The City of Portsmouth, VA
Portsmouth is a popular city in the state of Virginia with a total of 99,321 residents living there. Portsmouth is ranked as the eighth most populated city in Virginia and the 257th most populated city in the United States. The largest nearby city to Portsmouth is Virginia Beach, approximately 15 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Portsmouth, including Mcdonald's Restaurants, Del Vecchios, Chichos Pizza, Asia Carry Out Chinese Restaurant and McDonald's Restaurant. For a larger selection of Portsmouth restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Portsmouth Golf Courses, Arenas, Museums and/or Zoos, including the Virginia Zoological Park, Lake Wright Golf Course, Ted Constant Convocation Center - Old Dominion University, Moses Myers House and Hampton Roads Naval Museum. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Portsmouth please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 2 airports are located in or near Portsmouth:
- Newport News - Williamsburg Intl. Airport (PHF)
- Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF)
Portsmouth, Virginia Climate and WeatherIn the month of December, Portsmouth experiences an average high temperature of 53 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in December are usually about 38 degrees with an average rainfall of 2.88 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Portsmouth with daytime temperatures averaging 85 degrees in the summer, and 51 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Portsmouth to receive an average of 3.33 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.49 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as -100 degrees in the summer and as low as degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Portsmouth should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 69 degrees, and nighttime lows of 53.
Portsmouth, Virginia Attractions
1Adam Thoroughgood House - , Beach,
The Adam Thoroughgood House is a brick house in located within the neighborhood of Thoroughgood, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was at one time thought to have been built in 1636, but recent research has placed its construction ca. 1720. The building underwent major restorations in 1923 and in the 1950's and has served as a museum since opening to the public April 29, 1957. Much of the current structure was most likely the house of the great-grandson of Adam Thoroughgood.
2Air Power Park - Hampton,
The Air Power Park is an outdoor, roadside museum in Hampton, Virginia which recognizes Hampton's role in America's early space exploration and aircraft testing. The park is on a 15 acres plot and includes a children's playground. There is no inside museum or visitor center Several vintage aircraft and experimental space launch vehicles from the 1950s and 1960s are displayed out of doors.
3Bacon's Castle - Surry,
Bacon's Castle, also variously known as "Allen's Brick House" or the "Arthur Allen House" is located in Surry County, Virginia in the US. Soon after Surry County was formed in the Royal Colony of Virginia in 1652, Arthur Allen built a Jacobean brick house in 1665 near the James River, where he and his wife Alice Allen lived. He was a wealthy merchant and a Justice of the Peace in Surry County. Allen died in 1669, but his son, Major Arthur Allen II, inherited the house and property.
4Bassett Hall - Williamsburg,
Bassett Hall is an 18th-century farmhouse located in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the home of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his wife Abby Aldrich Rockefeller during the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, .
5Bluebird Gap Farm - Hampton,
Bluebird Gap Farm is a public city park and petting zoo that is situated in Hampton, Virginia, at 60 Pine Chapel Road. It is designed to resemble a working farm, and features farm animals and fowl of all types, and wild animals native to Virginia. Visitors can buy food to feed the animals.
6Bow Creek Golf Course - , Beach,
The Bow Creek Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Virginia Beach City County Virginia. Built in 1960, this Virginia Beach course is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 757-431-3763. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 3425 Club House Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
7Bray Links Course at Kingsmill Golf Club & Resort - Williamsburg,
The Bray Links Course at Kingsmill Golf Club & Resort is a 63 hole resort golf course in James City County Virginia. is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 757-253-3906. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 1010 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
8Buckroe Beach - , Buckroe Beach,
Buckroe Beach is a neighborhood in the independent city of Hampton, Virginia. It lies just north of Fort Monroe and fronts the mouth of Hampton Roads at the Chesapeake Bay. One of the oldest recreational areas in the state, it was long located in Elizabeth City County near the downtown area of the lost town of Phoebus prior to their consolidation with Hampton in 1952.
9Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Williamsburg,
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a theme park located in James City County, Virginia about 3 miles southeast of Williamsburg, . It opened on May 16, 1975, adjacent to the local Anheuser-Busch brewery and other-related AB developments including the Kingsmill Resort complex. The park is themed around the history and culture of old-world Europe. It is owned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a division of The Blackstone Group.
10Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center - Cape Charles,
The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center is a museum that can be found at 814 Randolph Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia. The museum contains exhibits detailing the history and development of Cape Charles and the surrounding region. A large Busch-Sulzer engine and Westinghouse generator serve as the centerpieces of the museum.
Portsmouth, Virginia Hotels
1Springhill Suites Marriott Norfolk Old Dominion University
4500 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23508
9Tazewell Hotel Downtown, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
245 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Portsmouth, Virginia Restaurants
This is a list of Portsmouth Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Pizza Restaurants and Fast Foods & Carry Out. Happy Dining!
Published February 14, 2011
Colonial Williamsburg is a wonderful family attraction and has recently been issuing combination admission packets that allows entry into Busch Gardens Amusement Park
Published January 11, 2011
Jamestown Virginia is part of the Historic Triangle alongside Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. If you visit the Williamsburg area, Jamestown is an easy day trip.
Published September 19, 2010
In Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, Christmas is celebrated exactly the way that it was celebrated in Virginia at the time of the Revolutionary War.
Published September 6, 2010
Colonial Williamsburg, the first capital of Virginia will take you back in time with its re-enactors complete with period costumes restored homes – shops – businesses - courts and foods.