Town Point Park

Town Point Park featuring a park, modern architecture and a city
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Escape to an urban waterfront park for relaxation, historic appreciation and hours of fun-filled activities.

Situated on the banks of the Elizabeth River in downtown Norfolk, Town Point Park offers 7 acres (2.8 hectares) of space to play, walk, unwind and dine. There is much to see, do and learn. The park has free wifi if you want a pleasant place to catch up on work or world events.

Sit by the water’s edge and soak up views of the harbor. Grab your bathing suit or roll up your pants and splash around in the interactive fountain. Its 28 jets shoot water up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) in the air.

Dine alfresco at one of the many picnic spots. The park provides tables and chairs and has plenty of space on the lawns to spread out a blanket. If you haven’t prepared your own food, try Omar’s Fountain café for light snacks, lunch or dinner.

Visit the Armed Forces Memorial. For more than two centuries, servicemen have departed from Norfolk’s shores to fight in wars. Within the memorial are inscriptions from letters sent home by 20 soldiers who subsequently lost their lives during battle.

Three self-guided trails are accessible from the park. Stroll along the Cannonball Trail that connects numerous historic sites in the downtown area. A series of information markers along the route detail notable sites and events. Go for a bike ride on the Elizabeth River Trail, a deserted former railroad with good views of the river. Take the Mermaids on Parade Trail that passes along the river and into the heart of downtown. The route is lined with several hundred statues of mermaids. The mythical sea creature is Norfolk’s official logo.

Town Point Park hosts more than 100 free festivals, concerts and family fun events throughout the year. One of these is the Annual Norfolk Harborfest in June, a four-day dock party involving fireworks, performances, family activities and sailing fleets of tall ships, military vessels, classic wooden boats and more. For a list of current and forthcoming events visit the City of Norfolk’s website.

Located on the waterfront next to the Nauticus center and the USS Wisconsin, the park is easily reached by the Tide, Virginia’s light rail system. MacArthur Square Station is a few steps away. If you plan to drive, there are paid parking garages in the vicinity.

Top Hotels Close to Town Point Park

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA, 23704
The price is $185 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Portsmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (961 reviews)
"The property was very well maintained and clean."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Hilton Norfolk The Main
Hilton Norfolk The Main
4 out of 5
100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA, 23510
The price is $273 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Norfolk. Enjoy 3 restaurants, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (832 reviews)
"This place was really nice. The suite riverview was everything. The only thing i didnt like about the room is you got this big nice room with no microwave in it and a small refrigerator that didn't work. When i checked in the man charged my card twice then told me i had to wait 3 to 5 business days ..."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Hilton Norfolk The Main
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
3.5 out of 5
235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA, 23510
The price is $199 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Norfolk. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (989 reviews)
"Girls weekend away and the hotel was great accommodation and area is great for fun night out."

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
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Riverwalk Inn & Suites
Riverwalk Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
333 Effingham St, Portsmouth, VA, 23704
The price is $63 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
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Hilton Norfolk The Main
Hilton Norfolk The Main
4 out of 5
100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA, 23510
The price is $273 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Hilton Norfolk The Main
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA, 23704
The price is $185 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
3.5 out of 5
235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA, 23510
The price is $199 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection
Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection
3.5 out of 5
201 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, 23510
The price is $195 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection
Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
3 out of 5
520 Plume street, Norfolk, VA, 23510
The price is $169 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
3.5 out of 5
777 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA, 23510
The price is $189 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown
Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown
3.5 out of 5
700 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA, 23510
The price is $149 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown
Residence Inn Norfolk Downtown
Residence Inn Norfolk Downtown
3 out of 5
227 West Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA, 23510
The price is $189 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Residence Inn Norfolk Downtown
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