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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! 

Bikeable Norfolk

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Water Sport Rentals

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Coffee and Desserts

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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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Public Arts and Galleries

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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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Performing Arts

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Museums

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Norfolk Greek Festival

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Cruise Information

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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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Virginia CaribFest

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Bayou Bon Vivant

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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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Group Packages

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Weekend Away

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Golf Courses

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Live Music

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Open Late

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Hampton Roads Pride

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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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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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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.

Aug302022
Dec172022

ALLiGATOR HELLHOUND

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Oct212022
Jan142023

Norfolk Admirals Schedule

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May012022
Jan012023

Exhibit – Love of Alexander

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Oct052022
Dec302022

Perry Glass Studio Schedule

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Oct052022
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MacArthur Center Events

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Jul282022
May212023

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

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Nov152022
Dec262022

Elf Door Discovery

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Oct192022
Dec282022

Yappy Hour at Waterside District

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Nov112022
Jan012023

Garden of Lights at Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Oct202022
Feb122023

NEON Art Tours

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Nov092022
Jan012023

Nauticus’ WinterFest on the Wisconsin

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Nov192022
Jan012023

Miracle Pop-Up!

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Aug302022
Dec312022

Rhonda Holy Bear: Artist and Story-Keeper

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Oct132022
Dec132022

Neighbors: Selected Works by Glen McClure

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May242022
Dec272022

COVA Trivia Night

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Oct072022
Jan082023

Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

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Aug122022
Jan222023

To See a World in a Grain of Sand

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Dec012022
Dec242022

Holiday Train Exhibit at Selden Market

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Dec032022
Feb122023

NEON Art Tour

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Nov302022
Dec312022

A Merry Little Christmas Carol

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May012022
Jan012023

THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Dec012022
Dec152022

YOGA at d’Art Center!

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May182022
Dec212022

Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia Live

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Dec082022
Dec182022

The Twelve Dates of Christmas

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Apr052022
Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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Dec092022

Holiday Pops!

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May072022
Mar022024

Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Dec102022

Silversun Pickups

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Apr042022
Mar302024

Community Market on Monarch

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Dec102022

Krampusnacht

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Dec102022

12 Bars of Christmas Crawl® – Norfolk

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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Dec112022

A TRADOC Holiday 2022

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Dec122022

Vienna Boys Choir

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Dec132022
Dec142022

Paw Patrol Live!

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Dec142022

The Front Bottoms

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Dec152022

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

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Dec162022

Jeezy

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Dec162022
Dec182022

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Dec162022

Titty Titty Bang Bang

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Dec172022

A Jazzy Christmas

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Dec172022

“A Caribbean Green Christmas” 15th Annual Holiday

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Dec172022

The Messiah

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Dec172022

Turnover

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Dec202022

Sleeping Beauty

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The Latest

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

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Hotel Check: Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection

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10 New Marriott Bonvoy Properties for When You Return to Travel

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Meet the Chefs of Luna Maya, Karla and Vivian Montano

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Every State’s Hidden Gem Travel Destination

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Destinations Team Up for Tourism Recovery

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Guides & Itineraries

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

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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