Romantic things to do in

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth is an enchanting town for couples, and one of the most romantic destinations in New Hampshire. Plan a weekend getaway, and we guarantee you’ll be completely smitten with this little city by the sea.

Thousands of blossoms are planted each year in Prescott Park near the waterfront. There are also elaborate gardens behind the Moffatt-Ladd House. 

Meander around the gardens in portsmouth

Whether you want to chillax with a cocktail or craft brew or indulge in local seafood, Portsmouth has about a gazillion choices for outdoor drinking and dining. 

Relax on an outdoor patio

Anabelle's is the cutest ice cream shop ever with amazing homemade flavors.  Izzy’s Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream.  has been impressing visitors and locals for more than 30 years!

indulge in a frozen dessert

No matter where you wander in Portsmouth, there's a pretty good chance it's the perfect spot to watch the sunrise or sunset. 

catch a waterfront sunrise or sunset

The Gundalow in Portsmouth sails daily when the weather cooperates, and you can choose from daytime, sunset, and harbor sail.

Sail on a Gundalow

Copyright: David J. Murray of ClearEye Photo

This 10-acre living history museum features authentic buildings in what was once the original settlement that eventually became Portsmouth.

Step Back in Time at Strawbery Banke Museum

Read more about the most romantic places to stay and eat in Portsmouth!


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