Walking, Biking or Driving
What makes Portsmouth so enticing is its walkability. You can walk the entire downtown area with an hour (but it often a challenge, considering how many amazing stops to make along the way!). The city recently installed bike stations around town too if you want to zip around quicker. Driving through the heart of Portsmouth during busy summer months (and especially finding parking!) leaves a bit to be desired, but overall, traffic is not an issue in the winter, and only occasional jams occur during summer months. There are 3 bridges connecting Portsmouth to Maine, so you have your choice as to which way to get in and out. I-95 and US Route 1 run through Portsmouth. As for outdoor activities, walking the whole downtown area through Prescott Park & Strawbery Banke is unique. For a longer jaunt, head on foot or hop on a bike toward New Castle for unprecedented views and ocean breezes.