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Things to Do in Portsmouth, NH

Local Attractions

To help you find things to do in Portsmouth, NH, we've included a list of the local area's best attractions. Take advantage of all our unique city has to offer, from craft breweries to boutique shopping to museums and much more. Our friendly concierge and staff is always ready to help with some local recommendations.

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Portsmouth Arts and Museums

Discover the wide variety of historic homes, family museums and arts showcases unique to the city of Portsmouth.

  • Discover Portsmouth Center | 0.4 miles
  • Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth | 0.5 miles
  • Museum-Albacore Submarine | 1.0 miles
  • Moffatt-Ladd House | 1.0 miles
  • John Paul Jones House | 1.0 miles
  • Wentworth Coolidge Historic Mansion | 1.5 miles
  • Seacoast Science Center | 4.5 miles
  • Childrens Museum | 12.0 miles

Local Attractions

From craft brewery tours to harbor and helicopter tours to university events, there are things to do in Portsmouth, NH for the whole family to enjoy.

Portsmouth Recreation

Energize your stay in Portsmouth with watersports and swimming at local beaches and water parks.

  • Prescott Park | 0.5 miles
  • Tennis Court | 1.0 miles
  • Water Country | 3.3 miles
  • Seacoast Beaches | 4.0 miles
  • Maine and New Hampshire Beaches | 5.0 miles


Bring home a unique souvenir from one of the local boutiques in Portsmouth. Or, browse your favorite brands at one of the nearby malls or outlet centers.

  • Gift/Sundry Shop  | located at hotel
  • Market Square | 0.1 miles
  • Fox Run Mall | 2.5 miles
  • The Kittery Outlets | 3.1 miles

Golf Courses

Take advantage of scenic golf courses, and enjoy a few rounds with friends or colleagues.


When the sun goes down Portsmouth offers a vibrant scene featuring live music and theater performances throughout the year.

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Situated in the downtown waterfront district our hotel looks out over New Hampshire's bustling international port, where ships arrive regularly from around the world. Our amazing location is near historic homes, boutiques, fine dining and live entertainment.


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