A Day in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Spring Blooms and Colonial Homes in Portsmouth

Happy Spring! Whenever the flowers start to bloom, it reminds me of the time Dan and I visited Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

We arrived at this charming coastal city without much of an agenda. First, we perused along the cobblestoned streets to find lunch. Soon after, we stumbled upon Prescott Park, an extravagant riverside garden. The trees had bloomed and it looked absolutely gorgeous! We watched the sailboats bob in the water and a group of kayakers pass through on the Piscataqua River.

Eventually, we found Strawbery Banke, the oldest neighborhood in Portsmouth. Does anyone else get frustrated by their spelling of strawberry?! We peeped over the fence, but ultimately decided to explore the south end instead. There, we found some neighborhood homes to admire—our favorite activity! These picturesque colonial houses are the very reason why I love New England so much!

Before we left New Hampshire, we stopped by Odiorne Point State Park in Rye and watched the impressive, large waves roll in from the Atlantic Ocean.

We loved Portsmouth’s beautifully bold colonial homes and the ravishing Prescott Park. Although the views from Piscataqua River weren’t as impressive when we’ve been spoiled by Ocean Drive in Newport and everywhere else along the New England shore. (I know, I know. It’s an unfair comparison!)

Have you visited Portsmouth before? If so, what did you think of it?

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