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Norfolk Titled A Best Place to Travel in 2017

by Visit Norfolk | Jun 02, 2017


Named one of 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017  by a well-known travel publication, Norfolk is a city with vibrant entertainment and culture, delicious cuisine and 144 miles of beautiful shoreline. Groups staying in Norfolk are accommodated in a wide variety of hotels, most of which are located within walking distance of the city’s downtown meeting venues, shops, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife options.

The recently opened Hilton Norfolk The Main delivers a level of luxury previously unavailable in our area, and both the waterfront Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel and the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel will have undergone major renovations by year’s end.  Norfolk also recently welcomed the new Waterside District, a dining and entertainment district, located on the Elizabeth River. By year’s end the city will also offer new retail outlet shopping and more dining options.

Norfolk has very unique art scene including the new NEON (New Energy of Norfolk) Arts District, the nationally-renowned Chrysler Museum of Art and the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. The night scene is happening too with the opening of new breweries, Virginia’s very first urban winery, gastropubs and much more.

Norfolk’s Granby Street, also known as “restaurant row,” and the historic Ghent neighborhood are teeming with talented chefs and ambitious restaurateurs.  The city offers everything from Vegan fare to a highly lauded seafood selection to culinary offerings from around the world. Sign up for one of Norfolk’s fabulous culinary or pub tours! 

History enthusiasts can tour the Douglas MacArthur Memorial, the final resting place for General Douglas MacArthur and his wife and Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base.  A quick three-hour drive from Washington D.C., Norfolk is easy to get to by car from most cities and boasts an international airport and passenger rail service. For more information, call VisitNorfolk at 800-368-3097 or visit the Web site at www.visitnorfolktoday.com.


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