Norfolk Naval Shipyard  

Facility for building, remodeling, and repairing the Navy’s ships
Portsmouth, VA 23709

In Portsmouth, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 88°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Portsmouth for warm-weather activities are from mid to late May and from late August to mid October.
Cost of Living
Compared to the state average of Virginia the cost of living index in Portsmouth, VA is 105, which is 3% lower than the average in Virginia and compared to the national average it is 5% higher than.
If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Portsmouth, VA goods and services come in at 11% higher than the average in Virginia and are 10% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
Getting to Know the Area
One visit to Portsmouth, Virginia and you’ll be hooked. Amble along our famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods. Go antiquing. Enjoy unique shops. 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, and just minutes from Virginia Beach and Colonial Williamsburg.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.