PORTSMOUTH, NH

WAN­DER THROUGH HIS­TORY!

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WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

New Eng­land his­tory meets the salt sea in this walk­a­ble city, where tug­boats still ply the Pis­cataqua River and 17th- and early-18th-cen­tury build­ings cozy up with modern trea­sures. You’ll find three in­de­pen­dent book­stores, a flock of cool cafés, and fun stores, in­clud­ing G. Whil­lik­ers Toy Shop. Dive into three cen­turies of his­tory at Straw­bery Banke Mu­seum, an out­door his­tory mu­seum right down­town, or take a short drive to ex­plore light­houses, is­lands, and Hamp­ton Beach, with its wide sandy beach, warm wa­ter, and clas­sic board­walk fare.

DOWN­TIME SPOT

Prescott Park of­fers har­bor­side boat-watch­ing, for­mal flower gar­dens, grassy lawns for pic­nics and run­ning—and a top-notch out­door mu­sic se­ries fea­tur­ing more than 20 sum­mer con­certs.

EAT & SLEEP

At Flat­bread Com­pany, kids can sit on a log bench and watch lo­cally sourced pizza top­pings, such as maple-fen­nel sausage and or­ganic veg­gies, melt in a fiery clay oven (don’t miss the maple lemon­ade). The Home­wood Suites by Hil­ton Portsmouth of­fers roomy ac­com­mo­da­tions start­ing at $109 a night.

GET MORE INFO

go­portsmouth­nh.com

Lo­cal fish­ing boats tie up at down­town docks.

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