PortsmouthUnited States of America

Get away to Portsmouth! Enjoy the museums, boating, and churches.

Discover the family-friendly area of Portsmouth—museums, historic sites, and top sights like Children's Museum of Virginia.

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Top Hotels in Portsmouth

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Red Roof Inn Portsmouth, VA
Red Roof Inn Portsmouth, VA
2 out of 5
925 London Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA
$47
per night
Oct 24 - Oct 25

Situated in Portsmouth, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Commodore Theatre and Children's Museum of Virginia. Moses Myers House and Nauticus National ...

2.6/5 (50 reviews)

"The bed was very comfortable for my head while I sleep. Thank for you your services"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Red Roof Inn Portsmouth, VA
Economy Lodge
Economy Lodge
2.5 out of 5
1015 Broad St., Portsmouth, VA
$40
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2

Situated in Portsmouth, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Frank D Lawrence Stadium and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Children's Museum of Virginia. Commodore Theatre ...

3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)
Miguel’s review

"No frills hotel but the staff was very nice and the area was extremely quiet and close to everything. I will stay at this motel again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Economy Lodge
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA
$87
per night
Nov 20 - Nov 21

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Children's Museum of Virginia. Moses Myers ...

4.3/5Excellent! (877 reviews)

"Staying at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth was an elevated experience for me and my husband. The room is both beautiful and very spacious with a lot of attention to details. The luxury decor and the dynamic view were captivating which gave it a resort feel to the entire hotel. It was such a wonderful ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

Popular things to do in Portsmouth

Ocean Breeze Waterpark
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Ocean Breeze Waterpark

4/5(270 reviews)

Enjoy the exciting rides at Ocean Breeze Waterpark and see why this is a popular amusement park in Virginia Beach. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.

Norfolk Botanical Garden
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Norfolk Botanical Garden

4/5(260 reviews)

Walk among azaleas, camellias and rosebushes. Watch pelicans in flight and absorb the scents of exotic blooms.

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
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Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

4.5/5(324 reviews)

Take the kids to this engaging, interactive science center dedicated to educating visitors on the protection and research of Virginia’s marine environment.

First Landing State Park
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First Landing State Park

4.5/5(214 reviews)

Relax on an uncrowded beach, cycle along a winding trail and see a range of natural environments, such as swamps, wetlands and dunes.

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Chrysler Museum of Art

4.5/5(131 reviews)

Be amazed by the breadth and quality of this collection of art and glasswork at a free museum in the heart of the city.

Nauticus National Maritime Center
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Nauticus National Maritime Center

4.5/5(159 reviews)

Learn, touch and observe at the waterfront maritime science museum dedicated to Norfolk’s naval history. 

Top activities in Portsmouth

Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise
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Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise

$106

Set sail aboard Spirit of Norfolk for an evening of delectable food, skyline views, and lively entertainment. With tasty handcrafted cocktails, relax on the open-air top deck or dance the night away as the DJ spins Top 40 hits.

Passport to Fun 2019
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Passport to Fun 2019

$52

Come experience the best of Norfolk, Virginia with the Passport to Fun and enjoy admission to Norfolk's top attractions! Through these specially-issued passes, you can explore Norfolk's Battleship Wisconsin, known as the world’s largest and last battleship.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Norfolk, VA
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Norfolk, VA

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Brunch Cruise Aboard the Spirit of Norfolk
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Brunch Cruise Aboard the Spirit of Norfolk

$80

Step aboard the Spirit of Norfolk and admire postcard-worthy views of Norfolk from the sparkling Elizabeth River. A delicious brunch buffet, music from a live DJ, and a friendly crew make this an experience the whole family can remember for years to come.

Wetland Zipline Adventure Virginia Beach
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Wetland Zipline Adventure Virginia Beach

$66

Adventureworks, a pioneer in treetop zipline parks, has come to the coast. Located on 60 acres of wooded forest in the coastal wetland (so close to the ocean you can smell the salt), but just minutes from the highways and byways of Virginia Beach, this zipline course provides the ideal way to get close to the unique wetlands ecosystem without trudging through the swamp.

Self-Guided Anaheim Norfolk Hunt
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Self-Guided Anaheim Norfolk Hunt

$11

This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.