Fun Things to Do in Downtown Norfolk this Summer!

Downtown Norfolk really comes alive in summer: there is SO much to do and see, where do you even begin? Everything is within walking distance, so drive on over, park once, and check out everything Downtown Norfolk has to offer. To see specifically what's going on tonight, tomorrow, or any time this summer, check out our event calendar.

Want to save money on summer fun? Norfolk and Virginia Beach have teamed up to create a special savings program — Together at Last — with super summer deals at more than 60 businesses and attractions. Click here for more information and to purchase your At Last Pass.

Need a little help planning your trip to Downtown Norfolk? That's what we're here for. Here's just a taste of Summer Fun in Downtown Norfolk.

Where to Eat Downtown

Downtown Norfolk is home to Norfolk's best and most popular restaurants. No matter what kind of cuisine you are looking for, you can find something to suit every taste.

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Things to Do Downtown

There are so many things to do in Downtown Norfolk this summer. We've rounded up some of Norfolk's best events, attractions, activities, art, and free fun for you here.

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Downtown Norfolk Nightlife

Norfolk nightlife is the place to be. We have great spots to hang out, from upscale to funky, and you can find live music at a variety of venues.

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Shopping in Downtown Norfolk

Downtown Norfolk shopping is a truly unique experience. Eclectic boutiques, big-name stores, an upscale mall, and Selden Market, featuring locally-owned food and merchandise-- we really have it all (and so can you).

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Family Friendly Fun

Downtown Norfolk is a great place for some family-bonding time this summer! And with such a walkable Downtown district, you only have to park once to see it all.

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Directions

So you definitely want to come check out Norfolk, let’s get you here. If you’re coming from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the easiest thing to do is hop on I-264 West and take it to exit 9, Waterside Drive (this is a left lane exit). That will put you out on Waterside Drive right along the waterfront and running parallel to Granby Street, right into Downtown! You could also take exit 10 (right lane exit) onto City Hall Avenue, which will drop you off in the heart of Downtown (and right in front of the MacArthur Center parking Garage!)

From here, you’ll want to park. Downtown Norfolk has a LOT of public parking, so you’re in luck. There is also metered street parking all around that are priced in 15-minute increments. You can check out all of our parking/travel resources on our website here or check out our interactive Snap Map where you can filter to Parking Garages.