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If you go: Portsmouth, Va.

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GETTING THERE

Portsmouth is about 200 miles from Washington. From the Beltway, take Interstate 95 south to I-295 south to I-64 east toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach. Merge onto I-664 toward downtown Newport News, then onto Virginia Route 164 east toward Portsmouth and follow the signs to downtown.

STAYING THERE

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel

425 Water St.

757-673-3000

www.marriott.com

Near the ferry landing. Rooms from $109.

Glencoe Inn

222 North St.

757-397-8128

www.glencoeinn.com

B&B run by Scottish owners in an 1890 house. Four rooms from $119.

EATING THERE

Cafe Europa

319 High St.

757-399-6652

www.thecafeeuropa.com

Specializing in northern Italian fare. Dinner entrees from $16.

Lobscouser Restaurant

337 High St.

757-397-2728

www.lobscouser.com

Family-run neighborhood restaurant offering fresh seafood. Dinner entrees from $11.

PLAYING THERE

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

2 High St.

757-393-8591

www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.
com

Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m to 5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. $4, including Lightship Portsmouth Museum.

Portsmouth Historical Association

221 North St.

757-393-0241

Wednesday noon to 4 p.m. $5.

Portsmouth Visitor Information Center

6 Crawford Pkwy.

757-393-5111

www.visitportsva.com

Pick up a walking tour brochure of Olde Towne.

J.F.L.

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