- 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
88% 101 votes
333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510 MoreLess Info
The red tan bark sails is a signature sight of the American Rover Sailing Cruises. The trips depart from Waterside in the heart of downtown and then sail the waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor for both Sunset Cruises and Narrated Harbor Cruises.
Both the sea and naval history are supported at the Nauticus National Maritime Center. Visitors can learn about naval battleships and naval warfare while also having the ability to explore the oceans and the creatures that live there.
97% 263 votes
1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510 MoreLess Info
Narrated naval base cruises depart daily through the Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises. Guests can view aircraft carriers, guided missile cruisers, and nuclear submarines from the water while enjoying the comfortable ship.
96% 67 votes
1 Waterside Drive, Ste 248, Norfolk, VA 23510 MoreLess Info
One of the official museums that displays the history of the United States Navy is the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The bulk of the exhibits focus on the 235 year naval history in the region of Hampton Roads, including a permanent display on the 18th century Virginia State Navy.
A combined museum and research center is housed within the MacArthur Memorial. It is dedicated to both preserving and presenting the story of Army General Douglas MacArthur and the men and women who served under him in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.
21% 48 votes
300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 MoreLess Info
A movie theater equipped with digital projection and RealD 3D, Regal MacArthur Center Stadium 18 & RPX displays first-run feature films. The theater offers an RPX auditorium, stadium seating, reserved seats, a game room and a snack bar.