New Hampshire Car Hire - Did You Know?
- New Hampshire is home to the eastern coast’s highest mountain, Mount Washington
- Wind speeds on Mount Washington are the highest recorded on earth at over 230mph.
- New Hampshire is part of the beautiful region called New England
- Many of the place names are named after counterparts in the UK such as Manchester, Portsmouth, Dover and Dartmouth
- The Appalachian Walking Trail passes through the state
New Hampshire Mini Guide
What’s the Best way to get to New Hampshire?
Travellers from outside the country will find it very difficult to fly into the state with no international flights into New Hampshire. The best alternatives are to fly into Baltimore
, Chicago or even Orlando
and catch a budget connection with Southwest into Manchester. Once at Manchester, most travellers opt to hire a car from the airport as public transport in the state is patchy. Another idea is to catch an international flight to Boston
and hire a car from the airport to drive into New Hampshire.
What can I do or see in New Hampshire?
New Hampshire is proud of its natural beauty and whatever time of year there’s always a stunning panorama to be seen. The state joins the rest of New England in having a riot of autumn colours in the trees and a drive along some of the best routes is stunning in October.
Many of the cities such as Portsmouth and Manchester have strong historical legacies as they were some of the earliest settlements in the colonies. Manchester, like its UK counterpart, was a thriving mill city until cheap foreign imports shut down the mills. It has now been revitalised with new industries and smart conversions of the old mills into luxury living and excellent shopping.
Portsmouth is another historic city on New Hampshire’s coast and whilst not having its counterpart’s links with the navy, it was and is still an important coastal city.