Guidebook for Norfolk

Alyssa & Drew
Alyssa & Drew
Guidebook for Norfolk

Sightseeing

Downtown Norfolk area. A lot of bars, restaurants, and fun nightlife. Reference our locations section for more info.
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Downtown
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Downtown Norfolk area. A lot of bars, restaurants, and fun nightlife. Reference our locations section for more info.
Reference our locations section for more info. Great place for gift shopping and nightlife.
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Ghent
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Reference our locations section for more info. Great place for gift shopping and nightlife.
Address: 400 W Ocean View Ave Norfolk, VA 23503 Restaurant/fishing pier/bar all in one. More of a place to visit for the sights, not the food. Fair food and cheap drinks ($1 beers during happy hour) all overlooking the Chesapeake Bay with wonderful views! Also includes "no license" fishing off the pier. This is pretty much a must see!...but be ready to wait awhile to get your food and don't expect much about the food.
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Ocean View Fishing Pier
Ocean View Fishing Pier
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Address: 400 W Ocean View Ave Norfolk, VA 23503 Restaurant/fishing pier/bar all in one. More of a place to visit for the sights, not the food. Fair food and cheap drinks ($1 beers during happy hour) all overlooking the Chesapeake Bay with wonderful views! Also includes "no license" fishing off the pier. This is pretty much a must see!...but be ready to wait awhile to get your food and don't expect much about the food.
The church we attended when we lived in Norfolk. It's technically Baptist but you would never know (took us about 2 years to realize). We considered it more non-denominational. Younger crowd, great children's church (we miss what our son had when we went here) and very welcoming to visitors. Services are 9:09 and 11:11.
[OV] Church
9504 Selby Pl
The church we attended when we lived in Norfolk. It's technically Baptist but you would never know (took us about 2 years to realize). We considered it more non-denominational. Younger crowd, great children's church (we miss what our son had when we went here) and very welcoming to visitors. Services are 9:09 and 11:11.

Drinks & Nightlife

Fun little dive bar. Not the classiest but has great steamed shrimp and other dinner specials on specific nights. Is the closest bar to the guest house.
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Thirsty Camel
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Fun little dive bar. Not the classiest but has great steamed shrimp and other dinner specials on specific nights. Is the closest bar to the guest house.
Cheap drinks and a cool atmosphere with a beach accessible porch. Little bit of a more rowdy crowd and service isn't top notch. One of the best bars within walking distance though. Has brunch on Sundays. This bar will be permanently closing soon so please check online or call ahead before going.
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Greenies
196 W Ocean View Ave
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Cheap drinks and a cool atmosphere with a beach accessible porch. Little bit of a more rowdy crowd and service isn't top notch. One of the best bars within walking distance though. Has brunch on Sundays. This bar will be permanently closing soon so please check online or call ahead before going.
Dive bar with some great BBQ! Not the best value for the amount of food you get, but so good. Great beer selection!
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Mojo Bones OV
9659 1st View St
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Dive bar with some great BBQ! Not the best value for the amount of food you get, but so good. Great beer selection!
Our "go to" to watch football! So many TVs and great sports bar kind of food. Also some Greek food. The pizzas are pretty solid.
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Azalea Inn & Time Out Sports Bar
2344 East Little Creek Road
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Our "go to" to watch football! So many TVs and great sports bar kind of food. Also some Greek food. The pizzas are pretty solid.
Rated the best seafood restaurant in Hampton Roads by Pilot. Great nightlife too!
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Hot Tuna Bar & Grill
2817 Shore Dr
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Rated the best seafood restaurant in Hampton Roads by Pilot. Great nightlife too!
Concert venue.
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더노바
317 Monticello Ave
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Concert venue.
Reference our locations section for more info.
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O'Connor Brewing Co.
211 W 24th St
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Reference our locations section for more info.

Essentials

7/11 right around the corner a short 5-10 minute walk away. No gas station but has convenience store items.
1161 W Ocean View Ave
1161 West Ocean View Avenue
7/11 right around the corner a short 5-10 minute walk away. No gas station but has convenience store items.
7/11 right down the street. Closest gas station with a convenience store.
357 W Ocean View Ave
357 West Ocean View Avenue
7/11 right down the street. Closest gas station with a convenience store.
The shopping center has a Subway, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC/Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Dominoes, 2 Chinese food restaurants, and an Italian restaurant. A grocery will be opening up sometime in the near future here too.
Ocean View Shopping Center
111 W Ocean View Ave
The shopping center has a Subway, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC/Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Dominoes, 2 Chinese food restaurants, and an Italian restaurant. A grocery will be opening up sometime in the near future here too.
Closest grocery store until the one down the street opens up. Great organic food and to go food too.
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Harris Teeter
179 W Ocean View Ave
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Closest grocery store until the one down the street opens up. Great organic food and to go food too.
Other closest grocery store. More of a budget option over Harris Teeter.
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Food Lion
1503 London Blvd
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Other closest grocery store. More of a budget option over Harris Teeter.

Food Scene

Awesome little restaurant located at the marina! You can watch the Navy helicopters land and takeoff across the Willoughby Bay from here.
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Sunset Grill
4027 Bowdens Ferry Road
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Awesome little restaurant located at the marina! You can watch the Navy helicopters land and takeoff across the Willoughby Bay from here.
Has a limited but good food selection and is a fun little dive bar within general walking distance to the guest house.
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Willoughby By The Bay
1534 W Ocean View Ave
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Has a limited but good food selection and is a fun little dive bar within general walking distance to the guest house.
Our "go to" for seafood! Considered the best seafood in Hampton Roads by locals. A little pricier though but good value. Not a bad beer selection either.
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Captain Groovy's Grill & Raw Bar
8101 Shore Dr
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Our "go to" for seafood! Considered the best seafood in Hampton Roads by locals. A little pricier though but good value. Not a bad beer selection either.
Our favorite Chinese food! Delivery can take quite awhile though (hour or more) and eating at the restaurant is a bad idea (not a good setting at all). We recommend you have it delivered or get take out but they are pretty slow.
Golden City
1002 Park Ave
Our favorite Chinese food! Delivery can take quite awhile though (hour or more) and eating at the restaurant is a bad idea (not a good setting at all). We recommend you have it delivered or get take out but they are pretty slow.
If you love pupusas, you'll need to go here.
El Rey Taqueria
738 E Bayview Blvd
If you love pupusas, you'll need to go here.
A cafe with pretty good food. A little on the cheaper side and not all that spectacular but worthy of our list.
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905 on the Bay
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A cafe with pretty good food. A little on the cheaper side and not all that spectacular but worthy of our list.
In case you want some ice cream! They have a limited food selection, mainly just for frozen treats.
Dairy Queen (Treat)
9636 Granby St
In case you want some ice cream! They have a limited food selection, mainly just for frozen treats.
Considered one of the best Greek food restaurants in Hampton Roads. Bit of a drive from the guest house though.
Mayflower Cafe
209 34th St
Considered one of the best Greek food restaurants in Hampton Roads. Bit of a drive from the guest house though.
A highly rated seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach.
Seaside Raw Bar
2016 Atlantic Ave
A highly rated seafood restaurant in Virginia Beach.
An iconic restaurant that is very difficult to get a table at. Great breakfast!
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Doc Taylor's Restaurant
207 23rd St
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An iconic restaurant that is very difficult to get a table at. Great breakfast!
Great seafood over in the Chic's Beach area.
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Chick's Oyster Bar
2143 Vista Cir
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Great seafood over in the Chic's Beach area.
Our favorite Mexican place! We recommend the queso & chips, queso burrito, and fajita burrito.
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Jessy's Taqueria
3201 E Ocean View Ave
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Our favorite Mexican place! We recommend the queso & chips, queso burrito, and fajita burrito.
Great little hot dog place.
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Doug's Hot Dogs
9643 Granby St
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Great little hot dog place.
Great restaurant with bar-like kind of food.
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No Frill Bar And Grill
806 Spotswood Ave
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Great restaurant with bar-like kind of food.
Mexican restaurant. Best pupusas in town! The rest of the menu isn't spectacular.
Carmen's Market & Restaurant
9610 1st View St
Mexican restaurant. Best pupusas in town! The rest of the menu isn't spectacular.

Shopping

In case you need to get something from a store, Wal-Mart has basically everything.
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Walmart Supercenter
7530 Tidewater Dr
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In case you need to get something from a store, Wal-Mart has basically everything.
Reference our locations section for more info.
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Mermaid Factory
919a W 21st St
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Reference our locations section for more info.

Entertainment & Activities

Nice little park with a short boardwalk and a pavilion.
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오션뷰해변공원
100 W Ocean View Ave
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Nice little park with a short boardwalk and a pavilion.
Check out or locations section for more info.
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버지니아 동물원
3500 Granby St
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Check out or locations section for more info.
Reference our locations section for more info.
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버지니아 수족관 및 해양 과학 센터
717 General Booth Blvd
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Reference our locations section for more info.
Reference our locations section for more info.
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Ocean Breeze Waterpark
849 General Booth Blvd
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Reference our locations section for more info.
Hosts a lot of expos and conventions.
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Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr
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Hosts a lot of expos and conventions.
Hosts a lot of expos and conventions.
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버지니아비치컨벤션센터
1000 19th St
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Hosts a lot of expos and conventions.
If you're into the historical, this is a must-see! Take a trip back in time to the Colonial period.
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Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square
134 N Henry St
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If you're into the historical, this is a must-see! Take a trip back in time to the Colonial period.
A little yacht that goes underway for dinner parties, holiday celebrations (Independence Day on the water seeing the fireworks), etc. Take a trip on the water!
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Spirit of Norfolk
333 Waterside Dr
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A little yacht that goes underway for dinner parties, holiday celebrations (Independence Day on the water seeing the fireworks), etc. Take a trip on the water!
Chatham Vineyards offers a sunset Kayak tour package that includes a wine tasting and vineyard tour in between kayaking.
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Chatham Vineyards & Winery
9232 Chatham Rd
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Chatham Vineyards offers a sunset Kayak tour package that includes a wine tasting and vineyard tour in between kayaking.
Enjoy a great dinner with a murder mystery to solve.
Get A Clue Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
1710 Pacific Avenue
Enjoy a great dinner with a murder mystery to solve.
The Busch Gardens amusement park in Williamsburg. Decent sized amusement park. Lots of awesome roller coasters. Has a great "Howl-o-Scream" event around Halloween time.
1 Busch Gardens Blvd
The Busch Gardens amusement park in Williamsburg. Decent sized amusement park. Lots of awesome roller coasters. Has a great "Howl-o-Scream" event around Halloween time.

Getting Around

Closest bus stop for local bus transit. The bus stop is located at this address on Ocean View. Website for route planning: https://gohrt.com/
901 W Ocean View Ave
901 West Ocean View Avenue
Closest bus stop for local bus transit. The bus stop is located at this address on Ocean View. Website for route planning: https://gohrt.com/