If you're looking for a cultural break filled with theatre, film, museums and art, be sure to check out our Culture section, packed with the best of festivals, music and more.
All our big theatres are here, including two (the Kings Theatre and New Theatre Royal) that were designed by revered architect Frank Matcham.
It's also where the annual Great South Run starts and finishes.
Known as the fastest 10k route in the world, this flat race through the streets is ideal for setting personal bests.
There's so many things to do in Portsmouth that it's far too much to fit into one weekend.