Exeter, NH, USA

Exeter, NH, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 494 vacation rentals near Exeter. From 242 houses to 92 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Exeter for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Exeter is a New England favorite

A quintessential New England town in southeast New Hampshire, Exeter invites travelers to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and kick back in a town where outdoor adventure and a laid-back lifestyle go hand in hand. Whether you want to experience the thrill of kayaking in the Great Bay or are firing up your taste buds for the annual Chili Festival, booking an Exeter vacation rental is a great way to spend time in New Hampshire's Colonial Capital. Whether you're looking for a cute beach house or a smart historic district home, this town has you covered.

Enjoy the outdoors in Exeter

Exeter's inspiring landscape makes it easy to see why activities here often have an outdoor theme. Hiking and mountain biking are popular pastimes, not least amidst the earthy landscape of Oaklands Town Forest, although a self-guided walking tour through the town's tree-lined streets, taking in historical spots such as the Powder House along the way, can be an equally enjoyable way to explore the area. On warm evenings, settling down to watch an al fresco movie on Swasey Parkway is a lovely way to round things off before heading back to your Exeter vacation rental.

Soak up culture in Exeter

Attractions here offer something for everyone but, given the town's history dates to before the American Revolution, you'll find a culture fix is particularly easy to come by. Kick things off with a visit to the town's historic district where the intriguing American Independence Museum lies within strolling distance of an elegant Bandstand bestowed on the town in 1916. If you want to pick up the pace a little, a trip to the New England Dragway in nearby Epping comes up trumps for the whole family with lively events such as Jet Cars Under the Stars and Night of Fire.

Exeter is at its best in summer and fall

If you're visiting in July or August, you can expect temperatures in the 80s to complement the town's busy calendar of summer events. Many travelers choose to visit in fall, though, no doubt drawn by blazing foliage in hues of burnt orange and fiery red. Throw in the annual Keg Beer and Chili Festival and it's not that hard to understand why the hottest Exeter vacation rentals have long since been snapped up. Spring is a blink and you'll miss it type deal while winter typically won't be as generous with the snow here as in other areas of New England.

The Exeter landscape has something for everyone

The highlight of Exeter's landscape is perhaps the Squamscott River, a stretch of water that's lined by lush riverside parks, perfect for picnicking and fishing, and a bustling waterfront area where shops and dining spots keep vacationers entertained between activities. Those who prefer their landscape a little more rugged can head northeast to Great Bay, a vast tidal estuary where picturesque hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife are among the highlights. Beach lovers can find their happy place in the sand at Hampton Beach State Park, just 25 minutes out of town.