Embracing & discovering the enchantment of Portsmouth for the first time is to immerse yourself within one of the most undoubtedly unique experiences any city in America can offer.
This is a city where “Art” is seriously considered as not just a city favorite activity, but an actual profession.
This is a destination where Halloween is not merely a yearly pastime for children, but rather, an extravagant city-wide celebration of one of the world’s greatest holiday traditions.
Portsmouth is the first city north of Boston where First Night celebrates the coming of the New Year.
Portsmouth is a unique place that simultaneously prides itself on the most fabulous of seafood cuisines and outstanding microbreweries.
Portsmouth is my favorite city in America.
What makes Portsmouth so Great?
It’s true that I love the bustle of New York, the fast-growing space of Austin, the old English-style brownstones of Boston and the free-for-all lifestyle of west coast locales.
There is something just so singularly special & magical about Portsmouth, and this is precisely what makes this city so beloved…
As its name suggests, Portsmouth is founded on one of the finest natural harbors in all of the east coast. Portsmouth is nestled at the eastern tip of the state of New Hampshire, where the Piscataqua River enters the Atlantic Ocean. The River serves as the natural boundary with the state of Maine and forms the famous Portsmouth Harbor.
Portsmouth was incorporated as a town in 1653 and has been the home of fishermen, boatbuilders, and woodcutters ever since. Many of the ships moored in Portsmouth harbor became part of the Colonial Navy during the American Revolution. Paul Revere even rode to Portsmouth to warn people to prepare for a potential British take over of this important colonial port.
Today Portsmouth is a must see destination. With its rich colonial history and its important role of being a Navy port for many years, Portsmouth offers many exciting and fun opportunities for you to explore.