5 Unique Things to Do in Norfolk

The Norfolk/ Virginia Beach area has quite a few memorable experiences to par take in! Many are activities to add to your duty station bucket list or easy ways to have great experiences when families come to visit.

  1. Glass Blowing at the Chrysler Museum
Image from Chrysler Museum

Located at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk is The Perry Glass Studio. They have a variety of glass making demonstrations, classes, and just in time for the holiday season, blow your own glass ornament. The Perry Glass Studio brings together an internationally acclaimed staff and offers something for all skill levels. A full schedule and ticket information can be found at: https://chrysler.org/glass/.


  1. Candle Making at Sugar and Grace Co.ย 

Have you ever wanted to know the secrets of your favorite smelling candle? Head down to Sugar and Grace Co. inside Selden Market and pour your own candle. They offer a variety of workshops with everything from a Girls Day Workshop to a Happy Hour Candle Making Workshop. Looking for a date idea? They have a workshop that is perfect for couples. For more information on workshops and reservations, click here.


  1. Catch a Flight at the Military Aviation Museum

What a better way to see Virginia Beach than a flight in an authentic WWII aircraft? Visit the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach and take a guided flight over the rural countryside of Virginia Beach, the Intracoastal Waterway and the sand dunes of the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge.


  1. Bocce Ball at Beachside Social

Do you like cocktails, good food, and bocce ball? Then Beachside Social is the place for you. Inside the 10,000 sq ft ocean liner inspired space is a full-service bar, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard, and they even have a selection of board games. Fiction: Shuffleboard is only played at retirement homes. Fact: This is fun for the whole family!


  1. Climb Around at The Virginia Aquarium Adventure Park

Now that summer has come to end, what a better way to get the kids outside and enjoying the cooler weather then climbing and zip lining around tree tops? The Adventure Park provides climbing and zip lining fun for adventure-seekers of all ages (5 and up). The Park is a network of tree-top bridges, swings, and zip lines in the maritime forest between the Aquariumโ€™s South Building and Bay & Ocean Pavilion.

Please be aware of the COVID-19 restrictions and precautions as the protocols continue to evolve. Let us know if you have enjoyed any of these activities and if you have any to add in the comments!

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