• Whitewater kayakers on the Androscoggin River

What to Do in New Hampshire

What is there to do in New Hampshire? We were hoping you'd ask, because the moment you begin anticipating your New Hampshire visit, you'll feel yourself slipping into vacation mode. And if you're a Granite Stater looking for things to do close to home, we have ideas for you, too.

New Hampshire is a land of contrasts, where you can climb a mountain one day and scuba-dive in a glacial lake the next. Feed Santa's reindeer in July, or surf indoors while January flurries fly. Laze on a beach, or feel the rush of swooping tree to tree on a zipline canopy tour. Catch a chairlift when snow-coated slopes beckon, and again in the fall for a splendid view of our kaleidoscope of colorful foliage. Stalk moose in the Great North Woods, or hunt for bargains at outlet stores. Roar through the woods on an ATV. "Meet" characters from history who shaped our nation, or gaze through a viewer to see the Old Man of the Mountain, whose granite face is gone but not forgotten.

What would you like to do in New Hampshire? Let us show you the possibilities ...

State Parks
New Hampshire has more state-park land than almost any other state, and the opportunities for outdoor recreation will exhilarate you.

Family Attractions
New Hampshire offers so many things to do with your family, whether you're traveling with tots, tweens, or teens.

New Hampshire growers are breaking new ground, offering fun things to do down on the farm.

Scenic Drives, Trains, and Sleigh Rides
New Hampshire will put you in the slow lane, and we promise … It's a better way to go than your usual commute.

Outdoor Adventure
New Hampshire is an outdoor lover's dream come true in every season.

Shops, Antiques & Spas
New Hampshire will soothe your soul with relaxing spa treatments and retail therapy.

History & Culture
New Hampshire has a storied past that colors our distinctive way of life today.

Arts & Entertainment
New Hampshire entertains every day (and night!) of the year, with live music, gallery walks, theater performances, museum exhibitions, and film screenings.

Lakes, Beaches, and Water Fun
New Hampshire makes the most of its liquid assets.

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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