Destination guide

The 2nd-biggest city in New Hampshire

Nashua might only have a population of just over 85,000, but it's still the second largest city in New Hampshire. It boomed during the days of the textile industry, which fueled its growth. It has twice been named the best place to live in America and when you visit the buzzy little city, you'll find out why. Not only is there a wealth of cultural attractions to explore right on the doorstep of your Nashua vacation rental, you've also got the vast wilderness of the White Mountain National Forest just a short distance away.

Things to do

An important role in the Civil Rights movement

Ever wondered what it would be like to throw yourself out of a plane and hurtle towards Earth? The town's SkyVenture wind tunnel attraction offers a skydiving experience without vertigo. The kids will thank you when you take them to Hayward's Ice Cream, which has served up the summer treat for more than 70 years. There's more to the wall mural of baseball players Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella than meets the eye. Just a short walk from your Nashua vacation rental, you can find out how these 2 players played such an important role in the Civil Rights movement.

Activities

Shop till you drop

Often called The Jewel of Nashua, the Mine Falls Park that stretches along the edge of the Nashua River and canal is a haven for bikers and joggers. If you make it to the western end of the park, you'll be treated to a gorgeous waterfall which is particularly beautiful after the snow melts in spring. If you're bringing your family to stay in a Nashua vacation rental, Greeley Park is the perfect place to while away a sunny afternoon. The nearby Merrimack Premium Outlets offers tax-free bargains that will satisfy even the pickiest of shoppers.

Weather

Hot summers and snowy winters

Nashua is characterized by long, hot summers and snowy winters, with relatively brief shoulder seasons. If you're lucky enough to have nabbed a Nashua vacation rental between July and August, you'll most likely have gloriously bright days cooled somewhat by the mountain breeze. This is the time most families with children book a stay. If you want to avoid the crowds, try to score a rental in spring or fall when the prices and temperature are a little lower. The flurries of snow between December and February carpet the landscape and attract cross-country skiers and snowmobilers.

Natural features

You don't have to travel far to get back to nature

The Mine Falls Park offers several different ecosystems, from high pine forest to swampy marshland and river systems that provide habitats for a surprising number of wildlife species. Along the banks of Mill Pond, you'll often see majestic great blue herons and colorful belted kingfishers, as well as noisy bullfrogs, the odd turtle and waterfowl. As well as more familiar creatures like squirrels, busy little beavers and minks have carved out homes for themselves here. You may even see other furry friends like otters and cheeky chipmunks. Just be sure to bring your camera.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Nashua

The nearest airport is in Nashua, NH (ASH-Nashua Municipal), located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Manchester, NH (MHT-Manchester-Boston Regional), which is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Nashua?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 39 vacation rentals near Nashua. From 13 Houses to 7 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nashua for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Nashua?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Nashua. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Holman Stadium: 77 vacation rentals
  • Daniel Webster College: 70 vacation rentals
  • Pheasant Lane Mall: 72 vacation rentals
  • Florence Hyde Speare Memorial Museum: 78 vacation rentals
  • Canobie Lake Park: 95 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nashua listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nashua?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 13 Houses in Nashua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nashua include:

  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 11 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Nashua?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Nashua. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.