Sand, Surf, and Seafood
The sandy beaches, tide pools, and scenic cliffs of Maine and New Hampshire’s coast are within an easy drive. Hampton Beach, Rye Beach, Wallis Sands, Odiorne Point, and Ogunquit are a few of the best spots. You can even go whale-watching in Portsmouth!
The White Mountains inspire poets, painters, and outdoor sports enthusiasts. Hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, and skiers find lots to do.
Pack a picnic and bring a camera. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services includes 959 lakes in its official list of public waters. Winnipesaukee, Newfound, Squam, and Sunapee are the largest—and the loons love them.
Tax-free New Hampshire’s malls, specialty shops, and boutiques are a big attraction for bargain hunters.
Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and More
The homes of Boston’s professional sports teams are only an hour away. Closer to campus, you can see Manchester’s minor league Fisher Cats baseball team or the Manchester Monarchs hockey team.