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Visiting the Seacoast Area? Where to Stay & Play

Visiting the Seacoast Area? Where to Stay & Play

| February 21, 2022

The NH Seacoast area is a popular tourist destination year-round, but as locals, AZTEC Financial Group knows the inside scoop on where to stay and play in the area. Here are a few tips on unique lodging options you can only find in the Seacoast and fun things to do while you're here. Welcome to the Seacoast area!


The Sailmaker's House (Portsmouth)

If you're looking for a unique and stylish place to stay in the Seacoast that won't break the bank, The Sailmaker's House is a charming and independent hotel located in the middle of downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. If you want to be close to the city's best shops, restaurants, and entertainment, this is an ideal location. Plus, it includes many modern amenities, such as high-speed wireless internet, snacks, coffee, tea, a filtered water station, and more. 

The Ale House Inn (Portsmouth)

Another charming lodging option located in downtown Portsmouth is the Ale House Inn on Bow Street. Just a few steps from the decks and near the city's famous and beautiful Prescott Park, this boutique inn sits in the middle of everything Portsmouth has to offer. Along with super comfortable beds to make your stay ultra-relaxing, the inn provides many unique amenities. Guests enjoy the use of their fleet of Trek cruiser bicycles, central air conditioning plus windows that open, hot and cold cold-brewed regular and decaf coffee and filtered water from a NoBL Nitrogen Draft System, Refrigerator/freezer, 43" flatscreen TV with 80+ channels, Free WiFi, and more.

Three Chimney's Inn (Durham)

This adorable and historic inn is located just down the street from the University of New Hampshire Durham campus, offering farm-to-table cuisine, craft brews and cocktails, and 23 elegantly appointed guest room, each offering a unique experience and style. Be sure to check their website for special packages! 


The Press Room

If you're looking for a night out filled with music and comfort food in one of the city's oldest and well-known hangouts, The Press Room is THE place to go. Grab a bite and pint downstairs, or head upstairs for live entertainment and dancing if the mood strikes.

Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club

If you're looking for serious jazz, blues, and fantastic cuisine in a breathtaking venue, Jimmy's is the city's newest hot spot, located right on Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth. Whether you're way into jazz or not, a night at Jimmy's is sure to be unforgettable.

The Music Hall Historic Theater & The Loft

Called "the beating cultural heart of New Hampshire's seacoast" by the Boston Globe, this iconic entertainment venue is known for hosting everything from live comedy and music concerts to theater, seminars, book signings, and everything in between. A night at the Music Hall is always one to remember! The Loft is the Music Hall's newer venue, opened in 2011, where guests can see movies and live events. 

Theater/Performing Arts

Player's Ring

Located on Marcy Street in Portsmouth, next to Strawberry Banke, the Players' Ring Theater is an intimate theater with a seating capacity of 75. Upcoming shows include "I Love You Because" (February 4-20), "Places You Go" (March 4-13), and "Chicken Little" (March 12-20).

(Robyn-Eric's assistant-used to perform here! Be sure to ask about all of her past theatre experience!)

Seacoast Repertory Theater

Also known as the Seacoast Rep, this theater is a nonprofit organization offering year-round performances on Bow Street. They are "committed to the cultural richness of the Seacoast region through the shared experience of live theater and its youth, teen, and senior educational programs. [They] contribute by producing creative, thoughtful, and high-quality, year-round programming as well as collaborating with like-minded arts and cultural organizations." On stage right now is "The Music Man" (through February 26), followed by "La Cage Aux Folles" (March 10-April 3), and "Once" (April 14-June 5). 

 Robyn used to direct, choreograph, and teach children's theatre here! She has also performed here and at the Music Hall V-Day

Rochester Opera House

A historic landmark and nonprofit organization located in downtown Rochester, The Rochester Opera House presents an annual performance season of shows for people of all ages. The stunningly restored venue was built in 1908 and is the only remaining theater in the world with a unique, built-in capability to raise the orchestra floor at an incline for amphitheater seating and level the floor for dancing.

 Robyn used to run lights here!

These are just a few places to stay in the area and a small sampling of venues where you can watch live theater, music, comedy, and other performance art in the area. We couldn't possibly list all there is to do in New Hampshire's Seacoast, but if you're looking for more tips on places to check out while you're in the area, let us know!