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Inside the Norfolk art sceneNorfolk’s first official arts district, the NEON district, or “New Energy of Norfolk,” has introduced spirit and energy to a once neglected area of this coastal city in Virginia. Artists have revived the outdoor walls of buildings & warehouses with rich murals and quirky art installations are positioned on the corner of almost every block. Take a peak inside the Norfolk art scene with our local's guide.

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Beyond Norfolk: Visiting Tangier IslandOne of the last fishing villages on the Chesapeake Bay, Tangier Island is located 12 miles off the coast of Virginia and makes for a truly extraordinary day trip from Norfolk. From seafood shacks to sparkling sands, take a look at our guide to visiting Tangier Island.

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Where to sample the best Norfolk SeafoodFrom smoked whitefish salad and freshly shucked oysters to steamed shrimp and She-crab soup, these are the best places to sample Norfolk seafood.

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Ocracoke: Discover the Outer Banks of North Carolina

by Chantelle April 2014 - last edited September

Ocracoke | Norfolk, NC

Situated on the outer banks of North Carolina, the little island of Ocracoke was once upon a time a quaint fishing village, but not anymore. Over time it has managed to shake off that tag and become a hub for tourists and locals looking to explore the vast natural beauty of the area.

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Classic Norfolk Diners and Retro Theatres

by Peggy January 2014 - last edited October

Retro Norfolk | Classic Diners and Vintage TheatresThere’s something about vintage Americana that's undeniably cool. From the architecture of 1950s drive-throughs to retro diners, there's a classy and classic elegance that mixes kitsch with chic. Norfolk has a few great buldings that seem to have been frozen in the mid-20th Century and are icons of a different time, where hair was big and TVs were small.

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Aquatic Things to do in Norfolk

by Peggy January 2014 - last edited October

Nautical Norfolk | Aquatic Things to do in NorfolkIt’s no wonder Norfolk attracts visitors who love the water. Its northern edge borders the Chesapeake Bay with seven miles of sandy beaches, perfect for those long summer days and blowy winter walks. In total, Norfolk has 144 miles of shoreline, including lakes, rivers, and the bay. So what are you waiting for? Grab a paddle!

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