Experience the best of the best with this Top 8 list of things to do and see in Portsmouth.
Walk through history and see Olde Towne’s origins and it’s continued evolution.
Plan for your visit and explore Portsmouth with the Visitor Directory.
Don’t miss this Coastal Virginia treasure with its collection of antique homes spanning three centuries, its eclectic assortment of hip shops, edgy nightlife, and one-of-a-kind restaurants. Olde Towne is walkable, from the Children’s Museum of Virginia to the historic park at Fort Nelson and everywhere in between. Just park the car or
show up by boat and head out on foot to explore this funky, friendly little city. Looking for a photo op? Take a walk on the Seawall at night and check out the best city light show in all the 757. Olde Towne Portsmouth is a trendy little seaport with a happening art scene and an awesome music pavilion featuring the hottest touring bands. Olde Towne is the vibrant heart of Portsmouth, where you find shopping, dining, nightlife, concerts, movies, walking tours, history, and waterfront events within easy walking distance. The federally designated historic district is your introduction to the fascinating sights of this bustling seaport community.
The leading lifestyle magazine in Hampton Roads listed Olde Towne Portsmouth as one of the “Top 5 Coolest Neighborhoods” in Coastal Virginia. Olde Towne is in good company. Other notable neighborhoods include Chic’s Beach (Virginia Beach), Chelsea (Norfolk), Phoebus (Hampton), and Hilton Village (Newport News). Writer Beth Hester noted that Olde Towne has a vibe “similar to that of historic neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Greenwich Village, Georgetown, Charleston and Savannah.” Additionally, she notes the “diverse family-friendly culture, beloved seasonal traditions, civic-mindedness and human-scale orientation are part of the district’s magic.” Of course, given the history of Olde Towne, with its oldest home dating back to the 1740s, we think these other cities have a vibe similar to ours!
Be sure to read the complete article on Coastal Virginia Magazine’s website. – Click the image below.