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Popular amenities for Portsmouth vacation rentals

Stay near Portsmouth's top sights

Portsmouth Regional Hospital5 locals recommend
Water Country Water Park45 locals recommend
USS Albacore Museum37 locals recommend
Prescott Park67 locals recommend
Trader Joe's11 locals recommend
Strawbery Banke Museum111 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Portsmouth

  • Total rentals

    210 properties

  • Wifi availability

    200 properties include access to wifi

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    100 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    40 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    90 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    16K reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Portsmouth?

    Portsmouth experiences a typical New England climate, with distinct four seasons. Summers are warm and humid with temperatures ranging from 60°F (15°C) to 80°F (27°C), while winters can get chilly dropping to as low as 16°F (-9°C) and reaching up to 35°F (2°C). Pack accordingly, and if visiting in winter, don't forget to enjoy some snowshoeing or ice skating.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Portsmouth?

    Portsmouth is brimming with activities. You can explore the New Hampshire Art Association's gallery, catch a show at the Music Hall, or bike along the scenic Portsmouth Harbor Trail. For those interested in history, a tour of the Moffatt-Ladd House provides insight into colonial-era Portsmouth.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Portsmouth?

    June through October are often recommended to visit Portsmouth when the weather is pleasant. During summer, Portsmouth hosts the Prescott Park Arts Festival featuring theatre, music, and dance performances. Fall is equally popular with visitors coming to enjoy the vibrant foliage.

  • What are the best places to stay in Portsmouth?

    The Downtown district of Portsmouth is a popular area to stay with a variety of accommodation options close to eateries, shops, and attractions. Alternatively, the South End is a charming, historic neighborhood offering a quieter setting while still being near downtown. For those seeking waterfront views, consider staying in the Badger's Island area.

  • What are the best places to visit in Portsmouth?

    Portsmouth has a rich array of destinations to visit. Stroll through the preserved 17th and 18th-century buildings in Strawberry Banke Museum, explore the marine life at the Seacoast Science Center, or enjoy a peaceful walk in Prescott Park. For a unique historical experience, the USS Albacore Museum holds a retired US Navy submarine open for tours.

  • What are some hiking trails in Portsmouth?

    Portsmouth is surrounded by scenic nature trails. The Urban Forestry Center has over 165 acres (67 hectares) of trails to explore, with varying difficulty levels. Sagamore Creek Land has 3.1 miles (5 km) of trails with beautiful views of the Piscataqua River. For bird-watching enthusiasts, you may want to explore Great Island Common's trails. Just remember to respect the environment and stay on the designated paths.

  • What are some family activities to do in Portsmouth?

    Families visiting Portsmouth will find plenty of engaging activities. Children will enjoy the interactive exhibits at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, a short drive from Portsmouth. For a day outdoors, consider a picnic at Prescott Park, or visit the Great Bay Discovery Center, which has a range of wildlife-focused activities for all ages.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Portsmouth?

    If you're interested in day trips, Portsmouth serves as a great base to explore the surrounding regions. Isles of Shoals, a group of small islands, is just a short boat ride away, perfect for a day of exploration. Alternatively, you could visit the nearby towns of Dover and Kittery for a taste of local history and culture.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Portsmouth?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 100 vacation rentals in Portsmouth featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Portsmouth?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Portsmouth. Choose from more than 40 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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