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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.

2022 December Events

22 November 2022
December is here and brings a bunch of holiday cheer to Norfolk! Check out these events and more. the effect Now Through December 4 GENERIC THEATER Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect…
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Norfolk’s Mermaid Market Holiday Gift Guide

17 November 2022
Shopping in the Mermaid City is always a treat, especially during the holidays. During your next visit, be sure to stop by our very own Mermaid Market, located in our Visitors Center at 232 E Main St., Norfolk. We’ve got a great representation…
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2022 Veterans Day Events in Norfolk

07 November 2022
City of Norfolk Annual Veterans Day Ceremony MacArthur Memorial November 11 A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the memorial rotunda. Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander will provide remarks. The featured speaker is Admiral Daryl Caudle…
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STEAM Field Trip Ideas for Student Groups

03 November 2022
Looking to apply the concepts of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) into an educational opportunity using real-life exploration? Norfolk has just what your student group is looking for in terms of fascinating, hands-on…
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Holiday Attractions in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Richmond

03 November 2022
Looking for some festive holiday attractions and activities for group tours? We’ve got you covered. Come share the glow of the season and experience millions of lights and holiday events from Virginia’s capital…
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Norfolk’s Best Holiday Attractions

01 November 2022
The holiday season is here, and with it brings a whole host of fun activities! Norfolk is known for its unique holiday events, from dazzling light displays to parades on both the streets and water. Here are some unique activities and events to spice up your…
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News

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

25 Best Things to Do in Virginia

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Norfolk is Virginia’s Most Underrated Urban Destination for Nature Lovers

24 October 2022Learn More

New Holiday Marina Experience Highlights Winterfest on the Wisconsin

20 October 2022Learn More

29 Best Weekend Getaways in Virginia—Quick Trips!

03 October 2022Learn More

Best Beer Bars (2022)

01 October 2022Learn More

20 Fall Exhibitions & Art Shows to Explore

29 September 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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Must Seas: Nightlife Edition

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Armed Forces Memorial Guide

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Norfolk’s Cannonball Trail

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Waterways to Freedom

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Norfolk Rack Card

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Tales by Rails Guide

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Civil War Sites in Norfolk

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Virginia International Tattoo

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Must Seas: Cuisine & Cocktails Edition

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Must Seas: Quick Getaway Edition

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Must Seas: Outdoor Recreation Edition

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Must Seas: History Edition

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Must Seas: LGBTQ+ Edition

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Must Seas: Shopping Edition

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Must Seas: Multicultural Edition

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Must Seas: Perfect Dates Edition

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Must Seas: Being on the Water Edition

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Must Seas: Family Time Edition

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Norfolk Coloring Sheet

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Must Seas: Vacation Edition

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Must Seas: Staycation Edition

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Must Seas: Arts & Entertainment Edition

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City Guide

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Wine and Wineries

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