Popular Accommodations in New Hampshire
Highlights in New Hampshire
- White Mountain State Park
- Currier Museum of Art
- Mount Washington Observatory
- Cannon Mountain Ski Area
- Lake Winnipesaukee
- Polar Caves Park
- Santa's Village
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Vacation rentals in New Hampshire
There are a variety of vacation rentals to choose from in New Hampshire, from quaint cottages, to modern luxury resorts, downtown apartments to private log cabin properties. The highest concentration of vacation rental options can be found near the White Mountain National Forest where there are many hiking, skiing, fishing, and other outdoor sports activities. Cabin properties range in capacity from 2-25 guests, letting you stay flexible about your party's size and travel itinerary within the state. Whether you've come to take advantage of a Lake Winnipesaukee lakefront property or nestle into a nostalgic cottage near Santa's Village there's a place for everyone in New Hampshire.
Holiday in New Hampshire
New Hampshire is a state located in the northeastern United States in a region referred to as "New England" due to its history and early European settlements. The state is bordered by Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts as well as touching the Canadian border to the north. The main cities are situated around Portsmouth, Concord, and Manchester with most east coast visitors flying into the Manchester – Boston Regional Airport or arriving by car.
From Clark's trading post to the Conway Scenic Railroad, there are so many charming historic corners to explore in New Hampshire. Being one of the thirteen original states, there are many old European-style farmhouses and early administrative buildings to take you back to an earlier time in America's history. The natural scenery also served as the home to many different tribes of Native Americans throughout the centuries.Destination for scientists
While New Hampshire is officially an American state, the history of the North American continent goes back millions of years. Geologists and other scientists will love the Polar Caves Park, which were created by glaciers during the last Ice Age. The caves are located near Plymouth in the south of White Mountain National forest, and can be explored by self-guided walking paths. To continue on your scientific journey, make sure to stop by Mount Washington Observatory to turn your attention from the earth to the stars.Destination for outdoorsmen
By far the most visited reason people travel to New Hampshire is for the beautiful natural scenery. New Hampshire is divided into seven regions filled with mountains, valleys, rivers, and lakes which attract nearby Boston residents to seek out attractive nature vacation rentals. The state also shares other classical New England trademarks such as its beautiful foliage in the autumn months, which turns the forests into deep shades of burgundy, saffron, and pumpkin.
When the United States formally broke away from England, New Hampshire was the first state to make the leap a full six months ahead of the singing of the Declaration of Independence.
Top 5 things to do in New Hampshire
If you're coming to New Hampshire on holiday, chances are your vacation rental is going to be on the fringes of White Mountain National Forest. Revered for its calming rural vistas and many hiking/skiing opportunities, the forest covers 800,000 acres and is filled with some of the most popular trails in the northeastern United States . Some of the most notable points of interest within White Mountain National Forest include Flume Gorge, Franconia Notch State Park, Kancamagus scenic drive, and a part of the Appalachian Trail.Mount Washington Ski Area
Mount Washington is the highest peak in New England, attracting visitors from all over for its enviable ski runs and cozy winter resorts. Due to the area's popularity, there are also many daily equipment rentals and lessons for those looking to learn how to navigate the white slopes. True adrenaline seekers should venture out to the popular Tuckerman's Ravine ski slope, a destination which can only be reached by foot.Storyland
Grab the kids and step right into an old European storybook at the nostalgic kid-themed Storyland Amusement Park. The park features many activities for the whole family to enjoy including Cinderella's pumpkin coach, Dr. Geyser's Remarkable Raft Ride, the Turtle Twirl, and more fun rides to match the fairytale themed park. Storyland also holds many live shows and rotating exhibits for visitors to enjoy the holidays year round.Currier Museum of Art
The best way to understand a new city is through its art. The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester displays many early European and American paintings and contempotaty photographs and sculptures. In addition, there are many events such as JazzBrunch and speaker series to help draw in the local community for a talk about the role of art in modern day life. However long you stay, make sure to sit relax with a nice hot drink in the Winter Garden Cafe to get the most out of your cultural visit.Dartmouth College
The East Coast of the United States is filled with prestigious institutions of higher learning, and New Hampshire is no exception. For a glimpse of one of the most highly respected Ivy League schools, take a tour of Dartmouth College in Hanover. The private college was founded in 1769, making the school older than the existence of an independent United States.