Portsmouth

New Hampshire’s charming coastal enclave is an up-and-coming dining and drinking destination.

  • Current
    Weather

Snow & 19°

  • When to
    Visit

Year round

  • Population
     

Approx. 22,000

  • Founded
     

1623

Just an hour north of Boston, quaint Portsmouth, N.H., is a no-brainer for a quick getaway. The charming coastal town is New England to the bone. Settled in 1623, it’s the nation’s third oldest city, and has the knee-weakening architecture and old-world vibe to prove it. Though there’s no shortage of shopping or weekend visitors, Portsmouth is no resort town; it’s a small but vibrant city that has seen its dining and drinking scene explode in recent years. You expect the seafood and tugboats—but craft cocktails, global small plates, and microbreweries worth driving across state lines for? You bet.

Just an hour north of Boston, quaint Portsmouth, N.H., is a no-brainer for a quick getaway. The charming coastal town is New England to the bone. Settled in 1623, it’s the nation’s third oldest city, and has the knee-weakening architecture and old-world vibe to prove it. Though there’s no shortage of shopping or weekend visitors, Portsmouth is no resort town; it’s a small but vibrant city that has seen its dining and drinking scene explode in recent years. You expect the seafood and tugboats—but craft cocktails, global small plates, and microbreweries worth driving across state lines for? You bet.

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