What to do in Portsmouth, NH

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Portsmouth Attractions

It's no wonder so many travelers head to Portsmouth again and again. This charming city is overflowing with awesome things to do. Whether you're interested in exploring the local sights or attempting more exhilarating experiences, it's tough to be bored here.

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What to do in Portsmouth

Free Things to Do in Portsmouth

Leave your wallet in the hotel room. It's a snap to have fun in Portsmouth without spending a cent.

Discover Portsmouth - Approach the friendly staff and learn more about the unique collections on exhibit here.

St. John's Cemetery - Feel like you've gone back in time while roaming around this historic site.

Market Square - Widely renowned among local residents, this site is worth a look.

St. John's Episcopal Church - Take some time for a bit of prayer or meditation at this revered religious site.

Adams Point - Escape the concrete jungle and get in touch with Mother Nature at this picture-perfect spot.

Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area - Grab your rug, pack some snacks and find a cozy spot to be at one with nature.

Things to Do in Portsmouth with Kids

There are lots of sensational experiences in Portsmouth that the entire gang will get a buzz out of. Here are some of the best family friendly experiences in the area.


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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?
What should I not miss in Portsmouth?
Set aside time in your schedule to explore fabulous attractions like University of New Hampshire and Fort Constitution Historical Site.
Are there cheap things to do in Portsmouth?
What can you do in Portsmouth for free?
You’ll hardly have time to grab your wallet out of your pocket with so many free things to do:

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

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