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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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Six

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Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm

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THE DAWN IS OURS: AMANDA GORMAN TEXTILES FROM SOUTH AFRICA

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Yoga at Waters Edge Winery

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Norfolk Admirals 2023-2024 Schedule

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Canceled: Bryan Adams So Happy It Hurts Tour 2024

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Gwar

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Sunday Dog Day

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Yoga at Reaver NFK

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Norfolk Flea Market

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Prenatal Yoga

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The Three Musketeers

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Girl’s Night Out

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Madama Butterfly

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30th Annual Shamrockin’ In Ghent

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Church Street Jazz Series presents Alex Bugnon

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Regency Masquerade Ball for Preservation

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Carmina Burana

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Carmina Burana

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The Cancelled Podcast Tour

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2024 MEAC Basketball Tournament

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Family Twilight Trek 24′

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Wanda Sykes Please and Thank You Tour

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What Happened to RNB?

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Norfolk Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

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Into the Woods Adventure Day

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Hampton Roads Harp Festival

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Shamrocks and Shenanigans

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THE LOX

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St. Patty’s Day Cheer Market

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The Latest

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

Take the Amtrak to Norfolk, VA

Did you know that Norfolk has an Amtrak station that resides Downtown near the Harbor Park baseball…
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Hundreds of places in Virginia were listed in the famed ‘Green Book.’ This project seeks to find them all.

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A Day in Norfolk, Virginia

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Ghent: Norfolk, Virginia

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Virginia Meetings: “Coastal Distancing”

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Top 7 US Summer Fishing Destinations for 2021

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Traveling Exhibition and New Catalogue Highlighting the Multidimensional Creativity of Alma W. Thomas Premieres at the Chrysler in July

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Pack A Picnic And Enjoy Harbor Views From Plum Point Park In Norfolk, Virginia

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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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