- Our list of the best things to do in Norfolk, Virginia, features the top 172 nearby activities — including 78 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Norfolk, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 28 things to do within the city of Norfolk, VA , followed by 144 popular activities in nearby cities, including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, Smithfield, Yorktown, Cape Charles and Williamsburg
The site that now holds the Sandy Bottom Nature Park shows how much a location can change with the proper restoration and development. Visitors are able to view the Sandy Bottom Lake and its elusive creatures which live in the wetland marshes from the new 10,000 square foot nature center.
99% 149 votes
3233 Pacific Ave at the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 MoreLess Info
Beach Eco Tours offers stand up paddleboard tours, lessons, and rentals on the Chesapeake Bay and other nearby waterways. The various wildlife guests can encounter include dolphins, osprey, bald eagles, herons, and various other waterfowl.
At Play A Round Golf & Games, visitors can play a game of putt putt at one of the three miniature golf courses at the facility. The courses have sculptures of exotic animals arranged at various locations.
82% 2417 votes
717 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 MoreLess Info
The primary attraction at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is a 300,000-gallon tank. Popular aquatic animals at the institute include sharks, barracuda, sea turtles, and otters, which are available for public viewing in addition to the numerous events and programs offered for multiple age groups.
92% 528 votes
32386 Lankford Highway, Cape Charles, VA 23310 MoreLess Info
Connecting Virginia's Eastern shore with the mainland of Virginia is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Travelers enjoy the drive through the tunnel, marveling at the surge of the ocean and the modern engineering marvel of the tunnel.
99% 388 votes
308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 MoreLess Info
Stand-up paddling for personal recreation and exercise is supported through Rudee Inlet Stand Up Paddle. Lessons for the sport, eco tours, and equipment rentals are available through the company as a way to encourage stand-up paddling in the Virginia Beach area.
32% 28 votes
2809 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 MoreLess Info
Designed with audience participation in mind, Angelos Murder Mystery Dinner Theater offers visitors an interactive murder mystery show with a buffet. Actors are disguised as guests, so it's up to the visitors to solve the case.
The Williamsburg Winery, with an on-site restaurant and hotel, offers tastings and guided tours. Choose a wine tasting with lunch at Gabriel Archer's Tavern, or a reserve wine tasting in the private wine cellar (by reservation). Annual calendar includes several local wine festivals.