Trip Ideas that Bring Both Relaxation and Adventure

Want to have your summer fun and unwind a little too? You can have it all in New Hampshire. From thrilling excursions and lounging lakeside, to world-class restaurants and incredible shows. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Get Your Surf On
Haven’t tried surfing before? The time is now, and the place is the New Hampshire seacoast. Take it from these local experts who have been around the surfing block. Just be sure to save some energy for the après surf nightlife in Portsmouth—a city even National Geographic seems to have a little crush on.

Head North

Franconia Falls, Lincoln, NH, Photo by: @olacauble13

When you’ve had your fill of surf, sun, sand and seafood, crank your summer playlist and take a scenic cruise for some outdoor adventure and spectacular views—stopping for a dip in these hidden gem swimming holes. With 48 peaks over 4,000 feet in New Hampshire, there are a plethora of challenging (and Insta-worthy!) hikes to choose from. And for a bigger adrenaline boost, go ziplining, mountain biking or ATVing

Shop, Sip & Savor

Settler’s Green Outlets, North Conway, NH

Want to relax with a little retail therapy? Score name-brand finds at one of New Hampshire’s many outlets, then set out on a wine, cheese and chocolate tour. You can also scope out these local summer beer stops.  

The above recommendations are from the VisitNH Social Media Communities that provided their favorite New Hampshire hot spots.