Portsmouth Shipyard 

United States Navy shipyard    

Portsmouth, New Hampshire 

In Portsmouth, the summers are warm; the winters are freezing, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 80°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 89°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Portsmouth for warm-weather activities is from late June to mid September.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living index in Portsmouth, NH is 134, which is 13% higher than the New Hampshire average and 34% higher than the national average.
Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Portsmouth, NH are equal to the New Hampshire average and 17% higher than the national average.
Getting to Know the Area
Portsmouth is a New Hampshire port city on the Piscataqua River. Notable 17th- and 18th-century houses include several within Strawbery Banke Museum, where costumed staff demonstrate traditional crafts. Nearby, the 1855 North Church presides over downtown’s Market Square. Prescott Park has riverside gardens and boat docks. Northwest, former research submarine USS Albacore is in a park, alongside a visitor center.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.