Welcome to Norfolk, VA.

Nor-fok, or Naw-fok, no matter how you pronounce it, the experience will always be the same: fun, vibrant entertainment and culture, delicious cuisine and 144 miles of shoreline waiting to be explored! With the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic ocean and countless rivers in our backyard, you are never far from the water; you can experience intense watersports, leisurely sails, or simply enjoy the view from your hotel room. Take a tour of the Elizabeth River harbor on a majestic tall ship, sip on some of the best wines around at Mermaid Winery, Virginia’s very first urban winery, or watch world-renowned artists blow glass at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. If history is your thing, sign up for a boat or land tour of the world’s largest Naval Base, stop by the MacArthur Memorial, or walk the Cannonball Trail.

Still looking for reasons to visit Norfolk? You can jam out to some of the nation’s best music at the NorVA, named “Venue that Rocks” the hardest by Rolling Stones magazine.  There are antique shops, coffee houses & breweries galore in the hip, historic Ghent district just a few minutes from downtown. And Norfolk is friendly to our local environment with more than 45 registered LEED buildings as well as hotels, restaurants and attractions participating in the Virginia Green program.  There is truly something for everyone here!


Why Norfolk? 

Learn about our vibrant, waterfront city in the heart of Coastal Virginia.  You will discover that Norfolk is a Distinct, Dynamic and Diverse place to
live, work and play.
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Virginia Children's FestivalNEON Festival
NEON Festival brings the Norfolk Arts District alive with energy, October 15 & 16. Local and national artists, performers and musicians will showcase their talents at pop-up venues. Visit>>

etc logoOcean View Art Show
Discover hidden gems Oct. 10-11 from artists selling their wares overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Visit>>

Stockley GardensStockley Gardens Arts Festival
Norfolk's historic Ghent neighborhood is filled with more than 100 artisans selling their paintings, jewelry, pottery, and other works of art, Oct 17 & 18. Visit>>

Virginia Fall Wine FestivalVirginia Fall Wine Festival
Get ready for a weekend-long celebration of fine wine, live music and gourmet foods on Norfolk’s waterfront, Oct 17 & 18. Visit>>





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