If you're thinking about heading off for a charming New England getaway this year, it's worth looking into vacation packages in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It's a small city that sits by the mouth of the Piscataqua River right on the border of Maine. Settled in 1623, it is one of the nation's oldest cities, replete with colonial charm and beauty. It's frequently touted as one of the best places to live in the United States, and you'll find there is plenty to see and do here, from the old historic Portsmouth hotels to the delicious dining options scattered around town. Be sure to book one of Travelocity's Portsmouth package deals to take advantage of big savings.
Look into deals on Portsmouth rental cars because you'll want to have the freedom to get around town and explore on your own. You can tour the USS Albacore, a retired U.S. Navy submarine, and then visit the 18th century garden and beautiful old furniture at the Moffatt-Ladd House, the home of William Whipple. Strawbery Banke Museum is another big attraction—it gives you a feeling for what life in Portsmouth was like back in the 1600s. If you want to get your sea legs in shape, look for Portsmouth vacation packages with hotels near the shore. You can even take a whale-watching cruise while you're here.
During the summer you can find a whole host of events at the Prescott Park Arts Festival. Many outdoor concerts and other kinds of entertainment take place in a beautiful setting on the waterfront. Around Christmas you can view the Portsmouth Christmas Tree Lighting and Illuminated Holiday Parade, and enjoy other holiday activities like the annual Candlelight Stroll. Art 'Round Town is also a great monthly event where you can go on a gallery walk through the city to check out some of the local fine art. Book your travel through Travelocity to save money! You can search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide.