The winter months are a perfect time to experience all the seasonal sights, arts and culture and incredible culinary dishes you’ll find on a road trip around the Seacoast. Uncover all the beauty and charm in the off-season.
Wagon Hill Farm
(156 Piscataqua Road, Durham) A local hot spot for a favorite winter activity. Wagon Hill is well known as a popular sledding spot so get your family and sled and get ready to make memories. Build in a little time for a walk or snowshoeing on the trails that lead to the coast.
Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club
(135 Congress Street, Portsmouth) Experience extraordinary live entertainment in this spectacularly restored landmark located in historic downtown Portsmouth. Jimmy’s offers a wide array of acts in their lively venue, and a creative culinary scene too.
Winter Wine Festival
(588 Wentworth Road, New Castle) Celebrate winter by pairing wine and the amazing cuisine from the historic Wentworth by the Sea Hotel. Held in late January and early February, this annual wine festival offers multi-course Vintner’s Dinners, flight nights and Jazz Brunches.
(5 Pioneer Road, Rye) Seafood is a staple on the Seacoast, even in winter! Sample award-winning seafood chowder at the Atlantic Grill is serving up – the perfect mix of lobster, scallops, shrimp, haddock, and clams in a creamy broth.
Odiorne Point State Park
(570 Ocean Blvd, Rye) Discover the beauty of a winter stroll along New Hampshire’s rocky coast as you explore the network of trails that winds through this picturesque State Park. Consider bringing along snowshoes to try the trails that way.
Route 1A Photo Opp
(Rye) Enjoy a quiet, peaceful drive down Route 1A. The route hugs the coastline offering spectacular ocean views. Stop for a photo opp at one of the many scenic spots along the Seway. Bonus: the roads are a lot less crowded this time of year.
Smuttynose Brewing Company
(105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton) Swing by the state’s original craft brewery for a flight or a full poor. Sample their iconic Finestkind IPA or try one of their classic New England IPAs. Hungry? There’s a farm to table restaurant on site too.
If your winter road trip involves visiting prospective colleges and universities, NH is home to a diverse mix. Click (HERE) to explore schools in the region.