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Portsmouth Rhode Island Travel Guide

Portsmouth is a charming, small town with a friendly close-knit community and a rich history. It has beaches, golf courses, sailing, and polo plus historic sites and things to do in town for visitors.

Things to Do in Portsmouth Rhode Island

Top attractions include the waterfront estate garden, The Green Animals Topiary Garden, which has pristine grounds and hedges sculpted into animal shapes. Kids love it! Check out the Old School House, the oldest school house in the USA, it's worth a visit for a peek at the antique text books, desks, and bells.

Head to Sandy Point Beach, a serene, quiet little beach perfect for swimming, boating, and rowing. Then head to Greenvale Vineyards, a family-run, beautiful vineyard on the Sakonet River. It offers artisan wines for purchase, wine tastings, and tours.

In the summer months you can catch weekly polo matches at the Newport International Polo Series.

Best Time to Visit Portsmouth Rhode Island

Summer and early Fall are best for outdoor weather and pretty sunsets.

Price and Availability Index in Portsmouth

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Portsmouth is in July, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Portsmouth is in the high season in July. Portsmouth has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Portsmouth tends to be Sunday, while the most expensive day tends to be Wednesday. Vacation homes in Portsmouth tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Portsmouth

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Portsmouth. The warmest months in Portsmouth are July and June, when temperatures reach 90 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 5 ˚F. The wettest month in Portsmouth is April with 6.77 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 1.7 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Portsmouth

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 105 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Portsmouth ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A trip to Portsmouth can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $45 per night. On average, a place to stay in Portsmouth will cost you $878 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Portsmouth can pick from 79 places to stay that provide WiFi. 6 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Driving to Portsmouth? Then choose one of the 80 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 3 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 22 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 4 providers in Portsmouth, including 53 places to stay from Airbnb, 18 accommodations from VRBO and 18 places to stay from Homeaway

82 of our accommodations in Portsmouth have been reviewed and rated. 79% are rated excellent or good. 34 accommodations allow instant booking.

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