Concord NH is the capital and the heart of the state of New
Hampshire. There is so much to see and do in Concord, NH.
Here are just a few ideas for dining, arts, entertainment, parks,
attractions and wildlife in the Concord NH area.
Concord NH Restaurants
Szechuan Garden Restaurant
through Thursday from 11:30-10pm
and Saturday from 11:30-11pm
Garden Restaurant has been serving Concord residents since 1994.
The restaurant offers great luncheon and dinner specials.
Tea Garden Restaurants
North Main St.
Tea Garden offers the best in Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan cuisine.
The Draft Sports Bar and Grill
South Main St.
Draft Sports bar and Grill offers home-style American food with a
menu filled with beef, chicken and seafood entrees.
The Washington Street Café
Washington St 228-2000
Washington Street Café has been doing business as Durgin Lane
Catering and Washington Street Café and Catering since 1985.
They offer a five course Middle Eastern dinner each Friday night for
Hermanos Cocina Mexicana
was voted Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England Editor’s
Pick. They offer live jazz entertainment Sunday through Thursday
evenings. The restaurant features three dining rooms and a
Makris Lobster and Steak House
Sheep Davis Rd.
Makris family has been in business since the early 1900’s. In
1994, the restaurant became Makris Lobster and Steak House by adding
steak to its existing menu of seafood and lobster.
The Common Man Restaurant
first Common Man Restaurant opened on Main St in Ashland, NH in
1971. In 2000, the Common Man Restaurant replaced the Capital
City Diner in Concord NH. They have incredible food here.
My recommendation is the Baked Scallops. They are baked with
butter, lemon and Ritz crackers.
NH Arts & Entertainment
The Capitol Center for the Arts
South Main St.
Capitol Center for the Arts opened in 1927. The theater seats
1,310 people and features today’s hottest Broadway shows such as Der
Rosenkavalier, Carmen and Hamlet.
The Christa McAuliffe
2 Institute Dr.
Concord, NH 03301-7422
Christa McAuliffe Planetarium is open seven days a week for all the
star gazers in Concord NH. The Concord planetarium boasts a 40
foot domed theater. They have some great programs such as
Black Holes which take you on a journey through these amazing
phenomena of black holes.
The Concord City Auditorium
Concord City Auditorium is a gorgeous historic theater owned and
held in trust by the City of Concord NH. It was built in 1904
and restored with volunteer community support.
The Museum of New Hampshire History
museum of NH History caters to thousands of visitors each year and
teaches about NH history, research library, educational programs and
award-winning programs. The store features a wide range of NH
books, products and crafts.
Concord NH Parks
Bear Brook State Park
(just outside of Concord)
Brook is home to 10,000 acres of developed state park. There
are 40 miles of trails that lead to seldom visited marshes, bogs,
summits and ponds. These trails are used for hiking, snowshoeing,
cross-country skiing, OHRV use, like snowmobiles, dirt bikes and
4-Wheelers. Bear Brook is also home to two archery ranges.
Concord NH Recreation
is home to many fishing spots. Turtletown Pond and Hoit Road
Marsh is great for catching fish such as Black Crappie, Horseshoe
Pond is home to Blue Gill, Hothole Pond boasts Brook Trout, Brown
Trout can be found in the
Merrimack River and Hornpout is home in
is also home to avid hunting grounds. The general rule is that
archery season is usually mid-September through Med-December,
Muzzleloader runs from the end of October through the middle of
November, Firearms run mid-November through the beginning of
December. There are many species to be hunted including
white-tailed deer, moose, wild turkey, black bear, waterfowl, small
game and pheasant.
boating is more your style then Concord is the place to be.
There are several public access boating sites in Concord. The
Everett Arena Boat Ramp dips into the Merrimack River. This
boat ramp is located on Loudon Rd. Hoit Road Marsh is located
at Hoit Pond. The Turtletown Pond is located off Exit 16 on
is a hot new part of recreation. It is basically a game of
hide n seek where you search for hidden treasures with a handheld
GPS device. Imagine all the treasures hidden around Concord.
Concord NH Country Clubs
The Concord Country Club
Club Lane 228-8963
has been said that this is one of the most challenging golf courses
in New Hampshire. The front nine fairways are wide open and
the back nine fairways are narrow and tree lined.
Concord NH Wildlife
watching is something that many NH residents love to do. There
are 367 species of birds that have been seen in NH. And in
case you didn’t know, the state bird of NH is Purple Finch.
The Audubon Society of NH has a resource called Silk Farm Audubon
Center in Concord. The center has some spectacular live
animals, programs and walking trails.
Concord NH Attractions
The NH State House
State House Visitors Center is open year round for guided and self
guided tours Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm. This state
house is the oldest state house in the nation. The tour will
talk you through places so you will have a greater understanding of
the value and heritage of New Hampshire.
Concord NH Shopping
Lindt Chocolate Shop
Steeplegate Mall in Concord NH has over 75 stores including popular
stores such as Old Navy, Gap, Radio Shack, American Eagle and
Flagworks Over America LLC
North Main St.
specializes in American flags, military flags, country flags and
South Main St.
Bookstore is the only independent bookstore in Concord. They
have a nice selection of current and classic books. The
bookstore also has reading, lectures, author signings and a café.
The NH Lottery
NH Lottery offers over 70 different instant scratch games.
They also offer games like Powerball, Megabucks and Pick 3.