There’s no better place to spend February Vacation than North Conway, New Hampshire! Nestled in the White Mountains, it’s the best destination within driving distance of Boston, Portland, Providence, and Southern New Hampshire. Whether you’re a fan of the outdoors or the indoors, there’s something fun for everyone in North Conway. Here are 6 reasons to spend your February Vacation in North Conway!
February Vacation is one of the biggest weeks of the year for the area’s ski resorts, so the trails will be beautifully groomed and the lifts will be fully up and running. Get your skis waxed and sharpened and your gear together! Cranmore is a great bet for a family-friendly resort right in North Conway. Attitash and Wildcat are excellent options in the Bartlett and Jackson area, with varied terrain and challenging runs. King Pine is a fantastic area in Freedom, which features downhill as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing! When you book with Pinkham Vacation Rentals, you can get a discount on tickets to Cranmore, Attitash, Wildcat, and King Pine!
There are tons of great sledding hills in the North Conway area. It’s a fun family activity that’s most often free! No need to go over the top Clark Griswold style (unless you want to); there are lots of mild sledding hills that are good for kids, too. There are shops in town to pick up a sled if you forgot yours, or if you want to upgrade to the latest in sled technology. It’s such a great place for sledding that we even wrote a blog about it!
Winter is one of the most fun times to visit Mount Washington Valley, and February Vacation is peak event season! Each of the ski mountains has special events in the evenings that are very much worth checking out. Don’t miss three straight nights of Cranapalooza, North Conway’s biggest dance party, right at Cranmore Mountain! There’s live music every night at the pubs near Attitash. The same goes for Wildcat, which is also located near Jackson, NH, which features an array of apres ski entertainment of its own!
New Hampshire is home to a massive network of snowmobile trails that spans from the Southern end of the state all the way to Canada! Some of the most scenic trails (and the most fun ones) are in the North Conway area! Park your trailer at the Marshall Conservation Center and head into the woods off of West Side Road. Alternatively, park behind Wal-Mart in North Conway and start your trip there! Either location is an excellent hub for your snowmobile adventure. For more information on snowmobiling in the MWV, see our blog post!
Shopping and Dining
The outlet stores and great food are two features of North Conway that every visitor, skiiers and non-skiiers alike, can appreciate and enjoy. Settler’s Green is shopper’s paradise – it’s jammed with outlets for every major brand you know and love, and it’s all tax free! Downtown North Conway is a charming placed to spend an afternoon shopping; stop at Zeb’s Country Store for gifts, the Met for a cappuccino, the Jerky and Olive Oil shops, and so much more! And big news: REI recently opened a store in North Conway, so every imaginable piece of outdoor gear is now at your fingertips right here in the Valley! Now let’s talk about food! If you’re a fan of craft beer and BBQ, check out the Moat Mountain Smokehouse. Black Cap Grille is a great all-American joint with plenty of beers on tap. There are also options for Chinese, Italian, and Indian food right in North Conway!
Indoor Family Fun
If you rent a vacation rental home, consider a family board game night! Gather up around a crackling wood fire for some card games, a puzzle, and some cocoa. Watch the snow float down and pile up outside as you stay warm and cozy inside. Put on a movie (Frozen is a great one for the whole family) and cuddle up under a blanket. Or send the kids and teens downstairs to have some fun in the game room while the grown-ups relax and unwind with some adult beverages upstairs. What could possibly be more enjoyable on a chilly winter evening?
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