New Hampshire hotels
Intro to New Hampshire hotels and accommodations
Hotels in New Hampshire
The wealth of history and New England charm has given rise to many luxury hotels in New Hampshire. Wentworth by Sea has been rated one of the top hotels in New Hampshire, set in a grand 19th-century mansion overlooking Portsmouth Harbor. The history of the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods has made this luxury hotel a landmark in itself. The region is dotted with picturesque buildings, faithfully restored into hotels, but not all at 5-star prices. Many low-cost hotels in New Hampshire are independent inns and bed and breakfasts with excellent guest reviews, priding themselves on the charm and tradition of their surroundings.
Things to see in New Hampshire
Outdoor adventure is the biggest attraction for visitors to New Hampshire. The 75 state parks offer ample opportunity to explore the terrain. The Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail is a favorite walking and cycling route, suitable for all the family and within easy reach of Manchester. Mount Chocorua Hiking Trail is not for the faint-hearted, but rewards visitors with some of the most stunning views across New Hampshire. For added spectacle, visit during fall. There are few places in the world where the leaves on the trees warrant a vacation, but New Hampshire is famous for its stunning array of colors, turning the landscape into a sea of ambers, golds, and scarlets. New Hampshire, as one of the 13 founding states of the U.S., has a heritage which can be seen in many historical sites and museums. The Concord Museum of New Hampshire History has a varied program of exhibitions and events, and is a great place to start your New Hampshire vacation.
Where to stay in New Hampshire
Manchester is New Hampshire’s largest city. Conveniently located near state parks and outdoor attractions such as Lake Massabesic and Bear Brook, it is a great base from which to enjoy both the heritage and nature of New Hampshire. The historic city of Portsmouth has outdoor adventure on its doorstep and is just 2 miles from the coast. If you want to truly embrace the outdoors, you can go camping at the many facilities provided by the state parks. To the north, the White Mountains provide year-round adventure. Winter sports are a major attraction—Loon Mountain, Bretton Woods, and Waterville Valley are some of the top ski resorts in New Hampshire.
How to get to New Hampshire
To travel to New Hampshire, Manchester Regional Airport offers routes from U.S. cities including Washington, Chicago, and New York. Boston Logan is the nearest international airport. Whilst it does not provide a direct train service into New Hampshire, the Boston Express bus travels from the airport via downtown Boston, through several New Hampshire cities, and on to Manchester. By car, Interstate 95 follows the east coast, connecting Portsmouth with New York, Boston, and Maine. Interstate 93 runs from Boston to Manchester and Concord, continuing through the center of New Hampshire before joining Interstate 91, which ends at the border with Canada.