Things to do in & around North Conway NH ~ Summer Edition

We love New Hampshire!  I mean LOVE!  It can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to get to destinations in NH from our house, which makes it a great weekend, long weekend or week long trip.  It has something for everyone and every season!  Our favorites are summer, fall and winter.  Spring can be a little wet and muddy due to the snow melt…  Within NH we have a favorite spot…North Conway and the surrounding area!  Love, Love!  There is just so much to do around there and all year round too!  North Conway is about 3 hours and 45 minutes away from us, still doable for a weekend, but we really like to go for a long weekend (3 days)!

So what makes it so great?  Here is what we like to do in the SUMMER, plus where we like to stay & eat!


  • Storyland
  • Attitash ~ Alpine Slide, Mountain Coaster, EuroBungy Trampoline, Horseback Riding and more…
  • Loon ~ Hiking with Caves, Gondola Ride, EuroBungy Trampoline and more…
  • River tubing on the Saco River
  • Lower Falls on the Kancamagus Highway (Free)
  • Drive to the top of Mount Washington
  • Drive to the top of Cathedral Ledge (Free)
  • Hiking (Free)
  • Village green and playground in the center of North Conway (Free)
  • Conway Scenic Railroad ~ Scenic summer views, everything is green and growing…
  • Shopping :)



  • White Mountain Hotel ~ year round, views of Cathedral Ledge, great Sunday Brunch & Friday Seafood Buffet.  The food is excellent in the restaurant, pub & room service.  We usually get a suite for the space, price is very reasonable.
  • Mount Washington Hotel ~ year round, views of Bretton Woods and Mount Washington.  Full service Omni Hotel & Resort.  Golf in summer, fall and spring.  X Country skiing and horse drawn sleigh rides in winter.
  • Glen Ellis Family Campground ~ This is where we stayed most recently and we loved it!  I posted pictures of the campground in my Wordless Wednesday ~ Camping Edition.  The campground is open from Memorial Day Weekend through the week after Columbus Day Weekend.
  • Red Jacket Inn ~  this has an indoor water park and is in the center of North Conway.  The kids love the waterpark & so do the adults!  The Red Jacket has a restaurant which makes for easy dinning, including a great Sunday brunch!


Where to Eat

  • The Moat Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery, lunch & dinner
  • The Woodstock Brewery, lunch & dinner
  • The Muddy Moose, lunch & dinner
  • Stonehurst Manor, breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Margarita Grill, lunch & dinner
  • Hoursefeathers Restaurant, lunch & dinner  Ice Cream shop too!
  • Red Fox Bar & Grille, lunch & dinner
  • Priscilla’s, breakfast & lunch
  • Sunday Brunch at the White Mountain Hotel
  • Sunset Shack, breakfast & lunch  (BEST breakfast)


Here are the Fall & Winter posts!  Hope this series gave you a little idea of what we love about this area in NH.  I would love to know where you go on vacation or for quick getaways & why, leave me a comment to let me know!