Downtown Manchester (photo courtesy of the New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism)
Photo, courtesy of the New Hampshire Department of Travel and Tourism


Saint Anselm College is located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the largest city in the state. The Queen City is a dynamic and growing spot, combining exciting urban opportunities with nearby natural splendor. When not on campus, Saint Anselm students often find a second home in nearby Manchester where they can explore local restaurants, shops, and social centers, have a night on the town with friends, go to the movies, catch a concert or game, and more. Check out a few of the opportunities available in our backyard:

Bedford Village Inn


There are plenty of hotel accommodations conveniently located nearby Saint Anselm College. The following hotels offer preferred rates. Please call and mention Saint Anselm College to book your stay.

Downtown Eats


Saint Anselm College is ranked 15th in the nation for its food! We hope you'll stick around and catch a bite to eat on campus.

The Manchester area - as well as its surrounding towns - also offer a wide variety of dining experiences. Looking for a recommendation? Ask any Anselmian community and they will certainly share their favorite spot!

White Mountains (Photo, courtesy of the New Hampshire Department of Travel & Tourism)

Explore New Hampshire

New Hampshire is home to gorgeous views and plenty of activities. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Ski, snowboard, or hike your way through the White Mountains
  • During the winter, check out the Ice Castles in Woodstock
  • Head to the seacoast for fun in Portsmouth and Hampton Beach
  • Spend some time at Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Shop 'til you drop at the outlets in Merrimack, Tilton, or North Conway
  • Visit the state house in Concord and walk around their downtown area

Explore New England

Saint Anselm College's location makes it easy to visit all different parts of New England. The following areas are all within 1-3 hours from campus:

  • Boston, MA
  • Providence, RI
  • Hartford, CT
  • Portland, ME
  • Burlington, VT