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Destination guide

Head to the historical 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-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portsmouth a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Portsmouth

Whether you're an adventurous traveller 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Portsmouth

Fly into Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.), which is 23.1 mi (37.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Portsmouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,712 holiday lettings around Portsmouth. From 516 houses to 720 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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:

  • Willoughby Spit: 195 holiday homes
  • Cottage Line: 66 holiday homes
  • Northeast Virginia Beach: 624 holiday homes
  • Bayview: 68 holiday homes
  • North Newport News: 26 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.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Portsmouth. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum: 1,064 holiday lettings
  • United States Lightship Portsmouth: 1,053 holiday lettings
  • Portsmouth City Park: 427 holiday lettings
  • Hill House Museum: 1,053 holiday lettings
  • Commodore Theatre: 1,063 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Portsmouth listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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.

Can I rent Houses in Portsmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 516 Houses in Portsmouth. Our other popular types of Portsmouth holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 720 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 164 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 96 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portsmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 928 holiday homes with pool available in Portsmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.