North Conway, New Hampshire is the most ideal setting for families of all shapes and sizes. Situated in the heart of the White Mountains, it offers something for everyone (and every season), from skiing and tubing to water slides, theme parks, and antique train rides. For a truly immersive experience, stay in a Cave, Tree House or Dragon’s Lair at Adventure Suites, conveniently located on North Conway’s Main strip.
Named one of the top 10 theme hotels in the world, Adventure Suites is New England’s answer to Disney and our favorite place to stay with our four-year-old. Suites are perfect for families of three or more, and no surface is left without a theme. In our cave experience, we lit the fireplace, turned up the surround sound, and enjoyed every bat, bone, and artifact inviting us to explore the most primitive times.
Drive five minutes north to visit Storyland or five minutes south for a historic train on the Conway Scenic Railroad. Shop the local outlets, visit the Children’s Museum, grab a hot meal at the Muddy Moose and maybe even see an actual moose exploring the scenery on the Kancamagus Highway. If you have more time, bundle up and explore the beautiful castles, caves, and slides at Ice Castles in Lincoln, just one hour west of Conway.
When the day is done, you can head back to your themed suite to roast marshmallows and eat s’mores under the stars, grab one of the hundreds of free DVDs from the hotel lobby or simply rest your bones in the family-friendly in-suite hot tub. Hot cocoa optional! — Jennifer Valentino, Kiddo & Soul