Whether you are new to area or life long resident things are always changing here in Hampton Roads. Here are a list of my favorite local people & spots for eats, treats, lifestyle & just an all around good time!
(***Disclaimer: I have in NO way been compensated or even asked to incorporate these people/businesses on my site,
I just really love them so tell them I sent you!***)
The Green House Kitchen
Enjoyed this little spot in downtown Norfolk with friends. If your looking for some healthier options look no further. The $14 salad that claims to be a portion for "1" is really a portion for "2". Super fresh, large portions, scrumptious salads, soups, and creative apps. PLUS Gelato!
First landing State Park
Beach access, camping, Seashore State Park across the street with boat access and 10 mile hiking trails. You can get yearly memberships for next to nothing!
Maritime themed science center, tour the Battleship Wisconsin or board a cruise out of Norfolk!
Hermitage Museum & Gardens
This place is magical! It is a little piece of history situated on a beautiful waterfront landscape with a backdrop of Norfolk inport/export terminal. From classes to concerts, outdoor movies, sensational exhibitions, gorgeous event space and gardens, this place is a revolving door of awesome!
Chrysler Museum of Art
Located in Norfolk - free general admission, huge collections and revolving shows
Virginia Air & Space Museum
educational facility, IMAX, Nasa Research center
North West River Park
763 acre Nature park in Chesapeake - walking trails, fishing, golf, boating, camping, birthday parties, rent canoes or paddle boats
Our aquarium has a lot to offer. An adventure park, huge National Geographic 3D theater, animals & exhibits & even boat tours of local wild life!
Virginia Zoo - Norfolk
Our local Zoo is pretty cool. They offer family packages & memberships too!
Super fun interactive museum for kids. They just renovated it and its even better. Lots of hands on activities for a sensory fun filled day! Take the ferry from Norfolk for an extra special adventure!
Commodore Movie Theater
Old school movie theater! You can dine on the first level or just watch on the second level. The Bier Garden is across the street if you don't want to dine in!
The Bier Garden
Fantastic Authentic German cuisine with over 400 craft beers from around the world to choose from! Don't go here is your a bud light drinker...Or do & try something that actually has flavor!
If your in need of an in home trainer Jocelyn is your girl. She is a certified personal trainer & health guru. She offers personalized workouts, meal plans, will help you tackle the grocery store, and give you a swift kick in the pants when needed. She brings everything you need to your home its fantastic! I had some serious back issues and she helped me find a workout that wouldn't do more harm then good!
The Tar Roof
Support your local weirdo's and come on down to Pungo for a "hand crafted experience" at this century old house which was lovingly turned into a local art gallery & quaint little event space. They offer specialty classes & fairs and sell local artisan works. Overall its just a cool place to hang!
The Bee & the Biscuit
This place is adorable and has excellent food & service. It located in Pungo so if you plan to visit The Tar Roof, this place is a great spot for breakfast & lunch!
This cute little gift shop has great finds. They have 3 locations to choose from! I love getting little gifts for friends & clients here. They also participate in the round up for charity program!
Eat. Drink. Repeat.
2 locations to choose from; Crackers - Norfolk & Pacifica - VB. These funky fresh tapas joints are sure to please. Local seasonal menus, hand shaken cocktails, nothing ordinary about this place. NO TV's, NO bud light, NO mustache required :)
Waterman's Surfside Grille
Beach front, great happy hour, Unique gift shop called The Beach Nut, event space up in The Attic & an all around a good time. Live music on Fridays and a perfect spot to spend your summers sipping their famous Orange Crush! They too have a few sister locations, The Shack & Chix
Clementine's at Riverview
This little gem is a new place that spins off it's sister establishment called 'Ten Top', located in Ghent. Clementine's is small and quaint holding only about 6 tables and a bar but the ever changing fresh menu and hand made cocktail creations make it a mighty big win in any food lovers belly! They also serve brunch!
Legrand Kitchen Company
Food, Drinks & Rock & Roll says all you need to know about this fresh little Norfolk spot. Small dining, fresh, local & superb cuisine! Check out their sister restaurant - Shiptown!
1608 Craft house
Try the huge pretzel! Great food & beer selection, friendly staff
located in VB - American bistro with an asian flare..never disappoints
Dee's Nuts Peanut Butters
Locally sourced Peanut Butters that are to die for! Sold at local farmers, markets, the Rusty Cottage on Shore drive and incorporated in other local spots like the Sugar Shack Donut Shop!
Check her FB page for the latest pop-up locations.
Speedy's Hot Sauce
Some like it hot so grab a bottle of this locally made, hand crafted Hot sauce. Comes in multiple flavors & intensities and sold in tons of places locally.
More than just soup. This place features fantastic & freshly prepared eats with a side of good vibes.
Located near the ocean front!