Norfolk Shopping

When you are at your Norfolk bed and breakfast, take a little time to go shopping. There are plenty of places to find some sales and bargains, whether it's at one of the big malls or a little antique shop. This southern, charming city will not disappoint. Here are a few places to get you started.

Historic Ghent

Ghent, Norfolk, VA
http://www.destinationghent.com

It's like a neighborhood within a neighborhood. It is considered the suburb of Norfolk, but is part of Norfolk nonetheless. After starting out as an area where struggling musicians and artists lived, it has developed over the years into an upscale, modern shopping and dining area with boutiques, condominiums, theatres, and even a mambo dance studio.

MacArthur Center

300 Monticello Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 627-6000
http://www.shopmacarthur.com

If you are vacationing at a Norfolk inn, and decide you want to do some mall shopping, head downtown to the MacArthur Center. With big name retailers like Nordstrom's, Banana Republic, bebe, Coach, and Zales, you are bound to find something nice for yourself. Before you go, visit their website to see what stores are offering coupons and sales that week.

The Gallery at Military Circle

880 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 461-1940
http://www.galleryatmilitarycircle.com

You're at the Norfolk B&B, and you're bored. Well, with over 120 retailers, restaurants, and specialty stores, The Gallery is a place to occupy your time. Browse in stores like Kay Jewelers, Macy's, Victoria's Secret, GNC, and Bath & Body Works. If you want to catch a movie, there is the 18-screen Cinemark Theater. When you get hungry, grab something from Mongolian BBQ or Cookies and Cream and sit & relax in their 400 seat food court.

Mystic Mermaid

308 West 21st St., Norfolk, VA 23517
Phone: (757) 618-6345
http://www.mysticmermaid.net

Looking for an unique gift for yourself or someone else? Then this is the place to be. Established in 2007, customers can find everything from L'Occitane Body & Bath products, Bella Notte linens, Gianna Rose soaps, Isabella Journey bags, model sail boats, one-of-a-kind handbags, and of course, mermaids.

Green Alternatives

1905 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517
Phone: (757) 457-8991
http://www.greenalternativesstore.com/index.html

Everyone is doing their part to be more environmentally aware. If you are the type that loves to buy products that are eco-friendly, then stop in at Green Alternatives. Every product in the store is either recycled, all-natural, biodegradable, or reusable. They offer products for inside the home, as well as outside, and clothing for children and adults. Popular items include plastic bag dryer, lemongrass room spray, flood hats, Glee gum, reclaimed golf balls, and Little Twig bath mitts. If you can't find what you're looking for in the store, check online at their website.