Norfolk is an exciting, vibrant seaport city in the center of Coastal Virginia.
With Downtown Norfolk sitting on the scenic Elizabeth River, the rest of the city’s 144 miles of shoreline is hugged by other rivers, inlets, and tributaries, including the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay. Norfolk is home to world-class museums and galleries, and offers many other cultural events too, such as the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Opera, and theaters like the Virginia Stage Company.
Biking and walking trails and other opportunities for outdoor adventures, festivals and other special events, boutiques and premier shopping are all here. In addition to the amazing restaurants represented at the Coastal Virginia Celebrates James Beard dinner, the city is also home to scores of locally-owned restaurants from bistros and coffee shops to diners to ethnic eats to fine dining.
Come for the James Beard dinner, but come a day or two early, or stay a day or two afterwards.