Where to stay
Wentworth by the Sea
588 Wentworth Road
New Castle, N.H.
Beautifully renovated old New England inn. High season (August and September) $499-$599, off-season $199-$399.
Where to eat
Salt Kitchen & Bar at the Wentworth. Contemporary and creative dining. Dinner for two about $100.
What to do in Portsmouth
Strawbery Banke museum
14 Hancock St.
Outdoor historic museum, open May 1-Oct. 31. Adults $17.50, children ages 5 to 17 $10.
Breaking New Grounds
14 Market Square
A bustling coffee and pastry shop in the heart of the square, great for people watching.
89 Market St.
A fun joke and gift shop; just follow the guffaws.
The Old Ferry Landing
10 Ceres St.
Waterside dining on the river, great bar and ambience. From $5.95 for a hotdog to $27.95 for seafood platters.
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