There's something for everyone to enjoy in New Hampshire. For those who seek a way to kick-start an adrenaline rush, you can find somewhere to zip-line from tree to tree, climb mountains, surf in doors or go scuba diving. For those looking for less active experiences, you can enjoy an old-fashioned railroad experience like in your favorite old movies or visit Santa Claus in his village. Your New Hampshire car rental could lead you to all of the following new experiences, and then some.
Mount Washington, located just 25 minutes north of North Conway, offers absolutely breathtaking views no matter the time of year. During the colder months, guests are able to take Snowcoach tours to look at the bluest of skies with a snowy backdrop at a height of 4300 feet above sea level. Once the warmer weather breaks, guests are welcome to either go on a guided tour or drive themselves along the mountainside roads, which is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Taking advantage of the guided tours gives you access to years' worth of stories and history from experienced tour guides as well as some of the best photo opportunities you can find anywhere. Mount Washington is open to special events for the public year round, including days where only motorcycles are allowed to "ride to the sky."
Before highways and airlines existed and cars were used for cross-country road trips, the main mode of transportation for many Americans was the railroad. If you ever wanted to experience what these travelers did on a regular basis, you're in luck. The Conway Scenic Railroad is all about providing guests with an experience similar to those of Americans in the founding days of the country. Since opening 41 years ago, the tourist railroad service has grown to offer a variety of railroad tours. If you choose the Valley Train option, you'll spend between one to two hours per trip riding across the Northeastern American landscape - complete with dining car!