Welcome to New Hampshire
New Hampshire bleeds jagged mountains, scenic valleys and forest-lined lakes – they lurk in every corner of this rugged state. It all begs you to embrace the outdoors, from kayaking the hidden coves of the Lakes Region to trekking the upper peaks surrounding Mt Washington. Each season yields a bounty of adrenaline and activity: skiing and snowshoeing in winter, magnificent walks and drives through autumn's fiery... Read More
Top experiences in New Hampshire
New Hampshire activities
New England Coastal Tour from Boston
Morning pickup is available from downtown Boston hotels if pre-arranged at time of booking. Otherwise, meet in downtown Boston and hop aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach for a comfortable, scenic ride north through North Shore, the region between Boston and New Hampshire. Soak up views of the rocky coastline dotted with marshes, wetlands, beaches and harbors. Your guide will explain why this is an important historical, cultural and economic region of Massachusetts. You'll also learn that it contains the city of Salem, the site of the Salem Witch Trials. When you cross the Main border, stop in the town of Kennebunkport for free time to enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many eateries. Kennebunk's charming tree-lined streets showcase typical 18th- and 19th-century architecture constructed by merchants and sea captains. Afterward, continue your journey along the coast. Your next stop is Nubble Light, formally known as the Cape Neddick Lighthouse. Located on Cape Neddick near entrance to York River, this 19th-century lighthouse is a famous American icon and a classic example of a picturesque lighthouse, so be sure to snap some photos! You’ll also drive by Walker Point to view President Bush's summer home. Return to Kennebunkport for more free time to walk around and browse shops, and then relax on your ride back to Boston. This tour is seasonal and only operates from May to October.
Fall Foliage Sightseeing Tour from Boston
You’ll be picked up from your Boston hotel in the morning and taken on a comfortable drive by air-conditioned coach through the New England countryside. Experience the beauty of this amazing region during autumn as you travel amongst gently rolling hills awash with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens. On board, your guide will detail the changing colors of the foliage around you as you tour Boston.Travel past quiet ponds and lakes, centuries-old farms, vast prairies, weathered roadside taverns and unique colonial churches. Stop for coffee at a local coffee shop in Groton (own expense), pass Willard Brook State Forest, a Massachusetts state park located in Ashby and Townsend about 50 miles (80 km) from Boston. Continue to Ashby Common, a small park and church located in a quiet neighborhood, for more photo opportunities. Next, visit a quaint restaurant nestled in the heart of the mountains in New Hampshire to stretch your legs, wander around at your leisure, and enjoy a buffet lunch (included). Continue to the small New Hampshire town of Peterborough for another scenic photo stop before finishing your afternoon with a visit to a local farm stand. Items from the store may be purchased at your own expense. After your tour, continue enjoying the scenery on your way back to your hotel, arriving around 6pm.This tour is seasonal and only operates from September through October.
Portsmouth New Hampshire and Isles of Shoals Cruise
Depart Southern New Hampshire at 7am. On arrival in Portsmouth a sightseeing tour of Portsmouth will be included. We'll stop at Prescott Park, where you can enjoy over ten acres of flower gardens and walkways. See the "trial garden" with over 500 flower varieties, the "formal garden" featuring trees and the sense of a park-within-a-park. In addition there are fountains, tree lined walkways, a flower wall and a separate rose garden.Explore the Historic district checkout the specialty shops. For lunch, have a choice of Seafood Newburg, Fired Baby Shrimp, Crab Crusted Salmon, Top Sirloin Steak, Chicken Parmesan or a vetegarian meal.After lunch, enjoy an Isles of Shoals cruise. Leave Portsmouth Harbor and discover the nine legendary islands located six miles off the coast. Settled by Captain John Smith, the Isles of Shoals have had a diverse history as a Mecca for fishing in colonial times, a hideout for notorious pirates, and a resort for intellectuals; all contributing to its role in the lore and legends of the Seacoast.Return to original departure point about 6pm
Full Day Maine Lighthouse Trail from New Hampshire
You will depart from New Hampshire at 7:30am for a 1-day tour to see 5 different lighthouses in Maine. The first stop is a visit to Stonewall Kitchen for a sampling of their products. Stonewall Kitchen is a leading producer of jams, jellies, and relishes in New England. They put out 50 different products to sample and taste. Next it is on to Nubble Light, one of the most photographed lighthouses on the Maine Coast. There is a gift shop, artist painting and an ice-cream stand. Lunch will feature a Maine Lobster Lunch (chicken option is also available). Then it is on to visit the Portland Headlight and learn why George Washington commissioned a fort at this point and ordered a signal fire to be lit. The tour continues and you will see the lighthouse on Rams Island as well as Two Lights at Cape Elizabeth. The next stop will be the lighthouse at Spring Point. Several lighthouses will be seen today, while learning how the lighthouses are maintained and the many chores of the lighthouse keepers.The tour is approximately 9 hours and ends when you return to your original departure point.
Full Day White Mountain Tour with Aerial Tram
This 1-day tour to the White Mountains in New Hampshire will take you past the Lake District, a popular tourist destination in the summer time. Then you will travel across the Kancamagus Highway, that is known to be one of the most scenic roads in New England. Frequent stops will be made to view the spectacular scenery and allow a walk along the cascading streams. A stop will be made at the White Mountain Visitors Center where you can enjoy lunch on your own and watch the movie on the creation of the park.After lunch you'll continue on to the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram for a ride to the top of Cannon Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view. On a clear day, you will be able to enjoy scenic views of the mountains of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Canada, and New York. At the summit there are walking paths, an observation deck, cafeteria, and restrooms. The last stop of the day will be a visit to the “Old Man in the Mountain Memorial.” This last stop requires walking over a relatively flat path along the shores of Profile Lake.
New Hampshire Deep Sea Fishing
Depart Bedford, New Hampshire for Rye at 6:30am.This four-hour fishing trip may take you between 3 and 12 miles from shore. Depending on the season catch includes premier groundfish such as cod, pollack, haddock and cusk. During late spring and early summer you'll have the opportunity to catch mackerel. Later in the summer and fall you'll see more striped bass and bluefish. The captain will choose what the boat will fish for based on daily fish reports. Bring a plastic bag to take home your catch. You are welcome to bring your own soft drinks, sandwiches and snacks. Return to your departure point at 2:00pm