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PLAN YOUR VACATION

Whether this is your first time planning a vacation to Norfolk or your tenth time,  we are here to help you with ideas, itineraries and guides to make sure you make the most out of your time off in Norfolk. 

Virginia International Tattoo Itinerary

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Learn to Sail

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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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Festivals in Norfolk

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Water Sport Rentals

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Performing Arts

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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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Coffee and Desserts

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Latino Music Festival

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Cruise Information

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Norfolk Greek Festival

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Outdoor Recreation 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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Harborfest

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Weekend Away

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Golf Courses

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Museums

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Open Late

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Pride Fest

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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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Mermaid Factory

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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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Live Music

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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WHY NORFOLK?

10 Reasons You Should Travel to Norfolk, VA

Everyone deserves a getaway! We decided to help you out and give you 10 reasons why you should spend those hard-earned vacation days in Norfolk, VA!
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5 Reasons to Road Trip to Norfolk

Creating timeless memories has required a little more creativity and thought lately and what better way to make those memories than by piling everyone into the car for a good ole classic road trip.
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Most Instagram-able Spots in Norfolk

Fill your camera with mermaids or beautiful waterfront views. These 15 spots are to help you get inspired and bring out the photographer in you!
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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.

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Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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

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Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Exhibit – FloodZone: Photographs by Anastasia Samoylova

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Exhibit – Hew Locke: The Ghostly Tourists

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Every Brilliant Thing

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

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Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Yappy Hour

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Exhibit – The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk

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Girl’s Night Out

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May272022

Jon Pardi

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After Dark Dance Cruise

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The Patriotic Festival

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Colley Avenue Summer Concert Series

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May282022

Church St. Jazz – Norman Brown

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Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Community Market on Monarch

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Elated Craft Market

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Wallows

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The Latest

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

The Ultimate Guide to Seafood in Norfolk

From the Chesapeake Bay to the Elizabeth River, Norfolk is surrounded by water – we have…
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Norfolk, Virginia: A Navy town worth visiting

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8 Great Rooftop Bars For All Seasons

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Down by the Bay: The Perfect Weekend in Norfolk

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End the summer with these 3 family-friendly road trips

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Museum Exhibition Features the Art of Eric Carle

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Top 15 Instagram Worthy Places in Norfolk, VA

In Norfolk, photo opportunities are endless. The city is filled with beautiful…
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International Women’s Day: 13 Female Leaders Making Moves in the southeast

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Resources

Hotels

Norfolk offers options for every preference and budget, from downtown high-rise hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts, and everything in between.
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Transportation

Travel to Norfolk by plane, train, car or even by boat! Check out our Transportation page for all the details on getting here, and getting around.
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Visitors Center

As locals ourselves, we will be sure to provide you with the latest and greatest recommendations for the best cuisine, attractions, shopping and tours our city has to offer.
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Guides & Itineraries

Looking for a little help or inspiration? Use Norfolk’s curated city guides and itineraries to get the most out of your time in our city.

Must Seas: Vacation Edition

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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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City Guide

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