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CONTENTS

Contents Norfolk 2012 Visitors Guide

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6 Welcome to Norfolk

Mayor Paul Fraim welcomes you to our community.

7 Norfolk Visitor Information Center

Find all the information you need to get the best out of your time in Norfolk.

8 The Heart of the Virginia Waterfront

It is our pleasure to introduce you and your family to the perfect place to play anytime of the year.

Photo Credit: Echard Wheeler

10 Top Sites

Learn about some of Norfolk’s most popular attractions.

14 Norfolk Attractions

Your guide to museums, historic areas, gardens, cruises, tours and many other exciting local attractions.

18 Norfolk Neighborhoods

A look into notable Norfolk Neighborhoods.

A1 Regional Attractions

Hampton Roads and the surrounding region is brimming with history, one-of-a-kind experiences, and unique attractions.

38 Performing Arts

Norfolk’s vibrant arts scene blossoms on stage.

40 Virginia Arts Festival

World-renowned performances grace local venues for eight magical weeks each spring—see what this year’s festival has in store.

Behind Norfolk’s symbol for the arts.

35 Calendar of Events

48 Sports & Recreation

41 Dining & Nightlife

48 Visitor Services & Information

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Norfolk Visitor Information Center 9401 4th View Street, I-64 Exit 273 757-441-1852 or 800-368-3097 For more information on our destination, www.visitnorfolktoday.com

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What Norfolk Has To Offer

Welcome to Norfolk! It has been a remarkable year full of exciting changes in our beautiful, waterfront city! The Tide light rail system is now operating, and offers our visitors an affordable, easy way to see Norfolk. Be sure to hop on The Tide during your stay and catch a game at Harbor Park, explore historical sites and visit attractions and restaurants. Most people do not realize that Norfolk has 144 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, which meets the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors will soon learn that Norfolk offers both the excitement of a downtown and a whole host of water and outdoor activities — you can learn to sail, kayak, hike or golf only minutes from downtown! Along the Elizabeth River, you will find the gorgeous Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, as well as Town Point Park, the science maritime museum Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. Docked near Town Point Park are the topsail schooner American Rover, Victory Rover and other boats ready to take you on leisurely tour of our harbor. If you prefer exploring Norfolk on land, take a walking tour or rent a Segway and take a ride through downtown, by the waterfront, past the Chrysler Museum of Art and through the historic Freemason 10/31/11 11:07:52 AM and Ghent dART_Norfolk_VG_Ad_2012.pdf districts.

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New to Norfolk are culinary tours! Sign up for a tour or explore the restaurant scene on your own. An eclectic group of restaurants dot the streets of downtown, Ghent and outskirts of the city. Visitors will be surprised that there is much more here than just the typical Southern cuisine. We have a variety of international offerings, including Cuban, Irish, Indian, Italian, Moroccan, Japanese, Thai, Brazilian and much more. Our art and theatre scene is one of the best in the Commonwealth. The one-of-a-kind pieces housed in the nationally renowned Chrysler Museum of Art and the artists at work in the new Chrysler Museum Glass Studio and d’ART Center will leave you in awe. Musicians, dancers and actors are waiting to showcase their talents at the Virginia Opera, Wells Theatre and Chrysler Hall, to name a few. Other must-see attractions include the Norfolk Botanical Garden, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, MacArthur Memorial, Virginia Zoological Park and, of course, Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base. Should you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to stop by our Visitor Center or chat with a visitor advisor online at visitnorfolktoday.com. We are thrilled to have you in Norfolk and hope you return again soon! Anthony J. DiFilippo President and CEO, VisitNorfolk

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On behalf of the citizens of Norfolk, welcome to our community. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, I hope you will enjoy your stay in our proud and historic seaport city. We look forward to sharing our hospitality with you. You are invited to take advantage of the many opportunities our downtown offers for shopping, dining and entertainment — there is something for everyone. MacArthur Center Mall, with more than 140 stores anchored by Nordstrom and Dillard’s department stores, is an easy walk from downtown hotels as is The Waterside Festival Marketplace, Nauticus (The National Maritime Center), the Battleship Wisconsin, the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, the Armed Forces Memorial and the many restaurants along Granby Street. As one of the nation’s oldest cities, Norfolk has a long and rich history that awaits you on the Cannonball Trail, our downtown walking tour. Along the way you will discover three buildings designed by Thomas U. Walter, architect of the U.S. Capitol dome, as well as historic homes and other notable architectural and historic landmarks. If you are interested in the arts, you’re in luck. Norfolk has an impressive offering with the Chrysler Museum of Art — one of the top

20 art museums in the country — the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Stage Company and the Virginia Ballet. For family fun, make time to visit the Virginia Zoo with its impressive display of animals and the Zoo Train that takes visitors on a narrated tour through the Zoo grounds. And, try to stop by the 155-acre Norfolk Botanical Garden, a beautiful and serene oasis in the middle of the city. While Norfolk embodies the cultural and commercial advantages of a big city, visitors are enchanted by our town’s intimate charm, historic past and friendly atmosphere. We are glad you are here, so please enjoy yourself and enjoy Norfolk, a place where life is celebrated daily. Sincerely, Paul D. Fraim, Mayor

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he Norfolk Visitor Information Center is conveniently located off Interstate 64 at exit 273 just three miles from the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. The unique design of the building resembles the sail of a boat as it rises some 25 feet above the wetlands of Willoughby in a section of Norfolk’s Ocean View neighborhood. This area of Willoughby Bay was filled in as part of the expansion of Naval Station Norfolk in the 1940’s. Over the years the area has become a marshland of willowy sea grasses, shade trees and home to Egrets and other species of birds and wildlife. The Visitor Center is surrounded by wooden decking with benches and picnic tables providing a lovely spot to enjoy a picnic lunch. You can also walk your dog, pick up children’s activity sheets, and purchase tickets to local attractions. The Visitor Center staff is ready to assist you with your travel needs, including directions or other Norfolk related information; either in person or via LiveChat, our online assistance program. The Visitor Center also has a wide variety of printed brochures and resources available. Equipped with free Wi-Fi and a gift shop with Norfolk mermaid souvenirs and snacks, the Visitor Center is a great place to stop while visiting Norfolk. Stop in and sign our guest book and receive a complimentary mermaid pin, while supplies last!

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The Heart of the Virginia Waterfront®

estled where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Norfolk is regarded as the cultural, financial and entertainment heart of the Virginia waterfront. Vibrantly alive and bursting with opportunities for recreation, dining and entertainment, Norfolk offers its guests adventure all day long and into the night. Begin your visit on the downtown waterfront with a leisurely stroll along the brick pathways through Town Point Park, located adjacent to the Waterside Festival Marketplace and the cruise facility. With its rich river view landscapes, the park is a lush green space of peace and tranquility in an urban setting. In season, take time to frolic in the dancing fountain, dine al fresco at Omar’s Fountain Café, or enjoy an afternoon or evening of light music and entertainment in TowneBank Fountain Park’s miniamphitheatre. On select weekends, Town Point Park plays host to a variety of premier festivals and events, including the annual Norfolk Harborfest®, the tall ships parade of sail and the bi-annual wine festival. This year we will welcome OpSail2012 Virginia™ in conjunction with Norfolk Harborfest®. The park’s permanent outdoor main stage, with its state-of-the-art acoustics, draws music lovers from across the region to hear a variety of planned musical entertainment. To the right of the park is Nauticus, a maritime-themed science center featuring an aquarium, hands-on exhibits, interactive theaters, and a variety of educational programs. Nauticus is home to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, presenting 225 years of naval history. Don’t miss out on a tour of the Battleship Wisconsin, berthed on the complex. For those who love to be immersed in history, continue down the brick walkway on the waterfront to the historic Freemason district. The cobblestone streets and grand old homes offer a view into a by-gone era. Be sure to visit the historic Hunter House Victorian Museum located on Freemason Street. One simple step in the door will transport you back in time. Escorted walking and Segway tours are available and highly recommended!

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By now you must be hungry! Whether your tastes crave traditional southern cooking or trendy, Nouveau Cuisine, Norfolk will treat you to a host of culinary delights in any one of its 80 chef-owned restaurants. A walk down Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk alone will quickly reveal the diversity of flavors to be enjoyed. Sign up for a culinary tour later in the evening! If you’re looking to shop, wander over to MacArthur Center, a one-million square-foot shopping complex featuring high-end merchants such as Dillard’s and Nordstrom. Downtown is also filled with independently owned shops, museums, art venues, offices, loft apartments and more. Norfolk has something for everyone! Leaving cares behind, jump on The Tide light rail or Norfolk Net Connector, which will take you a few miles from downtown to Norfolk’s trendy Ghent neighborhood. Lose yourself for a few hours in this dynamic community colored with a distinctively diverse range of local artists, students and professionals. Ghent’s pedestrian and bike–friendly main artery, Colley Avenue, is filled with innovative restaurants and sidewalk cafés, boutiques, antique shops, art galleries — including the renowned Chrysler Museum of Art and the NARO Expanded Art Cinema. Architecture is bordered by water on three sides: the buffs will enjoy Chesapeake Bay to the north; Hampton Roads to Ghent’s residential the west; and Willoughby Bay to the south. This streets, which offer independent peninsula was created in the midan eclectic mix 1600’s as the result of a hurricane. The Willoughby of stately homes, historic town homes Family, who lived on the edge of what is now and renovated brick Ocean View, awoke the morning following the apartment buildings. storm to see a point of land in front of their home,

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The Tide

The Tide light rail extends 7.4 miles from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center complex east through downtown Norfolk and adjacent to I-264 to Newtown Road. Eleven stations provide easy access to cultural, financial and entertainment centers. There are four park and ride lots and parking is always free.

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Just a quick car or bus ride from Ghent or downtown is the Virginia Zoological Park located on 53 acres along the Lafayette River. What could be better than to spend a warm afternoon wandering amongst the exotic array of animal species, foliage and one-of-a-kind exhibits. Enjoy horticulture? You must visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Located adjacent to Norfolk International Airport, the 155-acre site features more than 30 themed gardens comprised of thousands of colorful plants. Bring your children along as well. The three-acre World of Wonders Children’s Garden features distinct interactive areas offering enrichment, excitement and entertainment. Open year-round, there are always new wonders to be held at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. A city by the sea would be remiss if it didn’t offer vacationers access to spectacular fishing, sailing, and kayaking, as well as a number of other water adventures. Discover nearby Ocean View, and adjacent Willoughby Spit, Norfolk’s own beach communities, where you can charter a pleasure craft or fishing boat, wind-surf, jet-ski, fish from the Ocean View pier or simply find a relaxing spot on a sandy beach. If golf is part of your vacation plans, Norfolk has a variety of first class golf courses, catering to every level of player. Norfolk is also the proud home of Naval Station Norfolk, home to a vast fleet of aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines, frigates and amphibious assault ships. Visitors can experience the might of the U.S. Navy with a 45-minute escorted bus tour on base. The tour also drives by historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition. Prefer touring on the water? A two-hour harbor cruise tour of the Naval Base aboard the Victory Rover is an enjoyable option. The cruise departs from the Downtown Norfolk Harbor, a short distance from Nauticus. Immerse yourself in Norfolk! Whether you’re here on vacation, a romantic get-away, a convention or a meeting, our city is sure to please.

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Chrysler Museum of Art and Glass Studio Combining a nationally renowned art museum, a new Glass Studio and two significant historic houses, the Moses Myers House and the Willoughby-Baylor House, the Chrysler Museum of Art is a jewel in both Ghent and the city of Norfolk. Its extensive collection and special exhibitions entertain and educate Photo Credit: Ed Pollard visitors of all ages every day. This cultural enclave includes more than 30,000 original works of art that span more than 5,000 years of history in 62 galleries. The Chrysler Museum is within walking distance of downtown Norfolk and overlooks the Hague Inlet of the Elizabeth River. The Washington Post claims, “The Chrysler Museum of Art is a gem, the building itself a monument to beauty,” and The New York Times proclaims the masterpieces on display in the Chrysler are something “any museum in the world would kill for.” In addition to the scenery and the many masterpieces on view, the Chrysler also features the Jean Outland Chrysler Library, the largest art reference library in the Southeast. Named after automobile heir and art collector Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., the Chrysler Museum was originally founded in 1939 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Walter Chrysler presented the city of Norfolk with his collection in 1971, and the Museum continues to grow and expand. Today the extensive art collection includes American and European paintings and sculpture, contemporary art, decorative arts, and photography. In addition, the Chrysler possesses one of the great glass collections in America. The Tiffany collection is world famous and nearly comprehensive in the area of blown glass, and also contains splendid windows and lamps. The Chrysler’s glass holdings also include fine examples of historical glass, a significant selection of English and French glass, and contemporary masterworks by such artists as Howard Ben Tré, Harvey K. Littleton, William Morris, Lino Tagliapietra, Stanislav Libenský, and Jaroslava Brychtová. The new Chrysler Museum Glass Studio is a modern, 7,000-square-foot facility across the street from the Museum. The Glass Studio is equipped to accommodate aspiring and master artists alike. The state-of-the-art facility supports artists working in a variety of glassmaking processes, including blown glass, casting, fusing, flameworking and coldworking. The Chrysler Museum is one of only two comprehensive art museums with a Glass Studio and spotlights the Chrysler’s reputation as having one of the top glass collections in the United States. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio provides free public demonstrations designed to complement visitors’ Photo Credit: Echard Wheeler experience of the Museum’s glass collection. The Visiting Artist Series brings some of the best contemporary glass artists to Norfolk to work in the Glass Studio and exhibit in the Museum’s galleries. Many Museum guests enjoy a relaxing respite at The Chrysler Café, home to Cuisine & Company, a culinary arts fixture in the region, satisfying even the most exquisite tastes since 1981. Hours are Wednesday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and Sunday noon –3 p.m. (For reservations, call (757) 333-6291.) Photo Credit: Ed Pollard No visit is complete without a stop at The Museum Shop, where visitors can take a piece of their experience with them with the purchase of a beautiful art souvenir. General admission to the Chrysler Museum and Glass Studio is FREE. Special visiting exhibitions may have entry fees, though Museum Members and children five and younger always are admitted free. Contributions are always welcome and help the Chrysler continue to offer free general admission to the entire community. The Chrysler Museum of Art is located at 245 West Olney Road in Norfolk. Admission to the Chrysler Collection is FREE. The Museum and adjacent Glass Studio are open Wednesday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday noon –5 p.m.; it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all major holidays. The Moses Myers House and the Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday noon – 4 p.m. For more information, call (757) 664-6200 or visit www.chrysler.org.

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he Norfolk Botanical Garden is located next to Norfolk International Airport and features a variety of ways to enjoy the beautiful and unique horticulture nurtured within the Garden’s pristine 155 acres. Take a stroll through the 12 miles of pathways, ride the tram to seven different locations within the garden, or relax on a boat tour of Lake Whitehurst when the weather is warm. Dating back to 1938, Norfolk Botanical Garden has a deep-seeded history, beginning with a Work Progress Administration (WPA) grant for an Azalea Garden project. A group of more than 200 African-American women and 20 African-American men were assigned to clear 30 acres of dense, native vegetation. The workers then planted 4,000 azaleas, several thousand shrubs and trees, and 100 bushels of daffodils. Throughout the years, the Garden continued to grow and expand — adding a Japanese Garden, Colonial Garden, Rose Garden — which has sprouted All-American Rose Selection winners, a stunning butterfly garden and butterfly house, and many others. Today, both themed and signature gardens offer breathtaking views in every season. More than 40-years-old, the Japanese Garden offers native Japanese plants like Japanese holly, lotus, and flowering cherry. The Four

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Seasons Garden Wildflower Meadow is home to more than 50 species of plants, including goldenrod, sunflowers and bachelor’s buttons. In this area, guests may observe what insects and birds the plants attract and how they interact with each other. Other signature gardens include Bristow Butterfly Garden, Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, Enchanted Forest, and Kaufman Hydrangea Garden. Don’t let the kids miss playing at WOW — World of Wonders: A Children’s Adventure Garden. This three-acre interactive garden takes kids around the world through living biomes, down a secret path into a world of natural wonders and lets them splash through 200 fountains as they explore the Earth’s waterways. Other features of Norfolk Botanical Garden include summer camps for children, tram tours, walking tours, bike nights, and several education opportunities. More than 20,000 children are reached every year through programs and classes. Be sure to stop at the Café, open seasonally, for a quick lunch, coffee or dessert. Boxed lunches are also available for picnics. Norfolk Botanical Garden is located at 6700 Azalea Road in Norfolk. Spring/Summer hours are between 9am-7pm from April 1 – October 15; Fall/Winter hours are between 9am-5pm from October 16 – March 31. The garden is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Members are admitted free. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, and $7 for youth (ages 3 - 17). For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org.

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ake today your day of adventure at the Virginia Zoo! Journey to mysterious places inhabited by exotic animals from around the world. Board the Norfolk Southern Express train for an expedition to Asia – Trail of the Tiger, or go on safari to Africa’s Okavango Delta. Discover elephants, orangutans, mandrills, tapirs, giraffes, exotic birds and more! Watch the red panda as it climbs through the trees just above your head. Go nose-to-nose with a prairie dog from your own underground viewing bubble. Stroll through themed gardens or get wet in one of the Zoo’s water fountains. Fun? You bet! Will you learn something? Definitely! The Virginia Zoo, open year-round, provides education and entertainment for people of all ages. In fact, the Zoo is home to more than 400 animals on 53 beautifully landscaped acres. The Virginia Zoo’s enriched exhibits encourage the animals’ natural behavior, and provide information about their habitats, what they eat and their worldwide conservation status. Visiting the Virginia Zoo is a fantastic thing to do with family and friends, and it’s a terrific value. Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for children (ages 2–11), and $10 for seniors (62+). Children under two get in FREE! If you’re yearning for a more intimate experience, book a behind-the-scenes tour, where you can get up close and personal with the wildlife. Feed a giraffe or paint with the elephants; plenty of behind-the-scenes tours are available to choose from. Prices vary, and reservations and prepayment are required. The Virginia Zoo hosts a number of special events throughout the year, as well, including an Earth Day and animal enrichment celebration called Party for the Planet, military appreciation day, and Zoo Boo on Halloween. Plus, you can book a family reunion, hold a company picnic or throw a special birthday party. Join the more than 450,000 people each year who visit the Virginia Zoo and experience the wild world of African lions, Malayan tigers and moon bears, for an adventure that’ll make you say, oh my! The Virginia Zoo is located at 3500 Granby St. in Norfolk. It is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information, call 757-441-2374 or visit www.virginiazoo.org. visitnorfolktoday.com

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Nauticus

Nauticus and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum combine to honor maritime science, history and fun!

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ake the afternoon to explore Downtown Norfolk’s waterfront maritime science museum, Nauticus, for a full spectrum of hands-on exhibits. At the Shark Lab, visitors can learn about shark conservation and meet Nauticus’ sharks, along with the residents of Horseshoe Crab Cove. Petting marine life is just the beginning! A visit to Nauticus provides a full spectrum of exhilarating hands-on exhibits and activities focused on the immense power of the sea. Interested in how a battleship is made? Stop by the Design Chamber. Inside this multi-media interactive theater, match wits with America’s best ship designers on the eve of World War II in a race against time to create the greatest battleship ever. Nauticus’ permanent exhibits include 1907: The Jamestown Exposition and the Launching of the Steel Navy, developed and produced in conjunction with the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. It examines the period from 1880, when the Navy began to recover from a post-civil war decline, to 1907, when President Theodore Roosevelt sent the Great White Fleet around the world as an affirmation of American naval strength. Step inside a submersible called The Clelia and take on the role of a pilot or a NOAA scientist. You and your family can control an actual 9-foot long robotic arm to collect samples and artifacts from the seabed, or operate a remote-controlled camera to explore the wreck site. In addition, the exhibit showcases real artifacts recovered from the wreck of the famous Civil War ironclad. 12

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Inside the Nauticus Theater visitors can enjoy a variety of highdefinition films, including the Academy Award®-nominated The Living Sea, which focuses of the power, significance, and sheer beauty of the world’s oceans. The theater features the Christie CP2000 digital High Definition DLP projector, one of only ten projectors of its kind in use in the United States and the only one in the tri-state area. Souvenirs are available for purchase at the Banana Pier Gift Shop. Food and refreshments are offered at the Outtakes Café. Make sure to visit the Hampton Roads Naval Museum on the second floor. The museum examines more than two centuries of interesting naval activity in and around the Hampton Roads harbor. Purchase tickets for a two-hour tour of the world’s largest Naval Base at the ticket office located at the center’s front entry dock. The two-hour cruises aboard the Victory Rover are offered from March through December.  Nauticus is located at One Waterside Drive in downtown Norfolk. Nauticus is open Memorial Day through Labor Day daily 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.. The rest of the year, the museum is open Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday noon–5 p.m. The Battleship Wisconsin is open Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday noon–5 p.m. Admission to Nauticus is $11.95 for adults, $10.95 for seniors and $9.50 for children (4–12). A combination ticket for $28.95 includes museum admission as well as a one-hour, guided Topside Tour of the Battleship’s newly opened interior spaces. Children ages three and under are free. There is no charge to visit the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, or the adjacent Battleship Wisconsin. For more information, call 757-664-1000 or visit www.nauticus.org.


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The Half Moone Cruise Celebration Center …Norfolk’s gateway to the world!

From Norfolk’s state-of-the-art Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, set sail aboard a luxury cruise ship to a fun-filled destination. With its unique design and picturesque setting, the one-of-akind cruise facility has established itself as a popular focal point on the Downtown Norfolk Harbor. Cruise passengers arriving early to Half Moone will not lack for entertainment while waiting to embark. The pier is adjacent to Nauticus, the spectacular maritime-themed science museum, within walking distance of MacArthur Center, a one million square-foot shopping complex, a variety of restaurants, a thriving arts community and dozens of attractions nearby. If you’re a history buff, walk the decks of the Battleship Wisconsin — the last battleship built by the U.S. Navy. During the

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he Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest non-carrier warships built by the United States. The battleship, launched in April of 1944, is 887 feet long and weighs 45,000 tons. The “Wisky,” affectionately called by some, served in World War II (in Tokyo Bay for surrender), the Korean War (Inchon Landing) and the first Gulf War (Desert Storm). The ship has housed a crew of more than 3,000 during WWII/Korea, and 2,000 for the Gulf War. In 2001 (on its launch anniversary), the ship opened to the general public, and in December of 2009 it was donated to the City of Norfolk. Nauticus recently opened previously sealed off interior spaces of the battleship to the public. A six minute dramatic film, Forward for Freedom, shown inside a new introductory theater, brings the Wisconsin to life through the stories and commentary of those who served aboard her. An exhibit located at the entrance to the Wardroom, For All Those in Uniform Who Have Served, pays tribute to the armed forces, with an initial focus on Senator John W. Warner, who was instrumental in bringing the battleship Wisconsin to Norfolk. Both the film and exhibit, as well as the Wardroom and Officers’ Quarters, are included in regular museum admission. For an additional fee, guided Topside Tours, offered periodically throughout the day, take visitors deeper into the ship. Each tour includes the administration area, radio room, main deck enlisted berthing, captain’s cabin and sleeping quarters, flag bridge and combat engagement center. The Battleship Wisconsin is located beside Nauticus at One Waterside Drive in downtown Norfolk. The Battleship is open Memorial Day through Labor Day daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The remainder of the year, the Battleship is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon – 5 p.m. The Battleship closes 15 minutes prior to noted closing times. Battleship Wisconsin hours are weather permitting. visitnorfolktoday.com

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warmer months, walk over to Town Point Park, Norfolk’s outdoor festival venue. More than 100 festivals take place there annually including Norfolk Harborfest®, Jazz Festival, Bayoo Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival and the bi-annual Virginia Wine Festival. If you have time to extend your stay after your cruise be sure to climb aboard one of several harbor cruises including the topsail schooner, American Rover, or tour the world’s largest naval base aboard the Victory Rover. Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center personnel will be glad to point you in the right direction. Customized two-hour Segway tours of the city are available as are walking culinary tours! The Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center is also a magnificent setting to host a special event or meeting. Whether hosting a reception, special celebration or corporate function, there are five breathtaking spaces to choose from, with accommodations for 50 to 1,500 guests.  For additional information on cruising from Norfolk, please consult your travel agent or visit www.cruisenorfolk.org. For more information on renting the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center for your special event, visit www.halfmoone.org.


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collections in America, including a stunning showcase of Tiffany blown glass, windows and lamps, as well as English, French and contemporary glass masterpieces. The Museum includes a glass studio, café, gift shop, library, theatre and two historic houses. Open Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs. to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Chrysler Museum of Art, 245 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk. 757-664-6200 www.chrysler.org.

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American Rover Norfolk Harbor Sailing Cruises

Set sail with the friendly and experienced crew of this 150 passenger sailing schooner. Offering daytime and sunset harbor cruises under sail on the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and the Port of Virginia. Help hoist the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just relax as the captain points out the sights of the historic Norfolk Harbor. Sunset cruises feature live entertainment. This elegant ship with her distinctive red sails is Coast Guard inspected for safety. Comfortable seating is available on the shaded upper deck and in our air-conditioned below deck area with ship store, bar and restrooms. Popular for families, weddings, field trips, group outings and company parties since 1986. Cruises depart April through October from Waterside Marina in Downtown Norfolk. Call 757-627-7245 for reservations or visit www.americanrover.com. 1 ½ Hour Harbor Cruise (Adults $18, Children $10): 11:30 a.m. (Wed-Sat Summer Only) and 3 p.m. (Daily, except Mondays in Spring and Fall) 2 Hour Sunset Cruise ($25 Adults, $15 Children) Call for availability. 6:30 p.m. Spring, 7 p.m. Summer, 6 p.m. Fall. 1 ½ Hour Moonlight Party Cruise ($12 Adults Only). Call for availability.

The Armed Forces Memorial

Connected to the southeastern corner of Town Point Park by two bridges, the memorial features 20 inscriptions from letters written home by U.S. service people who lost their lives in war. The letters have been cast in thin sheets of bronze and are scattered across the ground as if blown there by the wind. Seats, which face out to the waterway, encourage rest and contemplation of the words from people who never came home. Call 757-664-6620.

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

The parish of this beautifully renovated church dates back to 1791, with the arrival of the Catholic laity and priests seeking refuge from the French Revolution. In 1961, St. Mary’s church experienced a grand influx of predominantly African American parishioners, inspired by the new hopes and dreams sweeping across the country, and today remains a predominantly African American congregation. In 1991, the title of Minor Basilica was bestowed upon the church, making it the only one in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located in downtown Norfolk at 232 Chapel Street. Call 757-622-4487. The church is open to the public weekdays Tuesday through Thursday, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Mass Schedule: Sat.-5 p.m. Sun.-9 a.m. and 12 noon. Call for weekday masses.

Cannonball Trail

This walk-it-yourself tour is a heritage trail, which connects historic sites woven among featured attractions in downtown Norfolk. Pick up a brochure at VisitNorfolk, 232 E. Main St., or go to visitnorfolktoday.com to begin your adventure. Call 757-664-6620.

Chrysler Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission and explore 5,000 years of civilization through art. The Italianate-style museum sits on the Hague Inlet of the Elizabeth River and is home to 30,000 objects in 62 galleries. Highlights include a survey of the best artists in European and American painting and sculpture, photography, Federalist and Art Nouveau furniture, as well as African, Asian, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian and Islamic art. The Chrysler possesses one of the great glass

The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio sits adjacent to the museum in a modern, 7,000-square-foot facility. Visitors can enjoy free glassblowing demonstrations, and the Glass Studio is equipped to accommodate aspiring and master artists alike. The state-of-the-art facility will showcase artists working in a variety of glassmaking processes, including glassblowing, casting, fusing, flameworking and coldworking. The facility will be the only one of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region, and will bring Chrysler’s extensive glass collection to life. Open Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. noon to 5 p.m. 745 Duke Street, Norfolk. 757-664-6200. www.chrysler.org.

City Beaches on the Chesapeake Bay

The City of Norfolk maintains three beach parks on the Chesapeake Bay: Community Beach Park, Sarah Constant Beach Park and Ocean View Beach Park. The beaches are lifeguarded from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information visit www.norfolk.gov/rpos/Beaches.asp

Civil War Trails

Norfolk is a participant in the Virginia Civil War Trails program linking over 450 sites located throughout the Commonwealth. Visitors can trace Norfolk’s Civil War heritage by visiting sites including Fort Norfolk, the historic Freemason District, and the West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery.

d’ART Center

This unique visual arts facility features 40 resident artists, creating, displaying and selling original fine art. Come meet artists and see how art is made! d’ART offers adult and children’s art classes and workshops. Five sky-lit galleries showcase changing national and regional art exhibitions. Located in the Selden Arcade on Main Street. Call 757-625-4211 or www.d-artcenter.org. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

Doumar’s

Abe Doumar, the original owner of this 1950s drive-in on Monticello Avenue, created the ice cream cone at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. His restaurant still exists today, and the Doumar family still makes fresh cones on the original cone machine. The restaurant also serves the best barbecue around. 1919 Monticello Avenue, call 757-627-4163. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 8 a.m. Midnight. Closed Sundays.

First Baptist Church

The congregation of this historic church was established in 1800 as an interracial congregation including whites, free blacks and slaves. A registered national landmark, the church also includes a small museum of artifacts. 418 E. Bute Street, call 757-622-6701.

Fort Norfolk

Fort Norfolk is the last remaining of 19 harborfront forts authorized in 1794 by President George Washington. Stepping through the fort’s arched entryway transports visitors to another era. The fort’s four-acre site overlooks the Elizabeth River and includes earthwork embankments, ramparts, a dungeon, officers’ quarters, powder magazine, barracks and guardhouse. The fort played key roles in the War of 1812 and in the Civil War. 810 Front Street. Open year-round for self-guided tours during working hours Monday-Friday. Photo ID required. www.norfolkhistorical.org.


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The Gallery at Military Circle

Serving the Hampton Roads area for more than 30 years, this single-level shopping mall includes Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears, ROSS, a Cinemark Theatre and over 100 stores with great deals. 880 N. Military Highway, 757-461-0777 or www.galleryatmilitarycircle.com. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday Noon-6 p.m.

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum introduces guests to over two centuries of naval activity in and around the great harbors of Hampton Roads, Virginia. One of 12 U.S. Navy museums reporting to the Naval History and Heritage Command, the facility showcases over 50 exhibits including a priceless collection of naval ship models, nineteenth century naval artwork and underwater archaeological finds from the American Civil War. Visitors to the museum encounter the history of the Navy in Hampton Roads beginning with the story of the common sailor during the Revolutionary War, all the way to life aboard today’s floating city—the modern aircraft carrier. Additionally, a talented staff of historical interpreters and impersonators brings that history to life. Call 757-444-8971 or visit www.hrnm.navy.mil. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays from Sept.May. Extended Summer Hours. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Free Admission.

Hermitage Museum and Gardens

Formerly home to the Sloane family, the Hermitage is an early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate on the shore of the Lafayette River. Featuring a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, the Hermitage is “home to the arts.” Contemporary exhibition galleries, a Visual Arts School, working artist studios, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds offer art and culture to the community. Contact the Hermitage for information regarding group tours, facility rentals, membership, and volunteer opportunities. 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505. Call 757-423-2052 or www.theHermitageMuseum.org. Tours offered on the hour Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.5 p.m. Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. Admission for Adults $5; Children ages 6-18 $2; members free; military with identification free.

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Historic Ghent

Historic Ghent offers boutique and antique shopping in a pedestrian friendly atmosphere along Colley Avenue and 21st Street. www.destinationghent.com, www.palacestationofghent.com.

HRT Paddlewheel Ferry: Downtown to Olde Towne

Offering a panoramic view of the Elizabeth River Harbor, this charming pedestrian ferry operates between The Waterside Festival Marketplace in Norfolk and High Street Landing and North Landing Ferry Docks in Portsmouth. The ferry departs every 30 minutes. Fare: $1.50, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities $.75. Call 757-222-6100 or www.goHRT.com.

Hunter House Victorian Museum

In Norfolk in 1894, the Boston architect W. P. Wentworth designed and built a home in the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture for the prominent merchant and banker James Wilson Hunter. Rich in architectural detail, the house displays the family’s collection of Victorian furnishings and decorative pieces. Located on 240 W. Freemason Street. Call 757-623-9814 or visit www.hunterhousemuseum.org. April through December open Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m. Closed Monday, Tuesday and major holidays. General admission: $5 Adults, $4 senior citizens, $1 Children. 12/31/12.

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At the intersection of N. Military Highway and Virginia Beach Boulevard, this shopping center features over 100 stores and restaurants including T.J. Maxx, Old Navy, Panera Bread, Logan’s Roadhouse, Olive Garden and Wasabi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar. Call 757-461-4954. www.janafshopping.com

Lake Wright Golf Course

A short drive from one of the eight engineering wonders of the world—the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel—is the Lake Wright Golf Course. Golfers can “stay and play” as the course is adjacent to the Quality Suites & Sleep Inn at Lake Wright Hotel. 6282 Northampton Boulevard, call 757-459-2255.

Lambert’s Point Golf Course

Lambert’s Point, located on the scenic Elizabeth River, offers Norfolk an exciting nine-hole, par 34 golf course and practice facility. This 2,800-yard layout features rolling hills, bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways and fabulous views of the Elizabeth River from every hole. Home to ODU’s men and women’s golf teams. 4301 Powhatan Avenue, call 757-489-1677 or Facebook Lambert’s Point Golf Course.

MacArthur Center

A three-level shopping, dining and entertainment center located in the heart of downtown Norfolk. Features more than 140 stores, including the region’s first Nordstrom, Dillard’s, over 40 stores you won’t find anywhere else, an 18-screen Regal Cinema megaplex, a 600-seat food court and a variety of restaurants. Take 264 West to Downtown Norfolk, Exit 10 City Hall Avenue. Call 757-627-6000 or www.shopmacarthur.com. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.9 p.m., Sunday Noon-6 p.m.

The MacArthur Memorial

The final resting place of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and his wife. Located in downtown Norfolk’s restored 1850 City Hall, the complex contains a museum, theater and special exhibit galleries, gift shop and archives. The MacArthur Memorial’s extensive collection of military and personal artifacts allows visitors to discover the compelling story of this five-star general and the millions of American men and women who served our nation during the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Occupation of Japan, and the Korean War. MacArthur Square, Bank Street and City Hall Avenue. Call 757-441-2965 or e-mail macarthurmemorial@norfolk.gov. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free admission.

Mermaids on Parade

Mermaids on Parade started in 2000 as a fundraiser for the Public Arts Commission in Norfolk. More than a hundred 10-foot sculptures were created by local artists and sold at auction. The mermaids are proudly displayed throughout the streets of downtown Norfolk and surrounding areas. For more information visit www.mermaidsonparade.com.

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Revisit life in 18th-century Norfolk at the Moses Myers House. Built in 1792, the house draws an exceptionally accurate picture of the life of this prosperous Jewish merchant and his family, and more than 70% of the original furnishings remain. Free admission. Open Fri., Sat. and Sun. noon to 4 p.m. Moses Myers House. 323 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk. 757-664-6200. www.chrysler.org

Nauticus & Battleship wisconsin

Offering a fun and exciting educational experience for visitors of all ages, Nauticus features a variety of exciting hands-on exhibits that explore the naval, economic and natural power of the sea. This maritime science museum located on the downtown Norfolk waterfront also offers interactive theaters and exciting, educational films as well as the Hampton Roads Naval Museum; the awe-inspiring Battleship Wisconsin; a NOAA environmental resource center; The Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, and the Victory Rover, which offers cruises of the seaport. One Waterside Drive. 757-664-1000. www.nauticus.org.

Naval Base Cruises -VICTORY ROVER

Your front row seat to the Naval Fleet. 2-hour narrated Naval Base Cruises depart daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin. The captain provides a fascinating and entertaining commentary aboard this Coast Guard inspected vessel. Cruising the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River you will see the sights of one of the world’s busiest sea ports including the world’s largest naval base, home of the Atlantic Fleet: destroyers, guided missile cruisers, submarines, aircraft carriers and more. Up to 150 guests enjoy plenty of comfortable seating, air conditioned enclosed deck, open air shaded upper deck, snack bar and souvenir shop. Call 757-627-7406 for reservations or visit www.navalbasecruises. com. $20 Adults, $12 Children. Summer Schedule (June – August): 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. Spring (April-May) and Fall (September-October): 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. 5:30 p.m. available on certain days – call for schedule. March, November and December: 2 p.m. every day but Monday – 9:30 a.m. Inland Waterway Tours on select days

Naval Station Norfolk

See the world’s largest Naval Station on the 45-minute Naval Station Norfolk Tour. This tour takes you dockside to the home of the Atlantic Fleet for an exciting look at aircraft carriers, destroyers and other U.S. Navy vessels protecting our nation everyday. All tours depart from the Naval Station Tour and Information Center, 9079 Hampton Boulevard. Call 757-444-7955 or visit www.cnic.navy.mil/ norfolksta, Adults: $10.00; Children ages 3-11 and Seniors over the age of 60: $5. Tour buses are not handicapped accessible.

Norfolk Admirals Ice Hockey

The Admirals play in the American Hockey League (AHL) and are the primary affiliate of the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning. Games are played in downtown Norfolk at Scope Arena, with a season running from October to April. Individual tickets are only $12, $14 and $17 in advance, and are available at the Scope Box Office or through TicketMaster by calling 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or any TicketMaster outlet. Call 757-640-1212 or log onto www.norfolkadmirals.com.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

There’s always something blooming at Norfolk Botanical Garden! Explore this enchanting 155 acre haven, featuring over 30-themed gardens, and play an essential part in its preservation for future generations. Norfolk Botanical Garden is a self-supported, non-profit institution. Your admission ticket and other purchases play an essential part in its preservation for future generations. 6700 Azalea Garden Road. Exit 279 from I-64 (adjacent to Norfolk International Airport). Call 757-441-5830 or www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org. Open in mid-October through March from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and in April through mid-October from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission: Members-FREE; Adults $9; $8 for Seniors and Military; Children 3-17 $7; Children 2 & Under FREE. Tram tours are FREE with paid admission. Additional charges apply for boat tours.

THE Norfolk History Museum at Willoughby-Baylor House

The Norfolk History Museum at nearby Willoughby-Baylor House showcases the city’s architectural, commercial, maritime, and military history. The refurbished home was built in 1794 and depicts the decorative arts, historic buildings and residences of the area. Free admission. Open Fri., Sat. and Sun. noon to 4 p.m. 601 E. Freemason Street. 757-664-6200. www.chrysler.org.

Norfolk Police & Fire Museum

The two museums are open to the public, free of charge, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. For additional information and to schedule groups, call 757-441-1526. 401 E Freemason St. More information at www.norfolk.gov/police/museum.asp

NORFOLK SOUTHERN MUSEUM

Would you like to see a 900 pound railroad coupler up close or sit in a locomotive simulator? You can at the Norfolk Southern Museum. Exhibits at the Norfolk-based museum highlight some of the company’s history and artifacts: sections of Civil War-era track, vintage hand tools and diagrams to teach hand signals to railroad trainees. Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and free admission. 3 Commercial Place (Ground Floor). Call 757-823-5325.


Norfolk Tides Baseball Club at Harbor Park

Harbor Park is an award-winning scenic ballpark located on the waterfront in downtown Norfolk. The Baltimore Orioles Triple-A affiliate takes the field from April through September. The stadium seats 12,000 including an upper deck restaurant and luxury boxes. For game schedule visit www.norfolktides.com or call 757-622-2222.

Ocean View Golf Course

Located one block from the Chesapeake Bay and marina, Ocean View Golf Course is a golfer’s delight. The walls of the clubhouse tell the story of this 1930s golf course as well as this Norfolk neighborhood. Visitors will also enjoy many of the area’s local bay side restaurants. 9610 Norfolk Avenue, 757-480-2094 or www.oceanviewgc.com.

The church is open for meditation and for self-guided tours Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and for worship services Sunday morning and Wednesday at noon. Call 757-627-4353 for further information or to arrange for guided tours. Visit www.saintpaulsnorfolk.com.

Selden Arcade

The perfect link between Norfolk’s nightlife and a bustling financial district, the historic Selden Arcade, nestled between Plume and Main streets, sits squarely in the center of it all. The Selden is proud to be home to the Selden Gallery showing contemporary art, a working community of artists making up the d’ART Center, as well as the d’Egg restaurant and a Starbucks. Originally opening its doors in April of 1931 it was redesigned, refurbished, revitalized and reopened as the city’s cultural arts center in May of 2005. With 9,000 square feet of common space and soaring ceilings, the Selden Arcade also plays an elegant host to a number of receptions and special events throughout the year. Open Monday through Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., and Sunday 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 208 E. Main St., www.theSelden.com.

Spirit of Norfolk

Ocean View Station Museum

The Spirit of Norfolk offers panoramic views of Norfolk and the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet while cruising on the Elizabeth River. Our lunch and dinner cruises feature an all-you-can-eat buffet, DJ for dancing and live entertainment. Open year-round, located in downtown Norfolk. 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com. Call 866-445-9283 for groups of 20 or more.

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY’s Arthur and Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory

Norfolk’s eight-acre waterfront park, home to the Home Coming Statue and Armed Forced Memorial, is the downtown site of major outdoor concerts, award-winning festivals and special events each year. Norfolk Festevents offers group rates for those events that are ticketed. Other group benefits include: reserved seating for concerts, fireworks and parades of sail and private tours of visiting vessels and tall ships along with guest passes to festival VIP centers. Norfolk Festevents, Ltd., 120 W. Main Street. Call 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org.

Ocean View Station Museum houses a collection of images, memorabilia, and oral histories documenting past times in the beaches, neighborhoods and commercial districts of Ocean View. 111 W. Ocean View Ave., inside the Pretlow Branch Library. Call 757-531-0445.www.ovsm.org. Mon. 4-8 p.m.; Wed. 2-7 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 2-5 p.m.; Sat. 12-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers so please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.

A display of hundreds of flowering orchids and tropical plants. This is the largest orchid collection in the Tidewater, Virginia area and the collection includes more than 400 species in 72 different genera. The complex consists of six individually climate controlled greenhouses. The large display greenhouse, which is open to the public, contains a lush rock wall, waterfall and splash pool that is the backdrop for verdant tropical plants and blooming orchids. In addition to orchids, the conservatory also houses many interesting tropical plants; some of which have economic value or are very rare in the wild. Some examples include; the vanilla orchid, cinnamon, chocolate, cola, mango, miracle fruit, and the endangered Costa Rican Osa, of which there are only eight plants known to be living in the wild. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday (except during University holidays & closings) 757-683-5839.

Pagoda Garden Tea House & Gallery

The Garden for all seasons is a delight for the senses and features over 125 species of Asian plantings and the largest Koi pond on the East Coast. The Pagoda (a.k.a. Marine Observation Tower) was a gift to the Commonwealth of Virginia from the Provincial Government of Taiwan of the Republic of China in 1989 to celebrate trading ties. The Friends of the Pagoda & Oriental Garden Foundation and the City of Norfolk dedicated the Garden in October, 2000. Located at 265 West Tazewell St., next to Nauticus. Call 757-623-1949 or www.PagodaGarden.org. The Pagoda Restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday 5 p.m.-9 p.m. $10 Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. It may be closed at times for special events. For reservations, call 757-622-0506.

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church is the only pre-Revolutionary War building remaining in downtown Norfolk. Built in 1739, it was severely damaged during the British bombardment on January 1, 1776 and the subsequent burning of the town by both British troops and the colonial militia. A British cannonball fired from one of Lord Dunmore’s ships remains lodged in the south wall. The churchyard was Norfolk’s first burial ground with graves dating back to the 1600s.

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Norfolk State Planetarium

The NSU Planetarium, located at the NSU campus, Wood Science Building, room 119, serves as the Space Sciences Education and Public Outreach Resource Center. The NSU Planetarium regularly sponsors lecture series to the public, in-service teachers courses and workshops. Contact us if you want your organization to voyage through this theater of stars and explore the universe from the comfort of your seat. We are open free of charge to any educational or civic organization for special planetarium sessions. Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23504. femiller@nsu.edu

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Virginia Zoo

Journey to mysterious places inhabited by exotic animals from around the world. Board the Norfolk Southern Express train for an expedition to Asia – Trail of the Tiger, or go on safari to Africa’s Okavango Delta. Discover lions, Malayan tigers, moon bears, elephants, orangutans, mandrills, tapirs, giraffes, colorful birds and much more! But watch your step; you never know who’ll be watching! Open year-round, the Virginia Zoo exhibits more than 400 animals on 53 beautifully landscaped acres. For more than a century, the Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to education and conservation, and offered a fun-filled day for visitors of any age. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at 3500 Granby Street in Norfolk. Admission prices are $11.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Seniors (age 62 and over) and $9.00 for Children ages 2-11. Visit www.virginiazoo.org or call (757) 441-2374.

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The Waterside Festival Marketplace

Overlooking the Elizabeth River and working harbor in downtown Norfolk, The Waterside is the destination for food, fun and entertainment. It features great restaurants and specialty retailers. Boat tours and Portsmouth ferry leave from the premises. Hours of Operation: MondaySaturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday Noon-6 p.m. Restaurants remain open later. www.watersidemarketplace.com.

West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery

Recognized as the South’s only known tribute to AfricanAmerican veterans of the Civil and Spanish American wars. This Virginia Civil War Trail site is marked by a statue of Norfolk native and first African American Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant William Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. 238 Princess Anne Road, call 757-441-2653.

Windows on History

Stroll alongside MacArthur Center on City Hall Avenue and view the portrayal of four centuries of historic people, places and events in Hampton Roads showcased in 16 display windows.

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Historic Ghent was long ago considered rural country as it was only a plot of farmland far from downtown Norfolk. During the early 1900’s, stately homes were built along the tree-lined Hague canal making it the fashionable place to live through the first half of the century. Through the 60’s and 70’s students, writers and musicians crowded Ghent, the ultimate artists’ haven. Fast-forward to 2012. The main thoroughfare, Colley Avenue, and adjacent 21st and 22nd Streets are still a hub of activity, offering eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries, and antique stores. The Naro Extended Arts Cinema, on Colley Avenue, screens foreign and independent films. Doumar’s Cones and BBQ, an old-fashioned drive-in, whose owner created the world’s first ice cream cone machine, is located just a few blocks from the main drag. Just this year Ghent’s first gastropub, “The Public House,” opened on Colley Avenue and Princess Anne Road.

HISTORIC FREEMASON

The cobblestone streets and grand old homes of Norfolk’s historic Freemason District offer a view into a bygone era. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Freemason is located along the Elizabeth River just down the brick pathway from Town Point Park, Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. According to the historical marker, which can be found on West Freemason Street near Duke Street, it was first settled in 1686, when “one hundred acres of land in this vicinity were granted to the Elizabeth River Parish for a glebe.” It is the city’s only neighborhood which accurately depicts a visual chronology of architectural styles over three centuries. Today, Freemason has a growing collection of assorted restaurants, antique shops and boutiques. Freemason Abbey Restaurant, housed in a 136 year-old church, has been a local’s favorite for almost 20 years. Other landmarks include Serendip, a shop full of fine furnishings, art and antiques, and the Pagoda Tea

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House and Restaurant, complete with the largest Koi pond on the east coast, a gift to Norfolk from the Taiwan Provincial Government.  New to the neighborhood are Cure Brasserie & Coffee House and Shady Grove Marketplace.

OCEAN VIEW

Norfolk’s Chesapeake Bay shoreline community, Ocean View has undergone major re-gentrification over the past several years, after decades of decay. Today, the area is sprouting million dollar homes, gated communities and waterfront golf courses. Miles of quiet beachfront welcome visitors for a day of sunbathing, and the famous Ocean View Pier is not to be missed, Ocean View is bordered on one side by Willoughby Spit and on the other by Norfolk Amphibious Base Little Creek.

MILITARY HIGHWAY

Military Highway is a noted business, retail and residential area of Norfolk including the JANAF Shopping Yard at the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard, The Gallery at Military Circle (Norfolk’s first indoor shopping mall), and other large national retail chains. An easy and quick drive from downtown Norfolk, visitors will also find a variety of restaurants including Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Indian and Mongolian BBQ cuisine.


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JANUARY ANATOMY OF A BATTLESHIP Now Showing at Nauticus 757-664-1000 or www.nauticus.org THE AHL NORFOLK ADMIRALS Norfolk Scope Arena • Jan - Apr; Oct - Dec 757-640-1212 or www.norfolkadmirals.com NORFOLK SHARX Norfolk Scope Arena • November - March 757-664-6464 or www.norfolksharx.com ROCK OF AGES Chrysler Hall • January 6-7 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com DISCOVERY MUSIC SERIES: RUTHIE FOSTER Attucks Theatre • January 14 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com BLACK PEARL SIGNS Wells Theatre • January 17-February 5 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com “GIL SHAHAM PLAYS BARBER” Virginia Symphony • January 21 757-664-6464 or www.virginiasymphony.org DOWNTOWN NORFOLK’S RESTAURANT WEEK Downtown Norfolk • Janunary 22 -29 757-623-1757 or www.downtownnorfolk.com “PB&J SERIES: AN ALL-AMERICAN SALUTE!” Chrysler Hall • January 29 757-892-6366 or www.virginiasymphony.org ORPHÉE Harrison Opera House • January 28 1-866-OPERA-VA or www.vaopera.org

FEBRUARY ORPHÉE Harrison Opera House • February 1, 3, 5 1-866-OPERA-VA or www.vaopera.org

KIDS DISCOVERY CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • February 9 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com FROM CUPID’S BOW Chrysler Museum of Art • February 10-12 757-627-8375 or www.vachorale.org VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCH & DINNER CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • February 14 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com DISCOVERY MUSIC SERIES: BERNARD ALLISON Attucks Theatre • February 11 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com

AT&T SHAMROCK’N ROLL ST. PATRICK’S DAY Town Point Park • March 17 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org COWBOY JUNKIES Attucks Theatre • March 2 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com WICKED Chrysler Hall • March 7-25 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS Attucks Theatre • March 9 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. Perry Family Theatre • February 17, 18, 19 757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com

WILLY WONKA TCC Roper Performing Arts Ctr • March 9, 10, 11 757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com

POPS SERIES: FROM BROOKLYN TO BROADWAY AND BEYOND Chrysler Hall • February 18 757-664-6464 or www.virginiasymphony.org

THE MIKADO Harrison Opera House • March 10, 14, 16, 18 1-866-OPERA-VA or www.vaopera.org

THE DEATH OF A SALESMAN Wells Theatre • February 21-March 11 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com

THE ART OF CHOCOLATE VIRGINIA CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL City Wide • March 22-25 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS Attucks Theatre • February 24 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com

JUDY COLLINS Harrison Opera House • March 23 1-866-OPERA-VA or www.vaopera.org

THE GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO Chrysler Hall • February 25 757-664-6464 or www.virginiasymphony.org

CHOCOHOLIC’S DREAM Scope Exhibition Hall • March 24 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

GOSPEL CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • February 25 - November 10 Call or Go Online for Specific Dates 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • March 25 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com

MARCH THE DEATH OF A SALESMAN Wells Theatre • February 21-March 11 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com

BLACK PEARL SIGNS Wells Theatre • January 17-February 5 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com

THE GREENING OF GHENT Historic Ghent • (Confirm date prior to making plans. On / Around St. Patrick’s Day) www.destinationghent.com

SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE VIRGINIA SYMPHONY Chrysler Hall • February 8 757-664-6464 or www.virginiasymphony.org

45th annual St. patrick’s day parade Ocean View • March 17 757-587-3548 or www.norfolkparade.com

KIDS DISCOVERY CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • March 26 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com THE FANTASTICKS Wells Theatre • March 27-April 15 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com TANGO WITH GUITARS Chrysler Hall • March 31 757-664-6464 or www.virginiasymphony.org CONTINUED ON PAGE 37... visitnorfolktoday.com

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APRIL THE FANTASTICKS Wells Theatre • March 27-April 15 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com NORFOLK TIDES AAA BASEBALL Harbor Park • April-September 757-622-2222 or www.norfolktides.com EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • April 8 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com TCHAIKOVSKY FINALE Chrysler Hall • April 14 757-664-6464 or www.virginiasymphony.org VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL April 16-June 6 877-741-ARTS or www.vafest.org RENEE FLEMING Harrison Opera House • April 16 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org JAKE SHIMABUKURO, UKULELE Robin Hixon Theater • April 18 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org IGUDESMAN AND JOO A LITTLE NIGHTMARE MUSIC Chrysler Museum Theater • April 19 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE GISELLE Chrysler Hall • April 20-22 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org HISTORICAL GARDEN WEEK: HOUSE & GARDEN TOURS Various Locations • April 21-28 757-489-1963 or www.VaGardenweek.org COLIN HAY Attucks Theatre • April 22 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com ANA VIDOVIC, GUITAR Chrysler Museum Theater • April 23 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

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GRACE KELLY, SAXOPHONE Robin Hixon Theater / Clay & Jay Barr Education Center • May 7 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

CALMUS ENSEMBLE AND QUARTET NEW GENERATION Norfolk Academy • April 25 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

BRUCE BRUBAKER, PIANO Robin Hixon Theater / Clay & Jay Barr Education Center • May 8 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

RED HAT CRUISE (TRIBUTE TO RED HAT DAY 4/25) Spirit of Norfolk • April 25 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com

KIDS DISCOVERY CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • May 10 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com

TOWN MOUNTAIN BAND Hermitage Museum • April 26 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org KIDS DISCOVERY CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • April 26 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com KEN COWAN, ORGAN Christ & St. Luke’s Church • April 27 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org A PARIS! Chrysler Museum of Art • April 27-29 757-627-8375 or www.vachorale.org VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO: “OUR FLAG WAS STILL HERE” Norfolk Scope Arena • April 27-29 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org ATTUCKS JAZZ CLUB Attucks Theatre • April 28 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org MERCHANT OF VENICE RUMMAGE SALE Harrison Opera House • April 28 1-866-OPERA-VA or www.vaopera.org VIRGINIA SYMPHONY POPS SERIES: MICHAEL MCDONALD IN CONCERT Chrysler Hall • April 28 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com PB&J SERIES: WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE! Chrysler Hall • April 29 757-664-6464 or www.virginiasymphony.org

MAY SILVER SERIES CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • May 2 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com

DOUGIE MACLEAN TCC Roper Performing Arts Ctr. • May 3 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

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LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE Attucks Theatre • May 6 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

NORFOLK’S NATO FESTIVAL City Wide • April 24-28 757-282-2801 or www.azaleafestival.org

C.S. LEWIS THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS Wells Theatre • May 2-6 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

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BELA FLECK & THE FLECKSTONESTHE ORIGINAL LINE-UP TCC Roper Performing Arts Ctr • April 24 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD Harrison Opera House • May 4 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org AT&T CINCO DE MAYO Town Point Park • May 5 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org

ANDRE-MICHEL SCHUB, PIANO ANI KAVAFIAN, VIOLIN Robin Hixon Theater / Clay & Jay Barr Education Center • May 10 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org 11th Annual VIRGINIA BEER FESTIVAL Town Point Park • May 11 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org 6th Annual SPRING TOWN POINT VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL Town Point Park • May 12 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org MEOW MEOW Robin Hixon Theater / Clay & Jay Barr Education Center • May 15 - 20 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org ANCHORS AWAY Perry Family Theatre • May 18, 19, 20 757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com STOCKLEY GARDENS SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL Stockley Gardens • May 19-20 757-625-6161 or www.hope-house.org BIG BANDS ON THE BAY Ocean View Beach Park • Memorial Day-Labor Day 757-441-235 or www.festevents.org ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE: MAHLER’S 8TH SYMPHONY Chrysler Hall • May 27 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org

JUNE OPSAIL 2012 VIRGINIA™ June 1-12 757-441-2345 or www.opsail2012virginia.com OPSAIL 2012 VIRGINIA™ CRUISES PACKAGES Spirit of Norfolk • June 6-12 Schedule May Change. Based on Availability. 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com 36th annual norfolk harborfest® PRESENTED BY AT&T Town Point Park • June 6-12 757-441-235 or www.festevents.org BIG BAND LUNCH CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • June 20 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com BAYOU BOOGALOO & CAJUN FOOD FESTIVAL Town Point Park • June 22-24 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org


BAYOU BRUNCH CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • June 26 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com

JULY T.G.O.V. BEACH MUSIC CONCERT SERIES Ocean View Beach Park Every Friday Night in July & August 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org 30TH ANNUAL AT&T GREAT AMERICAN PICNIC & FIREWORKS Town Point Park • July 4 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS DINNER CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • July 4 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com 2ND ANNUAL AT&T REGGAE SOLSTICE Town Point Park • July 7 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org AT&T SUMMER BREWFEST TGIF Town Point Park • July 13 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org DOWNTOWN NORFOLK’S RESTAURANT WEEK Downtown Norfolk • July 15-22 757-623-1757 or www.downtownnorfolk.com SILVER SERIES Spirit of Norfolk • July 18 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com KIDS DISCOVERY CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • July 19 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • July 22 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com

ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL AND BOOKS IN THE PARK Town Point Park • September 15 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org MID-AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL Town Point Park • September 16 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org

OCTOBER VIRGINIA CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Town Point Park • October 6 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • October 7 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com 4th ANNUAL AT&T TOWN POINT BREWFEST Town Point Park • October 12 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org STOCKLEY GARDENS FALL ARTS FESTIVAL Stockley Gardens • October 20-21 757-625-6161 or www.hope-house.org TOWN POINT VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL Town Point Park • October 20-21 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org PIRATES, MERMAIDS & MONSTERS LUNCH CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • October 30 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com

NOVEMBER 28TH ANNUAL GRAND ILLUMINATION PARADE Downtown Norfolk • November 17 757-623-1757 or www.downtownnorfolk.org

JAZZ FESTIVAL Town Point Park • July 20-21 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org

GRAND ILLUMINATION DINNER CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • November 17 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com

FOOT LOOSE TCC Roper Performing Arts Ctr. • July 27, 28, 29 757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com

GARDEN OF LIGHTS Norfolk Botanical Garden • Late Nov-Dec 757-441-5830 or norfolkbotanicalgarden.org

AUGUST MEET YOUR PRINCESS CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • August 12 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com LATINO MUSIC FESTIVAL Town Point Park • August 25 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org KIDS DISCOVERY CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • August 16 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com WINNIE THE POOH Perry Family Theatre • August 24, 25, 26 757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com

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DECEMBER A CHRISTMAS CAROL Wells Theatre (confirm dates before making plans) 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com HOLIDAY SILVER SERIES CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • December 4 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • December 15 866-445-9283 or SpiritOfNorfolk.com NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • December 31 866-445-9283 or SpiritOfNorfolk.com

SILVER SERIES CRUISE Spirit of Norfolk • September 12 866-445-9283 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com visitnorfolktoday.com

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orfolk boasts a vibrant performing arts scene and a diverse range of venues offering live performance capabilities and state-of-the-art acoustics rivaling those in larger metropolitan markets. Within blocks of each other, audiences will find intimate stages premiering regularly the works of burgeoning playwrights; historic and eclectic theatres home to established regional theatre and dance troupes; the majesty of the grand opera and symphony hall; and the wide open space of an arena capable of welcoming a three-ring circus or rock ’n’ roll super-star. If it’s world-class entertainment you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Norfolk!

The Attucks Theatre

757-622-4763 or www.attuckstheatre.org Commemorating Crispus Attucks, an African-American man who was the first American patriot to die in the Boston Massacre of 1770, the Attucks Theatre was built in 1919 as a regional mecca for entertainment and as a cultural center for the minority community. During its heyday, several legends took the stage there, including Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Mamie Smith. Today, as a state and national landmark, the theater is distinguished as the oldest remaining legitimate theater in the nation that was completely financed, designed, constructed and operated by African-Americans. A variety of concerts and performances take place throughout the year. Located at 1010 Church Street.

Ballet VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL

757-446-1401 or www.balletvirginia.org Ballet Virginia International is the premier dance academy in Hampton Roads with more than 400 enrolled students. The academy trains dancers in classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap and character.

THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

540-645-2065 or www.childrenstheatreofhamptonroads.org Since founded in Norfolk in 2005, Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads has been devoted to creating and presenting original works for all ages. CTHR is a professional theatre troupe of adult actors whose goal is to provide educational and interactive theatre throughout the Seven Cities that is accessible and affordable for families — shows that explore different times, places and cultures. We’ll keep you on your toes with our wide variety of plays — from spaceships or dragons to classic tales and historical fiction. Join the fun and you and your family can experience a truly unique and entertaining performance for only $5 a ticket.

The Generic Theater

757-441-2160 or www.generictheater.org Don’t be fooled by the name; the Generic Theater is far from common or basic. Dubbed Hampton Roads’ off-Broadway playhouse, the theater is known for delivering unique, sometimes offbeat performances with rave reviews. With their untraditional approach to performing arts, the Generic Theater is sure to delight. Ticket prices are between $12 and $15. Located at 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, beneath Chrysler Hall.

Harrison Opera House

757-623-1223 or 866-OPERA-VA. www.vaopera.org This 1,632-seat theater is home to the Virginia Opera, the official opera company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, which presents four productions annually. Once a World War II USO theater, this historic venue was lavishly renovated in 1993. Located at 160 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard. Norfolk Visitors Guide

The Little Theatre of Norfolk

757-627-8551 or www.ltnonline.org Though they are called the “little theatre,” they definitely have a big impact on the local community. Originally established in 1926, the theatre recently underwent a major renovation replacing and updating the auditorium floor and seats. As the oldest continually operating community theatre on the East Coast, LTN presents five exciting shows every season. The New York Times recently expressed their praise, saying that the establishment is “original and [a] remarkably good theatre — quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath.” This year’s performances include “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” “A Flea in Her Ear,” “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” and “The Full Monty.” Located at 801 Claremont Avenue.

Norfolk Chamber Consort

757-852-9072 or www.ncconsort.org Currently on its 43rd season, the Norfolk Chamber Consort provides music lovers of Hampton Roads with an adventurous, innovative and often spicy blend of classical music, which the audience would be unlikely to hear elsewhere. Concerts are held at Old Dominion University’s Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building as well as other locations.

Norfolk Scope Arena

Chrysler Hall

757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com Since its grand opening in 1972, Chrysler Hall has served as the premiere performing arts center of Hampton Roads. Resident companies include JAM Theatricals: Norfolk — Hampton Roads exclusive presenter of touring Broadway productions; the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Norfolk Forum, the Virginia Arts Festival, and the Virginia Ballet. Chrysler Hall also hosts a wide range of contemporary concerts, family theatre and comedy events. Most notably, the theater hosts several Broadway productions throughout the year, presented by JAM Theatricals. This year’s line-up includes “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” “Rock of Ages” and “Wicked.” With a range of venue spaces, Chrysler Hall, located in the heart of downtown Norfolk, is the perfect venue for a variety of events. Located at 201 East Brambleton Avenue.

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

757-823-2063 or www.nsu.edu/wilder Named for former Virginia Governor, the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center on the Norfolk State University campus is the perfect venue for a variety of events. Located at 700 Park Avenue.

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757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com Opened in 1971, Norfolk Scope is host to a wide variety of events, including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, conventions, concerts and family shows. Scope is proud to be the home of the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL and the Norfolk Sharx (MISL), Hampton Roads’ newest professional indoor soccer team. Scope consists of a flexible main arena, modular exhibit halls and meeting rooms that can accommodate both small and large groups for private meetings, exhibits or conventions. Scope has an exclusive in-house caterer, Ovations, who runs Showcase Restaurant and will help with any catered event. Located at 201 E. Brambleton Avenue.

The NorVa

757-627-4547 or www.thenorva.com The NorVa was a 1920s movie palace and vaudeville house. This three-floor venue now has a state-of-the-art sound system, holds approximately 1,500 people, and has featured diverse acts in punk, funk, and rock and roll. It is nationally known, locally owned. The NorVa has hosted the legends of Prince, Bob Dylan, Ringo Star, Willie Nelson, Justin Timberlake and BB King. Located at 317 Monticello Avenue.

PERRY FAMILY THEATRE

757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com Established in 2010, The Perry Family Theatre is located inside the Hurrah Players building on St. Paul’s Boulevard. This 100 seat theatre boasts a proscenium stage with state of the art lighting and sound equipment. The intimate atmosphere of this beautiful space is ideal for small scale or experimental productions, corporate presentations and educational classes. Located inside the Hurrah Players Building.


757-822-1450 or www.tcc.edu/roper Tidewater Community College’s elegant home for the performing arts is a fully restored 1926 Loew’s movie palace. Live theater, concerts, films and more can be seen every week at the TCC Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center. Located at 340 Granby Street.

Virginia Opera reaches nearly 50,000 guests a year through its performances. This season, Virginia Opera celebrates its 37th Anniversary with four timeless pieces: “Aida,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Orphée,” and “The Mikado.” Performances take place at the Harrison Opera House in Downtown Norfolk.

Virginia Stage Company at Norfolk’s Wells Theatre

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757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com Virginia Stage Company has emerged as one of the country’s leading regional theaters — where professional artisans produce a seasonal mix of Broadway musicals, world premieres and well-loved favorites. Black Pearl Sings!, The Fantasticks, the classic Death of a Salesman and Hampton Roads seasonal favorite, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, are among VSC’s outstanding lineup for 2012. VSC’s performance home, the beautifully restored Wells Theatre, c. 1913, is a majestic example of Beaux-Arts Classicism and a stunning place to spend an evening enjoying live theater. Located at 108 E. Tazewell Street.

Virginia Chorale

757-892-6366 or www.virginiasymphony.org Grammy winning Music Director JoAnn Falletta leads one of the top regional symphony orchestras in the nation. Under her direction, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Their 12 CD recordings are available nationwide. Over the course of a year, the VSO performs more than 130 classical, pops, family, educational and outreach concerts. They are the core musicians for the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Arts Festival, the Ballet and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. The VSO frequently performs at Chrysler Hall and other locations throughout Hampton Roads including free outdoor concerts at the Virginia Zoo, the Chrysler Museum and Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Ted Constant Convocation Center

888-3-COXTIX, for more info: 757-683-4444 www.constantcenter.com or www.COXTix.com Located on the campus of Old Dominion University, visitors can enjoy every type of entertainment. Home of the Division I Monarchs and Lady Monarchs basketball teams, national touring family shows, top-notch concerts and trade shows. Located in the University Village at 4320 Hampton Boulevard. 757-626-3262 or www.trdance.org Located in downtown Norfolk, Todd Rosenlieb’s TR Dance Center provides dancers, both professional and amateur, the opportunities to take classes, perform, and train. The Center houses two professional dance companies — Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre. Dancers of all ages are welcome, as are those interested in professional dance careers, and those who simply dance for enjoyment. Under the creative vision of internationally renowned dancer Todd Rosenlieb, a protégé of Erick Hawkins, the TR Dance Center also presents innovative and exciting dance productions, often collaborating with other arts organizations such as the Virginia Arts Festival and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Located at 325 Granby Street. 757-627-8375 or www.vachorale.org As Virginia’s only fully professional choral ensemble, the Virginia Chorale, known for their polished a cappella sound, offers a full performance season and a top vocal education program to the Hampton Roads’ community. Led by Artistic Director Charles Woodward, the Virginia Chorale will present a variety of great choral classics and new favorites in their 28th season. Highlighting the two defining features of their programming for chamber chorus — the commitment to the rich tradition of Western choral music stretching back beyond the Renaissance and tending to the future of the tradition by investing in the music of today — this season offers an array of exciting and inspiring voices lifted with “extraordinary blend and balance, superb technique, and fashioned artistry” (Virginia Gazette). Visit www.vachorale.org for dates and locations.

Virginia Opera

866-OPERA-VA or www.vaopera.org For more than three decades, Virginia Opera has been producing shows with rave reviews. Virginia Opera is the “Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia” and has been so for more than a decade.

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The Venue ON 35th

757-468-0337 or www.venue-35.com Since opening in 2007, The Venue on 35th has been a welcomed addition to Norfolk’s cultural attractions by providing an inclusive and supportive atmosphere for local artists. Many poets, playwrights, spoken word artists, musicians and singers call The Venue home — “it’s a safe place to try out new work” or “I come here for inspiration.” The Venue, located in Norfolk’s Park Place neighborhood, is an intimate classy café-style performance space where weekly open mic events draw performing artists and audience members from all over the region. The Venue is also home to Virginia Playwrights Forum. Here, new works for the stage can be seen as staged readings and full productions. The grounds of The Venue have been beautifully landscaped and contain an outdoor stage where open mic events, concerts and theatrical productions are also performed. Located at 631 35th Street.

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Virginia Arts Festival 16th Season Inspires Cultural Growth Through Progressive Artistry

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American Ballet Theatre, Giselle April 20–22, Norfolk

Virginia International Tattoo April 27–29, Norfolk

Renée Fleming

Al Pacino

April 16, Norfolk

May 12, Norfolk

Flying Proms Symphonic Air Show Spectacular May 5, Virginia Beach

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he Virginia Arts Festival, in its 16th season, presents an unprecedented collection of cultural artistry. In one of just a few U.S. recital appearances this season, the world’s reigning soprano opens the Virginia Arts Festival, on April 16th. Beloved as “the people’s diva,” Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. Recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is famed for the artistry of its dancers and the scope of its repertoire. In its first engagement with the Festival, ABT will perform one of the most beloved ballets of all time: Giselle. The Virginia International Tattoo, in its 16th season, stands alone as one of the nation’s most celebrated displays of pageantry, emphasizing the strong connection between our military and international friends. This year, audiences will Itzhak Perlman experience a grand spectacle of more than 850 performers from around the world, including military and nonmilitary bands, drill teams, bagpipes, dancers, and more, all creating a musical and visual experience that will exceed all expectations. Returning for its second year, the Tattoo Hullabaloo will transform Scope Plaza into a delightful frenzy of dancers and musicians two hours prior to each performance. The Screwtape Letters, the critically acclaimed staging of C. S. Lewis’ mordantly funny treatise on the making of a sinner, is set in an eerily stylish office in hell and follows the clever scheming of Satan’s chief psychiatrist, Screwtape, as he entices a human “patient” toward damnation. Back by popular demand, Flying PROMS, A Symphonic Airshow Spectacular, enables audiences to experience the British tradition of vintage aircraft flying through the sky accompanied by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Audiences can enjoy a wide selection of food from local vendors, picnic on the grass, or tour the museum for an afternoon packed full of fun, music, and memories. Experience this soaring, symphonic celebration on the grounds of Virginia Beach’s Military Aviation Museum. The name, Gallim, means “waves” in Hebrew, and the image remains in the mind as you experience Gallim Dance’s deeply affecting performances: waves of movement across the stage, waves of emotion, art that makes waves by its very existence. Each festival season introduces audiences to an eclectic mix of highly acclaimed artists from around the world. This year, the Festival is pleased to welcome postmodern diva phenom Meow Meow, Bela Fleck and the Original Flecktones, Dougie MacLean and Igudesman and Joo—A Little Nightmare Music. Ana Vidovic From Classical to Rock, the Festival has it all. Itzhak Perlman and the Perlman Music Program — Hear “the preeminent violinist of our day” (Chicago Tribune) as he performs with young musicians of rare and special talent from his renowned Perlman Music Program and discover the next generation of stars! Celebrate one of the most influential bands in rock history — The Music of Pink Floyd — in this flawless recreation — complete with orchestra, spectacular light show with lasers and fog. A dream weekend in one of America’s most charming historic settings, Festival Williamsburg, includes a weekend filled with big band music of Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, and A Broadway Spotlight — on stage in the Virginia Room at the Williamsburg Lodge. Abiding by the Festival’s goal of presenting world-class performances, the 2012 season will include one of the largest-scale choral works ever produced: Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. Dubbed the “Symphony of a Thousand,” the work is rarely performed because of the vast musical resources required. Each spring the Virginia Arts Festival offers a diverse season of world-renowned artists, commissioned works, extraordinary collaborations, and unforgettable performances of exciting music, dance, and theater. For more information about the Virginia Arts Festival, visit www.vafest.org, or call (757) 282-2800.


DINING

Dining & Nightlife

THROUGHOUT NORFOLK

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orfolk has recently emerged as a sizzling culinary destination. The city’s new culinary tours highlight everything from traditional Southern fare to a wide range of international offerings — many of which are whipped up by award-winning chefs. Whether you’re in the mood for gourmet elegance or a casual, down-home atmosphere, Norfolk has something for everyone — and every appetite! Throughout the city, international cuisine abounds — mouth-watering menu items ranging from Cuban, Brazilian, Mexican and Spanish to Thai, Chinese and Japanese. Other options include the always-popular Irish pubs, authentic Indian flavors, and everything from upscale Italian dining to hip pizza joints. While global noshing is the local’s choice, many restaurants stay true to the area by peppering their plates with some of our region’s finest ingredients, not only tapping into some of our most valuable resources, but also helping to boost the local economy and reduce its carbon footprint. Local eateries serve up everything from fish, scallops, mussels, and, of course, the Bay’s star crustacean, blue crabs. While seafood from the Chesapeake Bay is plentiful, local restaurants take advantage of the resources on land too, such as produce from sustainable farms throughout Coastal Virginia and along the Eastern Shore. Depending on the season, many menus will change to reflect the current crop of choice, from fall’s bounty of apples and pumpkin to summer’s sweet harvest of strawberries, cherries, blueberries and blackberries. It’s worth a visit each season — just to see what new timely tastes are on the table. So where to go to satisfy your taste buds? Downtown Granby Street’s “restaurant row” offers to satisfy your hunger with a full spectrum of culinary experiences. Away from downtown, even more dining opportunities await! Dine alfresco on Colley Avenue in Ghent, where the sidewalks are lined with restaurants, hip bars and cafes, offering unique dishes with many vegan — and vegetarianfriendly options. A short drive away, Military Highway is dappled with familyfriendly dining options, offering up reasonable prices and classic dishes. Down the road in Ocean View, you’ll find some of the locals’ favorite spots for succulent seafood fresh from the bay with a spectacular water view coupled with a quiet atmosphere that’s hard to find anywhere else. When you’ve had your fill of food and are ready to dance it off, many of the same restaurants offering wonderful cuisine transform into popular hangouts at night, with drink specials, late night menus and specialty cocktails. Granby Street becomes a buzz of activity after dark; catch a live show at the Jewish Mother or get your groove on at Granby Theater with late-diners and the “in-crowd” dancing the night away, all enjoying the cosmopolitan atmosphere of downtown. From roaring sports bars to laid back pubs to posh lounges, Norfolk’s nightlife caters to all types of party-goers. If an evening of arts and culture is what you’re looking for, you might want to have an early dinner and then catch a live performance at one of the city’s performing arts venues. Choose from live theatre, the opera, and dance — or catch a foreign film at Ghent’s Naro Arts Cinema. Norfolk is also known for its eclectic music scene, and a variety of live music can be found any night of the week. FULL DINING LISTINGS CONTINUED ON PAGE 42...

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Hours May Vary • Area Code for All Phone NumberS is 757 Unless OtherwIse Noted

= Breakfast

= Lunch

= Dinner

$ = $8 or less, $$ = 9-13, $$$ = 14-20, $$$$ = 21 & up GF= Gluten-free = Indicates Advertiser

Downtown Norfolk Phone Number Website Price Cuisine Vegetarian / Group VA Wi-Fi Live Restaurant Name Range Vegan Options 20+ Green Entertainment 219 An American Bistro • 219 Granby St. 416-6219 www.219bistro.com $$ American Vegetarian • 3-Way Café • 216 E. Plume St. 625-3929 www.3waycafe.com $ American Vegetarian / Vegan • 456 Fish • 456 Granby St. 625-4444 www.456fish.com $$$ Seafood Vegetarian • A Latte Café • 321 Granby St. 625-2326 $ Café Aly's Café • 500 East Main St. #102 446-1471 $ American AJ Gator's • 244 Granby St. 622-5544 www.gatorsportsbar.com $$ American • Baxter's Sports Lounge • 500 Granby St. 622-9837 www.baxterssportslounge.com $$ American • Bean There Café • 223 City Hall Ave. 623-5282 www.beantherecafe.com $ Café Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar • 111 Tazewell St. 227-6222 www.bigeasygrillandoysterbar.com $$$ Cajun/Seafood Vegetarian • Bistro • 520 E. Plume St., (Courtyard Marriott) 963-6000 www.marriott.com $$ American • Bite Restaurant & Catering • 400 Monticello Ave. 486-0035 www.enjoybite.com $ American Upon Request • Black Tuna Bar & Grille • 700 Monticello Ave, Crowne Plaza 627-5555 www.blacktunagrill.com $$$ American • Bobbie B's Deli • 433 Granby St. 623-7444 www.bobbiebsdeli.com $ Deli Vegetarian • Bodega • 442 Granby St. 622-8527 www.bodegaongranby.com $$ Tapas Vegetarian Brickhouse Diner • 580 E. Main St. #101 622-1006 $$ American Vegetarian • Brown Bag Café • 205 City Hall Ave. 963-6671 $ Deli Vegetarian Buffalo Wild Wings • 440 Monticello Ave. 965-3959 www.buffalowildwings.com $ Wings Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse • 116 Brooke Ave. 222-9191 www.byrdbaldwin.com $$$$ Steak/Chophouse GF / Vegetarian Cafe Nordstrom • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mall 314-1111 x1610 $$ American/Deli • California Pizza Kitchen • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mall 622-7190 www.cpk.com $$ Pizza/Deli GF / Veg / Vegan • Catania Pizza • 319 Granby St. 533-5665 $$ Pizza/Deli Charley's • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mall 640-1440 www.charleysgrilledsubs.com $ Philly Steak Subs Chili's Grill & Bar • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mall 627-7440 www.chilis.com $$ American • Chocollage • 201 College Place 533-5335 $ Café Chrysler’s Cafe • 245 W. Olney Rd., Chrysler Museum 333-6291 $ Café/Deli • City Dock • 777 Waterside Dr., Sheraton Norfolk Waterside 640-2776 www.starwoodhotels.com $$$ Contemp. American • Crema Café • 999 Waterside Dr., Ste. 109 623-6434 $ Café/Deli D'egg Diner • 204 E. Main St. 626-3447 www.deggnorfolk.com $ American Vegetarian • The Dining Room • 235 E. Main St., Norfolk Waterside Marriott 627-4200 $$ American • Dominion Deli • 999 Waterside Dr. 622-9434 $ Café/Deli Domo Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar • 273 Granby St. 628-8282 $$$$ Japanese Vegetarian / Vegan Empire Little Bar & Bistro • 245 Granby St. 626-3100 www.littlebarbistro.com $ Eclectic Tapas Vegetarian Fahrenheit • 437 Granby St. 965-8367 $$ American • Famous Uncle Al's Hot Dogs & Grille • 155 Granby St. 625-8319 www.famousuncleals.com $ American • Freemason Abbey • 209 W. Freemason St. 622-3966 www.freemasonabbey.com $$ American Vegetarian • Gourmet Gang • 440 E. Main St. 640-1065 www.gourmetgang.com $ Deli/Café Vegetarian / Vegan • Granby Bistro & Deli • 225 Granby St. 622-7003 $$ Deli/Café Vegetarian • Granby St. Pizza • 235 Granby St. 622-5084 www.granbystreetpizza.com $ Deli/Café Vegetarian • Gustos • 271 Granby St. 626-0005 $$ American Havana • 255 Granby St. 627-5800 $$ American/Cuban • Hell's Kitchen • 124 Granby St. 624-1906 www.hknorfolk.com $$ American Vegan • Hits at the Park • 150 Park Ave., Harbor Park 624-1048 x186 www.minorleaguebaseball.com $$ American • Hooters • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace 622-9464 www.hootershamptonroads.com $ American • Jack Quinn's • 241 Granby St. 623-2233 www.jackquinnnorfolk.com $$ American • Jewish Mother Backstage • 320 Granby St. 622-5915 www.jewishmother.com $ American Vegetarian • Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches • 140 Granby St. 965-7600 www.jimmyjohns.com $ American Vegetarian Joe's Crab Shack • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace 625-0655 www.joescrabshack.com $$$ Seafood GF / Vegetarian • Johnny Rockets • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mall 622-7330 www.johnnyrockets.com $ American Vegetarian • Kincaid's • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mall 622-8000 www.kincaids.com $$-$$$ American GF / Vegetarian • The Lizard Café • 109 Main St. 622-5973 www.princebooks.com $ Deli/Café • Machismo Burrito Bar • 200 College Pl. 383-6630 www.machismoburritobar.com $ Mexican Vegetarian • Machismo Burrito Bar • 409 W. York St. 624-2424 www.machismoburritobar.com $ Mexican Vegetarian • Max & Erma's • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mall 625-7771 www.maxandermas.com $ American Vegetarian • Mo & O'Malley's Irish Pub • 131 Granby St. 623-3466 $$ American • Monastery Restaurant • 443 Granby St. 625-8193 www.443granby.com $$-$$$ European • Mongolian Express • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace 640-8616 $ Mongolian Barbeque Nana Sushi • 411B Granby St. 625-0777 www.nana-sushi.com $$$ Japanese Vegetarian • The Norfolk Grille • 229 W. Bute St. #100 963-6656 www.thenorfolkgrille.com $ Deli/Café Vegetarian • Oasis Cafe & Coffee House • 142 West York St. 627-6161 $ Deli/Café • O Jardim Brazilian Café • 110 LaValette Ave. 227-3527 www.ojardimcafe.com $ Brazilian Café Vegetarian • Omar's Carriage House • 313 W. Bute St. 622-4990 www.omarscarriagehouse.com $$$ American Vegan / GF Upon Req. • Outback Steakhouse • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace 622-9101 www.outback.com $$ Steakhouse Vegetarian • Outtakes Café • 1 Waterside Dr. 622-3868 $ Deli/Café • The Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery • 265 W. Tazewell St. 622-0506 www.pagodagarden.org $$ American • The Palace on the Plume • 200 E. Plume St. 962-2135 www.thepalaceontheplume.com $$$ American Vegetarian Panda Garden • 109 College Place 314-3378 $ Chinese • Plaza Azteca • 411 Granby St. 965-5600 www.plazaazteca.com $ Mexican Vegetarian • Rama Garden • 441 Granby St. 616-0533 $$ Thai Vegetarian • Sakura Elite Sushi Bar & Hibachi • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mall 489-0158 $$ Japanese Vegetarian Schlotzsky's Deli • 246 E. Main St. 627-2867 www.schlotzskys.com $ Deli/Café Vegetarian • Scotty Quixx • 436 Granby St. 625-0008 www.scottyquixx.com $$ American • Shula's 347 Grill • 235 E. Main St., Norfolk Waterside Marriott 282-6347 www.donshula.com $$$ Steakhouse Vegetarian •

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Downtown Norfolk Phone Number Website Restaurant Name Sirena Cucina Italiana • 455 Granby St. 623-6622 www.sirenanorfolk.com Snappers • 245 Granby St. 625-3366 www.snappersongranby.com Spirit of Norfolk • Docked at Waterside Marina 866-835-8849 www.SpiritofNorfolk.com Starbucks • 210 E. Main St. 625-0600 www.starbucks.com Subway • 259 Granby St. 626-1231 www.subway.com Subway • 400 Main St. 623-6246 www.subway.com Swirls • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mall Todd Jurich's Bistro • 150 W. Main St. Ste 101 622-3210 www.toddjurichsbistro.com Town Point Club • 101 W. Main St.# 300 625-6606 www.clubcorp.com Trilogy Bistro • 101 Granby St. 961-0896 www.trilogynorfolk.com Tropical Smoothie Café • 265 Granby St. 624-9400 www.tropicalsmoothie.com Velvet Lounge • 332 Granby St. 961-7143 www.velvetnorfolk.com The Vineyards • 147 Granby St. 222-0431 www.thevineyardstrattoria.com Vintage Kitchen • 999 Waterside Dr. 625-3370 www.vintage-kitchen.com Voila! • 509 Botetourt St. 640-0343 www.voilainternationalcuisine.com Waterside Burger Works • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace 623-8979 Wonder Bar • 257 Granby St. 961-7208 www.wonderbargranby.com Zelick's Café • 101 W. Main St., Ste #1200 623-2865 www.zelicks.com Ghent / Old Dominion University Phone Number Website Restaurant Name 21st Street Deli • 222 21st St. 626-3232 www.21streetdeli.com A.W. Shucks Raw Bar & Grill • 2200 Colonial Ave. 664-9117 Azar's Mediterranean Grill & Gourmet Market • 2000 Colley Ave. 664-7955 www.azarfoods.com Baker's Crust • 330W. 21st St. 625-3600 www.bakerscrust.com Bangkok Garden • 339 W. 21st St. 622-5047 www.bangkokgardenva.com Bardo Edibles & Elixirs • 430 W. 21st St. 622-7362 www.bardoeats.com Bella Pizza • 1308 Colley Ave. 625-3525 www.ghentbellapizza.com Belmont House of Smoke • 2117 Colonial Ave. 623-4477 www.belmonthouseofsmoke.com Birch Bar •1231 W. Olney Rd. 962-5400 www.thebirchbar.com Borjo Coffeehouse • 4416 Monarch Way 440-5800 www.borjocoffee.com Café Stella • 1907 Colonial Ave. 625-0461 Calz Pizza • 8245 Hampton Blvd #105 423-3663 www.calzpizza.com Charlie's Café • 1800 Granby St. 625-0824 www.charliesinnorfolk.com China Ocean • 738 W. 22nd St. 626-3636 Cogan's Pizza • 1901 Colonial Ave. 627-6428 www.coganspizza.com Colley Cantina • 1316 Colley Ave. 622-0033 www.colleycantina.com Carolina Cupcakery • 2019 Colley Ave. 351-1545 www.carolinacupcakery.com Crackers • 4226 Granby St. 640-0200 www.littlebarbistro.com

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dining guide Continued... Ghent / Old Dominion University Restaurant Name Cure Coffehouse and Brasserie • 503 Botetourt St. D'egg West • 1170 Lexan Ave. Del Vecchio's • 1080 W. 47th St. Dog N Burger • 2001 Manteo St. Do Nut Dinette • 1917 Colley Ave. Doumar's • 1919 Monticello Ave. Dragon City • 2301 Colley Ave. Einstein Brother Bagels • 4700 Powhatan Ave. Elliot's Fairgrounds News & Coffee • 806 Baldwin Ave. Fellini's • 3901 Colley Ave. French Bakery and Delicatessen • 4108 Granby St. Get Fresh Café • 2500 Church St., Five Points Community Farm Market Greater Grinders • 1515 Azalea Garden Rd. The Green Onion • 1603 Colley Ave. Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches • 222 W. 21st St. Katana • 520 W. 21st St. Kelly's Tavern • 1408 Colley Ave. Kin's Wok • 222 W. 21st St. Kotobuki • 721 W. 21st St. La Bella Italia • 738 West 22nd St. Lola's • 328 W. 20th St. Luna Maya • 2010 Colley Ave. Manny Burger • 2912 Layfayette Blvd. Mazzika • 4800 Colley Ave. Moe's Southwest Grill • 520 W. 21st St. Monarch Sports Grille • 4500 Hampton Blvd. Nazef Char Grille • 2001 Colley Ave. #A No Frill Bar and Grill • 806 Spotswood Ave. Norfolk Chop House • 2314 Colonial Ave. Norfolk Ice Cream Company • 4306 Monarch Way Orapax Inn • 1300 Redgate Ave. O'Sullivan's Wharf • 4300 Colley Ave. Panda Express • 1560 Mall Drive in NEX Food Court Pasha Mezze • 340 W. 22nd St. Pasha Mezze Coffeehouse • 340 W. 22nd St. Pelon's Baja Grill • 738 W. 22nd St., Ste 15 Peppermill Diner • 4110 Colley Ave. Plaza del Sol • 2200 Colonial Ave. Perfectly Frank • 4408 Monarch Way Pho's • 739 W. 21st St. Press 626 Café & Wine Bar • 626 W. Olney Rd. The Public House • 1112 Colley Ave. Rajput Indian Cuisine • 742 W. 21st St. Red Dog Saloon • 14221 Colley Ave. Rita's Italian Ice • 727 W. 21st St. Sakura Sushi Bar • 4300 Monarch Way Sassi Cakes & Sweets • 330 W. 22nd St. #104 Siam 21 • 742 W. 21st St. #F Skinny Dip • 1619 Colley Ave. Sobo Pizza Kitchen • 4414 Monarch Way Soya Sushi • 201 W. 21st St. Swirls • 1510 Colley Ave. Tabb's at Riverview • 4019 Granby St. Tanners Creek Seafood • 5103 Colley Ave. Tap House Grill • 931 W. 21st St. Taste Unlimited • 6464 Hampton Blvd. The Ten Top • 748 Shirley Ave. Tortilla West • 508 Orapax St. Veneziano Italian Restaurant • 4024 Granby St. Y Not Pizza • 1517 Colley Ave. Yorgo's Bageldashery • 2123 Colonial Ave. Military Highway Restaurant Name El Rodeo • 5834 Virginia Beach Blvd. Fountainside Cafe at the Holiday Inn Select • 1570 N. Military Hwy. Franco's Italian Restaurant • 6200 N. Military Hwy. Ste. A Garden Café • 6700 Azalea Garden Rd. German Pantry • 5329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Golden Corral • 6103 N. Military Hwy. Got Yams • 5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. #126 Hooters • 1160 N. Military Hwy. Max & Erma's • 1500 N. Military Hwy. Mi Hogar • 471 N. Military Hwy. Nawab Indian Cuisine • 888 N. Military Hwy. Olive Garden • 5920 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Sal's Famous New York Pizza • 1207 N. Military Hwy.

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HOURS MAY VARY • Area Code for all phone numbers is 757 unless otherwise noted = Breakfast

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= Dinner

= Indicates Advertiser • $ = 8 or less, $$ = 9-13, $$$ = 14-20, $$$$ = 21 & up • GF = Gluten-Free

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321-0044 www.facebook.com/curenorfolk 423-3447 www.deggnorfolk.com 440-9300 www.del-vecchios.com 623-1667 www.dognburger.com 625-0061 627-4163 www.doumars.com 664-7900 822-1997 640-2899 www.fairgroundscoffee.com 651-3416 www.fellinisva.com 625-4936 966-6577 www.5ptsfarmmarket.org 855-6370 963-1200 www.thegreenonionrestaurant.com 227-5952 www.jimmyjohns.com 640-8898 www.kantananorfolk.com 623-3216 www.kellystavern.com 623-2933 628-1025 622-6172 www.labellainghent.com 314-1141 www.lolasghent.com 622-6986 www.lunamayarestaurant.com 855-7246 489-0030 624-6637 www.moes.com 423-4100 www.monarchsportsgrill.com 348-8482 627-4262 www.nofrillgrill.com 627-1190 www.norfolkchophouse.com 489-6422 www.norfolkicecream.com 627-8041 www.theorapax.com 423-3746 www.osullivanswharf.com 321-1640 www.pandaexpress.com 627 1317 www.paschamezze.com 627 1319 www.paschamezze.com 961-4673 www.pelonsbajagrill.com 226-7851 705-4726 www.mexicoinghent.com 440-1020 www.perfectly-frank.com 333-4266 282-6234 www.press626.com 227-9064 www.publichouseeats.com 625-4634 www.rajputonline.com 625-0259 457-9650 www.ritasice.com 489-0158 321-6759 624-2455 383-6400 www.ilovetheskinnydip.com 423-2337 963-7550 351-6229 626-0871 www.tabbsatriverview.com 423-2430 627-9172 623-7770 www.tasteunlimited.com 622-5422 www.thetentop.com 440-3777 625-0363 www.venezianonorfolk.com 624-9111 www.ynotpizza.com 623-6609 www.yorgosbageldashery.com Phone Number Website 466-9077 213-2231 853-0177 853-1065 461-5100 855-8170 962-9655 466-1598 282-2004 455-5509 455-8080 455-5875 455-3663

www.holidayinn.com www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org www.thegermanpantry.com www.goldencorral.com www.gotyams.com www.hootershamptonroads.com www.maxandermas.com www.mihogar-restaurant.com www.nawabonline.com www.olivegarden.com www.salsfamousnypizza.com

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f you’re looking for world-class cuisine, you’ll find it right here in Norfolk! From traditional Southern fare to a wide range of nouveau and international offerings, many of which are whipped up by award-winning chefs, Norfolk’s eclectic collection of eateries offers something for everyone — and every appetite. Unique, delicious and one-of-a-kind restaurants are available to exercise any palate (the best exercise there is!). Whether it be a casual lunch or romantic dinner, there’s a restaurant to suit any need. From sophisticated to casual, and from simple “American” food to exotic cuisine. When the sun goes down, Norfolk comes alive with hot nightspots and cool performing arts venues. Look no further than Norfolk to fill your cravings for spectacular food and exciting entertainment!

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osing gracefully at street corners and storefronts, decorating banners and signs, and showing up in local art shops and galleries is Norfolk’s cultural icon, the mermaid. Today, the mermaid symbol is synonymous with civic pride, and it exemplifies Norfolk’s appreciation of the local arts community, its dedication to nurturing the arts and maintaining Norfolk’s rapid pace of growth, economically and culturally. Mermaid statues began dotting downtown in 2000, shortly after the city branded the image of a young, freespirited mermaid as its official city symbol as part of the “Life. Celebrated Daily” campaign. The city had been undergoing major revitalization efforts and the mermaid drove home the idea a new Norfolk was being born. “We had some issues with the perception of Norfolk, both by those outside and inside,” says Bob Batcher, the city’s manager of public relations. “We needed a new brand.” In November 1999, attorney and well-known Norfolk advocate Peter Decker, Jr. introduced the idea of mermaid statues at a meeting with hundreds of business and civic leaders at Nauticus. Decker accredited his wife, Bess, with the Mermaids on Parade idea—she was inspired by the Cows on Parade in Chicago after a recent trip. Starting in the summer of 2000, the street corners, parks and storefronts of Norfolk began filling with mermaids. Business and civic leaders jumped at the opportunity to have their own mermaids, and come fall, there were more than 130 on display. “We just sort of let it go and the public embraced it,” says Batcher. The mermaids are all designed and decorated by local artists, and many of them represent a theme related to their location. There are now mermaid trails, books, jewelry, sculptures, art—anything you can think of, the mermaids have inspired. Most proceeds from the sale of mermaids and their offspring benefit local arts organizations. “The mermaids have really touched lives in a variety of ways,” says Batcher. “And they really show the value of public art.” To learn more about Norfolk’s mermaids and to download a mermaid walking tour map, visit www.mermaidsonparade.com.

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Visitor Services Automatic Teller Banking

Downtown Provisions, 200 College Place The Gallery at Military Circle, 880 North Military Hwy. MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Ave. Ocean View Shopping Center, 179 West Ocean View Ave. Waterside Festival Marketplace, 333 Waterside Dr.

Currency Exchange

Norfolk International Airport........757-855-9785 Bank of America...............................757-441-4770 (only offered to Bank of America account holders) BB&T..................................................757-823-7800 (only offered to BB&T account holders) MacArthur Center............................757-216-3500 SunTrust.............................................866-433-7027 Wells Fargo........................................757-622-2740 (only offered to Wells Fargo account holders)

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance & Rescue, Fire, Police...................911 Coast Guard (Search & Rescue)......757-484-8192 FBI......................................................757-455-0100 Fire Department non-emergency...757-441-5610 Physicians Referral Service.............800-736-8272 Police/Sheriff non-emergency........757-441-5610 State Police.........................................757-424-6800 (dial #77 on a cellular phone)

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Delta...................................................800-221-1212 Southwest...........................................800-435-9792 United Airlines.................................800-241-6522 USAirways.........................................800-428-4322

Airport Shuttle

James River Transportation & Airport Connection..................757-963-0433 Goldstarr Transportation Services...757-857-4500 Orange Peel Transportation.............757-463-7500

Auto Rental

Avis.....................................................800-831-2847 Budget................................................800-527-0700 Dollar.................................................800-800-3665 Enterprise..........................................800-736-8227 Hertz...................................................800-654-3131 National.............................................800-227-7368 Thrifty................................................800-367-2277

Limousine Service/CHARTER BUSES

Carey Transportation.......................757-853-5466 Goldstarr Transportation Services...757-857-4500

Buses

Greyhound/Trailways......................800-231-2222 Hampton Roads Transit (Local).....757-222-6100

Train Information

Amtrak...............................................800-872-7245 The Tide Light Rail...........................757-222-6100

Taxicab Service

232 East Main St. • Norfolk, Virginia Open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 800-368-3097 • www.visitnorfolktoday.com 9401 4th View St., Ocean View Interstate 64 at exit 273 Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 757-441-1852 • 800-368-3097

Andy’s Cab.........................................757-461-8880 Black and White...............................757-855-4444 Norfolk Checker Taxi/ Green & White............................. 757-855-6611 Southside Cab.................................. 757-735-2198 Yellow Cab of Norfolk..................... 757-857-8888

DOWNTOWN SATELLITE VISITOR CENTER

HRT Paddlewheel Ferry................. 757-222-6100

Language Bank

Baseball Norfolk Tides................................... 757-622-2222 ‘Hits at the Park’ Restaurant, Reservations................................. 757-624-9000

Nauticus, One Waterside Drive Open Saturday and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Language Bank..................................757-440-1111 (American Red Cross)

Newspaper

The Virginian-Pilot...........................757-446-2000

Transportation

Airline Information & Reservations Norfolk International Airport........757-857-3351 American...........................................800-433-7300 Continental........................................800-525-0280

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College Athletics - NCAA Norfolk State University, Division 1..................................... 757-823-9009 Old Dominion University, Division 1..................................... 757-683-4444 Virginia Wesleyan College, Division 3..................................... 757-455-3303


Beaches-Public Community Beach, 700 E. Ocean View Ave. Ocean View Beach Park, 100 W. Ocean View Ave. Sarah Constant Shrine Beach, 100 W. Ocean View Ave., Administration Office..............................757-441-2149 Northside Pool..........................................757-441-1760 Boat Ramps-Public Cobb’s Marina Inc., 4524 Dunning Rd.................................757-588-5401 Bowling AMF Norfolk Lanes, Little Creek & Azalea Rd. ........................ 757-583-1571 Norfolk Charter Fishing Boats Vinings Landing Marine Center, 8166 Shore Dr........................................757-587-8000 Willoughby Harbor Marina, 1525 Bayville St. ...................................757-583-4150 Charter Boats American Rover...........................757-627-SAIL (7245) Carrie B Showboat...................................954-609-4735 Fishing Licenses Virginia Marine Resources Commission.......................757-247-2200 Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries....................................804-367-1000 Licenses may also be obtained at Kmart or Wal-Mart. Fishing Willoughby Harbor Marina, 1525 Bayville St. ..................................... 757-583-4150 Ocean View Fishing Pier, 400 W. Ocean View Ave. .....................757-583-6000 Boating Bay Point Marina, 9500 30th Bay St.......757-362-3600 www.littlecreekmarina.com Cobb’s Marina Inc., 4524 Dunning Rd.... 757-588-5401 Cutty Sark Marina, 4707 Pretty Lake Ave............................757-362-2942 Harbor Marine, 4401 Pretty Lake Ave..... 757-961-9411 Key Dreams Charter Boat Service..........757-406-0943 9500 30th Bay St., www.keydreamscharterboatservice.com Little Creek Marina, 4801 Pretty Lake Ave. ..........................757-362-3600 Pelicans’ Nest Marina, 4401 Pretty Lake Ave.............................. 757-362-2541 Rebel Marina, 1553 Bayville St...............757-588-6022 SailTime Sailing Center at Willoughby Harbor Marina, 1525 Bayville St. ...................................757-480-7245 Vinings Landing Marine Center.............757-587-8000 8166 Shore Dr., www.viningslanding.com Waterside Marina, 333 Waterside Dr. ...757-625-3625 20-ft depth, 35 slips for boats up to 200 ft long, athletic club, showers, laundry, grocery, ice, wi-fi. www.watersidemarina.com Willoughby Harbor Marina....................757-583-4150 1525 Bayville St., www.willoughbyharbormarina.com Ice Hockey Norfolk Admirals.....................................757-640-1212 Tickets....................................................800-745-3000 Soccer Norfolk Sharx............................................757-664-6464 Public Golf Courses Lake Wright Golf Course, Norfolk.........757-459-2255 Lamberts Point Golf Course, Norfolk...757-489-1677 Ocean View Golf Course, Norfolk.........757-480-2094

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