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ManchesterUnited States of America

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

Manchester which includes a city and a high rise building

Downtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(72 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Downtown, Palace Theater and Southern New Hampshire University Arena are top sights worth seeing.

Downtown

Top Hotels in Manchester

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Manchester Airport, NH
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Manchester Airport, NH
3 out of 5
250 S River Rd, Bedford, NH
The price is $104 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mall of New Hampshire, Southern New Hampshire University Arena, and Palace Theater. Northeast ...

4.3/5Excellent! (976 reviews)

"Hard to find and not really near the airport. That said, the room and staff were both very good."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Manchester Airport, NH
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
3.5 out of 5
700 Elm St., Manchester, NH
The price is $118 per night

Located in Downtown, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Southern New Hampshire University Arena and Palace Theater. City Hall Plaza and Millyard Museum ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (353 reviews)

"Front desk person was very much professional , he upgraded the room because of unavailable of other rooms at the time and much appreciated. Nice and clean."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Manchester
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Manchester
3 out of 5
21 Front Street, Manchester, NH
The price is $99 per night

Located in the heart of Manchester, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of University of New Hampshire-Manchester, Palace Theater, and Southern New Hampshire University ...

4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"The front desk gentleman that work the 3-11 shift was very helpful and amazing. Great Customer service"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Manchester

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Reviews of Manchester

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5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay 19.00532859680284%
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5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 2, 2020

I love Manchester, the Queen City!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 28, 2020

Stayed at the doubletree while looking for an apartment in Manchester

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 12, 2020

I like the downtown.

5/5 - Excellent

Tim

Feb 16, 2020

First time here and seems like a great town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 14, 2020

Unfortunately, we were in town for a funeral, so we did not do any sightseeing. Family lived in NH

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 9, 2020

I didn’t get out much. I was there just for work. I would have loved to see more.

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