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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!

Norfolk Tour Company

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African American History in Norfolk

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Learn to Sail

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Seafood in the City

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Shop Like a Local

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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Outdoor Firepits

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Weekend Away

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Multicultural Experiences in Norfolk

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LGBTQ+ Things To Do In Norfolk

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Sports in Norfolk

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Coffee and Desserts

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Admirals Hockey

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Cruise Information

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History in Norfolk

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Marinas

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Family Time in Norfolk

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Open Late

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Fine Dining

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Bikeable Norfolk

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Harbor Cruises

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Cuisine and Cocktails in Norfolk

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Shopping in Norfolk

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Norfolk Tides Baseball

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Arts and Entertainment in Norfolk

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Group Packages

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Outdoor Dining

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Wine and Wineries

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Performing Arts

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Live Music

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Museums

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Nightlife 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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Cooking Class with Syd Meers

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Sep012024

Early Days: Indigenous Art from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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Sep302024

Tides Baseball Games 2024

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Jun182024

ADP Corporate 5K

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Jun192024

EdTalk: Black Cloud Rising

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Jun232024

Hampton Roads PrideFest

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Nov152024

NEW: Norfolk Farmers Market at Monticello

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Jun232024

Rescheduled: AJR The Maybe Man Tour

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Jun282024

Blackberry Smoke at NorVa

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Jun292024

Vegan Health and Wellness Expo: Summer Edition

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Jun292024

Adventure Begins at Your Local Library Magic Show

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Jun302024

Nauticus 30th Anniversary

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The Latest

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

Norfolk Juneteenth Events

When Juneteenth became officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, it marked a pivotal moment in African…
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Romantic Getaway to Norfolk

Escape to Norfolk for a romantic getaway to experience waterfront sunsets, unforgettable cuisine and friendly…
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Unique Wedding Venues in Norfolk

Choosing where to say, “I do” is one of the first and most important decisions for planning a…
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Your Complete Norfolk, VA Spring Bucket List

Spring in Norfolk is a downright magical time. Trees throughout the city are…
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7 Ways to Achieve Your Professional Wellness Goals in Norfolk

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History of Norfolk’s Attucks Theatre

Originally known as the “Apollo of the South,” the Attucks Theatre is a historical icon in…
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Attractions

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

Norfolk State University Planetarium

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Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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Scope Arena

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Town Point Park

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Hurrah Players

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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Naval Station Norfolk

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The Attucks Theatre

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Windows on History

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Trail of Honor

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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The Perry Pavilion

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Virginia Arts Festival

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Slover Library

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Mariner IV

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TowneBank Building

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First Baptist Church

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Carrie B Showboat

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Blue Ridge Excursions

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Virginia Symphony

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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Waterside Marina

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Battleship Wisconsin

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Offsite Gallery

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Monticello Arcade

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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The NorVa

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City Cruises Norfolk

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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

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Elmwood Cemetery

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Chrysler Hall

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Lime Electric Scooter

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MacArthur Memorial

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Harbor Park

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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The Generic Theater

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Town Point Club

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Waterside District

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Festivals of Festevents

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Wells Theatre

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Martin Luther King Monument

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Meet@319

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Lone Sailor Statue

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Norfolk State University

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The Tide Light Rail

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TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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End of Massive Resistance Wall

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The Cannonball Trail

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Schooner Virginia

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Mosaic Steel Orchestra

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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Assembly

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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Virginia Opera

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Virginia Stage Company

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Sail Nauticus

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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Myers House

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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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.

Rama Garden

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Hell’s Kitchen

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Syd’s Fish Pig Cafe

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Town Point Club

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Dong Tay

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Fruitive Downtown

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WHERE TO STAY

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

Hilton Norfolk The Main

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

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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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