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Children’s Museum
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Portsmouth Arts &
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Naval Shipyard
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Discover history, the arts, and new things to do with your kids in Portsmouth, Virginia. Listed below are our Top 8 of the best ways to get outside and enjoy nature, play golf, or get the adrenaline pumping traveling at high speeds on an indoor track. Or simply take a walk along the harbor or people watch from a sidewalk cafe. There’s plenty to keep you entertained in Portsmouth.

Discover history, the arts, and new things to do with your kids in Portsmouth, Virginia. Listed below are our Top 8 of the best ways to get outside and enjoy nature, play golf, or get the adrenaline pumping traveling at high speeds on an indoor track. Or simply take a walk along the harbor or people watch from a sidewalk cafe. There’s plenty to keep you entertained in Portsmouth.

Discover history, the arts, and new things to do with your kids in Portsmouth, Virginia. Listed below are our Top 8 of the best ways to get outside and enjoy nature, play golf, or get the adrenaline pumping traveling at high speeds on an indoor track. Or simply take a walk along the harbor or people watch from a sidewalk cafe. There’s plenty to keep you entertained in Portsmouth.

Need help planning your visit? Have questions about what to do, where to stay, or where to park? Reach out to us via email, phone, or stop by our Portsmouth Welcome Center, conveniently located across the street from the Children’s Museum of Virginia.

Location

Portsmouth is centrally located within Hampton Roads making it an ideal location for bringing your group together. Easy access from Norfolk International Airport, Amtrak, and all major highways serving eastern Virginia along with a small town feel makes Portsmouth even more enticing as a place to host your event.

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Portsmouth is centrally located within Hampton Roads making it an ideal location for bringing your group together. Easy access from Norfolk International Airport, Amtrak, and all major highways serving eastern Virginia along with a small town feel makes Portsmouth even more enticing as a place to host your event.

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

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For beautiful waterfront vistas, the Renaissance Portsmouth – Norfolk Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center is a must. Enjoy views of the working harbor, a variety of passing ships, the downtown Norfolk skyline, and the active local shipyards from the windows and patios of this full service luxury hotel.

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On The Water

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For beautiful waterfront vistas, the Renaissance Portsmouth – Norfolk Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center is a must. Enjoy views of the working harbor, a variety of passing ships, the downtown Norfolk skyline, and the active local shipyards from the windows and patios of this full service luxury hotel.

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Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center

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For beautiful waterfront vistas, the Renaissance Portsmouth – Norfolk Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center is a must. Enjoy views of the working harbor, a variety of passing ships, the downtown Norfolk skyline, and the active local shipyards from the windows and patios of this full service luxury hotel.

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Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

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For beautiful waterfront vistas, the Renaissance Portsmouth – Norfolk Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center is a must. Enjoy views of the working harbor, a variety of passing ships, the downtown Norfolk skyline, and the active local shipyards from the windows and patios of this full service luxury hotel.

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3 Discover your inner seafarer

On The Water

A short subtitle saying something about the hotel.

For beautiful waterfront vistas, the Renaissance Portsmouth – Norfolk Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center is a must. Enjoy views of the working harbor, a variety of passing ships, the downtown Norfolk skyline, and the active local shipyards from the windows and patios of this full service luxury hotel.

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Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center

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For beautiful waterfront vistas, the Renaissance Portsmouth – Norfolk Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center is a must. Enjoy views of the working harbor, a variety of passing ships, the downtown Norfolk skyline, and the active local shipyards from the windows and patios of this full service luxury hotel.

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From home and garden to bike sales & repairs, vintage thrift to marine shops, and antique shops to skate shops, Portsmouth has a little something for everyone. Each area of Portsmouth offers unique shopping options, where you are sure to find that ‘thing’ you’ve been looking for.

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From home and garden to bike sales & repairs, vintage thrift to marine shops, and antique shops to skate shops, Portsmouth has a little something for everyone. Each area of Portsmouth offers unique shopping options, where you are sure to find that ‘thing’ you’ve been looking for.

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Portsmouth Splash Park

Are you a Pokemon Go , Wizard Unite, or other augmented reality game fan? Walk along the Portsmouth Seawall or through the Olde Towne neighborhood and you will uncover what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to explore history or art while you exercise, the Path to History Self-Guided Walking Tour or the Public Art Scavenger Hunt are both informative and entertaining activities for the whole family.

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Portsmouth Splash Park

Are you a Pokemon Go , Wizard Unite, or other augmented reality game fan? Walk along the Portsmouth Seawall or through the Olde Towne neighborhood and you will uncover what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to explore history or art while you exercise, the Path to History Self-Guided Walking Tour or the Public Art Scavenger Hunt are both informative and entertaining activities for the whole family.

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Path of History

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Mary Veale and the Colonials

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Middle Street Garage
500 Water Street

Located on Water Street just south of High Street and the High Street Boat Landing. If you’re catching the ferry to Norfolk or attending a waterfront event, this is the garage of choice. It’s at the foot of High Street so access to the High Street Business Corridor is easy and fast.

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Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center

This 1846 Courthouse is home to the rotating visual art and cultural exhibits. Relax and enjoy art in the courtyard on a nice day.

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Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center

This 1846 Courthouse is home to the rotating visual art and cultural exhibits. Relax and enjoy art in the courtyard on a nice day.

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Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center

This 1846 Courthouse is home to the rotating visual art and cultural exhibits. Relax and enjoy art in the courtyard on a nice day.

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Shop local artistry – handmade jewellery, sculptures and more!

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