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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“The Mount Washington Cog Railway is a narrated 3-Hour-Round Trip train ride to the summit of Mount Washington on a historic and awe-inspiring railway. Averaging around 1 hour each way, you have 60 minutes to explore and take in the Summit of Mount Washington, including the Sherman Adams Visitor Center.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Mountain
“Take a day trip to Mount Washington and drive to the summit or, for serious hikers, hike up the mountain. There is also a Cog Railway to bring you to the top and a gift shop and dining once you get there.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Highest Point in New England, scenic drive with breath taking views of fall foliage for our September guests. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Serene, 64-foot high waterfall on the Ellis River in White Mountain National Forest”
  • 11 locals recommend
Route
“Ride the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway up the side of Mount Washington to its dramatic summit and views.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Ski Lodge
“Knowledgeable staff can help you plan your hiking trips and give you tips on weather patterns. This is the best way to start a hike up Mt. Washington! They have a store too, with hiking clothes and gear (at reasonable prices, surprisingly!), natural history books, trail mix, posters, stickers and patches. They also serve a breakfast buffet, lunch sandwiches/soup/chili and home-cooked dinner every day (always something vegetarian and usually some gluten-free options). Tasty!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“"Worlds worst weather" but its a great hike or take the cogway. Summer the weather is usually nice and you get amazing views! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Park and walk all the way to Tuckerman, or just a short way in to Crystal Cascades waterfall.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Drive up Mount Washington and enjoy the most amazing views in the North East”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“I grew up in New England and always thought a car ride to the top of a mountain would be cheesey .... BOY was I wrong this trip was awe inspiring. You're given a dvd on the way up, it was just like having your own personal tour guide sitting in the car with you. Save time to visit the Mt. Washington Observatory at the top. Check out the fun interactive exhibitions. This one is a MUST.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“This resort sits across the way from the Mount Washington Hotel. The alpine ski trails offer stunning views of the Presidential Range. The nordic center has an extensive array of trails that are groomed for both classical and skate skiing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Tuckerman Ravine is one of the most popular hiking spots in the Valley. The views are spectacular. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Mt Washington is the tallest mountain in the northeast and a popular tourist attraction in New Hampshire. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“"presidential" traverse requires a participant to cross over the summits of peaks named after U.S. presidents.”
  • 1 local recommends