- Our list of the best things to do in Portsmouth, Virginia, features the top 172 nearby activities — including 78 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Portsmouth, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 19 things to do within the city of Portsmouth, VA , followed by 153 popular activities in nearby cities, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Smithfield, Yorktown, Cape Charles and Williamsburg
William and Mary College is a Colonial-era campus which has graduated four US presidents. A self-guided or student-led walking tour includes the Sir Christopher Wren building – America's oldest college building – and the historic Swem Library.
Elizabeth City locals enjoy being entertained at the Gateway Theater. The theater having been refurbished in 2012 presents comfortable seating, state of art film equipment and a full service snack and candy bar.
Fun for the whole family, the Albemarle Bowling Center entertains locals and visitors to Elizabeth City. The bowling alley also features a game room and arcade, billiards, gift shop and concession stand.
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102 Information Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23187 MoreLess Info
The 18th century is brought to life at Colonial Williamsburg. Guests can both observe and participate in the life of this reconstructed colonial village that is filled with costumed actors who make history real.
Originally the residence of the royal governor, the Governor's Palace is an historical museum offering guided tours and animated demonstrations of life in 18th-Century Colonial Williamsburg. Reconstructed in the 1930s on the original site, the palace and grounds include outbuildings, gardens, and a boxwood maze…
Visitors to Historic Jamestowne will be able to learn about the early settlers of Jamestown. The main attraction at the site is the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium which puts artifacts, remains of buildings, and forensic research of those buried at the site on display.
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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, VA 23187 MoreLess Info
The first permanent English colony in America is commemorated by the Jamestown Settlement. The site features replicas of three ships, gallery exhibits, and an introductory film that explains the beginnings of Jamestown from multiple perspectives.
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Jamestown Road, next to Phi Beta Kappa Hall, Williamsburg, VA 23187 MoreLess Info
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is an art museum and part of the College of William & Mary campus. The museum maintains a permanent art collection and is host to a variety of traveling art exhibitions.