By Summer Brons
Concord
New Hampshire
Photo gallery
The scenic city of Concord is far more than just the capital of New Hampshire. With a diverse array of historic attractions and modern day activities, Concord has something to offer each traveler. EscapeWizard.com would love to help you plan your next trip to this exciting New England city!

Concord's nearest major airport is Manchester Municipal Airport (MHT), located approximately 20 miles from the city. EscapeWizard.com will gladly search for the lowest fare available for your flight; just click (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to begin. I-93 also runs through Concord, making the city easily accessible whether by plane or car. Then when booking your hotel, just click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Thanks to a variety of tourism destinations, you'll have no trouble finding something fun to get into once you arrive in Concord. EscapeWizard.com recommends enjoying some of the historic sites to get a feel for the city's past. A stroll down Main Street will reveal many historical landmarks, including houses still standing from the early 1800s. The New Hampshire State House is also found along Main Street, and is open to the public. The State House was declared ready for use in 1819 and is still in use today, with some remodeling and additions added in 1866 and 1910. The Museum of New Hampshire History is perhaps the best way to learn about the Granite State, and Concord is home to what is the state's only history museum.

Concord has a strong cultural scene, and offers a variety of art exhibits and performance theaters for your enjoyment. The Capitol Center for the Arts, East Concord Community Center, and Concord City Auditorium often host concerts, plays, and workshops. Music is also a powerful scene in Concord, thanks to the Granite State Symphony calling the city home.

For something a little different, EscapeWizard.com suggests a visit to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The only super speedway in New England hosts NASCAR, CART IndyCar, and AMA motorcycle racing competitions, and is just 10 miles from Concord. Another unique activity includes experiencing the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, a science center and planetarium with interactive exhibits about astronomy, space, and aviation.

If you're craving outdoor activity, EscapeWizard.com encourages you to enjoy some of Concord's many hiking trails, or perhaps go play a round of 18 holes at Beaver Meadow Golf Course. This is the oldest golf course in the state and sits in the northern part of Concord. The city is also located just about an hour from the New Hampshire coast, which means scenic beaches are just a short drive away, creating the perfect way to spend an afternoon in the warmer months. Also, Sunapee Lake is a short drive from the city and offers scenic views and a sense of relaxation. On the contrary, Concord generally experiences cold, snowy winters; so if you enjoy an authentic change of seasons the city is a perfect place for you no matter what time of year.

With a rich history and a multitude of attractions, Concord is sure to charm any visitor. EscapeWizard.com is confident you'll enjoy your time spent in New England, and would love to help you plan your next trip to the Granite State!