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 779 holiday lettings around Norfolk. From 281 flats & apartments to 57 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Norfolk?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Norfolk:

  • Willoughby Spit: 195 holiday homes
  • Cottage Line: 68 holiday homes
  • Bayview: 69 holiday homes
  • West Ocean View: 22 holiday homes
  • East Ocean View: 62 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Norfolk? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Norfolk. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Norfolk Scope: 1,067 holiday lettings
  • Ted Constant Convocation Center: 1,070 holiday lettings
  • Old Dominion University: 1,058 holiday lettings
  • Chrysler Hall: 1,066 holiday lettings
  • Norfolk Botanical Garden: 1,153 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Norfolk listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Norfolk?

Yes, of course. offers 281 Flats in Norfolk. Our other popular types of Norfolk holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 57 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 284 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 57 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Norfolk?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 188 holiday homes with pool available in Norfolk. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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