While the centuries of history are preserved and well-maintained in Portsmouth, modern-day amenities and a vibrant downtown give this charming New Hampshire city new life. Situated along the banks of the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth is located just an hour’s drive from both Boston and Portland, across the river from beautiful Kittery, Maine—just a short drive (or bike ride)—from the sandy shores of New Castle and Rye, New Hampshire!
An endless amount of fun awaits in Portsmouth all year long for locals and visitors—from boat rides and outdoor entertainment in the summer, to skating, and holiday festivities in winter. Walk along our famed Memorial Bridge and take in some of the best views of the city. Stroll the quaint homes and neighborhoods, like the the picturesque Sound End.
Portsmouth is home to nightly entertainment, ranging from live music and concerts, to plays, musicals, theatre, and dance! This area is very supportive of the arts, so be sure to take in a variety at the many venues in town. In the winter months, stay cozy indoors at one of Portsmouth’s many upscale restaurants and enjoy local craft beers at many of the city’s local breweries. Pop into independently-owned boutiques that make Portsmouth bustle with energy every month of the year—especially during the holidays!