Some come for the history. Others come just for the fun of it all.

One visit to Portsmouth, Virginia and you’ll be hooked. Amble along our famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods.  Go antiquing. Take in some art. Stand inside a giant soap bubble at the largest children’s museum in the state.  And did we mention that Portsmouth is home to some of the most delightful restaurants in the region? Many of Portsmouth’s attractions are clustered within easy walking distance of each other, making it the perfect place to spend a day. And with its central location, it’s easy to get to – just a quick ferry ride from downtown Norfolk, a just minutes from Virginia Beach, and Colonial Williamsburg.


Shop Portsmouth: Here in Olde Towne, you find a little something for everyone.

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Dine Portsmouth: There’s no question good eating (and drinking) is part of the adventure of Portsmouth.

> Let us tempt your tastebuds

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center

Stay in Portsmouth: Our variety of accommodations allow guests to relax to comforting harbor sounds.

Come be our guest