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If there is one thing that keeps tourists booking flights to New Hampshire every year, it’s the state’s no-frills attitude. As stated simply in New Hampshire's state motto: Live Free or Die. 

Alongside pickup trucks and hunting racks, visitors to New Hampshire will also find beautiful beaches and scenic mountains. Travelers booking New Hampshire flights and accommodations during the summer months will find solace in quiet bike rides, rugged nature hikes and canoe trips down calm lakes and rivers. New Hampshire bed and breakfasts are the epitome of New England country comforts. Before boarding your New Hampshire flight back home, take a trip to America's Stonehenge in Salem and view the 4,000-year-old stone constructed site.

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, book a flight to New Hampshire and spend a day or two exploring Boston – just an hour south of the peaceful mountains and lakes.

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New Hampshire climate

Typical of New England, New Hampshire has long and cold winters, short springs, mild summers, and beautiful falls. Winter starts in November and lasts through March. In January the temperature can range from the low single digits to nearly 30 degrees (F). Snow is everywhere, but mostly in the White Mountains. Winter, however, is the best time to find cheap flights to New Hampshire. Spring warms up to the 50s and 60s, with an occasional snowstorm. June to August is summer, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s inland while the coast stays a bit cooler. Fall is beautiful with the leaves changing color. The colors start to change in the higher elevations in mid-September and the colors last through the end of October at the coast.

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Peak Season:

Summer is the peak tourist season as visitors take to the New Hampshire beaches, lakes, and mountains. Book New Hampshire flights and hotel rooms early as places tend to fill up fast and prices increase during the summer. Winter is a close second from November through March, creating a play land for snow enthusiasts. Fall is also busy with the leaf peepers coming to see the foliage.

Off Season:

Spring weather can be unpredictable and the black flies in late May can deter visitors, but the flowers are starting to bloom and bed-and-breakfasts often offer off-season rates. Late spring also brings daredevil skiers to Tuckerman Ravine.

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Getting around New Hampshire

The best way to get around New Hampshire is by car. The scenery is beautiful throughout the state, and most of the tourist towns are too inviting not to get out and walk around to see the shops. Major highways run north-south through the state. Secondary and tertiary roads take you across the state — over the mountains and through gaps — and require a good map.

Pay heed to moose crossing signs. Collisions between moose and cars are becoming more common. Moose eyes do not reflect in a car’s headlights, which makes moose very difficult to see at night, and they can cause considerable damage to a car.

Road biking is also a popular way to see New Hampshire. There is limited bus and train service in the state.

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  • Visit Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park theme park. Its calendar of events is chock-full of happy occasions including Yogi’s Yuletide Christmas, held in July, and a delicious-sounding Chocolatemania weekend in August.  
  • Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeast, provides a winter wonderland for skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, ice fishing and sleigh rides. Getting to the top by Cog Railway takes three hours. The train climbs nearly 6,288 feet to the summit of the mountain. Driving to the top is dependant on the weather, but the roads are clear until mid-October. Mount Washington State Park covers 59 acres at the top and is surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest (750,000 acres). On a clear day you can see to Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Quebec, and on to the Atlantic Ocean. Peaks of the Presidential Range of mountains in the White Mountains are named for prominent Americans, either public figures of the 18th and 19th centuries or Presidents.
  • The Ashuelot bridge is considered to be one of the state’s most elaborate covered bridges, while West Swanzey Bridge is considered the one of the most beautiful.
  • The Isles of Shoals are a group of nine small islands situated about 10 miles off the coast and straddling New Hampshire and Maine. Star Island, the second biggest (after Appledore Island) is served by boat from the mainland and is open to visitors. The Rutledge Marine Lab is open daily. Smuttynose Island is the third biggest and is where Blackbeard, the famous pirate, honeymooned with his fifteenth wife. Her ghost is said to haunt the island’s shores and Blackbeard’s buried treasure has yet to be discovered too.
  • Poet Robert Frost’s summer home is in Franconia Notch, on the western side of the Presidential Range. Each year a promising poet is offered a summer residence.

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