Life in Norfolk, VA
Close to the Beach, near Williamsburg, Norfolk is a great place to live right in the middle, and there are many educational, cultural and fun activities to enjoy right in our back yard.
The holidays have arrived in Norfolk, VA, bringing with them a long list of wonderful ways to celebrate with the ones you love. The holiday season can get busy, and your shopping list may feel too long, so make a point to carve out time to gather your loved ones and experience your city's wonderful holiday events.
Summer is in full swing in Norfolk, VA, and the days are longer, brighter and perfect for relaxing outdoors on your patio or beside the pool. When the temperatures rise, cool down with a refreshing, summer cocktail that you can make at home!
It's finally Summer, and the perfect season for exploring our city's gleaming waterfronts, beautiful biking and walking trails and long list of outdoor parks, gardens and entertainment venues. If you're new to the area, or simply haven't yet taken the time to explore the natural, outdoor beauty that fills our vibrant city, now is your chance.
Every season in Norfolk, VA is filled with new opportunities for getting out and making the most of our beautiful, thriving city and its exciting entertainment venues. Even in winter, when whether turns cold outside, our city's concert venues, museums, libraries and theaters keep their schedules packed with activities and events designed to keep you inspired and engaged.
When the weather begins to cool, it feels right to bundle up and head outdoors to breathe in the crisp air and celebrate the season and your city with the ones you love. You have options in every direction this fall, with festivals along the riverfront, block parties on Granby Street and enormous space exhibits inside our downtown library.
Our charming neighborhood sits at the center of shopping centers, malls, small boutiques and custom craft shops, and all of our favorite retailers are within 15 minutes from our front doors. Stock up on party decor at nearby Party City, grab groceries, flowers and home goods at Wards Corner or spend an afternoon strolling the tree-lined streets in Ghent in search of unique treasures.
Make plans with friends or family for a weekend breakfast date, or give yourself an extra few minutes to stop on your way to work this week. Give your body and your taste buds the best start possible, and visit any of these nearby breakfast spots...
Keeping a healthy diet through each new season requires preparation and a good stash of simple, flavorful recipes that will keep you satisfied. In Spring, fresh produce is available in abundance, and incorporating ripe, local fruits into your weekly meals will not only fill your belly, but keep your plate looking beautiful.
Celebrating your independence has never been more fun than it is here, in Coastal Virginia. Whether you want to take your fireworks on the water, or head into Colonial Williamsburg for a truly unique, historical-infused experience, we've got it, and we've got it good.
Nothing says get out and play like the bursting, blooming flowers of April and Spring. As the weather warms up, so do your chances for finding fun and exciting, outdoor community activities to take part in.