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Boating In Portsmouth, Virginia


As a deep water harbor on the Chesapeake Bay that opens up to the Atlantic Ocean, Portsmouth is known for being rich in history and charm. Located on the “Right Corner” of Virginia, Portsmouth is within the Hampton Roads region of the state which has six of the ten largest population centers within 750 miles.

Portsmouth is also considered “An Official Coast Guard City” due to the city’s ongoing support for the Coast Guard, and more specifically the local units: 5th District, Atlantic Area, Base Portsmouth and Sector Hampton Roads.

With an incredible downtown waterfront that includes fine dining, antique and specialty shops, Portsmouth is full of sites for all travelers to enjoy. Portsmouth is also the perfect stop for a history buff and is home to several museums, including: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Lightship Portsmouth Museum, and Railroad Museum of Virginia.

In addition to the history, visitors can hit the links at one of the city’s championship golf courses: Bide-A-Wee, or The Links at City Park, or check out some other regional activities: The Virginia Opera, The Virginia Stage Company and The Virginia Symphony.

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Children's Museum of Virginia
As one of the top tourist spots in Portsmouth, the Children's Museum of Virginia is a place where families with children are encouraged to imagine, explore and discover together through play.
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Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery
As one of Portsmouth's most one-of-a-kind shops, Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery offers tons of exceptional marine art and antiques, nautical furnishings and accessories inspired by seafaring traditions.
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Portsmouth City Park
The 93-acre Portsmouth City Park located along the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River is the ultimate stop for guests looking to enjoy boating, fishing, tennis, picnic areas, small watercraft beach, a covered amphitheater and a fantastic waterfront view.
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Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.
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Café Europa
319 High St Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 399-6652
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Fish & Slips
10 Crawford Pkwy Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-2525
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Mannino's Italian Bistro
606 High St Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 966-7522
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Still Wordly Eclectic Tapas
450 Court St Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 332-7222
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The Bier Garden
438 High St Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-6022
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Nearest Airport
Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
36.8354, -76.2983
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