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Things to do in Dover

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.
University
“UNH is a nice place to walk around. It's much emptier in the summer, but you can visit all the local coffee shops and restaurants that are popular among the students”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Kids have lots of fun here. There is an awesome playground out back with a splashpad (Henry Law Park). Parking is a couple of bucks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food, craft beers brewed in house. Great staff and the location is right across the street!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The whole world has passed through their doors in search of an inexpensive and fast lobster/seafood dinner”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Beautiful place to take the dog for a walk and enjoy the trails and views of the Piscataqua River!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Restaurant and pub (and b&b) in an old tavern. Nice terrace to enjoy warm Spring/Summer evening.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Beautiful farm and food market with local veggies and other goodness. Plus, excellent place to shop for local meat.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Good picnic spot, with views of the Pisquataqua River and Great Bay. Plus you can take a walk across the old bridge (now for pedestrians and bikers only) between Newington and Dover. There are bathrooms and play equipment for kids. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
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“One of our favorite local coffeehouses! Great locally made scones and muffins, family-friendly, hipster vibe, delicious almond-milk lattes! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little gem of a restaurant. Live entertainment most nights of the week. Tuesday nights ya gotta go hear the "Soggy Po' Boys" trad jazz band!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Flight Cafe is the place to go for some coffee and to find where the locals hang out. They have open mic nights and art shows regularly, plus a large collection of board games for guests. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“More fun trails. Some in woods, others in fields. Lovely brooks, hills and variable terrain. Lots of different access points and parking approaches in and around campus.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sports bar with hearty traditional fare like nachos, buffalo chicken fingers, and big salads. Lots of TVs to catch the game. The place to head for a lively crowd after an event at the campus.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great food, craft beers brewed in house. Great staff and the location is right across the street!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The whole world has passed through their doors in search of an inexpensive and fast lobster/seafood dinner”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Restaurant and pub (and b&b) in an old tavern. Nice terrace to enjoy warm Spring/Summer evening.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little gem of a restaurant. Live entertainment most nights of the week. Tuesday nights ya gotta go hear the "Soggy Po' Boys" trad jazz band!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This best of NH family owned and operated breakfast and lunch spot has been a staple in town for the past 20 years. ..."highly dedicated to increased sustainability, recognizing that we all have a responsibility to preserve our natural resources, environment, and to support our local economy and community." -walking distance.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Sports bar with hearty traditional fare like nachos, buffalo chicken fingers, and big salads. Lots of TVs to catch the game. The place to head for a lively crowd after an event at the campus.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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