Looking for something to do in New Hampshire? Below is a list of 11
things to do with brief descriptions for each one. The list is
divided by NH town or city.
to do in Portsmouth
The Albacore Museum
Albacore Museum is located right in
Portsmouth NH. Visit the USS Albacore which is a one-of-a-kind
submarine. On the grounds there is also the Submarine Memorial
Garden. Inside the garden lies the sculpture of a dolphin.
the summer, the hours for the Albacore Museum are 9:30am-5:30pm
every day from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Winter hours are
9:30am-4:00pm Thursday through Monday.
is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 7-17, children under 7 are
free, $4 for military personnel and $10 for a family consisting of 2
adults and 1 or 2 children under the age of 18.
The Children’s Museum of NH
The Children’s Museum of NH is located in nearby Dover NH. The
Children's Museum is a lot of fun, even for adults. They have a lot
of great hands-on exhibits. Some of my favorite exhibits include
Dino Detective which is where you get to play the role of
Paleontologist for a while. First you get to dig for fossils in the
sand and then you can examine them. First Impressions is another fun
exhibit. You can make impressions of your face and hands on the five
foot pin screen.
hours run until Labor Day. Hours in the summer are Monday
through Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from noon-5pm. Winter
hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday from
noon-5pm. They are closed on Monday during the winter.
Water Country is located in Portsmouth NH as well. This is one
of my favorite places to go on a hot summer day. Water Country has
14 rides and slides. My two favorites are Dragon’s Den and
Tahiti Tree House. Dragon’s Den takes you through darkness and then
you plunge into the abyss of the dragon this is misting with water.
Tahiti Tree House is a blast. There is a large bucket atop the tree
house. When the bucket drops, you get totally soaked with water.
Country is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Right now
online you can buy a season pass for the 2010 season for only
to do in Jefferson
Fort Jefferson Fun Park
Fort Jefferson Fun Park (formally
Six Gun City) is a fun place for all ages. There is so much to do at
Six Gun City. Do you enjoy Laser Tag? They have a state-of-the-art
Laser tag arena. Are you a go-kart fan? Fort Jefferson Fun Park has a great
racetrack with cars that are either one or two-seaters. Are water
slides more your thing? They have the Tomahawk Run Waterslide, log
boats and bumper boats.
Fort Jefferson Fun Park is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Rates are $21.95
for ages 4 and up, $6.95 for seniors and children under 3 are free.
Fort Jefferson Fun Park is located on Rt. 2 in Jefferson, NH:
1492 Presidential Hwy
Jefferson, NH 03583
GPS Coordinates Location: N44°
23.128' | W 071° 25.374'
Santa’s Village is a special place for me. I went there when I was a
kid with my parents, I took my kids there when they were younger and
now I am taking my grandkids to Santa's Village. The antique cars
were my kids’ favorite ride. The cars run on a track and you steer
the car and control the gas pedal. The Little Drummer Boy is a drum
version of the Tea Cup ride. You control the steering with a whole
in the middle and this makes the drum you are riding on go around.
The Skyway Sleigh is my favorite ride. You ride on a sleigh
monorail around the park.
Village is open July and August and select days on the other months.
Tickets are $24 for ages 4 and up, $22 for seniors and children
under three are free.
to do in Salem
Canobie Lake Park
Canobie Lake Park is another childhood
favorite of mine. They have new attraction that they add on almost
every year. Wipeout is a ride that tilts and goes around pretty
fast. They also have a great collection of games to play where
you can win prizes.
Lake is open July and August from 11am-10pm and they are open select
days from May, June and September. Prices are $30 for general
admission, $21 for seniors and children under 48 inches tall, $20
for everyone after 5pm and ages three and under is free.
Stonehenge is a great place to visit for the whole family.
They are open year round, seven days a week from 9am-5pm.
Admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $6.50 for ages
5-12 and under 5 is free.
Stonehenge is a ½ mile trail of beautiful scenery. America’s
Stonehenge is an “accurate, astronomically aligned calendar.
It can be used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the
to do at Hampton Beach
Hampton Beach Casino
Hampton Beach Casino is a great place to see some of the hottest
concerts around the state. Stars such as Mitchell Musso from Hannah
Montana, Eddie Money and Social Distortion are some of the concerts
you will see at the Hampton Beach Casino.
you have Hampton Beach itself which is an attraction all on its own.
They have a beautiful beach and boardwalk with arcades and plenty of
places to eat and drink.
to do in Conway
Washington Valley Theatre Company
The Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company is one of the best
places to see Broadway-style musicals. Actors and Actresses from
across the county perform hit musicals such as High School Musical,
Blood Brothers and Hello, Dolly!
Washington Valley Moose Bus Tours
Mount Washington Valley Moose Bus Tours is a 3 hour bus ride through
Crawford Notch State Park. They have a 94% success rate in
moose sightings. The tours run from May through October.
Rates are $25 for adults and $20 for children under the age of 18.
Banana Village is open year round. The arcade has over 30
arcade games for every age and sill level. They also have 18
holes of mini golf complete with tiki huts and waterfalls. The
water slide is 60 feet above the ground and is a double water slide
with plenty of twists.
Village is open in the summer from 10am-10pm. Off peak hours
are anytime during the year except July and August from noon-6pm.
Prices are $7.50 for the mini golf for adults, $6.50 for the mini
golf course for ages 12 and under, $2 for the mini golf course for
children under 5, $3.50 for a 2nd game of golf, $12 for one hour on
the waterslide, $29 for a day pass which includes unlimited
waterslides and mini golf and $89 for a summer pass.
there you have it, some great vacation destinations in the state of
NH. So the next time you want to take a vacation with the
family, you don’t have to travel very far to enjoy some awesome
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