CHART YOUR COURSE

Our city is your city. Use the menu below to customize your Norfolk experience.

Festival Season’s COMING

Check out all the festivals planned for this Spring and Summer in Norfolk!

There’s plenty to do outdoors

From patio drinks to bike trails, waterfront dining to catching a ballgame, there’s so much to do outside in our city.

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, Virginia is a city on the water, but never watered down. Built on character, by characters, we’re a melting pot of people, cultures, and ideas.

Downtown

Norfolk’s walkable, waterfront downtown is the urban hub of the city full of shopping, entertainment, restaurants and excitement!

Historic Freemason District

The city’s oldest standing neighborhood, Historic Freemason features beautiful tree-lined cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, historic homes and water views.

NEON DISTRICT

The creative center of the city, NEON’s 80+ pieces of public art, live performances and eclectic restaurants are destined to inspire.

GHENT

Ghent is filled with character, culture and delicious cuisine — not to mention tons of eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries and antique stores.

Chelsea

Chelsea is one of the most walkable and bikeable neighborhoods in the city, with the celebrated Elizabeth River Trail (ERT) passing through the center.

park place / Railroad district

Lined with local breweries, eateries and street murals, the industrial neighborhoods of Park Place/Railroad District are sure to get any visit on the right track.

Riverview

From zoo animals to wildly delicious restaurants, the LGBTQ+ friendly neighborhood of Riverview truly has something for everyone.

Larchmont / lochhaven

Next door to Old Dominion University, Larchmont and Lochhaven are home to history, local restaurants, outdoor fun and perfect water views.

Oceanview

The relaxing beachside communities of Ocean View and East Beach are the perfect place to unwind with fresh seafood, sand and sun!

Military Highway

Ideal for people on the move, Military Highway plays host to Norfolk International Airport and an abundance of shopping options.

What’s happening

City With Bite

With 600+ indie restaurants, you can’t not try to try them all. So we enlisted foodie fanatic, Nomarama, to hit the streets to uncover the stories, the characters, and oh yes, the food, that gives NFK its one-of-a-kind flavor.
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Where to Find Live Music in Norfolk, VA

From arena-sized productions to more intimate venues and local stages — Norfolk’s always making noise.
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Virginia International Tattoo

The largest spectacle of music and might in the United States offering an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more.
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Events

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

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Coin

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Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Yappy Hour

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Girl’s Night Out

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Improv Night with Push Comedy Theater

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After Dark Dance Cruise

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Community Market on Monarch

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Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Glassmaking Demo

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Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

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The Latest

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

Norfolk Military Reunion Itineraries 

Home to multiple military sites and attractions Tour One: Ships and Generals Tour Morning…
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Your Complete Norfolk, VA Spring Bucket List

Spring is here, and with it comes warmer weather and these top 9 things to do…
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Spring Break In Norfolk, VA

In need of inspiration for a spring break? Look no further. Norfolk is the perfect place for you and your spouse…
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Top 8 Things to Do On Your Norfolk, VA Cruise Layover

You’ve just made a port stop in Norfolk – welcome! With a short…
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Top 8 Things You Should Know About the Attucks Theatre

The Attucks Theatre is a historical icon here in Norfolk and…
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Romantic Getaway to Norfolk

Escape to Norfolk for a romantic getaway among waterfront sunsets, great cuisine and friendly folks that are…
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Beaches Worth Visiting in the U.S.

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Your Complete Norfolk, VA Winter Bucket List

Brighten up a gray and cold winter with these top nine things to do in Norfolk…
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