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PLAN YOUR Stay-Cation

Are you a long-time local to the 757? Or maybe new to Norfolk and looking to play tourist for a bit? Either way, Norfolk is filled with activities that will break you out of your everyday routine and have you feeling like you’ve escaped on a small getaway.

Bikeable Norfolk

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Water Sport Rentals

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Wine and Wineries

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Brew Norfolk

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Outdoor Dining

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Norfolk’s Top BBQ Joints

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Seafood in the City

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Fishing

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Marinas

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Shop Like a Local

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Learn to Sail

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Harbor Cruises

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Performing Arts

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Local Eats in Ocean View / East Beach

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Things to Do in Ocean View / East Beach

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Shopping in Norfolk

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Sports in Norfolk

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Nightlife in Norfolk

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LGBTQ+ Things To Do In Norfolk

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Multicultural Experiences in Norfolk

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History in Norfolk

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Family Time in Norfolk

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Arts and Entertainment in Norfolk

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Cuisine and Cocktails in Norfolk

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Coffee and Desserts

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Yours Truly Picnics

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Golf Courses

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Virginia International Tattoo Itinerary

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Norfolk Greek Festival

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Virginia CaribFest

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Bayou Bon Vivant

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Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

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Our Beaches

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Open Late

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Museums

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African American History in Norfolk

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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Admirals Hockey

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Norfolk Tides Baseball

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Slover Library

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Mermaid Factory

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Virginia Zoo

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Live Music

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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WHY NORFOLK?

7 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Norfolk, VA

With 144 miles of shoreline waiting to be explored, with the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean and countless rivers in our backyard, you’re never far from the water in Norfolk.
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Downtown Norfolk Itinerary

Downtown Norfolk is the perfect destination for a fun-filled weekend. It’s filled with never-ending historic sites, attractions, the waterfront, tours and endless places to munch and mingle.
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Top Things to Do With Kids in Norfolk, VA

Set sail aboard the American Rover, get wild at the Virginia Zoo or even learn something new at the enchanting Slover Library.
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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.

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Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Attucks Jazz Club

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Yappy Hour

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Girl’s Night Out

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Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

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Community Market on Monarch

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Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in the city.

Haunted Norfolk

Norfolk traces its tales back to the early 17th century, soon after the first English settlers arrived in the new world. Since then…
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Down by the Bay: The Perfect Weekend in Norfolk

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Date Night on Colley Avenue

Whether this is your first date or date 100, here are some inspiring ideas for you to make it that much sweeter…
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Spectacular Things Do To In Norfolk Virginia With Kids

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A Norfolk, Virginia Getaway

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Norfolk Getaway: Fantastic Things to Do in Norfolk VA

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8 Travel Brands Getting It Right Around Health & Safety Messaging

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Best Holiday Light Displays Across the U.S.

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Resources

Hotels

Norfolk offers options for every preference and budget, from downtown high-rise hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts, and everything in between.
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Transportation

Travel to Norfolk by plane, train, car or even by boat! Check out our Transportation page for all the details on getting here, and getting around.
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Visitors Center

As locals ourselves, we will be sure to provide you with the latest and greatest recommendations for the best cuisine, attractions, shopping and tours our city has to offer.
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Guides & Itineraries

Looking for a little help or inspiration? Use Norfolk’s curated city guides and itineraries to get the most out of your time in our city.

Must Seas: Staycation Edition

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Civil War Sites in Norfolk

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Tales by Rails Guide

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Norfolk Rack Card

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Waterways to Freedom

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Norfolk’s Cannonball Trail

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Armed Forces Memorial Guide

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City Guide

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