our neighborhoods

Ghent

Ghent is filled with character, culture and delicious cuisine — not to mention tons of eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries and antique stores.

Open Late

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Weekend Away

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Fishing

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African American History in Norfolk

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Norfolk’s Top BBQ Joints

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Shop Like a Local

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Nightlife in Norfolk

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Pride Fest

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Brew Norfolk

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Arts and Entertainment in Norfolk

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Hampton Roads Pride

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Family Time in Norfolk

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Outdoor Dining

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Water Sport Rentals

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Marinas

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Group Packages

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History in Norfolk

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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Museums

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Learn to Sail

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Norfolk’s Holiday Gift Guide

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Bikeable Norfolk

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Cuisine and Cocktails in Norfolk

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Sports in Norfolk

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Mermaid Factory

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Coffee and Desserts

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Multicultural Experiences in Norfolk

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LGBTQ+ Things To Do In Norfolk

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Virginia Zoo

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Performing Arts

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Seafood in the City

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Wine and Wineries

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Shopping in Norfolk

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Events

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

Jan282022
Jun262022

Exhibit – Hew Locke: The Ghostly Tourists

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Jan152022
Jul172022

Exhibit – The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk

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May282022

Church St. Jazz – Norman Brown

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Apr042022
May292022

Exhibit – FloodZone: Photographs by Anastasia Samoylova

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Apr042022
May292022

Exhibit – Waters Rising: A View From Our Backyard

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Apr172022
Sep182022

Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood.

The Ultimate Guide to Seafood in Norfolk

From the Chesapeake Bay to the Elizabeth River, Norfolk is surrounded by water – we have…
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Best Wings in Norfolk

On a normal day we would suggest A.W. Shucks for their seafood and raw bar, but today we’re going to persuade you to try…
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8 Best Outdoor Meeting Venues in Norfolk, VA

Norfolk’s outdoor venues have always been a part of our city’s appeal, but now…
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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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Attractions

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

Mermaid Factory

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Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Historic Martin Mansion

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Norfolk Tour Company

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The Harbor Gallery

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Gallerie Ukwensi

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Gallery 21

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Thank You Gallery

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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The Naro Expanded Cinema

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Fort Norfolk

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Latitude Climbing + Fitness

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Restaurants

They call Norfolk, “The City With Bite.” Find out why by trying a couple of these places while in Ghent.

Jessy’s Taco Bistro

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The Public House

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Bangkok Garden

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Strawberry Fields Smoothies & Gelato

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Dragon City

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Koshi

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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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