Things to Do

Albacore Museum Albacore MuseumPortsmouth
The USS Albacore, the prototype for modern submarines, was built in Portsmouth and has been converted into a museum. 600 Market St., Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 436-3680 map
Children's Museum of New Hampshire Children's Museum of New HampshireDover
Dozens of interactive exhibits and activities for children in a new location. 6 Washington St., Dover, NH 03820 (603) 742-2002 map
Fort Foster Fort FosterKittery
Fort Foster in Kittery Point offers three small beaches, an extensive trail system, restroom facilities in season, picnic areas and old military fortifications. Pocahontas Road, Kittery, ME 03905 map
Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Great Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveGreenland
Education center for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Interactive exhibit room, touch tank, and boardwalk. (603) 778-0015 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH 03840 (603) 778-0015 map
New Castle BeachNew Castle
Small, picturesque Sandy Beach, 10 minutes from Portsmouth, has the U.S. Coast Guard Station at one end and a large seaside park, New Castle Common, at the other end. Great Island Common, New Castle, NH 03854 map
Nubble Cape Neddick Lighthouse Nubble Cape Neddick LighthouseYork
Picturesque and accessible Cape Neddick Lighthouse (The Nubble) in York Beach, Maine, draws thousands of visitors each year. Sohier Park Road, York, ME map
Peirce Island Peirce IslandPortsmouth
Located adjacent to Portsmouth's picturesque South End, Peirce Island offers unobstructed views of the Piscataqua River, the bridges, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. It also features an outdoor pool, walking paths, playgrounds, and boat launches. Peirce Island, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 431-2000 map
Prescott Park Prescott ParkPortsmouth
Portsmouth's 10-acre waterfront park with flower gardens and a summer arts festival. Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 431-2000 map
Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery BankePortsmouth
Ice skating for children and adults at the outdoor rink at Strawbery Banke Museum. 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 422-0600 map
Seacoast Science Center Seacoast Science CenterRye
The Seacoast Science Center is a non-profit marine environmental organization located on the rocky coast of historic Odiorne Point State Park. The center features live animals of the Gulf of Maine, indoor touch tanks, and hands-on exhibits about life in and around the ocean. Odiorne State Park, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH (603) 436-8043 map
South Playground and Leary Field South Playground and Leary FieldPortsmouth
Located in the center of Portsmouth, South Playground and Leary Field offer tennis and basketball courts, a dog park, swing and play area, two baseball fields and a salt water pond. Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801 map
Strawbery Banke Museum Strawbery Banke MuseumPortsmouth
Strawbery Banke Museum illustrates the lives of historic New Englander with restored homes from four centuries and working artisans. 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH (603) 433-1100 map
Take Flight Aerial Adventure Course Take Flight Aerial Adventure CourseKittery
Take Flight is Maine's leading aerial adventure course and adventure zip tour. Located on Route 1, Kittery, Maine, it's a family adventure you don't want to miss. 506 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904 (207) 439-8838 map
Wallis Sands State Beach Wallis Sands State BeachRye
Wallis Sands State Beach, about 15 minutes south of Portsmouth, is a beautiful, sandy curving beach. Route 1B, Rye, NH map
Water Country Water CountryPortsmouth
New England's largest water park. 2300 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH (603) 427-1111 map
York Wild Kingdom York Wild KingdomYork
Located off Short Sands, York Beach, Maine, kids and adults will love the largest zoo and amusement park in the Seacoast. Route 1, York, Maine 03910 (207)363-4911 map
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