What is the best area to stay when travelling to Portsmouth?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portsmouth:

  • Northeast Virginia Beach: 561 holiday homes
  • Northwest: 33 holiday homes
  • Ocean View: 84 holiday homes
  • Buckroe Beach: 20 holiday homes
  • Bay View: 37 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portsmouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Portsmouth. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Frank D Lawrence Stadium: 636 holiday lettings
  • Armed Forces Memorial: 754 holiday lettings
  • Tidewater Yacht Marina: 743 holiday lettings
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum: 737 holiday lettings
  • Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum: 737 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Portsmouth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Head to the historic city of Portsmouth

Come and experience Portsmouth and its museums, churches and monuments. This city's boating, restaurants and riverfront draw many visitors. Children's Museum of Virginia and Nauticus National Maritime Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities and attractions in and around Portsmouth

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portsmouth a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Virginia Living Museum (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Virginia Zoo (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Lamberts Point Golf Course (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Cahoon Plantation Golf Course (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Cypress Point Country Club (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Chesapeake Golf Club (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)

Exploring the natural features in Portsmouth

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Portsmouth is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Norfolk Botanical Garden (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Town Point Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Pagoda and Oriental Garden (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Oak Grove Lake Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Lake Wright (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Chesapeake City Park (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)