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. Try old French World cooking techniques with the culinary team at Big Easy Grill & Oyster Bar.
The Elizabeth River Trail is an off-road biking and pedestrian path built on an abandoned railroad the trail provides a taste of wildlife and history. Have lunch at Handsome Biscuit, with over 10 different biscuit sandwiches. Head over to Historic Ghent, great shops; such as the 2nd ACT Consignment Shop, specializing in the finest women’s clothing for all seasons. Become “Eco’Chic” at Double Take ~ Fashion Forward Consignment; offering unique fashion items from around the world. Rediscover vintage apparel for men and women along with locally handmade specialty gifts at With Lavender and Lace. Then top off your concert outfit with the perfect accessories at Lili’s of Ghent. Catch a show at NorVa, a historic theatre built in 1917. Readers of Rolling Stone magazine were recently polled about “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.
Stop along the way stop at one of Norfolk’s Downtown Food Truck’s for lunch; 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 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.
Check out Cure Coffeehouse & Brasserie, Borjo, Bean There 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.