Overview New Hampshire

Visiting New Hampshire

New Hampshire was the first state to break free of colonial rule and forge its own constitution, a revolutionary history evident in its state motto, ”live free or die.” The fiercely independent Granite State is still home to huge expanses of forest, which explode in glorious color each autumn. Snow bunnies flock to the White Mountains each season to carve the slopes of Loon Mountain, Black Mountain and Attitash Bear Peak, while photographers find abundant vistas along the Flume Gorge, or a trip up the Mount Washington Cog Railroad. And with family-friendly attractions like Santa’s Workshop and the ride-packed Canobie Lake Park, there’s something for the whole family in New Hampshire.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and ... Read More
New Hampshire was the first state to break free of colonial rule and forge its own constitution, a revolutionary history evident in its state motto, ”live free or die.” The fiercely independent Granite State is still home to huge expanses of forest, which explode in glorious color each autumn. Snow bunnies flock to the White Mountains each season to carve the slopes of Loon Mountain, Black Mountain and Attitash Bear Peak, while photographers find abundant vistas along the Flume Gorge, or a trip up the Mount Washington Cog Railroad. And with family-friendly attractions like Santa’s Workshop and the ride-packed Canobie Lake Park, there’s something for the whole family in New Hampshire.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips New Hampshire

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Waterville Valley Resort - Escape from the Outside World

Written by Magrico on 04 Feb, 2010

"Mountains, forest, peace; old friends, a welcoming inn with familiar ways." Nathaniel GoodrichA half century ago, Nathaniel Goodrich extolled the virtues of Waterville Valley, a historic New Hampshire town surrounded by 700,000 acres of national forest. "Superficially it changes, as all things must," Goodrich wrote.…Read More


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2008 Cookie Tour

Written by zabelle on 01 Mar, 2009

One the second weekend of December in the Mount Washington Valley there is a Cookie Tour taking place. For the last 13 years on this weekend, 15 Inns open their doors and their kitchens and serve up cookies to the several hundred guests…Read More


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A Haunting Experience Part 2

Written by bledpub on 21 May, 2008

After a couple of nights hearing the voices, sometime the music would drown them out and sometimes not, I knew I had problems. I asked around some of the staff that worked below if anyone else had had any problems living there and everyone agreed…Read More


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A Haunting Experience Part 1

Written by bledpub on 21 May, 2008

So I figured that enough time has passed and I can now talk about the Mysteries of Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. People close to me, and even a few not so close, know these stories. However, I have been using them to entertain the good…Read More


Bretton Woods

Written by fionademp on 05 Mar, 2007

Bretton Woods offers a range of trails great for beginners to the experienced skier. I'd had a few lessons before arriving but this was my first real skiing experience and I loved it. I started on the nursery slopes but got pretty bored of that…Read More


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Two Great Weeks In Mount Washington Valley! !

Written by Arlys on 13 Sep, 2003

In July 2001, we were so looking forward to our week of timeshare in NH -- and we were most definitely not disappointed! Our week at the historic Eastern Slope Inn in North Conway was really nice -- we so enjoyed the Inn, the town. .…Read More


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Ski At Attitash Bear Peak

Written by funandsun on 09 Apr, 2003

Attitash Bear Peak is one ski resort, however two mountains with their own trails and lifts that interconnect by a trail. Between the two, there are a total of 70 trails (45 at Attitash and 25 at Bear Peak) with six lifts at Attitash and…Read More


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Towns of the White Mountains

Written by funandsun on 09 Apr, 2003

A nice feature of New Hampshire that we were not aware of prior to our visit is the tax free shopping. Not only do the local stores have reasonable prices, there’s no added tax to contend with.Most of the towns around the White Mountain area…Read More


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Ski Bretton Woods

Written by funandsun on 09 Apr, 2003

Bretton Woods is known as New Hampshire’s largest ski area and very family friendly slopes. The drive from Attitash in Bartlett to Bretton Woods is 20 miles to the northwest. It’s a bit colder and more snow as you head there since the elevation is…Read More


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Driving the North Country

Written by Mary Porcher on 03 Jul, 2004

If you'd like to get away from the crowd (relatively speaking--New Hampshire isn't a very crowded state), head north to experience the remote and beautiful North Country. Here you will find Coos County, the largest, poorest, and least populated county in the state, along with…Read More


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