New Hampshire, a U.S. state in New England, is defined by its quaint towns and large expanses of wilderness. In the north, White Mountain National Forest is known for winter sports areas and Mt. Washington, the region’s highest peak, with a cog railway to its summit. Also in the White Mountains are moose, black bears and part of the Appalachian Trail
In the 21st century, New Hampshire is among the wealthiest states in the U.S., with the seventh highest median household income and some of the lowest rates of poverty, unemployment, and crime. It is one of only nine states without an income tax, and has no taxes on sales, capital gains, or inheritance; consequently, its overall tax burden is the lowest in the U.S. after Florida. New Hampshire ranks among the top ten states in metrics such as governance, healthcare, socioeconomic opportunity, and fiscal stability.
With its mountainous and heavily forested terrain, New Hampshire has a growing tourism sector centered on outdoor recreation. It has some of the highest ski mountains on the East Coast and is a major destination for winter sports; Mount Monadnock is among the most climbed mountains in the U.S.
Capital: Concord, NH
Population: 1,377,529 (2020)
Official Website: https://www.nh.gov/
Tourism website: https://www.visitnh.gov/
Tourist Attractions for New Hampshire:
From its 18 miles of seacoast – the shortest of any coastal state in the US – to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak, New Hampshire packs plenty of variety into an easy-to-reach area. Along with the many places to visit, New Hampshire’s natural attractions offer plenty of things to do in the great outdoors, many of them free.
Whether it’s challenging hikes, sailing, foliage viewing in the fall, tax-free shopping, skiing in the winter, covered bridges, or colonial history, you’ll find it – and plenty more – in New Hampshire. To be sure of seeing the highlights of this small but varied state, use our handy list of the top attractions in New Hampshire.
- Mt. Washington Cog Railway
- The Flume Gorge and Franconia Notch
- Mt. Washington Auto Road
- Kancamagus Highway and White Mountain National Forest
- Strawberry Banke
- Conway Scenic Railroad
- Market Square and Portsmouth’s Historic House
- Hampton Beach
- Mt. Monadnock
- North Conway and Mt. Washington Valley Ski Resorts
- Story Land
- Clark’s Bears
- Currier Museum of Art and Zimmerman House
- Lake Winnipesaukee
- Fall Foliage Drives
- Polar Caves Park
- Santa’s Village
- Lost River Gorge
- Isles of Shoals Cruises
- Woodman Institute and Garrison House