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Things to do in New Hampshire

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“We are located 5 min from this amazing outdoor shopping mall! Perfect for shopping and in NH you pay no taxes on clothes etc.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Story Land is the children’s theme park where fairy tales come to life. Enjoy over 30 wonderfully themed rides and attractions! Take a ride on Roar-O-Saurus, our one of-a-kind wooden roller coaster or soar through the air on our Flying Fish! Make summer even more memorable with a combo ticket to our newest attraction, Living Shores Aquarium* Story Land; a family favorite for over 65 years! * separate gate”
  • 91 locals recommend
“NH has just 17 miles of coastline, and every mile is worth the drive. Hampton Beach is just 15 minutes away and the most well known. There are several other beaches and state parks within 20 minutes or less. These are located in Rye, North Hampton, and Seabrook. All offer family friendly sandy beaches with plenty of places to eat and play. All are safe and parking is always available. A visit to the Southern coast of Maine offers quaint fishing villages along with some spectacular scenery such as Perkins Cove and Marginal Way in Ogunquit. A visit to New England is never complete without visiting the nearby beautiful Atlantic Ocean. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Theme Park
“EnJOY exciting rides & entertaining shows, gingerbread cookies & ‘elfabet’ elves, Santa and his reindeer, and the expanded Ho Ho H2O water park. One of the ‘Top 25 U.S. Amusement Parks’ for six years in a row—#1 in New England—TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards. One low admission includes all features for the entire day, plus parking, strollers, and more. A tradition from our family to yours for nearly 70 years. Pure Joy. Family Style.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Take your time! Picnic half way up! The view is worth your effort (especially in the fall!)”
  • 51 locals recommend
“Largest arcade!! Also has bowling, indoor mini golf and zip line adventure course”
  • 44 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Mount Washington Valley's largest four-season resort Attitash Mountain Resort is more than just a ski area, it is the essence of skiing, snowboarding and the winter lifestyle. Attitash Mountain Resort offers 68 trails and 11 lifts across two big, connected mountains (Attitash & Bear Peak) that combine traditional New England runs and challenging terrain with modern, wide-open cruisers suited for all abilities. Located in the heart of the White Mountains, Attitash Mountain Resort is considered New Hampshire's premier year-round vacation area.”
  • 57 locals recommend
“A must see if you are in the North Conway area and want to experience nature at its finest...and this gem is right in our backyard! During the summer the baths are a great place for children and grown-ups alike to enjoy the tranquility of nature, and explore the many rocks, ledges, cascading falls and pools in the brook. The hike to Diana’s Baths is a fairly easy 6/10ths of a mile on a relatively flat, wide gravel path. There are also several additional hiking trails to explore past Diana’s Baths.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“ind great savings on merchandise from your favorite designer and name-brands direct from the manufacturer at stores like: Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Coach, J.Crew, Talbots, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Old Navy and many more. Before you travel, check out the Tanger Outlet website to find the latest Coupons & Sales Offers for Tanger Outlets in Tilton. Or, when you arrive at the outlets, make your first stop Shopper Services to learn about the benefits of joining TangerClub (Tanger Club information is also available online). In Shopper Services you can purchase a coupon book full of great savings or if you are already a TangerClub member pick up a coupon book for free! Think Outlets, Think Tanger.”
  • 38 locals recommend
“A great town for shopping! About 30 minutes away, this town offers outlets as well as big box stores.”
  • 68 locals recommend
“A top 5 brewer in the US. Arguably the best in the US. Go find out how good it really is and see a part of VT that most people never visit. The beer, the place, the view, the people, make this place super special. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
“This place is huge with plenty of things to eat and drink on the menu. The Sation has 2 bars in it with outside seating as well.”
  • 58 locals recommend
“Visit the iconic and historic playhouse for world-class performances. 2019 shows include Jersey Boys, Cabaret, children’s productions of Frozen Jr. and many more. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
“This is a beautiful working historic farm that is steeped in tradition. A must see for the whole family.”
  • 58 locals recommend
“Join us for an old-fashioned railroading experience! Whether you choose one of the Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, this is a journey back in time the whole family will enjoy! On the Valley Train, choose Coach, First Class, or experience dining on the rails aboard the dining car Chocorua. The Notch Train offers Coach, First-Class, or Dome seating. With the First Class Package, enjoy lunch on our dining car Hattie Evans. Or enjoy the round-trip excursion on the Rhonda Lee, our new dome car dedicated to dining.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bike Trail
“Great place to be outdoors. Appropriate for all abilities and varied interests. Able to access Darling Hill trails near the top of our driveway!”
  • 53 locals recommend

Top restaurants

“This place is huge with plenty of things to eat and drink on the menu. The Sation has 2 bars in it with outside seating as well.”
  • 58 locals recommend
“One of the best restaurants to refuel at after an active day. Delicious menu, and great selection of beer brewed right there!”
  • 49 locals recommend
“Right by the Connecticut River, amazing roof terrace. Look for the bald eagles.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Offers year round fun. Winter and Summer activities at this close by ski resort ”
  • 33 locals recommend
“The hot spot of Kittery! Their deviled eggs are 100/10. Don’t like deviled eggs? You will after you try these. “The Black Birch is built on community; it is a small, cozy restaurant. At times the room becomes noisy and raucous as friends, neighbors, and strangers meet and gather to share a conversation and dinner. We are shaped by our community; the neighbors and partnerships we build along the way.” I would eat here every night of the week if I could. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A family favorite with a huge menu that is sure to please both kids and adults.”
  • 37 locals recommend
“You can find everything from Donuts to Steak - great brew pub with full bar.”
  • 35 locals recommend
“We combine a stop here and the Cabot store for a nice Sunday Drive. Watching the glass blowers in their basement is amazing!”
  • 63 locals recommend

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