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New Hampshire Vacation Ideas

When you began to ponder "Where should I go on vacation?" we're so glad your research and dreaming have led you to VisitNH. There are reasons to visit New Hampshire every day of the year, and you've found the state's hub for travel-planning information and vacation ideas.

Fall is New Hampshire's wanderlust season, when you'll be tempted to check foliage reports and hit the road in hot pursuit of peak fall color. It's also a time when New Hampshire's event calendar is jam-packed with fall festivals and agricultural fairs.

Winter is a refreshing and invigorating season of snow sports and hunting for outlet-store bargains to delight everyone on your gift list. It's also the perfect season for a romantic retreat filled with guiltless indulgences. like sipping New Hampshire–made wines and snuggling by a fireplace.

Spring is the season of awakening, when maple-syrup producers ramp up operations and breakfast is the best meal of the day. It's also when you'll find late-season ski deals, flowers festivals, and waterfalls at their most dramatic.

Summer is a magical time of family vacations at the beach or the lake, memorable mountain climbs, moose safaris, and farm-fresh fare on your plate. It's the season when you wish time could stand still, and we have ideas to help you make the most of every vacation day.

Vacation Ideas from A to Z
From an Arts Tour of the Monadnock Region to a Zipline Adrenaline Tour, we have sample itineraries to make your New Hampshire vacation planning a snap:

Cultural & Historical Itineraries: Discover authentic New Hampshire as you explore our most cherished vistas, historic sites, and cultural institutions.

New Hampshire Food Tours: When we tell you about all the tasty options that await, you may want to eat six meals a day in New Hampshire.

Adventure Itineraries: Looking for adventure? We’ve got lots of ideas for you, from fishing trips to motorcycle rides to paddling overnights.

Winter Vacation Ideas: There's so much more to do in New Hampshire in the winter than you might have imagined. Our itineraries will introduce you to winter-fun activities like snowmobiling and dogsledding.

Summer Vacation Ideas: Make summertime memories with these trip plans, including a brewery map that will help you find fresh, cold craft brews wherever you roam.

Fall Vacation Ideas: Fall is scenic driving season in New Hampshire, and our touring suggestions will help you plan a day or weekend getaway.

Weekend Getaways: Got 48 hours? We'll help you indulge in a quick escape.

Family Vacations: Family time is precious, and we'll help you choose a trip that fits your family's budget and interests.

Romantic Escapes: There's no more valuable gift you can give your one-and-only than time away to pursue your shared passions. Here's your guide to romantic-getaway packages and tours for two.

Suggested Views

Click on the photos below to see some of our suggested views of New Hampshire’s outdoors and historic places.

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