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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)