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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! 

Virginia International Tattoo

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Performing Arts

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Coffee and Desserts

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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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Learn to Sail

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Live Music

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Water Sport Rentals

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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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Museums

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Virginia Zoo

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Latino Music Festival

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Norfolk Greek Festival

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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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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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Group Packages

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Harborfest

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Weekend Away

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Cruise Information

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Golf Courses

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Open Late

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Pride Fest

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Hampton Roads Pride

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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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Slover Library

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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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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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Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

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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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Community Market on Monarch

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Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Glassmaking Demo

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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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8 Travel Brands Getting It Right Around Health & Safety Messaging

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8 Top Hotels For Business And Pleasure

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Doumar’s Cones and Barbecue

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Best Places To Travel In April 2020

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Irish Madness: A Local’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

From a 53-year-old (and counting) parade that excited the whole city…
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Norfolk Celebrates Black History Month

Norfolk’s melting pot culture is what has shaped the city to what it is today and the…
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Take the Amtrak to Norfolk, VA

Did you know that Norfolk has an Amtrak station that resides downtown near our baseball stadium, Harbor…
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Guides & Itineraries

Follow us to Norfolk’s best restaurants, attractions and more!

Norfolk Coloring Sheet

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Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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Armed Forces Memorial Guide

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Norfolk’s Cannonball Trail

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Waterways to Freedom

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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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Finer Things In Life

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Full Steam Ahead

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Out on the Coast

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Plaids and Stripes

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Historic Garden Week

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Virginia International Tattoo

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Sips and Giggles

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Must Seas: Family Time Edition

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Norfolk Harborfest

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Explore the Bay

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Bands and Battleships

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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: Outdoor Recreation Edition

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Must Seas: LGBTQ+ 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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City Guide

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