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Portsmouth overview

Portsmouth is a friendly place, distinct for its historical sites and live music, and known for its port and shops. You're sure to find the beer and bar options to your liking. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Fort Constitution Historical Site. Make some time to enjoy local sights such as University of New Hampshire. A family-friendly area, Portsmouth also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Portsmouth

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Portsmouth has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Portsmouth with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Portsmouth hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Portsmouth hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Portsmouth

Fly in to Manchester, NH (MHT-Manchester-Boston Regional), 35.9 mi (57.8 km) from central Portsmouth. Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 50.9 mi (81.9 km) away.

What to see around Portsmouth

Live music and museums stand out, with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Portsmouth Athenaeum
  • • Three Graces Gallery
  • • Governor John Langdon House Museum
  • • Nahcotta
  • • Warner House
Memorable for its historical sites and these top landmarks:
  • • Rundlet-May House
  • • Wentworth-Gardner House
  • • Fort Constitution Historical Site
  • • John Hancock Wharf
  • • Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods
It's well known for its flowers and these favourite places for nature lovers:
  • • Prescott Park
  • • Fort McClary State Park
  • • Fort Stark State Historic Site
  • • Odiorne Point State Park
  • • Wallis Sands State Beach
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window shopping, here are some favourite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Tugboat Alley
  • • Tanger Outlets Kittery
  • • Kittery Outlets
  • • Fox Run Mall
  • • The Kittery Outlets
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Market Square
  • • Portsmouth Brewery
  • • St. John's Episcopal Church
  • • Moffatt-Ladd House
  • • Music Hall

When to visit Portsmouth

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 10°C day, -10°C night
  • April-June: 27°C day, -1°C night
  • July-September: 28°C day, 7°C night
  • October-December: 19°C day, -9°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 313 cm
  • April-June: 337 cm
  • July-September: 296 cm
  • October-December: 351 cm
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