Explore City

The City of Norfolk, a historic and vibrant port city surrounded by natural beauty is becoming the most dynamic and authentic waterfront community in America. Whether you are a resident, or visitor, Norfolk is an amazing place where you feel welcomed, connected, and fulfilled.

Norfolk is home to several world-class visual and performing arts organizations and offers a broad array of performance venues. Norfolk also boasts 80 chef owned restaurants, food trucks, and food-oriented events. The city is home to the MacArthur Center, a 1 million-square-foot retail complex, and hundreds of independently owned shops, sidewalk cafes, boutiques, antique shops and breweries all across the city. If you are one who prefers to be outdoors, then you can take advantage of the many public walking and biking paths along the waterfront and by East Beach, Ocean View, Downtown, Larchmont Library, the Virginia zoo, Hermitage Museum, and Colonial Place.