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Get Off the Bus And Sail Away

Map of Norfolk

The perfect day in Chesapeake Bay awaits you

Catch some fresh fish or eat a delicious dish while you’re visiting this picturesque city right off the bay.

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  1. Grab a Bite

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    The Birch was the first craft beer bar to hit the scene in Norfolk. They’ve been a part of the city since 2011 and they’ve already made a lasting impression. It has been named the 5th best beer bar in America. The Birch doesn’t only specialize in craft beer but also ciders and considers itself to be a grilled cheese bar as well. Stop through and try out some amazing beer. The staff will help you make the best charcuterie plate with the perfect cheese to compliment whatever you drink. 

    Address: 1231 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23508

    Saltine offers the freshest seafood with a sprinkle of sophistication. Their locally-sourced menu offers seasonal shellfish, seafood, and spirits in their chic space. Maybe you’ll stop by for a night out or happy hour to take a sip of the chief mixologist’s stellar concoctions. If you’re wanting to try their phenomenal brunch, it features Maui French toast and jumbo lump crab Benedict and is definitely worth trying. 

    Address: 100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

  2. On the Water

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    Whether you’re wanting to check out the astounding views of Chesapeake Bay or hang around and make friends with the fisherman, the Ocean View Fishing Pier is the perfect place to be. Forgot your fishing rod at home? No problem! There’s a bait house and tackle shop on site for you grab all the tool’s you’ll need to see if you can get in on the catch of the day. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s also a restaurant to grab a bite. The menu features everything from fresh seafood to “pier nachos.”

    Address: 400 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503

    American Rover Sailing Cruises will let you set sail on a daytime or sunset cruise with your friends and family as the captain points out the beautiful sights on the Norfolk Harbor. In addition to sailing along and enjoying the perfect views, there’s also on-board entertainment in the form of live music and a bar with beer, wine, and cocktails. If you're wanting to take in the outdoors, there’s a shaded top deck, but if you’re more in the mood to relax, the below-deck lounges are climate-controlled.

    Address: 333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510

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