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.
Don’t forget to tag @visitnorfolkva in your adventures and use #visitnorfolkva #DIMarCom23
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.