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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White Mountain National Forest

Written by nau372 on 25 Jul, 2005

When we rented our car, we were advised by the woman at the desk to take the scenic route through White Mountain National Forest. Even though it ended up being a little out-of-the-way, it was still very pretty. We stopped at one designated lookout scenic…Read More


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Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing

Written by MCJ graduate on 12 May, 2005

We selected the Al Gauron deep-sea fishing excursion out of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, because my partner had used it before. When she went, she was satisfied with their services (such as, the boat was clean, the captain and the mates were polite and courteous,…Read More


A great week in North Conway,N.H.

Written by JoanWhit on 29 Apr, 2004

If you have children you take on vacation as we often do, then finding a destination that they will enjoy without having to travel to the "big parks" can be a challenge. It was as close as our own backyard. Just a three or…Read More


My New Hampshire Report

Written by Zstrick on 01 Sep, 2003

New Hampshire Going on vacations every summer has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but two years ago, I went to a state that was unlike any other. New Hampshire has so…Read More


The Pumpkin People of Jackson

Written by Gail&Jim on 04 Nov, 2004

One of the great walks when we go to New Hampshire is the route around Jackson. Every Thanksgiving week (for you Canadians out there) and every Columbus Day week (for you Americans out there), Jackson and the surrounding areas participate in the Pumpkin People…Read More


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Shop Until You Drop!

Written by Gail&Jim on 27 Jun, 2003

When my wife said she wanted to get a timeshare week in North Conway NH, I was just a little concerned. She’s an inveterate shopper and pretty persnickety when it comes to buying, so I envisaged a horror week of shopping, shopping, shopping. To help…Read More


Attitash Mountain Village

Written by ljc1888 on 09 Jan, 2003

My family and I took our first ever Christmas Week Vacation. We gave the children some ski and snowboard equipment as a Christmas gift and we were anxious to let them try it out. We stayed at the Attitash Mountain Village in Bartlett, N.H., directly…Read More


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Town Square

Written by Cantin2 on 04 Jan, 2003

Town Square is the center of activity in Waterville Valley - shops, the pond, the ice rink. Basically it all comes together here. Most condos and accommodations are within walking distance to Town Square, and it's a beautiful walk as you stroll in the snow, among…Read More


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Lodging in Waterville Valley

Written by Cantin2 on 26 Feb, 2005

Waterville Valley has a huge variety of lodging choices - this will be just a brief overview with a short description. More elaborate descriptions, especially of timeshare resorts, are covered in my winter journal of Waterville Valley. SILVER FOX - managed by best Western A charming inn…Read More


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Waterville Valley in the summer

Written by Cantin2 on 29 Jan, 2005

What a feeling of energy in this small 500-acre town in the midst of the White Mountains National Forest. It's very visually appealing--green mountains, beautiful flowers, landscaping, lovely hiking trails, and a natural spring-fed pond. W.V. is a resort 8 miles into the National Forest that…Read More


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