Top 5 Places to Visit in New Hampshire
1. Hampton Beach – New Hampshire has only 18 miles of a shoreline, but it is more than enough because it boasts some of the most aesthetically pleasing views and settings and the infamous, celebrity-loved Hampton Beach. Hampton Beach is definitely the most popular sandbox in the state and a breath-taking stretch of the Atlantic Ocean coast. On summer days Hampton Beach is crowded with people and there is no wonder why – the beach is free for the public. The boardwalk to the beach is jam-packed with chic eateries, restaurants, arcades, and other amusements, while outdoor enthusiasts enjoy surfing or simply sun-bathing. There is something to do on every day of the week, so make sure you have enough time to enjoy a headline performance at the stunning Hampton Beach Ballroom on Monday, movies on the beach of Tuesday, Wednesday night fireworks, and more.
2. Kancamagus Highway – In a region such as New Hampshire that is popular and most recognised for its superb scenic driving, it is a real honour that Kancamagus Highway is considered to be the New England’s most beautiful and picturesque byway. This 34-mile route runs through the White Mountain National Forest and every mile of your journey worth it because of the idyllic and magical surroundings all year-round but mostly in autumn.
3. SkyVenture – This unique attraction located in the city of Nashua, New Hampshire, is definitely an experience that you won’t be able to forget to the rest of your life. It is definitely not an everyday opportunity to feel like Superman heading to save people and the vertical wind tunnel of SkyVenture is certainly recreating this exact feeling to the smallest detail! If skydiving is a dream for you, but you are not able to handle all the adrenaline of the outdoor experience, SkyVenture is offering an equally adventurous and safer “flight”.
4. Castle in the Clouds – In case you have ever wondered – yes, there is a castle in New Hampshire! And to be honest, it is an amazing place to visit, overlooking the state’s most spectacular body of water – Lake Winnipesaukee. It is easy to get lost in the Castle in the Clouds and spend a whole day there, where you can hear the emotional riches-to-rags story of the owner, hike to a bunch of picturesque and scenic stops including a waterfall within the 5500-acre estate, have a delicious lunch at the Carriage House Café with views of the lake, and more.
5. Scenic Railroads – Riding a train is old-fashioned and still one of the best and most entertaining ways to admire the beauty of New Hampshire. Along the way, there are many natural wonders and historic sights you can spot and enjoy and several memorable excursions and routes await the visitors of the Granite State. Of course, the majority of the visitors conclude that you haven’t visited New Hampshire if you have not hopped on the Mount Washington Cog Railway route. As fascinating as it was by the time of its debut in 1869, the train is starting its journey from the base in Bretton Woods and making its way to almost 6300 feet up along the steepest track in the USA to the summit of Mount Washington (the highest mountain peak in New England).