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Top Choice Performing Arts in Portsmouth

Music Hall

For a small-town theater, this venue hosts a surprising array of performances, including dance, theater, opera and other music. Musicians, comedians and theater companies from around the country make appearances her…
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 Cafe in Jackson & Around

Cider Co Deli & Store

If you are packing a picnic for your day hike, stop at this country store and cafe. Besides jugs of cider, you'll find gourmet coffee, cider doughnuts, apple pie and a whole range of specialty New England products. …
Top Choice Pub Food in North Conway & Around

Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co

Come here for a variety of American food with a nod to southern fare: BBQ chicken and ribs, juicy burgers, luscious salads, wood-grilled pizzas, pulled-pork sliders and Creole crab cakes. Wash it down with one of th…
Top Choice Library in Hanover & Around

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 University in Hanover & Around

Dartmouth College Green

The green is the focal point of the Dartmouth College campus, both physically and historically. Along the east side of the green, picturesque Dartmouth Row consists of four harmonious Georgian buildings: Wentworth, …
Top Choice Theater in Franconia Town & Around

Colonial Theater

This classic theater in downtown Bethlehem is a historic place to hear the jazz, blues and folk musicians that pass through this little town. The venue also serves as a cinema, showing independent and foreign films.
Top Choice Historic Site in Franconia Town & Around

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 wife and children on a farm near Franconia, now known as Frost Place. Many of his…
Top Choice Train in North Conway & Around

Conway Scenic Railroad

The Notch Train, dating to 1874, offers New England's most scenic rail journey, a slow but spectacular 5½-hour out-and-back trip from North Conway to Crawford Notch. Accompanying live commentary recounts the railroa…
Top Choice Cafe in Monadnock Region

Burdick Chocolate

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…