Can’t-Miss New Hampshire Travel Destinations

By Katherine Foreman on April 1, 2016

Immerse yourself in an oasis of historical riches, coastal serenity and mythical mountain scenery with a vacation to the northeastern tip of the country. Whether you’re looking to spend time hiking at cloud level, strolling through a village from earliest America or kayaking along rocky coasts dotted with rustic lighthouses, New Hampshire offers a one-of-a-kind experience for the solo sojourner or the entire family. Here are the top shared attractions to make it an adventure to remember!


Mount Washington Auto Road

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Get your head in the clouds (literally) by journeying to the peak of America's first man-made attraction – the highest in the Northeast – and experience a view unlike any other.

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Santa's Village

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There's never a bad excuse to live out the Christmas experience year-round, and at Santa's Village, kids and adults alike can step into the most wonderful time of the year—any time of year.



The Flume

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Experience a lush natural landscape while hiking along one of New Hampshire's most serene gorges flanked by a breathtaking view of Mount Liberty and Mount Flume.

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Kancamagus Scenic Byway

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One of the most scenic highways in the Northeast, this 34-mile stretch of road is known for its stunning fall foliage views around.

Kancamagus Highway


Isle of Shoals

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Visit one of nine islands right off the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine. Star Island, one of the east coast's busiest fishing ports of the 1600s, offers historic tours, camping experiences and a variety of other recreational activities perfect for the entire family.

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Best Places to Taste Some Legendary New England Lobster

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New Hampshire's coast is home to some of the freshest, most mouthwatering seafood around. Here are some of the best locations to sink your teeth into the catch of the day.

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Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Travel along the cloud-enshrouded peaks of Mount Washington on an 1800s-style expedition via antique railcar, and prepare for a sightseeing experience you're not likely to forget.

Yankee Magazine


Go For a Quaint Afternoon of Produce Pickin'

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New Hampshire is abundant with farm fresh produce, and many of these locations, such as Lull Farm, allow tourists to visit and leave with a hearty helping of freshly-picked finds.

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Castle in the Clouds

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Built in the early 1900s, this historical venue rests atop a scenic hilltop in the popular Lakes Region and boasts some of the finest of New Hampshire architecture.

Castle in the Clouds


Take a Retro Movie Night And Head to the Drive-In

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Drive-ins are a dying breed, with less than 350 left in the entire country. New Hampshire is home to four of these, pulled straight out of the 1950s to give you the blast from the past you never knew you needed.