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"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
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Go Boston Card
"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
From $54.00
 
Go Boston Card
"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
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Hotel courtesy shuttle bus

One of the perks we enjoyed about staying at the Marriott Courtyard was the free shuttle into the heart of town. The hotel is located about 1-2 miles from city center and a great way to enjoy some...
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Gypsystravels
May 07, 2015

Enjoy this small town by walking

Being a compact town it's easy and convenient to just do all your exploring by foot. Most of the shopping and dinning are located within proximity of each other. If you drive into the town, park the...
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Gypsystravels
Jan 19, 2015

Walking Around Portsmouth

Once we get into Portsmouth and park the car it's time to walk. Portsmouth is a very compact and walkable town. Liz and I enjoy walking the town, wandering into shops and enjoying some drinks along...
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cjg1
Sep 08, 2009

Take the Red Trolley

Because I didn't have a car at the Portsmouth meeting, I either had to bum a ride from fellow VTers (thanks, Hansi and Lori!) or take the COAST (Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation)...
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Rixie
Jul 08, 2009

Like Homer and Disco Stew

Portsmouth reminds me greatly of the small towns along the Connecticut coast. Very walkable with quite a New England feel and a strong downtown area.The city is surprisingly very walkable and easy to...
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cjg1
Jan 05, 2009

Driving in Portsmouth

Since we were staying at the Motel 6, outside of the central zone, we found it necessary to have a car. We parked at a garage for both of the organized dinners, most of the street spots are metered...
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Dabs
Nov 12, 2007
 
 
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Closest airports

The closest commercial airports are either Logan Airport in Boston or Manchester airport (MHT) in New Hampshire. We flew on Southwest into Manchester, a small airport that is roughly an hour drive...
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Dabs
Oct 03, 2007

WALK, WALK, WALK

Portsmouth is so small that there is no reason someone can't walk it without getting over tired. There are so many little shops to enjoy that you really should walk the city to appreciate them all....
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moiraistyx
Jul 05, 2006

At the center of New England...

The closest airports are Boston (Massachusetts), Manchester (New Hampshire) and Portland (Maine). Once in the Northeastern United States, you will need a car to get to Portsmouth, which is easy to get...
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Cabana_Boy
Jul 09, 2003

Driving from NYC

We always drive on our visits to Portsmouth. It usually takes about 4+ hours while driving on I-95. Be prepared to pay a few tolls on the way.
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Gypsystravels
May 07, 2015

Driving

Driving is the only way we have ever travelled to Portsmouth. Portsmouth is usually one of our road trip stops when we are heading North on I-95.
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cjg1
Sep 24, 2009

Maps of Area

The area is fairly easy to get around. Especially the downtown area. Once you find a parking spot, the majority of places to see are within a walking distance of one mile,. or so.
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BruceDunning
Oct 15, 2008

use a garage

there are meters here for street parking, but the meter maids are vicious and can't wait to give a ticket. The doowntown garage is only 75 cents an hour. A bargain! Use it
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shohman
Sep 23, 2007

Top Hotels in Portsmouth

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505 Us Route 1 Bypass, at Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 3801, United States
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100 High Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, United States
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250 Market Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, United States
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99 Durgin Lane, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, United States
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100 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, United States
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580 US Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801-4144, United States
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Top Things to Do in Portsmouth

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John Paul Jones House

The John Paul Jones House was named after Jones a celebrated Revolutionary naval hero who spent time in Portsmouth in 1777 and again in 1781-82. He is believed to have rented a room in this house...
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Top 5 Portsmouth Writers

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cjg1

"A Nice Waterside Town"
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BruceDunning

"More Behind the sign"
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LoriPori

"LOVELY PORTSMOUTH - HISTORIC SEAPORT TOWN"
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peach93

"Home of the September 21-23 VT Meeting!"
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shohman

"New Hampshire seacoast VT meet :)"
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