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Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. It is the only city in the county, but only the fourth-largest community, with a population of 21,233 at the 2010 census. A historic seaport and popular summer tourist destination, Portsmouth was the home of the Strategic Air Command's Pease Air Force Base, later converted to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease with limited commercial air service.


A gorgeous port city, Portsmouth is home to the historic and active U.S. Navy facility called The Norfolk Naval Shipyard or the Norfolk Navy Yard. It was initially referred to as the “Gosport”. This where the US Navy’s ships are modeled, remodeled, repaired and the like, thus increasing the city’s significance. It is perched on the banks of the Elizabeth River. Indeed, there is a lot of maritime goodness for one to explore in Portsmouth.

So, what would it be to typically explore Portsmouth tourism? There is a good mix of attractions for all ages, in case you are wondering about the best thing to do in Portsmouth with kids. One of the most prime attraction is the Children's Museum of Virginia, which also happens to be the largest children's museum in the state of Virginia. Then, for some in-depth enlightenment on the city’s maritime antiquity there is the Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery.

The seaport of Portsmouth has been around since the founding of America. Today, this town is a major spot for seafaring and trading activities. The house of John Paul Jones, the founder of the US Navy, is in Portsmouth. A must-visit location for tourists in Portsmouth is the USS Albacore Museum and Park housed in a decommissioned submarine of the navy. The Portsmouth Harbour Lighthouse is open in summer and offers excellent views of the harbour and the adjacent town. There are plenty of theatres in the town where you can catch a musical or theatrical performances. Pay a visit to the Strawberry Banke Museum which is a preserved neighbourhood that was built in the 17th and 18th century. Spend an evening at the Red Hook or the Portsmouth Brewery in town. Plan a holiday in Portsmouth for an exotic weekend.

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Facts and Stats for Portsmouth*

  • Portsmouth: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Portsmouth for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Portsmouth.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Portsmouth - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 81.25 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 62.19 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Portsmouth

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Portsmouth

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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