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Starry Travels

Merrimack Valley region road trip itinerary.
The sky is the limit in southern New Hampshire where otherworldly and mysterious attractions take you to the stars and beyond.
 
  1. Canobie Lake Park (85 North Policy Street, Salem) Head to Salem for endless fun at one of America’s Top Ten amusement parks, according to Money Magazine. Between Sky rides, a Starblaster, Zero Gravity, and other out-of-this-world rides, there’s something fun for everyone!

  2. America's Stonehenge (105 Haverhill Road, Salem) Experience the mystery of America’s Stonehenge – a series of manmade rock formations located in southern New Hampshire whose origins are unknown still today. The site is known to be an accurate astronomical calendar, built by ancient people ahead of their time and well versed in the stars.

  3. Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry) Immerse yourself in the history of flight and discover New Hampshire’s unique contributions to the aviation industry.

  4. Moonlight Meadery & Hidden Moon Brewing (23 Londonderry Road, Londonderry) Delight in celestial meads and unique brews at this award-winning, internationally recognized establishment!

  5. SEE Science Center (200 Bedford Street, Manchester) Spend an afternoon discovering the intriguing earth, space, and natural science exhibits in Manchester, along with the largest permanent LEGO installation at minifigure scale in the world.

  6. Palace Theatre (80 Hanover Street, Manchester) Visit the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Manchester and be star-struck by the magnetic shows performed on stage.

  7. SkyVenture NH (100 Adventure Way, Nashua) Take your adventure to new heights when you experience the freedom of flight at this state-of-the-art indoor vertical wind tunnel! No parachute, ripcord, airplane OR experience needed! If that doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping they’ve got an indoor surfing facility to try too!

  8. McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (2 Institute Drive, Concord) Explore the all-ages exhibits on astronomy, earth, space, and aviation at the fascinating Discovery Center—and be sure to catch a show at the planetarium to be dazzled by sparkling night skies and cosmic legends!

Pit Stops:
 
  • Shop: Concord’s Main Street lies in the shadow of the State House. In this capitol city’s downtown, you’ll find an abundance of welcoming businesses offering a variety of goods and services from cooking essentials at Celeste Oliva to great reads from Gibson’s Bookstore.  

  • Eat: La Carreta Mexican Restaurant (139 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua); Republic (969 Elm Street, Manchester); Roots CafĂ© (9 Riverside Street, Hooksett); The Barley House (132 N Main Street, Concord).