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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. ”
11 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“New Hampshire's Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Home to The Manchester Monarchs, of the ECHL.”
10 locals recommend
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.”
7 locals recommend
Lake
“Local park at the Manchester City Watershed. Facilities for picnicking, miles of trails and a great place to see local nature. See the endangered and protected Lady Slipper Flower in the spring, Foliage, in the fall and use the snow mobile trails in the winter.”
7 locals recommend
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.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Local one mile trail around a pond with public facilities and things for the kids to play. ”
9 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of New Hampshire largest shopping malls. Many types of stores and restaurants. Come shop in our tax free state of New Hampshire!”
6 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Rollicking, offbeat watering hole with a huge craft-beer selection, hearty pub eats & live music.”
6 locals recommend
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.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Rated one of the best places to dine out in the Bedford area. Be sure to make a reservation as it is always full.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Mudslides and chicken tenders around! My favorite is the Rosalita Mudslide (has a little Chambord in it and tastes like Raspberry). I prefer the broiled chicken tenders over the fried ones; so delicious!!!”
5 locals recommend
Diner
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“Compact, old-fashioned 24-hour diner serving up American chow such as all-day breakfasts since 1922.”
5 locals recommend
Cafe
4 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“High-end hideaway for steaks, seafood & diverse wines in an elegant backdrop with a clubby bar.”
4 locals recommend
Café
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“Breakfast, sandwiches & other light, daytime fare served in a welcoming, low-key coffeehouse.”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Great overview of the city landscape. Rated 4.5 stars from local residents.”
4 locals recommend