At Global Yodel we love learning about new places from a locals perspective. We sent Yodeler Liza Herlands to Hilton Norfolk The Main to experience all this vibrant Virginia city has to offer and to take some beautiful photos. Hilton Norfolk The Main sits on the corner of Main and Granby streets, in downtown Norfolk, and is situated within walking distance of more than 50 restaurants and the beautiful Elizabeth River. Charming Norfolk is filled with exceptional food, museums, gardens and activities. But don’t take our word for it, explore Norfolk through Liza’s beautiful photography and insightful travel tips.
Name: Liza Herlands
Occupation? Account Coordinator in Travel PR
Can you sum up Norfolk? Norfolk is a quaint and quiet city with an interesting overlap of new and old. A large creative scene is just starting to explode. There is an up and coming food culture as well.
What is the best thing about Norfolk? The quiet city vibe mixed with classic Virginian homes.
What does a perfect day entail in Norfolk? Waking up late, heading out to get some coffee, exploring a museum and walking along the water. Taking advantage of all the old and new sights, shops and food. If weather permits I recommend exploring by foot!
What are the people like in Norfolk? The people in Norfolk are very kind, talkative and welcoming.
If Norfolk was a person who would it be? Any character from Gilmore Girls – the city has that small town charm with some spunk.
If a friend was visiting Norfolk what would you suggest they do? Book a room at Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel. Start with breakfast at the hotel’s Varia or Fruitive then head straight to Cure Coffee and get one of their signature lattes. Make your way to the Chrysler Museum of Art and listen to the talented piano player while you look around. Take a leisurely stroll to Toast or Handsome Biscuit. Make sure you get to Handsome Biscuit early for lunch because it closes at 2! Next go to O’Connor Brewing Company for local drinks and hang out outside. Make your way back to the hotel for dinner at Saltine. On your route home walk through the NEON District. If you want a nightcap grab a drink at Grain and sit on the outdoor patio that overlooks the water. Check if there’s a show at Granby Theater, or relax in the pool to top off your evening.
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