Visit Norfolk

232 East Main Street 23510

Norfolk, the Heart of the Virginia Waterfront.

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. We invite you to take a chance for a change. Find inspiration on our shores. Explore our neighborhoods. Share our love of art. Experience our local flavors. Walk in our history. And never be afraid to loosen your sails and go wherever the wind takes you — a little change will do you good.

Distance from airport

  • Norfolk International Airport

    10 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Interactive Dining Guide

If you’re looking for world-class cuisine, you’ll find it right here in Norfolk! From traditional Southern faire to a wide range of nouveau and international offerings – many of which are whipped up by award-winning chefs, Norfolk’s eclectic collection of eateries offers something for everyone – and every appetite. Norfolk recently welcomed the new Waterside District, a dining and entertainment district, located on the Elizabeth River. Waterside houses eateries such as Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse, Rappahannock Oyster Company, Cogan’s Pizza, Blue Moon Taphouse and many more.

Performing Arts & 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. By day, stay cool inside the world-class Chrysler Museum of Art or The MacArthur Memorial. By night, try summer concerts on the harbor, a play at the Wells Theatre, live music at the NorVa or a stylish evening at the Virginia Opera or Virginia Symphony. And Norfolk is home to the Virginia Arts Festival, an annual two-month long regional presentation of world-class performing arts, such as concerts, ballet, symphony performances, opera, festivals, the Virginia International Tattoo, and more.

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.


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. Norfolk is also home to the recently opened Norfolk Premium Outlets, which offers amazing deals on name brand and designer fashion.


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 ECHL 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).