Portsmouth offers a plethora of shopping, dining, and activity. There is always something to do, but on my last visit, I wanted more of a relaxing agenda. So, I choose to stroll through some of the city's older neighborhoods, and of course, take advantage of Portsmouth downtown dining. Portsmouth Brewery is an all-time favorite, and is the perfect place to fill up before hitting the south end.
To visit some of Portsmouth's oldest neighborhoods, I walk along the south end of the historic distristric. This includes Strawbery Banke, the settlement's oldest neighborhood (read more about Strawbery Banke in one of my past posts: here). So, please, join me on my old architectural stroll.
The old clapboard houses of Portsmouth are a wonderful display of the iconic New England federals and colonials. Pure New England beauty.
17th century Sherburne House
The perfect New England porch
It was a lovely summer afternoon and evening for a low-key stroll. Next time I am in Portsmouth, however, I will take you along for some shopping and more activity. Had I arrived earlier, I would have stopped at Pickwick's Mercantile, but missing it this time gives me yet another excuse to come back!