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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

After a quick stop in Boston, my road trip took me to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I had never been to Portsmouth before, and found it to be an adorably quaint New England town.

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Even the city buses are adorable!

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Autumn is the perfect time to visit. I loved being away from the city and experiencing the crisp air and vibrant colors!

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth also has a lot of important history, like this tree…

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Ok, so maybe the tree isn’t particularly amazing (the colors are pretty though!). There were, however, other interesting historical markers.

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Because Portsmouth is nestled along the Piscataqua River, I decided to treat myself to some fresh seafood. I headed to The Oar House, which is also located right on the water.

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I started with the Scallops Wrapped in Bacon. This dish has four scallops enveloped by apple-smoked bacon and covered in a whole grain mustard-maple glaze.

Now, I realize the presentation on this dish isn’t special, but the scallops themselves: wow! They are phenomenal!

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I also had the Caprese Salad, which has tomatoes, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella served on mixed field greens with a balsamic vinaigrette.

The mozzarella was delicious and fresh, however the dish could have used a little bit less dressing.

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

For my main course, you will not be surprised to hear that I ordered the Lobster Mac & Cheese. This dish has Maine Lobster, sweet cream, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses served with cavatelli pasta and seasoned bread crumbs.

The lobster pieces were huge! They were so big, in fact, that I had to cut them in order to eat them. Amazing! But although the dish was good, Harlow is still the Lobster Mac & Cheese winner in my book.

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Portsmouth New Hampshire - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Between the food and the fall weather, it was a perfect Portsmouth trip!

~A

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