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Norfolk VA is home to intriguing historical attractions, world-class museums, delicious restaurants, and unique retail shops. Visitors will find it easy to reach all that Norfolk VA has to offer; most places are within a short walking distance, car or train ride! 

Fine Dining

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Local Eats in Ocean View / East Beach

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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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Water Sport Rentals

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Harbor Cruises

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Things to Do in Ocean View / East Beach

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Brew Norfolk

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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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Outdoor Dining

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Wine and Wineries

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Bikeable Norfolk

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Golf Courses

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Outdoor Firepits

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Perfect Dates In Norfolk

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Our Beaches

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Group Packages

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Weekend Away

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Cruise Information

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Open Late

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Coffee and Desserts

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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African American History in Norfolk

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Admirals Hockey

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Norfolk Tides Baseball

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Live Music

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Museums

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Performing Arts

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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Featured

Celebrate Bike Month in Norfolk

With bike lanes, rentable bikes and bike repair stations through Downtown and the Elizabeth River Trail (ERT), you will find that Norfolk is super bike-friendly.
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Free Things to Do

Sometimes you just want to have a little fun without spending a lot of money. Norfolk has plenty of ways to have a great time for less than a dime.
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It’s Festival Season!

From early spring through mid-winter, Norfolk plays host to a wealth of premier festivals and special events, providing entertaining, culturally enriched experiences for individuals and families alike.
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Events

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

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Indecent

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Patriotic Festival

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Indecent

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Reservoir Dogs (Flashback Friday at the Naro)

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Kountry Wayne The King of Hearts Tour

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Trail Beautification Days at ERT

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Summer Market at Afterglow

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Something Rotten

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Selden After Hours Game Night

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: PICTURING MARITIME CULTURE IN HAMPTON ROADS

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Tides Baseball Games 2024

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Early Days: Indigenous Art from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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An American Abroad: Florence Sloane in Europe, 1920s-1930s

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Blooms and Brews

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ERT Botanical Bike Tour

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Bird Butts, Boats and Biomimicry with Becky!

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Toddler Yoga

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Delectable Brunch Opening Reception

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The Veil Vintage Market

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Garden Party

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Zac Brown Band

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Big Bands on the Bay Summer Concert Series 2024

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Sunday Dog Day

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Tidewater Blues Monday Night Blues Dancing

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Lights Out for Safe Skies

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Adrienne Warren @ 7 Venues

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Sunsets on the River at The Hermitage

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Norfolk Kick Back at Grandiflora

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Sunsets on the River Concerts at Hermitage

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Zoo Groves: Jimmy Buffet Tribute

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Norfolk Street Food Festival

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Historic Theaters: A Downtown Norfolk Walking Tour

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Aoife O’Donovan: Light in the Eastern Sky

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Farmers Market at the Pagoda

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Music From The Operas of Anthony Davis

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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson We Who Wrestle With God Tour

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Prenatal

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X Ambassadors at the NorVa

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Joss Stone

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Norfolk Harborfest ’24

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New Moon Market – Pride Edition

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Domani Harris

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Breaking Down the Binds

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The Latest

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

Norfolk Juneteenth Events

When Juneteenth became officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, it marked a pivotal moment in African…
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Trendy Neighborhood Guide- Hampton Roads

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There’s More to Alma Thomas Than Colorful Abstractions, an Eclectic Show of the Artist’s Marionettes, Still Lifes, and Other Work Proves

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Angela Blackwell Carter tapped as Norfolk Tourism Foundation’s new director

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Eisenbahn-Nostalgie in der Hauptstadtregion der USA

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Norfolk residents and tourists react to updated CDC mask recommendations

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Chrysler Museum receives $225K to explore Black artist’s work in post-independence Nigeria

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Most Walk-Friendly Cities of America

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Guides & Itineraries

Follow us to Norfolk’s best restaurants, attractions and more!

Waterways to Freedom

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Must Seas: Outdoor Recreation Edition

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Armed Forces Memorial Guide

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Norfolk’s Cannonball Trail

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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: Nightlife Edition

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Must Seas: LGBTQ+ Edition

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Must Seas: Sports 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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Must Seas: History Edition

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City Guide

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