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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!

LGBTQ+ Things To Do In Norfolk

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Seafood in the City

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Bikeable Norfolk

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Outdoor Dining

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Cuisine and Cocktails in Norfolk

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Fine Dining

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Museums

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Admirals Hockey

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Weekend Away

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Arts and Entertainment in Norfolk

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Shop Like a Local

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Outdoor Firepits

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Learn to Sail

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Marinas

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Live Music

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Norfolk Tides Baseball

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Cruise Information

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Coffee and Desserts

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Open Late

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African American History in Norfolk

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Nightlife in Norfolk

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Performing Arts

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Shopping in Norfolk

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Wine and Wineries

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Multicultural Experiences in Norfolk

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Group Packages

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History in Norfolk

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Family Time in Norfolk

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Sports in Norfolk

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Harbor Cruises

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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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Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm

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The Three Musketeers

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Norfolk Admirals 2023-2024 Schedule

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Girl’s Night Out

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Carmina Burana

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Church Street Jazz Series presents Alex Bugnon

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Carmina Burana

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2024 MEAC Basketball Tournament

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What Happened to RNB?

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Wanda Sykes Please and Thank You Tour

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Shamrocks and Shenanigans

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THE LOX

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The Latest

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

Take the Amtrak to Norfolk, VA

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Your Complete Norfolk, VA Spring Bucket List

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the City With Bite Lover

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Best Things to Do Indoors in Norfolk, VA

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Best Healthy Restaurants in Norfolk, VA

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Catered Lunch Options in Norfolk

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Attractions

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

Freemason Street Baptist Church

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Harbor Park

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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Waterside Marina

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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The NorVa

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Chrysler Hall

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Slover Library

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Martin Luther King Monument

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Virginia Opera

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Virginia Symphony

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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The Tide Light Rail

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Town Point Park

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

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Mosaic Steel Orchestra

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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The Perry Pavilion

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Blue Ridge Excursions

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Norfolk State University

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The Cannonball Trail

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Festivals of Festevents

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Hurrah Players

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Town Point Club

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Lone Sailor Statue

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Wells Theatre

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City Cruises Norfolk

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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Lime Electric Scooter

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Assembly

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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Mariner IV

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The Generic Theater

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Meet@319

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Battleship Wisconsin

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Virginia Arts Festival

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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Monticello Arcade

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Trolley Pub Norfolk

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Virginia Stage Company

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Trail of Honor

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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MacArthur Memorial

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End of Massive Resistance Wall

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Elmwood Cemetery

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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First Baptist Church

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Windows on History

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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Sail Nauticus

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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The Attucks Theatre

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Myers House

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TowneBank Building

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Schooner Virginia

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Naval Station Norfolk

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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Waterside District

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TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Carrie B Showboat

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Scope Arena

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Offsite Gallery

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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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.

Choongman Chicken Norfolk

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Fruitive Downtown

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Selden Market

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Rama Garden

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Hits at the Park

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Baxters Sports Lounge

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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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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Courtyard 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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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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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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