Everyone experiences the elements when traveling. If you find yourself faced with a Rainy Day in Portsmouth New Hampshire here is your travel guide my friends! Everything you need from food suggestions, a wide range of activities, and even a great place to stay. What are you waiting for? Let’s take a trip to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
On our first day in Portsmouth, the weather was a gentle mist. We ventured downtown and stopped into the Elephanine Bakery. Tucked down a brick alley with some artsy flare surrounding it. Grab a beverage, pastry and just sip the time away in conversations. The locals are friendly as well as the staff.
After our morning pastry we walked down toward the harbor and came across the Warner House. “Built in 1716-1718, the Warner House is the earliest extant brick urban mansion in New England.” When in season this is a great place to explore on a rainy day.
Continuing down to the waterfront we found the Tugboat Alley gift shop. After purchasing a few items we talked with the shop owner about the tug boats. He suggested a walk down to the docks to get a better view of them. When this area is in season you can find several tours, cruises and even fisherman lining the docks with daily catches. So when it is rainy shop around and enjoy some of the great shops downtown has to offer.
When the rain started to pick up when headed out to find my mother a lighthouses. She fancies them. I was trying to find the Whaleback Light but ended up finding the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (pictured above). I will say when searching for lighthouses be sure to double check coordinates because some are on private land and not accessible to the public. Also some require a good walk to actually see or have little to no parking available.
Take a nice trip down to the USS Albacore Submarine Museum. They have a great gift shop, memorial park recreational area and of course you can explore the inside of the submarine. The Ghost vessel, pictured above, greets you when you first pull into the property. This is a great activity for people of all ages.
Need a great place to stay while in Portsmouth, New Hampshire? Try the Hampton Inn in downtown Portsmouth. A great location that offers valet parking which in the city limits is honestly a MUST! They also offer great amenities like daily breakfast, coffee stations, luxury common areas, a saltwater indoor pool with added convenience of booking suites with a refrigerator, microwave and wet bar.
Want to have a nice dinner with a Portsmouth Harbor view? “Perched high above the AC Hotel Portsmouth you will find Rooftop at The Envio, Portsmouth’s newest restaurant and bar offering panoramic views of the Piscataqua River and the iconic bridges that cross it.” I highly recommend ordering the Seared tuna, pictured above. Order a beverage and unwind under the covered outdoor patio.
If you experience a Rainy Day in Portsmouth New Hampshire I hope you found this travel guide helpful. The city has so many places to visit no mater the weather. We had rain and happened to stop during off season and still managed to do so many great things together.