Whirlwind Weekend

232 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Norfolk City
Phone: (800) 368-3097
Melissa Hopper mhopper@visitnorfolktoday.com
Website www.visitnorfolktoday.com


For dinner, try one of the many chef-owned restaurants along Granby Street, such as the award-winning Byrd & Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse, orTodd Jurich's Bistro you'll find the best local oysters, salmon and tuna.


Rolling Stone magazine readers recently voted The NorVa, located in downtown Norfolk, as the number one Venue That Rocks the hardest in a poll ranking top live music spots in the United States. Check out the calendar to see who is playing!


For breakfast stop by Handsome Biscuit, with over 10 different biscuit sandwiches made from sweet potatoes. Eating with both hands will not even begin to handle the size of this biscuit! 

Spend the rest of the morning & afternoon antiquing in the historic Ghent area.

Break for lunch at the popular No Frill Grill featuring chef-created lunch specials. After lunch, head over to Doumar's for
ice cream. Abe Doumar created the first waffle cone at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.


Stop by the Chrysler Museum of Art & Glass Studio. The museum has nearly 100 galleries for 30,000 works of art from around the world. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, sits adjacent to the Chrysler Museum in a modern building and supports artists working in a variety of glassmaking processes.

For dinner, circle back to Ghent and try Bardo on 21st Street. This Asian-style restaurant-lounge takes a whimsical view of Buddhist philosophy in its menu and surroundings. Bardo blends drinks with a tapas-style menu.


Historic Ghent is a hot spot for the best wine & beer in town. There you will find Virginia's first urban winery, Mermaid
Winery, Smartmouth Brewing Co. and O'Connor Brewing Co. Stop in and have a beer at the Public House or Birch Bar, or Press 626 Café & Wine Bar which boasts one of the world's best wine lists according to Wine Spectator magazine.


Wake up for a mouth-watering brunch at 456 Fish on Granby Street in downtown Norfolk.

Sail across the Elizabeth River on the American Rover Sailing Cruise or the Victory Rover Naval Base narrated cruise to see destroyers, frigates and much more at the Norfolk Naval Base.


Experience 155 glorious acres by guided tours on foot, tram or boat at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Last Updated: 7/23/2015 1:50 PM