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“A gem of entertainment in the city” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harbor Park

Harbor Park
Ranked #14 of 65 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
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Norfolk, Virginia
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A gem of entertainment in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Baseball in the summer is the best entertainment there is. You can not only watch a game, but also meet lots of new people and talk to everyone. Every seat is a good seat and the food on the concourse is varied enough to suit everyone. Hotdog Nation has an Oriole hotdog that has everyone talking - hot dog with mac and cheese and crabmeat. And it's only $4.50. Can't beat the prices!

Visited August 2014
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Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Pace to Watch a Baseball Game”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

I really had fun at this ballpark. The usher in aisle 107 is wonderful; he conversed with the fans between innings and wanted everyone to feel comfortable and have a great time! HOWEVER, there is not a screen in this area so one must be vigilant about etching for foul balls and flying baseball bats. If you want to spend time conversing with others..., you should probably sit elsewhere. Aisles 100, 102, 103, 104, and 105 (and the same aisle numbers beginning with a 2) are behind screens. The mascot was fun to watch although his costume was a bit grungy. The organist and announcer are very good and do a good job encouraging the fans to show their excitement and cheer on the home team. The ball park is very clean and recycling bins are provided.

On "Throwback Nights", one can purchase sodas, hotdogs, and popcorn (at designated concession stands) for 50 cents. The fresh lemonade was quite good (but pricey at $5.00).

The first night I went, the attendance was around 4000; the second night, it was 8000+. I suggest buying your tickets early in the day (at the regular price)or before game day (not only to avoid the lines, but to get a discount of $1-2).

I was surprised to learn that this ballpark was built in 1993; it seemed newer.

The scoreboard gives more info about the players and the ongoing game than any I have ever seen! It even provides an ongoing pitch count with a breakdown of balls and strikes. Also, answers to funny questions such as, "What is your favorite kitchen utensil?" as well as the usual ones such as, "What is your favorite movie?"

I was traveling and stayed at the Sheraton Waterside. It was about a 5 minute walk to the ballpark from the hotel.

Perhaps it was an anomaly, but the games were LOOONG. The first night had a 2-1 score and lasted 3 hours and 5 minutes; the second game was a 14-2 affair and lasted for 3 hours and 31 minutes. Nonetheless, it was, overall, a great way to spend a couple of nights!

Visited July 2014
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Hampton, Virginia
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39 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Diamond in the City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Not a huge baseball fan (I like the action of hockey) but this was the perfect Wednesday night activity. Gorgeous field, very clean area, food was great, beer even better and everyone was helpful and kind. There is nothing like sitting on your teams side with a bunch of other hometown folks. Great for kids and adults. Money well spent for a night out and definitely a fun experience for those who have never been to a ball game.

I travel around Virginia a lot so check out my blog www.travelingva.wordpress.com for more reviews, pictures, and fun stops!

Visited May 2014
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice little park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Perfect for a Saturday afternoon or evening ball game. They have a restaurant serving a buffet, but it is expensive. Plenty of fun for the kids and I recommend bringing them. Parking will cost you a few bucks so have some cash. Affordable family night out and the Tides are usually a good team to watch...Orioles AAA club. Great seats are very affordable.

Visited August 2013
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Virginia Beach
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Park, Awesome Concession Choices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Wonderful ball park, clean and neat. Staff is very helpful and courteous. Concessions are spread out, lines are never too long and there are many many options- great way to spend a day watching the Tides play.

Visited June 2014
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