Some of the best stories people tell about their time in New Hampshire have a dramatic plot twist that goes like this: "I was looking for a pair of hip waders, and I found them for half price at the L.L. Bean Outlet in North Conway, and there was no sales tax, either!"

New Hampshire outlets are a nirvana for bargain hunters because of this double savings. You’ll literally find outlets from A to Z: Adidas and American Eagle Outfitters to Zales and Zumiez. These factory-outlet stores offer name-brand and designer goods at discounts that can be substantial. And, since New Hampshire is one of only five states in the nation that doesn't impose a sales tax on purchases, your money, quite simply, goes further.

Major outlet centers thrive in New Hampshire thanks to this tax advantage. Settlers' Green Outlet Village in North Conway and Tanger Outlets in Tilton each have more than 50 outlet stores, and Merrimack Premium Outlets in Merrimack has a whopping 100 outlets. Make one trip, and you can reboot your wardrobe, outfit the kids, and find gifts for everyone on your list.

Our New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet Stores are popular with savvy shoppers, too. These state-run stores scattered statewide carry a vast selection of wines and spirits priced incredibly competitively.