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Attractions

Attractions

Granite State Whale Watch
Rye Harbor-1870 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH

New Hampshire’s only full time whale watch, expertly narrated and naturalist led aboard the EPA certified M/V Granite State. Our 30th year of exclusive dedication to whale watching, sightseeing and research. Our boat is meticulously maintained, specifically designed for whale watching, and is the fastest in Rye Harbor. May to October with trips depart twice daily during July and August. See our website for a full schedule. Common species sighted are Humpback, Finback, and Minke whales as well as Atlantic White Sided Dolphins. Our whale watches take us to Jeffreys Ledge off NH and ME, or occasionally to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off MA. The naturalist staff of Granite State Whale Watch is made up of graduate zoologists and biologists who affiliate with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation and other research organizations. Our naturalists enjoy sharing their enthusiasm about whales and other marine life with our passengers, and are available to answer your questions throughout the trip. Sail with the professionals!

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800-964-5545

Beaches & Parks

Rye Harbor State Park
Enjoy the scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Rye Harbor at 63-acre Rye Harbor State Park. Saltwater fishing and picnicking are some of the favorite activities her. Boat charter and whale excursions are available at the Rye Marina (603-964-9008). The park is open May until mid-October; visit online for more information.
Rte 1A
Rye, NH 03070
603-964-9008
www.nhparks.state.nh.us

Odiorne State Park
Boating, fishing, hiking, biking nature walks and cross-country skiing are just a few of the activities available at Odiorne Point Stat Park. With sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, it’s an excellent spot for picnicking. The park has restrooms, a boat launch and interpretive displays. Call for more information.
Rte 1A
Rye, NH 03070
603-436-7406
www.nhparks.state.nh.us

Wallis Sands State Beach
Wallis Sands State Beach offers a sandy beach, oceanfront swimming and great views of the Isles of Shoals. Amenities here include bathhouses, hot and cold showers, lifeguards and a store. The beach is open weekends from mid-May to mid-June and daily from mid-June to Labor Day.
Rte 1A
Rye, NH 03070
603-436-9404
www.nhparks.state.nh.us

Bear Brook State Park
With nearly 10,000 acres, Bear Brook State Park is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. There is plenty to keep you buy, including hiking, snowmobiling, biking, cross-country skiing swimming and fishing. Fort miles of trails lead explorers to seldom-visited bogs, marshes summits and ponds. At Beaver and Catamount ponds, you can rent rowboats and canoes. Across from the fly-fishing haven, Archery Pond, the younger crowd can enjoy a special fishing area. The park also boasts the only two archery ranges in the state.
Off NH Rte 28
Allenstown, NH
603-271-3628
www.nhparks.state.nh.us

Hampton Beach State Park
Hampton Beach State Park offers a variety of year-round recreational opportunities for the entire family. Situated along miles of sandy beach, the park is a great location for fishing, swimming, RV Camping and picnicking. Amenities include a public information center, first-aid, a comfort station and an amphitheater. The park is open on weekends from early May to mid-June, and daily from mid-June to Labor day. Lifeguards: 603-926-2862
Rte 1A
Hampton, NH 03842
603-926-3784
www.nhparks.state.nh.us


Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
315 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

JOIN US FOR FUN. CRUISES FOR EVERYONE. Experience our famous narration and the fascinating sights of: “The legendary” Join us for fun. Cruises for everyone!” Experience our famous narration and the fascinating sights of: The legendary Isles of Shoals and historic Portsmouth Harbor. Stories of ghosts, pirates, buried treasures, lighthouses, and more. Daily sightseeing cruises, light house cruises, dinner cruises, and party ships! Let yourself go, relax and enjoy a truly unique experience on board the MV Thomas Leighton.

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603-431-5500
Al Gauron Whale Watching & Deep Sea Fishing
State Pier, Hampton, NH

Al Gauron Whale Watching offers a half day fishing, All Day Fishing, 2 Hour Night Fishing, Whale Watch or Fireworks Island Cruise. Six passenger private charters available. Come and enjoy the ocean of New Hampshire! Toll Free 800-905-7820 or 603-926-2469.

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603-926-2469

SUP Yoga
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Learn Yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard! Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga. Increase Focus & Concentration. Increase Balance & Core Strength/ Connect with Nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!
Classes are held in Rye and Seabrook NH. Please check our schedule online for available dates and details. Private lessons also available upon request.

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978-361-5394
Boardwalk Inn & Cafe
139 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842

The Boardwalk Cafe offers a full menu daily from 11:00 am. Relax outside on our sidewalk patio or upper deck while sipping a summer cocktail and enjoying our fresh seafood. Then come back later for our late night entertainment. Boardwalk Cafe is popular with locals as well as visitors. providing a unique complement of food and fun along the Hampton Beach boardwalk. We look forward to seeing you during your visit to Hampton Beach

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603-929-7400
Water Country
2300 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Head to Water Country this summer; opening on June 10 through Sept. 4! Both children and adults will have a blast at New England’s largest water park! Spend the day cruising down the Adventure River, surfing the 700,000 gallon Wave Pool, screaming down Geronimo, or dodging water cannons at the Tahiti Tree House. Don’t forget to check out the family rides like Wild Canyon & Thunder Falls and the amazing thrill rides: Dr. Von Dark’s and Dragon’s Den! Your kids will love a birthday party at the park too and parents will love it too-we do all the work and you get the glory! We also offer group rates and virtual discount partnership program. Buy your one day ticket or season passes online now. Visit our website below.
2300 Lafayette Road

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603-427-1111
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York’s Wild Kingdom
1 Animal Park Rd, York, ME 03909

York’s Wild Kingdom, located in York Beach, Maine, has something to offer every member of the family. Each year, more than 200,000 people come to visit their favorite zoo and amusement park in the area. With wild animals from around the world, York’s Wild Kingdom is recognized for its rare species and knowledgeable curators. We offer a variety of family rides, paddle boats, miniature golf course, a petting zoo, scenic picnic grounds, concession stands, two gift shops, and even a Haunted House. Educational learning programs take place throughout the day. Don’t miss our Butterfly Kingdom!

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207-363-4911
207-363-4299
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North Beach Bar & Grill
931 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton, NH

Open Year Round – A favorite local spot steps from North Beach. A Casual beach restaurant & bar, with outdoor seating, provides that opportunity to enjoy the fresh ocean air and the sounds of the ocean. From Seafood to Salad, Burgers to Buffalo Scallops our menu consists of something for everyone. Our food is made with quality and care. Visit our website to view our menu. Open 7 days 11Am – 1AM, Sat & Sun. Serving Breakfast 8AM – 12PM. Live musicians Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Evenings. Come on over to North Beach Bar & Grill and enjoy the open salt air, while enjoying a wonderful meal.

http://www.northbeachbar.com
603-967-4884

Captain’s Cove Adventure Golf
814 Lafayette Road (Rte 1), Hampton, NH 03842

The Best Mini Golf Experience on the Seacoast! Captain’s Cove is mini golf that is fun and challenging, set in a beautifully landscaped nautical theme park. Story book coves, magnificent waterfalls, rushing rivers, marine artifacts and shipwrecks delight all ages.

https://www.smallgolf.com/
603-926-5011
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Hampton Beach Parasail & SUP Rental
1 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842
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Hampton Beach Parasailing Stand-Up Paddleboards & Watersports operates in South Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. We have what it takes to set your minds at ease, gain your trust and confidence that your family is in good hands with us. Since 2003 we have been offering a variety of watersport activities. We are proud to offer safe, reliable, and satisfying experiences to all of our guests.

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603-929-4386
Eastman’s Fishing Fleet
5 River St, Seabrook, NH 03874

Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Private Charters, Whale Watches, Firework Cruises, Educational Cruises, Fishing Cruises. Tuna Striker Bar & Grill features outside ocean-view dining and full service bar.

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603-474-3461

Zapstix
190 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH 03842

Surf & SUP sales and rentals, lessons and camps. Surf lessons are geared towards beginners and intermediate surfers. Offered to children adults. Zapstix Surf Camp is a fun way for the beginner surfer to learn the fundamentals. SUP 1 hour lesson/tour. Call for more information or visit our website.
190 Ocean Boulevard

http://www.zapstixsurf.com
603-474-7873

Stevens Fishing
Hampton Harbor, Hampton, NH

Whether you’re a serious angler looking to bring home a mountain of Haddock fillets, a group of friends seeking the thrill of wrestling in a giant Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, or a family looking to haul some traps and catch your own lobster dinner, we got something for everyone. We want to make your fishing experience as memorable and enjoyable as possible. While we have decades of experience on our side, fishing conditions can vary due to migratory and oceanic differences from season to season across all the species we fish for. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions on what’s biting at the moment as we are more than happy to share our knowledge. Our goal is to find you the most action possible!

 

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603-465-8862

Canobie Lake Park
85 N Policy St, Salem, NH 03079

New England’s premier destination for FAMILY FUN! Enjoy over 85 rides, live shows, games and attractions, including Canobie’s wild coaster, UNTAMED! One low price covers a full day of family fun with reduced evening rates. And parking is always FREE! Bring your family to Canobie… just for fun

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603-893-3506
Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Co
931 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842

Open daily 9 til 9. Surfboards, Stand Up Paddle boards, Wetsuits, Rentals and lessons. Visit one of the largest surf shop on the east coast with over 500 surfboards in stock. Carrying clothing by Quiksilver , Roxy, Billabong and more.. Located on North Beach. Check out or website.

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603-929-7467
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Hampton Airfield
Rte 1, North Hampton, NH 03864
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VIEW HAMPTON BEACH FROM THE BEST ANGLE – HIGH IN THE SKY. Bi-Plane & Helicopter rides. Piper Cub flight school and Loop-T-Scoop Ice Cream Tower. For private pilots, FAA ident 7b3, the runway is 2100 feet, has pilot controlled lighting. Fuel and maintenance available. Located not far from Hampton Beach. Join us on our open deck for breakfast or lunch and watch the planes take-off & land. Children Love It!! See our web site for a photo gallery of early airplanes. Open 7 days a week, 7AM – 2PM.

603-964-1654
Smith & Gilmore Deep Sea Fishing
Hampton Beach Harbour, Hampton, NH,

Deep Sea Fishing and Charter Fishing. Smith & Gilmore fishing pier, family owned and operated since 1929. We offer a variety of deep sea fishing trips and cruises off the seacoast of New Hampshire and into the Gulf of Maine. We fish for cod, haddock, pollock, striped bass, mackerel, and bluefish in season. Smith & Gilmore Captains are licensed by the Coast Guard and our deck crew is trained to serve and drilled in safety procedures. Coupons available on our web site.

http://www.smithandgilmore.com
877-272-4005 or 603-926-3503.
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Rye Airfield Skate & Bike Park
Airfield Drive Airfield Drive, Rye, NH 03870
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Rye Airfield is New England’s premiere skate & bike park. Our year round indoor facility has 50,000 square feet and features everything you’ve dreamed about riding or skating all under one roof. We’ve got our summer Ramp Camp program running all summer as well. We are not just a skate & bike park though, we also offer a full service pro shop that carries a solid selection of bike, skateboard and scooter products from completes that are ready to go, or all the parts you need for a custom built ride.

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603-964-2800
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Casino Mini Golf & Fun Center
Casino Building-Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH 03842

The whole family will love our challenging Mini Golf Course. Come in out of the weather and relax with a round of mini golf or enjoy our family fun center with arcade games and rides for the kiddies.

(603) 929-4653

The Old Salt
490 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH 03842

The Old Salt’s reputation for quality and warmth is the perfect compliment to the Lamie’s Inn tradition of excellence. The Higgins family invites you to dine at the family operated restaurant, enjoy the entertainment available in our comfortable lounge or relax at our seasonal outdoor patio. We look forward to your visit!

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603-926-0330
285 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842
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Established in 1966, Mrs. Mitchell’s Gift Shop is Hampton’s Largest Gift Shop offering a tremendous selection of novelty items, souvenirs, sterling silver jewelry, gift items, apparel and our famous home made fudge.

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603-926-3857
Cascade Waterslide
D Street, Hampton Beach, NH

Only the most daring venture to D Street to get drenched at the tallest, largest ride at Hampton Beach! The Cascade Waterslide towers over everything else, with three swift slides to ride! Two 480-foot open twisting chutes provide a great warm up before you take the plunge into the pools below. Then if you dare, take the Cannon Bowl Ride, a devious drop through the tube of terror into a 20 foot tall bowl that swirls around before another gaping pipe squirts the riders out into the splash pool.
Come extra early or late and save! Special group rates with advance reservations.
Please note: There is a 42- inch height requirement to ride the slides alone. No diapers allowed. The Cascade waterslide will CLOSE during Thunderstorms.

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603-926-4541

Sea Ketch Restaurant
127 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842

The Sea Ketch Restaurant & Outdoor Decks was established in 1973. Over the years the restaurant has evolved to become what it is today. Fresh seafood, choice steaks, hand-made sandwiches, quality salad choices and children’s menus are served daily. Our family-oriented trained staff is here to welcome you and your family. Enjoy your day with Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Listen to live music under the sun or stars while sipping a pina-colada or just having a coffee and dessert.

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603-926-0324
169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, NH

Food, fun, shopping and so much more can be found at the largest venue at Hampton Beach. Located right across from the Sea Shell Stage, the Casino offers great family vacation values for old and young since 1899!
Don’t miss the fun of awesome new games and old favorites. Play the only indoor mini golf course on the beach rain or shine! Try classic skee ball, or ride the shark, try your skill at video games or the shooting gallery, there are hundreds of games to prove you are the greatest player of the hour!
Refresh yourself morning noon or night at any of the great eateries within the Casino! From coffee to candy, quick take out to fine dining, ice cream to fried dough, there is something tasty to tempt you!
The shops in the Casino have something for everyone! From shades to suntan lotion, jewelry to leather, and unique clothing and gifts galore, the Casino is a shopping spree waiting for you when you’re at the beach.

Casino Cascade
Waterslide
Casino Mini Golf
D & D Amusements
Funarama Arcade

603-926-4541

Demeters Steakhouse
3612 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH

Treat yourself to a night on the town!Demeters is a spirited revival of the classic American steakhouse experience in a comfortable, modern atmosphere. We offer a selection of tender USDA prime steak cuts, fresh local seafood and house-made pastas, as well as casual grill fare like flavorful prime burgers, crispy beef spring rolls, spicy chicken wings and much more. The bar features handcrafted cocktails and more than 250 wines by the bottle, with seven HD TVs for every New England sporting event. And with spacious private rooms and patio dining, we are Portsmouth’s ideal destination for large parties and holiday celebrations.

Winner of the Wine Spectator Award for outstanding bottled wine selection.Free, ample parking. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Call us at 603.766.0001 for reservations.

http://www.demeterssteakhouse.com/
603-766-0001

Sagamore Golf Club
101 North Road, North Hampton, NH 03862

Sagamore Golf Club is a pioneers of public golf in New England. The 18-hole layout is carved from 130 picturesque & wooded acres in New Hampshire’s renowned seacoast region. Our season typically runs from Early April through mid-December, weather permitting of course. Our general rule of thumb… if the greens are clear of snow and ground conditions are favorable, we will be open for play. Practice & Putting Green, Clubhouse and Proshop, GHIN/USGA Handicap Service. We do offer a limited number of full club sets for vacationers & travelers to rent.

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603-964-5341
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The Breakers at the Ashworth Hotel
259 Ocean Blvd.,
Hampton, NH

Enjoy ocean side dining at Breakers Restaurant, open for lunch and dinner daily. With a refined yet casual, pub-style atmosphere, Breakers is a favorite among hotel guests and Hampton Beach locals alike. Sample our award-winning Clam Chowder, try one of our seafood specialties, or order up a zesty specialty pizza. Cap the night off with a specialty drink in Breakers bar or dance the night away with our DJ or Live Band. Open seven days a week. Enjoy Happy Hour every Sunday-Thursday 4pm-6pm.

800-345-6736

Ron’s Landing
379 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842

Ron’s Landing is a restored 1920’s home. This elegant, two story restaurant features spectacular oceanfront dining. We specialize in fresh seafood, but offer a variety of steaks, chicken, veal and pasta. In addition to an exciting bill of fare, Ron’s Landing offers an extensive award winning wine list and full service lounge.The second floor lounge and dining area can accommodate up to one hundred guests. The downstairs dining offers a more private setting. No matter where you choose to sit, we are dedicated to providing a relaxing dining experience in a elegant atmosphere that you will always remember

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603-929-2122
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