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Norfolk, Virginia

The modern high-rises towering over Norfolk's historic riverfront demonstrate this city's delightful cocktail of past and present. A major seaport and naval base, Norfolk's reputation as a raucous sailor port has all but faded, though their charm inherently remains. Foodies will be especially pleased with the amazing flavors served up hot along the riverfront and a bustling nightlife that blooms after dark.

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Norfolk, Virginia

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Don't miss Norfolk's center of downtown revitalization, the Waterside. Sip a cocktail and watch the sun kiss the glass and steel as it fades into the horizon. The area's character is best observed after dark at any one of the many fine dining establishments on the water.

Other Fun Things to Do

Norfolk Botanical Garden - There are several ways to drink in the colorful flaura here. But, whether you choose your tour by tram, canal boat, or on foot be prepared to be awed. Fountains and statues dot the garden grounds. Stop in for a bit at their Azalea Café.
THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART - Housed within the walls of an Italian Rennaissance building hide Walter P Chrysler Jr's personal art collection. International pieces from dozens of different eras greet you as you explore each of the 3 floors. Budget at least a couple hours if not an entire morning to exploring one of the world's most amazing private collections.

Sporting Adventures

Take a quick spin through the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Admission is free and lets you marvel at memorabilia belonging to such sports greats as tennis player Arthur Ashe and golfer Sam Sneed.

Shopping For Bargains

Make sure you budget time for a trip to MacArthur Center, Norfolk's newest $300 million shopping destination. Pace yourself, the 9 square blocks is a lot to work in one afternoon. Have a hankering for antiques? Norfolk is the place! The Ghent area is perfect for finding that accent chair for a formal dining room, or a wonderful outfit accent in a vintage piece of jewelry.

Get A Taste Of Local Flavors

Foodies from all over flock to Granby Street, also known as Restaurant Row. Stroll the sidewalk and let your nose be your guide as flavors mingle liberally in the riverfront air. Spanish Tapas, traditional Japanese sushi, seafood, Cubano-influenced delectables and Southwestern and Caribbean fare are all available for sampling. Hip little bistros pop up all the time, so don't skimp on adventurous taste testing. But wherever you dine, save room for a waffle cone at Doumar's, where old-fashioned carhops will hustle your tempting treat right to your car.

Local Currency

The official currency of the United States is the U.S. Dollar (USD).

Weather in Norfolk, Virginia

Month:

Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 48° 8.89°
Average Low 32°
Mean Temperature 19° -7.22°
Record High 78° 25.56°
Record Low -3° -19.44°
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 3.93 in 9.98 cm

Before You Visit

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