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The Norfolk Botanical Gardens offer many different signature and theme gardens for guests to stroll around, such as the Virginia Native Plant Garden, the Bristow Butterfly Garden and the Enchanted Forest. In addition to the numerous beautiful gardens, the Norfolk Botanical Gardens also put on special events and exhibits. Among these are bike nights, sculpture exhibits and guided tours of the gardens.
Hop aboard a luxury yacht of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet and get ready to cruise down the scenic Elizabeth River. While you enjoy the scenic views, dig into some haute cuisine. Lunch cruises, dinner cruises and brunch cruises are quite popular with both locals and tourists. Besides these option, the company also organizes moonlight cruises that are quite popular with couples. Holiday cruises are also organized including special excursions on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th Fireworks as well as a special Halloween Cruise for kids. If you want to explore the sights and the sounds of the city in an unusual manner, Spirit of Norfolk Cruises can organize a tour for you. One of the best attractions of the city, a cruise down Elizabeth River is a great idea even if you are in Norfolk for a brief duration.
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.