Hampton (New Hampshire)
Hampton is a city in New Hampshire along the coast. It includes the small village of Hampton Beach, a popular tourist spot.
[Edit this travel guide] Getting There
[Edit this travel guide] By plane
- Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH, , .
- Pease International Tradeport, 36 Airline Av., Portsmouth, NH, . Served only by two airlines: Allegiant Air, Phone: 1-800-432-3810, ; or Pan Am Clipper Connection, Phone: 1-800-359-7262, .
- Portland International Jetport, Portland, ME, .
- Logan International Airport, Boston, MA, .
Some commercial flights are available into Pease, but Hampton is primarily accessible by flights into Manchester and Portland, both an hour by car, or Boston, roughly an hour and a half car ride in good traffic.
[Edit this travel guide] By car
From Boston: I-95 North to New Hampshire Exit 1 for Route 107 towards US-1/Seabrook. Route 107 to a left onto US-1 North/Lafayette Road.Take the Hampton Beach exit off US-1, and merge onto Route 101 East. Turn right onto Route 1A South/Ocean Boulevard.
From the north, take I-95 South to New Hampshire Exit 2, Route 101 towards Exeter/Hampton Beach. Merge onto Route 101 East on the left. Turn right onto Route 1A South/Ocean Boulevard.
[Edit this travel guide] Getting Around
- Ocean Boulevard is the main street in Hampton Beach, along the main beach area and shops.
[Edit this travel guide] Sightseeing
- Tuck Museum, 40 Park Avenue, Phone: +1 603 929-0781, . Year round Su,W,F 1PM-4PM.
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- Hampton Beach State Park, Route 1A, Phone: +1 603 926-3784, . No pets. Swimming, fishing, picnicking, and RV camping with full hook-ups. Day use $10 per car, RVs $14.
- Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Boulevard. Phone: +1 603 929-4100, . Concerts and shows.
- Al Gauron Whale Watching, State Pier, Phone: +1 603 926-2469, .
- Hampton Harbor Cruises, Phone: +1 603 929-9777, Email: email@example.com, .
- Seacoast Kayak, Ocean Boulevard, Phone: +1 603 474-1025.
[Edit this travel guide] Festivals
- Master Sand Sculpting Competition, Mid to late June. Ten days of professional invitation-only sand sculpture. Even with lights at night!
- Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, . Early September (8th-10th in 2006). Over 150,000 turn out for great food, arts and crafts, end of season sales, a kiddie land, two stages of continuous entertainment with over 15 bands and orchestras. In 2006 the U.S. Air Force Band Afterburner will perform an inspiring patriotic medley leading up to a fireworks display on Saturday, September 9th; and a sky diving show on Sunday, September 10th.
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[Edit this travel guide] Where To Eat
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[Edit this travel guide] Accommodation
The Harris Sea Ranch is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Hampton Beach, NH, on the boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and within walking distance to all of Hampton Beach's attractions and activities. Harris Sea Ranch For reservations please call 603-926-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
[Edit this travel guide] Campgrounds
- Hampton Beach State Park RV Campground, Route 1A south of the main part of Hampton Beach, Phone: 603-926-8990, Res: 603-271-3628, . May-October. Has 28 sites and store right on the coast. No pets. $42-$47.
- Salisbury Beach, MA, Route 1A just a few miles south of Hampton Beach, . The state park in Salisbury is open during the summer. It offers camping (484 sites) and beach access.
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