Whether you're looking to visit Norfolk, VA for a weekend, join as a resident or stay as a student, Norfolk's urban waterfront setting makes it the ideal city to live, work, play and study. With great schools, renowned colleges and universities like Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, Tidewater Community College, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Virginia Wesleyan University, diverse neighborhoods, a walkable downtown, waterfront views and an ideal location in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, there’s a lot to love about Norfolk. The Military Highway and Norfolk International Airport Sections are a shopping and dining experience unto themselves, known for their convenience and abundance of options. The Military Circle Mall, Janaf Shopping Yard, IKEA and Norfolk Premium Outlets are favorites. After exploring the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, curb your hunger at Cilantro Baglandeshi Bistro, Ichran Japanese Ramen, Paradise Pizzeria or Sawasdee Thai Cuisine. Be sure to visit the "Mermaid Market" located inside the Information Center to assist you with your travel needs, as well as HRT Go-Passes and VDOT E-ZPass transponders.