Must See Places in New Hampshire
Vacationing in New Hampshire This Year? Looking for something to do?
We have been asked many times: Where are best places to go in New
Hampshire? So here is our list of "Must-See" places in New
The Mount Washington Auto Road is definitely at the top of our list!
This 8-mile drive up to the highest point in New England will get
your blood pumping as you ascend the 6,288' tall mountain in the
comfort of your car. Be sure to have a back-up plan in the event of
weather at the top of the mountain. Bring your camera! No New
Hampshire vacation is complete without a ride up the Mt. Washington
Auto Road! For more information, see our
Mt. Washington Auto Road Information.
The Isles of Shoals is a group of islands on the New Hampshire /
Maine border in the Atlantic ocean. There are many boats and ships
that make the journey to see the islands and offer guided tours of
the 9 islands included in the Isles of Shoals. For more information,
Isles of Shoals Information.
Deep Sea Fishing
There are many ships and charter boats here in New Hampshire that
offer deep sea fishing. These boats will take you to the best
fishing areas in New Hampshire's Atlantic Ocean. To find the best
ships to jump aboard, it is best to take a drive down the New
Hampshire seacoast and take a look at the boats and ships for
yourself to see which one best suit your needs for the best NH deep
sea fishing experience.
NH whale watching can be very exciting. There are many whales off
the New Hampshire coastline and the whale watching ships in NH offer
some of the best chances to see whales. Many of the docks in NH that
offer deep sea fishing also offer whale watching charter boats.
Take a drive on the scenic Kancamagus Highway! The Kancamagus
Highway is a 34 mile road right through the 800,000 acre White
Mountain National Forest. There are spectacular views along the Kanc
which includes rest areas, hiking trails, waterfalls and the 3,000
foot high Mt. Kancamagus. This stretch of scenic highway is a great
place to view the
Fall Foliage! The Kancamagus Highway is a lot busier during Fall
Foliage season, so be sure to plan accordingly. Check out our
Information About The Kancamagus Highway
The Flume, located in Franconia Notch NH is a great way to cool off
on a hot day or check out the
Fall Foliage. Either way you chose to spend your time here, the
views of the Flume from the walking path are unlike any other place
on Earth. The Flume offers a clear mountain stream, pools and
beautiful NH waterfalls all courtesy of an ancient glacier.
There are many waterfalls here in New Hampshire. Be sure to check
out a few of them while you're vacationing in NH. Some waterfalls
are right along the side of the road while others you have to hike a
few miles. A couple waterfalls we recommend are
Glen Ellis Falls which is a very short walk on a formed trail
and even has stairs with railings to reach the base of the falls.
The Basin is another very short walk on a paved walkway. It is
handicap accessible and definitely makes the "Must See Places in NH"
with it's magnificent beauty and accessibility. Check out our
Information on The Basin.
Diana's Baths is an easy walk, a little longer than the NH
waterfalls above, but the trail is mostly stone dust and an easy
hike. Check out our
Information on Diana's Baths.
Sabbaday Falls is another short hike on a well-maintained trail.
This waterfall is right along the Kancamagus Highway, so if you're
Kancamagus Highway during your NH vacation, be sure to check out
the Sabbaday Falls waterfall!
Information about Sabbaday Falls.
Rocky Gorge is also a very short hike on a paved pathway and
also right along the
Kancamagus Highway. So if you're visiting the Kanc and Sabbaday
Falls, you might as well add this one to the list!
Information About Rocky Gorge.
Lake Winnipesaukee is almost hard to miss if your on vacation in New
Hampshire. There are many things to do around the lake. If you do
nothing else along Lake Winnipesaukee, be sure you take a cruise on
the MS Mount Washington Cruise Ship! We have information about
Lake Winnipesaukee and information about the
MS Mount Washington Cruise Ship.
The beach in New Hampshire is a must see if you're not from the New
England area. New Hampshire's rocky seacoast is a great place to
explore. Even on a rainy day the ride along Ocean Blvd (NH Rt. 1A)
will still offer some great views. We've seen the beaches along the
East Coast and while we don't have the deep blue glowing ocean here
in New Hampshire, we do have a beautiful and historic coastline.
There are also many events in New Hampshire. Our list of NH events
changes often. Check out our
List of New Hampshire
Also, be sure to check out our complete
List of Things To
Do in New Hampshire!