedy Theater

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The NorVa

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Elizabeth River Trail

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East Beach Marina

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All Hands Pottery Studio

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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Scope Arena

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Martin Luther King Monument

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Float Norfolk

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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.

Bold Mariner Brewing Company

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Canvas Social Cuisine

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Pownd Cakes by Jen

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Blanca Food + Wine

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Zeke’s Beans & Bowls

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Strawberry Fields Smoothies & Gelato

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WHERE TO STAY

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

Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

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Four Eleven York

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Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

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Best Western Center Inn

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Hampton Inn & Suites Norfolk-Airport

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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Best Western Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

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America’s Best Value Inn

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Ocean View Inn

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Norfolk VA Beach

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Ramada Limited Norfolk Airport

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Springhill Suites Norfolk Old Dominion University

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Rodeway Inn

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Delta Hotels By Marriott Norfolk Airport

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Days Inn by Wyndham, Military Circle

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Quality Suites at Lake Wright – Norfolk Airport

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport

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Econo Lodge Airport

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Hampton Inn Norfolk Naval Base

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Sleep Inn at Lake Wright – Norfolk Airport

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Norfolk Airport

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Econo Lodge Little Creek

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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Candlewood Suites Norfolk Airport

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Econo Lodge Naval Station Norfolk

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Express Inn East Ocean View

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Motel 6 Ocean View

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Norfolk Airport

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Hilton Norfolk The Main

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Super 8 Ocean View

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Econo Lodge Military Circle

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Tru by Hilton Norfolk Airport

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Airport

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InTown Suites

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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