Destination guide

The historical city of Portsmouth awaits you

Enjoy the area's museums, history and live music with a rental holiday home in Portsmouth. This city's shopping, restaurants and monuments draw many visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Portsmouth

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Portsmouth a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Water Country (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Sagamore Golf Club (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • York's Wild Kingdom (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Portsmouth

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Portsmouth. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Prescott Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Fort McClary State Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Fort Stark State Historic Site (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Odiorne Point State Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Wallis Sands State Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Jenness State Beach (4 mi / 6.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Portsmouth

Fly into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 22.5 mi (36.2 km) away.

Where to stay near Portsmouth?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 764 holiday rentals near Portsmouth. From 418 Houses to 114 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portsmouth for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Portsmouth?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portsmouth:

  • Rye Beach: 282 holiday homes
  • Seaglass Village: 135 holiday homes
  • Kittery Point: 21 holiday homes
  • Kennebunk: 40 holiday homes
  • York Beach: 389 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portsmouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Portsmouth. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Moffatt-Ladd House: 1,514 holiday rentals
  • Albacore Park: 1,504 holiday rentals
  • Wentworth Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses: 1,529 holiday rentals
  • Players Ring Theatre: 1,520 holiday rentals
  • Prescott Park: 1,526 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portsmouth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portsmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 418 Houses in Portsmouth. Our other popular types of Portsmouth holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 114 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 114 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 176 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portsmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 33 holiday homes with pool available in Portsmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.