Portsmouth Travel Guide

Articles about Portsmouth

By Katrina Brown Hunt

What makes a town magnetic? Travel + Leisure readers voted for their favorite small towns—with beaches, mountains, vineyards, and personality to spare.

By Deb Hopewell

From Arizona to Vermont, here are our favorite towns for checking out fall foliage.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

In the mood for love? Find out which bucolic ’burbs get T+L readers all aflutter.

By Jenny Adams
By Peter Jon Lindberg
Heading north to Boothbay or Camden or Bar Harbor, out-of-staters drive right on through the short strip between Kittery and Kennebunk (unless they happen to stop at the outlets in Kittery). That's a shame. Maine's southernmost coast, you see, isn...

Restaurants in Portsmouth

"Lexie's is a little burger place with a great philosophy and an admirable commitment to cooking from scratch. Their burgers aren't the typically obscene American flesh bombs--you can have one with french fries, fried pickles, and beer and still stand up afterward.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Annabelle’s owner, retired doctor Lewis Palosky, thinks of himself as “an artist, not a businessman,” and his credo is evident in the thick—difficult to pierce with a spoon—and intensely flavorful ice cream. Black raspberry, a New England staple, pops on the palate.