Welcome to Norfolk
Located in the heart of the mid-Atlantic, and considered the dynamic heart of Virginia’s storied Coastal Virginia region, Norfolk attracts thousands of travellers each year to enjoy its lively downtown waterfront and 144 miles of shimmering coastline.
Offering a vibrant blend of history and heritage with contemporary attractions, outdoor adventure and the Commonwealth’s most important cultural institutions, Norfolk is an exciting destination. Visitors will find an easily walkable downtown that offers eclectic dining options, a rich arts scene, high-end shopping and year-round special events.
Most days in Norfolk are warm, with an average annual high temperature of 68 degrees and an average annual low temperature of 51 degrees.
Information About Norfolk
>> Norfolk Fact Sheet
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>> Norfolk Facts
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>> Norfolk The Heart of the Virginia Waterfront
>> Patriotism And Pride In Norfolk, Virginia
>> Norfolk's Restaurant Scene Continues To Percolate
>> Norfolk The Culture Arts Center Of Virginia
>> Take The Kids To Norfolk
>> Norfolk - For More Than Water (Local Winery & Breweries)
>> Norfolk Is A Seaman's Dream
>> Haunts of Norfolk
>> Mermaids On Parade
>> History of Norfolk
>> Crab Feast Culinary Tour
Attractions & Historic Places
Sail on a majestic tall ship. Explore the power of the sea at Nauticus and The Hampton Roads Naval Museum, or aboard the Battleship Wisconsin. Enjoy a harbor tour, a sunset dinner cruise, a paddlewheel ferry ride, a Naval base tour, or a day at the beach. Visit>>
Norfolk’s urban shopping centers feature everything from popular national retailers at MacArthur Center and The Gallery at Military Circle to trendy specialty shops and antiquing in Ghent. Visit>>
Dining and Nightlife
Love 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. Visit>>
Accommodations, Meetings and Conventions
Our historic city offers a variety of hotels and venues ready to accommodate meetings of every size, with approximately 5400 hotel rooms citywide (3000 commitable) and 263,370 sq. ft. of function space in the city and a downtown with 1200 committable guestrooms and 222,934 sq. ft. of function space.
Interactive Maps & Guides
>> Hotel & Meeting Facilities
>> Off-Site Venues
>> Online Services Directory
An easy drive from many metropolitan cities and with non-stop flights to Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk’s Cruise Port is an important hub for cruise travel. Managed and operated by Cruise Norfolk, the city’s sophisticated, 80,000-square foot cruise terminal is one of the largest domestic cruise ports in the country and is conveniently located in Downtown Norfolk in close proximity to shopping, dining, attractions and cultural venues. Visit>>
Festivals bring Norfolk to life each year with more than 100 public events including AFR’AM Fest; Norfolk’s International Azalea Festival and The Virginia Arts Festival in the spring; Harborfest and Town Point Jazz Festival in the summer; Children’s Festival and the Virginia Wine Festival in spring and fall. Visit>>
Performing Arts & Art Museums
Norfolk is the Mid-Atlantic’s cultural cornerstone, with an array of fine and performing arts centers, great museums, galleries, live music and working artist studios. Visit>>
Go 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. Norfolk is also home to major college sports including the Old Dominion University Monarchs (CAA / Conference USA), the Norfolk State University Spartans (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) and Virginia Wesleyan Marlins (Old Dominion Athletic Conference).
Getting Around Norfolk:
Exploring the city is easy with pedestrian-friendly streets, scenic waterways, posted street maps and a free downtown electric NET shuttle. Being one of America’s great walking cities, it is equally enjoyed by sailing, ferry, electric shuttle, trolley, motor coach and car. Norfolk’s ambassadors, dressed in crisp white, navy and jade uniforms, are friendly walking concierges stationed throughout the city’s center.