- 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
78% 134 votes
1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth, NH 03801 MoreLess Info
The Redhook Portsmouth Brewery and Cataqua Public House, built in 1996, offer regional beers, along with tours to show how the beers are made. The site often hosts special events and it is the only place in Portsmouth to get German style rye beer, because they grow the ingredients.
86% 28 votes
1 Red Hook Way, Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH 3801 MoreLess Info
Red Hook is known as one of the first craft breweries on the market and has a large assortment of beers including seasonal varieties. It is available in draught or bottles and is distributed nation-wide.
A 1785 Georgian mansion, the Hamilton House was built strategically upon a bluff that overlooks the Salmon Falls River. It was a great location for owner Johnathan Hamilton, a shipping magnate to oversee his business from above. Get to check out the well-manicured gardens too.
60% 5 votes
Rte. 1, Portsmouth, NH MoreLess Info
Candlepin bowling is available along 28 lanes at the Champ's-Bowl-O-Rama Family Fun Center, which is open to the general public as well as bowling leagues. The facility also has a video game arcade, an on-site cafe, and private party areas.
Situated along Salmon Falls River, Vaughn Woods State Park is a forested area located on 250 acres. The park provides picnic areas and over 3 miles of trails suitable for hiking along the river and in the woods.
The USS Albacore Museum hosts the USS Albacore submarine, one of the earliest submarines in the United States Coast Guard. The area also has a gift store, an audio tour where people can learn more about the submarine, and an area to pay respect to all those who served.
Home to 19th century American writer Sarah Orne Jewett, a short story writer best known for 'The White Heron,' the Sarah Orne Jewett House is a well-preserved piece of literary history. It offers guided tours of the house and gardens.
Portsmouth Harbor Cruises has a 2 1/2 hour sunset cruise, a 1 1/4 hour Portsmouth Harbor cruise, and a 2 1/2 hour Isles of Shoals cruise. Additionally, when fall leaves are at their best, the company offers an Inland River and Fall Foliage cruise that is 2 1/2 hours long.