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Downtown Norfolk

Norfolk’s walkable, waterfront downtown is the urban hub of the city full of shopping, entertainment, restaurants and excitement!

Admirals Hockey

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Virginia International Tattoo Itinerary

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Performing Arts

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Water Sport Rentals

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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Bikeable Norfolk

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Hampton Roads Pride

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Cuisine and Cocktails in Norfolk

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Outdoor Dining

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Pride Fest

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Weekend Away

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Family Time in Norfolk

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Harborfest

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Bayou Bon Vivant

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Museums

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Wine and Wineries

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Multicultural Experiences in Norfolk

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Harbor Cruises

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Brew Norfolk

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Norfolk’s Holiday Gift Guide

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History in Norfolk

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Virginia CaribFest

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LGBTQ+ Things To Do In Norfolk

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Nightlife in Norfolk

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Learn to Sail

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Fishing

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Virginia Zoo

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African American History in Norfolk

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Shopping in Norfolk

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Shop Like a Local

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Cruise Information

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Norfolk’s Top BBQ Joints

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Seafood in the City

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Norfolk Tides Baseball

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Group Packages

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Arts and Entertainment in Norfolk

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Coffee and Desserts

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Open Late

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Marinas

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Slover Library

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Sports in Norfolk

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Events

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

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Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?

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School Girls: or the African Mean Girls Play

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THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Glassmaking Demo

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Festevents Great American Fireworks

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Norfolk’s 4th of July Fireworks Aboard the Victory Rover

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Yappy Hour

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Girl’s Night Out

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SPRING-SUMMER FUN THURSDAYS

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Hot Glass: Candy Dish

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Stained Glass: Suncatcher

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Miller Lite Hot Country Nights with Niko Moon

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The Latest

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

Best Oyster Restaurants in Norfolk

There’s nothing like gathering around a plate of freshly-shucked oysters. Virginia is home to eight…
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LGBTQ+ Norfolk Weekend Getaway

Recently named among the top 10 friendliest cities in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler , Norfolk is a…
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New Year, New Experiences

As we prepare to enter the new year of 2022, we begin to ponder on how we want to spend the next 365 days and what…
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Must-See Outdoor Public Art in Norfolk, VA

Norfolk’s public art not only distinguishes us from other cities, but also brings…
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Cozy Outdoor Dining with Heaters in Norfolk

We’re not letting the cold stop us this year! Embrace the chill in the air and…
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Valentine’s Day in Norfolk 2021

It’s the sweetest time of year and we’re here to make sure you know the ins and outs of how to…
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Attractions

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

The Attucks Theatre

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Slover Library

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Virginia Arts Festival

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TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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Schooner Virginia

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Sail Nauticus

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Mariner IV

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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Lone Sailor Statue

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Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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The Cannonball Trail

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Virginia Symphony

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Scope Arena

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Lime Electric Scooter

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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Windows on History

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Wells Theatre

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Monticello Arcade

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The Tide Light Rail

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Festivals of Festevents

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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Moses Myers House

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Elmwood Cemetery

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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The NorVa

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The Perry Pavilion

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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Trolly Pub Norfolk

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The Generic Theater

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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Harbor Park

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Waterside District

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Chrysler Hall

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Virginia Stage Company

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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MacArthur Memorial

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Virginia Opera

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Town Point Club

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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Meet@319

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Trail of Honor

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Norfolk Police Museum and Norfolk Fire-Rescue Museum

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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Armed Forces Memorial

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

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Norfolk State University

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The NEON House

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Hurrah Players

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Martin Luther King Monument

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TowneBank Building

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Battleship Wisconsin

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Town Point Park

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Offsite Gallery

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Waterside Marina

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Carrie B Showboat

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First Baptist 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.

Saffron Indian Bistro

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Pokey

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Famous Uncle Al’s

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Baxters Sports Lounge

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219 Bistro

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Hair of the Dog Downtown

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WHERE TO STAY

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

Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Hilton Norfolk The Main

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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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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