Relax by the pool or pamper yourself at one of Norfolk's spa's. Dillard's Salon and Spa, located conveniently inside of MacArthur Center provides a rescue from the stresses of the outside world. Or visit Changes Hairstyling, City Spa which offers a vast selection of options for both styles and services along with flexible scheduling. Once you are refreshed and rejuvenated, grab the girls and head to Granby Street or "restaurant row" as it is known as by many locals. Catch up with the girls over dinner at one of the many restaurants Granby Street has to offer including Bodega's Mediterranean small plate tapas bar, or 456 Fish's eclectic seafood restaurant, to name a few. Dance the night away at one of downtown Norfolk's many establishments including Baxter's upscale sports lounge or Scotty Quixx Euro-American style bar. Don't quite feel like dancing? Delight in a performance at Chrysler Hall. This venue has hosted many of Broadway's hot hits such as Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Cats and a Chorus Line.
The next day head to the Ghent section of Norfolk for endless antique shopping. While you are there enjoy a guided tour through Rowena's Cake Factory and discover how a pound cake is made. Walk through the gardens at Norfolk Botanical Garden and discover a variety of plants from the cultivated to the wild. Explore over 12 miles of walking trails and tour the themed and signature gardens including the Butterfly Garden, where over a hundred types of butterflies live. Then spend the afternoon shopping at MacArthur Center located in downtown Norfolk. Anchored by Nordstrom and a flagship Dillard's you will find even the hardest to find of gifts. While there stop in at Williams and Sonoma for a cooking demonstration. Head back to your hotel room for a quick rest before you enjoy dinner and dancing aboard the Spirit of Norfolk. Enjoy freshly prepared food in a nautical setting with dynamic professional live entertainment, as you cruise along the Elizabeth River with the Norfolk skyline as your backdrop.
Before you depart for home, enjoy one last get-together with the girls for lunch at Havana. A touch of Cuban spice livens up this fun, hip American bistro's menu that includes dishes such as oysters, burritos, paella, and thinly sliced flank steak
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