3 Reasons to Visit Portsmouth

April 24th, 2018 by

As the snow melts and the trees begin to bud, the signs of spring bring with it lots to explore in Portsmouth.

Thinking about a trip to Portsmouth?

Here’s what you will find this spring:

The Food

The Seacoast is a foodie paradise boasting hundreds of restaurants, over 100 of them are located right in Portsmouth. Some of these notable locations have appeared on famous shows like Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

If you like tapas, look no further than Cava. Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, Cava has as much charm in the establishment as it puts into its food. With a selection of modern and Spanish tapas even the most discerning palate will rave about, Cava brings quality with each plate.

Popovers on the Square in downtown Portsmouth located in Market Square is as much of a local staple as the muffin shaped patisserie it is named for. Patrons enjoy salads, small plates and sandwiches as well as an incredible selection of baked goods. Gluten-free? No problem. Popovers offers one of the best gluten-free menus in the area.

The Seacoast area is forward thinking and committed to farm-to-table initiatives. One of the local culinary leaders is Black Trumpet Bistro. Award winning Chef Evan brings his expertise in latin and mediterranean cuisine to the heart of Portsmouth. The menu changes seasonally offering the freshest ingredients from the area. Whether you are looking for a romantic date night or to meet the girls for drinks – Black Trumpet offers a cozy atmosphere right on the harbor.

Portsmouth Eats is your “go to” for all the great places to eat in the area. Feel like sushi? You have several choices. Not sure what you want to eat? Scroll through the directory and you are sure to find something to delight.

The Breweries

As much as the Seacoast loves its food, it also loves its beer. If you are a true beer enthusiast, you will find nirvana in the Seacoast.

Within 10 miles short miles, beer lovers flock to seven fantastic micro and nano-breweries including Smuttynose, Throwback, and Redhook, to name a few.

The History

The rich seafaring community of Portsmouth is alive with ways to explore its colorful past.

Discover Portsmouth is passionate about sharing Portsmouth’s history and offer “a “one-stop” central gateway to the historical, cultural and artistic venues of greater Portsmouth.” Their new exhibition site showcases the history and art of the area.

Offering walking tours from May to October, Discover Portsmouth shares the history, culture and colorful characters that make Portsmouth unique.

Take a walk in a bygone era with a visit to the Strawberry Banke Museum along the Piscataqua River. Open May 1 through October 31, explore the 9.5 acres include buildings from four centuries displayed as living history. Each building is a snapshot in history and the grounds are home to artisans keeping the trades and ethnography alive and well for visitors to enjoy.

The Gundalow Company take you back in time when you set sail on their replica of the Capt. Edward H. Adams, built in 1886 – the last commercial gundalow.

The Gundalow Company “celebrates this history, protecting the Piscataqua region’s maritime heritage and environment through education and action.” Set sail this spring and learn about Portsmouth from the eyes of a mariner.

Interested in military history? Visit the most advanced Navy submarine before nuclear submarines – the USS Albacore.

The USS Albacore was a research submarine, designed by the Navy to test experimental features used in modern submarines. Now a museum, the USS Albacore is open for self-guided tours spring, summer and fall.

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