Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth is a vibrant, coastal New England city that honors its colorful history, preserving its authenticity while remaining passionately engaged in shaping its future. Its working seaport, unique locally-owned shops and restaurants, world-class culture, engaging outdoor activities, vibrant nightlife, and interesting local character attract visitors from around the world, year-round.
Portsmouth claims to be the nation’s third-oldest city. It was settled in 1623 and was a focal point on the Eastern seaboard. Portsmouth is regularly on various “best places to live” lists due to its many restaurants, attractions, and shopping.


It’s easy to imagine a typical day of leisure around Portsmouth and the Seacoast. Here are some ideas – discover nationally acclaimed theatre, music, and entertainment, biking, hiking, fishing, sailing, whale watching, bird watching, sunset cruises, tax-free shopping, walking tours, historic sites, antiquing, hayrides, sleigh rides, big-name entertainment, museums, New England’s largest water park, strolls along the shore, first-class dining and friendly people.

Strawberry Banke Museum

Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history in the same waterfront neighborhood to life.

Getting there

Airlines serving Portsmouth, NH from Myrtle Beach International Airport