Within walking distance:
The Cannonball Trail - This walk-it-yourself tour connects historic sites woven among featured attractions in Downtown Norfolk. The Cannonball Trail becomes a "story telling stage" for interpreting Norfolk's rich and multi-faceted history. Begin your adventure at VisitNorfolk, 232 East Main Street.
Nauticus – an exciting interactive science and technology center that explores the naval, economic, and nautical power of the sea. Home of the Battleship Wisconsin, Nauticus features Battleship Wisconsin-related exhibits, hands-on exhibits, national-caliber traveling exhibits, HD films on a giant screen, sharks, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and more. - .15 miles
MacArthur Center – Over a million square feet of retail offerings in downtown Norfolk. Includes a wide range of stores and services, a variety of dining options and a movie theater. - .2 miles
Chrysler Museum of Art & Glass Studio - Enjoy free admission to the Chrysler Museum of Art and explore 5,000 years of civilization through 30,000 objects in our world-class collection, stunning glass galleries, and interpretive programs. Visitors can enjoy an extensive collection of European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; a world-renowned glass collection, Art Nouveau furniture, and works of art from African, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian, Islamic, and Asian cultures. - 1 mile
34th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival
Friday, July 15th – Saturday, July 16, 2016
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
Come early and enjoy a special treat! Hampton Roads' longest running outdoor Jazz Festival returns for two nights along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. On a warm summer evening, chill to the legendary sounds of top national Smooth Jazz and R & B recording artists. This popular festival features a variety of seating and ticket options, fine foods and beverages, plus a festival marketplace with crafts, retail items, and more. Visit the festival website for performer and ticket information.
Don’t forget that your special PTG hotel rate is good for three days before and three days after convention dates.
Freemason and Ghent Historic Districts
Both these areas are near downtown Norfolk and feature eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries and antique stores. Walk, or go by light rail or bus.