Discovering the finest things in life with Art

Dining
Address
232 East Main St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Norfolk City
Phone: (800) 368-3097
Email mhopper@visitnorfolktoday.com
Website www.visitnorfolktoday.com

DAY 1

At the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Blowing Studio, watch artists from around the world create masterpieces.  Then stroll through 5,000 years of art history at the Chrysler Museum of Art, home to more than 30,000 pieces of art. The museum offers extensive European and American collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts.

Sip over 50 wines from around the world at Press 626 Cafe and Wine Bar. The menu will please all taste buds using only ingredients from local farms for the freshest tastes!

DAY 2

The Hermitage Foundation Museum is a early 20th century historic home. The museum and gardens consist of a worldwide art collection and contemporary exhibition galleries, all surrounded by twelve acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands.

Experience Virginia's First Urban Winery at the Mermaid Winery. At the tasting bar, you can choose from several wine flights that include other wines from boutique wineries.  There are also food pairings that range from classical charcuterie and artisanal cheese platters to sandwiches.

Journey through Norfolk by experiencing a Historical Ghent Food Tour. Visit up to five restaurants and sample house specialties while listening to the staff discuss the culinary creations and history of their restaurant and food.

DAY 3

Take a fun-filled boat ride at Norfolk Botanical Garden and explore the waterways or stroll the gardens and discover a variety of plants from the cultivated to the wild. While you are visiting, be sure to take part in the one of Garden's popular programs such as Active Gardeners, Creative Gardeners or Garden Design.

Stroll through the d'ART Center at Seldan Arcade and discover over 20 local artist and their studios. The d'ART Center is an environment where working artists are a part of an interactive arts community that engages the public through the experience of art and the creative process.

Experience the elegance and romance of the Victorian Era inside the Hunter House Victorian Museum. Rich in architectural detail, the Hunter family's collection of Victorian furnishings and decorative pieces are displayed throughout the house.

End your afternoon with a visit to The Moses Myers House, the oldest Jewish home in America. Constructed between 1795-1797, it offers an exceptionally accurate portrayal of life in the 18th Century.

Omar's Carriage House was built in the early 1840's, as an actual carriage house. Now a restaurant, visitors can savour fresh jumbo lump crab cakes and succulent potato crisp in a contemporary bistro.




Last Updated: 4/10/2014 2:00 PM