Destination guide

Theatrical Norfolk will entice you

Take a holiday to Norfolk and enjoy the area's theatre scene, live music and monuments. Renowned for its beaches, museums and zoo, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Nauticus National Maritime Center and Chrysler Museum of Art. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Norfolk

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Norfolk a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ocean Breeze Waterpark (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Virginia Living Museum (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Virginia Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Lamberts Point Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Cypress Point Country Club (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Norfolk

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Norfolk

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Norfolk is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Norfolk Botanical Garden (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • First Landing State Park (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Town Point Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Pagoda and Oriental Garden (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Lake Wright (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Oak Grove Lake Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Norfolk

Fly into Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.), which is 22.6 mi (36.3 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Norfolk Station. You can see more of Norfolk by catching a ride on the metro at MacArthur Square Station, Monticello Station or Civic Plaza Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Norfolk?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 842 holiday lettings around Norfolk. From 284 flats & apartments to 71 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Norfolk?

If you're all about sea views and the sound of waves, you're in luck! Luckily, there are 233 beachside holiday homes to whisk yourself away to. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has plenty of other options to discover, including:

  • 181 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 138 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 135 beach-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Norfolk?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love having lots of room to move, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 270 houses listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £56 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Condo: 173 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £53 per night.
  • Hotel: 139 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.
  • Apartment: 90 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £49 per night.

Can I stay in Norfolk in a large group?

Nothing beats catching up with old friends or spending a few nights with extended family in a sensational new place. And what's best, HomeAway has places big enough for the whole crew. The most popular option for larger groups here are condo holiday rentals, and there are 76 available. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the properties for rent that will suit your needs include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can fit 6 people? We have 576 that will suit. Prices begin from just £54 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be happy to hear that there are 468 rental properties that are ideal. You can book one for as little as £96 a night.
  • Seeking out rental properties catering to 10 people? You'll be happy to discover we have 204 that will fit the bill. You can score one from just £123 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your brother and all your buddies to Norfolk.

Explore destinations around Norfolk

Norfolk Scope
1,067 holiday rentals
Ted Constant Convocation Center
1,070 holiday rentals
Old Dominion University
1,058 holiday rentals
Chrysler Hall
1,066 holiday rentals
Norfolk Botanical Garden
1,153 holiday rentals
Moses Myers House
1,067 holiday rentals
Norfolk State University
1,118 holiday rentals
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
1,072 holiday rentals
Naval Station Norfolk
584 holiday rentals
Newtown Road Station
1,282 holiday rentals
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
1,067 holiday rentals
Wells Theater
1,067 holiday rentals
MacArthur Center
1,067 holiday rentals
Hunter House Victorian Museum
1,067 holiday rentals
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
1,066 holiday rentals
Sentara Leigh Hospital
1,283 holiday rentals
Ingleside Road Station
1,195 holiday rentals
Harbor Park
1,070 holiday rentals
Harbor Park Station
1,073 holiday rentals
Waterside Festival Marketplace
1,067 holiday rentals