Norfolk

Norfolk

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With one of deepest harbors on the East Coast, Norfolk is perfect for Waterside Marketplace, pleasure craft and a visitor-friendly U.S. Naval Base. Local treats include a historically black university, historic churches & sites, a major cultural center and a extra helping of nightlife on Granby Avenue.

Cultural Sites
Crispus Attucks Theatre and Cultural Center, Norfolk State University, Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, and an African American Civil War Memorial, the only … More

Restaurants
Though few in quantity, you can count on high quality Soul Food, Barbecue and Caribbean cuisine where most black families dine. You’ll find plenty of dining options, particularly seafood, along Granby Avenue and Waterside … More

History
Norfolk’s dramatic history began in 1607 when Captain John Smith of the Virginia Company led three ships, the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery to the south shore of the Chesapeake Bay … More

Heritage Sites
Norfolk Heritage Sites are rich with landmarks where African-Americans fought in the Revolutionary War and Nat Turner’s slave revolt occurred. Black churches and a black newspaper played a role in the Civil Rights … More

General Attractions
Norfolk also anchors Over-21 themed activities for Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk and a chunk of the U.S. Navy. How fitting that most of them are maritime attractions … More

Family Attractions
Nauticus, USS Wisconsin Battleship, Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk are complimented by Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum and Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth … More

The Arts
The well-endowed Chrysler Museum of Art and d`Art Center are great repositories of art, the grand Harrison Opera House anchors a growing arts district with plenty of … More

Norfolk Hosts MEAC Basketball Tournament
For alumni and fans of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), a trip to Norfolk with eyes on the prize, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship, is the best ticket around during March Madness … More

Shops
Self improvement education, herbs & spices for healthy living, Afrocentric gifts, collectibles and greeting cards … More

Virginia Waterways To Freedom
Virginia’s authorities were so concerned about escaped slaves that countless ordinances were passed from 1820 until the Civil War, granting local authorities to search and seize all vessels entering Virginia’s waterways … More

Norfolk Hosted OpSail
OpSail 2012 Norfolk illuminated the region with spectacle and festivity that the world noticed. The humble beginnings of this event started with President John F. Kennedy, since 1964, when New York City hosted the first OpSail … More

Norfolk JazzFest
Thousands of locals and tourists come with lawn chairs and picnic baskets to chill out at Norfolk JazzFest, held annually in July at Town Point Park on the riverfront. For those who don’t bring their own picnic … More

Trivia, Radio Stations and Famous Residents
Hampton Roads is famous as beginning point of the United States and academic achievements of Booker T. Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Allen Iverson and Pharrell Williams … More

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