Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portsmouth, a small coastal city, sits at the mouth of the powerful Piscataqua River and is the hub of the Seacoast region. Settled in 1623, Portsmouth boasts many history museums, music and theater venues, waterfront attractions, recreational and nature activities, and much more. In 2008 the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed Portsmouth as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations, citing the city as "one of the most culturally rich destinations in the country." Located less than one hour north of Boston and one hour south of Portland, Maine, the Seacoast is easily accessible.
Expand your visit to Portsmouth and visit Prescott Park to experience outdoor waterfront theater and music, the Seacoast Science Center to gain a greater understanding of the ocean ecosystem, or the renowned Music Hall for world class entertainment.
Contact the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce for listings of restaurants and lodging, and many more local activities.