Local Area Attractions

When you’re on vacation, you want to be as close to the attractions as possible, leaving you to truly explore the area you’re visiting without the hassle of lots of traveling; fortunately, The Mermaids’ Porch Bed & Breakfast getaway means that you are conveniently located within a short distance of everywhere you want to be in the Historic Triangle – formed by the towns of Yorktown, Jamestown, and Colonial Williamsburg. Within this Triangle, there are a seemingly unending list of activities and sights to choose from to keep you and your family entertained and excited.

Unlike other places, Hampton Roads in Virginia is built with a unique blend of historic charm and present day energy, allowing you and your family to explore and appreciate the past while still enjoying the leisure and amenities of the present. Beautiful scenery and historic attractions are only a moment away from The Mermaids’ Porch Bed & Breakfast, several wonderful towns being less than an hour away. Check out the many links we’ve provided to help plan your vacation in the area and your stay with us at The Mermaid’s Porch Bed & Breakfast!

Portsmouth

http://portsvacation.com/things-to-do/ 
http://www.oldetowneportsmouth.com/
http://www.portsvaevents.com/
http://www.gohrt.com/services/ferry/
http://www.commodoretheatre.com/index.php
http://www.pavilionconcerts.com/Page.aspx/pageId/155238/calendar-ntelos/events.aspx
http://www.willett-hall-portsmouth.com/perfomances/
http://www.childrensmuseumva.com/
http://vshfm.com/
http://www.portsmouthartcenter.com/
http://www.tcc.edu/students/specialized/VAC/events.htm
http://www.railroadmuseumofvirginia.com/
http://www.blackhistoryportsmouth.org/
http://www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Hill-House-Museum-110416372799165/?rf=245775538940015
http://www.portsmouthhorsecarriage.com/

http://www.bideaweegolf.com/

http://www.hofflercreek.org/events/
​http://www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com/#!programs/cwbw

Norfolk–3 miles

http://www.nauticus.org/
http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/get-to-know-norfolk-southern/the-norfolk-southern-story/norfolk-southern-museum.html
http://www.chrysler.org/about-the-museum/historic-houses/the-moses-myers-house/
http://www.chrysler.org/about-the-museum/historic-houses/willoughby-baylor-house/

http://www.hunterhousemuseum.org/

http://saintpaulsnorfolk.com/history/

http://www.spiritcruises.com/norfolk

http://www.americanrover.com/

http://www.sevenvenues.com/calendar

http://www.thenorva.com/

http://www.chrysler.org/

http://www.thehermitagemuseum.org/

http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/
https://www.odu.edu/research/support-services/orchid-conservatory
http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/ns_norfolk/about/installation_guide/visitor_information.html
                                                                                                           https://ghentnorfolk.org/map/

Chesapeake–12 miles
https://gbbattlefield.org/project.html
http://www.cps.k12.va.us/departments/planetarium/planetarium2.htm
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt/loop.asp?trail=1&loop=CSC

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/parks-recreation-tourism/parks/nwrp.htm

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/waterbodies/display.asp?
id=44

​http://www.chilledponds.com/

Newport News–18 miles
http://www.thevlm.org/
http://www.marinersmuseum.org/
http://www.warmuseum.org/

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/JamesAFieldsHouse/

​http://www.newsomehouse.org/

http://www.endview.org/

http://www.leehall.org/

http://peninsulaspca.org/program-services/zoo/

http://www.pfac-va.org/
http://fergusoncenter.org/
http://www.transportation.army.mil/museum/transportation%20museum/museum.htm

Hampton–19 miles
http://www.virginia.org/listings/museums/fortmonroecasematemusem/
http://www.vasc.org/
http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Museums/HamptonHistoryMuseum

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/HamptonCarousel/

http://misshamptoncruises.com/
http://www.hamptoncoliseum.org/

http://www.hamptonarts.net/

http://www.hampton.gov/bbgf/

http://www.hampton.gov/sandybottom/

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/GrandviewNaturePreserve/

Suffolk–19 miles
http://www.suffolktrainstation.org/http://www.suffolkcenter.org/
http://www.suffolkpeanuts.com/catalog/

http://glebechurch.org/GlebeHistory1.htm

http://www.suffolk-fun.com/

​http://www.fws.gov/refuge/great_dismal_swamp/

Virginia Beach–20 miles
​https://preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/cape-henry-lighthouse
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/first-landing.shtml http://www.fws.gov/refuge/back_bay/
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/false-cape.shtml
http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/MountTrashmorePark/
http://www.oldcoastguardstation.com/
https://www.museumsvb.org/museums/Pages/Other-Historic-Sites.aspx
http://www.virginiaaquarium.com/visit

http://www.virginiamoca.org/

http://ferryplantation.org/

http://www.museumsvb.org/museums/pages/lynnhaven-house.aspx

http://www.virginiabeachhistory.org/upperwolfsnarehouse.htm

https://www.museumsvb.org/museums/Pages/thoroughgood-house.aspx
http://www.museumsvb.org/museums/pages/francis-land-house.aspx

http://vabeachfishingpier.com/

http://www.sandlercenter.org/

​http://www.edgarcayce.org/

​Smithfield/Isle of Wright–24 miles
http://www.historicstlukes.org/history.html

​http://preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/isle-of-wight-courthouse

​http://www.visitsmithfieldisleofwight.com/attractions.php

Poquoson–28 miles

http://www.poquosonmuseum.com/

Yorktown–40 miles
http://historyisfun.org
http://www.nps.gov/yonb/index.htm
http://www.watermens.org/

http://www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism/ThingstoDo/YorkCountyHistoricalMuseum.aspx

http://www.gracechurchyorktown.org/historcalpreservation

​http://www.patriottoursva.com/

​Williamsburg–45 miles
http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/

​http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/

​Jamestown–50 miles
http://historyisfun.org/

http://www.nps.gov/jame/index.htm

http://preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/historic-jamestowne