Live free or die, more than a state motto, its a lifestyle! New Hampshire is perfectly sized with only 1,326,813 people over 8,952 square miles of land. New Hampshire has a beautiful coastline, mountains, and city life: something for everyone.
Hampton Beach, one of New Hampshire’s free public beaches, is located in Hampton, NH. The beach hosts thousands of tourists every summer because of its gorgeous beaches and refreshing water. Each year Hampton Beach hosts a sand sculpture event each June in which select Master Sand Sculptors from all over the world come to showcase their talent. The boardwalk at Hampton is home to dozens of food stands, arcades, other retail stores, and many hotels. For a quieter beach, check out Rye Beach, in Portsmouth just a couple of miles down the coast. There you can find local eateries and shops where you can rent kayaks, paddle and surf boards.
The mountains in New Hampshire are functional year round. There are hiking trails and zip lining courses in the summer and ski and snowboard trails all winter. New Hampshire’s more notable mountains include Gunstock, Pats Peak, and Mount Sunapee, just to name a few. If you are interested in hiking we have Mount Washington to hike or drive up during the off season months. In the fall, New Hampshire hosts tourists from all over the country who come to enjoy our beautiful foliage.
If the outdoors do not appeal to you, don’t worry because we have many local attractions in our larger cities. Concord, New Hampshire’s capitol, is home to many historic land marks. Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest city, has a blend of night life, retailers, and sports teams. Manchester is home to the Manchester Monarchs, the American Hockey League farm team for the LA Kings and the New Hampshire Fishercats, a baseball team. Just an hour to Boston or Maine, New Hampshire has something for everyone whether you enjoy the beach or the mountains!