How many neighborhoods does Portsmouth have?
Portsmouth has 4 distinct neighborhoods that we encourage you to explore! You can use our neighborhood maps to learn about restaurants, shops, attractions and more.
Explore our neighborhoods: Downtown | Waterfront | North End | West End
Where are the public bathrooms?
Public restrooms can be found in the parking garages. There are also restrooms available at Prescott Park and the Portsmouth Chamber Visitor Center.
What are the rules for handicap parking?
Parking for handicapped drivers is free in any legal space, but there is a 3-hour time limit on all spaces, handicap or regular, in the high-occupancy meter zone.
The city provides 65 handicap spaces, 16 of which are on-street handicap spaces. There are also 18 spaces in the High-Hanover Parking Garage and two at the Worth lot for handicapped drivers who need more than three hours of parking.
Where are the closest grocery stores?
800 Islington Street, Portsmouth
1465 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth
Where are the beaches?
New Hampshire boasts 18 miles of beautiful coastline. Some of our beaches have been named among the top five cleanest water beaches in the country! See a comprehensive list of beaches here.
I am in town for a few hours, what should I not miss?
We are known for our history and diverse culinary options. Whether you’re a foodie, music lover or history buff, there is something here for you! We encourage you to check out What To Do or sample itineraries for inspiration!
What restaurants have Happy Hour?
Is there anything for the kids to do?
YES! See our Family Friendly Itinerary for ideas on things to do with the kids or ask a friendly local!
Where can I get a chowder and/or lobster roll?
All of our restaurants are amazing, and lucky for you many of them offer both lobster rolls and chowder! See the full list of restaurant members here and continue to their website to view their menus.