We got to Portsmouth around 3, and checked into the Hotel Portsmouth. It’s a beautiful hotel, it’s in an old house but it has 20 rooms somehow. It’s a part of the Lark hotel chain, it was really hip and vintagey which was cool. The room was beautiful, they include an empty growler so you can take it to a brewery and keep beer in your room. We walked around and saw all the amazing historical homes and businesses, then we went down to the water and took in some views.
Dinner was at The Rosa, an Italian restaurant that opened in 1927. Their salad dressing recipe is a secret and it was so delicious. We shared a beef tortellini dish and it was super yummy. We then walked around the downtown area more, and went to the Portsmouth Brewery and shared a flight of 6 brews. We then headed back to the hotel and called it an early night. Wasn’t a lot of night life going on in that small coastal town.
Our final thoughts on Portsmouth:
We spent the perfect amount of time here. It is very much a small beach town, with lots of history and very old buildings. It was a beautiful evening filled with an amazing sunset, yummy food and good beer. The hotel we stayed at was so cute but almost a little too hip for us. We would probably look for an independent BnB if we went again.