Norfolk, Virginia

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Norfolk, Virginia

Welcome to the heart of the Virginia Waterfront

Centrally located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, the seaport city of Norfolk, Virginia is accessible, affordable, accommodating and action-packed!

More than 100 public festivals and events, many celebrated right on the sparkling waterfront, give travelers a unique opportunity to experience Norfolk’s many fine qualities – from culture to cuisine and heritage – up close and personal.

Norfolk’s NATO Festival, The Virginia Arts Festival, Harborfest®,Town Point Jazz Festival, AFR’AM Fest and the Virginia Wine Festival are just a few of the festivals that bring Norfolk to life.

Visitors enjoy a yearly average temperature of 68 degrees. This mild climate is perfect for a walk on the pedestrian friendly streets of downtown or a bike ride on the Elizabeth River Trail. For additional outdoor activities, stroll through Norfolk Botanical Garden, stretch out on the white sandy beaches of the Chesapeake Bay or set sail on a harbor tour.

Through a variety of history museums and attractions like Norfolk’s Cannonball and Civil War Trails, The MacArthur Memorial, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, or the Moses Myers House, visitors can explore Norfolk’s founding place in America’s heritage.

Norfolk is home to the Chrysler Museum of Art, which houses a vast collection of art, Tiffany glass and historic treasures. Norfolk also boasts the Virginia Ballet Theatre, Virginia Opera, Virginia Symphony and Virginia Chorale.

This vibrant cosmopolitan destination is the historic and cultural center of the region. Critically acclaimed artisans, festivals and theatrical productions, as well as nationally recognized museums are only the beginning of Norfolk’s art and entertainment offerings.

For more information, call VisitNorfolk toll free at (800) 368-3097 or visit the web site at