Things to do in Norfolk
Discover things to do in Norfolk near the central and vibrant location of Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. Located in the heart of the beautiful Hampton Roads region of southern Virginia, Norfolk is a dynamic destination with the best of both worlds: beautiful waterfront coastline and a bustling downtown area. Near Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, you'll find: The Waterside Convention Center, a myriad of upscale dining options, cultural activities, unique shops, performing arts venues, and more Norfolk attractions - all right outside the door of our downtown Norfolk hotel.
Explore a historic battleship, or stroll the grounds at a children's garden - visitors of all ages can share in the many sights, sounds, and surprises that Norfolk attractions have in store. Shopoholics will appreciate the many options for browsing, including specialty shops and antique stores, as well as national retailers like Dillard's and Nordstrom. At Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, you'll enjoy easy access to all the exciting things to do in Norfolk.
Norfolk Dining and Nightlife
Foodies are invited! Experience Norfolk from a culinary perspective and you'll come to realize why it's Virginia's best-kept secret. With a variety of distinctive chef-owned restaurants, you are sure to find the food experience that will make this visit memorable. After dark, Norfolk comes alive with a bustling nightlife complete with eclectic dance spots, lounges and trendy hot spots. All this and more is just steps away from Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, a downtown Norfolk hotel in the heart of it all.
Norfolk Arts and Entertainment
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel is proud to count the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Ballet Theatre, Virginia Opera, Virginia Stage Company, and Virginia Chorale as neighbors. Also located just moments from our downtown Norfolk hotel, you'll find the nationally acclaimed Chrysler Museum of Art, a remarkable contemporary museum perfect for the casual visitor or the true art afficionado. Wondering what to do in Norfolk during the spring? You won't want to miss the annual Virginia Arts Festival, sure to delight guests of all ages. For a great guide to local events and outdoor concerts, check out upcoming Norfolk events.
Opened in January 2015, the Slover Library is a $64 million state of the art library with a focus on genealogy research, just three blocks from the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside. The facility encompasses three centuries of architecture: the historic Seaboard building (1800s), the Selden Arcade (1900s), and a new six-story tower that connects them all.
- More than 160,000 books and other items available to borrow
- Digital Media Lab to design and produce digital content, 3D printer, large-format printer, and Adobe software
- Multi-touch interactive experience showcasing the Sargeant Memorial Collection, the premier source for local history on the East Coast, with thousands of pieces of searchable photos and artifacts
Conveniently located along the mid-Atlantic coast, Norfolk is home to a magnificent cruise port. In the heart of downtown, the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center is a debarking point steps from hotels, attractions and a shopping center with over half a million square feet of surprises. Stay at Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel before or after your cruise, and explore all the exciting things to do in Norfolk.