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There’s So Much To Do In Downtown Portsmouth

Find something for every taste and style in Portsmouth. From attractions for the whole family – like the Music Hall and Strawbery Banke—to dining and lounges for a night on the town just the two of you, you’ll find that there are things to do for everyone.


Want suggestions? Here are our six top ideas:

3S Artspace »

3S Artspace is a 501c3 nonprofit alternative arts organization that combines the only mid-size, ​ ​ flexible performance space of its kind in the area, a large non-commercial gallery, and a creative, ​ ​affordable, and locally-sourced restaurant serving as a local hub, ideal as a gathering place for ​ ​ patrons and locals alike.

3S is dedicated to presenting and supporting bold, emerging art and entertainment and cultivating ​ ​ an informal space for the exchange of ideas and creativity. 3S has been years in the making, years ​ ​ of careful planning, collaboration and programming within our community. Founded in 2009, the ​ ​ idea sprang from the need to provide space for the kind of experiences that shape us all.

The Music Hall »

You won’t want to miss this Victorian-era theater with a chic and modern loft space, the Music Hall Loft, around the corner. Acts from across the nation visit the Hall, including live musical acts, modern and classic theater, annual Film Festivals and more.

Strawbery Banke Museum »

Stroll the scenic grounds of this 10-acre outdoor museum that traces the history of Portsmouth. Stop to watch costumed demonstrators who can offer a glimpse into days of yore and take part in extraordinary seasonal events throughout the holidays and beyond.

Market Square

Indulge in eclectic gift-ables, fine jewelers, hand-crafts and coffee & pastry shops while experiencing art galleries, bookstores, restaurants, annual festivals, charity races, and more in the heart of this downtown Portsmouth destination.

Prescott Park »

Get out in nature at this public waterfront park. Stroll the 10+ acres of flower gardens, walkways and waterfront areas. In the summer months, don’t miss seasonal events that take place in the park, including weekly concerts, art shows, festivals, plays and weekly movies under the stars.”

Portsmouth Eats »

Love food? So do we. These walking tours offer bites from up to five area restaurants with an owner or chef who offers insider info about our epicurean paradise.

For more things to do in Portsmouth proper, visit the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.

Has all that sightseeing given you an appetite? Don’t miss Portwalk Place’s exciting restaurants.