- TripBuzz found 163 things to do with kids in or near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, including 147 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ogunquit, Hampton, Newburyport and Rye.
- From Water Country to Champ's-Bowl-O-Rama Family Fun Center Route 1 Portsmouth N.H., the Portsmouth area offers 114 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, History Museums, Boat Tours and Family Fun Center.
- A well-known seaport, Portsmouth has a growing tourist industry. Historical landmarks in the community include the home of Governor Langdon and Governor Goodwin (now a local history museum). The community also hosts a number of musical concerts and live theater performances at its Music Hall. Additionally, the town is home to several public parks, beaches and golf courses.
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Candlepin bowling is available along 28 lanes at the Champ's-Bowl-O-Rama Family Fun Center, which is open to the general public as well as bowling leagues. The facility also has a video game arcade, an on-site cafe, and private party areas.
Prescott Park is a ten-acre park containing over 500 flower varieties on the Piscataqua River. In addition to trails to view the flowers, the park contains four historic buildings, and is often the home of juried art shows and performance art performances.
Explore the history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from the 1600s to 1954, at the Strawberry Banke Museum. The 10-acre outdoor museum with costumed interpreters offers 42 historic buildings on their original foundations.
The USS Albacore Museum hosts the USS Albacore submarine, one of the earliest submarines in the United States Coast Guard. The area also has a gift store, an audio tour where people can learn more about the submarine, and an area to pay respect to all those who served.
The Isles of Shoals are nine rocky isles that lay six miles off shore. Cruises are available to see the isles, while on the island is the White Island Light, the Unitarian Oceanic Hotel, a few summer houses, and the Shoals Marine Research Laboratory.
Portsmouth Harbor Cruises has a 2 1/2 hour sunset cruise, a 1 1/4 hour Portsmouth Harbor cruise, and a 2 1/2 hour Isles of Shoals cruise. Additionally, when fall leaves are at their best, the company offers an Inland River and Fall Foliage cruise that is 2 1/2 hours long.
Portsmouth Kayak Adventures is a rental authority offering a variety of rental options. Attractions include kayak rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, bike rentals, and kayak and stand up paddle board tours.