Summer Staycation Spots
Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so we're helping you embrace the STAY-cation!
We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, we've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance of Manchester, NH. Stay safe and enjoy!
1. NH Beaches
With such a short coast in New Hampshire, this trip could be a short one if you choose. Just doing the drive will probably take less than an hour. But add in stops for a few refreshing dips, snacks and drinks and you could stretch this into an entire weekend. Check out the route and photos here.
2. Thrift Stores
While this trip will inevitably include some shopping, you can rest easy knowing that the shopping will be inexpensive. And, it just might include some things you've been on the lookout for! This road trip includes stops at 8 different thrift, vintage and antique shops. Plus you'll get to see more of the state.
3. NH Route 153
If you only have an hour or so, this quintessential New England road trip is perfect! Despite being just 36 miles it passes through some of the best scenery in the state. Plan on at least an hour in the car heading from Sanbornville to Conway. Make it extra special by adding stops at The New Hampshire Farm Museum and two wildlife Sanctuaries along the route. And if you have more time, plan on heading west to join the Kancamagus Highway.
4. New Hampshire Ice Cream Trail
Another day, another delicious food-related road trip. You can take this one year-round, but we especially love it in the summer. Roll down the windows and fill that belly with cones and cones and cones of delectable ice cream throughout the state. Check out where you'll be headed by clicking here.
5. Head To Sugar Hill
This is a must-do for folks who love taking in more of the state. This beautiful town is consistently on lists of the most special towns in New England. And for good reason! The summertime includes beautiful flowers and walks. And as an added bonus it's home to Polly's Pancake Parlor! Click here to learn more about Sugar Hill.
6. Suzanne's Backyard*