Virginia’s Quaint,
Historic Seaport.

One visit to Portsmouth, Virginia and you’ll be hooked. Amble along our famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods.  Go antiquing. Take in some art. Stand inside a giant soap bubble at the largest children’s museum in the state.  And did we mention that Portsmouth is home to some of the most delightful restaurants in the region? Many of Portsmouth’s attractions are clustered within easy walking distance of each other, making it the perfect place to spend a day. And with its central location, it’s easy to get to – just a quick ferry ride from downtown Norfolk, a just minutes from Virginia Beach, and Colonial Williamsburg.

Portsmouth, Virginia. Give us a day. We’ll give you a vacation.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Step inside a world where bubbles grow bigger than you are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark the imagination, where you can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist, a star gazer, and more.

GOLF!

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course Named Best Municipal Course in Virginia by Golf Digest.

It's also a great venue for a meeting, party or special event.

DINING

When it comes to dining, once again, Portsmouth is a city full of pleasant surprises.

CIVIL WAR

A Civil War Tour Without Portsmouth? That Would Be Like The Monitor Without The Merrimack. The history of the Civil War’s most important naval battle is yours to find etched here.

MUSEUMS

The museums, galleries and historic houses of Olde Towne are fun with plenty of education mixed in. It’s like a field trip for the entire family.

ENTERTAINMENT

How does a concert sound? Here in Portsmouth, quite well, thank you. And the variety of venues is quite pleasing to the eye as well.

SHOPPING

The concentration of antique stores along High Street has made it one of Hampton Road's antiquing hot spots.

WATERFRONT

Portsmouth is a great place to stop and rest along the Intracoastal Waterway at Mile Marker Zero. With the deepest natural harbor, boaters have easy access to the ocean and Chesapeake Bay.

ACCOMMODATIONS

With choices ranging from hotels, bed and breakfast inns, motels and high-rise apartment buildings, our visitors have access to more than 700 guestrooms.

VISITORS

Olde Towne Portsmouth is much more than one of the area’s most pleasant places to take a stroll. It’s a history lover’s dream come true.