Seacoast FAQ: Answering Popular Questions About Portsmouth
Editor's note: This is part on an ongoing series where we answer frequently searched questions about various municipalities.
Is Portsmouth dog-friendly?
According to bringfido.com, a leading pet travel and lifestyle brand, Portsmouth is indeed pet-friendly. The website mentions Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel as one place to stay with your furry friends. Restaurants like The District and Portsmouth Gas Light also welcome dogs. South Mill Pond Dog Park was also cited as a good place to visit.
Are Portsmouth restaurants open?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some restaurants in Portsmouth are open for indoor dining while others are offering take out and/or curbside pick-up or delivery. An updated list can be found here.
What are some romantic things to do in Portsmouth?
I'll field this one since I spent the day of my engagement and took my engagement photos in Portsmouth, and as a result I can personally attest the city has a good deal of romantic charm. Walking downtown is quite romantic and other options like the Isles of Shoals and Strawbery Banke are also worth trying.
Is Portsmouth worth visiting?
Many travel-centered websites cite the fact that Portsmouth is just 60 miles from Boston and features tax-free shopping as well as waterfront views as reasons why Portsmouth is a worthy stop on any New England trip.
Is Portsmouth expensive?
According to the cost of living index on bestplaces.net, Portsmouth is relatively expensive compared to other New Hampshire municipalities.
Does Portsmouth require masks?
Portsmouth, like all of New Hampshire, requires the wearing of face-coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic in both indoor and outdoor spaces when social distancing cannot be achieved.
Is Portsmouth a good place to live?
Niche.com gave Portsmouth an A+ grade as the No. 2 place to live in New Hampshire.
Does Portsmouth have an airport?
Yes! Portsmouth International Airport is about 50 minutes north of Logan International Airport in Boston. It is a joint military and civil use airport located at Pease International Tradeport.
Does Portsmouth have a beach?
There is no real beach in Portsmouth but there are several in extremely close proximity. Jenness Beach in Rye is a quaint spot and Hampton Beach State Park is a tourist favorite.