I took my drink and my husband’s hand, and walked out onto the veranda of the White Mountain Hotel and Resort in North Conway. As we stepped onto the porch, a hang glider dropped in front of us, zipping across our mountain view before landing on the lawn.
“Couldn’t have timed that better,” my husband said.
Although we were less than two hours away from our home in New Hampshire, we felt like we were on vacation. New Hampshire’s mountain air and clear lakes can have that effect, whether you call the Granite State home or are visiting from another state.
From the rocky seacoast to the vast forests of the North Country, here are 8 of the best weekend getaways in New Hampshire, for locals and tourists alike.