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Anything cool to do in norfolk, va?
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Headed there in a couple weeks. Will probably rent a car to drive to dc for a day or two also.

Obviously tons to do there i know, but anything new in the past few years?




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Re: Anything cool to do in norfolk, va? [veganerd] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Anything cool to do in norfolk, va? [veganerd] [ In reply to ]
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Bring your tiki torch. Never know there might be a night time parade that would be fun to join.

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Re: Anything cool to do in norfolk, va? [veganerd] [ In reply to ]
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Chrysler Museum of Art

Nauticus - specifically take a tour of the USS Wisconsin

Take a boat tour of the Naval Base - largest naval base in the world. A very cool experience to see carriers and subs.

Waterside District - basically a huge bar on the water with great food vendors.

Stroll down Granby Street in downtown for shopping and food (I recommend Field Guide)

Stroll down Colley Avenue in Ghent - eat at No Frill Grill and see a movie at the NARO.

Botanical Gardens

Ignore idiotic comments from previous posters.

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Re: Anything cool to do in norfolk, va? [jepvb] [ In reply to ]
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jepvb wrote:
Chrysler Museum of Art

Nauticus - specifically take a tour of the USS Wisconsin

Take a boat tour of the Naval Base - largest naval base in the world. A very cool experience to see carriers and subs.

Waterside District - basically a huge bar on the water with great food vendors.

Stroll down Granby Street in downtown for shopping and food (I recommend Field Guide)

Stroll down Colley Avenue in Ghent - eat at No Frill Grill and see a movie at the NARO.

Botanical Gardens

Ignore idiotic comments from previous posters.

I was stationed in and lived in the Norfolk area at various times (mostly lived in either Chesapeake and Va Beach, and one of my undergrad degrees is from Old Dominion University :-). I second all your recommendations. .

I thought that with the exception of the northern Virginia D.C. beltway counties Norfolk and the wider Tidewater area was about as far removed from the idea of Virginia as the "South" as one could get. And the town had several excellent rock-and-roll and "college rock" stations back in the day. One of them had a morning radio personality named Henry "The Bull" Del Toro. Never wanted to miss that show. Good times, man. ;-)
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Re: Anything cool to do in norfolk, va? [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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big kahuna wrote:
jepvb wrote:
Chrysler Museum of Art

Nauticus - specifically take a tour of the USS Wisconsin

Take a boat tour of the Naval Base - largest naval base in the world. A very cool experience to see carriers and subs.

Waterside District - basically a huge bar on the water with great food vendors.

Stroll down Granby Street in downtown for shopping and food (I recommend Field Guide)

Stroll down Colley Avenue in Ghent - eat at No Frill Grill and see a movie at the NARO.

Botanical Gardens

Ignore idiotic comments from previous posters.


I was stationed in and lived in the Norfolk area at various times (mostly lived in either Chesapeake and Va Beach, and one of my undergrad degrees is from Old Dominion University :-). I second all your recommendations. .

I thought that with the exception of the northern Virginia D.C. beltway counties Norfolk and the wider Tidewater area was about as far removed from the idea of Virginia as the "South" as one could get. And the town had several excellent rock-and-roll and "college rock" stations back in the day. One of them had a morning radio personality named Henry "The Bull" Del Toro. Never wanted to miss that show. Good times, man. ;-)

FM 99 Rocks! I grew up listening to the Bull. Those were good times.

Norfolk and Virginia Beach are Navy towns - transient by nature. Both are working class cities with lots of diversity (Norfolk has a large African American population, Virginia Beach has a large Filipino and Asian community). Not the traditional "south" at all. You can drive south to rural VB or Suffolk and you will quickly feel like you are in Alabama, not that there is anything wrong with that. I love the mixed bag of cultures that this area offers.

I live at the oceanfront now. If it were summer, I would recommend to the OP a trip to the boardwalk. Depending on the weather, it may still be a good option.

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Re: Anything cool to do in norfolk, va? [veganerd] [ In reply to ]
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Been to that area several times (Hampton Roads, actually). Honestly, near Norfolk/Hampton/Newport, there's not that much to do on land. Nearby you have places like Williamsburg. Now if you want donuts, I know where to go in the area!
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Re: Anything cool to do in norfolk, va? [jepvb] [ In reply to ]
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Great ideas! Where im staying is apparently within walking distance of all those places except the botanical gardens. Id love to tour a sub, but my son will be envious.




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tigermilk wrote:
Been to that area several times (Hampton Roads, actually). Honestly, near Norfolk/Hampton/Newport, there's not that much to do on land. Nearby you have places like Williamsburg. Now if you want donuts, I know where to go in the area!

Vegan donuts?!




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Re: Anything cool to do in norfolk, va? [veganerd] [ In reply to ]
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veganerd wrote:
Great ideas! Where im staying is apparently within walking distance of all those places except the botanical gardens. Id love to tour a sub, but my son will be envious.

Great - enjoy your stay!

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tigermilk wrote:
Been to that area several times (Hampton Roads, actually). Honestly, near Norfolk/Hampton/Newport, there's not that much to do on land. Nearby you have places like Williamsburg. Now if you want donuts, I know where to go in the area!

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