Norfolk, VA

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Norfolk, VA

City/town information
Norfolk, Virginia has seven miles of Chesapeake Bay beachfront and a total of 144 miles of shoreline along our lakes, rivers, and the Bay. Norfolk is home to the world's largest naval base and the North American Headquarters for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). USA Today called Norfolk one of the Top 10 booming downtowns. Norfolk is home of the USS Wisconsin battleship and a vibrant harbor. Ocean-going cruise vessels of up to 3,000 passengers regularly stop at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center downtown. Norfolk is home to the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Stage Company, the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Arts Festival, Chrysler Hall, Chrysler Museum of Art, the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, and Nauticus, the National Maritime Center. Norfolk has been recognized as a Tree City and its neighborhoods have extensive trees and flowers. It is home to the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University and a new downtown campus of Tidewater Community College are located in Norfolk and Wesleyan College is located on the border between Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Eastern Virginia Medical School and it's four internationally recognized research institutes are located in Norfolk, as is Sentara Health System, DePaul Medical Center-Bon Secours and Virginia's only free-standing, full-service pediatric hospital, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.
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Norfolk
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Norfolk, Virginia has seven miles of Chesapeake Bay beachfront and a total of 144 miles of shoreline along our lakes, rivers, and the Bay. Norfolk is home to the world's largest naval base and the North American Headquarters for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). USA Today called Norfolk one of the Top 10 booming downtowns. Norfolk is home of the USS Wisconsin battleship and a vibrant harbor. Ocean-going cruise vessels of up to 3,000 passengers regularly stop at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center downtown. Norfolk is home to the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Stage Company, the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Arts Festival, Chrysler Hall, Chrysler Museum of Art, the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, and Nauticus, the National Maritime Center. Norfolk has been recognized as a Tree City and its neighborhoods have extensive trees and flowers. It is home to the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University and a new downtown campus of Tidewater Community College are located in Norfolk and Wesleyan College is located on the border between Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Eastern Virginia Medical School and it's four internationally recognized research institutes are located in Norfolk, as is Sentara Health System, DePaul Medical Center-Bon Secours and Virginia's only free-standing, full-service pediatric hospital, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.
Neighborhoods
Norfolk’s relaxing beach communities of Ocean View and East Beach will leave you feeling as though you’re in a whole other world-one filled with fresh seafood, sand and seaside fun. Kayaking, sailing, fishing, crabbing, swimming or simply watching the waves roll in, Oceanview, East Beach and Willoughby are a beach lovers paradise. The City of Norfolk maintains three beach parks including Community Beach Park, Sarah Constant Beach Park, and Ocean View Beach Park, and hosts live music and various festivals on the beach. Enjoy fishing on the Ocean View Fishing Pier or if you’d prefer to stay on land, schedule a round of golf at the Ocean View Golf Course located one block from the Chesapeake Bay and marina.
East Ocean View
Norfolk’s relaxing beach communities of Ocean View and East Beach will leave you feeling as though you’re in a whole other world-one filled with fresh seafood, sand and seaside fun. Kayaking, sailing, fishing, crabbing, swimming or simply watching the waves roll in, Oceanview, East Beach and Willoughby are a beach lovers paradise. The City of Norfolk maintains three beach parks including Community Beach Park, Sarah Constant Beach Park, and Ocean View Beach Park, and hosts live music and various festivals on the beach. Enjoy fishing on the Ocean View Fishing Pier or if you’d prefer to stay on land, schedule a round of golf at the Ocean View Golf Course located one block from the Chesapeake Bay and marina.
Sightseeing
Norfolk Botanical Gardens has 175 beautiful acres to discover, 7 miles of paved paths and another 7 miles of unpaved paths to explore. There are beautiful collections of roses, camellias, crapemyrtles and a very popular Butterfly House and 3-acre Children’s Garden. It is surrounded by water on three sides and we are one of the only Gardens in the Country that you can visit by foot, by boat or by tram.
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Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Road
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Norfolk Botanical Gardens has 175 beautiful acres to discover, 7 miles of paved paths and another 7 miles of unpaved paths to explore. There are beautiful collections of roses, camellias, crapemyrtles and a very popular Butterfly House and 3-acre Children’s Garden. It is surrounded by water on three sides and we are one of the only Gardens in the Country that you can visit by foot, by boat or by tram.
The Virginia Zoo spans 53 acres adjacent to Lafayette Park and is bordered by the Lafayette River. Zoo “residents” from around the world include more than 700 animals representing more than 150 different species. The Lafayette Zoological Park was accredited in 1974 and continues to adhere to the high standards set by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. In 1985, the park became the Virginia Zoological Park and is now called the Virginia Zoo.
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Virginia Zoo
3500 Granby Street
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The Virginia Zoo spans 53 acres adjacent to Lafayette Park and is bordered by the Lafayette River. Zoo “residents” from around the world include more than 700 animals representing more than 150 different species. The Lafayette Zoological Park was accredited in 1974 and continues to adhere to the high standards set by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. In 1985, the park became the Virginia Zoological Park and is now called the Virginia Zoo.
The Elizabeth River Trail–Atlantic City Spur runs for 10.5 miles between Harbor Park Stadium and the Norfolk International Terminals. The trail occupies a railroad right-of-way yet incorporates a sea-faring history as it follows part of Norfolk's waterfront. Here you'll see ships and barges, navy vessels and tankers in the waters of Hampton Roads.
Elizabeth River Trail
The Elizabeth River Trail–Atlantic City Spur runs for 10.5 miles between Harbor Park Stadium and the Norfolk International Terminals. The trail occupies a railroad right-of-way yet incorporates a sea-faring history as it follows part of Norfolk's waterfront. Here you'll see ships and barges, navy vessels and tankers in the waters of Hampton Roads.
Nauticus is a maritime-themed science center and museum located on the downtown waterfront in Norfolk, Virginia, also known as the National Maritime Center.
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Nauticus
1 Waterside Drive
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Nauticus is a maritime-themed science center and museum located on the downtown waterfront in Norfolk, Virginia, also known as the National Maritime Center.
OV pier on 20th
4192-4000 Pretty Lake Avenue
Recreation
Take the kids and let them play on this well maintained city playground.
Bay Oaks Park
Take the kids and let them play on this well maintained city playground.
This beach on Norfolk's Chesapeake Bay is a popular spot for folks who'd rather spend more time at the beach than driving to it. With commercial piers, bait shops and tackle rentals, it makes an ideal fishing spot as well. Enjoy nature trails, swimming, windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, and canoeing.
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Ocean View Beach Park
100 West Ocean View Avenue
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This beach on Norfolk's Chesapeake Bay is a popular spot for folks who'd rather spend more time at the beach than driving to it. With commercial piers, bait shops and tackle rentals, it makes an ideal fishing spot as well. Enjoy nature trails, swimming, windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, and canoeing.
Food scene
Enjoy great craft coffee, craft beer, wine, and more! There’s something for everyone here, served in a clean, modern facility. They are a family-owned business, brewing craft beverages and community in the heart of Ocean View. At the COVA coffee bar, their trained baristas will prepare your favorite caffeinated beverages to get you up and moving each day. Their tap room has a unique self-serve tap system, where you’ll find craft beer, fine wine, and homemade infused seltzer.
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COVA Brewing Company
9529 Shore Drive
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Enjoy great craft coffee, craft beer, wine, and more! There’s something for everyone here, served in a clean, modern facility. They are a family-owned business, brewing craft beverages and community in the heart of Ocean View. At the COVA coffee bar, their trained baristas will prepare your favorite caffeinated beverages to get you up and moving each day. Their tap room has a unique self-serve tap system, where you’ll find craft beer, fine wine, and homemade infused seltzer.
Comfy eatery in a strip mall decorated with local art offering daily specials for breakfast & lunch.
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Sandfiddler Cafe
9561 Shore Drive
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Comfy eatery in a strip mall decorated with local art offering daily specials for breakfast & lunch.
Traditional American fare in a circa-1873 church, now with a tavern ambiance amid the stained glass. Try the ribs! They are delicious!
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Freemason Abbey Restaurant
209 West Freemason Street
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Traditional American fare in a circa-1873 church, now with a tavern ambiance amid the stained glass. Try the ribs! They are delicious!
Authentic Mexican food. The tacos are amazing! This place was even featured on the show "Diners, drive-ins and dives."
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Jessy's Taqueria
3201 East Ocean View Avenue
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Authentic Mexican food. The tacos are amazing! This place was even featured on the show "Diners, drive-ins and dives."
Delicious breakfast and lunch.
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Karla's Beach House
3248 E Ocean View Ave
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Delicious breakfast and lunch.
Crystal is excellent at wine pairing! She can help you with wine, beer, and food for your day.
Crystal Palate
4500 Pretty Lake Ave
Crystal is excellent at wine pairing! She can help you with wine, beer, and food for your day.
Fitness
If you want a good workout while you stay.
CrossFit Little Creek
9567 Shore Dr
If you want a good workout while you stay.
Shopping
Top brand outlets. Nice walkable outside mall.
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Top brand outlets. Nice walkable outside mall.