- Our list of the best things to do in Smithfield, Virginia, features the top 179 nearby activities — including 88 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Smithfield, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of Smithfield, VA , followed by 166 popular activities in nearby cities, including Williamsburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Hampton, Yorktown, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake and Sparta
The John Curtis' Tomb site is a family burial ground that contains the graves of John Curtis and John Curtis IV. Visitors who are interested in learning more about the colonial days of Virginia may enjoy what this site has to offer.
86% 300 votes
12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City, VA 23030 MoreLess Info
The site of the first official Thanksgiving in 1619 was held at Berkeley Plantation. Benjamin Harrison who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and President William Henry Harrison were both born at the house as well.
Run by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, Eastern Shore of Virginia offers visitors a wide range of outdoor activities, from deer hunting to nature photography. The refuge has outdoor classes and interpretive events about migratory birds and other wildlife.
86% 28 votes
4800 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, VA 23030 MoreLess Info
Formerly a historic home built in the mid-1800s, the Edgewood Plantation currently serves as a bed and breakfast that is open to the public. Guided tours are conducted daily, and there are special events to highlight the history of the location.
Two different courses are offered at the Bay Creek Golf Club. The first is the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course with four holes on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, and the second is the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, offering views of the Chesapeake and the Old Plantation Creek.
The southern most town on Virginia's eastern shore features a free public beach known as the Cape Charles Beach. Since there are no true waves and the waters are shallow, it is a very safe beach for families with small children.
100% 30 votes
115 Mason Avenue, Cape Charles, VA 23310 MoreLess Info
At its heart the Gull Hummock Gourmet Market is a place for individuals to eat local cuisine. There are regular tastings of wine, artisan chocolates, cheeses, and breads while the store itself also has local artwork for sale.
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11 Marina Road, Cape Charles, VA 23310 MoreLess Info
Guests will experience a relaxed, easy-going excursion with Sail Cape Charles - Private Tours. Guides aboard the S/V Stewardship let the wind grab the sails and take visitors around the bay to enjoy the scenic views.
100% 4 votes
Bay Avenue at Randolph, Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA 23310 MoreLess Info
Chesapeake Bay Beach is enjoyed by locals for its gradual slope and knee-high waters that stay warm in the sun. Nice sand makes for good wading; while sunsets and sunrises are worth a special visit to this comfortable local beach.