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.