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Norfolk is home to the world’s ;rst wa;e cone. Order
the original at Doumar’s, where cones are still made on
a four-iron wa;e machine built in 1904.
Taste Virginia Tours cover the many unique aspects of
food, beer, and wine in Norfolk. For example, groups can
sample local oysters and wines, try craft beers, or explore
the early culinary roots of the destination.
Chrysler Museum of Art’s Perry Glass Studio — Take
a tour, watch a demonstration, or learn the art of glass
blowing at one of the most comprehensive glass collections in the country.
The Waterside District — Norfolk’s new dining and entertainment district, on the Elizabeth River, o;ers private
dining spaces at Harbor Club and Blue Moon TapHouse,
plus many other entertainment options.
The American Rover — Cruise the Elizabeth River
aboard this tall sailing ship, which has been a ;ixture of
the Hampton Roads area since 1986.
• About 500,000 square feet of function space in the city
• 5,000 total hotel rooms
• 3,000 committable hotel rooms citywide
• 1,200 committable hotel rooms in downtown
• 130 daily nonstop ;lights to 16 major airports via Norfolk
International Airport (ORF), about seven miles from
• Within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population
VisitNorfolk — (800) 368;3097; visitnorfolk.com
All the praise Travel + Leisure named Norfolk one of the best places to travel for
2017, and food writer John T. Edge called it — along with the rest of Virginia’s Tidewater
region — ‘the South’s next great food destination.’
Look beyond Norfolk’s 144 miles of beautiful shoreline and you’ll
;ind a vibrant, entertaining downtown ready-made for meetings
and events. Groups can choose from a wide variety of hotels,
most of which are located within walking distance of the city’s
downtown meeting venues, shopping, restaurants, attractions,
and nightlife options. VisitNorfolk’s award-winning sta; can assist
with the entire planning process from beginning to end. “Our sales
and convention-services teams work incredibly hard to ensure a
seamless planning process and successful meeting,” said Donna
Allen, vice president of sales and marketing for VisitNorfolk.