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Ever heard of the saying “good things come in small packages”? Well that is the perfect way to describe the tiny but mighty state of New Hampshire. What it may lack in state size it clearly makes up in picturesque sceneries and new adventures in every corner. It may not be as known to tourists as well-known hotspots like New York and Boston but rest assured that you would find plenty to do in New Hampshire.
Curious about what this gem of a state has to offer? Well here are the 4 best things to see and do while visiting New Hampshire that will immerse you in culture and nature.
- Visit the White Mountains
If you are looking for a place to get away from it all and take in all the natural beauty that the great state of New Hampshire has to offer, then you should definitely head out to the White Mountains. This mountain range is packed with plenty of scenic parks to walk through along with hidden tows along the way.
It also includes Mount Washington, which is the highest mountain peak in the Northeastern America. Whether you want to challenge yourself by taking a hike or climbing these mountains or choose to take a chairlift to see the views from the top, you won’t want to miss the views.
- Ride the Conway Scenic Railroad
Want to relive one of the oldest traditional modes of transportation in America? Then you should check out the Conway Scenic Railroad. Located in the North Conway Village, this old-fashioned railway offers authentic excursions to some of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the state.
The train rides include everything from guided historical tours of the railroad itself and the scenery that you pass while onboard the train, but it also includes delicious meals inside your very own dining car for a literal meal on the go! Talk about a blast from the past!
- Check Out the City of Portsmouth
If you are looking for a city that represents the small towns of America, then Portsmouth has got to be in your list of places to visit. This port city is bursting with life and scenery that would make anyone fall in love with it. Portsmouth is the perfect small town to also take advantage of New Hampshire’s Sales Tax-Free status! This small town has over 100 restaurants that will please any appetite. Shopping is also a must in a state with no taxes, so you will defiantly find many amazing small businesses to check out.
Have a musician in the family? Then you should check out Drum Center of Portsmouth’s inventory of high-end percussions that has such a number of various drums that it fills up to five floors!
If you to check out the scenic points of Portsmouth then make sure to head over to the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and Prescott Park, which features flower gardens in the spring and summer concerts.
- Drive up the Mount Washington Auto Road
Want to add some adventure to your New Hampshire trip and didn’t get enough of the White Mountains? Then you should drive your car up the Mount Washington Auto Road. This 8-mile long scenic road takes you up a steep incline all the way up to the top of Mount Washington, which if you recall is the highest mountain peak in the Northeastern US.
While this drive is not for the faint of heart or those who fear heights, it does feature some pretty spectacular views that make the journey to the top very worthwhile. Don’t think you can make the drive yourself but still want those views? No worries, there are plenty of companies that offer guided tours to the top so that you can enjoy the scenery without worrying about being behind the wheel.