Norfolk Tourism

Norfolk (/ˈnɔːrfᵿk/ NOR-fək, local /ˈnɒfʊk/ NOF-uuk) is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 242,803; in 2015, the population was estimated to be 247,189 making it the second-most populous city in Virginia, behind neighboring Virginia Beach. Norfolk is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. It is one of nine cities and seven counties that constitute the Hampton Roads metro area, officially known as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. The city is bordered to the west by the Elizabeth River and to the north by the Chesapeake Bay. It also shares land borders with the independent cities of Chesapeake to its south and Virginia Beach to its east. One of the oldest of the cities in Hampton Roads, Norfolk is considered to be the historic, urban, financial, and cultural center of the region. The city has a long history as a strategic military and transportation point. The largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, is located in Norfolk along with one of NATO's two Strategic Command headquarters. The city also has the corporate headquarters of Norfolk Southern Railway, one of North America's principal Class I railroads, and Maersk Line, Limited, which manages the world's largest fleet of US-flag vessels. As the city is bordered by multiple bodies of water, Norfolk has many miles of riverfront and bayfront property, including beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. It is linked to its neighbors by an extensive network of Interstate highways, bridges, tunnels, and three bridge-tunnel complexes—the only bridge-tunnels in the United States.

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Norfolk tourism hasn’t ever really been a thing owing to its malicious image of drunken sailors’ town. But every cloud has a silver lining and so does Norfolk. After a good amount of work done on various facets, today the city’s art, especially is most notable. The city is fringed by quaint neighborhoods that once used to be bigger towns and cities. These however, make for lovely places to enjoy some strolls with streets fringed by gorgeous colonial houses. July is the warmest month and not the best time to visit Norfolk. But if do, Spring is beautifully pleasant! Specifically speaking of attractions there are not a ton to expect. But as per reviews you can check out places like the Chrysler Museum of Art, Battleship Wisconsin, Norfolk Botanical Garden, Nauticus and the Virginia Zoo.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Norfolk

  • 2-Hour Victory Rover Naval Cruise
    2-Hour Victory Rover Naval Cruise2 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    You will have a front-row seat to the US Naval Fleet docked on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront with live commentary on this 2...

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  • Self-Guided Anaheim Norfolk Hunt
    Self-Guided Anaheim Norfolk HuntNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Fifteen clues, two hours, one city - this is a self-led scavenger race that sends groups capering around town to solve clues....

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      Staithe Road, Norfolk, 29 5JU Great Yarmouth

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  • Know the pollution level of Norfolk before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Norfolk for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Norfolk.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 73.08 (High)
    • Attacks 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 76.92 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.38 (High)
    • Safety Index 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20.67 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.75 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Norfolk

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.43 USD

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