Start off your trip by experiencing a breathtaking aerial tour of Norfolk by helicopter. Sign up a Norfolk Tour or customize your trip with Hampton Roads Helicopters. For dinner try old French World cooking techniques with the culinary team at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar.
Adventure out on a 12 mile trail either by foot or bike on an off-road biking and pedestrian path built on an abandoned railroad on the Elizabeth River Trail. Historic Ghent is known for great local shops, consignment stores and antique and vintage apparel Catch a show at NorVa, a historic theatre built in 1917. Readers of Rolling Stone magazine were recently named it “venues that rock.” Before the show enjoy dinner at the FM Restaurant. FM Restaurant offers a “GET IN EARLY” program which gets you into any show at the Norva 10-15 minutes prior then the general public.
For lunch stop at one of Norfolk’s Downtown Food Truck’s, found daily at two downtown spots. Catch a movie at the NARO Cinema. This historic theater built in the 1930s features indie movies, documentaries, environmental films and much more. Located in Historical Ghent music enthusiasts can find their favorite music at Skinnie’s Record Store. Stop into O’Connor’s Brewing Company to try a local brew. O’Connor’s Brewing Company offers a full calendar of events, tours and tastings throughout the year. Next stop; head to Smartmouth Brewing Company located on the banks of the Elizabeth River. Spend the evening at Hell’s Kitchen, offering a full menu, live music on Friday and Saturday. Then head over to Belmount House of Smoke- featuring happy hour Monday through Friday and special events.
Need a caffeine fix? Check out Cure Coffeehouse & Brasserie, Borjo, Java Café, Café Crema, Café Stella, Elliott’s Fair Grounds Coffee House, Chocollage, and aLatté Café line the downtown district & Historic Ghent. Lastly, don’t forget to grab a unique gift to cherish your time spent in Norfolk, Stop in the Norfolk Fair Trade Company.
Next, visit 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.