As the largest city in New Hampshire, Manchester is also the leader in terms of sports, entertainment, art, culture, and more for this tiny New England state. It has reinvented itself in recent decades, going from a fading textile town to the vibrant area it is today. Only an hour from Boston and the Atlantic Coast and two hours from the gorgeous White Mountain and Lake Region, you will more than enjoy the best of both worlds during your stay.
Wondering where to stay in Manchester, New Hampshire? If you want to be near centrally located and near the action, then you will want to stay downtown. Stop by the Currier Museum of Art, which has an excellent collection including works from Georgia O’Keefe to Picasso. Then, catch a show at the Palace Theater, a nonprofit theater dating back to the late 19th century. If it is not too cold out, then you may want to stay near any of the beautiful parks in Manchester. Livingston Park is a great place to enjoy nearby Dorrs Pond.Afterwards, continue your walk a little further up north to the Zimmerman House, designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Only 25-minutes away, you can nestle into a hotel near Mine Falls Park, which lures with its gorgeous riverfront views and forest trails. You may also want to check out Benson Park. It boasts beautiful forest trails and includes a small animal farm. While you are out there, drive over to America’s Stonehenge. It is either the oldest archaeological site in the country or a bit of a ruse, depending on whom you ask. Better to find out for yourself!
Right outside of the city, you can do get your shopping done at the Merrimack Premium Outlets, which has a slew of popular brands for a fraction of the cost. In the winter, take advantage of Manchester’s northern location and go skiing. For one, there is the McIntyre Ski Area close to downtown. If you want to stay somewhere a little farther out, then check outPats Peak.
In case you are traveling with kids, you may want to stay near Canobie Lake Park or Fun World. Canobie is a huge outdoor theme park with everything from carnival games to water rides. Fun World on the other hand is entirely indoors and includes bowling and arcade games.
Overall, there are 358 hotels in Manchester starting at
Alternatively, take your pick out of the six 4 star hotels in Manchester. Many include similar perks and amenities like their higher priced counterparts, but at more affordable rates. With over 125 options, there are plenty of 3 star hotels for the budget traveler to choose from. Many include a complimentary continental breakfast, free WiFi, parking, pools, meeting rooms, TVs, fitness centers, spas, on-site dining, and more.
There are two airport options near Manchester, depending on where you are coming from or flying to next. If you are flying internationally, you will want to plan your trip with Logan International Airport near Boston. It is about an hour’s drive from Manchester, so you may want to stay at one of its ten nearby hotels. On the other hand, there are a number of major US cities that have direct flights to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. While there are ten hotels directly near the airport, it is only a 15-minute drive from downtown Manchester, so you may want to check with your hotel to see if it has an airport shuttle service instead.