Things To Do In Portsmouth

Mike Birbiglia — Up to 54% Off Standup

Chrysler Hall

$47.65 $22

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Friendly, honest, self-deprecating comic known for his storytelling style of comedy lights the stage with anecdotes

51% Off Jet-Ski Ride from Great White Water Sports

East Beach Norfolk

$99 $49

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Lifeguard-trained safety monitors oversee jet skiers as they carve waves in the Chesapeake Bay

71% Off All-Day Play and Snacks

Multiple Locations

$56 $16

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11 themed inflatables, plus specially designed play areas for toddlers, offer safe exercise & fun to kids up to age 12

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown Norfolk

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 80% Off Karate Lessons 

Norview

$165 $39

Kids learn self-discipline as they soak up basic and advanced karate techniques

Up to 84% Off Personal Training from Charles Clark

Norfolk

$120 $19

Olympic runner works with clients during sessions that focus on core strengthening, drills, health tips, and a calorie counter

Up to 84% Off Capoeira Classes

Norfolk

$125 $29

Combine the rhythm of dance and the athleticism of tumbling with some truly unpredictable kicks and takedowns

Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes in Chesapeake

Pleasant Grove West

$100 $29

Certified trainers lead core-sculpting Pilates sessions, calorie-torching Zumba & CrossFit classes filled with Olympic lifts

Up to 72% Off at CrossFit Chesapeake

Chesapeake

$120 $34

High-intensity CrossFit workouts mix cardio and strength-building routines using participants' own body weight and simple equipment

Up to 94% Off Krav Maga Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Professional instructors lead students of all ages through the self-defense techniques of krav maga, an Israeli hand-to-hand combat system

58% Off Paintball Outing at Chesapeake Sports Park

Multiple Locations

$44.95 $19

Multiple fields include urban recreations and woodsball; fast-paced battles among forts, dense vegetation, and obstacles

Up to 75% Off at Fentress CrossFit

Great Bridge East

$150 $39

Certified CrossFit instructors lead short, intense workouts of deadlifts, tire flips, sprints, pull-ups, and other rotating exercises

45% Off

Pleasant Grove East

$60 $33

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 74% Off at CrossFit Tidewater

Deep Creek North

$135 $39

CrossFit emphasizes functional exercises that boost strength and endurance; membership includes access to Fundamentals classes for beginners

Up to 88% Off at Your Time Fitness

Multiple Locations

$165 $19

Gym with 24-hour access, onsite personal trainers, cardio machines, free weights, and circuit-training equipment

53% Off Glitz-Pageant Entry

Newport News

$200 $95

Newborn to teenage girls and boys can participate in the glitz pageant on Sunday, June 1; prizes include cash, trophies, crowns, and sashes

Rebounderz Of Newport News – Up to 46% Indoor Jumping

Kiln Creek

$26 $14

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10,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, arcade games, dodge ball and basketball station; safety ensured by referees

Up to 55% Off Laser Tag at LazerRush

Newport News

$24 $12

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Games unfold inside a 5,800-sq.-ft. laser-tag arena modeled after cave mazes and jungles surrounding ancient Incan temple ruins

Up to 75% Off a Bridal Expo from Show Bride

Multiple Locations

$20 $5

Event features wedding exhibitors giving out samples, discounts, and prizes to help couples brainstorm and make contacts

88% Off One Month of Group Fitness Class

Newport News

$249 $29

Group fitness sessions for up to 16 people feature individualized exercises and personalized advice from trainers

Up to 70% Off Zumba, Yoga, or Boot-Camp Classes

Oyster Point

$40 $20

Consume calories with fast-paced Zumba, synchronize movement and breath through yoga, or build strength in fitness boot camps

94% Off at Petitto's Black Belt Academy

Kiln Creek

$324 $20

Martial-arts moves teach discipline and self-defense at a studio run by a sparring champion; uniform included

Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes from TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 81% Off CrossFit

Carrollton

$35 $15

CrossFit classes fend off boredom and plateaus by challenging muscles with a different workout every day

Half Off Membership to Peninsula Fine Arts Center

Newport News

$40 $20

Exhibits showcase thought-provoking photographs, graphic posters, paintings, and works of clay; discounts on art classes

Up to 64% Off Zumba Classes

Newport News

$40 $19

Latin-inspired dance moves and exhilarating music charge these group fitness classes

Half Off Fishing Trip for Two from Sally T Fishing

Downtown Hampton

$60 $30

Skilled captain and crew lead groups of up to 50 aboard Sally T to catch croakers and flounder with included gear and license

Up to 71% Off Personal Training at Body By JG

Hampton

$135 $55

Personal-training sessions are customized to clients' fitness and nutrition goals

Up to 82% Off Paintball at Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 51% Off at Chakra 1 Yoga

Downtown Hampton

$50 $25

Students of all levels improve their balance and strength as they flow through asanas in power yoga classes

Up to 71% Off at TNT Bootcamp

TNT Bootcamp of Hampton Roads

$200 $59

Exercisers go at their own pace to build endurance; illness-, injury-, and age-related modifications allow all fitness levels to participate

64% Off Wellness Program

Harbour View East

$275 $99

Wellness professionals help reduce pain, and keep bodies flexible and healthy with nutritional assessments, chiropractic exams, and yoga

Up to 45% Off at Suffolk Golf Course

Suffolk

$70 $39

Since 1952, course challenges golfers with elevation changes, tree-lined fairways, and dog-legs

Up to 67% Off Paintball at Adventure Sports Park

Virginia Beach

$51 $19

Paintball takes place on a woodland course with natural obstacles as trained referees oversee each game

$15 for Bowling in Virginia Beach

Northeast Virginia Beach

$34.50 $15

Family-owned alley open seven days a week dims lights and pumps up music during late-night bowling

Up to 57% Off All-Day Paintballing Packages

Virginia Beach

$44 $20

Atop towers, inside bunkers, and aboard battleships, paintballers fire upon foes during fast-paced mock battles

Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga – Up to 61% Off

Northeast Virginia Beach

$39 $19

Three sessions for total newbies or five classes in a range of yoga styles for newcomers to the studio

50% Off from Ocean Eagle Kayak Adventures

Northeast Virginia Beach

$90 $45

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Paddlers go on 2.5-hour trip, which makes ideal Father's Day gift, into the open Atlantic waters on kayaks to get up close to wild dolphins.

Up to 53% Off Mini-Golf and Funnel Cake

Northeast Virginia Beach

$22 $11

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Balls tumble into 18 pirate-themed holes populated by ships, treasure chests, and winding waterways

Up to 50% Off Stand Up Paddle Yoga Class

Virginia Beach

$50 $25

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Atop floating paddleboards, groups follow an instructor through a yoga style routine that's enhanced by keeping one's balance atop the board

51% Off Mini Golf Season Pass

Northeast Virginia Beach

$100 $49

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Oceanfront mini-golf course showcases challenging hole designs teeming with jungle-themed obstacles

Up to 46% Off Guided Dolphin Kayak Tour

Northeast Virginia Beach

$60 $35

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Experienced seamen lead kayakers on excursions along Virginia Beach to watch dolphins and other seaside fauna in their natural habitat

84% Off Beginner's Hapkido Classes

Northwest Virginia Beach

$180 $29

Instructors help students strengthen their bodies while learning a blend of kung fu, jiu jitsu, and other self-defense techniques

Up to 90% Off Tae Kwon Do Lessons

Virginia Beach

$180 $20

Two instructors, one who has more than 40 years' of teaching experience and has coached professional athletes, teach tae kwon do lessons

56% Off at Belly Dance Instruction by Mayura

Virginia Beach

$45 $20

Students shimmy their hips and undulate their bellies as they learn the sensual art of belly dance

65% Off

Virginia Beach

$160 $56

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off at Crossfit Unparalleled

Virginia Beach

$109 $44

Trainers mix up routines and exercises, using everything from barbells and ropes to medicine balls and tires, to achieve optimal workouts

66% Off Kids' Bounce Outing for Four

Virginia Beach

$47.64 $16

Open space with soaring ceilings encompasses a village of towering inflatable slides, obstacle courses, arcade, cafe and other attractions

Up to 58% Off Kids' Music and Education Classes

North Central

$62 $26

Music-based curriculum teaches concepts such as listening skills, sign language, and math to kids aged 3 months to 12 years

Up to 54% Off Ice-Skating

Northwest Virginia Beach

$18 $9

Glide along the ice during public-skating sessions held on afternoons and evenings throughout the week

91% Off at World Champion Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

$212 $20

Master instructors teach students aged 4 or older tae kown do, a martial art focused on self-defense, fitness, confidence, and competition

Up to 78% Off at Atma Bodha Yoga Studio

Virginia Beach

$115 $25

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Basic, Vinyasa, and Hatha-style classes for beginner and advanced students achieve the studio’s mission to tap into each yogi’s potential

70% Off Dance Classes

Virginia Beach

$100 $29.99

Students ages 3 through adult learn dance styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop

Up to 59% Off at Flo Pilates Studio

Northeast Virginia Beach

$85 $35

Boost core strength and posture with group Pilates mat classes or private sessions

49% Off Kids' Music Lessons from Ego Music

VA Beach - Red Mill Studio

$96 $49

Students aged 5–15 learn to sing or play guitar, piano, or other instruments from instructors with at least 10 years of experience

50% Off

Northeast Virginia Beach

$400 $200

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 75% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Southeast Virginia Beach

$150 $50

Students of all ages learn the grappling and ground-fighting techniques that characterize Brazilian jiu-jitsu

55% Off

Virginia Beach

$80 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

53% Off Personal Training at Training Excetra

Northwest Virginia Beach

$160 $75

Trainer David makes exercise a fun endeavor with the goal that an enjoyable program may help participants stick to their goals

Up to 72% Off Fitness Classes at Your Tight Body By D

Northwest Virginia Beach

$125 $35

A variety of classes are offered for the ultimate fitness experience, from Zumba and yoga to custom personal-training sessions

Up to 70% Off Personal Training and Small-Group Fitness

Virginia Beach

$125 $37

Series of personal training sessions or group fitness classes help participants sculpt muscles and burn fat

Up to 63% Off Pilates, Yoga, or Barre Classes

Virginia Beach

$75 $29

Certified instructors boost core strength and flexibility during their Pilates, yoga, and ballet barre workouts

Up to 66% Off Barre Classes

Northeast Virginia Beach

$120 $59

Students burn calories and tone muscle during non-impact workouts that utilize ballet bars, bands and light weights

Up to 60% Off Youth Art Class at Star Brite Performance Centre

North Central

$250 $99

Young painters create masterpieces in fun classes that incorporate painting, drawing and collage; finished work is featured in art showcase

Up to 72% Off Video Game Playing

Virginia Beach

$40 $20

Friend challenge each other to battle royales on XBox 360 consoles hooked up to 8 flatscreen TVs

49% Off Dance-Fitness Classes at Dance Trance - Virginia Beach

Northeast Virginia Beach

$99 $50

Instructors lead dance-based fitness classes designed to burn calories and tone muscles while teaching students new dance routines

77% Off at CrossFit Cafe

Northeast Virginia Beach

$125 $29

Regimen of high-intensity, functional CrossFit workouts builds strong, lithe, and healthy bodies

80% Off Boot Camp at Body Matrixx

Virginia Beach

$100 $20

Trainers combine interval training, cardio, and weightlifting exercises during boot-camp classes

Up to 56% Off at Town Center Fitness

Town Center Fitness-Armada Hoffler Building

$100 $49

Clients transform their bodies with a selection of fitness classes that strengthen and lengthen muscles for chiseled physiques

Up to 53% Off Boot-Camp Package at Kosama

Virginia Beach

$250 $125

Boot-camp-style classes, including kickboxing, plyometrics, and kettlebells, cover major muscle groups for full-body toning

Up to 51% Off Drop-In Classes at Oceanfront Yoga

Cypress and 17th St.

$120 $59

Tranquil location offers many styles of yoga in classes designed for students of all ages and experience levels

Up to 54% Off Irish-Dance Classes for One or Two

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Instructors teach students the basic moves of Irish dancing during six classes

Up to 59% Off at Pilates Fitness Club

Virginia Beach

$85 $39

Clients strengthen their core with classic Pilates exercises enhanced by machines, such as Reformers and 1/2 Cadillac

Up to 74% Off at Virginia Beach National Golf Club

Virginia Beach

$210 $55

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Sandy waste areas and frequent water hazards confront golfers across 7,197 yards of bermuda-grass fairways and bentgrass greens

Up to 71% Off at Heron Ridge Golf Club

Virginia Beach

$189 $55

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Challenging Fred Couples Signature Course with smooth greens and water hazards meander through wetlands, bearing good conditions year round

Up to 51% Off Scuba-Diving Class at LDC Adventure Outfitters

Northeast Virginia Beach

$50 $25

Experienced instructors impart the basics of scuba diving to beginners

45% Off Tandem Hang Gliding Flight and Lesson

Accomack County Airport

$299 $165

Soar 3,500 feet above wild horses of Chincoteague Island and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay

Up to 84% Off Private Dance Lessons for One or Two

Yorktown

$165 $29

Sessions teach styles such as the waltz, tango, foxtrot, and salsa

Select Local Merchants

As the annual host of the Eastern Amateur Golf Championship since 1957, Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club's championship course has attracted some of the country's greatest players on their journey to the PGA Tour. As golfers traverse each hole from tee to green, they can imagine themselves tracing the footsteps of Ben Crenshaw and Curtis Strange, both of whom played in the Eastern Amateur before illustrious PGA careers, during which they won a combined four major victories without ever corking a driver. Today, the 6,642-yard, par-70 course still hugs the Elizabeth River, utilizing the natural landscape with a challenging layout originally envisioned by course designer Dick Wilson in 1948. The course also benefits from more recent refurbishments that made the greens and bermuda-grass fairways more resilient.

A private establishment, Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club complements its golf course with a six-court tennis complex and an Olympic-size, outdoor swimming pool. The club also boasts two restaurants with two patios, where guests can enjoy views of the Elizabeth River and attempt to count the leaves on every tree in the vicinity.

1 Ace Parker Rd
Portsmouth,
VA
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• For $18, you get two tickets to a 90-minute cruise departing at 11:30 a.m. (a $32 value) or a two-hour cruise departing at 3:00 p.m. (up to a $36 value). • For $24, you get two tickets to a two-hour sunset cruise departing at 7 p.m. (up to a $48 value). Sunset cruises run daily through August.

1 High Street
Portsmouth,
VA
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

5776 Churchland Blvd
Portsmouth,
VA
US

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth showcases 20 varieties of sport in a kid-friendly interactive environment. Spar with offspring in imbibing information about national pastimes such as basketball, baseball, football, soccer, auto racing, and auto racing-soccer. The exhibits focus on game-changing people, moments, and events in collegiate athletics, Olympic contenders, infamous moments, medicine and health, and the media. Admission for children aged 2 and younger is free.

206 High St
Portsmouth,
VA
US

Owner Jessica Jones-Healey founded Tidewater Studios for the Arts Inc. in 2009 as a noncompetitive forum for kids to practice performing and visual arts. Winner of a 2011 Virginian-Pilot Reader's Choice Award for Best Dance Studio and Best Performing Arts Academy in Portsmouth, Western Branch, Churchland, and North Suffolk, the facility inspires children with engaging explorations into the joys of hand-made art, hand-played music, and hands-free dance.

3200 Tyre Neck Rd
Portsmouth,
VA
US

Walking across the dock to Nauticus, visitors' eyes are inevitably drawn to the sleeping giant nestled up alongside it: the 850-foot battleship Wisconsin. One of the largest battleships ever built by the United States Navy, its massive, 16-inch guns lent their firepower to WWII, Korea, and Operation Desert Storm. The hulking warship is now retired, its gigantic mass a testament to both its immense power and the strength of the open ocean whose waves it once plied.

This dichotomy between peaceful repose and thundering wrath is fully embraced by Nauticus, immersing visitors in exhibits that explore the ocean and man’s use of it at their most peaceful and destructive. On the Wisconsin, visitors can tour crew messes and officer lounges, getting a taste of naval life. Inside the center, permanent exhibits include Our Mighty Seaport, which delves into Norfolk's busy maritime commerce, with real-time updates on ships sailing past and an observation deck overlooking the port. Turning to nature, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Science on a Sphere exhibit simulates extreme weather conditions on a 6-foot video sphere. In Horseshoe Crab Cove, visitors can pet starfish, crabs, and sea urchins without having to take turns with nearby seagulls.

Following Memorial Day weekend, the Nauticus will host new features to their exhibits such as access to new interior areas of the battleship [Wisconsin], including the chapel, post office, a section of enlisted berthing, and dental office, a WWII era song and dance revue, and an interactive top secret mission on board the ship.

1 Waterside Dr
Norfolk,
VA
US