There are myriad things to do, see, and experience in Norfolk. Enjoy a harbor cruise on the river or a leisurely walk alongside Waterside District. World-class museums, galleries, performing arts, and other attractions dot the city's downtown waterfront, just minutes away. Or head to one of many nearby sandy beaches.
From the majesty and detail of a battleship to the wild and wondrous fun of a children's garden, Norfolk is filled with attractions to please every age. From specialty shops and antique stores dotted along residential streets to national retailers such as Nordstrom and Dillard's anchoring major shopping centers, Norfolk has a treasure trove of spots for the serious shopper to explore.
Dining and Nightlife
Norfolk knows its stuff when it comes to the culinary arts! With scores of chef-owned restaurants about town, you are sure to find the food experience that will make this visit memorable.
When the sun sets, one-of-a-kind places become eclectic spaces for dancing and nightlife. Many of the city's trendiest establishments are a short walk from the downtown hotel area.
Arts and Entertainment
Home to the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Ballet Theatre, Virginia Opera, Virginia Stage Company, Virginia Chorale and the Commonwealth Theatre Company, Norfolk is your place for cultural arts and activities.
The nationally acclaimed Chrysler Museum of Art is a must-see while you're here, and the annual Virginia Arts Festival always has plenty to offer in the spring.
Conveniently located along the mid-Atlantic coast, Norfolk is home to a cruise port even the most well-traveled visitor hasn't experienced. In the heart of downtown, the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center is a debarking point steps from hotels, attractions and a shopping center with over half a million square feet of surprises. Stay before at Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel before your cruise, and come back and stay after. Just don't miss all Norfolk has to offer.