By Coastal Living
January 07, 2011

We have everything, from the 18-mile coastline that wraps the storied Atlantic to 6,288-foot Mount Washington, the highest point in the northeast. In between, there are miles of trails to hike and climb, crisp and clean ponds and lakes to swim in and sail on, scenic views from every direction, and tax-free shopping. History buffs love to explore our state’s heritage through historic sites and events. Food lovers crave our tasty itineraries, from our NH Brewery Map to our Chocolate and Martini Tour. The Wine & Cheese Trails are an expression of the Granite State’s commitment to bringing the best from farm-to-table.

The Seacoast Region, with its 18-mile coastline and historic flavor, attracts visitors with its natural beauty and miles of pristine beaches. Route 1A winds and curves along the oceanfront, providing scenic beauty and panoramic views. Walking and biking trails are available along this drive for those who prefer to get up close to the water; look for terns and seagulls along the rocky shore. Hampton Beach hosts the annual Seafood Festival, the largest of its kind in New England. Portsmouth, once home to the first colonial governor, is a hub of antique shops, ethnic restaurants, casual cafes, and cultural diversity. The inner Seacoast offers quaint and historic towns, unique stores, historic sites and river views.

New Hampshire in summer is a kaleidoscope of color – both outside and inside the numerous malls, shops and boutiques. It’s also the only New England state that does not have a sales tax, drawing thousands of visitors each year. Families enjoy our time-tested attractions, pet-friendly lodging, adventure trips and more. No matter what you are looking for in a vacation, you will find it here!