Fresh seafood is available all over the state, but for the best, try lobster, shrimp or clams on the seacoast. In Manchester, drop in at the famous Red Arrow Diner where presidential candidates always stop by during the New Hampshire Primaries. And definitely sample some local hand-made maple syrup, either at a pancake house or by seeing it made at a sugar house.


Liquor laws in New Hampshire are tough, and there are few bars outside of the larger towns like Concord and Manchester. Packaged alcohol besides beer and wine is sold only at state-owned liquor stores, many of which are easily accessible off of main highways. Consider visiting one of the state’s many microbreweries, such as the Woodstock Inn or the Portsmouth Brewery.