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Travel & Leisure magazine names Norfolk America’s Favorite Place in 2017

Part of the 2012 Parade of Sails in Norfolk, Virginia. Photo from Travel and Leisure magazine.

NORFOLK, VA – Travel & Leisure readers love the mermaid city!  Norfolk claimed the #1 spot in the annual America’s Favorite Place poll for 2017 beating out cities such as Portland, Scottsdale and Nashville.

“We are grateful that the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine choose Norfolk as America’s Favorite City! Our city earned this honor on the strength of our authenticity, growing economy, smart approach to providing great services, and commitment to arts and culture. Norfolk is a thriving, global, waterfront city that attracts thousands of new residents every year. We are a growing entertainment center for the mid-Atlantic that attracts hundreds of shows, performances, and exhibitions.  Not only is this city filled with opportunity and hospitality, it is also full of excitement and promise,” said Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander.

Travel & Leisure highlighted Norfolk’s friendliness, public art, craft beer and food scene.  To read the entire article,

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