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Some of Kristin and Aaron's Favorite Places to Visit

Kristin And Aaron
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Kristin And Aaron

Some of Kristin and Aaron's Favorite Places to Visit

Food Scene
Norfolk has amazing food options, and they are almost all within walking distance of our Sanctuary!
Chartreuse Bistro is a "foodie's" dream! We love to sit at the bar and watch the chef make magic! Everything is ALWAYS delicious, however, the portions are smaller. Chartreuse Bistro is a husband & wife owned and operated organic farm to table bistro located in the historic district in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Ideas & inspiration include time spent in Europe, made from scratch & nose to tail cuisine, biodynamic agriculture, recycling, vinegar, organic farming & backyard gardens, prix fix menus, old World wine, fine dining service, modern & contemporary design along with family & friends. Chartreuse Bistro offers a daily changing menu every day for lunch & dinner.
Chartreuse Bistro
205 East City Hall Avenue
Chartreuse Bistro is a "foodie's" dream! We love to sit at the bar and watch the chef make magic! Everything is ALWAYS delicious, however, the portions are smaller. Chartreuse Bistro is a husband & wife owned and operated organic farm to table bistro located in the historic district in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Ideas & inspiration include time spent in Europe, made from scratch & nose to tail cuisine, biodynamic agriculture, recycling, vinegar, organic farming & backyard gardens, prix fix menus, old World wine, fine dining service, modern & contemporary design along with family & friends. Chartreuse Bistro offers a daily changing menu every day for lunch & dinner.
This is a great spot to grab pastries, bread or pizza in between brewery stops in Chelsea. There are a handful of breweries, a distillery, and other fun drinking spots in this area! Established in May of 2014 the Bakehouse at Chelsea was opened with the sole purpose of providing our customers with high quality, fresh, organic baked goods every day of the week.
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The Bakehouse at Chelsea
1233 W Olney Rd
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This is a great spot to grab pastries, bread or pizza in between brewery stops in Chelsea. There are a handful of breweries, a distillery, and other fun drinking spots in this area! Established in May of 2014 the Bakehouse at Chelsea was opened with the sole purpose of providing our customers with high quality, fresh, organic baked goods every day of the week.
Best Sunday brunch in the area! Excellent value and buffet, with an omelet station, fresh seafood bar, and much more. At Grain, we're elevating the beer garden concept, all the way to the roof of the Hilton Norfolk The Main to be exact. With one of the best selections of craft beer in Norfolk, this rooftop lounge brings the indoors out and the outdoors in with an open-air patio and fire pit set against spectacular views of the Elizabeth River. Play a game of lawn chess in the patio's backyard garden vibe or rack-up a game in the upscale billiards room, Grain is your destination to relax and unwind.
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Grain
100 Granby St
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Best Sunday brunch in the area! Excellent value and buffet, with an omelet station, fresh seafood bar, and much more. At Grain, we're elevating the beer garden concept, all the way to the roof of the Hilton Norfolk The Main to be exact. With one of the best selections of craft beer in Norfolk, this rooftop lounge brings the indoors out and the outdoors in with an open-air patio and fire pit set against spectacular views of the Elizabeth River. Play a game of lawn chess in the patio's backyard garden vibe or rack-up a game in the upscale billiards room, Grain is your destination to relax and unwind.
Welcome to the Torch Bistro! Whether it is a quick lunch, casual dinner, or a relaxing evening by our firepit, we offer you a great dining experience at moderate prices. Located in the Chelsea District of Norfolk, we have some of the best food, beer, wine, and frozen drinks in town. We provide a fun, low-key atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dining. We offer several cornhole boards so that you can enjoy your favorite beverage and play a sporting game of cornhole with friends and family. The Torch Bistro is a great place for everyone, including your four-legged friends. If you are looking for the best spot to hang out and relax, the Torch Bistro is the place to be.
Torch Bistro
601 Orapax Street
Welcome to the Torch Bistro! Whether it is a quick lunch, casual dinner, or a relaxing evening by our firepit, we offer you a great dining experience at moderate prices. Located in the Chelsea District of Norfolk, we have some of the best food, beer, wine, and frozen drinks in town. We provide a fun, low-key atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dining. We offer several cornhole boards so that you can enjoy your favorite beverage and play a sporting game of cornhole with friends and family. The Torch Bistro is a great place for everyone, including your four-legged friends. If you are looking for the best spot to hang out and relax, the Torch Bistro is the place to be.
With two locations, you can travel to the heart of Ghent, or downtown. Their baristas do a great job of creating your favorite caffeinated beverage!
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Cafe Stella
1907 Colonial Avenue
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With two locations, you can travel to the heart of Ghent, or downtown. Their baristas do a great job of creating your favorite caffeinated beverage!
There’s no better way to celebrate a special occasion or simply to satisfy a sweet tooth with our delicious desserts. So many flavors and desserts to choose from, we’re sure we have a flavor that will keep you coming back for more. They are just a short walk away. They also recently moved to the Pagoda Garden! The view is fantastic.
Hummingbird Macarons and Desserts
501 Botetourt St
There’s no better way to celebrate a special occasion or simply to satisfy a sweet tooth with our delicious desserts. So many flavors and desserts to choose from, we’re sure we have a flavor that will keep you coming back for more. They are just a short walk away. They also recently moved to the Pagoda Garden! The view is fantastic.
Cure considered several roasters when planning our coffee program. Fortunately for us, a regional roaster happens to be one of the most respected in the country. We exclusively serve Counter Culture Coffee from Durham, North Carolina. Additionally, our baristas are trained through Counter Culture's Counter Intelligence Education Program, resulting in high quality professionally prepared coffee and espresso drinks - every time.
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Cure Coffeehouse
503 Botetourt Street
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Cure considered several roasters when planning our coffee program. Fortunately for us, a regional roaster happens to be one of the most respected in the country. We exclusively serve Counter Culture Coffee from Durham, North Carolina. Additionally, our baristas are trained through Counter Culture's Counter Intelligence Education Program, resulting in high quality professionally prepared coffee and espresso drinks - every time.
Fresh oysters on the happy hour menu. Try the bronzed fresh catch! It is worth the visit! We treat ourselves often! Patrick, behind the bar, is incredible with drink concoctions. Enjoy the region's finest fresh seafood in the sophistication of Saltine. A street-level seafood restaurant in Downtown Norfolk, Saltine offers a chic, airy space for diners to savor seasonal shellfish, seafood, and spirits. Enhancing the locally-sourced menu, the restaurant's black distressed millwork, old-world detailing, and mosaic tile floors blend historical authenticity with a modern elegance that flows from the dining space to the bar. Exposed brick hints of the historic Decker building and large globe lighting offers an ambient vibe.
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Saltine
100 E Main St
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Fresh oysters on the happy hour menu. Try the bronzed fresh catch! It is worth the visit! We treat ourselves often! Patrick, behind the bar, is incredible with drink concoctions. Enjoy the region's finest fresh seafood in the sophistication of Saltine. A street-level seafood restaurant in Downtown Norfolk, Saltine offers a chic, airy space for diners to savor seasonal shellfish, seafood, and spirits. Enhancing the locally-sourced menu, the restaurant's black distressed millwork, old-world detailing, and mosaic tile floors blend historical authenticity with a modern elegance that flows from the dining space to the bar. Exposed brick hints of the historic Decker building and large globe lighting offers an ambient vibe.
This has a small, at home feel! The owners are from Morocco and have a wonderful menu. Sunday brunch is excellent. We are super fans of the atmosphere here! The building is a historic site in Norfolk. The Original Carriage House was built in the early 1840s. Its patrons then were horses. From the first floor, if you look up at the center of the room, you’ll see the large opening where hay used to be loaded into carriages. A curious old legend lingers of a ghost that lurks the Carriage House halls from days of dinners past. It is said to be the wispy ectoplasm of a pre-Civil War slave with a penchant for playful service. Menus move, the lights dim, friends hear funny things…and wine mingles the soul. Who knows, maybe there’s more to the savory vapors of good food and the sentient spirit of good friends than meets the eye!
Omar's Carriage House
313 W Bute St
This has a small, at home feel! The owners are from Morocco and have a wonderful menu. Sunday brunch is excellent. We are super fans of the atmosphere here! The building is a historic site in Norfolk. The Original Carriage House was built in the early 1840s. Its patrons then were horses. From the first floor, if you look up at the center of the room, you’ll see the large opening where hay used to be loaded into carriages. A curious old legend lingers of a ghost that lurks the Carriage House halls from days of dinners past. It is said to be the wispy ectoplasm of a pre-Civil War slave with a penchant for playful service. Menus move, the lights dim, friends hear funny things…and wine mingles the soul. Who knows, maybe there’s more to the savory vapors of good food and the sentient spirit of good friends than meets the eye!
The Green Onion has been a dining favorite in Norfolk's Historic Ghent neighborhood for over a decade. We are a casual fine dining restaurant specializing in locally sourced French-inspired cuisine with a carefully curated wine and cocktail bar. Serving lunch, dinner, coffee, and drinks.
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Green Onion
1603 Colley Avenue
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The Green Onion has been a dining favorite in Norfolk's Historic Ghent neighborhood for over a decade. We are a casual fine dining restaurant specializing in locally sourced French-inspired cuisine with a carefully curated wine and cocktail bar. Serving lunch, dinner, coffee, and drinks.
This is Kristin's absolute favorite brunch spot!! Everything is grown locally, organic, and is created into an amalgam of deliciousness! Even the cocktails are made from locally grown ingredients! Commune is founded on the philosophy that great tasting food comes from only the most cared-for, high-quality ingredients. Our finished product speaks for itself; when food is grown with respect, picked at its peak, served close to its source, and prepared with care, the finished plate is a culinary experience that nourishes and satisfies on many levels. The food, paired with carefully curated Virginia wines and local beers in a casual, inviting atmosphere, makes us a stop worth making.
Commune - Norfolk
759 Granby St
This is Kristin's absolute favorite brunch spot!! Everything is grown locally, organic, and is created into an amalgam of deliciousness! Even the cocktails are made from locally grown ingredients! Commune is founded on the philosophy that great tasting food comes from only the most cared-for, high-quality ingredients. Our finished product speaks for itself; when food is grown with respect, picked at its peak, served close to its source, and prepared with care, the finished plate is a culinary experience that nourishes and satisfies on many levels. The food, paired with carefully curated Virginia wines and local beers in a casual, inviting atmosphere, makes us a stop worth making.
One of Kristin's favorite brunch spots. Laid-back lounge & brunch place with a patio specializing in New American dishes served on toast.
Toast
2406 Colonial Ave
One of Kristin's favorite brunch spots. Laid-back lounge & brunch place with a patio specializing in New American dishes served on toast.
Amazing sandwiches. A local favorite. Get there early, or stand in the line around the building. It is great!
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Handsome Biscuit
2511 Colonial Avenue
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Amazing sandwiches. A local favorite. Get there early, or stand in the line around the building. It is great!
411 York is a food and drink experience! Everything from the cocktails to the aperitif is absolutely incredible! And, it's just a short walk away. The Restaurant at Four Eleven York is a marriage of modern design with a rustic, homey feel. The large front windows draw in natural light during the day giving the air a certain lightness. After sunset, evenings transform the restaurant into an intimate space alive with the glow of candlelight. The atmosphere creates a quality of comfort and conviviality that leaves one in a state of complete contentment.
411 W York St
411 W York St
411 York is a food and drink experience! Everything from the cocktails to the aperitif is absolutely incredible! And, it's just a short walk away. The Restaurant at Four Eleven York is a marriage of modern design with a rustic, homey feel. The large front windows draw in natural light during the day giving the air a certain lightness. After sunset, evenings transform the restaurant into an intimate space alive with the glow of candlelight. The atmosphere creates a quality of comfort and conviviality that leaves one in a state of complete contentment.
Granby Steet is the heart of Downtown Norfolk. There are many great restaurants, bars, shopping, and desserts. If you are not sure where to go for dinner, start here. We go to Granby Street most often of all places in the area.
Granby Street
Granby Steet is the heart of Downtown Norfolk. There are many great restaurants, bars, shopping, and desserts. If you are not sure where to go for dinner, start here. We go to Granby Street most often of all places in the area.
Our favorite lunch spot. These salads are serious! Intimate, rustic-chic restaurant with a patio specializing in creative, meal-sized salads.
The Greenhouse Kitchen
345 Granby St
Our favorite lunch spot. These salads are serious! Intimate, rustic-chic restaurant with a patio specializing in creative, meal-sized salads.
Drinks & Nightlife
Here are a few of our favorite libation settings.
We are a vintage and craft cocktail bar serving modern American fare as well as handcrafted charcuterie. Absolutely all of our ingredients are fresh and prepared by highly trained culinary and bar experts. All charcuterie (excluding imported ham) is cured and aged right here in this kitchen. Everything is made from scratch, in-house. The produce is handpicked and foraged locally each week so you can experience real, wild, and small farmed foods the way they are meant to be. Our bar applies the modern technique to classic ideas, bringing you next-level concoctions that are sure to please.
Saint Germain
255 Granby St
We are a vintage and craft cocktail bar serving modern American fare as well as handcrafted charcuterie. Absolutely all of our ingredients are fresh and prepared by highly trained culinary and bar experts. All charcuterie (excluding imported ham) is cured and aged right here in this kitchen. Everything is made from scratch, in-house. The produce is handpicked and foraged locally each week so you can experience real, wild, and small farmed foods the way they are meant to be. Our bar applies the modern technique to classic ideas, bringing you next-level concoctions that are sure to please.
One of the best happy hours in the area! Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar, centrally located in Downtown Norfolk, features fresh local seafood with a cajun creole twist. This unique bi-level restaurant, nestled in an exquisite 20th-century building, offers an atmosphere to meet your dining needs. The menu features both local & traditional cajun fare including seafood combinations with lobster, scallops & crab, jumbo lump crab cakes, seafood jambalaya, shrimp & grits & etouffee. Do not forget to save room for our beignets that have been compared to the famous Cafe du Monde in New Orleans
Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar
111 West Tazewell Street
One of the best happy hours in the area! Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar, centrally located in Downtown Norfolk, features fresh local seafood with a cajun creole twist. This unique bi-level restaurant, nestled in an exquisite 20th-century building, offers an atmosphere to meet your dining needs. The menu features both local & traditional cajun fare including seafood combinations with lobster, scallops & crab, jumbo lump crab cakes, seafood jambalaya, shrimp & grits & etouffee. Do not forget to save room for our beignets that have been compared to the famous Cafe du Monde in New Orleans
You will not find a more "loaded" happy hour drink than here! Proceed with caution!
Todd Jurich's Bistro
150 West Main Street
You will not find a more "loaded" happy hour drink than here! Proceed with caution!
THE COMMODORE THEATRE is a luxuriously restored 1945 Art Deco style motion picture theatre presenting first-run films with a fine dining restaurant within the main auditorium. Located in historic Old Town Portsmouth, Virginia, THE COMMODORE features a 41-foot screen and THX and DOLBY DIGITAL sound. Every film is presented as it is meant to be seen, in a luxurious, state-of-the-art theatre.
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The Commodore Theatre
421 High Street
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THE COMMODORE THEATRE is a luxuriously restored 1945 Art Deco style motion picture theatre presenting first-run films with a fine dining restaurant within the main auditorium. Located in historic Old Town Portsmouth, Virginia, THE COMMODORE features a 41-foot screen and THX and DOLBY DIGITAL sound. Every film is presented as it is meant to be seen, in a luxurious, state-of-the-art theatre.
Local arcade, eatery, and bar! We're proud to be locally owned and operated. We ooze local charm and history. Check out our wall of past Norfolk venues. Our two-story fun castle has seating, games, sarcasm, and a bar on both floors. We're located on the edge of historic Ghent, where it meets the Railroad District. With plenty of parking and fun, there's no reason you shouldn't be here right meow.
PIXELS - Pints & Bytes
2117 Colonial Avenue
Local arcade, eatery, and bar! We're proud to be locally owned and operated. We ooze local charm and history. Check out our wall of past Norfolk venues. Our two-story fun castle has seating, games, sarcasm, and a bar on both floors. We're located on the edge of historic Ghent, where it meets the Railroad District. With plenty of parking and fun, there's no reason you shouldn't be here right meow.
Welcome to Topgolf – the premier entertainment destination in Virginia Beach. And by entertainment destination, we’re talking about a place where you can come for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, date nights, or just a night out with friends, and everyone will have a great time. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we believe that every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and drinks, moved by music and all made possible through community.
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Topgolf
5444 Greenwich Rd
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Welcome to Topgolf – the premier entertainment destination in Virginia Beach. And by entertainment destination, we’re talking about a place where you can come for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, date nights, or just a night out with friends, and everyone will have a great time. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we believe that every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and drinks, moved by music and all made possible through community.
The Push Comedy Theater is a 90 seat venue in the heart of Norfolk's NEON Arts District. Founded by local comedy group The Pushers, the Push Comedy Theater brings you live comedy from the best local and national acts. The Push hosts live sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy Thursday through Sunday. With the addition of the new Push Comedy Theater Training Center, we offer a host of stand-up, sketch and improv comedy classes throughout the week. Whether you're a die-hard comedy lover or a casual fan... a seasoned performer or someone who's never stepped foot on stage... the Push Comedy Theater has something for you.
Push Comedy Theater
763 Granby St
The Push Comedy Theater is a 90 seat venue in the heart of Norfolk's NEON Arts District. Founded by local comedy group The Pushers, the Push Comedy Theater brings you live comedy from the best local and national acts. The Push hosts live sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy Thursday through Sunday. With the addition of the new Push Comedy Theater Training Center, we offer a host of stand-up, sketch and improv comedy classes throughout the week. Whether you're a die-hard comedy lover or a casual fan... a seasoned performer or someone who's never stepped foot on stage... the Push Comedy Theater has something for you.
The NorVa is a performing venue located in Norfolk, Virginia. The NorVa's name consists of an abbreviation relating to its location. The NorVa was the brainchild of local music venue entrepreneurs Bill Reid and Rick Mersel, who have also developed the NTelos Wireless Pavilion and have ties to the development of Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach.
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The NorVa
317 Monticello Avenue
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The NorVa is a performing venue located in Norfolk, Virginia. The NorVa's name consists of an abbreviation relating to its location. The NorVa was the brainchild of local music venue entrepreneurs Bill Reid and Rick Mersel, who have also developed the NTelos Wireless Pavilion and have ties to the development of Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach.
Waterside District is Norfolk’s waterfront experience! Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the city of Norfolk’s world-class waterfront, Waterside District is a central gathering place for local residents, visitors, and businesses. Waterside District is open year-round, day and night to accommodate next-level dining and entertainment for all ages. We look forward to seeing you!
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Waterside District
333 Waterside Drive
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Waterside District is Norfolk’s waterfront experience! Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the city of Norfolk’s world-class waterfront, Waterside District is a central gathering place for local residents, visitors, and businesses. Waterside District is open year-round, day and night to accommodate next-level dining and entertainment for all ages. We look forward to seeing you!
Parks & Nature
Our Sanctuary is surrounded by some amazing attractions. Connecting with nature is only a short commute.
The Hermitage features a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, changing indoor and outdoor exhibitions, a Visual Arts Studio, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds that offer art and culture to the community.
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Hermitage Museum and Gardens
7637 N Shore Rd
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The Hermitage features a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, changing indoor and outdoor exhibitions, a Visual Arts Studio, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds that offer art and culture to the community.
NAUTICUS inspires and educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today's maritime world. Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy.
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Nauticus
1 Waterside Drive
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NAUTICUS inspires and educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today's maritime world. Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy.
The Virginia State Zoo is just a few miles away, and well worth the visit. This is a local favorite. The Virginia Zoological Park is a 53-acre zoo located adjacent to Lafayette Park in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. The zoo opened in 1900 and was accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 1987.
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Virginia Zoological Park
3500 Granby Street
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The Virginia State Zoo is just a few miles away, and well worth the visit. This is a local favorite. The Virginia Zoological Park is a 53-acre zoo located adjacent to Lafayette Park in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. The zoo opened in 1900 and was accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 1987.
World Renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths.
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Mount Trashmore Park
310 Edwin Drive
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World Renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths.
The state park is near the site of the first landing on April 26, 1607 of Christopher Newport and the Virginia Company colonists before establishing themselves at Jamestown. The park includes cabins, areas for camping, fishing, and swimming, a public beach, and over 19 miles (31 km) of trails for hiking and biking. Virginia's most popular state park, it's visited by over a million people each year. Its main entrance is located on Shore Drive across from the beach camping entrance. First Landing State Park charges a fee for its camping facilities and for the overnight use of its cabins.
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First Landing State Park
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The state park is near the site of the first landing on April 26, 1607 of Christopher Newport and the Virginia Company colonists before establishing themselves at Jamestown. The park includes cabins, areas for camping, fishing, and swimming, a public beach, and over 19 miles (31 km) of trails for hiking and biking. Virginia's most popular state park, it's visited by over a million people each year. Its main entrance is located on Shore Drive across from the beach camping entrance. First Landing State Park charges a fee for its camping facilities and for the overnight use of its cabins.
Town Point Park is the People's Park, providing eight acres of peaceful outdoor spaces, nestled on the riverbanks of the Elizabeth River and located in the heart of the business district in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Town Point Park is more than a premier waterfront park, with incredible views of the Elizabeth River harbor ...during select weekends throughout the year the Park transforms into an epicenter of activity, celebrating the joy of life with signature special events that provide culturally enriched experiences for the public. It is the intention of the City of Norfolk and Norfolk Festevents to serve the public and enhance its neighborhoods by providing green space and cultural enrichment to all who visit.
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Town Point Park
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Town Point Park is the People's Park, providing eight acres of peaceful outdoor spaces, nestled on the riverbanks of the Elizabeth River and located in the heart of the business district in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Town Point Park is more than a premier waterfront park, with incredible views of the Elizabeth River harbor ...during select weekends throughout the year the Park transforms into an epicenter of activity, celebrating the joy of life with signature special events that provide culturally enriched experiences for the public. It is the intention of the City of Norfolk and Norfolk Festevents to serve the public and enhance its neighborhoods by providing green space and cultural enrichment to all who visit.
Come and enjoy the Pagoda and Garden on the downtown waterfront in Freemason Harbor, just minutes from the bustling city activity. Enter one of the defining gates embraced with gentle swaying bamboo and experience a serene oasis where East meets West on over an acre of urban space. The naturalistic setting embodies many of the Chinese concepts of harmony and tranquility. Stroll the winding walkways and enjoy the essential elements of this exquisitely arranged landscape of plants, water, stone, and architectural features. Views along the path framing the Pagoda change by season, revealing a layered beauty of both natural form and culture.
The Pagoda
265 West Tazewell Street
Come and enjoy the Pagoda and Garden on the downtown waterfront in Freemason Harbor, just minutes from the bustling city activity. Enter one of the defining gates embraced with gentle swaying bamboo and experience a serene oasis where East meets West on over an acre of urban space. The naturalistic setting embodies many of the Chinese concepts of harmony and tranquility. Stroll the winding walkways and enjoy the essential elements of this exquisitely arranged landscape of plants, water, stone, and architectural features. Views along the path framing the Pagoda change by season, revealing a layered beauty of both natural form and culture.
Thanks to continued efforts of the Foundation, the Elizabeth River Trail Committee, the City of Norfolk, and ongoing support from VDOT and federal transportation funding, today the Elizabeth River Trail runs for 10.5 miles between Harbor Park Stadium and Norfolk International Terminals. Highlights along the trail include Town Point Park, the USS Wisconsin, Fort Norfolk, Plum Point Park, and several of Norfolk’s historic neighborhoods. Much of this trail is off-road, and efforts to get more of it off-road continue. The trail occupies in part a railroad right of way and yet incorporates a sea-faring history as it follows Norfolk’s varied and highly interesting waterfront.
Elizabeth River Trail
Thanks to continued efforts of the Foundation, the Elizabeth River Trail Committee, the City of Norfolk, and ongoing support from VDOT and federal transportation funding, today the Elizabeth River Trail runs for 10.5 miles between Harbor Park Stadium and Norfolk International Terminals. Highlights along the trail include Town Point Park, the USS Wisconsin, Fort Norfolk, Plum Point Park, and several of Norfolk’s historic neighborhoods. Much of this trail is off-road, and efforts to get more of it off-road continue. The trail occupies in part a railroad right of way and yet incorporates a sea-faring history as it follows Norfolk’s varied and highly interesting waterfront.
Nature calls! Great place to escape city life. This is part of the Great Dismal Swamp. The drive is less than 30 minutes and has beautiful hiking trails.
Lake Drummond
Nature calls! Great place to escape city life. This is part of the Great Dismal Swamp. The drive is less than 30 minutes and has beautiful hiking trails.
Outdoor Venture Group, LLC (OVG) designs, builds and operates Aerial Forest Parks, including The Adventure Park. Established in 2008, OVG was inspired by adventure parks in Switzerland and the desire to create an experience that connects people with the great outdoors. We are committed to promoting active enjoyment of the outdoors through the development of aerial forest parks and ropes and zipline courses. Our Parks are places that are good for your health, where you can appreciate nature while engaging in activities that are fun, challenging, and build confidence.
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The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
801 General Booth Blvd
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Outdoor Venture Group, LLC (OVG) designs, builds and operates Aerial Forest Parks, including The Adventure Park. Established in 2008, OVG was inspired by adventure parks in Switzerland and the desire to create an experience that connects people with the great outdoors. We are committed to promoting active enjoyment of the outdoors through the development of aerial forest parks and ropes and zipline courses. Our Parks are places that are good for your health, where you can appreciate nature while engaging in activities that are fun, challenging, and build confidence.
Arts & Culture
Norfolk’s thriving arts community will welcome you into their studios, galleries, and performance venues. From the working artists’ studios to the beautiful Tiffany glass collection at the Chrysler Museum of Art, to live performances at the Harrison Opera House, Chrysler Hall, Wells Theatre, or NARO Expanded Cinema, you’ll find a multitude of opportunities to enrich your creative spirit.
With over 60 different gardens to explore, we have something for every season and every taste. Some of our gardens showcase styles from different parts of the world, while others are focused on one particular type of plant. We have gardens of intense fragrance and color, and we have some for reflective contemplation. There are several that offer manicured formality, but we also have many places where nature rules, and these are some of the best to see local birds and other wildlife.
Botanical Gardens Ac Road
With over 60 different gardens to explore, we have something for every season and every taste. Some of our gardens showcase styles from different parts of the world, while others are focused on one particular type of plant. We have gardens of intense fragrance and color, and we have some for reflective contemplation. There are several that offer manicured formality, but we also have many places where nature rules, and these are some of the best to see local birds and other wildlife.
The Hermitage features a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, changing indoor and outdoor exhibitions, a Visual Arts Studio, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds that offer art and culture to the community.
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Hermitage Museum and Gardens
7637 N Shore Rd
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The Hermitage features a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, changing indoor and outdoor exhibitions, a Visual Arts Studio, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds that offer art and culture to the community.
Just steps away from the airbnb, the Chrysler Museum of Art has a rotating display of amazing pieces. Don't miss this rare opportunity to have access to such an amazing place.
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Chrysler Museum of Art
1 Memorial Place
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Just steps away from the airbnb, the Chrysler Museum of Art has a rotating display of amazing pieces. Don't miss this rare opportunity to have access to such an amazing place.
Across from the Chrysler Museum of Art stands the Glass Studio. They have live demonstrations and pieces for purchase. A wonderful experience for the whole family!
Chrysler Museum Glass Studio
745 Duke Street
Across from the Chrysler Museum of Art stands the Glass Studio. They have live demonstrations and pieces for purchase. A wonderful experience for the whole family!
Virginia Stage Company is Hampton Roads' leading professional theatre company. We strive to enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality.
Virginia Stage Company
110 E Tazewell St
Virginia Stage Company is Hampton Roads' leading professional theatre company. We strive to enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality.
Hot House Yoga is owned by brothers, Chris and John Yax. We are family-run, with our wives Christin and Elizabeth, and our sister Elizabeth (yes it gets confusing… lol) all teaching and playing vital roles within the studio. We opened in 2005 with a mission of providing our community the same results we experienced in our own lives… a complete physical, mental and emotional awakening. We know yoga has the power to completely transform lives … not just increase flexibility. Our mission is to help people “wake up” and empower them to live their best lives. We know from experience that that is only achieved by working with the body, mind, and heart.
Hot House Yoga
738 W 22nd St
Hot House Yoga is owned by brothers, Chris and John Yax. We are family-run, with our wives Christin and Elizabeth, and our sister Elizabeth (yes it gets confusing… lol) all teaching and playing vital roles within the studio. We opened in 2005 with a mission of providing our community the same results we experienced in our own lives… a complete physical, mental and emotional awakening. We know yoga has the power to completely transform lives … not just increase flexibility. Our mission is to help people “wake up” and empower them to live their best lives. We know from experience that that is only achieved by working with the body, mind, and heart.
Once a World War II USO theater, this historic venue was lavishly renovated in 1993. With 1,632 seats, the stunning Edythe C. and Stanley L. Harrison Opera House retain an intimate ambiance, adorned with glittering chandeliers, sweeping staircases and bistro tables where you can sip champagne and drink in the glamour.
Harrison Opera House
160 W Virginia Beach Blvd
Once a World War II USO theater, this historic venue was lavishly renovated in 1993. With 1,632 seats, the stunning Edythe C. and Stanley L. Harrison Opera House retain an intimate ambiance, adorned with glittering chandeliers, sweeping staircases and bistro tables where you can sip champagne and drink in the glamour.
Since its grand opening in 1972, Chrysler Hall has served as the premier performing arts center of Hampton Roads. After celebrating our 40th season the number of events hosted annually has grown to more than 140, with attendance of more than 150,000 patrons a year. Many regionally based arts organizations call Chrysler Hall their home including Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Norfolk Forum, the Virginia Arts Festival, Broadway in Norfolk, and Generic Theater. During any given season, Chrysler Hall will host acclaimed artists from every discipline such as major Broadway productions, classical concerts, contemporary artists, family theatre and comedy events.
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Chrysler Hall
215 Saint Pauls Boulevard
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Since its grand opening in 1972, Chrysler Hall has served as the premier performing arts center of Hampton Roads. After celebrating our 40th season the number of events hosted annually has grown to more than 140, with attendance of more than 150,000 patrons a year. Many regionally based arts organizations call Chrysler Hall their home including Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Norfolk Forum, the Virginia Arts Festival, Broadway in Norfolk, and Generic Theater. During any given season, Chrysler Hall will host acclaimed artists from every discipline such as major Broadway productions, classical concerts, contemporary artists, family theatre and comedy events.
A Norfolk Cultural Landmark for over 75 years, the giant red velvet screen curtains still open and close with each presentation, and the now antique reel-to-reel projectors are still in the booth, just in case an occasion comes along to show a print-film.
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Naro Expanded Cinema
1507 Colley Avenue
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A Norfolk Cultural Landmark for over 75 years, the giant red velvet screen curtains still open and close with each presentation, and the now antique reel-to-reel projectors are still in the booth, just in case an occasion comes along to show a print-film.
Shopping
Three-story mall, complete with a Regal Cinema. The mall is clean, modern, and close by. At the MacArthur Center, every shopping experience is unique and memorable. We have many stores you won't find anywhere else in the area like The Art of Shaving, Johnston & Murphy, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lush, and Fink's Jewelers. Spend time exploring Dillard's or any of our other 120 unique and extraordinary stores. Find dining to suit any palate from casual, sit-down restaurants, to quick eats in the Food Court.
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MacArthur Center
300 Monticello Avenue
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Three-story mall, complete with a Regal Cinema. The mall is clean, modern, and close by. At the MacArthur Center, every shopping experience is unique and memorable. We have many stores you won't find anywhere else in the area like The Art of Shaving, Johnston & Murphy, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lush, and Fink's Jewelers. Spend time exploring Dillard's or any of our other 120 unique and extraordinary stores. Find dining to suit any palate from casual, sit-down restaurants, to quick eats in the Food Court.
Create a perfect souvenir from this trip. From there were born the first mermaid prototypes...now available as blank canvasses for your personal creation, or choose one of our many hand-painted designs. All mermaids and dolphins are hand-made in Norfolk of durable casting plaster and easily embellished with non-toxic acrylic paints, glitter, fabric, shells, rhinestones, charms or whatever your imagination holds.
Mermaid Factory
919a West 21st Street
Create a perfect souvenir from this trip. From there were born the first mermaid prototypes...now available as blank canvasses for your personal creation, or choose one of our many hand-painted designs. All mermaids and dolphins are hand-made in Norfolk of durable casting plaster and easily embellished with non-toxic acrylic paints, glitter, fabric, shells, rhinestones, charms or whatever your imagination holds.
Essentials
Under one mile away, you could walk, or easily drive for your essential needs in the area.
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Harris Teeter
1320 Colonial Ave
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Under one mile away, you could walk, or easily drive for your essential needs in the area.
From pre-made meals to a robust organic section, Fresh Market has all the finer selections. We enjoy them for their fresh seafood selection the most.
The Fresh Market
924 W 21st St
From pre-made meals to a robust organic section, Fresh Market has all the finer selections. We enjoy them for their fresh seafood selection the most.
Newly opened grocery store on W. 21st Street
ALDI
730 West 21st Street
Newly opened grocery store on W. 21st Street
Getting Around
Affordable, with a stop right across the street from our house.
The Tide Light Rail
150 Atlantic St
Affordable, with a stop right across the street from our house.