Why Visit Norfolk
Beaches and watersports abound in Norfolk, located where the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet. Not up for swimming, fishing, or kayaking when you visit Norfolk? Check out the collections at the Chrysler Museum of Art, or enjoy dining and drinking in the new Waterside District. Norfolk also hosts nearly 100 festivals each year.
When to Visit Norfolk
Although summer is the most popular time to visit Norfolk thanks to its beaches, the city has plenty to offer visitors year-round. During the spring and fall you can enjoy numerous festivals, including the Virginia Beer Festival and the Norfolk In-Water Boat Show. And during the holidays, Norfolk plays host to a Christmas market.
Weather in Norfolk
Norfolk's average summer high temperatures are typically in the 80s Fahrenheit, with lows in the 70s, and it can be humid. If you plan your Norfolk travel for the spring and fall, you'll find pleasant weather with less humidity. Winters can be cold, with lows in the 30s, but snow is relatively rare (with an average of just five inches a year).