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Our blog, written and curated by VisitNorfolk staff, connects you to our city through a locals perspective of all the hidden gems, main attractions and the greatest places to devour food.

Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Norfolk

28 September 2022
The spookiest time of year is approaching. While many look forward to a fun fright or even a serious scare, folks with little ones may be on the prowl for some less shocking Halloween shenanigans. Not to fear (no, really, don’t be afraid);…
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Norfolk Restaurants with Great Hard Cider Selections

28 September 2022
One of our favorite things about autumn is the amazing lineup of fall flavors at Norfolk’s breweries. There’s the Pumpkin Spiced Latte Ale at COVA Brewing Co., Outta Yer Gourd pumpkin ale from Smartmouth Brewing Co. and…
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Haunted Norfolk

28 September 2022
Norfolk traces its tales back to the early 17th century, soon after the first English settlers arrived in the new world. Since then, the city has seen its fair share of history (and even some haunts too). Want to learn about some of Norfolk’s eerie legends? Read about some below, and then get…
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Rooftop Dining in Norfolk

28 September 2022
There’s something quite magical about a rooftop dining experience. There’s the unique chance to escape the city’s hustle and bustle while very much being in the midst of it all. There’s the exclusive feeling of rising to the same level as skyscrapers and seagulls. Most…
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5 Reasons to Visit Ocean View in Autumn

27 September 2022
There’s almost nothing better than visiting Norfolk’s beaches on a hot summer day—except, perhaps, visiting those same beaches during fall. When the autumn season rolls around, Norfolk’s beachy neighborhood of Ocean View transforms into a blissful…
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Girlfriend Getaway to Norfolk

27 September 2022
There’s nothing like gathering your best group of girlfriends and making memories together in a fantastic destination. In friendships and in travel, your vibe attracts your tribe, and Norfolk’s vibe is one you’ll definitely be attracted to. We’ve got places to wine and…
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News

Need more trip inspiration? See below for all the top publications that are boasting about Norfolk!

17 Best Beaches in Virginia To Visit

30 August 2022Learn More

How To Spend a Perfect Weekend In Norfolk, Virginia

23 August 2022Learn More

Best Seafood Restaurants in Virginia

22 August 2022Learn More

From Doggie Reiki to Bark Butlers, These Are the 29 Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in the U.S.

19 August 2022Learn More

20 Great Romantic Hotels and Inns in Virginia

12 August 2022Learn More

5 Weekend Trips That Will Get Your Kids Excited About Learning

11 August 2022Learn More

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: Sports Edition

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Full Steam Ahead

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Sips and Giggles

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Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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Virginia International Tattoo

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Historic Garden Week

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Plaids and Stripes

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Out on the Coast

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Finer Things In Life

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Explore the Bay

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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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Norfolk Harborfest

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Bands and Battleships

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Must Seas: History Edition

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Must Seas: Being on the Water Edition

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Must Seas: Arts & Entertainment Edition

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Must Seas: Staycation Edition

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Must Seas: Group Tour Edition

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Must Seas: Vacation Edition

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Norfolk Coloring Sheet

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Must Seas: Family Time Edition

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Must Seas: Perfect Dates Edition

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Must Seas: Cuisine & Cocktails Edition

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Must Seas: Multicultural Edition

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Must Seas: Shopping Edition

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Must Seas: LGBTQ+ Edition

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Must Seas: Outdoor Recreation Edition

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Must Seas: Nightlife Edition

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Must Seas: Quick Getaway Edition

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City Guide

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