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NORFOLK, VIRGINIA


NORFOLK, VIRGINIA With 144 miles of coastline and a vibrant downtown waterfront, Norfolk, Virginia is a fun, dynamic destination that’s easy to love. Wherever you stay, you are just a short distance from dozens of impressive chef-owned restaurants, exciting attractions, performing arts and unique meeting venues. Norfolk, the business and cultural heart of the Virginia Waterfront, is just minutes from the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean and regional attractions. If Virginia is for lovers, then you are sure to love Norfolk. Visit our website or stop by our Tourist Information Center to plan your trip today!

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DIRECTIONS TO DOWNTOWN NORFOLK FROM WEST • I-64 East toward Richmond. Bypass Richmond with I-295 South (toward Norfolk/ Virginia Beach). Take I-64 East to I-264 West to Exit 284A (toward Norfolk). Follow Exit 9 to Waterside Drive into downtown Norfolk. FROM NORTH • I-95 South toward Richmond to I-295 South (toward Norfolk, Virginia Beach). Take I-64 East to I-264 West to Exit 284A (toward Norfolk). Follow Exit 9 to Waterside Drive into downtown Norfolk. FROM WEST • Route 58 East (toward Norfolk) to I-264 East (toward Norfolk). Take the Waterside Drive Exit into downtown Norfolk. FROM SOUTH • I-95 North to Route 58 East (toward Norfolk). Take Route 58 East to I-264 East (toward Norfolk). Take the Waterside Drive Exit into downtown Norfolk.

While you are here, stop by our downtown Norfolk Tourist Information Center at 232 E. Main Street for more information and helpful resources.

232 E. Main St., Norfolk, VA 23510 visitnorfolktoday.com | 1-800-368-3097


FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS With 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 bi-annual Virginia Wine Festival, it’s four seasons of fun in Norfolk.

DINING AND NIGHTLIFE Looking for a night out? When the sun goes down, Norfolk comes alive. The city offers extraordinary culinary experiences from local favorites to affordable fine dining at one of many chef-owned restaurants. Sample wines at the Mermaid Winery, Virginia’s first urban winery, or head over to one of our local craft breweries. Don’t forget Norfolk’s growing coffeehouse scene; you might even catch an open mic night! Whether meeting up with friends on Granby Street, strolling down Colley Avenue in Ghent, or watching the sunset in Ocean View, Norfolk’s many neighborhoods offer a variety of cafés, clubs and pubs to enjoy!

ATTRACTIONS Take a tour of the Elizabeth River harbor on a majestic tall ship, watch world-renowned artists blow glass at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, stroll through 155 acres of azaleas, roses and camellias at Norfolk Botanical Garden or relax at the beach. 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, walk the Cannonball Trail, explore the Hampton Roads Naval Museum or discover the power of the sea at Nauticus or aboard the Battleship Wisconsin.

SPORTS AND RECREATION Go fishing, kayak, learn how to sail, bike along the Elizabeth River, or take a few swings at one of Norfolk’s two golf courses. Enjoy great professional sports during your visit. 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 Norfolk Scope Arena.


ACCOMMODATIONS From full-service hotels to boutique inns and bed and breakfasts, Norfolk offers more than 5,000 hotel rooms to accommodate every budget and style.

SHOPPING Norfolk’s urban shopping centers feature everything from popular national retailers at MacArthur Center and Military Circle Mall to trendy boutiques, specialty shops and antiquing in Ghent.

MUSEUMS AND ARTS Norfolk is the Mid-Atlantic’s cultural cornerstone, with an array of fine and performing arts centers, great museums, galleries, live music venues and working artist studios. By day, stay cool inside the The MacArthur Memorial or the worldclass Chrysler Museum of Art. Visit the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio to enjoy free glassblowing demonstrations. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio offers a full slate of public demonstrations and performances, and offers a wide variety of classes and workshops.

Take a stroll through the NEON Arts District for a unique cultural experience. Visit the Hermitage Museum and Gardens to view a world-wide art collection and contemporary exhibition galleries, all surrounded by twelve acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands. By night, try 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.

GETTING AROUND Getting around in Norfolk is easy by bus or light rail. The Tide light rail route extends 7.4 miles from Eastern Virginia Medical Center east through downtown Norfolk, adjacent to I-264 to Newtown Road. Eighteen bus routes offer direct connections to six of the 11 Tide stations.


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ATTRACTIONS 1

American Rover Tall Ship Cruises

757-627-SAIL (7245) | americanrover.com

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757-441-5830 | norfolkbotanicalgarden.org 19

Armed Forces Memorial The Cannonball Trail

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Chrysler Museum of Art / Glass Studio

757-664-6200 | chrysler.org 5

Confederate Monument

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Elizabeth River Ferry

757-222-6100 | gohrt.com/services/ferry 7

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument

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Monticello Arcade monticelloarcade.com

Slover Library

757-664-7323 | sloverlibrary.com

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

757-627-4353 | saintpaulsnorfolk.com 25

Spirit of Norfolk

866-451-3866 | spiritofnorfolk.com 26

Town Point Park

757-441-2345 | festevents.org 27

Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises 757-627-7406 | navalbasecruises.com

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Virginia Zoo

757-441-2374 | virginiazoo.org

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West Point Monument, Elmwood Cemetery

757-441-2653 | norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation. org/west-point-cemetery

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Windows on History

 auticus, Half Moone Cruise & Celebration N Center & Battleship Wisconsin

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Naval Station Norfolk

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757-664-1000 | 1-800-664-1080 www.nauticus.org | www.halfmoone.org

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Moses Myers House

757-664-6200 | www.chrysler.org/about-the-museum/ historic-houses 16

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The MacArthur Memorial

757-441-2965 | macarthurmemorial.org

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

757-623-9814 | hunterhousemuseum.org

The Pagoda and Garden

757-622-0506 | pagodagarden.org

Hermitage Museum and Gardens

757-423-2052 | thehermitagemuseum.org

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum 757-322-2987 | hrnm.navy.mil

Ocean View Station Museum

757-531-0445 | facebook.com/ovstationmuseum

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Fort Norfolk

www.norfolkhistorical.org/ftnorfolk

 orfolk History Museum at the N Willoughby-Baylor House

757-664-6200 | www.chrysler.org/about-the-museum/ historic-houses

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Norfolk Botanical Garden

757-444-7955 | cnic.navy.mil/norfolksta


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Attucks Theatre

757-664-6464 | sevenvenues.com

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Chrysler Hall

757-664-6464 | sevenvenues.com

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Harrison Opera House

757-664-6464 | sevenvenues.com

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center 757-823-2063 | nsu.edu/wilder

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757-822-1450 | tcc.edu/roper 40

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Virginia Stage Company

757-627-1234 | vastage.com 42

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

757-892-6366 | virginiasymphony.org 43

Wells Theatre

757-664-6464 | sevenvenues.com

Harbor Park / Norfolk Tides

757-622-2222 | norfolktides.com 49

Lambert’s Point Golf Club

757-489-1677 | norfolkgolf.net 50

Norfolk Scope Arena / Norfolk Admirals 757-664-6464 | 757-640-1212 sevenvenues.com | norfolkadmirals.com

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Ocean View Golf Course

757-480-2094 | norfolkgolf.net 52

Ted Constant Convocation Center

757-683-4444 | constantcenter.com

Virginia Opera

1-866-OPERA-VA (673-7282) | vaopera.org

Waterside District

norfolkwatersidedistrict.com

The NorVa

 idewater Community College / T Roper Performing Arts Center

MacArthur Center

757-627-6000 | shopmacarthur.com

757-627-4547 | thenorva.com 39

Ghent Shopping & Antiques

ghentnorfolk.org

Robin Hixon Theater 757-282-2822

Military Circle Mall shopmilitarycircle.com

The Little Theatre of Norfolk 757-627-8551 | ltnonline.com

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T he Hurrah Players & The Perry Family Theatre 757-627-5437 | hurrahplayers.com

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SCHOOLS 53

Eastern Virginia Medical School 757-446-5600 | evms.edu

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Norfolk State University 757-823-8600 | nsu.edu

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Old Dominion University 757-683-3000 | odu.edu

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Tidewater Community College 757-822-1122 | tcc.edu

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Virginia Wesleyan College 757-455-3200 | vwc.edu


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