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Top Choice Museum in Newport News

Mariners' Museum

One of the biggest, most comprehensive maritime museums in the world. The on-site USS Monitor Center houses parts of the Civil War–era Monitor, one of the world's first ironclad warships, as well as a huge number of…
Top Choice Brewery in Norfolk

Smartmouth Brewing Company

In the Chelsea arts district, this indoor-outdoor tasting room and brewery has an inviting neighborhood feel, plus there's usually a food truck handy to supply sustenance. If you like hefeweizens, give the seasonal …
Top Choice Modern American in Norfolk

Press 626 Wine Bar

Embracing the Slow Food movement, this charming place in the Ghent district has a small but well-judged menu, with something to suit most tastes and budgets. The cheese and charcuterie plates are particularly good. …
Top Choice Museum in Norfolk

Chrysler Museum of Art

A glorious setting for an eclectic collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt to the present day, including works by Henri Matisse, Albert Bierstadt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, and an expansi…
Museum in Norfolk

Nauticus

This massive, interactive, maritime-themed museum has exhibits on undersea exploration, aquatic life of the Chesapeake Bay and US Naval lore. The museum's highlight is clambering around the decks and inner corridors…
Modern American in Newport News

Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar

in the historic Hilton Village neighbourhood, this friendly place serves creative dishes to a fanatically loyal clientele. Start with a 'mouth amusement' (the chef won't countenance fancy French terms) and proceed t…
Cafe in Norfolk

Cure

This neighborhood cafe on the edge of the historic district serves tasty and creative sandwiches along with good coffee (espresso, drip, pour-over and French press). Later in the day, craft beer, cocktails and wine …
Museum in Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk

The world's largest navy base, and one of the busiest airfields in the country. Hampton-based company Tidewater Touring works with the base to offer 45-minute bus tours conducted by naval personnel; tours must be bo…
Mexican in Norfolk

Luna Maya

Friendly service and awesome burritos set this hip place apart from the competition on busy Colley Ave. Not to mention the tasty margaritas and an extensive selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes for the non-carni…
Museum in Newport News

Virginia Living Museum

A fine introduction to Virginia's terrestrial and aquatic life, set in naturalistic ecosystems. The complex comprises open-air animal enclosures, an outdoor dinosaur discovery trail, an aviary, gardens, and a planet…