Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more information about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
The town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire has a considerable history as a ship-building and fishing port. The waterfront area is a pleasant place to explore, especially on foot. Include Portsmouth in your New England itinerary for at least the following reasons:
1. Restored Colonial architecture is abundant in the waterfront area of Portsmouth.
2. Market Square is the major gathering place in the city, as it was in Colonial times.
3. Several homes in Portsmouth have now become museums, displaying traditional furniture and style.