- Our list of the best things to do in Durham, New Hampshire, features the top 181 nearby activities — including 86 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Durham, NH has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 9 things to do within the city of Durham, NH , followed by 172 popular activities in nearby cities, including Portsmouth, Hampton, Newburyport, Ogunquit, Rye, Amesbury, Dover, Exeter, Kittery, South Berwick, Seabrook, Rochester, New Castle, Salem, Haverhill, Derry, Candia, Lee and North Hampton
Affiliated with the University of New Hampshire, the UNH Observatory hosts free public sessions as well as free private sessions by advance appointment. The observatory also hosts special events, like the New England Astronomy Festival.
At Whittemore Center Arena, visitors can see a variety of sporting events hosted by the University of New Hampshire. The arena is home to the university's hockey team, the Wildcats. The arena also doubles as a concert venue.
Situated on 400 acres, Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary offers visitors wetlands, creeks, rivers, and woodlands to explore. The sanctuary lets visitors hunt for turkey and other birds during the appropriate seasons.