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Located less than 15 miles away from York, Maine and Dockside Guest Quarters, there are an abundance of activities and things to do in Portsmouth, NH, that you simply can’t miss the next time you’re staying with us. Portsmouth and the New Hampshire Seacoast is full of rich history, and much of it has been well preserved. So, if you enjoy taking a look back into the past and learning more about what it was like to be an American in days gone by, then you owe it to yourself to explore Portsmouth for a while.
While on your visit, there’s no question you won’t be disappointed by the numerous restaurants in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, that will keep you satisfied for every meal of the day. Whether you’re a picky eater, or will never say no to an adventurous menu, you’re sure to find something to please everyone in your group around town. Lunch in Portsmouth, NH, is one of the best meals you can find, but enjoying a fantastic dinner is one of the best things to do in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at night.
The New Hampshire coast is riddled with gorgeous scenic views and Northeastern nuances. From the 1940s-style boardwalk at Hampton Beach to the iconic covered wagon at Wagon Hill Farm in Durham, many of the attractions are historic and memorable, offering an inside look into the past of the New Hampshire coast. Only 18 miles long, the coastline is great for scenic driving, biking, or even hiking, and all your must-see items are scattered along the way.
Located in the Gulf of Maine just off the East Coast is a cluster known as the Isles of Shoals. These islands are rich in history and adventure, and ferries leaving from Portsmouth take advantage of this by offering guided tours to one of the main islands.
Looking for some fun in New Hampshire on a hot summer day? Water Country of New Hampshire is the place to go! They offer more top attractions than any other water park in the area, with over 25-acres of attractions, rides for kids and adults, there is fun to be had for everyone. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Portsmouth with kids, look no further!
Beyond this list, there is still a multitude of things to do around Portsmouth. From bike tours to art galleries you will find tons to do while visiting the area. Complete your visit by staying at Dockside Guest Quarters. Located in York Harbor, ME, you’ll get the city experience in Portsmouth, but be able to come home and relax on our serene property, making us an excellent alternative to Portsmouth hotels. From our onsite restaurant to breakfast delivered straight to your room, you are guaranteed to enjoy your stay with us. For more information on the area, including the best things to do in York, Maine, make sure to download our Vacation Guide during your trip planning process. We look forward to hosting you and hearing all about your adventures in Portsmouth during your stay.