Top Destinations for a Weekend Getaway in New Hampshire

By Ben Clarke

New Hampshire

Summer has ended, and that spells the end of the long summer holiday. However, like a phoenix out of the ashes, the mini-break rises to take its place. If you're looking for somewhere exciting to rekindle some of that summer spirit in the midst of a long fall, why not take a weekend getaway to New Hampshire? We've suggested a few of our top destination options for you below!

The White Mountains

The White Mountains
The White Mountains are induspitably the best place to hike in New Hampshire.

This truly is a four-season destination. Known for its awesome hiking trails that snake up through pine forests to majestic peaks, the White Mountains are also a premier skiing destination in the winter. There are even extensive scenic drives for when the weather takes a nasty turn!

Fabulous Chalet Rental in the Pines
Check out this beautiful cabin right on the edge of the National Forest.

Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire

A lively urban center in the middle of a tranquil state, Manchester offers entertainment, culture, and history in equal measure. Visit an art museum, see a play, catch a game, or listen to live music—Manchester has it all. The beautiful Livingston Park and Lake Massabesic complement the city perfectly.

Unique Vacation Cottage Rental near Manchester, New Hampshire
Why not try this open-plan four-person cabin just outside Manchester?

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail leads through the Eastern United States, from Springer Mountain in Georgia all the way to Mount Katahdin in Maine. New Hampshire hosts 161 miles of the trail and features more miles above treeline than any other state, which means it has the best panoramic views! You're bound to be weary from all that hiking, so put your feet up in one of our cabins!

Spacious Outdoor Log Cabin Rental in Bath, New Hampshire
This spacious outdoor log cabin sits just outside the picturesque town of Bath.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee, at 21 miles long, is the largest lake in New Hampshire and has something for everyone. There are cruises along the lake that offer cooked meals, live music, and entertainment. The Mill Falls Marketplace makes for an unparalelled shopping and dining experience and features a 12-meter waterfall. Those who want an adventure can hike up to the Castle in the Clouds, a turn-of-the-century mansion affording unrivaled views over the lake.

Idyllic Cottage by Lake Winnipesaukee
How about a romantic escape to a beautiful lakeside cottage?


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