In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, fresh water from the Piscataqua River mixes with salt water from the Atlantic, creating the quintessential New England maritime port. As the third oldest city in the country, the city has almost 400 years of history behind it, including a century of prominence in the shipbuilding and shipping industries. Visitors to Portsmouth attractions enjoy an authentic, affordable New England experience, free of any prefabricated atmosphere. In Portsmouth, you’ll find a vibrant artistic pulse in a city that hasn’t forgotten its roots. Portsmouth remains tied to the sea, despite its eclectic restaurants, shops, arts, and theaters. Portsmouth is 35 miles from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, the nearest major airport.