The South Central/Merrimack Region is home to the vibrant cities of Concord, Manchester and Nashua. Campgrounds are nestled along scenic byways, yet just a short distance from museums, fine dining, theater, attractions and shopping.
The capital city of Concord has the nation’s oldest State House and many historical and cultural attractions. Manchester is an historic textile-mill city located on the Merrimack River, now with high-tech businesses, universities and restaurants. Nashua, also a former mill city, was named a best-place to live in the U.S.
The region offers something for everyone, year-round. Enjoy history and art at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, the Capital Center for the Arts and Museum of NH History in Concord, and the Museum of Family Camping in Allenstown. Performing arts come alive at Manchester’s Palace Theater and the Dana Center for the Humanities at St. Anselm College.
Families enjoy Canobie Lake Park in Salem, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, and Manchester’s SEE Science Museum and Aviation Museum of NH. Experience indoor skydiving at SkyVenture in Nashua, and enjoy shopping at the Merrimack Premium Outlets, and malls and specialty shops throughout the region.
Sports enthusiasts can watch the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball team, an affiliate of the major league Toronto Blue Jays, at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. The Verizon Wireless Arena is home to the Manchester Monarchs AHL hockey team, as well as concerts and entertainment. The NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, nicknamed “The Magic Mile”, hosts NASCAR races, as well as an IndyCar weekend and the oldest motorcycle race in North America, the Loudon Classic.
Tours and tastings are offered at the New Hampshire Winery in Henniker, and the Anheuser-Busch Plant in Merrimack, where the famous Budweiser Clydesdales are stabled.
For more info about the South Central/Merrimack Region
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, 603-224-2508
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, 603-666-6600
Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, 603-881-8333
Points of Interest
- Canobie Lake Park, Salem
- Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
- Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord
- McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord
- Tanger Outlets, Merrimack
- Museum of New Hampshire History, Concord
- Shaker Village, Canterbury
- Anheuser-Busch Plant, Merrimack
- Fisher Cats Baseball Stadium, Manchester
- Manchester Monarchs Hockey at the Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester
- SkyVenture indoor skydiving facility, Nashua