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Portsmouth Attractions

It's little wonder so many vacationers keep coming back to Portsmouth every year. This delightful city is full of awesome things to do. Whether you enjoy exploring tourist attractions or trying more adventurous activities, it's tough to be bored here.

Discover the best sights in Portsmouth with some popular tours & day trips, or try out our list of fun activities in Portsmouth. We have no booking fees as well as free cancellation, so you can rest easy and channel your energy into planning the vacation of a lifetime.

Things to Do in Portsmouth with Kids

Portsmouth is a superb destination for a family getaway. Take the youngsters along and enjoy these top family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Portsmouth

Vacationing on a budget in Portsmouth? Spend time, not your paycheck, on terrific experiences.

Discover Portsmouth - Roam the halls and marvel at the impressive displays at this popular museum.

St. John's Cemetery - You'll feel like you've traveled back in time while wandering around this historic attraction.

Market Square - Open up your guidebook and find out why this place is worth adding to your itinerary.

St. John's Episcopal Church - Throw a little spirituality into your escape by spending some time at this sacred place.

Adams Point - Unwind and let the natural surroundings here restore your mind.

Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area - If you relish pottering about the garden, this attraction will excite your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Portsmouth

Rye Beach

You'll enjoy the beaches and churches in Rye Beach. You might want to make time for a stop at Jenness State Beach or Philbricks Beach.



While there might not be top attractions in Pease, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Red Hook Brewery and Fox Run Mall.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Portsmouth on a sunny day?

What to do in Portsmouth on a rainy day?

If it's raining during your stay, ditch the umbrella and try your hand at one or two of these fun indoor activities:

What should I not miss in Portsmouth?

Sensational sights aren't hard to come by here, however, University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Fort Constitution Historical Site are a couple you simply shouldn't miss.

Are there cheap things to do in Portsmouth?

You'll find loads of fantastic experiences here that are perfect if you're traveling on a budget:

What can you do in Portsmouth for free?

You could store your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions will cost you nothing at all:

  • University of New Hampshire (UNH)
  • Fort Constitution Historical Site
  • Hampton Beach
  • Hampton Beach State Park