- 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
The Burgess Falls State Park is composed of four waterfalls which cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation. The park also offers fishing from the land or wading into the water, picnic areas, grills, and a children's playground.
67% 3 votes
Hoffler Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 MoreLess Info
The Elizabeth City State University Planetarium serves to increase awareness of the sciences in the community. The planetarium features a hemispherical dome and seating capacity of 60 for a variety of light and star shows and educational programming.
89% 336 votes
2001 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 MoreLess Info
One of the most popular miniature golf courses in Williamsburg is Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. It is set in the world of 18th century buccaneers through mountain caves, beneath waterfalls, and over several footbridges.
An eight-screen movie theater, Movie Tavern Williamsburg displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, adult beverages and an in-theater dining menu that includes appetizers, burgers, salads, pizza and dessert.
78% 110 votes
424 W Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, VA 23185 MoreLess Info
The Taste of Williamsburg Food Tour allows guests to sample the many cuisines from the local area. During the tours, guests are led on a guided walking tour that stops by numerous historical landmarks on the way to nearby restaurants.
256 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 23% Off Admission at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
1735 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 MoreLess Info
Treat your family to a fantastically, unusual day of fun at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Inside, enjoy the 4-D movies, and over 350 exhibits that will startle thrill, and open your eyes to the oddities that can be found in the world around us.
94% 1345 votes
1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927 MoreLess Info
The beautiful red-brick Currituck Beach Light Station is located in Corolla Village, overlooking Currituck Sound. Providing panoramic view, climb its 220 steps, stopping at two landings and the base to view exhibits about the lighthouse. The lighthouse is open from April through November.
Currituck Beach offers many miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is popular with surfers because the conditions often produce waves for novices and intermediate surfers, and the beach is also popular with anglers and those just looking for a beach hike.