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FEATURES

5 WELCOME TO NORFOLK

GUIDES

17 NORFOLK’S PUBLIC ART

A warm welcome to the heart of Virginia’s waterfront

7 WHAT’S NEW Check out what’s in store for one of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017, as named by Travel + Leisure magazine

Check out artwork in every corner of the city

18 STAY & PLAY Add some outdoor adventure to your visit

31 EVENTS

Mark your calendar for these city-wide signature events

32 THINGS TO DO

Area attractions

42 MAPS

Get around like a local

44 ACCOMMODATIONS DIRECTORY

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Our surrounding region is brimming with history, one-of-a-kind experiences and unique attractions

Notable neighborhoods throughout Norfolk 8 Downtown 11 Freemason District 12 Ghent 13 NEON District 14 Chelsea & Beyond 15 Ocean View/East Beach 16 Military Highway/Airport

Helpful information and resources

A guide to lodging and accommodation options while in town

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8 OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

41 VISITOR RESOURCES

33 PERFORMING ARTS

Norfolk’s vibrant arts scene takes center stage

35 DINING GUIDE

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elcome to Norfolk!

It has been a remarkable year full of exciting changes in our beautiful, waterfront city! There is new hotel construction that’s nearly complete, newly renovated hotels; and new restaurants, breweries, entertainment destination and a new retail shopping center are on the way! Along the Elizabeth River, you will find the gorgeous Decker Half Moone Center as well as Town Point Park, the maritime

science museum, Nauticus, and the Battleship Wisconsin. Docked near Town Point Park, the tall ship American Rover, Victory Rover and Spirit of Norfolk are ready to take you on a leisurely tour of our harbor. Our art and theatre scene is one of the best in the Commonwealth. The new NEON arts district (New Energy of Norfolk) continues to flourish and is home to working artist studios, galleries, a comedy club, restaurants and more! The one-of-a-kind pieces within

the nationally renowned Chrysler Museum of Art and the artists at work in the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio will leave you in awe. Musicians, dancers and actors are waiting to showcase their talents at the Virginia Opera, Wells Theatre and Chrysler Hall, to name a few. Other must-see attractions include the Norfolk Botanical Garden, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, MacArthur Memorial, the Virginia Zoo and, of course, Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Should you have questions or need additional information please do not hesitate to stop in our Visitors Center or chat with a visitor advisor online at visitnorfolktoday.com. We are thrilled to have you in Norfolk and hope you return again soon!

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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF NORFOLK!

Whether you are a history buff, art connoisseur, love to stroll along the beach or sample the finest cuisine around, this dynamic and diverse, historic seaport city offers something for everyone.

I invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities our vibrant and authentic urban waterfront community has to offer. Our walkable downtown offers endless entertainment opportunities, such as shopping, dining, amusements or even exploring Norfolk’s past at our newly renovated 138,000-squarefoot, award-winning Slover Library. Nordstrom and Dillard’s department stores anchor the MacArthur Center shopping mall – a 140-store indoor shopping experience just a walk away from downtown hotels. Just across from the mall is the MacArthur Memorial and newly constructed Visitor Center. The Memorial is home to more than 15,000 artifacts depicting the life and times of the famous General Douglas MacArthur. I also encourage you to take a cruise along the Elizabeth River and dance the night

away on the Spirit of Norfolk. Enjoy great dining, dancing, and breathtaking Hampton Roads views. Take a walk along the Elizabeth River and discover Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. Don’t miss an opportunity to explore the interior decks recently opened to the public. Take a moment to reflect at the Armed Forces Memorial. History unfolds along the Cannonball Trail where this selfguided walking tour takes you past historic homes and down the city’s oldest surviving cobblestone streets. Norfolk is the arts and cultural hub of the region. You’ll find more than 100 pieces of public art throughout the city. Enjoy Norfolk’s first official arts district, the NEON District, located downtown where vibrant murals await. We are home to the Chrysler Museum of Art – one of the top twenty museums in the country – and the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, where artists offer free demonstrations of the ancient art of glassblowing. Dance, music

and theater take the stage at our many venues. Norfolk is home to the Virginia Stage Company, Virginia Ballet and the Virginia Opera. Sports enthusiasts can cheer on ECHL Admirals Hockey team or the Triple-A Tides baseball team. The Chesapeake Bay calmly laps more than 7.5 miles of Norfolk’s Ocean View beaches – a great place to sun, swim and build a sand castle! Visit the Virginia Zoo – home to more than 500 animals. Hop onboard the Zoo Train for a narrated ride throughout the spacious grounds. Take in the beauty of nature at the 175-acre Norfolk Botanical Garden. With its more than 40 themed gardens, this oasis in the middle of the city is a national treasure. So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy our distinctive city. I guarantee Norfolk will surprise, delight and enlighten. We’re ready to welcome you. Sincerely, Kenny Alexander, Mayor

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What’s New in Norfolk

WATERSIDE DISTRICT, a dining and entertainment district, is slated to open in Spring 2017. The District will be open year-round, day and night, offering dining and entertainment options for all ages. Rappahannock Oyster Company, Blue Moon Taphouse and more have signed on as tenants! THE HILTON MAIN HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, also slated to open in early 2017, stands 21 stories high with 300 guest rooms and will offer three distinct dining options: on the ground level, Saltine will showcase the region’s finest fresh seafood. The trattoria-inspired Varia, a wine lounge and piano bar, will offer elevated Italian fare. Located on the rooftop will be the 10,000-square-foot Grain, which will offer casual al fresco dining. NORFOLK PREMIUM OUTLETS will be a 332,000-square-foot outlet center featuring 90 designer and namebrand stores. Its central location near the major crossroads of I-64 and US 13, adjacent to nearby Norfolk International Airport will make it easy for visitors to stop and shop. BRIGHT NEW MURALS continue to sprout up in Norfolk’s NEON arts district. Muralists have turned the blank walls of warehouses and buildings into stunning masterpieces. New public art was recently erected at Norfolk Botanical Garden, the new Harbor Park Boxing Center and Fire Station #7, to name a few. Brand new exhibits will be held at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Hermitage Museum & Gardens and more this year, so be sure to check out what’s new on the art scene in 2017!

There’s a lot of exciting things in the works that will make your visit even more dynamic. Keep an eye out for these new developments!

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BIKING IN NORFOLK has never been easier! Norfolk is more bike-friendly than ever. Dedicated bike lanes and two-way “cycletracks” have been added to roadways, as have new bike racks. Explore beautiful Norfolk neighborhoods via bike on the Elizabeth River Trail. The trail is a 10.5 mile long biking and pedestrian paved path that runs through the city. Along the trail are restaurants, attractions, rivers, Town Point Park, Plum Point Park, Fort Norfolk, The Hague, Weynoke Bird Sanctuary, the Hermitage Museum & Gardens and much more. Grab a bike and go! NEWLY RENOVATED PROPERTIES are sure to spice up your stay. The Spirit of Norfolk recently underwent a $1.2 million renovation complete with more lounging, dining and entertainment options than ever before, and by the end of 2017, the waterfront Sheraton Waterside Hotel and the Norfolk Waterside Marriott hotel will have undergone major renovations NAVAL STATION NORFOLK CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY in 2017. It is the world’s largest naval base, which was founded in 1917 on a plot of land at Sewells Point that 10 years earlier had hosted the Jamestown Exposition. Visitors can take a guided tour, where you’ll see aircraft carriers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships, and learn about the history of Naval Station Norfolk. The tours, conducted by naval personnel, take about 45 minutes and are offered year round. Stay tuned for events commemorating this major milestone!

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DOWNTOWN Downtown Norfolk is home to popular arts and entertainment venues, historic sites, chef-owned restaurants, museums and so much more.

HISTORY

History enthusiasts take note: Norfolk’s downtown is home to some of the oldest, most storied sites in the region! A journey along the Cannonball Trail, a self-guided historical tour, is a must-do; just be sure to factor in at least two hours to see it all! On this tour you’ll get a sense of what daily life was once like, and you’ll see historic homes including the Moses Myers House, the Willoughby-Baylor House and the Hunter House Victorian Museum. You’ll also see the MacArthur Memorial, the final resting place and museum honoring General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and his wife, the Armed Forces Memorial and the Norfolk Southern Museum.

DINING

After strolling along the streets of the neighborhoods you’ve likely worked up quite the appetite! Well you’re in luck, because our downtown is home to some of the region’s most revered, and delicious eateries. For classic seafood dishes served in an upscalecasual atmosphere, head over to 456 Fish on Granby Street. Granby Street is often referred to as “restaurant row,” and offers up everything from authentic Asian cuisine to refined, farm-to-table fare and much more! If you’re looking for something a little more exotic, head to Chartreuse Bistro or Saint Germain; both are sure to have something to satisfy your appetite. 8

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ENTERTAINMENT

Downtown is undoubtedly one of the city’s major hubs for culture, the arts and nightlife. Jam out with major musical artists at the NorVa, a historic concert venue that was recently named one of America’s Venues that Rock’s the Hardest by Rolling Stone Magazine. Just around the corner from the NorVa is the TCC Roper


Performing Arts Center where you can catch live theater, musical performances and films every week. If you’re looking for a hands-on experience, check out Todd Rosenlieb Dance across the street for classes, training and performance opportunities for both professional and amateur dancers alike. Don’t miss the world-class performances put on by the Virginia Stage Company at the historic Wells Theatre and the Virginia Arts Festival. If you’re looking for edge-of-your-seat entertainment, you’re sure to find it at Norfolk Admirals Ice Hockey games at downtown’s Norfolk Scope Arena and cheering on the Norfolk Tides, the Baltimore Orioles Triple-A affiliate, at Harbor Park!

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SHOPPING

If you’re in search of retail therapy, you’ve come to the right place. Conveniently located in the epicenter of downtown, MacArthur Center shopping mall has something for everyone. Here you’ll find a wide range of stores including J.Crew, White House Black Market and Apple, with Dillard’s and Nordstrom anchoring the mall. If you’re looking for a souvenir with a local flair, head across the street to the historic Monticello Arcade for jewelry, shoes and handmade home goods stores. MACARTHUR CENTER SHOPPING MALL IN DOWNTOWN NORFOLK

TOWN POINT PARK 11th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival: May 6 & 7 NEW! Veer Magazine Music Awards Festival: May 11 16th Annual Virginia Beer Festival: May 20 & 21 41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest®: June 9-11 28th Annual Bayou Boogaloo Music & Cajun Food Festival: June 23-25 35th Annual Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks: July 4 35th Annual Norfolk Jazz Festival: July 14 & 15 Midsummer Fantasy Theatre in the Park: July 29 NEW! Virginia Symphony Concert in the Park: August 20 9th Annual Opera in the Park: September 9 5th Annual RibtoberFest: September 23 29th Annual Virginia Children’s Festival: October 7 30th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival: October 21 & 22

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NAUTICUS, HAMPTON ROADS NAVAL MUSEUM, SAIL NAUTICUS & BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN

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ocated on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, Nauticus is a maritime science museum that explores the economic, naval, and natural power of the sea. Both exciting and informative, the museum allows visitors of all age groups to have fun learning something new. Nauticus features hands-on exhibits, marine life, 3D and hi-def movies and interactive displays. Museum highlights include the exhibits: Our Mighty Seaport; Guns, Sweat, and Gears: Anatomy of a Battleship; and Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment.   While on the Nauticus campus you’ll find the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, located on the second floor, which examines more than two centuries of local naval history. See rare and unusual artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection and its new Artifact of the Month display. Then climb aboard the awe-inspiring Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships built by the U.S. Navy. During her time in service, the Wisconsin served in three wars and earned six battle stars in action, while carrying nearly 10

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3,000 men during WWII. Weighing in at 45,000 tons and measuring in at 887 feet long, this “City at Sea” has gained official status on the National Register of Historic Places.  Nauticus is also home to the Decker Half Moone Center, where Carnival Cruise Lines offers sailings from Norfolk, as well as Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises. If you’re looking for a hands-on way to enjoy the waterfront, check out Sail Nauticus, a non-profit community sailing center. With its brightly colored sails emerging as a welcome addition to the Elizabeth River waterfront, the sailing center provides programs catering to children and adults of every skill level from beginners to advanced sailors. Children can enjoy a number of programs including the Sail Nauticus hands-on summer camps for ages 10-18. Adults can get in on the fun with sailing certification classes or by simply relaxing on a privately skippered “Sail About” on the river. The sailing center also hosts larger groups, including corporate events and team-building outings. Don’t leave until you visit the Banana Pier Gift Shop for a unique souvenir.  Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin are located at One Waterside Drive on the downtown Norfolk waterfront. Both are open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Labor Day through Memorial Day, hours are Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday noon–5 p.m. and closed Monday. Admission to Nauticus includes the Battleship Wisconsin. Children ages 3 and under are free. Discounts are available for active duty military, seniors and AAA members. Guided tours of the Wisconsin’s interior spaces are available for an additional fee. There is no charge to visit the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. For more information, call (757) 664-1000 or visit nauticus.org.


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The Freemason District turns up the charm with boutiques, cobblestone streets and a whole lot of history.

HISTORY

The tree-lined streets and grand old homes of Norfolk’s historic Freemason District, recently named by the American Planning Association as a Top 10 Great Neighborhood, 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. 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. Neighborhood landmarks include Omar’s Carriage House, a historic carriage house turned causal bistro, and the Pagoda Tea House and Restaurant, complete with the largest Koi pond on the east coast, a gift to Norfolk from the Taiwan Provincial Government.

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Today, the neighborhod has a growing assortment of eateries including the Freemason Abbey Restaurant, housed in a 143-year-old church. Other neighborhood favorites include Voila International Cuisine, Cure Coffeehouse & Brasserie, and Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts.

ENTERTAINMENT

While in Freemason, drop into My Yoga Spirit for a quick class and a chance to recharge before visiting the Hunter House Victorian Museum. The museum is a trip back in time with its authentic victorian furnishings, art, and decorative pieces. Prepare to be charmed!

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Norfolk’s historic Ghent neighborhood is a vibrant community filled to the brim with character, culture and delicious cuisine. The neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, Colley Avenue, and adjacent 21st and 22nd streets are lined with eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries and antique stores.

DINING

For a soul-satisfying blast from the past, head to Doumar’s Cones and BBQ, a classic drive-in, whose founder created the world’s first waffle cone! Drive up, order and dine in the comfort of your own car or grab a seat inside and take a step back in time. While in the neighborhood, sip and savor at the Mermaid Winery, Virginia’s first urban winery, and enjoy a tasty bite paired with a delicious wine flight in their intimate tasting room. Dine al fresco on upscale comfort food at Supper Southern Morsels’ rooftop terrace or check out what’s on tap at local craft breweries including O’Connor Brewing Company, Rip Rap Brewing Company and Coelacanth Brewing Company, or the Public House gastropub on Colley Avenue. If you’re looking for vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes, restaurants throughout Ghent offer an array of options to quell your cravings.

SHOPPING

Ghent is a hotbed of boutiques and locally owned shops, antique stores and specialty retailers. If you’re looking for a truly one-ofa-kind souvenir to remember your stay in Norfolk, look to boutiques like Le Marche,

Kitsch and A. Dodson’s along Colley Avenue. The neighborhood is a collector’s and antique enthusiast’s paradise with vintage and antique shops around almost every corner! You never know what you’ll find so be sure to factor in extra time to really dig around. In need of a tasty beverage? Stop by bottleBOX for craft beer to go! Or if you’re shopping for a tasty treat, don’t miss Pendulum Fine Meats’ deli and market and be sure to stop by Savor the Olive for one of the widest selections in fine oils and vinegars in the region.

ENTERTAINMENT Check out the historic independent movie theater, the Naro, that has shown an eclectic lineup of indies, oldies, and cult classics since 1936 on Colley Avenue. Jam out to live music at local hot spots including The Tap House Grill, Belmont House of Smoke, and Toast. For an engaging activity the whole family can enjoy, be sure to check out the Color Me Mine ceramics studio or Pinot’s Palette for a guided painting class. Or for a Norfolk memento, head to the Mermaid Factory where you can unleash your creativity through paint and create your very own mermaid to bring home.


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THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART & GLASS STUDIO

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he Chrysler Museum of Art is a jewel in the city of Norfolk and Coastal Virginia, combining a nationally renowned art museum, a stateof-the-art Glass Studio, and two significant historic houses, the Moses Myers House and the Willoughby-Baylor House. This cultural enclave includes more than 30,000 original works of art that span more than 5,000 years in its newly expanded and transformed galleries. Named for automobile heir and art collector Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., the Chrysler Museum was originally founded in 1933 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. 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, photography, and glass. Particularly, the Chrysler’s glass collection is one of the best in America. Especially notable is the acclaimed Tiffany collection, and the Museum’s expanded glass galleries also include fine examples of historical glass, a significant selection of English cameo and French art glass, and contemporary masterworks by Studio Glass movement standouts. In 2014, the Museum completed a significant expansion, reopening with more than 10,000square-feet of new gallery space, a new café with al fresco dining, an eclectic gift shop, and amenities galore. The Chrysler also features a monthly Third Thursday evening of fun events

for members and friends at both the Museum and its adjacent Perry Glass Studio. As one of America’s only two comprehensive art museums with a glass studio, the Chrysler spotlights its reputation as a top-tier glass collection in the United States. The Glass Studio provides free public demonstrations at noon every Tuesday through Sunday. The Visiting Artist Series and monthly Third Thursday performance evenings bring some of the best and most innovative contemporary glass artists to work and experiment in the Glass Studio. General admission to the Chrysler Museum, the Glass Studio, and the Historic Houses is FREE. Special exhibitions may have entry fees, though Museum members and children 5 and younger are always admitted free. The Chrysler Museum of Art is located at One Memorial Place in Norfolk. The Museum and the Glass Studio, at 745 Duke Street, are open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday from noon–5 p.m. On the Third Thursday of each month, both locations remain open until 10 p.m. with special programs and fun events for the public (Free for Museum members, $5 for others). The Chrysler’s Historic Houses—The Moses Myers House, 323 E. Freemason Street, and The Willoughby-Baylor House, 601 E. Freemason Street—are open Saturday and Sunday from noon–5 p.m. Guided tours are offered each weekend. Group tours or free school tours of all venues are also available. For more information, call (757) 664-6200 or visit Chrysler.org.

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The NEON District is Norfolk’s blooming arts district. If you love public art, you’ve come to the right spot!

ENTERTAINMENT

Featuring murals, sculpture, neon installations, and funky winks throughout, the NEON District is the center of Hampton Roads’ public art scene. It is also the home to cultural institutions that support both emerging arts and classical high arts, including the Chrysler Museum and Glass Studio,

NEON DISTRICT

Harrison Opera House, Chrysler Hall, Glass Wheel Studio, Work | Release, The Push Comedy Theater, Hurrah Players Theater, and more. If you are visiting Norfolk during their seasons, grab tickets to the Virginia Symphony and the Virginia Opera for truly world-class live performances.

In 2017, look for the Norfolk Comedy Festival, groundbreaking contemporary art openings, and the NEON Festival.

DINING

Satisfy your senses at Work | Release, an inspired restaurant and bar that also serves as an arts venue, exhibition and events space located in the artfully renovated, historic Texaco building. Or if you’re dining on the run, grab a healthy meal at Zeke’s Beans & Bowls serving some of the freshest juices and poke around. The NEON District: it’s where the new energy of Norfolk shines bright. neonnfk.com VISITNORFOLKTODAY.COM

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iscover more than 500 animals, eight lush gardens, four continents and explore a world of fun, right here in Norfolk, at the Virginia Zoo. Visit with orangutans, giraffes, tapirs, tigers, exotic birds and much more! Watch the red panda climb through the trees just above your head, then board the Norfolk Southern Express train for an expedition to Asia – Trail of the Tiger, Africa’s Okavango Delta and the land down under, the Australia Walkabout. The Virginia Zoo, open year round, provides education and entertainment for all ages. Situated by the Lafayette River on 53 landscaped acres, the Virginia Zoo has been a cornerstone in the community for more than 115 years. Focused on conservation, the zoo provides meaningful opportunities to connect with nature and learn more about the world around you. If you’re looking for a unique adventure, book a behind-the-scenes tour, where you can get up close and personal with the animals. 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 celebration, Zoo Grooves concert series, and Zoo Boo at Halloween. You can even book a family reunion, hold a company picnic or throw a special birthday party. Join the roughly 500,000 people each year who visit the Virginia Zoo and experience the wild world of African lions, Malayan tigers and moon bears. The Virginia Zoo is a world of wild discovery, providing fun and education for all ages. Located at 3500 Granby Street in Norfolk and open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed on major winter holidays. The Virginia Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). For more information, call 757-441-2374 or visit virginiazoo.org.

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& BEYOND HISTORY No history buff’s trip to Norfolk is complete without a visit to historic Fort Norfolk, located along the Elizabeth River as you head from downtown to the Chelsea District. It is the last remaining of 19 harbor-front forts authorized in 1794 by President George Washington and helped protect the city during the War of 1812. The four-acre site includes earthwork embankments, ramparts, a dungeon, officers’ quarters, powder magazine, barracks and a guardhouse. To get a glimpse into the U.S. armed forces more recent history, take a bus tour of Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base. The 45-minute tour takes you dockside to the home of the Atlantic fleet for an up-close look at aircraft carriers, destroyers and other U.S. Navy vessels protecting our nation everyday.

DINING

You’ve come to the right place for some of the city’s trendiest restaurants and watering holes. Local craft breweries Smartmouth Brewing Company and Bold Mariner Brewing Company are a must for craft beer enthusiasts, with several new breweries slated to open soon. Refuel at distinct and delicious neighborhood eateries like Tortilla West, Torch Bistro, Orapax and The Bakehouse at Chelsea. Continue your tour of tastes at The Birch, Norfolk’s high-profile craft beer and artisanal cheese bar. Named one of the top five bars in America, Birch Bar is housed in a redeveloped industrial building and serves more than 20 rotating drafts on tap and dozens more on their weekly bottle list. If you’re seeking something incredibly fresh, search no farther than LeGrand Kitchen for the freshest regional produce and meats, and Shiptown for

Surrounding Historic Ghent, you’ll find Chelsea and a diverse and delightful array of neighborhoods that offer a uniquely local experience. locally-sourced seafood. Enjoy dining in the North Colley district at Cogans Pizza North, Chow, Dirty Buffalo or Fellini’s.

ENTERTAINMENT

Catch a basketball game or headlining musical performance at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. If you’re looking for a cozier, café-style performance space, check out the Venue on 35th for weekly open mic events and local performances. Or tee off at Lambert’s Point Golf Club, a beautiful linksstyle, nine-hole golf course on the banks of the Elizabeth River. While in the area, take time to explore Norfolk’s “Home of the Arts” Hermitage Museum & Gardens. The nationally recognized museum also includes contemporary exhibition galleries, working artist studios and 12 acres of gardens and grounds along the peaceful waters of the Lafayette River. Don’t miss the exciting exhibition this summer featuring outdoor sculptures from the Burning Man festival held annually in Nevada. GRAB A SEAT AND SIP ON A PINT AT BIRCH BAR


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OCEAN VIEW

OCEAN VIEW FISHING PIER AND RESTAURANT

& EAST BEACH Norfolk’s relaxing beach communities of Ocean View and East Beach will leave you feeling as though you’re in a whole other world—one filled with fresh seafood, sand and seaside fun.

HISTORY The area’s unique history dates back hundreds of years and is full of interesting discoveries. Ocean View’s Willoughby Spit, an independent peninsula originally inhabited by The Willoughby Family, has been a favorite Norfolk marvel since it first appeared as a result of a mid-1600’s hurricane. Where there once had been only water now lies a serene strip of land created by Mother Nature. Past times at the beaches, neighborhoods and commercial districts of Ocean View are lovingly preserved and shared in collections of memorabilia, images and oral histories at the Ocean View Station Museum.

DINING After a day at the beach, take advantage of Ocean View’s dining hot spots. Stop in to Jessy’s Taqueria for some fresh, homemade and authentic Mexican food. If you’re craving something from the sea, Shipwreck Sally’s offers delectable seafood

dishes for breakfast or lunch. Dine at Razzo, a simple, warm locale that offers Italian dishes such as rigatoni bolognese and veal marsala.

ENTERTAINMENT There’s no better way to enjoy the neighborhood than a day at the beach! This area is home to several city beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. The City of Norfolk maintains three beach parks including the Community Beach Park, Sarah Constant Beach Park and Ocean View Beach Park. Grab the family or your friends and head out for a relaxing afternoon of sunbathing and swimming! Enjoy fishing on the Ocean View Fishing Pier and if you’re hungry, grab a bite to eat at the pier’s on-site restaurant, known for its super fresh seafood. Or if you’d prefer to stay on land, schedule a round of golf at the Ocean View Golf Course located one block from the Chesapeake Bay and marina.

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MILITARY HIGHWAY & AIRPORT

Known for its convenience and abundance, the Norfolk Airport and Military Highway sections of Norfolk are a shopping and dining experience unto themselves!

SHOPPING

Janaf Shopping Yard provides easy access parking with over 100 national and local clothing and home décor stores, including TJ Maxx, Home Brew USA and more. It’s so large in scope and size it is considered more of a shopping district with its wide selection of restaurants and specialty stores. The Military Circle Mall is another notable stopover for visiting shoppers with

its array of shoe shops, jewelry stores and clothing and boutique shops to peruse.

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This area is not just a shopper’s hot spot. A short drive away from one of the eight engineering wonders of the world – the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel – are a multitude of great dining options such as Cilantro Bangladeshi Bistro, Nawab Indian Cuisine, Paradise Pizzeria and Sawasdee Thai Cuisine.

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hile in the neighborhood, head over to Norfolk Botanical Garden, located next to Norfolk International Airport. The Garden offers 175 acres to explore and a variety of ways to enjoy this beautiful horticultural center. Take a stroll through the 12 miles of pathways, ride the tram or relax on a boat tour of Lake Whitehurst when the weather is warm. Dating back to 1938, Norfolk Botanical Garden has a deep-seeded history and has only continued to flourish throughout the years. The garden now has 53 themed and signature gardens including a Kitchen Potager garden and NEW O’Connor Grain & Hop Garden, that offer breathtaking views in every season. Visitor favorites include the Japanese Garden, Bristow Butterfly Garden, Hofheimer Camellia Garden, Kaufman Hydrangea Garden and Conifer Garden. Other signature gardens include the Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden and the Enchanted Forest.

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Be sure to visit the Garden’s World of Wonders: A Children’s Adventure Garden. This three-acre interactive garden takes children around the world through living biomes and down secret paths all while splashing through 200 fountains! Worked up an appetite? Stroll over to the Café, open seasonally, for a quick lunch, coffee or dessert. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org.


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“ACROSS THE BAY” BY CECILIA LUZA AT OCEAN VIEW BEACH

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ross a street or turn a corner just about anywhere in Norfolk and you are likely to come across a stunning piece of public art. For more than 10 years, the Norfolk Public Art Program has strived to unite, energize and inspire the unique character of Norfolk. Artists are actively working in studios open to the public. Galleries abound, showing everything from classic watercolors to the newest, cutting-edge techniques. And almost everywhere there is public art. The beautifully traditional sculpture “The Homecoming” salutes Navy families. Nearby is the poignant “Armed Forces Memorial,” bronze letters from service members to their families waiting for someone who would never return. Not too far from this touching art is the exuberant “MetalMatisse,” a 30-foot-tall bouquet of stainless steel flowers that chimes and flashes color when it detects movement. Those who venture to the Ocean View beaches will see the restroom buildings decked out with bold colors depicting some of the sights and activities loved by year-round residents. Other unexpected places where art abounds are the downtown parking garages. The Freemason garage is entirely done in a Chinese fortune cookie theme; instead of a cookie, your parking place has a fortune for you. Entering the Virginia Zoo, the first thing you see is a life-size aluminum African elephant made of butterflies, “All Things Within All Things.” Pay close attention to the butterfly on the end of the elephant’s trunk. At the entrance to Norfolk Botanical Garden is a new sculpture, “Intertwine,” a 20-foot sculpture

“INTERTWINE” BY MARK GRIEVE & ILANA SPECTOR

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of three common garden forms coming together to celebrate the hard work that created the beautiful gardens. So wherever you find yourself in Norfolk, look for public art nearby. For maps, background information and additional resources, visit norfolkarts.net.

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ith gorgeous parks, abundant marinas and views of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk has become a hot spot for adventure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. The city has become even more bike-friendly in recent years.  New bike racks have popped up all over the city, and dedicated bike lanes have recently replaced vehicle lanes, including four miles of roads in historic Ghent. If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the area’s scenic beauty,

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don’t miss the Elizabeth River Trail, a 10.5 mile long biking and pedestrian urban trail that runs through Norfolk. The trail occupies a railroad right-of-way, and incorporates a sea-faring history as it follows part of Norfolk’s waterfront. On the trail you’ll bike past the beautiful Elizabeth River, Town Point Park, Plum Point Park, Fort Norfolk, the Hague, Weynoke Bird Sanctuary, Hermitage Museum & Gardens and the Lafayette River, to name a few.  With the Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay running along its west and north borders, sailing, fishing and other waters sports are popular recreational activities.  Multiple river cruises are easily accessible from downtown Norfolk’s Town Point Park, conveniently located within walking distance of many area hotels.  Excursions include the American Rover, a tall ship cruise where guests can lend a hand with the sails, explore the helms or relax on the deck; Victory Rover, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base; and Spirit of Norfolk, a luxury cruise and entertainment vessel offering gorgeous views of the downtown skyline. Book the ultimate fishing trip in Norfolk! Whatever your choice of catch may be, you’re sure to find it in the nearby Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean or Elizabeth River. The Chesapeake Bay is home to a whole host of saltwater fish including trout, flounder, cobia, croaker, red drum and striper. Norfolk has two fishing piers – the Ocean View Fishing Pier and Willoughby Fishing Pier, both are open around the clock. There are also several chartered boat trips that can be reserved for a just few hours time or for a full day of fishing. Plan your fishing day now!


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COASTAL VIRGINIA ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST SCENIC AND HISTORIC TRAVEL DESTINATIONS.


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SAILING HARBOR CRUISES 2 Hour Narrated Harbor Tours & Sunset Cruises Depart from Waterside Marina.

Since 1986

(757) 627-7245

Group Rates, Special Events and Private Parties Available.

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NAVAL BASE CRUISES “Your Front Row Seat To The Naval Fleet”

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(757) 627-7406

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2 Hour Narrated Cruises Depart from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin.

Coastal Virginia

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The Coastal Virginia Tourism Alliance welcomes you to one of America’s most scenic and historic travel destinations. The Coastal Virginia region is comprised of the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield/Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. All are accessible by major interstate highway systems, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and two major airports in Norfolk and Newport News both served by low fare airlines. Coastal Virginia makes a perfect vacation destination for those seeking clean beaches, outdoor recreation, fascinating history, fine arts culture, thrilling events and festivals, exciting theme parks, abundant shopping, world-class fishing and coastal cuisine. We offer an experience for every kind of traveler. Beach lovers revel on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. History buffs are inspired by the past in Williamsburg, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News and Smithfield/Isle of Wight. Chesapeake and Suffolk are both entry points to the vast nature of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Virginia’s Eastern Shore offers pristine coastal plains perfect for bird watching as well as NASA rocket launches. In addition, museums and the arts abound throughout the region and it is home to the world renowned Virginia Arts Festival. You’ll also have a chance to “salute” our military. We are the home to the world’s largest naval base! This just touches on what you can see and do in Coastal Virginia. We hope you get a chance to experience it all. We are glad you are here to “Sea Our History”! Continued on page A4


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Explore-Live-Enlighten at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment

Tools for Wellness, Spiritual Growth, and Personal Empowerment for more than 100 years! Metaphysical Library • Bookstore and Gift Shop • Holistic Health Center & Spa Cayce/Miller Café • Free Daily Lecture, Tour, and Film • ESP Testing • Meditation Garden Stone Labyrinth • Conferences • Weekend Workshops • Psychic Fairs

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AMERICAN ROVER

Norfolk Harbor Sailing Cruises Set Sail aboard this 125 passenger Sailing Schooner. Offering daytime and sunset harbor cruises 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 and enjoy the Captain’s tour. Seating is available on the shaded upper deck. Our air-conditioned below deck area has ship store, bar and restrooms. Private charters and special event cruises available. Departing Waterside Marina in Downtown Norfolk. Call (757) 627-7245 or visit www.AmericanRover.com. Sailing April through October.

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va. Photo by Ed Pollard, CMA Photographer

THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART

One Memorial Place • Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 664-6200 | chrysler.org

The Chrysler Museum of Art is the crown jewel of the visual arts in Norfolk, combining a nationally renowned art museum, a state-of-the-art glass studio, and two nearby historic houses. We host a variety of changing exhibitions, and our extensive permanent collection includes 30,000 works that span more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to 21st-century art. We are home to one of America’s finest glass collections, and our adjacent Perry Glass Studio’s daily demos show how these masterpieces were created. We’re open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Best of all, admission is free!

EDGAR CAYCE’S A.R.E.

Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.– Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. Come explore the fascinating work of famed psychic Edgar Cayce, the “sleeping prophet” and “father of holistic medicine.” Free daily film, tour, and lecture on dreams, intuition, holistic health and more. Our campus includes a metaphysical library, Bookstore & Gift Shop, meditation garden, stone labyrinth, Health Center & Spa, and an onsite café. The renovated Health Center & Spa has treatment rooms overlooking the ocean offering holistic services including the Cayce/Reilly® massage, chiropractic services, and hydrotherapy sessions. We also offer ESP testing, astrology charts, psychic fairs, and conferences with world-renowned presenters. Learn more at EdgarCayce.org. Continued on page A6

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THIS IS HAMPTON

Hampton, the 400-year old city located in the heart of Coastal Virginia, is multi-faceted; rich in Civil War history, African American heritage, water recreation, and abundant shopping and dining opportunities. The Hampton History Museum is a great place to begin your explorations. The museum introduces Hampton’s 400-year history in its galleries, interpreting the city’s role in pivotal American decisions and milestones. The Hampton Visitor Center shares this location so you can gather great information on the sites you wish to explore and purchase money-saving admission tickets. The Sea to Stars Ticket combines admission to the Virginia Air & Space Center, an IMAX film, a ride on the Hampton Carousel, a cruise aboard the Miss Hampton II and admission to the Hampton History Museum for one low price. Buy adult tickets for $39 and youth tickets for $25. The Virginia Air & Space Center, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, features a space and aviation gallery, as well as over 100 exhibits, many hands-on. The Riverside 3D IMAX Theater presents space-related digital feature films and documentaries on a five-story screen. Next door, the Hampton Carousel, one of only 70 antique carousels left in the U.S., spins visitors on hand-carved horses and chariots built in 1920 by European artisans. Fort Monroe visitors are encouraged to cross the moat encircling the stone fort to explore the Casemate Museum and many historic landmarks, including The Alegernourne Oak and Quarters 1. See the cell where Jefferson Davis was held at the conclusion of the Civil War. A tour aboard the Miss Hampton II reveals Fort Monroe’s companion fortification, Fort Wool, located across the channel at Hampton Roads’ entrance. The Miss Hampton II harbor tour boat and the Ocean Eagle fishing boat are located nearby along the Hampton waterfront. Hampton University Museum, the oldest African American museum in the country, has a collection of more than 9,000 works of contemporary art and artifacts spanning African, African-American, Native-American cultures, and more. You can explore the campus with one of several Smartphone tours available at VisitHampton.com or learn about the campus’ and city’s remarkable past through interpretive historic markers located on the campus and throughout the city. You are also sure to enjoy the exceptional dining and shopping in Downtown Hampton, Phoebus and Coliseum Central. There’s no shortage of fun and adventure. After all, This is Hampton! For visitor information dial (800) 800-2202, (757) 727-1102 or check out VisitHampton.com.

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iFLY VA BEACH

iFLY Va Beach is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY’s vertical wind tunnel generates 1400 horse power from 4 powerful fans, creating a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush. iFLY Va Beach is located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on 25th and Pacific Avenue. Indoor skydiving at iFLY Va Beach is a great activity for entertainment and recreation seekers out for a day of fun with family and friends, corporate customers looking for a unique team outing, educators interested in innovative science field trips for students and competitive skydiving athletes. No experience is necessary. Just about anyone can fly, including those with physical disabilities. Children as young as 3 to adults as young as 103 have flown with us. iFLY offers group rates for 8 or more as well as Student, Senior Citizen, Military & First Responder discounts. Watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3c-ak1IjhY iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving is located at 2412 Pacific Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451. For more information or to make reservations, call (757) 754-4359 or email info@iflyvabeach.com.

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT,  AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN

Sphere, a six-foot globe displaying weather phenomena around the world. Don’t leave without a visit to Dockside Café or the Banana Pier Gift Shop for great nautical gifts. Call (757) 664-1000 or visit Nauticus.org for hours and admission fees.

NEWPORT NEWS

Discover the Treasures of Newport News Trendy restaurants, unique shopping opportunities and world-class attractions are just a few of the many reasons to visit Newport News.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park Water Connects Us All The Mariners’ Museum and Park connects people to the world’s waterways through exploration and engaging experiences. The stories we tell through our world class collection are your stories and your history. Discover small craft from around the world. Explore the USS Monitor Center, home of the Civil War ironclad’s iconic gun turret, where the incredible story of her creation, battle, sinking, and recovery are told in vivid detail. View maritime art, handcrafted ship models, and rare figureheads. Experience a 3D film in the Explorers Theater. Located in a 550-acre park, guests can hike the award-winning, 5-mile Noland Continued on page A8

Living-History Museums Chronicle Nation’s Beginnings A hands-on history experience awaits visitors at two Williamsburg area museums that explore the nation’s beginnings. At Jamestown Settlement, gallery exhibits chronicle 1600s Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures, complementing historical interpretation at outdoor recreations of a Powhatan Indian village, the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists in 1607, and colonial fort. The story of the American Revolution, from the beginnings of colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation, unfolds at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown through indoor exhibits and outdoor re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-period farm. The museums are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas and New Year’s days. For more information call (888) 593-4682 or visit www.historyisfun.org.

NAUTICUS

This maritime-themed science museum, on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, offers a fun and exciting educational experience for visitors of all ages. In addition to its largest artifact—The Battleship Wisconsin—unique features of this 120,000-square-foot facility include hands-on exhibits, touch tanks, 3D movies, and more. Plus, walk the decks of history with a self-guided deck tour of the Battleship Wisconsin—one of the largest and last battleships built by the U.S. Navy—and see the wardroom, and officers’ quarters, berthing units, chapel and other areas. Guided tours of additional ship areas are available for an additional fee. While onsite at Nauticus, be sure to check out Our Mighty Seaport, an exhibit exploring maritime commerce as well as Guns, Sweat, and Gears: Anatomy of a Battleship, with its enormous gun devices, tools, and personal mementos from the Battleship Wisconsin. Step inside the Clelia, an underwater exploration submersible, and control an actual 9-foot long robotic arm to collect samples and artifacts from the seabed and examine Science on a

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Set Sail for a bygone era aboard The Yorktown Schooners

Serenity & Alliance

Pirate Adventure Cruises April to September $37 Adults, $22 kids

Trail or picnic at Lions Bridge overlooking the tranquil James River. For information on exhibitions, events, programs, and hours of operation, visit MarinersMuseum.org or call (800) 581-7245.

Virginia Living Museum

Connecting people to nature for more than 50 years! View endangered red wolves. Get close to a loggerhead turtle and jellyfish. Touch live horseshoe crabs. Relive the age of the dinosaurs. Living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Discover animals living in a cypress swamp, mountain cove and beneath the Chesapeake Bay. Touch famous Bay creatures. Travel the

Daily Sightseeing Cruises

Late March thru Early November Morning, Afternoon and Sunset Sails

Departing from Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. Call 888.316.6422 or visit www.sailyorktown.com

galaxies in the planetarium theater. Outdoors, stroll the boardwalk to view animals in naturalized habitats. Explore outdoor Dinosaur Discovery Trail with 16 life-like dinosaurs, paleo camp, dig pits and dinosaur and ice age fossils. See an extensive collection of native plants and green living exhibits. Young kids enjoy indoor role play as an animal keeper/vet and the outdoor playground. Let the travel counselors at the Newport News Visitor Center help plan your stay. Ask them about our money-saving Combination Ticket! Call (888) 493-7386, (757) 886-7777, or visit www.newport-news.org for more information.

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With 144 miles of shoreline, there’s so much to do while visiting Norfolk, Virginia. Take a tour of the Elizabeth River harbor on a majestic tall ship, sip on some of the best wines around at Mermaid Winery, Virginia’s very first urban winery, try delicious beers at local breweries or watch world-renowned artists blow glass at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. Hungry? Norfolk has become well-known for its wide variety of cuisine and is home to more than 80 chef-owned restaurants in the downtown area, many featuring Virginia wine and Virginia-grown produce and meat. Downtown isn’t the only place to find eclectic entrees. A host

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SCHOONERS ALLIANCE AND SERENITY Scan to Save!

Join the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity and step back into history as you sail the York River past the battlefield where our country won its independence. Lend a hand at setting sail, look for dolphins and osprey, or relax with a beverage from our ship’s galley. For families, try the Pirate Adventure Cruise. Kids will join the pirate crew and help raise the sails, steer the schooner, tie a knot and fire the cannon. Both ships also available for private charters and special events. Sailing daily late March to early November. Advance reservations recommended. For schedule and tickets, visit www.sailyorktown.com. (888) 316-6422.

SPIRIT OF NORFOLK Memorable Exhibits. Interactive Fun.

Cruising Year-Round From Downtown Get ready for the time of your life. Step aboard the Spirit of Norfolk and come alive for an afternoon or evening cruise on the water. You’ll dine and dance to live DJ entertainment while being dazzled by skyline views and a close-up look at the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. Choose from fun-filled lunches, dinners or midnight party cruises. For reservations, specialty cruise schedule, visit www.spiritofnorfolk.com or (866) 211-3803.

SUFFOLK

Small town charm and big city amenities converge in Suffolk, Virginia. Our historic downtown blends unique shops with award-winning restaurants. Anchored by the Suffolk Visitor Center, Main Street is lined with historic homes and churches. Suffolk boasts year-round family-friendly events. Discover the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge—112,000 acres of untouched wilderness. You’ll love our swamp safaris, guided cemetery strolls, ghost walks and lantern tours. Kayak or fish in 8,000 acres of lakes and rivers. Golf one of our five championship golf courses. Take the plunge and skydive! Explore Riddick’s Folly House Museum where Union Army officers left behind penciled graffiti that is still legible today. Our 1885 passenger station is now Seaboard Station Railroad Museum. Visit the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, a professional performing arts theater. (757) 514-4130. VisitSuffolkVa.com

VICTORY ROVER

NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVER Your front row seat to the Naval Fleet. Two Hour Narrated Cruises depart daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin in Downtown Norfolk. The Captain provides a fascinating commentary as passengers cruise the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River. See one of the world’s busiest sea ports including the world’s largest naval base, home of the Atlantic Fleet: Destroyers, Cruisers, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers and more. Up to 150 guests enjoy comfortable seating, air conditioned enclosed deck, shaded upper deck, and snack bar. Call (757) 627-7406 or www.navalbasecruises.com. Cruising March - December.

VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Whether it is with a large school group or a family visit, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is home to many memorable exhibits and full of interactive fun. A basketball court,

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THE VIRGINIA ZOO

Journey to mysterious places inhabited by exotic animals from around the world–without leaving Hampton Roads! Discover lions, bears, cheetahs, orangutans, giraffes, colorful birds and more! Watch the red panda climb through the trees just above your head. Meet the animals in the ZooFarm. Enjoy a stroll or ride the Zoo train among the themed gardens and beautiful landscaping. The Virginia Zoo provides education and entertainment for people of all ages, and the Zoo is home to more than 500 animals on 53 beautifully landscaped acres. Exhibits encourage the animals’ natural behavior, 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 $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for children (ages 2-11) and $12.95 for seniors (62+). Children under two get in FREE! The Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except major winter holidays. For more information, visit www.virginiazoo.org.

HISTORIC YORKTOWN

Travel back in time, then savor the present at this year-round destination for history, shopping, outdoor recreation, fine dining and special events. Relive the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. Visit historic homes, museums, and battlefields by foot or enjoy a guided Segway tour through town. Set sail on Yorktown’s Schooners Alliance and Serenity. Shop in specialty stores, enjoy a wine or beer dinner, play on the riverfront, and dine in one-of-a-kind restaurants. Come for a day, a weekend or longer. (757) 890-3300 or www.visityorktown.org.

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It’s four seasons of fun in Norfolk with exciting celebrations all year long. Here’s a list of major signature events and festivals happening around the city.

JANUARY

ECHL NORFOLK ADMIRALS Norfolk Scope Arena; January-April & October-December 757-640-1212 norfolkadmirals.com DOWNTOWN NORFOLK RESTAURANT WEEK Downtown Norfolk 757-623-1757 downtownnorfolk.org

MARCH 50TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Ocean View 757-587-3548 norfolkparade.com MEAC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Norfolk Scope Arena 757-951-2055 meachoops.com

APRIL VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL April-June 877-741-ARTS vafest.org VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO Norfolk Scope Arena 757-282-2800 vafest.org NORFOLK NATO FESTIVAL Town Point Park 757-282-2801 norfolknatofestival.org NORFOLK TIDES MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Harbor Park stadium April- September 757-622-2222 norfolktides.com

MAY 11TH ANNUAL SPRING TOWN POINT VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY AT&T Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org 16TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA BEER FESTIVAL Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org STOCKLEY GARDENS SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL Stockley Gardens 757-625-6161 hope-house.org NORFOLK GREEK FESTIVAL Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 757-440-0500 norfolkgreekfestival.com

JUNE 41ST ANNUAL NORFOLK HARBORFEST® PRESENTED BY AT&T Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org 28TH ANNUAL BAYOU BOOGALOO & CAJUN FOOD FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY AT&T Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org PRIDEFEST 2017 Town Point Park 757-269-9707 hamptonroadspride.org

JULY

EVENTS

7TH ANNUAL AT&T SUMMER BREWFEST AT TOWN POINT PARK Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org 35TH ANNUAL AT&T FOURTH OF JULY GREAT AMERICAN PICNIC Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org 35TH ANNUAL NORFOLK JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY AT&T Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org 26TH ANNUAL OCEAN VIEW CRAB & SEAFOOD FEAST Ocean View Beach Park 757-288-8208 festevents.org DOWNTOWN NORFOLK RESTAURANT WEEK Downtown Norfolk 757-623-1757 downtownnorfolk.org THANK GOODNESS IT’S OCEAN VIEW MUSIC CONCERT SERIES Ocean View Beach Park Every Friday Night, July-Aug. 757-441-2345 festevents.org

SEPTEMBER

6TH ANNUAL ETC INDIE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY AT&T Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org 9TH ANNUAL OPERA IN THE PARK Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org 5TH ANNUAL RIBTOBERFEST & SOUTHERN FOODWAYS Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

33RD ANNUAL GRAND ILLUMINATION PARADE Downtown Norfolk 757-623-1757 downtownnorfolk.org HOLIDAYS IN THE CITY Kicks off late November through January 757-623-1757 downtownnorfolk.org DOMINION GARDEN OF LIGHTS Norfolk Botanical Garden Late November-December 31st 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. nightly 757-441-5830 norfolkbotanicalgarden.org

For a complete list of events, daily activities and full descriptions please visit visitnorfolktoday.com/ calendar. Events subject to change so please call ahead and confirm dates and times prior to making plans.

30TH ANNUAL AT&T TOWN POINT VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org 29TH ANNUAL AT&T VIRGINIA CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org STOCKLEY GARDENS FALL ARTS FESTIVAL Stockley Gardens 757-625-6161 hope-house.org

AUGUST 17TH ANNUAL NORFOLK LATINO MUSIC FESTIVAL Town Point Park 757-441-2345 festevents.org

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THINGS TO DO AMERICAN ROVER NORFOLK SAILING HARBOR CRUISES

Waterside Marina Downtown Norfolk 757-627-7245 americanrover.com

THE ARMED FORCES MEMORIAL Southeastern corner of Town Point Park 1-800-368-3097

CANNONBALL TRAIL

NAUTICUS & BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN

One Waterside Dr. 757-664-1000 nauticus.org

NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVER Departs from Nauticus One Waterside Dr. 757-627-7406 navalbasecruises.com

CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK

CHRYSLER MUSEUM GLASS STUDIO

745 Duke Street 757-333-6299 chrysler.org/glass-studio

DOUMAR’S

1919 Monticello Ave. 757-627-4163 doumars.com

FORT NORFOLK

Located at 810 Front St. norfolkhistorical.org

ELIZABETH RIVER FERRY Downtown to Elizabeth River Ferry Olde Towne Portsmouth The Waterside District 757-222-6100 goHRT.com

GLASS WHEEL STUDIO

128 W Olney Rd. 757-819-4150 glasswheelstudio.com

HAMPTON ROADS NAVAL MUSEUM

One Waterside Dr. #248 757-322-2987 hrnm.navy.mil

HERMITAGE MUSEUM & GARDENS

7637 North Shore Rd. 757-423-2052 thehermitagemuseum.org

HUNTER HOUSE VICTORIAN MUSEUM

240 W. Freemason St. 757-623-9814 hunterhousemuseum.org

JANAF SHOPPING YARD

At the intersection of N. Military Highway and Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-461-4954 janafshopping.com

LAMBERT’S POINT GOLF COURSE

9079 Hampton Blvd. 757-444-7955 cnic.navy.mil/norfolksta

NORFOLK ADMIRALS ICE HOCKEY

201 E. Brambleton Ave. 757-640-1212 norfolkadmirals.com

NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN 6700 Azalea Garden Rd. 757-441-5830 norfolkbotanicalgarden.org

NORFOLK SOUTHERN MUSEUM 3 Commercial Pl. (Ground Floor) 757-629-2717

NORFOLK TIDES BASEBALL CLUB AT HARBOR PARK 150 Park Ave. 757-622-2222 norfolktides.com

OCEAN VIEW GOLF COURSE 9610 Norfolk Ave. 757-480-2094 norfolkgolf.net

OCEAN VIEW STATION MUSEUM

111 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-531-0445

PAGODA & ORIENTAL GARDEN 265 West Tazewell St. 757-622-0506 pagodagarden.org

SLOVER LIBRARY

235 E. Plume St. 757-664-7323 sloverlibrary.com

SPIRIT OF NORFOLK 866-451-3866 spiritofnorfolk.com

TOWN POINT PARK

101 W. Waterside Dr. 757-441-2345 festevents.org

VIRGINIA ZOO

3500 Granby St. 757- 441-2374 virginiazoo.org

4301 Powhatan Ave. 757-489-1677 norfolkgolf.net

WATERSIDE DISTRICT

MACARTHUR CENTER

WILLOUGHBY-BAYLOR HOUSE

THE MACARTHUR MEMORIAL

WINDOWS ON HISTORY

300 Monticello Ave. 757-627-6000 shopmacarthur.com

Bank Street and City Hall Ave. 757-441-2965 macarthurmemorial.org

MERMAID FACTORY

919a W. 21st St. 757-233-0733 mermaidfactory.com NORFOLK VISITORS GUIDE | 2017

323 E. Freemason St. 757-664-6200 chrysler.org

Throughout Downtown Norfolk 757-664-6620 visitnorfolktoday.com One Memorial Pl. 757- 664-6200 chrysler.org

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MOSES MYERS HOUSE

333 Waterside Dr. watersidedistrict.com 601 E. Freemason St. 757-664-6200 chrysler.org

Alongside MacArthur Center on City Hall Ave. 757-664-6200 WORK | RELEASE 759 Granby St. 757-962-2992 workreleasenorfolk.com


ATTUCKS THEATRE 1010 Church St. 757-664-6464 sevenvenues.com

PUSH COMEDY THEATER 763 Granby St. 757-333-7442 pushcomedytheater.com

BALLET VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL 700 W. 21st St. 757-446-1401 balletvirginia.org

TCC ROPER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 340 Granby St. 757-822-1450 tccropercenter.org

THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS childrenstheatre ofhamptonroads.org

TED CONSTANT CONVOCATION CENTER 4320 Hampton Blvd. 877-YNOT-TIX 757-683-4444 ynottix.com

CHRYSLER HALL 215 St. Pauls Blvd. 757-664-6464 sevenvenues.com THE GENERIC THEATER Beneath Chrysler Hall 215 St. Pauls Blvd. 757-441-2160 generictheater.org L. DOUGLAS WILDER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 700 Park Ave. 757-823-8323 nsu.edu/wilder THE LITTLE THEATRE OF NORFOLK 801 Claremont Ave. 757-627-8551 ltnonline.org NORFOLK CHAMBER CONSORT 757-852-9072 ncconsort.org NORFOLK SCOPE ARENA 201 E. Brambleton Ave. 757-664-6464 sevenvenues.com

TODD ROSENLIEB DANCE 325 Granby St. 757-626-3262 trdance.org THE VENUE ON 35TH 631 35th St. 757-469-0337 venue-35.com VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL 440 Bank St. 757-282-2822 vafest.org VIRGINIA CHILDREN’S CHORUS 757-440-9100 vachildrenschorus.org VIRGINIA CHORALE 757-627-8375 vachorale.org VIRGINIA OPERA Harrison Opera House 160 W. Virginia Beach Blvd. 866-OPERA-VA vaopera.org

THE NORVA 317 Monticello Ave. 757-627-4547 thenorva.com

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY Wells Theatre 110 E. Tazewell St. at Norfolk’s Wells Theatre 757-627-1234 vastage.org

PERRY FAMILY THEATRE 485 St. Pauls Blvd. 757-627-5437 hurrahplayers.com

VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 757-892-6366 virginiasymphony.org

W E D D I N G V E N U E • F R E E E N T E R TA I N M E N T • M A C L A B & 3 D P R I N T E R • P I A N O • M A K E R S PA C E

PERFORMING

Norfolk boasts a vibrant performing arts scene and a diverse range of venues offering live performance capabilities and state-of-the-art acoustics. If it’s world-class entertainment you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Norfolk!

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For tours or more information call today!

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Virginia Arts Festival 2017

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO APRIL 27-30

With dozens of performances including two world premieres, the 2017 Virginia Arts Festival is your spring destination for the arts!

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS MAY 5

CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET Swan Lake MARCH 31 - APRIL 2

URBAN BUSH WOMEN World Premiere APRIL 22

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irginia Arts Festival enters its third decade with a starstudded spring! The Festival will welcome the incomparable violinist Itzhak Perlman and the ravishing pianist Olga Kern; and making the roster of classical music performances even more irresistible, they will present the spectacular Berlioz Requiem with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and an Easter weekend performance of Bach’s St. John Passion with the Internationale Bach Academie of Stuttgart. The 2017 dance season leaps to new heights with the Festival debut of the Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, in their stunningly beautiful staging of Swan Lake; and visits by visionary contemporary choreographers and their companies, including Britain’s Richard Alston Dance Company, Los Angeles’ vivid Lula Washington Dance Theatre, and a world premiere from New York’s groundbreaking Urban Bush Women. Highlighting the dance season will be Mark Morris Dance Group’s performance of Dido and Aeneas, with opera star Stephanie Blythe singing the roles of Dido and the Sorceress. There are great voices to be heard,

as soprano Kathleen Battle brings her wonderfully moving Underground Railroad concert, backed by the Norfolk State University Choir; and there will be a Festival debut of the female R&B trio KING, protégés of the late genius of innovation, Prince. The 21st Virginia International Tattoo promises to be awe-inspiring, with more than 1,000 performers. The Virginia Arts Festival will once again present the June Funhouse Festival in Williamsburg, featuring some of the most influential artists in pop, folk, jazz, blues and more. Fun-seeking travelers on Memorial Day Weekend will find lots to enjoy at the Festival including the phenomenal 13-year-old jazz prodigy pianist Joey Alexander, and the hilarious Reduced Shakespeare Company. And in case all that great entertainment, inspiring performances, and sheer beauty makes you thirsty, the Virginia Arts Festival is proud to co-present (with Festevents) the Virginia Beer Festival, May 19-20. Top off your Festival fun with a frosty mug and foaming stein of brews from around the world! For more information and tickets to Virginia Arts Festival performances, visit vafest.org or call 757-282-2822.


DINING Whether you’re looking for a familyfriendly meal, a romantic night out, a culinary tour of restaurants or pub grub, Norfolk has something for everyone—and every appetite.

HUMMINGBIRD MACARONS IN THE HISTORIC FREEMASON DISTRICT

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DINING DOWNTOWN 219 Bistro

219 Granby St. 757-416-6219 219bistro.com American Bistro

$$ V L D

3 Way Café

216 E. Plume St. 757-625-3929 3waycafe.com American Bistro

$ VV B L

456 Fish

456 Granby St. 757-625-4444 456fish.com Seafood

$$ V D

aLatte Café

321 Granby St. 757-625-2326 Coffeehouse/ Café

GUIDE

Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken

Chartreuse Bistro

$LD

$$$ VV L D

273 Granby St. 757-383-6915 bonchon.com

205 E. City Hall Ave. 757-965-2137 chartreusebistro.us European Bistro

Brewster’s Chicken

Chili’s Grill & Bar

300 Monticello Ave 757-802-3100 brewsterschicken.com American

$BLD

Brick Anchor Brew House 241 Granby St 757-431-7063 brickanchor.com Gastropub

$LD

Brickhouse Diner 580 E. Main St. #101 757-622-1006 brickhousediner.com American

$BL

$$ V B L

AJ Gators Sports Bar & Grill

Buffalo Wild Wings

435 Monticello Ave. 757-622-5544 gatorssportsbar.com Sports Bar & Grill

$LD

Baxter’s Sports Lounge

420 Monticello Ave. 757-965-3959 buffalowildwings.com Wings

$$ L D

Byrd & Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-627-7440 chilis.com American & Mexican

$$ L D

Chocollage

201 College Pl. 757-533-5335 Bakery/ Café

$$ B L

City Dock

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside 777 Waterside Dr. 757-640-2776 starwoodhotels.com Contemporary American

$$$ B L D

Cuisine at Slover

Slover Library 235 E. Plume St. #101 757-431-7497 cuisineandcompany.com American

$$ VV L

Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie

$$ L D

116 Brooke Ave. 757-222-9191 byrdbaldwin.com Steakhouse/ Chophouse

$$$ GF V D

Benny Damato’s

Café Crema

$VBLD

500 Granby St. 757-622-9837 baxterssportslounge.com Sports Bar

131 Granby St. 757-395-4696 bennysva.com Pizza

$LD

Bite Restaurant & Catering 440 Monticello Ave. 757-486-0035 enjoybite.com American

$$ V B L

Black Tuna Bar & Grille at Wyndham Hotel 700 Monticello Ave. 757-627-5555 wyndham.com American

$$$ B D

Bodega

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$BL

Café Nordstrom

MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-314-1111 shop.nordstrom.com Café

$$ L D

California Pizza Kitchen MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-622-7190 cpk.com Pizza/ Pasta/ Sandwiches

$$ GF VV L D

Charley’s Grilled Subs

442 Granby St. 757-622-8527 bodegaongranby.com Tapas

$$ V D

999 Waterside Dr. 757-623-6434 Café

MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-640-1440 charleys.com American

$$ L D

NORFOLK VISITORS GUIDE | 2017

503 Botetourt St. 757-321-0044 curenorfolk.com Coffeehouse/ Brasserie

DINING KEY $/$$/$$$ V VV GF

Pricing Vegetarian Vegan/Vegetarian Gluten Free

Famous Uncle Al’s

Hot Dogs 155 Granby St. 757-625-8319 famousals.com Hot Dogs/ Sandwiches

$BL

B Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner * Advertiser

Hell’s Kitchen 124 Granby St. 757-624-1906 hknorfolk.com American

$$ V L D

Hits at the Park

$$ V L D

Harbor Park Baseball Stadium 150 Park Ave. 757-624-9000 American AYCE Buffet

Firehouse Subs

Hokkaido Sushi Bar

Field Guide

429 Granby St. fieldguide.is American

MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-233-0837 firehousesubs.com Subs

$ VV L D

FM Restaurant The NorVa 320 Granby St. 757-622-5915 fmnorfolk.com American

$$ V L D

Freemason Abbey 209 W. Freemason St. 757-622-3966 freemasonabbey.com *See ad on page 11 American

$$ V L D

Gershwin’s

332 Granby St. 757-226-081 gershwinsnorfolk.com American/ Piano Bar

$$ VV D

Gourmet Gang

$$ L D

233 Granby St. 757-622-2318 lovehokkaido.com Sushi Bar

$$ VV L D

Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts

501 Botetourt St. 757-622-7757 hummingbirdmacarons.com Bakery/ Dessert Caterer

$$ B L D

Istanbul Gyro & Kebab

Lamia’s Crepes 401 Granby St 757-961-1181 French Crepes

$VBLD

Machismo Burrito Bar 409 W. York St. machismoburritobar.com 757-624-2424

$LD

Monastery Restaurant 443 Granby St. 757-625-8193 443granby.com European

$$ D

Natural Foods

MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-927-7218 Sandwiches & Juices

$LD

Norfolk Seafood Co. & Big Easy Oyster Bar 111 Tazewell St. 757-227-6222 norfolkseafoodco.com Seafood/ Cajun

723 Monticello Ave 757-314-1122 Mediterranean

$$ V D

Jack Brown’s Beef & Burger Joint

101 Granby St. 757-961-0896 norfolktaproom.com American

$LD

131 Granby St 757-961-7486 jackbrownsjoint.com Burgers/ Beer

$LD

Java Surf Café & Espresso Bar

Norfolk Tap Room

$$ V D

Nouvelle Restaurant 217 Grace St. 757-248-3712 French

$$ L D

480 E. Main St. 757-640-1065 gourmetgang.com Deli/ Café

223 E. City Hall Ave 757-623-5282 javasurf.com *See ad on page 6 Coffeehouse/ Café

$VBL

313 W. Bute St. 757-622-4990 omarscarriagehouse.com American/ Moroccan

Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

Outtakes Café

$VLD

$VLD

426 Granby St. 757-963-5656 dominos.com American

Granby Bistro & Deli

MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-622-7330 johnnyrockets.com 50’s Diner/ Burgers & Fries

Elixia

Granby Street Pizza

d’egg Diner Downtown 204 E. Main St. 757-626-3447 deggnorfolk.com American

$VBL

Dominion Deli

999 Waterside Dr. 757-622-9434 Deli/ Convenience Store

$BL

Domino’s

$$ V L D

257 Granby St. 757-233-9237 elixianorfolk.com American

$$ V L D

$$ VV L

211 Granby St. 757-622-5084 irishpubnorfolk.com Irish Pub

225 Granby St. 757-622-7003 Deli/ Café

$VBL

235 Granby St. 757-622-5084 granbystreetpizza.com Pizza/ Italian/ Subs/ Gyros

$VLD

140 Granby St. 757-965-7600 jimmyjohns.com Subs/ Sandwiches

Johnny Rockets

$VLD

Luce

245 Granby St. 757-502-7260 Italian

$$ V D

Omar’s Carriage House

$$ V L D

1 Waterside Dr. 757-622-3868 Coffee/ Deli

$BLD

Panda Express

MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-314-1586 pandaexpress.com Chinese

$LD

Pandaisia Gourmet 101 W. Main St. 757-623-2865 pandaisiagourmet.com Gourmet Deli/ Oriental

$VBL


Pandaisia Gourmet

Subway

The Norfolk Grille

$VBL

$VBLD

$VBL

520 E. Main St 757-625-3901 pandaisiagourmet.com Gourmet Deli/ Oriental

Pandaisia Gourmet 999 Waterside Dr. 757-622-9434 pandaisiagourmet.com Gourmet Deli/ Oriental

$VBL

Plaza Azteca

411 Granby St. 757-965-5600 plazaaztecagranby.com Mexican

$$ V L D

Rama Garden Thai Cuisine

441 Granby St 757-616-0533 ramagardennorfolk.com Thai

259 Granby St. 757-626-1231 subway.com Subs/ Salads

Subway

400 Main St. 757-623-6246 subway.com Subs/ Salads

$VBLD

Sushi King

420 Monticello Ave. #100 757-502-8858 sushikingusa.com Japanese/ AYCE Buffet

$$ VV L D

Sweet Teas

411 Granby St. 757-627-8328 sweetteascuisine.com Southern

$$ V L D

$$ L D

Saffron Indian Bistro

Texas de Brazil

$$ V L D

MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-622-3113 texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse

Sakura Elite Sushi & Hibachi

The Barrel Room

420 Monticello Ave. #170 757-321-7005 saffronnorfolk.com Indian

MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Ave. 757-489-0158 Japanese

$$$ D

437 Granby St. 757-625-2337 thebarrelroomva.com Bar & Grill

$$ V L D

$$ V D

Saint Germain

The Bistro

255 Granby St. 757-321-9445 saintgermainnorfolk.com Modern American

$$ D

Schlotzsky’s Deli 246 E. Main St. 757-627-2867 schlotzskys.com Sandwiches/ Pizza

$VLD

Scotty Quixx

436 Granby St. 757-625-0008 scottyquixxongranby.com American/ World Fusion

$$ L D

Shula’s 347 Grill

Norfolk Waterside Marriott 235 E. Main St. 757-282-6347 donshula.com *See ad on page 7 Steakhouse

$$$ V L D

Starbucks

323 Granby St. 757-622-7757 Bakery

$LD

The Vineyards Trattoria & Pizzeria

147 Granby St. 757-222-0431 thevineyardstrattoria.com Italian

$$ V L D

Todd Jurich’s Bistro 150 W. Main St. #101 757-622-3210 toddjurichsbistro.com American

$$$ V L D

Town Point Club

101 W. Main St. #300 757-625-6606 town-point.com American

$$$ B L D

Tropical Smoothie Café 265 Granby St 757-624-9400 tropicalsmoothie.com Smoothies/ Sandwiches

$VBLD

Vintage Kitchen

$$ B D

$$$ V L D

The Bistro on Main

Voila!

500 E. Main St. 757-617-7792 Bistro

$L

The Dining Room

Norfolk Waterside Marriott 235 E. Main St. 757-627-4200 marriott.com American

$$ B

The Green House Kitchen

999 Waterside Dr. 757-625-3370 vintage-kitchen.com Modern American

509 Botetourt St. 757-640-0343 voilacuisine.com Int’l/ French/ Greek

$$$ VV D

Wisteria Café

Chrysler Museum One Memorial Pl. 757-333-6291 chrysler.org American

$$ V L D

345 Granby St. 757-452-5889 American/ Salads

Work | Release

The Grilled Cheese Bistro

$$ D

$$ L D

145 Granby St. 757-625-0600 starbucks.com Coffeehouse/ Café

$BLD

$$ L D

Starbucks

The Lizard Café

$BLD

The Rustic Tart

Marriott Courtyard 520 Plume St. 757-963-6000 marriott.com American

345 Granby St. 757-233-2512 thegrilledcheesebistro.com American

MacArthur Center Mall 300 Monticello Ave. 757-314-1930 starbucks.com Coffeehouse/ Café

142 W. York St. 757-963-6656 thenorfolkgrille.com American/ Greek Café

Prince Books 109 E. Main St. 757-622-5973 prince-books.com Café

$L

759 Granby St. 757-962-2992 workreleasenorfolk.com

Ya-Ya Asian Gourmet House

109 College Pl. 757-282-6688 yayaasiangourmet.com Chinese/ Thai

$ VV

Zeke’s Beans & Bowls 800 Granby St. 757-963-5220 Hawaiian

$$ V B L D

Ghent, Chelsea, ODU & Beyond 80/ 20 Burger Bar

123 W. 21st St. 757-233-7900 8020burgerbar.com Burgers & Sandwiches

$$ VV D

757 Crave

143 Colley Ave. 757-624-1430 757cravenorfolk.com American

$VBLD

37th & Zen

1083 W. 37th St 757-533-5151 Nightclub 21+/ Bar & Grill

$D

Alkaline

820 Shirley Ave. 757-995-4834 alkalineramen.com Ramen

$$ D

Alpha Delta Pizzeria 2301 Colley Ave. 757-533-9601 alphadeltava.com Pizza

$$ L D

A.W. Shucks

2200 Colonial Ave. 757-664-9117 Raw Bar/ Seafood

$$ L D

Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent 738 W. 22nd St. 757-622-6172 labellainghent.com Italian

$$ VV L D

The Bakehouse at Chelsea

1233 W. Olney Rd 757-644-6939 bakehouseatchelsea.com Bakery/ Sandwiches/ WoodFired Pizza

$$ VV B L D

Baker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen 330 W. 21st St. 757-625-3600 bakerscrust.com Bakery/ Sandwiches/ Wood-Fired Pizza

$$ V B L D

Bangkok Garden

417 W. 21st St. 757-622-5047 bangkokgardenva.com Thai

Belmont House of Smoke

Cogan’s Pizza

$$ V L D

$$ VV L D

2117 Colonial Ave. 757-623-4477 belmonthouseofsmoke.com Barbeque

1901 Colonial Ave. 757-627-6428 coganspizza.com Pizza

Boon Thai Erawan

Colley Cantina

$$ V L D

$$ V L D

742 W. 21st St. 757-625-0709 boonthaierawan.net Thai

Borjo Coffeehouse 4416 Monarch Way 757-440-5800 borjocoffee.com Coffeehouse/ Café

$BLD

1316 Colley Ave. 757-622-0033 colleycantina.com Mexican

Croaker’s Spot 600 W 35th St. 757-622-8700 croakersspot.com American

$$ V D

d’egg Diner West

Café Stella

1907 Colonial Ave. 757-625-0461 cafestellaroasters.com Café

$VBLD

1170 Lexan Ave 757-423-3447 deggnorfolk.com American

$VBL

Del Vecchio’s

Calz Pizza

8245 Hampton Bvld. #105 757-423-3663 calzpizza.com Pizza/ Subs/ Wings

$VLD

1080 W. 47th St. 757-440-9300 del-vecchios.com Pizza/ Subs

$VLD

Dog-N-Burger

Charlie’s Café

1800 Granby St. 757-625-0824 charliesamericancafe.com American

$ VV B L

Charlie’s American Café 4024 Granby St. 757-962-7701 charliesamericancafe.com American

$ VV B L D

2001 Manteo St 757-623-1667 dognburger.com Hot Dogs/ Burgers/ Barbeque

$VLD

Doumar’s

1919 Monticello Ave. 757-627-4163 doumars.com *See ad on page 39 Ice Cream/ Barbeque

$BLD

Dragon City

Chow

5103 Colley Ave. 757-321-2923 American Southern

$$ VV L D

2301 Colley Ave. 757-664-7900 dragoncitynorfolk.com Chinese

$VLD

China Ocean

Einstein Bros. Bagels

$$ V L D

$ VV B L D

738 W. 22nd St. 757-626-3636 chinaoceannorfolk.com Chinese

Chipotle

1501 Colley Ave. 757-314-1113 chipotle.com Mexican

4427 Hampton Bvld. 757-683-7012 einsteinbros.com Bagels/ Café

Elliot’s Fairgrounds Coffee

$VLD

806 Baldwin Ave. 757-640-2899 fairgroundscoffee.com Coffeehouse/ Café

Cook Out

Fellini’s

$ VV B L D

$$ V L D

1818 Monticello Ave. 757-962-3781 eatcookout.com Burgers & Shakes

Bardo Edibles & Elixirs

Cogan’s North

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

$$ VV L D

$LD

430 W. 21st St. 757-622-7362 bardoeats.com Pacific Rim Tapas

$$ VV L D

$LD

3910 Colley Ave. 757-625-3000 fellinisva.com Italian

$$ V L D

4311 Colley Ave 757-627-6428 coganspizza.com Pizza

201 W. 21st St. #10 757-314-1171 fiveguys.com Burgers & Fries

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DINING KEY $/$$/$$$ V VV GF

French Bakery & Delicatessen 4108 Granby St. 757-625-4936 Deli/ Sandwiches

$$ V L D

Get Fresh Café

Five Points Farmers Market 2500 Church St. 757-962-4677 5ptsfarmmarket.org

$ VV L D

Handsome Biscuit 2511 Colonial Ave. handsomebiscuit.com Biscuit Sandwiches

$VBL

114 E. 21st St. 757-625-2866 ihop.com Pancake House

$$ V B L D

Insomnia Cookies

4314 Monarch Way 877-632-6654 insomniacookies.com Cookie Pick Up & Delivery until 3:00 am

$BLD

Island Krave Caribbean Bistro

222 W. 21st St. #J 757-627-1725 islandkrave.com Caribbean Smokehouse

$$ VV L D

Jessy’s Taco Bistro 328 W. 20th St. 757-216-9922 328tequila.com Mexican

$$ V L D

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 222 W. 21st St. #A 757-227-5952 jimmyjohns.com Subs/ Sandwiches

$ GF V L D

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 4120 Monarch Way #A 757-333-4636 jimmyjohns.com Subs / Sandwiches

$ GF V L D

Katana Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi 520 W. 21st St. 757-640-8898 katananorfolk.com Japanese Steakhouse/ Sushi 38

1408 Colley Ave. 757-623-3216 kellystavern.com American

$$ V L D

Kin’s Wok Chinese

222 W. 21st St. 757-623-2933 kinswokghentnorfolk.com Chinese

$VLD

Kotobuki Japanese 721 W. 21st St. 757-628-1025 kotobukisushibar.com Japanese

$$ V L D

IHOP

$$ V L D

Kelly’s Tavern

La Herradura

4220 Monarch Way 757-423-1605 laherraduramexicanfood.com Mexican

$VLD

LeGrand Kitchen 4515 Colley Ave. legrandkitchen.com American Southern

$$ D

Lemongrass Grille 725 W. 21st St. 75-416-6819 lemongrassgrille.com Asian Fusion

$$ VV L D

Little Dog Diner 1917 Colley Ave. 757-333-4137 littledogdiner.com Diner

$BL

Luna Maya

2010 Colley Ave. 757-622-6986 lunamayarestaurant.com South American

$$ L D

Mack’s Barge

4300 Colley Ave. 757-578-2103 macksbarge.com Seafood

$$$ V L D

Manny’s Burger

2912 Layfayette Blvd. 757-855-7246 Burgers

$LD

Mermaid Winery

330 W. 22nd St. #106 757-233-4155 mermaidwinery.com *See ad on page 18 Winery

O’Connor Brewing Company

$$ VV L D

211 W. 24th St. 757-623-2337 oconnorbrewing.com *See ad on page 18 Brewery

Mi Hogar

O’s Donuts

4201 Granby St. 757-640-7705 mihogarrestaurant.com Mexican

$$ V L D

MJ’s Tavern

4019 Granby St. 757-648-8942 mjtavern.com American

$$ D

222 W. 21st St. 757-961-1300 osdonuts.com Donuts/ Breakfast/ Kosher

$BL

Orapax Inn

1300 Redgate Ave. 757-627-8041 theorapax.com Greek/ Mediterranean

$$ V L D

$$ L D

Moe’s Southwest Grill

1200 W. 49th St. 757-683-5089 pandaexpress.com Chinese

520 W. 21st St. 757-624-6637 moes.com Mexican

$LD

Mojo Bones

4502 Monarch Way 757-961-5465 mojobones.com Barbeque

$$ L D

Monarch Recovery Sports Grille at Springhill Suites 4500 Hampton Blvd. 757-423-4100 marriott.com Sports Bar

$$ L D

Mr. Shawarma

727 W. 21st St. 757-962-9966 Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern

$$ L D

Nazef Char-Grill & Hookah Bar

2001 Colley Ave. #A 757-622-4500 Middle Eastern/ Hookah Bar

$$ D

No Frill Bar and Grill 806 Spotswood Ave. 757-627-4262 nofrillgrill.com American

$$ L D

1902 Colley Ave. 757-321-8486 pimentobistro.com Caribbean

$D

Plaza Del Sol

2200 Colonial Ave. 757-962-5836 mexicoinghent.com Mexican

$LD

Pow Global Sandwich Syndicate 4117 Granby St. 757-493-3677 powglobalgrub.com Subs/ Sandwich

$$ VV L D

$LD

$$ L D

Panera Bread

739 W. 21st St. 757-623-9669 panerabread.com Bakery/ Café

$$ VV B L D

626 W. Olney Rd. 757-282-6234 press626.com Café / Wine Bar

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

4100 Monarch Way #F 757-683-4821 raisingcanes.com Chicken Fingers

Pasha Mezze

$LD

$$ VV L D

742 W. 21st St. 757-625-4634 rajputonline.com Indian

340 W. 22nd St. 757-627-1318 pashamezze.com Turkish/ Coffeehouse

Rajput Indian Cuisine

Peck & Pour

$$ VV L D

$$ L D

1421 Colley Ave. 757-625-0259 reddognorfolk.com American/ Sports Bar

1310 Colley Ave. 757-395-4176 pecknpour.com Wings & Beer

Red Dog Saloon

Pelon’s Baja Grill

$$ D

$$ VV L D

8305 Hampton Blvd. 757-440-2980 rubytuesday.com American

738 W. 22nd St. #15 757-961-4673 pelonsbajagrill.com Mexi/ Cali

Ruby Tuesday

Pendulum Fine Meats

$$ VV L D

Shiptown

4314 Colley Ave. Seafood

$$ V D

Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar 1619 Colley Ave. 757-383-6400 ilovetheskinnydip.com Frozen Yogurt

$LD

Small’s Smokehouse & Oyster Bar 2700 Hampton Blvd. 757-626-3440 smallsodu.com Smokehouse/ Oyster Bar

$$ V L D

Smartmouth Brewing Company 1309 Raleigh Ave. 757-624-3939 smartmouthbrewing.com Brewery

$$ D

Soya Sushi

201 W. 21st St. 757-963-7550 Japanese/ Sushi Bar

$$ VV L D

Starbucks

520 W. 21st St. 757-622-3018 starbucks.com Coffeehouse/ Café

$BLD

Starbucks

1318 Colley Ave. 757-640-8513 starbucks.com Coffeehouse/ Café

$BLD

Starving Artist Cafe

4408 Colley Ave. 757-305-9290 starvingartistnorfolk.com Cafe

$ VV B L D

Strawberry Fields Smoothies & Gelato

1510 Colley Ave. 757-305-9290 strawberryfieldsgelato.com Gelato/ Smoothies/ Juice

820 Shirley Ave. 757-962-6990 pendulummeats.com Butcher/ Farm to Table Market

Sakura Sushi Bar

Perfectly Frank

Sam’s Texas Sub Shop

Streats Restaurant and Bar

$BLD

$VLD

$$ VV D

$$ VV L D

4408 Monarch Way 757-440-1020 perfectly-frank.com Hot Dogs/ Burgers

Noodles & Company

$$ D

$ VV L D

$ VV L D

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Pimento

Press 626 Café & Wine Bar

Mazzika Mediterranean

1520 Colley Ave. 757-622-1200 noodles.com Noodle Bar

B Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner * Advertiser

Panda Express

Pho 79

4800 Colley Ave. 757-489-0028 Mediterranean/ Hookah Bar

Pricing Vegetarian Vegan/Vegetarian Gluten Free

723 W. 21st St. 757-333-4266 eatpho79.com Vietnamese

4300 Monarch Way 757-489-0158 sakuranorfolk.com Japanese/ Sushi Bar

$$ L D

4311 Colley Ave. 757-333-4908 samstexassubshop.com Subs/ Sandwiches

$VBL

915 W. 21st St. 757-233-8933 streatsnorfolk.com International Street Food

Sandwich Box

Subway

$VL

$VBLD

907 Colley Ave. 757-961-1000 sandwichboxghent.com Subs/ Sandwiches

1901 Colley Ave. 757-622-6200 subway.com Subs/ Salads


Subway

4140 Granby St. 757-627-5505 subway.com Subs/ Salads

$VBLD

Supper Southern Morsels 319 W. 21st St. 757-383-6800 suppereats.com Southern

$$ VV L D

Taj

4136 Granby St. 757-622-2001 Indian

$$ V L D

Tap House Grill

931 W. 21st St. 757-627-9172 Tap House/ American

$$ VV D

Taste

6464 Hampton Blvd. 757-623-7770 tasteunlimited.com Gourmet Market & Café

$ VV L D

The Birch

1231 W. Olney Rd 757-962-5400 thebirchbar.com Craft Beer

$$ V D

The Coffee Tree 2819 Colonial Ave. 757-275-7565 Café

$VBL

The Dirty Buffalo

4012 Colley Ave. 757-226-7851 thedirtybuffalo.com Buffalo Wings/ Late Night Menu

$LD

The Green Onion

1603 Colley Ave. 757-963-1200 American Bistro & Wine Bar

$$ V L D

The Pita Pit

1501 Colley Ave. 757-446-8575 pitapitusa.com Pita Sandwiches

$ VV B L D

Toast

2406 Colonial Ave. toastplace.com Foods Served On Toast

$ VV L D

Torch Bistro

601 Orapax St. 757-416-6848 thetorchbistro.com American

$$ V B L D

Tortilla West 508 Orapax St. 757-440-3777 Mexican

$$ V D

Tropical Smoothie Café Ghent 742 W. 21st St. 757-622-2002 tropicalsmoothie.com Smoothies/ Sandwiches

$VBLD

Tropical Smoothie Café ODU 4316 Monarch Way 757-440-7580 tropicalsmoothie.com Smoothies/ Sandwiches

$VBLD

Urban Bite

400 Gresham Dr. 757-622-0213 American/ Sandwiches

$BL

339 W. 21st St. 757-683-2688 volcanosushinorfolkva.com Japanese/ Sushi Bar

$$ L D

World Pizza

4027 Bowdens Ferry Rd. 757-489-0800 norfolkworldpizza.com pizza

$$ V L D

Applebee’s Grill & Bar

China Wok

5750 Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-461-6766 applebees.com American

$$ L D

8101 Shore Dr. 757-965-4667 captaingroovys.com Grill & Raw Bar

$$ L D

Cici’s Pizza

Azalea Inn & Time Out Sports Bar

$LD

2344 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-587-4649 azaleainnrestaurant.com Italian/ Greek/ Burgers

Cilantro Bangladeshi Bistro

Calz Pizza

$$ VV L D

$$ L D

3678 Sewells Pt. Rd. 757-857-0909 calzpizza.com Pizza/ Subs/ Wings

Captains Galley at Vinings

$LD

Fountainside Café at Holiday Inn

1774 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-583-4400 dominos.com Pizza/ Pasta/ Subs

1570 N. Military Hwy. 757-213-2231 holidayinn.com American

$LVD

$$ B L D

Franco’s By The Bay

1522 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-587-6016 elaztecamr.net/ Mexican

169 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-531-8100 Italian/ Pizza

$LD

$$ L D

El Rodeo

Franco’s Italian Restaurant

5834 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-466-9077 Mexican

6200 N. Military Hwy. #A 757-853-0177 Italian

$LD

$$ L D

Firehouse Subs

Golden China

124 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-962-1401 firehousesubs.com Subs

1105 N. Military Hwy. 757-893-9221 eatcookout.com Burgers & Shakes

9645 1st View St. 757-583-6008 goldenchinava.com Japanese/ Chinese

$ VV L D

$LD

$LD

Landing Marina 8166 Shore Dr. 757-333-6443 captainsgalleynorfolk.com Subs/ Sandwiches/ Burgers

$$ B L D

1011 Kempsville Rd. 757-962-1004 Bangladeshi

Cook Out

$LD

$LVD

2901 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-233-2532 flamenfry.com Chicken & Seafood

El Azteca

5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-461-7022 cicispizza.com AYCE Pizza Buffet

$$ L D

Flame N’ Fry

Domino’s

5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-461-1883 chinawoknorfolk.com Chinese

9575 Shore Dr. 757-228-5857 gatorssportsbar.com Sports Bar

Domino’s

195 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-480-8100 dominos.com Pizza/ Pasta/ Subs

$LD

AJ Gator’s

Cutty Sark Marina

Firehouse Subs

Golden Corral

$LD

$$ B L D

5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-455-5201 firehousesubs.com Subs

4704 Pretty Lake Ave. 757-362-2942 Seafood

$$ B L D

6103 N. Military Hwy. 757-216-9577 goldencorral.com AYCE Buffet

A TASTE OF HISTORY

Doumar's

1517 Colley Ave. 757-624-9111 ynotitalian.com Italian/ Pizza/ Gelato/ Bakery

$$ L D

Where the Ice Cream Cone was Invented.

since 1904

Diner and Curb Service

Y Not Italian

Best BBQ Best Sandwich Best Ice Cream

Yorgo’s Bageldashery

2123 Colonial Ave. 757-623-6609 yorgosbageldashery.com Bagels/ Breakfast/ Sandwiches

$ VV B L

Yummy Wok

$$ L D

$VLD

811 Brandon Ave. 757-628-6868 yummywoknorfolk.com Chinese

The Ten Top

Zero’s

$ VV L D

$LD

748 Shirley Ave. 757-622-5422 thetentop.com American

Captain Groovy’s Raw Bar

Volcano Sushi

The Public House 1112 Colley Ave. 757-227-9064 publichouseeats.com Gastropub

MILITARY HWY, AIRPORT, OCEAN VIEW & EAST BEACH

4310 Monarch Way 757-489-2095 zerossubs.com Subs/ Pizza/ Wings

As Seen On

In Loving memory of Mr. Doumar 1922-2014

1919 MONTICELLO AVE. • NORFOLK, VA 757.627.4163 WWW.DOUMARS.COM VISITNORFOLKTODAY.COM

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DINING KEY $/$$/$$$ V VV GF

Greater Grinders

1515 Azalea Garden Rd. 757-855-6370

greatergrinderssubmarines.com

Subs

$LD

Greenies Bar & Grill 196 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-480-1210 greeniesoceanview.com Bar & Grill

$$ L D

Guads at Granby 7515 Granby St. 757-962-3700 Mexican

$$ V L D

Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet

5957 Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-962-1088 hibachiandbuffet.com AYCE Japanese/ Chinese Buffet

LeiAuntes Sweet Lounge

5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-965-2833 leiauntes.com European Desserts/ Late Night Café

$$ D

Logan’s Roadhouse 1020 N. Military Hwy. 757-461-6869 logansroadhouse.com Steakhouse

$$ L D

$LD

1295 N. Military Hwy. 757-455-2880 ihop.com Pancake House

$$ V B L D

Jessy’s Tienda Y Taqueria

3201 E. Ocean View Ave. 757-531-0033 Mexican

$$ VV B L D

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 1153 N. Military Hwy. 757-962-9301 jimmyjohns.com Subs/ Sandwiches

$ GF V L D

Jose Tequila’s Mexican Grill & Cantina 1108 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-588-8014 Mexican

$$ L D

Kin’s Wok II

7645 Granby St. 757-423-2828 kinswokii.com Chinese

$$ L D 40

Sai Gai Japanese Steak

Subway

House & Sushi Bar 7521 Granby St. 757-423-1000 Japanese Steakhouse/ Sushi

Mac’s Place On The Bay

$$ L D

$$ L D

4110 E. Ocean View Ave. 757-470-5500 Seafood/ Sports Bar

5802 Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-305-9555 soulfoodvb.com Soul Food

$LD

Max & Erma’s

Doubletree Hotel 1500 N. Military Hwy. 757-282-2004 maxandermas.com American

Moe’s Southwest Grill 7550 Granby St. 757-309-4294 moes.com Mexican

$LD

Mojo Bones

9659 1st View St. 757-480-6656 mojobones.com Barbeque

$$ L D

Mona Lisa Pizza

East Beach Shops 9583 Shore Dr. 757-362-0200 monalisaspizzaov.com Pizza

$$ L D

My Mama’s Kitchen 7943 Shore Dr. 757-233-0433 Barbeque/ Southern

$LD

Naa’s Bakery

3527 Tidewater Dr. 757-623-3858 naasbakerynorfolkva.com Bakery

$BLD

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5920 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-455-5875 olivegarden.com Italian

Panera Bread

1140 N. Military Hwy. 757-466-1881 panerabread.com Bakery/ Café

$$ VV B L D

Paradise Pizzeria

6144 Chesapeake Blvd. 757-855-0100 paradisepizzeria.com Pizza/ Italian/ Subs

$BLD

Qdoba Mexican Grill

1140 N Military Hwy. #812 757-455-8280 qdoba.com Mexican

$LD

Razzo

3248 E. Ocean View Ave. 757-962-3630 razzo-norfolk.com Italian

$$ D

Regino’s Italian Restaurant

3816 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-588-4300 reginosrestaurantofnorfolk.com Pizza/ Italian

$$ L D

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant 155 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-480-9391 Chinese

$$ L D

Ruby Tuesday

7725 Tidewater Dr. 757-480-3283 rubytuesday.com American

$$ V L D

Subway

$$ V L D

Olive Garden

$$ B L D

IHOP

414 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-583-6000 oceanviewfishingpier.com Seafood

B Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner * Advertiser

East Beach 4017 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-480-0128 subway.com Subs/ Salads

Sal’s Famous New York Pizza

Martin’s Soul Food

5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-228-3599 Gourmet Hot Dog Café

Ocean View Fishing Pier Restaurant

1201 N. Military Hwy. 757-461-5116 rubytuesday.com American

450 N. Military Hwy. 757-466-0124 lonestarsteakhouse.com Steakhouse

Hooters

Hot Dog Café

$$ L D

Ruby Tuesday

$$ L D

$$ L D

$$ L D

888 N. Military Hwy. 757-455-8080 nawabonline.com *See ad on page 45 Indian

$$ B L D

Lone Star Steakhouse

$$ L D

1160 N. Military Hwy. 757-466-1598 hootershamptonroads.com *See ad on page A4 Wings/ Sports Bar

Nawab Indian Cuisine

Pricing Vegetarian Vegan/Vegetarian Gluten Free

1207 N. Military Hwy. 757-455-3663 salsfamousnypizza.com Pizza/ Italian/ Subs/ Wings

$LD

Sandfiddler Café 9561 Shore Dr. 757-227-3484 sandfiddlercafe.com American

$LD

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine 5601 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-233-8220 sawasdeeva.com Thai

$$ V L D

Schlotzsky’s Deli 700 N. Military Hwy. 757-455-2867 schlotzskys.com Sandwiches/ Pizza

$VLD

Shipwreck Sally’s

$VBLD

Ocean View 135 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-583-1989 subway.com Subs/ Salads

$VBLD

Subway

Wards Corner 7550 Granby St. 757-222-2261 subway.com Subs/ Salads

$VBLD

Subway

7870 Tidewater Dr. 757-587-7826 subway.com Subs/ Salads

$VBLD

Sunset Grill

Willoughby Harbor Marina 1525 Bayville St. 757-588-1255 sunsetgrillnorfolk.com Seafood

$$ D

Surf Rider West

723 Newtown Rd. 757-461-6488 surfriderrestaurant.com Seafood

$$ L D

1006 E. Ocean View Ave. 757-480-3670 American/ Seafood

Sushi King

Starbucks

$$ VV L D

$VLD

East Beach 4231 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-377-4611 starbucks.com Coffeehouse/ Café

$BLD

Starbucks

Wards Corner 7550 Granby St. 757-480-3893 starbucks.com Coffeehouse/ Café

$BLD

Starbucks

1119 N. Military Hwy. 757-455-6504 starbucks.com Coffeehouse/ Café

$BLD

4249 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-588-8866 sushikingusa.com Japanese/ Sushi AYCE

Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet

7525 Tidewater Dr. 757-588-0588 Chinese/ Japanese AYCE

$LD

The Banque

1849 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-480-3600 thebanque.com Country Western Club

$$ L D

The Pancake House 7633 Granby St. 757-489-1060 Pancake House

$LD

The Thirsty Camel

394 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-587-1420 thirstycamelnorfolk.com Bar/ Seafood

$$ B L D

Tropical Smoothie Café 7862 Tidewater Dr. 757-531-4950 tropicalsmoothie.com Smoothies/ Sandwiches

$VBLD

Tropical Smoothie Café East Beach 3841 E. Little Creek Rd. 757-965-5237 tropicalsmoothie.com Smoothies/ Sandwiches

$VBLD

Tropical Smoothie Café 1153 N. Military Hwy. 757-455-5694 tropicalsmoothie.com Smoothies/ Sandwiches

$VBLD

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-466-0923 unos.com Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

$$ GF L D

Uptown Buffet

1050 N. Military Hwy. 757-893-9293 uptownbuffet.com AYCE Asian/ American Buffet

$$ L D

Willoughby by The Bay Seafood Restaurant 1534 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-480-0226 Seafood

$LD

Wings N Things

1140 N. Military Hwy. #812 757-461-0003 wingsnthingsva.com Buffalo Wings/ Shrimp

$$ L D

Zero’s

6161 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-466-9531 zerossubs.com Subs/ Pizza/ Wings

$LD

Zero’s

8596 Chesapeake Blvd. 757-587-6641 zerossubs.com Subs/ Pizza/ Wings

$LD


VISITOR RESOURCES CURRENCY EXCHANGE

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

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Ambulance & Rescue, Fire, Police 911 Coast Guard (Search & Rescue) 757-484-8192 Fire Department non-emergency 757-441-5610 Physicians Referral Service 800-736-8272 Police/Sheriff non-emergency 757-441-5610 State Police (dial #77 on a mobile phone) 757-424-6800 Norfolk TOURIST INFORMATION Center 232 East Main St, Norfolk, VA 800-368-3097 • visitnorfolktoday.com

LANGUAGE BANK Language Bank (American Red Cross) 757-225-4060

NEWSPAPER

The Virginian-Pilot 757-446-9000

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Norfolk International Airport 757-857-3351 American 800-433-7300 Delta 800-221-1212 Southwest 800-435-9792 United Airlines 800-241-6522 USAirways 800-428-4322

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Airport Connection 757-963-0433

AUTO RENTAL

Alamo 800-462-5266 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

CHARTER BOATS Carrie B Showboat 757-393-4735

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Carey Limousine & Car Service 757-963-0433 James River Transportation 757-963-0433 Orange Peel Transportation 757-463-7500

BUSES

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

TRAIN INFORMATION

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

TAXICAB SERVICE Andy’s Cab 757-461-8880 Black and White 757-855-4444 Norfolk Checker Taxi 757-855-3333 Green & White 757-855-6611 Yellow Cab of Norfolk 757-857-8888

PASSENGER FERRY Elizabeth River Ferry 757-222-6100

USO OFFICE USO of Hampton Roads 757-233-0567

SPORTS & RECREATION BASEBALL

BOAT RAMPS-PUBLIC

Norfolk Tides 757-622-2222

Cobb’s Marina Inc. 4524 Dunning Rd. 757-588-5401

BOXING Norfolk Boxing Center at Harbor Park 757-823-1180

NORFOLK CHARTER FISHING BOATS

COLLEGE ATHLETICS

Vinings Landing Marine Center 8166 Shore Dr. 757-587-8000

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

BEACHES-PUBLIC Community Beach 700 E. Ocean View Ave. Ocean View Beach Park 100 W. Ocean View Ave. Sarah Constant Shrine Beach 300 W. Ocean View Ave. Administration Office 757-441-2149 Northside Pool 757-441-1760

Willoughby Harbor Marina 1525 Bayville St. 757-583-4150

CHARTER BOATS American Rover 757-627-SAIL (7245) Carrie B Showboat 954-609-4735 Harrison Charters 757-587-9630 Mariner IV Custom Charters 757-627-2117

FISHING LICENSES Virginia Marine Resources Commission 757-247-2200

NORFOLK TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER

The VisitNorfolk Tourist Information Center is conveniently located in downtown Norfolk. We are open Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5pm and 11am – 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend hours may be extended to accommodate festivals and other events. The Information Center is ready to assist you with your travel needs, including directions or other Norfolk related information; either in person or via LiveChat, our online assistance program. The Information Center also has a wide variety of printed brochures and resources available.   Located inside the Information Center is the “Mermaid Market” which sells local and unique mermaid gifts as well as HRT Go-Passes and VDOT E-ZPass transponders. You may also visit visitnorfolktoday.com for easy, online ordering!   VisitNorfolk also has a Mobile Visitor Center. Throughout the year, VisitNorfolk will utilize the Mobile Visitor Center at festivals, attractions and local & regional events to distribute materials, maps & information. Check out our official Facebook page at facebook. com/VisitNorfolkVA to find out where our Mobile Visitor Center will be every weekend or visit our website to book the Mobile Visitor Center for your event or festival. 232 East Main St. Norfolk, VA • 1-800-368-3097 visitnorfolktoday.com

Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries 804-367-1000 Licenses may also be obtained at Kmart or Walmart.

FISHING

Pelicans’ Nest Marina 4401 Pretty Lake Ave. 757-362-2541 Rebel Marina, 1553 Bayville St. 757-588-6022

Willoughby Harbor Marina, 1525 Bayville St. 757-583-4150 Ocean View Fishing Pier, 400 W. Ocean View Ave. 757-583-6000

SailTime Sailing Center at Willoughby Harbor Marina,1525 Bayville St. 757-480-7245

BOATING

Waterside Marina, 333 Waterside Dr. 757-625-3625

Bay Point Marina, 9500 30th Bay St. 757-362-3600 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 9500 30th Bay St. 757-406-0943 Little Creek Marina, 4801 Pretty Lake Ave. 757-362-3600

Vinings Landing Marine Center 8166 Shore Dr. 757-587-8000

Willoughby Harbor Marina 1525 Bayville St. 757-583-4150

ICE HOCKEY Norfolk Admirals 757-640-1212 Tickets: 800-745-3000

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES Lamberts Point Golf Course 757-489-1677 Ocean View Golf Course 757-480-2094 VISITNORFOLKTODAY.COM

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Elizabeth River Ferry 757-222-6100 | gohrt.com/services/ferry

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Fort Norfolk norfolkhistorical.org/ftnorfolk

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Generic Theater 757-441-2160 | generictheater.org

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum 757-322-2987 | hrnm.navy.mil Hermitage Museum and Gardens 757-423-2052 | thehermitagemuseum.org

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Hunter House Victorian Museum 757-623-9814 | hunterhousemuseum.org

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The MacArthur Memorial 757-441-2965 | macarthurmemorial.org Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument

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Monticello Arcade monticelloarcade.com

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Moses Myers House 757-664-6200 | chrysler.org/about-the-museum/ historic-houses

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Nauticus, Decker Half Moone Center & Battleship Wisconsin 757-664-1000 | 1-800-664-1080 nauticus.org | halfmoone.org

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Plum Point ParkSCH Slover Library 757-644-7323 | sloverlibrary.com

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 757-627-4353 | stpaulsnorfolk.org

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Spirit of Norfolk 866-304-2469 | spiritofnorfolk.com

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Chrysler Hall 757-664-6464 | sevenvenues.com

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Virginia Stage Company 757-627-1234 | vastage.com

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Town Point Park 757-441-2345 | festevents.org

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Harrison Opera House 757-664-6464 | sevenvenues.com

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra 757-892-6366 | virginiasymphony.org

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises 757-627-7406 | navalbasecruises.com

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The Hurrah Players & The Perry Family Theatre 757-627-5437 | hurrahplayers.com

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Wells Theatre 757-664-6464 | sevenvenues.com

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Virginia Zoo 757-441-2374 | virginiazoo.org

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center 757-823-2063 | nsu.edu/wilder

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West Point Monument, Elmwood Cemetery 757-777-8192 | norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org/west-point-cemetery

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Robin Hixon Theater 757-282-2800

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The NorVa 757-627-4547 | thenorva.com

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The Little Theatre of Norfolk 757-627-8551 | ltnonline.org

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Tidewater Community College / Roper Performing Arts Center 757-822-1450 | tcc.edu/roper

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Attucks Theatre 757-664-6464 | sevenvenues.com

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The Gallery at Military Circle 757-461-0777

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Ghent Shopping & Antiques ghentnorfolk.org

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MacArthur Center 757-627-6000 | shopmacarthur.com

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Eastern Virginia Medical School 757-446-5600 | evms.edu

Lambert’s Point Golf Club 757-489-1677 | norfolkgolf.net

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Norfolk State University 757-823-8600 | nsu.edu

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Norfolk Scope / Norfolk Admirals 757-664-6464 | 757-640-1212 sevenvenues.com | norfolkadmirals.com

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Old Dominion University 757-683-3000 | odu.edu

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Ocean View Golf Course 757-480-2094 | norfolkgolf.net

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MILITARY HIGHWAY / AIRPORT (continued)

Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown 520 Plume Street 23510, 757-963-6000, 800-894-7956 F. 757-963-6001 marriott.com R L S I A B M

Motel 6 853 N. Military Highway 23502, 757-461-2380 motel6.com P E O

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Quality Suites at Lake Wright Norfolk Airport 6280 Northampton Boulevard 23502, 757-461-6251, 800-228-5157 F. 757-461-5925 qualityinn.com P R L S I O A B M

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Days Inn Norfolk Airport 1450 N. Military Highway 23502, 757-466-7474, 800-272-6232 F. 757-466-0117 daysinn.com P O A

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Ramada Limited Norfolk 515 N. Military Highway 23502, 757-461-1880, 800-272-6232 F. 757-461-4216 ramada.com L O

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Residence Inn Marriott 1590 N. Military Highway 23502, 757-333-3000, 888-236-2427 F. 757-333-3001 marriott.com P S I A B M

130

Intown Suites 5649 Lowery Road 23502, 757-213-5454, 866-367-2766 F. 757-213-5456 intownsuites.com

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Sleep Inn at Lake Wright 6280 Northampton Boulevard 23502, 757-461-1133, 800/228-5157 F. 757-461-5925 sleepinn.com P R L I O A B M

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Springhill Suites by Marriott 6350 Newtown Road 23502, 757-333-3100, 888-287-9400 F. 757-333-3101 marriott.com L S I A B M

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Freemason Inn Bed & Breakfast 411 W. York St. 23510, 757-963-7000 freemasoninn.com S

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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown 700 Monticello Avenue 23510, 757-627-5555 F. 757-533-9651 wyndham.com P R L S O B M

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott 235 E. Main Street 23510, 757-627-4200, 800-874-0264 F. 757-628-6466 marriott.com R L S I A B M

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Page House Inn, Bed & Breakfast 323 Fairfax Avenue 23507, 757-625-5033, 800-599-7659 F. 757-623-9451 pagehouseinn.com P L S A

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside 777 Waterside Drive 23510, 757-622-6664, 800-325-3535 F. 757-625-8271 sheratonnorfolkwaterside.com P R L S O A B M

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Candlewood Suites Norfolk Airport 5600 Lowery Road 23502, 757-605-4001, 888-299-2208 F. 757-605-4002 candlewoodsuites.com P S A B M

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Days Inn Norfolk Military Circle 5701 Chambers Street 23502, 757-461-0100, 800-329-7466 F. 757-461-5883 daysinn.com L O A B

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Econo Lodge Airport 3343 N. Military Highway 23518, 757-855-3116, 800-424-6423 F. 757-857-6413 econolodge.com P A

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Econo Lodge Military Circle 865 N. Military Highway 23502, 757-461-4865, 800-424-4777 econolodge.com P S E A

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Hampton Inn & Suites Norfolk Airport 1511 USAA Drive 23502, 757-605-9999, 800-426-7866 F. 757-605-5999 hamptoninn.com R L S P A B M

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Doubletree by Hilton Norfolk Airport 1500 N. Military Highway 23502, 757-466-8000, 800-422-7474 F. 757-466-8802 norfolkairporthilton.com P R L S I O A B M

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Norfolk Airport 1157 N. Military Highway 23502, 757-455-5055 F. 757-455-3655 hiexpress.com S I A B M

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Holiday Inn Norfolk Airport 1570 N. Military Highway 23502, 757-213-2231, 800-465-4329 F. 757-213-2232 holidayinn.com L S I A B M

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La Quinta Inn & Suites 1387 N. Military Highway 23502, 757-466-7001 F. 757-466-7004 lq.com P S I A B M

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1850 E. Little Creek Road 23518, 757-588-8888 americasbestvalueinn.com P L O

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Hampton Inn Naval Station Norfolk 8501 Hampton Boulevard 23505, 757-489-1000, 800-426-7866 F. 757-489-4509 norfolknavalbase.hamptoninn.com K I A B

Ocean View Inn 1020 E. Ocean View Avenue 23503, 757-583-9240, 888-354-0409 P O

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Quality Inn 8051 Hampton Boulevard 23505, 757-451-0000 qualityinn.com A I

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Econo Lodge 7969 Shore Drive 23518, 757-588-3600, 800-654-6200 econolodge.com

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Springhill Suites Marriott ODU Village 4500 Hampton Boulevard, 757-423-4100, 888-287-9400 marriott.com R L S I A B M

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Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites 1330 E. Ocean View Avenue 23503, 757-583-2621, 800-525-5156 F. 757-587-7540 bestwestern.com L O A B

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For an exciting mix of dining, entertainment and live music, the new Waterside District, opening April 2017, is where the city comes together on Norfolk’s world-class waterfront. Find the best of national, regional and local restaurants, nightlife and fun for all ages. Day and night, all year long, there’s something for everyone right on the water.

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This is get-in-and-get-out destination. hotel in the heart of not thisavibrant, historic Norfolk district It’s a place where business travelers want to stay and explore awhile. Set in the heart ides the ultimate backdrop for the perfect getaway. of Norfolk’s vibrant historic district, overlooking the picturesque

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with a stunning waterfront view, dinner or a nightcap 235 East Main Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510 Shula’s 347, Spacious steps away fromrooms manywith entertainment guest WiFi access. A 24-hour business center. 757-627-4200 d you have a weekend adventure to be excited about. TVs. Three NorfolkWatersideMarriott.com Indoor pool and fitness area with personal unique on-site

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Norfolk, Virginia 23510 757-627-4200 NorfolkMarriott.com

Explore shopping, dining and culture by day, then unwind in your guest room and experience the ultimate in luxury combined with southern charm.


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