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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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Prenatal

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ADP Corporate 5K

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

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Lights Out for Safe Skies

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Early Days: Indigenous Art from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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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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EdTalk: Black Cloud Rising

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Yoga at 9th Bay Beach

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Otter Spotter Workshop

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Yoga at Electrified Marina

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Yoga at Electrified Marina

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Ghent Farmers Market

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Hampton Roads PrideFest

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Jun222024

2024 OV Mermaid Fest

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Yoga at Maison Soleil

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Toddler Yoga

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East Beach Farmers Market (Weekly)

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Jun222024

Out on the Boat – Pride Boat Parade

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NEW: Norfolk Farmers Market at Monticello

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Jun222024

An Underground River: African American History along the ERT

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Sunday Dog Day at Botanical Gardens

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May262024
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Big Bands on the Bay Summer Concert Series 2024

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Jun232024

Rescheduled: AJR The Maybe Man Tour

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Tidewater Blues Monday Night Blues Dancing

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Jun252024

Yoga At Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Jun262024

Summer Market at Afterglow

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Jun272024

Sunsets on the River Concerts at Hermitage

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Jun282024

US1061 presents Miller Lite Hot Country Nights: Dan Harrison

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Jun282024

Blackberry Smoke at NorVa

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Sunrise Yoga + Coffee On The River

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Aug302024

THANK GOODNESS IT’S OCEAN VIEW

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Jun292024

Vegan Health and Wellness Expo: Summer Edition

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Jun292024

Adventure Begins at Your Local Library Magic Show

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Jun302024

Massage For Yoga Teachers

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Jun302024

Nauticus 30th Anniversary

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Prenatal Yoga

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The Latest

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

Best Eats in Ocean View and East Beach

Ocean View and East Beach are best known for their beaches, but the food scene in this…
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October Event Guide 2021

Old Dominion University Football Games Now Through NovemberKornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium Join us at ODU…
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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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We Asked 15 Wine Pros: Which Cabernet Sauvignon Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck

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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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