A Coastal Gem Steeped in History
With seagulls crying overhead, the smell of salt air and old maritime charm, Portsmouth is like an old sea captain. Incredibly intriguing, weathered and full of interesting tails. Home to lobster fishermen and the country’s first naval shipyard, Portsmouth was settled in 1623. A slice of seacoast heaven, this town is peppered with historic delights like old cobblestone streets, restored mill buildings and countless culinary destinations. There are romantic seafood restaurants serving creative lobster dishes and of course many choices for a fantastic lobster roll.
Portsmouth offers many options to spend the day on the water from Isle of Shoals boat tour to scenic harbor cruises. One could happily gain their sea legs or opt to stay on dry land for scenic exploration. This salty seacoast town is full of nooks and cranny shops, eateries and waterviews. Spend a day or a weekend!
Why we love it: Offers diverse lobster culinary with maritime charm.
- 50 Miles North Boston, Massachusetts
- 50 Miles South of Portland, Maine