A true four-season destination, travelers can embrace nature, culture, and history in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The town combines the idyllic New England mindset with the laid-back vibes of the Granite State, providing visitors a unique opportunity to unwind while soaking up local flavor.
Scattered across the town, guests will find a myriad of bed and breakfasts and inns with views of the harbor and downtown streets. The Strawbery Banke Museum brings over 300 years of American history to life through an immersive outdoor experience that covers 10 acres. Visitors are invited to learn through guided tours, heirloom gardens, and informative costumed guides.
Hiking is a popular activity at one of the nearby trails, and the Harbour Trail allows guests to traipse along the water and take in the views.
New Hampshire’s craft beer scene is vast and can be enjoyed indoors or on the patio at Portsmouth Brewery.
Portsmouth is a vibrant culinary destination where chefs and restaurateurs are passionate about sharing Portsmouth’s culinary history and local bounty by land and sea.
Residents and visitors alike support this lively culinary scene that honors Portsmouth’s colorful history, heirloom ingredients and sustainable practices. Local favorites include The Black Trumpet and Surf.
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. The population in the 2010 census was 12,529. Situated beside the Atlantic Ocean on the Gulf of Maine, York is a well-known summer resort town. It is home to three 18-hole golf clubs, four sandy beaches, and Mount Agamenticus. It includes the villages of York Village, York Harbor, York Beach and Cape Neddick. York is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area.
Hampton Beach is a village district, census-designated place, and beach resort in the town of Hampton, New Hampshire, United States, along the Atlantic Ocean. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,275. Hampton Beach is in Rockingham County, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Portsmouth. The community is a popular tourist destination and the busiest beach community in New Hampshire. Ocean Boulevard, the main street along the beach, includes a boardwalk, many shops and businesses, several seasonal hotels, and the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, which hosts national acts in the summer. Hampton Beach State Park was named one of four "Superstar" beaches in the United States in 2011, for having had perfect water-quality testing results in each of the previous three years.
Ogunquit ( oh-GUN-kwit) is a town in York County, Maine. As of the 2010 census, its population was 892. The summer resort's name means "beautiful place by the sea" in the Abenaki Native American language. Ogunquit is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Salisbury is a small coastal beach town and summer tourist destination in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The community is a popular summer resort beach town situated on the Atlantic Ocean, north of Boston on the New Hampshire border. It is home to the new Salisbury Beach Boardwalk, full of souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, arcades and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The population was 8,283 at the 2010 census. Parts of town comprise the census-designated place of Salisbury.