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Located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk boasts a vibrant urban renaissance and takes pride in its military and American heritage. It has many miles of riverfront and bay front property and is linked with its neighbors through an extensive network of Interstate highways, bridges, tunnels and bridge-tunnel complexes.
A wonderful walking city, with a yearly average temperature of about 68 degrees, Norfolk is an appealing destination for visitors year-round to experience the city's diverse attractions, special events and festivities, cultural activities, waterside activities and eclectic dining.
Norfolk serves as the home for the world’s largest naval base, Naval Station Norfolk and is a proud military town filled with historic sites and patriotic attractions. Norfolk is home to great festivals, outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. From Harborfest to the Virginia Arts and Virginia Wine Festivals it’s always fun and good times in Norfolk.
At the waterfront sail on a majestic tall ship, explore the power of the sea at Nauticus or aboard the battleship Wisconsin. Enjoy a paddle wheel ferry ride, a sunset dinner cruise or a Naval base tour.
The Norfolk Tides, a AAA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and the Norfolk Admirals, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, are based here. Cultural and performing arts include: Attucks Theatre, Chrysler Museum of Art, Broadway at Chrysler Hall, Harrison Opera House, d’ART Center, NorVa, Selden Arcade, Virginia Symphony, Virginia Opera, Virginia Stage Company, Virginia Ballet Theater, Virginia Chorale and Wells Theatre.