NORFOLK, VIRGINIARecently named one of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017 by a well-known travel publication, Norfolk has an incredible art scene, vibrant entertainment and culture, delicious cuisine and 144 miles of shoreline waiting to be explored! Wherever you stay, you are just a short distance from dozens of impressive chef-owned restaurants, exciting attractions and performing arts. Norfolk, the business and cultural heart of the Virginia waterfront, is just minutes from the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean and Williamsburg. If Virginia is for lovers, then you are sure to love Norfolk. Visit our web site or stop by our Visitor Center to plan your trip today!
FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTSWith more than 130 special events on tap each year, Norfolk is home to great festivals, outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. From Harborfest® and the Virginia Arts Festival to Holidays in the City and the Virginia Wine Festival, it’s four seasons of fun and good times in Norfolk.
DINING AND NIGHTLIFELove a night out at a great restaurant or cocktails with friends? You’ll love Norfolk. From creative twists on regional favorites to tapas bars and haute cuisine, there’s something on the menu for every taste and budget. Take a stroll along downtown’s Restaurant Row on Granby Street, visit Colley Avenue in Ghent or Ocean View on the Chesapeake Bay for a variety of local favorite eateries. Need coffee? Norfolk has a growing coffeehouse scene that should not be missed! ATTRACTIONS Sail on a majestic tall ship. Explore the power of the sea at Nauticus and The Hampton Roads Naval Museum, or aboard Battleship Wisconsin. Enjoy a harbor tour, a sunset dinner cruise, a paddle-wheel ferry ride, a Naval base tour, or a day at the beach. The NEON District (New Energy of Norfolk), anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art & Glass Studio and Harrison Opera House, has transformed part of downtown into an artist’s wonderland full of street art murals and galleries including Glass Wheel Studio, D’Art Center, Alchemy NFK, WORK | RELEASE and more.
SPORTSGo fishing, kayak, learn how to sail, bike along the Elizabeth River, or take a few swings at one of Norfolk’s three golf courses. Enjoy great professional sports on a shoestring budget. Take in exciting AAA baseball action with the Norfolk Tides at downtown’s Harbor Park, or an AHL hockey game with the Norfolk Admirals at the Scope.
ACCOMMODATIONSFrom full-service hotels to boutique inns and bed and breakfasts, Norfolk offers over 5,000 hotel rooms to accommodate every budget and style.
SHOPPINGNorfolk’s urban shopping centers feature everything from popular national retailers at MacArthur Center, to shops inside the Monticello Arcade and along Granby Street, to trendy specialty shops and antiquing in Ghent.