PORTSMOUTH, Va. (7News) — This is Portsmouth Virginia.
It’s Just 30 minutes from the ocean, a 5-minute ferry ride across the Elizabeth River takes us to Norfolk and it’s just 45 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg. Making this a must stop on your next Road Trip.
“The oldest house dates back to about 1740. Most of all the houses here are original'.”
The history is rich which you’ll notice after a short walk through Old Towne where they offer you guided historic tours.
Just a quick trip up the road from Old Towne we explored the wildlife preserve at Hoffler Creek.
“I think what surprises visitors to the preserve is that you can find this much peace and be this close to the city.”
Back in Old Towne it was time to visit a few of their long list of locally owned businesses.
The Bier Garden offers over 300 beers from all over the world.
“We take a lot of pride in our beer selection.“
The family-run Bier Garden is a perfect stop to unwind after a day of exploring Portsmouth and there is a good chance, you’ll make a new friend during your visit.
“We came in with the goal to have a traditional German style outdoor seating, know your neighbor kind of place. The place you could go and not know anybody and still enjoy yourself.”
Across the street we met Chef Robert at Steller Wine.
“We’re kind of a hard place to spot for some people so they’re always surprised to walk in and know we’re here.”
In the kitchen it’s just Chef Robert.
His fine dining cuisine along with a spectacular wine selection will assure a memorable dinner during your trip to Portsmouth.
“Come check us out, we’re a small little gem. We’ve got a lot of history here. There’s surprisingly more to do than you’d expect.”
Our day ended at The Renaissance Waterfront hotel were our room offered amazing views of the views and the fire pits made the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine and friends.