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“Nice little park” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harbor Park

Harbor Park
Ranked #13 of 65 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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140 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice little park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 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 June 17, 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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248 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great Place for a Ballgame!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had the opportunity to take my wife to a Tides game last month and was pleasantly surprised at all the upgrades there. New food stands with a wide variety of food, enhanced seating out in right field and America's pastime. What more could you want. Couple this with taking light rail to and from and you have a great and relatively inexpensive time. Definitely worth visiting.

Visited May 2014
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California
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193 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A Lovely Ballpark”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I went to Harbor Park to see the Pawtucket Sox play. It was a bonus when we went to buy our tickets and found out that they would have a fireworks show after the game synced to the music of the Dave Matthews Band. We got there about 6:30 and it was packed. It took quite some time to get in as traffic was very busy. Once we got to the parking area, it wasn't too bad. There aren't areas marked off or anyone directing you to park anywhere in particular, so you just have to be sure you don't park somewhere that you could potentially be blocked in.

Once we got in the park, and there was certainly a long line to get in and only one gate open, we were impressed by the size and condition of the park. We've been to other minor league parks that certainly don't have as much to offer. There were a lot of food options and concession stands. We sat on the Sox side, as that is who we came to see, and had great seats in section 109. It was packed with both Tides and Sox fans, which made for a fun atmosphere.

Our only problems came when we went to the concession stand nearest our seats. We stood in line waiting for food for 2 1/2 innings. No one waiting in line was pleased. It was not well organized and we were actually greatly disappointed in the food. We didn't bother ordering beer once we saw that this minor league park charges major league prices on beer. Towards the end of the game, we did try the friend s'mores and fried snickers, which I highly recommend. They were busy, so their line was long too, but it moved a lot quicker than the regular concession stand that we experienced earlier in the game.

We enjoyed the game and the activities that were offered throughout it. The seats were clean and the area cared for at all times. Kudos to the man who was working in our section, as he caught some seat switching kids and was sure to remove them promptly. The teams both interacted with the fans, offering autographs at times and throwing lots of balls our way.

The fireworks were outstanding. They were better than a lot of the 4th of July displays that we have seen in the past so we were grateful to have attended on a May evening that included fireworks. Getting out of the park was no trouble at all!

Overall it's a great park that maybe wasn't prepared for the excellent turnout for this game, mostly in terms of staffing the concessions. I hope they will be better prepared next time, but I'll probably just eat before we go to the park to be on the safe side. Of course, I'll save a little room for fried Snickers. :-)

Visited May 2014
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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75 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great night out with my nephew”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

The price is very reasonable for such great seats. Took my nephew to his first ball game, and he had so much fun. My mother was with us, and it's wonderful that parking is so close to the stadium so it wasn't an issue for her walking in and out. I was disappointed, however, that the stadium does not allow outside food in, as at Nationals stadium, we can bring our own sandwiches in and bottled water with no problem. Here, apparently, it is not allowed.

Visited May 2014
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