From USA Today's 10Best: We asked a panel of New Hampshire travel writers to nominate their favorite state attractions, and for the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites. The results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best New Hampshire Attraction are as follows:
1. Clark's Trading Post - Lincoln 2. Hampton Beach 3. Santa's Village - Jefferson 4. Mt. Washington Auto Road - Gorham 5. Mount Washington Cog Railway - Mount Washington 6. Story Land - Glen 7. Strawbery Banke Museum - Portsmouth 8. Franconia Notch State Park - Franconia 9. Lost River Gorge - North Woodstock 10. Kancamagus Highway
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Kim Knox Beckius (EverythingNewEngland.com) and Eric D. Lehman were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of travel in New Hampshire.
Thank you for voting! This would not have been possible without your patronage and loyalty to Hampton Beach. Also, we know it wouldn't have been possible without YOUR votes! We are so grateful to our visitors, guests, tourists, and generations of beach-goers who visit Hampton Beach each year and consider it their "Happy Place" or "Special Place," or, simply, their favorite beach. We do our best to offer events and entertainment that is family-friendly and free during the summer - from the Sand Sculpting Competition to Monday Night Movies on the beach to weekly Wednesday Night Fireworks through the summer to live music nightly on the Sea Shell stage and a very special "Children's Week," that features free activities just for kids throughout the week.