Things To Do In & Around Portsmouth, NH


Escape to the exquisite coastline of New Hampshire and discover all the delightful things to do in Portsmouth and the surrounding Seacoast New Hampshire region. Once one of the busiest shipping ports in the country, Portsmouth has blossomed into a bright arts and cultural scene. Step back in time on a local walking tour among downtown streets lined with preserved architecture and living history museums. Spend an afternoon in the surf at one of New Hampshire’s beautiful beaches or enjoy a harbor cruise to see Portsmouth in another light.


You’re close to a wealth of things to do in Portsmouth when you stay at The Port Inn, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member. And don’t forget to check out our curated list of Portsmouth restaurants under local dining.

“A surprising little city of contrasts: touristy and local, cultured and blue collar, historically preserved and scrappy…” – The New York Times

Events in Portsmouth, NH

Stay up to date with events in Portsmouth, New Hampshire during your stay at our boutique hotel! Local venues such as The Music Hall and Prescott Park host frequent shows and concerts, especially during the summer season. We’ve got the local’s perspective on what to check out during your stay, such as the autumn foliage at the end of September.


Check out the Portsmouth Events Calendar for all of our top recommended upcoming events!


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