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Manchester, NH

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A landmark Frank Lloyd Wright home, world-renowned performance centers and a unique industrial history await visitors to New Hampshire’s largest city.

Manchester was one of the region's leading industrial hubs in the 19th century. Now it is New Hampshire's largest city and offers an appealing blend of culture, outdoor activities and classic New England charm.

Historic textile mills and factories from the city's industrial past command today’s skyline. Stroll through the Millyard Museum to learn about 11,000 years of regional history. Upstairs, visit the SEE Science Center with hands-on activities and interactive exhibits for the whole family. Admire the LEGO® Millyard Project, a 3-million-piece scale LEGO® model of the city’s historic Amoskeag Mill complex. Outside, walk along the banks of the Merrimack River, which runs through the center of Manchester.

Explore centuries of American and European sculptures, paintings and ceramics at the Currier Museum of Art. Travel 2 miles (3 kilometers) north to the Zimmerman House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in New England that is open to the public. Take a guided tour to explore the architecture and grounds of this unique landmark.

Head downtown for tax-free shopping. Watch a show at the Palace Theatre, where renowned performers take to the stage in a historic setting. The Verizon Wireless Arena draws popular musicians and is also home to the Manchester Monarchs hockey team. Grab a spot in the 11,000-seat civic center and settle back for an evening of entertainment.

Spend a day along the banks of Lake Massabesic, an outdoor recreation area less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) from downtown. Walk along trails bordering the waterfront or enjoy fishing or kayaking on the lake. In winter, ski at Mount McIntyre right in the downtown area.

Drive an hour east to New Hampshire’s coast for swimming or sunbathing on the Atlantic Ocean shores. While in New England, enjoy local specialties of lobster and other fresh seafood.

Manchester is 52 miles (83.7 kilometers) from Boston. Visit during autumn to experience the peak of New England’s renowned colorful foliage. Enjoy the picturesque location and unique cultural attractions in this charming city.

Where to stay in Manchester

Clarion Inn
Clarion Inn
2.5 out of 5
10 Saint Laurent Street, Nashua, NH
The price is $107 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mine Falls Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Merrimack Premium Outlets. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (122 reviews)
"Beautiful renovation. Room was big and comfortable"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Clarion Inn
Radisson Hotel Nashua
Radisson Hotel Nashua
3 out of 5
11 Tara Blvd, Nashua, NH
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $127 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Situated in Nashua, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Pheasant Lane Mall and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Rivier University. University of Massachusetts Lowell and ...
3.8/5Good! (962 reviews)
"The outdoor landscape looked like it hadn't been touched in months. The check-in desk for the pool had broken ceiling tile and a bucket collecting water, the ceiling in the pool area had some water damage as well. Bathroom in my room was not very clean. Hair everywhere, mold in shower, minifridge ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Radisson Hotel Nashua
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
3.5 out of 5
700 Elm St., Manchester, NH
The price is $143 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Located in Downtown Manchester, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Southern New Hampshire University Arena and Palace Theater. City Hall Plaza and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (542 reviews)
"It’s always a treat to stay at a Double tree. I love the cleanliness and the staff is always very nice. I got to enjoy the saltwater pool and the gym while I stood there and it was definitely what I love about this hotel."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
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