VISITORS GUIDE | 2013
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Contents NoRFolk 2013 VISIToRS GuIdE
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Welcome to Norfolk
Mayor Paul Fraim welcomes you to our community.
Norfolk Visitor Information Center
Find all the information you need to get the most 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.
10 Top Sites
Learn about some of Norfolk’s most popular attractions.
14 Norfolk Attractions MERMAIdS 40
PERFoRMING ARTS 42
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
on the Go!
40 Mermaids on Parade
to get all the information you need about Norfolk
SEAWORTHY CABINS 39 Calendar of Events 45 Dining & Nightlife 51 Downtown Map 52 Sports & Recreation 52 Visitor Services & Information 53 Accommodations Directory
Coastal Virginia and the surrounding region is brimming with history, one-of-a-kind experiences, and unique attractions. Get a look behind Norfolk’s symbol for the arts.
42 Performing Arts
Norfolk’s vibrant arts scene blossoms on stage.
44 Virginia Arts Festival
World-renowned performances grace local venues for eight magical weeks each spring—see what this year’s festival has in store.
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What Norfolk Has To offer
elcome to Norfolk, a dynamic, distinct, and diverse waterfront city. Visitors will soon
learn that Norfolk offers an exciting downtown, a variety of festivals, and a whole host of water & outdoor activities! Along the Elizabeth River, all will
discover the gorgeous Town Point Park, Nauticus – a premier museum using the natural environment of Norfolk’s harbor to inspire and educate, and the Battleship Wisconsin, an Iowa Class battleship. docked near Town Point Park are the tall ship American Rover, Victory Rover and other boats ready to take you on a leisurely tour of our harbor.
Norfolk Hop on Virginia’s first light rail system, the “Tide,” and explore historical attractions, catch a baseball game at Harbor Park, an Admirals game at Scope or spend an afternoon shopping at MacArthur Center. We’ve an array of cuisine that will tempt even the choosiest of palates. An eclectic group of restaurants dot the streets of downtown, Ghent, Freemason and the outskirts of the city. Visitors will be surprised that there is much, much more here than just the typical Southern cuisine. don’t forget to try one of Norfolk’s new culinary tours while you’re here! our art & theatre scene is one of the best in the Commonwealth. The artists at work in d’Art Center & Chrysler Glass Studio and the numerous musicians, dancers and actors who showcase their craft, will leave visitors in awe. other must-see attractions include the beautiful Norfolk Botanical Garden, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, MacArthur Memorial, Virginia Zoo 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 in our Visitors Center or chat with a visitor advisor on line at www. visitnorfolktoday.com We are thrilled to have you in Norfolk and hope you return again soon!
If you prefer exploring Norfolk on land, take a leisurely stroll downtown, by the waterfront, and through the historic Freemason & Ghent districts.
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President and CEO, VisitNorfolk
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(The National Maritime Center), the Battleship Wisconsin, the General douglas MacArthur Memorial and visitors center, 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. Norfolk has an impressive offering of arts and cultural activities, including You are invited to take advantage of the many opportunities our the Chrysler Museum of Art - one of the top twenty art museums in the downtown offers for shopping, dining, and entertainment - there country, the Virginia opera, the Virginia Symphony, the d’ART Center, the is something for everyone. MacArthur Center, with over 140 stores Virginia Stage Company, and the Virginia Ballet. anchored by Nordstrom and dillard’s department stores, is an easy walk For family fun, make time to visit the Virginia Zoo with its impressive from downtown hotels as is the Waterside Festival Marketplace, Nauticus NVG-GrassGreenerAd2_Layout 1 12/13/12 10:53 AM Page 1 display of animals and the Zoo Train that takes visitors on a narrated ride through the Zoo grounds. Stop by the 155 acre Norfolk Botanical Garden, a at Virginia Wesleyan College beautiful and serene oasis in the middle of the city. We also have an easy and affordable way to get around Norfolk – “The Tide” light rail system. While Norfolk embodies the cultural and commercial advantages of a big city, visitors still become wrapped up in 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.
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Visitor Information Center
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. A wide variety of printed brochures and resources are also available at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Information Center is open daily (with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s day) from 9 AM-5 PM. Equipped with free Wi-Fi and a gift shop featuring 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 Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center. With its rich river view landscapes, the park is a lovely green space of peace and tranquility in an urban setting. Take time to frolic in the dancing fountain or enjoy an afternoon or evening of light music and entertainment in Towne Bank Fountain Park’s mini-amphitheatre. on select weekends, Town Point Park plays host to a variety of premier festivals and events, including the annual Norfolk Harborfest® and tall ships parade of sail in the Norfolk Harbor, as well as the bi-annual wine festival. The park’s permanent outdoor main is bordered by water on three sides: the Chesapeake Bay to stage, with its state of the the north; Hampton Roads to the west; and Willoughby Bay art acoustics, draws music to the south. This independent peninsula was created in lovers from across the the mid-1600’s as the result of a hurricane. The Willoughby Family, who lived on the edge of what is now Ocean View, region to hear awoke the morning following the storm to see a point of a variety of planned land in front of their home, where there had been only musical entertainment. water the night before. To the right of the park is Nauticus, a maritime-themed science center featuring an aquarium, handson 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.
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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. 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 chef-owned restaurants. A walk down Granby Street in downtown Norfolk alone will Norfolk has a rich history spanning more than 400 quickly reveal the diversity years? It all began when John Smith and his crew of flavors to be enjoyed. Sign cruised past this area looking for a landing point, up for a culinary tour where eventually ending up in Jamestown. With its proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Norfolk you can enjoy local seafood has always been a vital center of commerce and specialties and award-winning industry, as well as a strategic military location. The chef’s signature dishes. If area was right in the thick of several Revolutionary you’re looking to shop, and Civil War battles: in 1776, two-thirds of the city wander over to MacArthur was destroyed by the Royal Governor of Virginia, Center, a one-million squareand a cannonball from the siege can still be viewed today lodged in the wall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. foot shopping complex What’s more, during the Civil War, the infamous battle featuring high-end merchants, between the ironclads Monitor and Merrimac was restaurants, movie theatres, fought off these shores. and more. downtown is also filled with independently owned shops, museums, art venues, offices, loft apartments, and more. Norfolk has something for everyone! After exploring downtown, jump on the downtown Norfolk/Ghent NET bus, 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, the city’s first gastropub, sidewalk cafés, boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, and the Naro Expanded Art Cinema. Not far from Ghent is the beautiful Chrysler Museum of Art & Glass Studio. Architecture buffs will enjoy Ghent’s residential streets, which offer an eclectic mix of stately homes, historic town homes, and renovated brick apartment buildings. 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
Did you know...
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.
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 40 themed gardens comprised of thousands of colorful plants. Bring your children along. The threeacre 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. Here 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 golf courses for you to enjoy. 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 2-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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The Virginia Zoo
Wild Fun and Adventure
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 to Africa’s Okavango Delta. discover elephants, orangutans, meerkats, 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 looking for a more unique experience, book a behind-the-scenes tour, where you can get up close and personal with the wildlife. Plenty of behind-the-scenes tours are available to choose from, featuring many of our most popular animals. Prices vary; reservations and prepayment are required. The Virginia Zoo hosts a number of special events throughout the year including an Earth day and animal enrichment celebration called Party for the Planet, Military Appreciation day, and Zoo Boo on Halloween. You can even book a family reunion, hold a company picnic, or throw a special birthday party. Join the more than 500,000 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.
Botanical Garden Celebrating 75 years in 2013
The 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 different locations within the garden, or relax on a boat tour of Lake Whitehurst when the weather is warm. Also enjoy the charming Gift Shop and Café. 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, and Rose Garden – which has sprouted All-American Rose Selection winners, a stunning butterfly garden and butterfly house and many others.
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Today, more than 40 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. In Bristow Butterfly Garden, guests may observe what insects and birds the plants attract and how they interact with each other. We are extremely proud of the internationally recognized Hofheimer Camllia Garden kaufman Hydrangea Garden and Conifer Garden. other signature gardens include Sarah lee Baker Perennial Garden and the Enchanted Forest. don’t let the kids miss playing at WoW — World of Wonders: A Children’s Adventure Garden. This 3-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 tram, walking, and boat tours, bike nights, holiday lights, special exhibits and events and many programs for adults. 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. Join us in 2013 for our 75th Anniversary for exciting events and programs throughout the year. 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. Prices subject to change.
Chrysler Museum of Art & Glass Studio 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. Additionally, The Chrysler possesses one of the great glass collections in America, the Tiffany collection. It 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
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libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. ombining a nationally The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio is a modern, renowned art museum, 7,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the Museum. a new Glass Studio, and The Glass Studio is equipped to accommodate two significant historic aspiring and master artists alike. The state-of-thehouses, the Moses Myers House and the art facility supports artists working in a variety Willoughby-Baylor House, the Chrysler of glassmaking processes, including blown glass, Museum of Art is a jewel in both Ghent and casting, fusing, flameworking, and coldworking. the city of Norfolk. Its extensive collection The Chrysler Museum is one of only two and special exhibitions entertain and Photo Credit: Echard Wheeler comprehensive art museums with a Glass Studio educate visitors of all ages every day. This and spotlights the Chrysler’s reputation as having cultural enclave includes more than 30,000 original works of art that one of the top glass collections in the united States. span more than 5,000 years of history in 62 collection galleries. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio provides free public demonstrations Since the Museum is closed during 2013 for renovation and expansion, at noon every Wednesday through Sunday. The Visiting Artist Series brings the Chrysler has mounted satellite exhibitions across Coastal Virginia some of the best contemporary glass artists to Norfolk to work in the throughout the year. For Glass Studio. a complete schedule and General admission to the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio and historic more information, visit houses are FREE. Special off-site exhibitions may have entry fees, though www.chrysler.org. The Museum Members and children 5 and younger are always admitted free. Museum will celebrate its The Chrysler Museum of Art is located at 245 West Olney Road in Norfolk. reopening in spring 2014. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio is located across the street at 745 Duke The Chrysler Museum Glass Street. The Glass Studio is open Wednesday 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursday–Saturday Studio, the Moses Myers 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday noon–5 p.m.; it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays House, and the Willoughby and on all major holidays. The Moses Myers House, 323 E. Freemason Street, Baylor House will remain Photo Credit: Ed Pollard and the Willoughby-Baylor House, 601 E. Freemason Street, are open Friday, open throughout 2013. Saturday, and Sunday noon.–4 p.m. For more information, call (757) 664-6200 Named after automobile heir and art collector Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., the or visit www.chrysler.org. Chrysler Museum was originally founded in 1933 as the Norfolk Museum visitnorfolktoday.com
The Half Moone Cruise Celebration Center
…Norfolk’s gateway to the world!
rom 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, this one-of-a-kind 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 maritimethemed 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 warmer months, walk over to Town Point Park, Norfolk’s outdoor festival venue. over 100 festivals take place there annually including Harbofest©, 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 tall ship 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. 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.
Wisconsin Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin (BB64) is one of four Iowaclass battleships – the largest and last battleship ever built by the U.S. Navy. She was launched in April of 1944 and decommissioned in September 1991, having earned a total of six battle stars for service in World War II and Korea, and a Navy Unit Commendation for service during the 1991 Gulf War. She was subsequently struck from the Naval Vessel Register (NVR), and as of December 14, 2009, was donated to the City of Norfolk for permanent use as a museum ship. In 2012, the Battleship Wisconsin was listed in the Virginia Landmark Register. The ship is 887 feet long and weighs 45,000 tons; it was, literally, a “City at Sea” with a crew of nearly 3,000 men during her heyday in WWII. Since assuming official stewardship, Nauticus has begun opening
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previously sealed off interior spaces of the battleship for the public to explore. Visitors can start “walking the decks of history” inside Nauticus with a six-minute introductory film, Forward for Freedom, which brings the Wisconsin to life through the stories and commentary of those who served aboard. on board the ship, 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. Walk onto the Wisconsin’s teak deck, explore her from bow to stern, and step into the ship’s Wardroom on self-guided tour. For an additional fee, guided tours are offered periodically throughout the day that take visitors deeper into the ship’s lower and upper decks, including the combat engagement center, navigation bridge, captain’s cabin, crew’s mess, galley, barber shop, ship store, and much more. during the year, visitors may also participate in special programming on the Battleship, including our 1940-style, on-deck revue, Swingtime Salute in June/July and Haunted Ship tours in october. The Battleship Wisconsin is located beside Nauticus at One Waterside Drive in downtown Norfolk. Admission to the ship is included in regular admission to Nauticus, excluding guided tours. The Battleship (weather permitting) is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Monday. The remainder of the year, the Battleship is open TuesdaySaturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday noon – 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. The Battleship closes at 4:45 p.m. For more information, call (757) 664-1000 or visit www.nauticus.org.
Spend the day at Nauticus and experience maritime science, history and fun!
ake the afternoon to explore Downtown Norfolk’s waterfront maritime science center, Nauticus, for a full spectrum of hands-on exhibits focused on the immense power of the sea and Norfolk’s unique seaport. Begin your journey by taking in Our Mighty Seaport exhibit, which explores the fascinating world of maritime commerce. Families can navigate a tugboat down a busy waterway and receive “real time” information on ships sailing past Nauticus. Venture outside the exhibit walls and catch a glimpse of giant cranes, tugs, sailboats, and cargo ships from the newly renovated Elizabeth River observation deck. Relive the past with Guns, Sweat, and Gears: Anatomy of a Battleship, an exhibit including enormous gun devices, tools, and personal mementos from Norfolk’s own Battleship Wisconsin. View the mighty warship from the Wisconsin Vista filled with displays that tell the Wisconsin’s exciting story—a story that comes to life when you actually step on her teak deck. You can’t miss Science on a Sphere, a six-foot globe displaying weather phenomena around the world. Explore current Earth Science events while interacting with a Nauticus educator. Visit the Shark lab, where visitors can learn about shark conservation and meet Nauticus’ sharks, along with the residents of Horseshoe Crab Cove. Be sure to visit our other marine life, including tropical fish, seahorses, and one giant green moray eel. Playing throughout your Nauticus day, inside the Nauticus Theater are a variety of high-definition films. These include the Academy Award®-nominated film, The Living Sea, as well as a rotating schedule of entertaining CineMuse Hi-def Cinema programs which focus on our ocean world. outside the theater, 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. on any given day, numerous programs are conducted with Nauticus education staff and volunteers that can include explosive science demos or building your own underwater Remote operated Vehicle (RoV). Make sure to visit the Hampton Roads Naval Museum on the second floor, which examines more than two centuries of interesting naval activity in and around the Coastal Virginia harbor. Food and refreshments are offered at the outtakes Café located inside on the first floor. And don’t leave until you visit the Banana Pier Gift Shop, where great souvenirs are available for purchase to help you remember your day at Nauticus. Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin are located at One Waterside Drive in downtown Norfolk. Both are open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The rest of the year, hours are Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday noon–5 p.m. and closed Monday. Admission to Nauticus is $13.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors/AAA members/active military and $9.50 for children (4–12). Guided tours of selected areas of the Wisconsin’s interior are available for an additional fee. Children ages 3 and under are free. There is no charge to visit the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. For more information, call 757-664-1000 or visit www.nauticus.org. visitnorfolktoday.com
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This self-guided tour connects historic sites woven among featured attractions in downtown Norfolk. Find an online brochure at visitnorfolktoday.com to begin your adventure. Call 757-664-6620.
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AMERICAN ROVER – NORFOLK AD ON pG A2 HARBOR SAILING CRUISES
Set sail with the friendly and experienced crew of this 125 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 rest rooms. Popular for families, weddings, field trips, group outings and company parties since 1986. Cruises depart Waterside Marina in Downtown Norfolk. Call 757-627-7245 for reservations or visit www.americanrover.com. Sailing Mid April through Late October (Call or go online for Spring and Fall Daytime and Sunset Schedule) Summer Season (June – August) Cruises Depart Every day except Monday 2 Hour Harbor Cruise 1:30pm (Adults $20, Children $12) 2 Hour Sunset Cruise 7pm ($25 Adults, $15 Children). Special Moonlight Cruises and Themed Events – Inquire for more info.
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 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. In 1991, the title of Minor Basilica was bestowed upon the church, the only one in Virginia. Located in downtown Norfolk at 232 Chapel Street. Call 757-622-4487. The church is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mass Schedule: Sat. 5 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Call for weekday masses.
The Museum’s Italianate building on The Hague Inlet of the Elizabeth River is home to 30,000 objects in 62 collection galleries. The Chrysler also has one of the greatest glass collections in America, including a showcase of Tiffany blown glass, along with historic and contemporary glass masterpieces from around the world. Since the Museum is closed during 2013 for renovation and expansion, the Chrysler has mounted satellite exhibitions across Coastal Virginia throughout the year. 245 W. Olney Rd. 757-664-6200. For a complete schedule and more information, visit www.chrysler.org. The Museum will celebrate its reopening in spring 2014.
CHRYSLER MUSEUM GLASS STUDIO
The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio is America’s newest glass facility on a museum campus and the only one of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region. Visitors can enjoy free glassmaking demonstrations at noon and learn more about the science and art of glass. The state-of-the-art Studio sits adjacent to the Chrysler Museum and showcases artists using a variety of processes, including glassblowing, hot glass casting, fusing, flameworking and coldworking. The Studio is equipped to accommodate aspiring and master artists alike, offering an assortment of classes at all levels and attracting many of the best world’s best artists working in glass. Free admission. 745 Duke Street. 757-664-6200. www.chrysler.org. Open Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
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, and the West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery.
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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. Abe doumar, the original owner of this wonderful 1950s drive-in on Monticello Avenue, created the ice cream cone at the St. louis World’s Fair in 1904. The doumar family continues to makes fresh cones on the original cone machine and serve the best barbecue around. 1919 Monticello Avenue, call 757-627-4163. Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Fri-Sat 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 is the last remaining of 19 harborfront forts authorized in 1794 by President George Washington. 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. Located at 810 Front Street. Open year-round for self-guided tours during working hours Monday-Friday. Photo ID required. www.norfolkhistorical.org. 757-640-1720.
THE GALLERY AT MILITARY CIRCLE
Serving the Coastal Virginia area for more than 30 years, this singlelevel shopping mall includes Macy’s, JCPenney, RoSS, a Cinemark Theatre and over 100 stores with great deals. 880 N. Military Hwy, 757-461-0777 or www.galleryatmilitarycircle.com. Open Mon-Sat 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 Coastal 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. Call 757-322-2987 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
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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. Group tours, facility rentals, membership, and volunteer opportunities available. 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.
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. One-way Fare: $1.50, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities $.75. Call 757-222-6100 or www.goHRT.com.
HUNTER HOUSE VICTORIAN MUSEUM
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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 Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sun 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Closed Mon, Tues and major holidays. General admission: $5 Adults, $4 senior citizens, $1 Children.
JANAF SHOppING YARD
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
With its fabulous river views from every hole, lambert’s Point Golf Club is a spectacular links-style nine-hole golf course on the banks of the Elizabeth River. The facility features a two-story heated and covered driving range. The putting surfaces are some of the best in Hampton Roads. 4301 Powhatan Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. Call 757-489-1677 or Facebook Lambert’s Point Golf Club, Website: www.hamptonroadsgolf.com
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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, on the corner of Bank Street and City Hall Avenue. Call 757-441-2965 or www.macarthurmemorial.org. Open TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free admission.
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offering a fun and exciting educational experience for visitors of all ages, Nauticus features a variety of exciting hands-on exhibits exploring the naval, economic, and natural power of the sea. This maritime science museum, located on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, connects with the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, the awe-inspiring Battleship Wisconsin, The Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, and the Victory Rover. One Waterside Drive. 757-664-1000. www.nauticus.org.
NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE AD ON pG A2 VICTORY ROVER
A 2 Hour Narrated Naval Base Cruises departs daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin. Cruising the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River, you will tour 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: 2pm every day but Monday.
The Admirals play in the American Hockey league (AHl) and are the primary affiliate of the NHl’s Anaheim ducks. Games are played in downtown Norfolk at Scope Arena, with the regular season running from october to April. Individual tickets are only $17, $19 and $22 with discounts for advance purchase. Tickets are available at the Scope Box Office or through TicketMaster by calling 1-800-745-3000, online at ticketmaster.com, or any TicketMaster outlet. For information, call 757-640-1212 or log on to norfolkadmirals.com.
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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.
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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 handicap accessible.
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NORFOLK SOUTHERN MUSEUM
Revisit early 19th-century Norfolk at the Moses Myers House. Dating to 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 fine furnishings and paintings on view are original to the house. Free admission. Open Wednesday to Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 323 E. Freemason Street. 757-323-6269. www.chrysler.org.
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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
located at the NSu campus, The NSu Planetarium serves as the Space Sciences Education and Public outreach Resource Center and 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. Open and free of charge to any educational or civic organization for special planetarium sessions. Norfolk State University, Wood Science Bldg. 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN
Explore this enchanting 155-acre haven, featuring over 40-themed gardens. 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 3-18 $7; Children 2 & Under FREE. Seasonal Tram tours are FREE with paid admission. Additional charges apply for boat tours.
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 can also enjoy many of the area’s local bay side restaurants. 9610 Norfolk Ave., 757-480-2094 or www.oceanviewgc.com.
OCEAN VIEW STATION MUSEUM
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 757531-0445. www.ovsm.org. Mon. 4-8 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., 2-5 p.m.; Wed., 2-7pm; 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.
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY’S ARTHUR AND pHYLLIS KApLAN ORCHID CONSERVATORY
This is the largest orchid collection in the Tidewater, Virginia area, and the collection includes more than 400 species in 72 different genera. 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 coffee. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday (except during University holidays & closings) To arrange special group tours call Marcus Jones at 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. The Pagoda Restaurant is open for lunch Tues.-Sat. 11am2:30pm and dinner Wed.-Sat. 5pm-10pm. Sunday Brunch 9:30pm2:30pm. www.PagodaGarden.org. It may be closed at times for special events. For reservations, call 757-622-0506.
SAINT pAUL’S EpISCOpAL CHURCH
This 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.The church is open for meditation
and 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.
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The Selden Arcade 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. 757-664-6880.
SpIRIT OF NORFOLK
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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, 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.
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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 fun-filled days 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. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Visit www.virginiazoo.org or call (757) 441-2374.
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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 depart from its dock. www.watersidemarketplace.com.
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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 Coastal Virginia showcased in 16 display windows.
Built in 1794 by descendants of Capt. Thomas Willoughby, this restored townhouse is home to the Norfolk History Museum and changing displays about the city and its rich cultural roots. In 2013, the Willoughby-Baylor House presents the exhibition American Treasures, a selection of more than 50 of the Chrysler Museum’s best American paintings and sculptures. Featured artists include John Singleton Copley, Albert Bierstadt, Susan Watkins, and Winslow Homer. Two centuries of masterpieces appear in new thematic groupings for a fresh perspective on many Chrysler favorites. Free admission. Open Friday to Sunday noon to 4p.m. 601 E. Freemason Street. 757-664-6200. www.chrysler.org
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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. During the 60’s and 70’s, students, writers, and musicians crowded Ghent, the ultimate artists’ haven. Fast-forward to 2013. The main thoroughfare, Colley Avenue, and adjacent 21st and 22nd Streets are still a hub of activity, offering eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries, winery, breweries 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.
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The cobble-stone 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 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 Garden Tea House & Gallery, complete with the largest koi pond on the east coast, a gift to Norfolk from the Taiwan Provincial Government. other neighborhood favorites include Voilà, Cure Brasserie & Coffee House, Shady Grove Marketplace, and Satya Yoga.
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OCEAN VIEW Norfolk’s Chesapeake Bay shoreline community, ocean View, has miles of quiet beachfront welcoming visitors for a day of sunbathing, shore fishing, or simply relaxing with family and friends. don’t forget the famous ocean View Pier; a must see attraction. ocean View is boardered on one side by Willoughby Spit and the other by the Joint Expeditionary Base little Creek-Fort Story Base.
A Guide to What’s Going on In & Around Norfolk
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New YeAr’S DAY JAzz BruNCH CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • January 1 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
THe AHL NOrFOLK ADMIrALS
Norfolk Scope Arena • Jan - Apr; Oct - Dec 757-640-1212 or www.norfolkadmirals.org
DOwNTOwN NOrFOLK’S reSTAurANT weeK
Downtown Norfolk • January 757-623-1757 or www.downtownnorfolk.com
DISCOVerY MuSIC SerIeS: MArTIN SexTON
Attucks Theatre • January 11 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
Norfolk Scope Exhibition Hall • January 13 757-664-6464 or www.uniquelyyoursbridalshowcase.com
Wells Theatre • January 15-February 3 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
Chrysler Hall • January 15 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
DISCOVerY MuSIC SerIeS: wHeeLer BrOTHerS
Attucks Theatre • January 17 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
PINeS OF rOMe
Chrysler Hall • January 19 757-892-6366 or www.virginiasymphony.org
Chrysler Hall • January 25-26 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com
FEBRUARY DISCOVerY MuSIC SerIeS: MOuNTAIN HeArT
Attucks Theatre • February 2 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
LeT MY PeOPLe GO!
Sacred Heart Catholic Church • February 3 757-627-8375 or www.vachorale.org
Wells Theatre • January 15-February 3 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com
Events subject to change, please call and confirm dates and times prior to making plans. For full descriptions of events go to www.VisitNorfolkToday.com
AT THe COPA: THe MuSIC OF BArrY MANILOw FeATurING GArY MAuer
Chrysler Hall • February 9 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
DISCOVerY MuSIC SerIeS: SISTer SPArrOw AND THe DIrTY BIDS
Attucks Theatre • February 9 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
A STreeTCAr NAMe DeSIre
Harrison Opera House • February 14, 16, 20, 22, 24 1-866-OPERA-VA or www.vaopera.org
MARCH DISCOVerY OF MuSIC SerIeS: PAuL THOrN
Attucks Theatre • March 3 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
Chrysler Hall • March 7-16 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
THe wHIPPING MAN
Wells Theatre • February 26- March 17 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com
Benjack Studio Theatre • February 15-17 757-626-3262 or www.trdance.org
TCC Roper Performing Arts Ctr • March 15-17 757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com
DISCOVerY MuSIC SerIeS: FrONTIer ruCKuS
46TH ANNuAL ST. PATrICK’S DAY PArADe
Attucks Theatre • February 16 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
VALeNTINe’S DAY LuNCH & DINNer CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • February 14 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
Ocean View • March 16 757-587-3548 or www.norfolkparade.com
SCHuBerT’S “THe GreAT”
Harrison Opera House • March 16 757-466-3060 or www.virginiasymphony.org
VIrGINIA SYMPHONY:BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
Perry Family Theatre • February 15-17 757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com
Harrison Opera House • March 16 757-466-3060 or www.virginiasymphony.org
THe rHYTHM PrOJeCT PreSeNTS: rHYTHM LIVe!
THe ArT OF CHOCOLATe VIrGINIA CHOCOLATe FeSTIVAL
TCC Roper Performing Arts Ctr • February 22 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org
TerreNCe wILSON PLAYS BeeTHOVeN
Chrysler Hall • February 23 757-466-3060 or www.virginiasymphony.org
City Wide • March 23-24 757-282-2822 or www.vachocolatefestival.com
THe GreeNING OF GHeNT
DISCOVerY MuSIC SerIeS: FISHBONe
Historic Ghent • (Confirm date prior to making plans. On / Around St. Patrick’s Day) www.destinationghent.com
Spirit of Norfolk • March 17 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
THe wHIPPING MAN
March 17-June 1 877-741-ARTS or www.vafest.org
Spirit of Norfolk • March 24 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
CHArLOTTe BLAKe ALSTON, STOrYTeLLer
Robin Hixon Theater / Clay & Jay Barr Education Center • March 19 - 24 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org
Attucks Theatre • February 23 757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com
Chrysler Hall • February 26 757-627-8672 or www.thenorfolkforum.org Wells Theatre • February 26- March 17 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com Spirit of Norfolk • February 23 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com Attucks Theatre • February 28 877-741-ARTS(2787) or www.vafest.org
ST. PATrICK’S DAY JAzz BruNCH CruISe VIrGINIA ArTS FeSTIVAL
CHOCOLATe FeSTIVAL CHAMPAGNe BruNCH CruISe MeOw MeOw
eASTer SuNDAY BruNCH CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • March 31 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
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Mermaid Parade The Story Behind Norfolk’s Public Art Project
Posing gracefully at street corners and storefronts, decorating banners and signs, and showing up in local art shops and galleries are 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 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, free-spirited 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 director of Communications. “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. “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. “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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Wells Theatre • April 2-21 757-627-1234 or www.vastage.com
Naro Theater • April 4 www.songkick.com
THe MArrIAGe OF FIGArO
Harrison Opera House • April 6-14 1-866-OPERA-VA or www.vaopera.org
NOrFOLK TIDeS AAA BASeBALL
Harbor Park • April 4-September 757-622-2222 or www.norfolktides.com
THe LIGHT IN THe PIAzzA
Chrysler Hall • MaY 3-28 757-441-2160 or www.generictheater.org
7TH ANNuAL SPrING TOwN POINT VIrGINIA wINe FeSTIVAL Town Point Park • May 4-5 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
Harrison Opera House • April 13 757-282-2800 or www.vafest.org
Harrison Opera House • May 10-19 1-866-OPERA-VA or www.vaopera.org
Robin Hixon Theater • April 13 www.songkick.com
Chrysler Hall • May 11 757-282-2800 or www.vafest.org
MOTHer’S DAY CruISe
Chrysler Hall • April 19, 20, 21 757-282-2800 or www.vafest.org
4TH ANNuAL AT&T SPrING FOuNTAIN FAIr FOUNTAIN OPENS FOR THE SEASON Towne Bank fountain park • April 20 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
Spirit of Norfolk • April 20 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
Sacred Heart Catholic Church • April 21 757-627-8375 or www.vachorale.org
Spirit of Norfolk • May 12 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
SNOw wHITe GOeS weST
Perry Family Theatre • May 17-19 757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com
Spirit of Norfolk • May 18 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
12TH ANNuAL VIrGINIA Beer FeSTIVAL Town Point Park • May 18-19 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
STOCKLeY GArDeNS SPrING ArTS FeSTIVAL
HISTOrICAL GArDeN weeK: HOuSe & GArDeN TOurS
Stockley Gardens • May 18-19 757-625-6161 or www.hope-house.org
Spirit of Norfolk • May 22 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
NOrFOLK’S NATO FeSTIVAL
Ocean View Beach Park • Memorial Day-Labor Day 757-441-235 or www.festevents.org
Various Locations • April 20-27 804-644-7776 or www.VaGardenWeek.org Chrysler Hall • April 23-28 757-664-6464 or www.broadwaynorfolk.com City Wide • April 24-27 757-282-2801 or www.azaleafestival.org
VIrGINIA INTerNATIONAL TATTOO: “Our FLAG wAS STILL Here”
SILVer SerIeS CruISe
BIG BANDS ON THe BAY
JUNE SwINGTIMe SALuTe
Norfolk Scope Arena • April 25 757-282-2800 or www.vafest.org
Nauticus • June 5-6 757-664-1000 or www.nauticus.org
DOrIS KeArNS GOODwIN
37TH ANNuAL NOrFOLK HArBOrFeST® PreSeNTeD BY AT&T
Chrysler Hall • April 30 757-627-8672 or www.thenorfolkforum.org
reD HAT CruISe (TrIBuTe TO reD HAT DAY 4/25)
Spirit of Norfolk • April 25 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
VA INTerNATIONAL TATTOO CruISe (**VA ArTS FeSTIVAL)
Spirit of Norfolk • April 26-28 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
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Town Point Park • June 7-9 757-441-235 or www.festevents.org
PArADe OF SAIL SIGHTSeeING CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • June 7 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
FATHer’S DAY CruISeS (BruNCH AND DINNer)
Spirit of Norfolk • June 16 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
SILVer SerIeS CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • June 19 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
24TH ANNuAL AT&T BAYOu BOOGALOO & CAJuN FOOD FeSTIVAL Town Point Park • June 20-23 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
Spirit of Norfolk • June 22 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
CAJuN DINNer CruISe (**NOrFOLK BAYOu BOOGALOO FeSTIVAL)
Spirit of Norfolk • June 23 866-835-8849 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
31ST ANNuAL AT&T 4TH OF JuLY 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 4 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
AT&T SuMMer BrewFeST TGIF
Town Point Park • July 13 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
Spirit of Norfolk • July 13 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
DOwNTOwN NOrFOLK’S reSTAurANT weeK
Downtown Norfolk • July 7-13 Call to confirm dates! 757-623-1757 or www.downtownnorfolk.org
Spirit of Norfolk • July 17 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
31ST ANNuAL NOrFOLK JAzz FeSTIVAL Town Point Park • July 19-20 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
JAzz BruNCH CruISe (** NOrFOLK JAzz FeSTIVAL)
Spirit of Norfolk • July 22 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
TCC Roper Performing Arts Ctr. • July 26-28 757-627-5437 or www.hurrahplayers.com
SILVer SerIeS CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • September 11 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
Spirit of Norfolk • September 21 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
AT&T TOwN POINT BrewFeST AND rIBFeST
Town Point Park • September 21 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
OCTOBER 25TH ANNuAL AT&T VIrGINIA CHILDreN’S FeSTIVAL Town Point Park • October 5 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
JAzz BruNCH CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • October 6 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
Spirit of Norfolk • October 12 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
STOCKLeY GArDeNS FALL ArTS FeSTIVAL
Stockley Gardens • October 19-20 757-625-6161 or www.hope-house.org
26TH ANNuAL AT&T TOwN POINT VIrGINIA wINe FeSTIVAL Town Point Park • October 19-20 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
PIrATeS, MerMAIDS & MONSTerS LuNCH CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • October 27 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
NOVEMBER 29TH ANNuAL GrAND ILLuMINATION PArADe
Downtown Norfolk • November 23 757-623-1757 or www.downtownnorfolk.org
Spirit of Norfolk • November 9 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
GrAND ILLuMINATION PArADe CruISeS
MeeT YOur PrINCeSS CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • November 16 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
Norfolk Botanical Garden Late Nov 22- Dec 31 (5:30 - 10p.m. nightly) 757-441-5830 or norfolkbotanicalgarden.org
Spirit of Norfolk • August 18 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com Spirit of Norfolk • August 10 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
GArDeN OF LIGHTS
Spirit of Norfolk • August 18 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
13TH ANNuAL AT&T NOrFOLK LATINO MuSIC FeSTIVAL Town Point Park • August 24 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
SEpTEMBER 2ND ANNuAL eTC FeSTIVAL; eMBrACe THe CuLTure Town Point Park • September 7 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
8TH ANNuAL AT&T MID-AuTuMN MOON FeSTIVAL Town Point Park • September 8 757-441-2345 or www.festevents.org
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 4 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
BreAKFAST wITH SANTA CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • December 7 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
New YeAr’S eVe DINNer CruISe
Spirit of Norfolk • December 31 866-835-8849 or www.spiritofnorfolk.com
Your Guide to...
Performing Arts N orfolk boasts a vibrant performing arts scene and a diverse range of venues offering live performance capabilities and state-of-the-art acoustics. 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 AfricanAmerican 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, performances, and multicultural programs take place throughout the year. Located at 1010 Church Street.
BALLET VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL
757-446-1401 or www.balletvirginia.org located in historic Ghent, Ballet Virginia International offers dance training for all ages and abilities including aspiring professional dancers. dancers are regularly accepted into internationally recognized summer training programs, and former students are dancing professionally. As well as offering excellent training, each year BVI performs “The Nutcracker” with live symphony and another classical ballet in the spring. These performances offer the youth of Hampton Roads a unique opportunity to dance.
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. They’ll keep you on your toes with our wide variety of plays — from spaceships and 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.
757-664-6464 or www.sevenvenues.com Since its grand opening in 1972, Chrysler Hall has served as the premiere performing arts center of Coastal Virginia. Resident companies include JAM
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Theatricals: Broadway In Norfolk — Coastal Virginia exclusive presenter of touring Broadway productions, the Virginia Symphony orchestra, Norfolk Forum, and the Virginia Arts Festival. 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 Mary Poppins,” “les Miserables,” and “Jersey Boys.” 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.
the establishment is “original and [a] remarkably good theatre — quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath.” Located at 801 Claremont Avenue.
THE GENERIC THEATER
NORFOLK SCOpE ARENA
757-441-2160 or www.generictheater.org don’t be fooled by the name. The Generic Theater is far from common or basic. dubbed Coastal Virginia’s 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 $15 and $18. 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.
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.
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 expressed their praise, saying that
NORFOLK CHAMBER CONSORT
757-852-9072 or www.ncconsort.org Currently on its 44th season, the Norfolk Chamber Consort provides music lovers of Coastal Virginia 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. 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 AHl Norfolk Admirals, Hampton Roads’ professional ice hockey 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.
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-theart 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.
Your Guide to... 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.
TCC ROpER pERFORMING ARTS CENTER
AD ON pG 43 757-822-1450 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.
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.
TODD ROSENLIEB DANCE
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, or 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.
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. Virginia opera reaches nearly 50,000 guests a year through its performances. This season, Virginia opera celebrates its 38th Anniversary with five timeless pieces: “The Pearl Fishers,” “die Fledermaus,” “A Streetcar Named desire,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” and “Carousel.” Performances take place at the Harrison Opera House in Downtown Norfolk.
VIRGINIA STAGE COMpANY AT NORFOLK’S WELLS THEATRE
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. The Neil Simon classic “The odd Couple,” new historic drama “The Whipping Man,” the world premiere of the slightly sexy and charming “Frog kiss,” and Coastal Virginia seasonal favorite, Charles dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” are among VSC’s outstanding lineup for 2013. VSC’s performance home, the beautifully restored Wells Theatre, c. 1913, is a majestic example of Beaux-Arts Classicism and a stunning place to enjoy live theater. Located at 108 E. Tazewell Street, Downtown Norfolk.
VIRGINIA SYMpHONY ORCHESTRA
757-892-6366 or www.virginiasymphony.org under the leadership of GRAMMY-winning director, JoAnn Falletta, the Virginia Symphony is
Southeastern Virginia’s pre-eminent professional symphony orchestra. Founded in 1920, it is ranked in the top ten percent of professional orchestras nationwide and serves the entire Southeastern Virginia region with Classics, Pops, and Family concert series in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Williamsburg as well as performances in outlying Virginia and North Carolina communities for more than 200,000 concert-goers every year. Additionally, the orchesta annually reaches 63,000 children, students, and lifelong learners with its education and community programs. The Virginia Symphony has performed at Carnegie Hall and the kennedy Center, and is the cornerstone of performing arts in Southeastern Virginia.
THE VENUE ON 35TH
757-469-0337 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.
757-627-8375 OR email@example.com “Extraordinary blend and balance, superb technique, and fashioned artistry” – the Virginia Chorale is the Commonwealth’s premier professional chamber chorus (Virginia Gazette). In their 29th season, the Chorale presents a diverse concert series featuring beloved American works, enchanting arrangements of holiday favorites, evocative pieces from lands near and far, and a celebration of master composer Benjamin Britten. led by Artistic director Charles Woodward, the 24-member ensemble performs in intimate venues across Coastal Virginia in addition to sponsoring a top vocal education program for aspiring high school singers. Visit www.vachorale.org for performance dates, venues, and ticket information.
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ach 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. The 2013 season features more than 50 performances from Norfolk to Virginia Beach to Williamsburg—we offer an unparalleled chance to experience, see, and hear the Arts! The Virginia Arts Festival, in its 17th season, presents an unprecedented collection of cultural artistry. Love classical music? Jazz? World music? Are you a ballet lover? Theater buff? Whatever your tastes, there’s a Virginia Arts Festival performance for you. Britain’s famed Birmingham royal Ballet returns to the Festival with a sumptuously staged, beguilingly danced production of Coppélia, ballet’s classic romantic comedy about a life-size doll, jealous lovers, and the merry mayhem that accompanies it all. “Mischievous and vivid...there is fun everywhere” (Daily Express, uk). The Virginia International Tattoo is an awe-inspiring show drawing fans by the thousands from across the country! The Virginia International Tattoo is the largest military spectacular in North America, rivaling the famed Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and hosting hundreds of international performers in a spectacle of music and might. This celebration of patriotism, pride and international good will, featuring military bands and drill teams, massed pipes and drums, dancers and acrobats, and a finale that will leave you breathless. New Thursday evening performance added this year! A Prairie Home Companion—You’ve loved the show for years—now be part of the live audience as Garrison keillor leads an ensemble cast through his entertaining live radio show filled with special guest performances, quirky comedy sketches, musical interludes, and keillor’s signature monologue, “The News from lake Wobegon.” The newest Festival favorite! FLYING PrOMS – Symphonic Airshow Spectacular, this thrilling show pairs the soaring sounds of the Virginia Symphony with breathtaking maneuvers of vintage aircraft, ending in a light-up-the-sky fireworks finale. Reserved VIP seating available—order early to avoid disappointment! 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. discover an artist as gifted as she is provocative, hailed by the London Times for putting cabaret “back where it belongs: out on the edge and in your face.” “This dazzlingly multi-talented performer casts an instant spell of enchantment. Superb” (The Age, Australia). Each spring, world, rock, and jazz music are a strong feature of the festival. In 2013, join us for Béla Fleck, The African Project - Banjo Master. Béla Fleck has taken many musical journeys, but his most recent—to Africa, the place where the banjo was born—has yielded a treasure trove of discovery. Throw Down Your Heart, the documentary and recordings that resulted from his exploration, has won rave reviews and a pair of Grammys. Los Angeles Times says this concert is “an exhilarating feast of sight and sound.” Singer and actress Audra McDonald is the Judy Garland of this generation—a performer who captivates audiences and holds them in her spell. one of Broadway’s biggest stars, she earned an unprecedented three Tony Awards before the age of 30 and a fourth in 2004. For the first time ever, Indigo Girls with Virginia Symphony, this Grammy-winning folk duo are pairing their open-hearted songs with lush arrangements for orchestra—and for fans, the experience is amazing! Rediscover “two of the most mutually simpatico voices in folk-pop” (Seattle Times)! Join the Festival for the Virginia Chocolate Festival. It is our celebration of chocolate in every form, gathered under one roof for your delicious, decadent delight. Enjoy chocolate samplings and sales, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, chocolate beer, wine tastings, and m-m-m-more….or join us for the Virginia Beer Festival where you can sample a bounty of brews from around the world, while enjoying live music and the spring air! There are so many reasons to visit Norfolk in Coastal Virginia, so make your travel plans today! For more information about the Virginia Arts Festival, visit www.vafest.org, or call (757) 282-2800.
Dining & Nightlife
hether you’re looking for a family-friendly meal, a romantic night out, a culinary tour of restaurants or a place to meet up with friends, Norfolk has something for everyone— and every appetite.
Norfolk has maintained its reputation as a popular culinary destination. The city’s culinary tours highlight local seafood specialties, award winning chef’s signature dishes, and tapas created with locally sourced ingredients. Throughout the city, international cuisine abounds – mouth-watering menu items ranging from Cuban, 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. Many restaurants stay true to the area by using 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. dine alfresco on Colley Avenue in historic Ghent, where the sidewalks are lined with restaurants, hip bars, and cafés, offering unique dishes with many vegan- and
Dining vegetarian-friendly options. Try house-smoked meat, fair trade organic coffee, and authentic French cuisine in the historic Freemason district. Plenty of family-friendly dining options dot the Military Highway area of Norfolk, offering 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. When you’ve had your fill of food and are ready to dance it off, hit up some of the popular hangouts along Granby Street. The downtown area becomes a buzz of activity after dark; catch a live show at the Jewish Mother Backstage or get your groove on at Granby Theatre with late-diners and the “in-crowd” dancing the night away. Everyone will enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of downtown. don’t forget to check out the NorVa, a performing venue on Monticello Avenue that brings in some of the nation’s top bands. 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, opera, and dance – or catch a foreign film at Ghent’s Naro Arts Cinema. (See page 46 for the full listings).
Dining Guide Price Range $$ $ $$$
$ = $8 or less, $$ = 9-13, $$$ = 14-20, $$$$ = 21 & up GF= Gluten-free = Indicates Advertiser Hours May Vary • area Code for all PHone nuMbers is 757 unless noted
BreakVa Vegan/Vegetarian Group 20+ Green Handicap Wi-Fi fast Lunch Dinner Parking Entertainment Vegetarian Yes Street/Valet Vegan/Vegetarian Yes Street Yes Street/Valet Vegetarian
Downtown Norfolk • Restaurant Name
219 An American Bistro • 219 Granby St. 3-Way Café • 216 E. Plume St. 456 Fish • 456 Granby St.
416-6219 625-3929 625-4444
219bistro.com 3waycafe.com 456fish.com
A Latte Café • 321 Granby St.
Aly's Café • 500 East Main St. #102 AJ Gator's • 244 Granby Street Au Bon Pain • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Baxter's Sports Lounge • 500 Granby St. Bean There Café • 223 City Hall Ave.
446-1471 622-5544 627-6000 622-9837 623-5282
$ $$ $-$$ $$ $
Garage/Street Garage/Street Garage/Street Street Street
Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar • 111 Tazewell St.
Bistro • 520 E. Plume St., (Courtyard Marriott) Bite Restaurant & Catering • 440 Monticello Ave. Black Tuna Bar & Grille • 700 Monticello Ave, Crowne Plaza Bobalicious Frozen Yougurt • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Bobbie B's Deli • 433 Granby St. Bodega • 442 Granby St. Brickhouse Diner • 580 E. Main St. #101 Buffalo Wild Wings • 420 Monticello Ave.
963-6000 486-0035 627-5555 314-3499 623-7444 622-8527 622-1006 965-3959
$$ $ $$$ $ $ $$ $$ $
Byrd & Baldwin Bros Steakhouse • 116 Brooke Ave.
American American French/American American Cafe Canjun/ Seafood American American American Cafe Deli Tapas American Wings Steakhouse/ Chophouse
Cafe Nordstrom • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center
California Pizza Kitchen • 300 Monticello Ave., Near Main Entrance of MacArthur Center Catania Pizza • 319 Granby St.
gatorsportsbar.com aubonpain.com baxterssportslounge.com beantherecafe.com
marriott.com enjoybite.com mybobalicious.com bobbiebsdeli.com bodegaongranby.com
American American Seafood
Charley's • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center
Chili's Grill & Bar • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Chocollage • 201 College Place
City Dock • 777 Waterside Dr., Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
Crema Café • 999 Waterside Dr., Ste. 109 Chrysler Café featuring Cuisine & Company • 245 W. Olney Rd., Chrysler Museum (Closed for Renovations 2013)
Pizza/Deli Philly Steak Sub's American Café Comtemporary American Café/Deli
Coffehouse/ Brasserie American American Café/Deli American Japanese
charleysgrilledsubs.com $$ $ starwoodhotels.com
Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie • 503 Botetourt St.
D'egg Diner • 204 E. Main St. The Dining Room • 235 E. Main St., Norfolk Waterside Marriott Dominion Deli • 999 Waterside Dr. Domino's Pizza • 426 Granby St. Domo Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar • 273 Granby St. Einstein Bros. Bagels • 310 Granby St. Empire Little Bar & Bistro • 245 Granby St. Fahrenheit • 437 Granby St.
626-3447 627-4200 622-9434 963-5656 628-8282 822-1997
Eclectic Tapas American
Famous Uncle Al's Hot Dogs & Grille • 155 Granby St.
Firehouse Subs • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Freemason Abbey • 209 W. Freemason St. Gourmet Gang • 440 E. Main St. Granby Bistro & Deli • 225 Granby St. Granby Street Pizza • 235 Granby St.
233-0837 622-3966 640-1065 622-7003 622-5084
famousunclealshotdogsofnorfolk.com firehousesubs.com freemasonabbey.com gourmetgang.com
$ $$ $ $$ $
Havana • 255 Granby St.
Hell's Kitchen • 124 Granby St.
Hooters • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace
624-1906 624-1048 x186 622-9464
Jack Quinn's • 241 Granby St.
$ $$ $ $ $$$$
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Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Vegan/Vegetarian Vegetarian Vegetarian/Vegan Vegetarian Vegetarian
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American American Deli/Café Deli/Café Deli/Café American/ Cuban American
Jewish Mother Backstage • 320 Granby St. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches • 140 Granby St.
Joe's Crab Shack • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace
Johnny Rockets • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Kincaid's • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center The Lizard Café • 109 Main St. Machismo Burrito Bar • 200 College Pl.
622-7330 622-8000 622-5973 383-6630
$ $$-$$$ $ $
American American Deli/Café Mexican
Vegetarian GF/Vegetarian Vegetarian
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Garage/Valet Garage/Valet Garage/Street Garage/Street
Machismo Burrito Bar • 409 W. York St.
Max & Erma's • 300 Monticello Ave., MacArthur Center Mo & O'Malley's Irish Pub • 131 Granby St. Monastery Restaurant • 443 Granby St.
625-7771 623-3466 625-8193
johnnyrockets.com kincaids.com prince-books.com machismoburritobar.com firstname.lastname@example.org maxandermas.com
$ $$ $$-$$$
American American European Mongolian Barbeque
Yes Yes Yes
Garage/Valet Garage/Street Garage/Street
Hits at the Park • 150 Park Ave., Harbor Park
Mongolian Express • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace 640-8616
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Brunch Sat & Sun
Downtown Norfolk • Restaurant Name
Nana Sushi • 411B Granby St. The Norfolk Grille • 142 W. York St. (York Building)
Price Range $$$ $
Omar's Carriage House • 313 W. Bute St.
Outback Steakhouse • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace 622-9101 Outtakes Café • 1 Waterside Dr. 622-3868
Cuisine Japanese Deli/Café
Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery • 265 W. Tazewell St.
The Palace on the Plume • 200 E. Plume St. Plaza Azteca • 411 Granby St. Rama Garden • 441 Granby St. Sakura Elite Sushi Bar & Hibachi • 300 Monticello Ave. MacArthur Center Schlotzsky's Deli • 246 E. Main St. Scotty Quixx • 436 Granby St. Shula's 347 Grill • 235 E. Main St., Norfolk Waterside Marriott Sirena Cucina Italiana • 455 Granby St. Snappers • 245 Granby St. Spirit of Norfolk • Docked at Waterside Starbucks • 210 E. Main St. Subway • 259 Granby St. Subway • 400 Main St. Todd Jurich's Bistro • 150 W. Main St. Ste 101 Town Point Club • 101 W. Main St.# 300 Trilogy Bistro • 101 Granby St. Tropical Smoothie Café • 265 Granby St. Velvet Lounge • 332 Granby St. The Vineyards • 147 Granby St. Vintage Kitchen • 999 Waterside Dr. Voila! • 509 Botetourt St. Waterside Burger Works • 333 Waterside Dr., Waterside Festival Marketplace Yo Mix Frozen Yogurt Bar • 420 Monticello Ave. Zelick's Café • 101 W. Main St., Ste #1200
962-2135 965-5600 616-0533
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Steakhouse Deli/Café American/ Asian American Mexican Thai
Japanese Deli/Café American Steakhouse Italian Seafood American Cafe Deli/Café Deli/Café American American European Deli/Café American Italian American French American
627-2867 $ 625-0008 scottyquixx.com $$ 282-6347 donshula.com $$$ 623-6622 sirenanorfolk.com $$$ 625-3366 snappersongranby.com $$ 866-835-8849 SpiritofNorfolk.com $$ 625-0600 $ 626-1231 $ 623-6246 $ 622-3210 toddjurichsbistro.com $$$ 625-6606 clubcorp.com $$-$$$ 961-0896 trilogynorfolk.com $$ 624-9400 tropicalsmoothie.com $ 961-7143 velvetlounge.com $$ 222-0431 thevineyardstrattoria.com $$ 625-3370 vintage-kitchen.com $$-$$$ 640-0343 voilainternationalcuisine.com $$-$$$ 623-8979 $ 622-8884
Ghent / Old Dominion university • Restaurant Name
80/20 Burger Bar • 123 West 21st Street A.W. Shucks Raw Bar & Grill • 2200 Colonial Ave.
$ Price Range $-$$ $$
Cuisine American Seafood
BreakVA Vegan/Vegetarian Group 20+ Green Handicap Wi-Fi fast Lunch Dinner Vegetarian Yes Vegetarian Yes Vegan/GF Upon Yes Request Vegetarian Yes Yes
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Ghent / Old Dominion university • Restaurant Name
Azar's Mediterranean Grill & Gourmet Market • 2000 Colley Ave. Baker's Crust • 330W. 21st St. Bangkok Garden • 339 W. 21st St.
664-7955 625-3600 622-5047
Bardo Edibles & Elixirs • 430 W. 21st St.
Bella Pizza • 1308 Colley Ave. Belmont House of Smoke • 2117 Colonial Ave. Birch Bar •1231 W. Olney Rd. Borjo Coffeehouse • 4416 Monarch Way Cafe Stella • 1907 Colonial Ave Calz Pizza • 8245 Hampton Bvld #105 Carolina Cupcakery • 2019 Colley Ave. Charlie's Café • 1800 Granby St. China Ocean • 738 W. 22nd St. Chipotle • 1501 Colley Ave. Cogan's Pizza • 1901 Colonial Ave. Colley Cantina • 1316 Colley Ave. Crackers • 4226 Granby St. D'egg West • 1170 Lexan Ave. Del Vecchio's • 1080 W. 47th St. The Dirty Buffalo • 4110 Colley Ave. 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.
625-3525 623-4477 962-5400 440-5800 625-0461 423-3663 351-1545 625-0824 626-3636 314-1113 627-6428 622-0033 640-0200 423-3447 440-9300 226-7851 623-1667 625-0061 627-4163 664-7900 822-1997 640-2899 651-3416 625-4936 966-6577 855-6370 963-1200
Jimmie John’s Gourmet Sandwiches • 222 W. 21St.
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. La Herradura • 4220 Monarch Way Lola's • 328 W. 20th St. Luna Maya • 2010 Colley Ave Manny Burger • 2912 Layfayette Blvd. Mazzika • 4800 Colley Ave. Mermaid Winery • 330 W. 22nd Street, #106 Moe's Southwest Grill • 520 W. 21st St. Monarch Sports Grille • 4500 Hampton Blvd. Nazef Char Grille • 2001 Colley Ave. #A Night of the Iguana • 1083 W. 37th St. No Frill Bar and Grill • 806 Spotswood Ave. Norfolk Chop House • 2314 Colonial Ave Norfolk Ice Cream Company • 4306 Monarch Way O’Connor Brewing Company • 521 W. 25th St. 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 Plaza del Sol • 2200 Colonial Ave. Perfectly Frank • 4408 Monarch Way Pho's 79 • 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 • 1421 Colley Ave. Rita's Italian Ice • 727 W. 21st St. Sakura Sushi Bar • 4300 Monarch Way Sassi Cakes & Sweets • 330 W. 22nd St. #104
640-8898 623-3216 623-2933 628-1025 622-6172 423-1605 314-1141 622-6986 855-7246 489-0030 233-4155 624-6637 423-4100 348-8482 533-5151 627-4262 627-1190 489-6422 623-2337 627-8041 423-3746 321-1640 6271317 627-1319 961-4673 705-4726 440-1020 333-4266 282-6234 227-9064 625-4634 625-0259 457-9650 489-0158 321-6759
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$ = $8 or less, $$ = 9-13, $$$ = 14-20, $$$$ = 21 & up GF= Gluten-free = Indicates Advertiser Hours May Vary • area Code for all PHone nuMbers is 757 unless noted
BreakVA Price Cuisine Vegan/Vegetarian Group Website 20+ Green Handicap Wi-Fi fast Lunch Dinner Range azarfoods.com $$ Mediterranean GF/Vegetarian/Vegan Yes bakerscrust.com $$ Café/Deli Vegetarian Yes bangkokgardenva.com $$ Thai, Vegetarian Vegetarian Yes Pacific Rim Vegetarian/Vegan Yes bardoeats.com $$ Tapas ghentbellapizza.com $$ Pizzeria Vegan belmonthouseofsmoke.com $$ American Vegetarian thebirchbar.com $ Bar Snacks Vegetarian Yes borjocoffee.com $ Café Yes $ Café Vegetarian Yes calzpizza.com $ American Yes carolinacupcakery.com $ Cupcakes Vegan/GF Yes $ American Vegetarian/Vegan $ Chinese Vegetarian Yes chipotle.com $ Mexican Vegetarian Yes coganspizza.com $$ American Vegetarian/Vegan Yes colleycantina.com $ Mexican Vegetarian Yes littlebarbistro.com $ Tapas Vegetarian Yes deggnorfolk.com $ American Vegetarian Yes del-vecchios.com $ American Vegetarian Yes thedirtybuffalo.com $ American Yes dognburger.com $ Barbeque Vegetarian Yes $ American Vegetarian Yes doumars.com $ American Yes $ Chinese Vegetarian Yes $ Café Vegan Yes fairgroundscoffee.com $ Café/Deli Vegetarian/Vegan fellinisva.com $$ Italian Vegetarian Yes $$$ Café/ Deli 5ptsfarmmarket.org $ Café Vegetarian/Vegan Yes $ Deli Yes thegreenonionrestaurant.com $$-$$$ American Bistro Vegetarian Yes Subs jimmyjohns.com $ GF/Vegetarian Yes Sandwiches katananorfolk.com $$ Japanese Vegetarian Yes kellystavern.com $-$$ American Vegetarian Yes $ Chinese Vegetarian Yes kotobukisuschi.com $$ Japanese Vegetarian Yes labellainghent.com $$$ Italian Vegetarian/Vegan Yes $$ Mexican Vegetarian Yes lolasghent.com $$ Caribbean Vegetarian Yes lunamayarestaurant.com $$ S. American Yes $ American Yes mazzikanights.com $$ Mediterranean Yes mermaidwinery.com $ Winery Vegetarian/Vegan Yes moes.com $ Mexican Yes monarchsportsgrill.com $ American Yes $ Middle Eastern Yes nightoftheiguana.net $$ America Yes nofrillgrill.com $$ American norfolkchophouse.com $$-$$$$ Steakhouse Yes norfolkicecream.com $ Ice Cream Yes oconnorbrewing.com $-$$ Brewery Yes theorapax.com $-$$$ Greek Yes osullivanswharf.com $$ Seafood Yes pandaexpress.com $ Chinese Yes pashamezze.com $$-$$$ Mediterranean Yes Yes pashamezze.com $$ Café Yes Yes pelonsbajagrill.com $ Mexi/Cali Yes Yes mexicoinghent.com $$ Mexican Yes perfectly-frank.com $ Hot Dogs Yes email@example.com $ Vietnamese Yes Yes Yes press626.com $$ Café publichouseeats.com $$-$$$ Pubhouse Yes rajputonline.com $$ Indian Yes Yes $$ American Yes $ Yes $$ Japanese Yes $ Bakery Yes
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456 Granby Street 757.625.4444 www.456fish.com
Ghent / Old Dominion university • Restaurant Name
Siam 21 • 742-F W. 21st St. Skinny Dip • 1619 Colley Ave. SmartMouth Brewing Company • 1309 Raleigh Ave. Sobo Pizza Kitchen • 4414 Monarch Way Soya Sushi • 201 W. 21st St. Strawberry Fields Smoothies & Gelato • 1510 Colley Ave. Sushi Yama • 2000 Colonial Ave. Tabb's at Riverview • 4019 Granby St. Tanners Creek Seafood • 5103 Colley Ave. Tap House Grill • 931 W. 21st St.
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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. Yummy Wok • 911 Brandon Ave.
622-5422 440-3777 625-0363 624-9111 623-6609 628-6868
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. Schlotzsky's Deli • 700 N. Military Hwy. Surf Rider West • 723 Newtown Rd. Uptown Buffet • 1050 N. Military Hwy. Wasabi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar • 5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Ste. 140
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venezianonorfolk.com ynotpizza.com yorgosbageldashery.com Website holidayinn.com botanicalgarden.com thegermanpantry.com goldencorral.com gotyams.com hootershamptonroads.com maxandermas.com mihogarrestaurant.com nawabonline.com olivegarden.com salsfamousnypizza.com schlotzskys.com surfridergroup.com uptownbuffet.com wasabi-va.webs.com
Ocean View • Restaurant Name
905 Café & Grill • 905 East Ocean View Ave. Cagney's • 1108 E. Little Creek Rd.
Captain Galley at Vinnings Landing Marina • 8166 Shore Dr.
Capt. Groovy's Raw Bar • 8101 Shore Dr.
East Beach Sandwich Company • 4500 Pretty Lake Ave.
El Azteca • 1522 E. Little Creek Rd. Franco's by the Bay • 169 W. Ocean View Ave.
Golden China • 9645 1st View Street
Greenies • 196-198 W. Ocean View Ave. Jessy's Taqueria • 3201 E. Ocean View Ave. Kin's Wok • 7645 Granby St. Mi Hogar • 4201 Granby St. Mojo Bones • 9659 First View St. Mona Lisa Pizza • 9583 Shore Dr. East Beach Shops Naa's Bakery • 3527 Tidewater Dr. No. 1 China Buffet • 7635 Granby St. #B Ocean View Fishing Pier • 414 W. Ocean View Ave. Quenna's Raw and Vegan • 9619 Granby St. Razzo • 3248 E. Ocean View Ave. Regino's Italian Restaurant • 3816 E. Little Creek Rd. Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant • 155 W. Ocean View Ave. Sai Gai Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar • 7521 Granby St. Sandfiddler Café • 9561 Shore Dr. Ship's Cabin Restaurant • 4110 E. Ocean View Ave. Sunset Grill • 1525 Bayville St. Surf Rider at Vinnings Landing Marina • 8180 Shore Dr. The Thirsty Camel • 394 W. Ocean View Ave. Willoughby Inn Seafood Restaurant • 1534 W. Ocean View Ave.
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mihogarrestaurant.com mojobones.com naasbakerynorfolkva.com no1chineserestaurant.com oceanviewfishingpier.com razzo-norfolk.com
shipscabinrestaurant.com surfridergroup.com thirstycamelnorfolk.com
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The Cannonball Trail
Armed Forces Memorial
Light Rail Route
American Rover Tall Ship Cruises
Light Rail Stops
Police & Fire-Rescue Museum
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
The Gallery at Military Circle
Spirit of Norfolk
Ghent Shopping & Antiques
Town Point Park
Waterside Festival Marketplace
Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises
West Point Monument, Elmwood Cemetery
Windows on History
Chrysler Museum of Art / Glass Studio
d’ART Center at Selden Arcade
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Hermitage Foundation Museum
Hunter House Victorian Museum
The MacArthur Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument
Harbor Park / Norfolk Tides
Lake Wright Golf Course
Lambert’s Point Golf Club
Norfolk Scope / Norfolk Admirals
Ocean View Golf Course
Ted Constant Convocation Center
Harrison Opera House
Moses Myers House
L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center
Nauticus, Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center / Battleship Wisconsin
Robin Hixon Theater
Naval Station Norfolk
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Tidewater Community College / Roper Performing Arts Center
Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House
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Attractions Performing Arts Shopping Sports Schools
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Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk State University
Old Dominion University
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Stage Company
Virginia Wesleyan College
Ocean View Station Museum
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
SpORTS & RECREATION BASEBALL
Norfolk Tides ............................................................757-622-2222 ‘Hits at the Park’ Restaurant, Reservations .........................................................757-624-9000
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
Visitor Services AUTOMATIC TELLER BANKING
downtown Provisions, 200 College Place The Gallery at Military Circle, 880 N. Military Hwy. MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Ave. Ocean View Shopping Center, 179 W. Ocean View Ave. Waterside Festival Marketplace, 333 Waterside dr.
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)
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)
NORFOLK VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS
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
DOWNTOWN SATELLITE VISITOR CENTER Nauticus, one Waterside drive open Saturday and Sunday 12-5 p.m.
language Bank (American Red Cross) ............757-225-4060
The Virginian-Pilot ..................................................757-446-2000
Airline Information & Reservations Norfolk International Airport .............................757-857-3351 American ...................................................................800-433-7300 Continental ...............................................................800-525-0280 delta ............................................................................800-221-1212 Southwest .................................................................800-435-9792 united Airlines .........................................................800-241-6522 uSAirways .................................................................800-428-4322
Airport Connection................................................757-963-0433 Goldstarr Transportation Services ....................757-857-4500 orange Peel Transportation................................757-463-7500
Guest Rooms and Efficiencies
Naval Station Norfolk • Airport 1850 East Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518
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Cobb’s Marina Inc., 4524 dunning Rd. ............757-588-5401
NORFOLK CHARTER FISHING BOATS
Vinings landing Marine Center, 8166 Shore Dr. .....................................................757-587-8000 Willoughby Harbor Marina, 1525 Bayville St. .................................................757-583-4150
American Rover ..........................................757-627-SAIL (7245) Carrie B Showboat..................................................954-609-4735 Mariner IV Custom Charters ...............................757-627-2117
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.
Willoughby Harbor Marina, 1525 Bayville St. .................................................757-583-4150 ocean View Fishing Pier, 400 W. ocean View Ave. ..................................757-583-6000
Amtrak ........................................................................800-872-7245 The Tide light Rail ..................................................757-222-6100
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
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 limousine & Car Service ..........................757-963-0433 Goldstarr Transportation Services ....................757-857-4500
P Complimentary Continental Breakfast P HBO, Mini-Fridge, Cable TV, Wake-Up Service P Efficiencies are equipped with kitchenettes P Non-Smoking and Smoking available P Free Parking P Hair Salon P Seasonal Pool P Internet P Jacuzzi Rooms Available
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
Greyhound/Trailways ............................................800-231-2222 Hampton Roads Transit (local)..........................757-222-6100 James River Transportation ................................757-963-0433
Andy’s Cab ................................................................757-461-8880 Black and White.......................................................757-855-4444 Norfolk Checker Taxi/Green & White ...............757-855-6611 Yellow Cab of Norfolk............................................757-857-8888
HRT Paddlewheel Ferry ........................................757-222-6100
Norfolk Admirals .....................................................757-640-1212 Tickets .....................................................................800-745-3000
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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• Minutes from the Airport, I-64 and Downtown Norfolk • 20 minutes to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront • 40 minutes to Colonial Williamsburg • Complimentary On The House hot breakfast • Free parking • Complimentary Airport Shuttle
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AN AMAZING WEEKEND AWAITS. Discover a hotel in the heart of this vibrant, historic Norfolk district which provides the ultimate backdrop for the perfect getaway. Explore shopping, dining and culture by day, then unwind in your guest room and experience the ultimate in luxury combined with southern charm. Top it all off with a stunning waterfront view, dinner or a nightcap in our own Shulaâ€™s 347, steps away from many entertainment options and you have a weekend adventure to be excited about.
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Published on Dec 21, 2012
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