Last edited: April 12, 2017

Where can you go in Norfolk for magnificent views of the river, ease in accessibility to Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin, for a cruise, or grab a bite to eat? It is closer than you think: Town Point Park.

This 7-acre waterfront park offers an assortment of things to do from the uncomplicated to a full day of activities. You can simply bring your favorite pooch here for a sunset stroll or enjoy one of the many festivals offered along the waterfront throughout the year.

The waterside Festival Marketplace offers a range of options from sunup to sundown and well into the wee hours of the morning. Get ready to shop at exceptional stores such as The Fudgery, Cogan’s Pizza, Carolina Cupcakes, and more. Grab a quick bite at Luke Fu’s, Star Hill Market Bar, PBR Norfolk and others.

Of course, if you love the water as much as I do then you have these to choose from. You can stop by the adorable Tugboat Museum. This floating museum features the Tug Hunting built in 1933. For lunch or dinner cruises check out the exciting Spirit of Norfolk. You can climb aboard the Victory Rover for a tour of the nearby navel base, or take a cruise aboard the gorgeous and historic American Rover Tall Ship Cruises.

Throughout the year, a number of festivals of held waterside. The annual wine festival that is every October is one of my favorites. There are over thirty wineries from throughout Virginia. This attractive park offers serene and splendor for those who seek to just soak in the gorgeousness to be found here. But if fun is on your agenda you will not be disappointed here either.