Things to Do in Norfolk VA.

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

Visitors can learn to sail, kayak, play a round of golf or hike only minutes from the downtown area. Cruise our beautiful harbor on the tall ship American Rover or tour the city by foot, on bike, or light rail. 

Families traveling with children will find plenty of options for "kids' fun" in Norfolk VA. Along with a wide variety of water sports, you will find interactive fun both indoors & out at places like the Virginia Zoo, Norfolk Botanical Garden and Nauticus, to name a few!


Frequently asked questions about things to do in Norfolk, VA:

What is Norfolk, VA known for?

In the past Norfolk has been known as a Navy town, featuring the world's largest naval base. But recently its food and art scene has exploded, creating an eclectic, vibrant and urban city along Virginia's historic waterways.

What are some kid-friendly things to do in Norfolk, VA? 

From sun up to sun down – there’s so much for your kids to do and see 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. Let your inner child explore everything that Norfolk has to offer!

Top Things to Do with Kids in Norfolk, VA

What is there to do in Norfolk, VA for free? 

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. Watch a live glass blowing demonstration at the Chrysler Museum's Glass Studio or discover Norfolk's rich history as you walk along the Cannonball Trail.

Free Things to Do in Norfolk, VA

What are the best things to do outdoors right now in Norfolk, VA?

Norfolk has an abundance of outdoor activities, from simply dining outdoors to exploring our 144 miles of shoreline. Explore the numerous pieces of public art or hop on the Elizabeth River Trail for a bike ride. The options are endless!

Best Outdoor Things to Do in Norfolk, VA

What is there to do in Norfolk, VA today?

It's four seasons of fun in Norfolk with exciting celebrations all year long. There is never a dull moment in Norfolk, attend a  live performance, snack at a food truck, cheer on the team at a sports games and so much more.  

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