Welcome to Norfolk

Destinations International Marketing & CommUnications Summit

Feb. 13–15, 2023

We can’t wait to greet you!

Located in the heart of Coastal Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk is a city of mermaids anchored by a vibrant downtown and steeped in maritime history. The city’s rich and proudly diverse culture flows through its museums, burgeoning performing and visual arts scenes and fabulous festivals. With 144 miles of shoreline, Norfolk is perfectly situated for water activities with plenty to do on land as well. The passion and creativity of local chefs, bakers and makers truly shines through Norfolk’s dynamic culinary scene. Experience all this and more during your time in Norfolk this February.

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Hilton Norfolk The Main

At Main and Granby Streets, Hilton Norfolk The Main sits along the Downtown Norfolk waterfront within walking distance of cultural attractions, trendy shopping, fabulous dining and the glistening Elizabeth River. With its elegance and cutting-edge technology, Hilton Norfolk The Main is a modern luxury hotel with vibrant spaces to match your professional and social style. And with three top-notch restaurants on site, there’s always a culinary experience waiting to wow you.

Downtown Dining Options

Home to more than 600 independently owned restaurants, breweries and distilleries, Norfolk boasts a diverse culinary scene ranging from fresh seafood and waterfront views to exhilarating international cuisine—and a lot of great sips in between. Downtown is home to some of Norfolk’s most innovative culinary experiences, so take advantage of your time here by planning meals in advance. Remember: Since the conference occurs during Valentine’s Day, it’s important to book your reservations well in advance.

Get To Know Norfolk

Best Coffee Shops

Running on E? Our coffee shops will perk you up in the tastiest way. Find one or more that suits your fancy, and get ready for a boost of energy to explore, learn and network.
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Explore the Elizabeth River Trail

Norfolk’s 10.5-mile walkable and bikeable pathway takes you through multiple Norfolk neighborhoods with waterfront views, restaurants, breweries and mermaids. It’s a great way to get to know Norfolk.
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Guide to Norfolk’s Glass Art

One attraction that makes our city so special is its expansive collection of free, public glass art. Here you’ll find everything from museums and galleries to glass-blowing demonstrations and even a glass-themed hotel.
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Shop Local

Our city takes pride in its diverse selection of small businesses and bustling boutiques. From lovingly made home goods and carefully crafted wares, our shopping scene is eclectic, unique and proudly Norfolk.
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Winter Bucket List

Thought you were coming during the “off” season? Think again. It’s on in Norfolk, even in February, and we’ve got a full list of winter activities, from live performances and museums to sampling beer, wine and teas.
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Most Decadent Desserts

You’ll be visiting during Valentine’s Day, so treat yourself to a pastry or pie on Feb. 14. Choose from pastries, bars, s’mores fired right on the spot, delicate macarons, smooth gelato or buttery pound cakes to satisfy your cravings.
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Best Ways to Stay Fit in Norfolk

No need to give up on your New Year’s resolutions just because you’re traveling. Here in Norfolk, we’ve got a plethora of unique ways to stay active, including running, biking, kayaking, yoga and climbing.
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City With Bite

Need a little foodie inspiration? Our very own culinary series, City With Bite, features 15 tasty episodes that will introduce you to some of Norfolk’s greatest restaurants that put us on the map as a culinary gem.
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Have some questions? Check out our meeting FAQs to learn about transportation options, free attractions, safety tips and other general information about our city.
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Valentine/Galentine Events in Norfolk

Just because you’re here for work doesn’t mean you can’t partake in Norfolk’s excellent Valentine and Galentine events—and there are a lot!
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