Manchester has often been named one of the most livable cities in America. If you are just arriving for a visit, you are definitely going to want to rent a car to ensure you experience everything this historic New England town has to offer. Pick up your car right from the airport and start your New Hampshire travels in ease.
The Manchester area has long been a centre for settlement and trade, first being incorporated in 1751. As a center for industry in the burgeoning New World, Manchester’s current architecture, attractions, and city vibe mixes old with new, history with contemporary, and arts with culture. Home to several higher learning institutions, Manchester is an impressively young city, with a median age of only 36. With this youthful atmosphere, Manchester has so many things to do and places to see you may need to extend your trip.
Start your visit in downtown Manchester Millyard district, a recognized historic neighborhood mainly housed in converted and revitalized mill buildings. Shopping and dining opportunities are aplenty in Millyard, serving the visitor and the local alike. Downtown is also the epicenter for entertainment: from food and music festivals, to street buskers, and even afternoon AA baseball games with the town’s pride, The Fisher Cats.
But Manchester is not just about city living. Just north of town dust off those skis and hit the slopes at MacIntyre Ski Area. In case you are not a skier, why not try tubing? During the summer, hit the links with either your clubs or your discs. The Hollow Disc Golf Course was designed by a World Champion and is great for all skill levels. For more traditional golfing, head to the Derryfield Country club, a public course that has been around since 1932. If you are just looking for a quiet day in the park, Manchester has that in spades. With over 30 city parks and miles of walking trails, the Manchester area is yours to explore. If you want to stay close to this outdoor fun, you can stay in a hotel near Manchester State Park.
Once you have experienced the city, look just beyond and fill up your tank to take in the rest of the region. With the Atlantic Ocean a mere hour drive away, and the White Mountains and Lakes Region an easy 90 minutes down the road, the city of Manchester is a great base for day trips that turn into true adventures in the heart of New England.
To make the most out of your time in New Hampshire, pre-book your rental car at Manchester Airport and be on your way with Orbitz. Our affordably priced fleet of high quality, safety guaranteed vehicles will have you on the go whether you are in town for a convention, a family vacation, or to catch the latest at the Jazz Festival.