The Freemason District contains some of the major historical sites in Norfolk. Part of the original plot of land given to Captain Thomas Willoughby in 1636, the streets are cobblestone, with brick houses and trees lining the sidewalk. Among the many museums and history centers here are the Moses Myers House, Norfolk History Museum, and Hunter House Victorian Museum.
Downtown Norfolk is the real heartbeat of the city. Downtown, visitors will find all kinds of attractions, from museums to theaters, boutiques, restaurants, bars and a beautiful waterfront view. Make sure Downtown is on your list when you visit Norfolk. It's hard to miss!
This retail area at the junction of 21st Street and Llewelyn Avenue is an eclectic mix of specialty stores, businesses and restaurants. It is prettily landscaped, with tree-lined paths and blooming flowers, ensuring a pleasant shopping experience. Here, you can purchase handmade jewelry, work out at Fitness Together or enjoy some authentic Thai food at Bangkok Garden. A lovely area to while away an afternoon in.
Ensconced in a quaint corner of Ghent, the Granby Street is a bustling avenue that is flanked by numerous restaurants and shopping outlets. Apart from being a food and shopping junction, the street has also turned into an entertainment zone thanks to the various bars and clubs that line the street. The Granby Street plays host to various local events and processions including the New Years' Eve celebrations that take place here. Several locals and tourists head to the Granby to attend these events.