Things To Do In Norfolk

$20 for a Dickens' Christmas Towne Season Pass at Nauticus ($40 Value)

Dickens' Christmas Towne | Nauticus

Norfolk

Guests explore a winter wonderland of Christmas characters, carolers, sweet treats, children’s activities, crafts, and more

$40 $20

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Zoo Visit for Two or Four to the Virginia Zoo (Up to 50% Off)

Virginia Zoo

Norfolk

Inside a 53-acre zoo, more than 400 animals roam continent-themed habitats and 10 eco-friendly gardens bloom

$22 $11

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2, 4, or 6 Groupons, Each Good for Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio Fees at Color Me Mine (Up to 50% Off)

Color Me Mine

Norfolk

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$10 $5

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10 or 14 Karate Lessons with Uniform at Kobukan Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Kobukan Martial Arts

Norview

Kids learn self-discipline as they soak up basic and advanced karate techniques

$165 $39

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One or Two Months of CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Little Creek (Up to 66% Off)

CrossFit Little Creek

Norfolk

Coaches lead varied workouts that combine weightlifting, gymnastics techniques, and cardio drills to encourage functional fitness

$200 $69

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Five or Ten Capoeira Classes at Capoeira Resistencia (Up to 84% Off)

Capoeira Resistencia

Norfolk

Combine the rhythm of dance and the athleticism of tumbling with some truly unpredictable kicks and takedowns

$125 $29

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at FSC Law Enforcement Training Facility Krav Maga Association (75% Off)

Fsc Law Enforcement Training Facility Krav Maga Association

norfolk

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$358 $90

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Ted Constant Center on February 27, 2015 or February 28, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Ted Constant Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$49.75 $30

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Four-Week Boot Camp with Two or Three Sessions Per Week at Bootcamp for Men and Women–BodyByKen (Up to 83% Off)

Bootcamp for Men and Women – BodyByKen

Multiple Locations

BodyByKen staff lead students of all abilities through high-intensity workouts of running, kickboxing, boxing, and strength training

$150 $25

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$12 for a Norfolk Admirals Hockey Game at Norfolk Scope Arena ($26.50 Value). Six Games Available.

Norfolk Admirals

Scope Arena

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The Admirals kick off the 2014-15 season with home games against division rivals and last year’s top-seeded team

$26.50 $12

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$9 for Fishing-Pier Admission for Two from Ocean View Fishing Pier (Up to $16 Value)

Ocean View Fishing Pier

Willough Bay

Cast a line into one of the East Coast’s most bountiful fishing spots from a luxurious pier

$16 $9

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Nick Swardson at Chrysler Hall on Saturday, October 4, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Nick Swardson

Chrysler Hall

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Comedian best known for Benchwarmers and Reno 911! tours and preps for a new Comedy Central special

$50.80 $25

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He Proposed and You Said YES! Wedding Planning Seminars for Brides-to-Be!, September 20–November 15 (Up to 55% Off)

JVENTS

Multiple Locations

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Wedding expert Jasmine Roberts leads seminars that help brides-to-be plan every aspect of their wedding, from budgeting to time management

$48.47 $22

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$89 for a Jet-Ski Rental and Paddleboard Rental for Two at Great White Water Sports ($149 Value)

Great White Water Sports

Norfolk

Lifeguard-trained safety monitors oversee jet skiers as they carve waves in the Chesapeake Bay

$149 $89

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$8 for One Ticket to a Norfolk Tides Baseball Game at Harbor Park on August 26, 27, or 28 ($14.50 Value)

Norfolk Tides

Harbor Park

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The Tides fight for a playoff spot while taking on a pair of South Division rivals during three weekday games at Harbor Park

$14.50 $8

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ReptiDay Norfolk at Norfolk Masonic Temple on September 14 (Up to 50% Off)

ReptiDay Norfolk

Norfolk Masonic Temple

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!" at Ted Constant Convocation Center on October 4 or 5 (Up to 48% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Let's Dance!"

Ted Constant Convocation Center

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

$27 $14

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Though flavorful Italian cuisine is at the core of Cogan's Pizza, taste buds aren’t the only sensory receptors that perk up when visiting the vibrant eatery. The interior provides a visual feast with huge chandeliers casting subtle twinkles across pressed-tin ceilings and walls covered with posters and music memorabilia. The music motif also engages ears and vocal cords with regular live performances and karaoke.

At the bar, more than 30 beers flow from a lineup of seasonally rotating taps, each carbonated with the perfect number of bubbles to wash down cheesy and meaty pies. For patrons who adhere to a more plant-based diet, the cooks can also top crusts with faux meats, soy cheese, or an evil aunt’s favorite orchid. Pasta dishes, hot sandwiches, and subs stacked with roasted chicken, italian sausage, or roast beef round out the menu.

1901 Colonial Ave
Norfolk,
VA
US

At each Show Bride event, local vendors showcase their wedding wares and nuptial know-how so that brides and grooms may glean inspiration and connections in preparation for the big day. Couples can trade creative thought bubbles while walking arm-in-arm through a roomful of exhibitors that cover 50 categories of wedding execution, from bands and bartenders to dental work and help scrapbooking a lock of every wedding attendee's hair. Each event-goer has ample one-on-one time with vendors for brainstorming, accepting free samples, and hoisting vendors atop chairs to get a feel for their structural integrity. Enter for free prizes that differ at each event but include such largess as travel, gift cards, and goody bags.

1500 North Military Highway
Norfolk,
VA
US

Great White Water Sports creates a harmony with the gentle crash of waves, the powerful growls of jet skis, and the excited yelps of families as they launch a variety of jet-ski rentals right from the sands of Chesapeake Bay. Ranked second on the Norfolk activity list by TripAdvisor, and backed by favorable attention from USA Today, their lifeguard-trained team also saddles up jet skis in waters warmer than the Atlantic and with smaller waves. Their jet skis are not equipped with any speed-restriction devices, allowing guests to rev up their engines and feel the wind hit their faces as they send wake waves rolling shoreward.

1000 E Ocean View Ave.
Norfolk,
VA
US

The rollicking sounds of blues artists headlining the two stages of the restaurant’s performance venue filter through this barbecue hot spot. It features spice-rubbed meats served up with a selection of homestyle sides. The menu centers on hickory-smoked beef, seasoned and smoked pork, and rubbed and grilled chicken and ribs that are steeped in spices, like Marco Polo’s scrapbook. The restaurant outfits tables with a selection of spicy, savory, and slightly sweet sauces, allowing patrons to customize heat levels on entrees or provide a flavorful accompaniment to fried pickles, baskets of corn bread, or Mojo pit beans.

9659 1st View St
Norfolk,
VA
US

The friendly staffers at Bounce House's multiple Virginia locales breathe new life into the term sock hop, as well as lots of air into inflatable play surfaces. During Open Jump sessions and birthday parties, sock-clad moppets aged 1–12 can hop to their heels’ content across a cadre of themed inflatables, which catapult youngsters into TV-station simulacra and onto the surface of an air-hockey machine. As parents supervise, they can compare their children's bouncing with that of the stock market using complimentary WiFi. Each Bounce House fuels fun by keeping its snack bar fully stocked.

5900 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk,
VA
US

The fun vibe in Mambo Room’s dance classes and weekly socials isn’t a coincidence. The studio’s instructors hope that by sharing cultural dance in a pressure-free environment they will create a community that genuinely loves to bust a move without feeling self-conscious. With these passionate teachers at the helm, students hone fancy footwork in classes that range from salsa and bachata to Afro-Cuban to Zumba. At weekly socials, students can showcase their newly acquired moves to get comfortable leading and following with partners of all skill levels, giving their poor broom a well-deserved night off.

2200 Colonial Ave.
Norfolk,
VA
US