Top things to do in New Hampshire

Top Choice State Park in Monadnock Region

Mt Monadnock State Park

Visible from 50 miles in any direction, the commanding 3165ft peak of Mt Monadnock is southwestern New Hampshire’s spiritual vortex. The surrounding state park is an outdoor wonderland, complete with a visitor cente…
Top Choice Historic Building in Lakes Region

Castle in the Clouds

Perched on high like a king surveying his territory, the arts-and-crafts-style Castle in the Clouds wows with its stone walls and exposed-timber beams, but it’s the views of lakes and valleys that draw the crowds. I…
Top Choice Historic Site in Littleton & Franconia

Frost Place

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was America's most renowned and best-loved poet in the mid-20th century. For several years he lived with his family on a farm near Franconia, now known as Frost Place. Many of his best and m…
Top Choice Library in Hanover

Baker-Berry Library

On the north side of the green is Dartmouth College's central Baker-Berry Library. The reserve corridor on the lower level houses an impressive mural called Epic of American Civilization, by José Clemente Orozco (18…
Top Choice Museum in Hanover

Hood Museum of Art

Shortly after the college's founding in 1769, Dartmouth began to acquire artifacts of artistic or historical interest. Since then the collection has expanded to include nearly 70,000 items, which are housed at the H…
Top Choice State Park in Crawford Notch & Bretton Woods

Crawford Notch State Park

This pretty park maintains an extensive system of hiking trails. From the Willey House visitor center, you can walk the easy 0.5-mile Pond Loop Trail, the 1-mile Sam Willey Trail and the Ripley Falls Trail, a 1-mile…
Top Choice Museum in Portsmouth

Strawbery Banke Museum

Spread across a 10-acre site, the Strawbery Banke Museum is an eclectic blend of period homes that date back to the 1690s. Costumed guides recount tales that took place among the 40 buildings (10 furnished). Strawbe…
Top Choice Chocolate in Manchester

Dancing Lion Chocolate

Chocolate has a pedigree at Dancing Lion, where the passion of master chocolatier Richard Tango-Levy is just as compelling as the chocolates. Tango-Levy takes regular trips around the world to source his creations, …
Top Choice Cafe in Monadnock Region

Burdick Chocolates

Locals descend from surrounding villages to dine at this fabulous eatery. Originally a New York City chocolatier, Burdick relocated to this tiny gem of a New Hampshire village and opened a sophisticated cafe to show…
Top Choice Museum in North Conway

Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

If you don't have time to drive to the summit of Mt Washington, but you think wild weather is cool, take an hour to explore this small but fascinating weather museum instead. Shoot an air cannon, interrupt a mini-to…