Laconia, NH

Travel Guide
Laconia showing a church or cathedral

Explore scenic Lake Winnipesaukee, play pinball in a classic arcade and see a vintage mill in this lakeside New Hampshire town.

Experience New England charm at its best in Laconia, New Hampshire. The town mixes quaint, small-town atmosphere with beautiful scenery and a calendar full of events throughout the year. Spend the day exploring Lake Winnipesaukee or learn about the area’s history in one of its many museums.

Find Laconia in the heart of the state’s Lakes Region, sandwiched between Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam Lake. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire. Discover miles of shoreline, boat-friendly waters and over 250 islands sprinkled across the lake. Go fishing for trout, salmon, whitefish, bass and more in Winnisquam Lake.

See an important piece of the town’s history at Endicott Rock. The state park, located on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, features a large rock from the lake that was inscribed by surveyors for the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1652.

Relax on the sandy shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at Weirs Beach. Stroll along the boardwalk and out onto Winnipesaukee Pier. Hop aboard the ship MS Mount Washington for a scenic cruise around the lake.

Stop at the Belknap Mill Museum, a historic textile mill in the center of town. In the Hosiery Museum, learn about the mill and the people who worked there. In the Power House, see exhibits about the discovery and use of hydroelectric power.

Play video games, pinball, miniature golf and more at Funspot Family Entertainment Center, which was once billed the "Largest Arcade in the World" by Guinness World Records. Go up to the third floor, where the American Classic Arcade Museum showcases vintage arcade and pinball machines. Learn about the history of the area at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, which is also located on the Funspot site.

Time your visit to coincide with one of the many annual events that draw crowds to Laconia every year. Come for Laconia Motorcycle Week in June, the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby in winter or the Pumpkin Festival in October.

Where to stay in Laconia

Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
2.5 out of 5
480 Main Street, Laconia, NH, 03246
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $122 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Laconia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in ...
3.7/5 Good! (347 reviews)
"Check in staff nice and friendly"

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
The Margate Resort on Lake Winnipesaukee
The Margate Resort on Lake Winnipesaukee
2.5 out of 5
76 Lake Street, Laconia, NH, 03246
The price is $179 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this beach hotel in Laconia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (833 reviews)
"Enjoyed our stay. Pool was a good size. Jacuzzi. Sauna. Nice perks"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

The Margate Resort on Lake Winnipesaukee
The Naswa Resort
The Naswa Resort
3 out of 5
1086 Weirs Blvd, Laconia, NH, 03246
The price is $159 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Laconia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (339 reviews)
"Great location! Older property that is very well maintained with enjoyable beach side services & music."

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2021

The Naswa Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cedar Lodge Condo with Lake Winnipesaukee Views & close to Weirs Beach!!
Cedar Lodge Condo with Lake Winnipesaukee Views & close to Weirs Beach!!
Laconia, NH
The price is $95 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this family-friendly condo in Laconia. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Winnipesaukee Pier and Funspot Family ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Ski Trip
"Lovely and quiet!"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Cedar Lodge Condo with Lake Winnipesaukee Views & close to Weirs Beach!!
Location, Location, Location! Weirs Beach
Location, Location, Location! Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH
The price is $210 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this cottage in Laconia. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnipesaukee Pier are located nearby. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Perfect little cottage
"Maple Moose Lodge & Cottage is a terrific destination for anyone visiting Weirs Beach and exploring the surrounding area. It's close to music venues, shopping, kids activities, and just a short walk to Weirs Beach attractions. Our cottage was the perfect little resting spot during our trip. Diane ..."

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Location, Location, Location! Weirs Beach
Location, Location, Location! Weirs Beach
Location, Location, Location! Weirs Beach
Laconia, NH
The price is $225 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this cabin in Laconia. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnipesaukee Pier are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"I loved it and will go there again"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Location, Location, Location! Weirs Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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