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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! 

Yours Truly Picnics

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Performing Arts

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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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Bikeable Norfolk

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Norfolk’s Holiday Gift Guide

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Shop Like a Local

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Learn to Sail

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Live Music

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Water Sport Rentals

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Harbor Cruises

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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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Museums

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Virginia Zoo

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Virginia International Tattoo Itinerary

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Weekend Away

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Latino Music Festival

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Norfolk Greek Festival

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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 Waterfront Jazz Festival

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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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Harborfest

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Cruise Information

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Golf Courses

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Open Late

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Pride Fest

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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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Mermaid Factory

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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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.

Apr042022
Oct142022

Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Jul042022

Norfolk’s 4th of July Fireworks Aboard the Victory Rover

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Mar182022
Jul312022

Exhibit – Hirata Gôyô: The Birth of the Japanese Art Doll

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Jul042022

Festevents Great American Fireworks

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Jan152022
Jul172022

Exhibit – The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk

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Apr042022
Jul312022

Exhibit – Motion / Emotion : Exploring Affect From Automata to Robots

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Jul042022

July 4th Fireworks Cruise

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Apr212022
Nov172022

Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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May012022
Jan012023

Exhibit – Love of Alexander

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Jun182022
Oct092022

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?

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Apr152022
Aug282022

Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Apr172022
Sep182022

Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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May012022
Jan012023

THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Mar242022
Aug142022

The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah Pointers

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Apr152022
Aug282022

M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Jun142022
Jul192022

Sunset Kayaking

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May242022
Dec272022

COVA Trivia Night

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Mar302022
Nov302022

Yappy Hour

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May182022
Dec212022

Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia Live

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May192022
Aug112022

Sunsets on the River

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Apr052022
Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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Jun022022
Aug252022

SPRING-SUMMER FUN THURSDAYS

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Jun172022
Aug192022

Family Twilight Trek

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May272022
Jul292022

Fairy & Gnome Summer Homes

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Jul012022
Jul232022

School Girls: or the African Mean Girls Play

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May072022
Aug062022

Colley Avenue Summer Concert Series

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Apr042022
Mar302024

Community Market on Monarch

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Jul092022
Jul242022

Hot Glass: Candy Dish

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May072022
Mar022024

Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Jul092022

Stained Glass: Suncatcher

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May212022
Oct152022

COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoats

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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Jul032022
Dec042022

First Sundays Reggae Brunch

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Jul102022

Avatar

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May222022
Sep042022

SLOW-MO SUNDAYS

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Jul122022
Jul172022

Norfolk Tides vs. Worcester

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Jul162022

Miller Lite Hot Country Nights with Niko Moon

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The Latest

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

Things to Do in Ocean View and East Beach

Did you know that Norfolk has its very own sandy beach? The areas of Ocean View and East…
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Doumar’s Cones and Barbecue

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Go There: A Magical Weekend In Norfolk, VA

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Downtown Norfolk Is A Great Place To Live And Work

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Take the Amtrak to Norfolk, VA

Did you know that Norfolk has an Amtrak station that resides downtown near our baseball stadium, Harbor…
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Norfolk Celebrates Black History Month

Norfolk’s melting pot culture is what has shaped the city to what it is today and the…
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Irish Madness: A Local’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

From a 53-year-old (and counting) parade that excited the whole city…
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Best Places To Travel In April 2020

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Guides & Itineraries

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

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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