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Guidebook for your visit to Norfolk

Jeff & Randi

Guidebook for your visit to Norfolk

Arts & Culture
Eric the Travel Guy tells about things to do in Norfolk. See his video at: https://youtu.be/SyX5e7_9tGs
(2.9 miles/ 12 minutes) One of the 7 venues of Hampton Roads. Virginia Sympony Orchestra and Symponicity perform here regularly.
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Chrysler Hall
215 Saint Pauls Boulevard
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(2.9 miles/ 12 minutes) One of the 7 venues of Hampton Roads. Virginia Sympony Orchestra and Symponicity perform here regularly.
Always a beautiful place to go. It is free. There are also glass blowing demonstrations at noon across the street each day.
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Chrysler Museum of Art
1 Memorial Place
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Always a beautiful place to go. It is free. There are also glass blowing demonstrations at noon across the street each day.
There are some new restaurants here. There's also a water park and a place to walk along the pier. You can pick up tours and take a ferry to Portsmouth from here as well.
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ウォーターサイド・ディストリクト
333 Waterside Drive
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There are some new restaurants here. There's also a water park and a place to walk along the pier. You can pick up tours and take a ferry to Portsmouth from here as well.
Go see the Tides play.
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ハーバー・パーク
150 Park Avenue
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Go see the Tides play.
This is our favorite Norfolk beach. We love the quiet, the quaint and friendly feel of the neighborhood, and just the beautiful sunsets.
East Beach
This is our favorite Norfolk beach. We love the quiet, the quaint and friendly feel of the neighborhood, and just the beautiful sunsets.
Great shopping and restaurants in the heart of Norfolk. This is also the best place to park. During the days it is $1 for up to 3 hours parking. It may be slightly more in the evening.
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マッカーサー・センター
300 Monticello Avenue
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Great shopping and restaurants in the heart of Norfolk. This is also the best place to park. During the days it is $1 for up to 3 hours parking. It may be slightly more in the evening.
Macarthur Memorial Museum
198 Bank St
(4.3 miles/ 16 minutes) We love walking and wandering here. There's also a water park for little ones. You can also sit on the hill and listen in to traffic control as you watch planes take off at nearby Norfolk International Airport. ( I believe there is a special gate to the park for those who have layovers so they can enjoy the outdoors. We also have a membership and can possibly get you in if you are interested.
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ノーフォーク・ボタニカル・ガーデン
6700 Azalea Garden Road
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(4.3 miles/ 16 minutes) We love walking and wandering here. There's also a water park for little ones. You can also sit on the hill and listen in to traffic control as you watch planes take off at nearby Norfolk International Airport. ( I believe there is a special gate to the park for those who have layovers so they can enjoy the outdoors. We also have a membership and can possibly get you in if you are interested.
(13 minutes/ 4.6 miles away) We love going here with our grandchildren. My daughter had each of her children make a 15 second video telling Dad something about an interesting animal.
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バージニア動物園
3500 Granby Street
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(13 minutes/ 4.6 miles away) We love going here with our grandchildren. My daughter had each of her children make a 15 second video telling Dad something about an interesting animal.
We usually park at the MacArthur Mall. This beautiful library has seven floors and lots to explore, along with great hours.
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スローバー図書館
235 East Plume Street
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We usually park at the MacArthur Mall. This beautiful library has seven floors and lots to explore, along with great hours.
(3.4 miles/ 12 minutes.) The Carnival Cruise Line runs out of the center adjacent to Nauticus. Nauticus is a maritime science museum connected to the Battleship USS Wisconsin.
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Nauticus
1 Waterside Drive
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(3.4 miles/ 12 minutes.) The Carnival Cruise Line runs out of the center adjacent to Nauticus. Nauticus is a maritime science museum connected to the Battleship USS Wisconsin.
Parks & Nature
A beautiful place to walk, cycle . The Spanish moss makes a walk here seem magical. There are lots of trails. You can go from the bay to the ocean through beautiful woods. Look it up!
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First Landing State Park
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A beautiful place to walk, cycle . The Spanish moss makes a walk here seem magical. There are lots of trails. You can go from the bay to the ocean through beautiful woods. Look it up!
Shopping
Try the fried ice-cream in the food court. It's not like anything I'd ever seen. Delicious.
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マッカーサー・センター
300 Monticello Avenue
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Try the fried ice-cream in the food court. It's not like anything I'd ever seen. Delicious.
New to Norfolk,. Pretty great, and very close. See if they have something you're looking for. IKEA is supposed to open next year. That's what I'm waiting for.
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Norfolk Premium Outlets
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New to Norfolk,. Pretty great, and very close. See if they have something you're looking for. IKEA is supposed to open next year. That's what I'm waiting for.
We are very excited to have a local IKEA.
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IKEA
1500 Ikea Way
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We are very excited to have a local IKEA.
Essentials
Wawa
3360 E Princess Anne Rd
Food Scene
This is a list of recommendations from us and our friends who use restaurants more. Feel free to share with future guests if you find a great place.
Just have to mention that we have IKEA which does have a great cafe.
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IKEA
1500 Ikea Way
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Just have to mention that we have IKEA which does have a great cafe.
(3.5 mi/ 14 minutes) Highly acclaimed and local. They serve til they run out of their famous sweet potato biscuits. My favorite is the Stevie.
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Handsome Biscuit
2511 Colonial Avenue
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(3.5 mi/ 14 minutes) Highly acclaimed and local. They serve til they run out of their famous sweet potato biscuits. My favorite is the Stevie.
(20 min. / 7.9 miles) My adult kids love this place. It's 2 minute drive from East Beach.
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Jessy's Taqueria
3201 East Ocean View Avenue
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(20 min. / 7.9 miles) My adult kids love this place. It's 2 minute drive from East Beach.
(5 min/ 1.5 miles) We have not been here, but some recent guests visited and loved it! We're glad to know of a place so close to home for breakfast and lunch.
Jesse's Place
2314 Ingleside Rd
(5 min/ 1.5 miles) We have not been here, but some recent guests visited and loved it! We're glad to know of a place so close to home for breakfast and lunch.
( 3.7 mi/ 15 minutes) Closed on Shabbat. We love falafels. We've actually heard from fellow customers that it's even better than what you get in Israel. Very friendly, authentic, and delicious.
Mr. Shawarma
725 West 21st Street
( 3.7 mi/ 15 minutes) Closed on Shabbat. We love falafels. We've actually heard from fellow customers that it's even better than what you get in Israel. Very friendly, authentic, and delicious.
(9 min./ 2.9 miles) My daughters favorite. Huge, delicious, affordable pastries. I've tasted the apple fritter. Yum!
Naas Bakery
3527 Tidewater Dr
(9 min./ 2.9 miles) My daughters favorite. Huge, delicious, affordable pastries. I've tasted the apple fritter. Yum!
( 5.4 miles/ 18 minutes) You will see this on the way to East Beach. We still haven't gotten here, but I've heard it's the best seafood around.
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Captain Groovy's Grill & Raw Bar
8101 Shore Drive
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( 5.4 miles/ 18 minutes) You will see this on the way to East Beach. We still haven't gotten here, but I've heard it's the best seafood around.
This is Jeff's favorite Italian restaurant
Fellini's
3910 Colley Avenue
This is Jeff's favorite Italian restaurant
This is a little hole in the wall with seating both indoor and outdoors and delicious crepes that you can watch them make. There is also one at Town Center in Virginia Beach.
Lamia's Crepes
401 Granby St
This is a little hole in the wall with seating both indoor and outdoors and delicious crepes that you can watch them make. There is also one at Town Center in Virginia Beach.
(13 min. / 4.3 miles) This is in downtown Ghent. My son's favorite Pizza place.
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Cogan's Pizza
1901 Colonial Avenue
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(13 min. / 4.3 miles) This is in downtown Ghent. My son's favorite Pizza place.
(14 min./ 4.2 mi.) Donuts/ Breakfast/ Kosher
O's Donuts
222 W 21st St
(14 min./ 4.2 mi.) Donuts/ Breakfast/ Kosher
(12 minutes/ 3.9 miles) So these guys invented the waffle cone. So if you want to go to a historic Norfolk diner, here you go... There's a Chick Fil A around the corner where my daughter works as well.
Doumar's Cones & Barbecue
1919 Monticello Ave
(12 minutes/ 3.9 miles) So these guys invented the waffle cone. So if you want to go to a historic Norfolk diner, here you go... There's a Chick Fil A around the corner where my daughter works as well.
Beaches
There are so many great beaches around here. We'll list a few.
This is our favorite go to family beach. It's lovely any time of day, and in the evening it's a safe quiet neighborhood to walk through. No bathrooms, but we've mentioned some nearby restaurants. WE LOVE IT HERE! ( FYI- This is on the bay, not the oceanfront so there are no big waves.)
East Beach
This is our favorite go to family beach. It's lovely any time of day, and in the evening it's a safe quiet neighborhood to walk through. No bathrooms, but we've mentioned some nearby restaurants. WE LOVE IT HERE! ( FYI- This is on the bay, not the oceanfront so there are no big waves.)
Relaxed, wide sandy beach on the bay with tree- shaded areas, free parking, and restrooms. During the summer the Big Bands play on Sunday nights.
Community Beach Park
700 E Ocean View Ave
Relaxed, wide sandy beach on the bay with tree- shaded areas, free parking, and restrooms. During the summer the Big Bands play on Sunday nights.
The Park hosts Friday and Sunday events every week through the summer. Come swing dance with the Big Bands on Sundays, and enjoy concerts on Friday evenings. (TGOV concert series)
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Ocean View Beach Park
100 West Ocean View Avenue
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The Park hosts Friday and Sunday events every week through the summer. Come swing dance with the Big Bands on Sundays, and enjoy concerts on Friday evenings. (TGOV concert series)
Places of Worship
Big House Church meets at 4 pm on Sundays. Be check out their website. They also have streamed services on FaceBook.
Big House Church
1420 Colonial Ave
Big House Church meets at 4 pm on Sundays. Be check out their website. They also have streamed services on FaceBook.
A warm and friendly Christ centered congregation.
Christ the Redeemer Anglican
427 37th St
A warm and friendly Christ centered congregation.
BIG HOUSE CHURCH- 4-6pm service. (Look them up on FaceBook). A noisy artsy loving place of worship filled with passionate followers of Jesus of all ages. New Life has services in the morning at the same location.
New Life Church- Ghent Campus
1420 Colonial Ave
BIG HOUSE CHURCH- 4-6pm service. (Look them up on FaceBook). A noisy artsy loving place of worship filled with passionate followers of Jesus of all ages. New Life has services in the morning at the same location.
I've listened to some of Bishop Courney McBath's sermons. Very challenging. Great church on the larger size. Located right near Costco. :-)
Calvary Revival Church
5833 Poplar Hall Dr
I've listened to some of Bishop Courney McBath's sermons. Very challenging. Great church on the larger size. Located right near Costco. :-)
4.3 miles/ 13 minutes. Local conservative friendly congregation.
Congregation Beth El
422 Shirley Ave
4.3 miles/ 13 minutes. Local conservative friendly congregation.