Portsmouth Vacations

6 miles (10 kilometers) to the west of Norfolk - Virginia Beach, is Portsmouth, a great place to delve a little deeper into this fabulous region. Coming from Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk - Virginia Beach, Portsmouth is 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the south.

Portsmouth is the perfect place to stay while you are exploring Norfolk - Virginia Beach as many of the city’s main attractions are close. Among the most interesting places to explore are the fabulous Children's Museum of Virginia and the remarkable Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. Also, well worth the effort are the United States Lightship Portsmouth and the Waterside Festival Marketplace.

To better understand Norfolk - Virginia Beach, take a trip to one of its many cultural destinations. In particular, you should make sure you check out D'Art Center in Norfolk and the Nauticus National Maritime Center. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the much-loved cultural performance centers such as Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, the Harrison Opera House and Wells Theater. There are a number of excellent art galleries to visit including the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk.

Get your body moving out-of-doors at the many beautiful destinations nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Rest a while and enjoy the cool shade at local green spaces that are sure to delight such as the Town Point Park in Norfolk.

Norfolk - Virginia Beach offers visitors a wide variety of places of interest. When you are planning your trip, allow plenty of time to visit as many of them as you can. The St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk offers travellers to Norfolk - Virginia Beach a chance to better understand the role religion has played in the area.

If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, you’ll love the various stores at MacArthur Center in Norfolk.

Nearby Norfolk Scope, Norfolk is the perfect place to hang out with lovers of ice hockey, and to see local heroes, the Norfolk Admirals, in action. On match days follow the sea of blue, red, gold, black and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join local ice hockey lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a post-game drink.

After spending the day enjoying Portsmouth, relax for the night at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep check out the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, the Norfolk Plaza Hotel, and the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

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