A travel guide to New Hampshire, United States of America providing New Hampshire tourism and travel information.
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Overview

New Hampshire offers many engaging activities and attractions for all kinds of travellers. Visitors enjoy charming shops and innovative art galleries, beautiful parks and fascinating historic sites, clear lakes and tranquil sandy beaches, towering rugged mountains, vibrant festivals and outdoor markets, and a well-managed system of scenic byways available for touring the state's most attractive locations. New Hampshire is composed of seven distinctly unique regions: the Great North Woods, White Mountains, Monadnock Region, Lakes Region, Merrimack Valley, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, and the Seacoast. All of the regions abound with striking landscapes, fabulous cultural events and a traditional New England atmosphere. 

New Hampshire is also known as the Granite State and is a destination full of outdoor adventure and urban sophistication.  The White Mountains are home to a diverse collection of ski areas and other snow sports, and summer festivals and other events showcase the region's features. Family activities are everywhere, including hiking and camping, scenic train trips, thrilling zip-line canopy excursions, and "Sky Rides" in ski gondolas. The Lakes Region including Lake Winnipesaukee and the Squam Lakes is a haven for water sports any time of year and offers ice fishing in winter. The fall foliage train tours in New Hampshire are one of the best things to do which enable you to enjoy scenic views of fall.

The beaches in New Hampshire are tranquil and beautiful. Hampton Beach is the state's most popular beach and provides an old-fashioned seaside atmosphere including live outdoor band concerts, dazzling fireworks displays, an internationally famous sand-castle building competition and a ballroom. The town of Portsmouth has revitalized its downtown area and provides a nice selection of shops and dining. Manchester, the old mill town, has refurbished its old textile mills into magnificent homes and fascinating history, art, and science museums. Quaint Concord delights visitors with enchanting parks and gardens suitable for exploring on foot, and several historic sites very nearby.

The Monadnock region includes imposing Mount Monadnock as well as the entire landscape of fertile farmland below.  During the summer, visitors may enjoy live music at the Monadnock Music Festival and the Apple Hill Summer Festival, or take in an off-Broadway show at the Colonial Theater or the Peterborough Players Summer Theater. Countless small towns welcome travellers with pedestrian-only strolling areas featuring outstanding shopping and dining, exciting snow sports and first-class ski resorts, destination spas and plenty of activities for children including the popular beachside towns. Manchester, the largest city in the state, has a flourishing arts community and a number of colleges giving it a sophisticated, intellectually stimulating atmosphere.


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