The busy city of Norfolk, Virginia is centered around the port of Hampton Roads, one of the largest, naturally deep, ice-free harbors in the world. You can see tugs, barges, sailboats, commercial vessels, and navy ships moving in and out of the port through the Elizabeth River.
Norfolk’s downtown waterfront area is located right on the banks of the Elizabeth River. The Norfolk Waterside Marketplace offers major restaurants, specialty retail shops, and international food court and exciting nightlife with music, dancing and live entertainment. Special events, such as the annual Norfolk Harborfest, are held next to Waterside, at the waterfront Town Point Park.