Things to do and places to visit in
Everyone knows New Hampshire is The Granite State – but is that all this old New England state has to offer?
Far from it. New Hampshire is a state with countless destinations, some of them wildly popular, others rarely seen. Natural beauty covers the state, from the pounding surf of the active seacoast area, to the beautiful Connecticut River on the western edge of the state, to the majestic White Mountains and the White Mountain National Forest to the north. In the summertime, the Lakes Region in the central part of New Hampshire gives those who love the water many options for boating, swimming or just plain relaxing in the sun, while during the winter months the area becomes a Mecca for snowmobiles, skier and ice fisherman.
Natural beauty aside, New Hampshire has some of the most entertaining amusements and attractions in all of New England. All they’re all just a short distance away, no matter where you are in the state. From Canobie Lake Park to Clarks Trained Bears to Portsmouth’s Water Country and everything in between, there are more things to do in New Hampshire than there is time to do them.
Camping, downhill skiing, shopping, swimming, hiking, scenic tours, fine dining, state parks, watersports, farmer’s markets, stock car racing, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, sunbathing, horse racing, mountain biking, canoeing, surfing, antiquing, Greyhound racing, historic sites, agricultural fairs, resort and day spas, theaters, galleries – with all these options, the question stops being, “What is there to do in New Hampshire” and start becoming, “What ISN’T there to do?” While The Granite State’s beauty is its crowning glory and its main attraction to visitors, all the other bases are covered completely. You’ll never be bored in New Hampshire.
We’ve compiled a large array of attractions and areas of interest here on this site with links to their corresponding websites. Browse the categories, read the brief description then click on the link for more information.