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Best things to do in Manchester

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“Love Art? This is the place to go. Next best place would be Boston, one hour away. ”
11local recommendations
Hockey Arena
“New Hampshire's Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Home to The Manchester Monarchs, of the ECHL.”
10local recommendations
Performing Arts Venue
“Stage production venue at 76-96 Hanover Street built in 1914, the theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Athens Building.”
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Bistro
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“A cafe that focuses on locally sourced ingredients. The daily specials are just that - daily - they're created each morning when the chefs find out what's fresh that day. Besides tasty food and coffee, their cocktail menu is creative and delicious.”
8local recommendations
Beer Garden
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“Rollicking, offbeat watering hole with a huge craft-beer selection, hearty pub eats & live music.”
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Shopping Centre
“One of New Hampshire largest shopping malls. Many types of stores and restaurants. Come shop in our tax free state of New Hampshire!”
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Park
“Baseball diamond. Two playgrounds. Soccer field. Running track. Picnic shelter. It is adjacent to Dorr’s Pond that includes a circular walking trail, and where you can fish in the warmer seasons and ice skate in the winter months. Livingston Park also has a newly constructed swimming pool complete with water features and slide.”
8local recommendations
Baseball Stadium
“Northeast Delta Dental Stadium is the home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Perched on the shore of the Merrimack River in the heart of downtown Manchester, the ballpark serves as a home base for 70 Fisher Cats home games and countless events of all kinds each year. Scores of future Major League Baseball players have taken the field at the stadium, including over 100 former Fisher Cats who went on to play at the highest level.”
5local recommendations
Restaurant
“Manchester Staple Best chicken tenders you will ever have, they invented them!! Mudslides, local place that has been here forever!”
4local recommendations
Lake
“Lake Massabesic watershed is one of the most beautiful areas in southern New Hampshire. Deer, raccoon, fox, loons, hawks, and many other species of wildlife are part of this watershed. Game fish include large and small mouth bass, white and yellow perch, and the lake is periodically stocked with trout by the N.H. Department of Fish and Game.”
6local recommendations
Roadhouse
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“Compact, old-fashioned 24-hour diner serving up American chow such as all-day breakfasts since 1922.”
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Restaurant
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“By far my favorite spot and only 13 mins away! Stop in for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. You will need a reservation if you go Friday - Sunday. Sunday night they have live music. In the nice weather, the terrace is open for some wonderful meals outside!”
6local recommendations
Steakhouse
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“High-end hideaway for steaks, seafood & diverse wines in an elegant backdrop with a clubby bar.”
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Café
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“Breakfast, sandwiches & other light, daytime fare served in a welcoming, low-key coffeehouse.”
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Café
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Bar
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“A small little Bistro in downtown Manchester. Known for their Sushi, steaks, salads. Excellent food!”
6local recommendations