Concord travel guide

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You're Going to Love Concord

New Hampshire's state capital, Concord is an elegant city that offers fine food, cultural attractions, and is the gateway to the stunning scenery of the White Mountains. Few destinations in the lower fifty offer such easy access to hiking, skiing, and climbing country.

But the city itself has plenty to offer vacationers. There's the history and grandeur of the State House, numerous vibrant theaters, and even the homes of presidents to discover, along with delicious regional produce, museums, craft beer, and a warm welcome.

It's also a city of festivals. From the Granite State Music Festival to the shopping heaven that is Market Days Festival in June, Concord hosts event after event, and there's always something to enjoy.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Concord

When to Visit Concord

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If you want to do some serious leaf watching, head to Concord from late October onwards (November to be sure). Hikers and climbers flock to the White Mountains when the snows thaw around early April, while skiing is a big draw from December through March. The best of the town's festivals are in June, while September is another highlight, thanks to the State Fair in Hopkinton.

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Where to Stay in Concord

Concord has some excellent city center hotels and charming B&Bs in its suburbs. Some of the best downtown options include the Holiday Inn Concord Downtown and the Fairfield Inn, which is very handy for I-93. If you are looking for a B&B style lodging, the Old Story Farm in Hopkinton is a great option, while the Centennial Hotel is a good upscale option just to the west of the city center.

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How to Get Around Concord

The Cost of Living in Concord

Shopping Streets

The best place to head in Concord for some serious shopping is probably Downtown, which is full of independent stores like Bravo Boutique, Capitol Craftsman, and Little River Oriental Rugs. It's a great area to window shop on a sunny afternoon. But if the weather turns rainy, you can always pop into malls like Steeplegate Mall on the road to Loudon. There are plenty of great shopping opportunities, with an added bonus: Concord has no sales tax, making everything extra affordable.

Groceries and Other

If you need to shop for groceries, the best places to go are supermarkets like Market Basket, Shaw's, and Hannaford, all of which have deli counters, fresh fruit sections, and all the essentials you could need. Prices are usually reasonable, with a gallon of milk costing around $3.50.

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Where to Eat in Concord

Every evening of your vacation in Concord could feature a new gourmet dining option. There are high-quality gastropubs like the Barley House, reliable chains like Common Man Restaurant and Beefside, which specializes in surf and turf meals. If you fancy something fiery, El Rodeo is a great Mexican joint, while Angelina's is the finest Italian in town. Meals won't be too expensive. Expect the check to come to $15-25 with a couple of courses included.