Travel Blogs from Portsmouth
... in a town hall meeting to speak for the residents. After the meeting, they continued on to the kitchen where they cooked a multi-course meal from scratch over a brick fireplace. They feasted on roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, salad, carrots, biscuits, and Washington cake for dessert. Delicious!
Today we went to the museums at MIT and Harvard. The students explored displays ranging from robotics to gems ...
... Toscanini's to anyone travelling to Boston...not least for its adorable plastic polar bears which dangle from the ceiling as adorable Christmas ornaments. Christmas! It's just around the corner now and has somehow snuck up on me. Normally by this time I would have nativity songs stuck in my head on a permanent loop, glitter stuck to every item of clothing and a wild look in my eyes any time any one mentions the end of term. Feels very strange not to be working in a school right now!
... the trolley near our favored North End, and then visited Old North Church, where Paul Revere's famed "One if by land, Two if by sea" signal lanterns were displayed in 1775. After attending mass at another local church (which was lovely, but could have benefited from central air in the humid summer temps :), we enjoyed the festival of the week, St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast.
Returning to our hotel, we had a snack and cocktail on the Bacco ...
... record very soon). The Boston roadworks were originally budgeted to cost $1 billion in total but have already cost $1 billion per section (and there are 21 sections). The works commenced about 20-30 years ago and apparently they are still not technically finished!! So that's got to be a record as well! We also saw an old, red, two-story building where the Declaration of Independence was read for the first time - they still do re-enactments every year on ...
... Street north of Church Street. When Higginson arrived in Salem, he wrote that "we found a faire house newly built for the Governor" which was remarkable for being two stories high. A year later, the Massachusetts Bay Charter was issued creating the Massachusetts Bay Colony with Matthew Craddock as its governor in London and Endecott as its governor in the colony. John Winthrop was elected Governor in late 1629, and arrived with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630, ...
Other places to stay in Portsmouth
250 Market Street, Portsmouth | 4 star hotelfrom $184
- Decidedly average
- Good - not perfect.
- Great for a retreat
580 US Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth | 3 star hotelfrom $93
300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth | 3 star hotelfrom $128
1190 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth | 2 star hotelfrom $117
1000 Market Street, Portsmouth | 3 star hotelfrom $147
99 Durgin Lane, Portsmouth | 3 star hotelfrom $137
100 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth | 3 star hotelfrom $133
417 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth | 2 star hotelfrom $96
- Relaxing getaway!
- Great place to stay
- Great Spot
650 Borthwick Ave., Portsmouth | 2 star hotelfrom $145
1 International Drive, Portsmouth | 3 star hotelfrom $183
100 High Street, Portsmouth | 3 star hotelfrom $173
- Agree with Rhode Island Tripadvisor comment
- Pricey and in need of some improvement
- Can you hear me now?
383 Woodbury Ave., Portsmouth | 2 star hotelfrom $64
40 Court Street, Portsmouth | 3 star hotelfrom $170
100 Deer St, Portsmouth | 3 star hotelfrom $179