Among the top things to see in Norfolk, VA, there are:
Hunter House Victorian Museum, which provides visitors guided tours, from April to December, offering a full season of special tours, exhibits and events that highlight the various facets of Victorian social history and custom. The original collection of furnishings and decorative arts from the museum, has been complemented with the donation of several unique pieces, in recent years.
The gorgeous Pagoda and Oriental Garden, situated on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, featuring exquisitely arranged landscapes of plants, water, stone and architctural features, revealing a layered beauty of both natural form and culture. The Pagoda, which is a 2-story octagon structure, housed in the garden, is a marvelous example of Chinese architecture, and it is the Garden's centerpiece, housing an impressive art gallery which contains Oriental brush paintings and Chinese artifacts, including a great restaurant, which serves American and Pacific Rim cuisine.
Chrysler Museum of Art, housed in an Italianate-style structure facing the picturesque Hague Inlet of the Elizabeth River, home to an encyclopedic collection of nearly 40,000 objects spanning nearly 5,000 years of history, among the museum's highlights being an impressive and comprehensive survey of European and American painting and sculpture, a world-renowned glass collection, a rich photography program, Art Nouveau furniture, as well as African, Asian, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian and Islamic art.
The Annual Virginia Arts Festival, which happens in April, is, not only one of Norfolk's most expected annual events, but, one of the most popular and most visited arts festival in the US state of Virginia.
Since 1997, the festival has transformed the cultural scene in southeastern Virginia, bringing performers from around the world to Norfolk, as well as to its surrounding communities, including Hampton, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, Virginia Arts Festival being a cultural destination for visitors from across the United States and around the world.
Some of the most popular and favorite shopping spots in Norfolk, VA, are listed below. Check it out!
- Palace Shops: 301 West 21st Street, Norfolk, VA.
- Perfume Paradise: 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA.
- Sears: 880 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA.
- Broad Creek Shopping Center: 1207 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA.
- Legends Military Circle Mall: 880 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA.
- T.J. Maxx: Janaf Shopping Center: 5900 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA.
- A J Wright: 1855 East Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA.
- MacArthur Center: 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA.