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Vacation in Isle of Wight County - Virginia

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Area Overview

Founded in 1634, Isle of Wight County is one of the oldest country governments in the United States. Nestled on the shores of Virginia's James River, residents enjoy the rural nature of the country coupled with the quaint atmosphere of the town incorporated towns, Smithfield and Windsor. The coastal cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, as well as the historic landmarks of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown are just minutes away.

Includes Cities/Towns: Battery Park, Carrollton, Carrsville, Isle Of Wight, Rescue, Smithfield, Windsor, Zuni.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

There is something for everyone to do in Isle of Wight County, whether you’re visiting historical sites, enjoying festivals, live theatre and concerts, hiking, cycling, kayaking or birdwatching. From sophisticated art galleries, to rustic general stores and antique dealers, you’ll find the one-of-a-kind treasures you don’t see at the mall.

With so much to pack into your stay in Isle of Wight, you’re bound to get hungry. Fortunately, there are restaurants and unique food shops to satisfy every craving and every palate.
Spend a night, a weekend, or make this your hub for exploring all our region has to offer. Comfortable accommodations come in all styles, from timeless bed and breakfast inns to modern hotels with the latest amenities.

Cultural Activities

History! That's what you'll find in a town that's been around since 1752. Smithfield & Isle of Wight County are fast becoming the Arts & Culture destination in Coastal Virginia for the outstanding theater, art galleries, music and special events offered in our own unique, intimate venues. Whether it's local musicians performing after a satisfying dinner out, exploring the local arts scene, or attending a local production of a play, Smithfield is always happy to entertain you. And just outside of Smithfield are more attractions that you won't want to miss - whether you're a history buff, an arts lover or a "foodie"...Smithfield will satisfy your pallet!


Smithfield has many of the charms associated with Hampton Roads communities, including 18th & 19th Century architecture, a revitalized historic downtown, and all the character of a former colonial seaport. According to Virginia Landmarks Register, Smithfield is "perhaps the best preserved of Virginia's Colonial seaports."



Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  30.2  39.0  47.9  4.2 "
 February  32.1  41.5  50.9  3.6 "
 March  38.9  48.9  58.9  4.5 "
 April  46.8  57.4  67.9  3.4 "
 May  56.4  65.9  75.5  4.0 "
 June  64.7  73.8  82.8  3.6 "
 July  69.5  78.2  86.8  5.0 "
 August  68.1  76.7  85.2  5.1 "
 September  62.4  71.1  79.7  4.9 "
 October  50.4  60.1  69.9  3.6 "
 November  41.3  51.2  61.0  3.2 "
 December  33.9  43.0  52.2  3.4 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Summers are warm and sunny. Perfect for boating, kayaking or just wandering around town. Spring can be very unpredictable, temperature wise. Ranging from 70 degree days to chilly 50s. Fall is warm with beautiful fall colors. Winter is often temperate with a few cold spells and sporadic snowfall.


From waterfront luxury, to historic B&B's - even a fabulous new franchise hotel to choose from your visit to Smithfield & Isle of Wight County will be custom-tailored to your wishes. So stay a week, or plan a quick get-away weekend.


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