A city named after a famous UK seaside town, Portsmouth is a nature-loving gem in beautiful New Hampshire. With stacks of historical buildings to walk amongst as well as a beautiful European charm embodied in its stunning seaport, this is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday with your pet. Hire a car to make the most of the city and surrounding area’s natural beauty.
Drive to neighboring Maine and enjoy a day at the Kennebunk Beach, a pretty stretch of sandy beach with glorious water to splash around in. Your pet is welcome on a leash. Stay in the area and head to the Kennebunk Dog Park to enjoy off-leash walks with your pet along lovely trails and in one of the separate fenced off park areas.
Over in Wells, you will find the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, a breathtaking spot to bask in nature and some of the region’s native wildlife and birds with your pet. Pets are welcome but should remain on-leash at all times.
When you and your pet are ready to settle down and refuel your bellies, head to Gas Light. Here, your pet will be treated like royalty. With live music and food straight from the wood-fired oven, this is the ideal spot to enjoy a casual dinner. Moreover, for a quick pit stop, try Breaking New Grounds, where you can rest for a while and enjoy a cappuccino and a pastry outside on the lovely patio.