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Things to do in Norfolk

MUSEUMS, ATTRACTIONS, AND SHOPPING

Chrysler Museum Glass Studio
The Glass Studio brings the Chrysler Museum’s internationally acclaimed glass collection to life by showing how these masterworks were created. Visitors will enjoy free noon demonstrations - you may even get to try your hand at glass blowing!
Distance from port: 0.8 miles (16 minute walk, 4 minute drive)
ttps://chrysler.org/venue/glass-studio/

Chrysler Museum of Art
One of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums, with a nationally recognized collection of more than 30,000 objects, including on the great glass collections in America. 
Distance from Port: 0.9 miles (17 minute walk, 5 minute drive)
https://chrysler.org/

Norfolk Botanical Garden
155 acre garden that is home to 30 distinctive themed gardens, 95 species of birds and 30 kinds of butterflies. 
Distance from port: 10.9 miles (15 minute drive)
http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/

Public Art throughout Norfolk, VA
Norfolk has a thriving public arts program with over 80 art installations and murals scattered throughout the city.
Distance from port: varies 
See addresses for each artwork here: https://www.downtownnorfolk.org/explore/attractions/public-art

Cannonball Trail
This walk-it-yourself tour connects historic sites woven among featured attractions in Downtown Norfolk. Begin your 400-year deep dive into the city’s past at VisitNorfolk, 232 East Main Street.
Distance from port: 0.4 miles (8 minute walk, 2 minute drive)
https://www.downtownnorfolk.org/go/cannonball-trail

The NEON District
Norfolk’s first official arts district, the NEON (short for New Energy of Norfolk) offers dining, shopping, and a unique cultural experience with many public art installations.
Distance from port: 0.3 miles (6 min walk, 2 min drive) 
 
Freemason Historic District
Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and mature trees of the Freemason Historic District. This is Norfolk’s only neighborhood that presents a visible chronology of three centuries of architectural styles. 
Distance from port: 0.7 miles (12 minute walk, 7 minute drive)
 
Historic Ghent District
Known as a favorite destination for the “creative class”, Ghent is home to unique shops, bistros, and entertainment venues. 
Distance from port: 2 miles (8 minute drive)
 
Selden Market
With 11 storefront shops, rotating pop-ups and anchored by a few local favorite restaurants, Selden Market is the go to for the very best in small local shopping. Here are a few tips on how to spend your day at the market. 
Distance from port: 0.3 miles (6 minute walk, 3 minute drive)


FOOD AND DRINKS

WHERE TO EAT

Doumar's Cones & Barbecue
Landmark stop since 1904 serving BBQ, burgers, dogs, sandwiches and ice cream
Distance from port: 1.7 miles (9 minute drive)
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Freemason Abbey Restaurant
Traditional American fare in a circa-1873 church, with tavern ambiance amid the stained glass
Distance from port – .5 miles (8 minute walk, 3 minute drive)
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Luna Maya
Casual Latin American and vegetarian dining in a hip, loftlike setting with a patio and full bar
Distance from port – 2.1 miles (10 minute drive)
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Saltine
Spacious brick-clad eatery offering seafood, oysters, and fresh produce plus cocktails and beer
Distance from port – 0.2 miles (4 minute walk, 2 minute drive)
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Tupelo Honey 
An all day menu of Southern comfort food with a creative twist, plus craft beers and cocktails
Distance from port – 10.3 miles (19 minute drive)
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WHERE TO DRINK

Press 626 Wine Bar
Wine bar boasting three dozen mostly old world wines served by the glass
Distance from port – 1.3 miles (7 minute drive)
$$$

Brick Anchor Brew House
With 60 craft beer selections on tap, 40 bottles/cans, this polished alehouse offers microbrews on tap & classic American dishes in a spacious, airy interior
Distance from port – 0.3 miles (8 minute walk, 3 minute drive)
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