What to Do, Where to Go in Portsmouth, N.H.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

GETTING THERE

Southwest flies nonstop from BWI to Manchester, N.H., which is about an hour's drive from Portsmouth. Fares start at $118 roundtrip. Rental cars start at $22 per day. Flying time is about 90 minutes.

COST

TOTAL $644

Flight: $118 | Rental car: $66 | Lodging: $360 | Food: $100

WHERE TO STAY

Ale House Inn, 121 Bow St., Portsmouth, 603-431-7760, http://www.alehouseinn.com. A boutique hotel in the middle of all the action in Portsmouth. Rates start at $129.

Wentworth by the Sea, 588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle; 603-422-7322, 866-240-6313, http://www.wentworth.com. Most of the 161 rooms and suites have ocean or harbor views. Rates start at $209.

The usual chain motels are also available in the area.

WHERE TO EAT

The Dolphin Striker, 15 Bow St., 603-431-5222, http://www.dolphinstriker.com. Housed in an old brick warehouse near the water; serves lobster pot pie. Entrees start at $18.

Cava, 10 Commercial Alley, 603-319-1575, http://www.cavatapasandwinebar.com. Tapas, $2 to $16.


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