One of the best things about visiting The NASWA Resort in Laconia is its centralized location in the NH Lakes Region. Still, if you’re itching to explore the Granite State further, you must consider a trip to Concord, the capital. Not only are there a ton of fun things to do, but it’s also an excellent summer destination if you’re in town for Laconia Motorcycle Week, as there are a few associated attractions in Canterbury and Loudon, NH, just outside of Concord. Let’s take a look!

Step into History at the NH State House

As the oldest state capitol still in use, the NH State House is an architectural gem offering insights into the state’s rich history and government. Marvel at the grandeur of its chambers, adorned with intricate details and historical artifacts. It’s a must-visit for history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike.

Canterbury Shaker Village: A Surreal Experience

Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Canterbury Shaker Village, just a short drive from downtown Concord. Step back in time as you explore the meticulously preserved buildings, gardens, and exhibits that pay homage to the Shakers, a religious community known for their craftsmanship and simple way of life. From guided tours to hands-on workshops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this serene cultural sanctuary. 

Stroll Around Main Street and  Downtown Concord

Take a stroll along Concord’s Main Street and discover a vibrant hub of local shops, eateries, and cultural things to do. Browse boutique stores for unique souvenirs, indulge in delicious cuisine at cozy cafes and restaurants, and explore art galleries showcasing the work of talented local artists. Don’t miss the Capitol Center for the Arts, where you can catch a live performance or art exhibit that showcases the city’s creative spirit.

NH Motor Speedway

If you’re here for Laconia Motorcycle Week, then the Loudon Classic at the NH Motor Speedway is a must. Known as the longest-running motorcycle race in the nation, the Classic has been around since before the race track was built! So not only do you have a chance to visit this iconic race track, but you can also catch one of the world’s most exciting racing events. Even if you’re not here during Laconia Motorcycle Week, you may wish to witness one of the many other races.

New England Racing Museum

Another high-speed attraction in Loudon that motorsports fans will appreciate is the New England Racing Museum. Boasting 10,000 square feet of New England racing history, it’s no surprise that automobile and motorcycle racing has become so popular in New Hampshire. From classic stock cars to wobbly sprint cars, the New England Racing Museum is the perfect place for history buffs and racing enthusiasts alike.

New England Family Vacations Near Concord, NH

After a day of discovering new things to do in Concord, NH, return to the lakeside oasis of The NASWA Resort for relaxation and rejuvenation. Nestled on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, just a scenic drive away from Concord, The NASWA offers a perfect blend of comfort and tranquility. Unwind on the private sandy beach, take a refreshing dip in the lake, or savor a delicious meal at The NazBar & Grill as you recount the day’s adventures with loved ones. Oh, did we mention that we’re the official hotel of Laconia Motorcycle Week? 

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