Hampton, NH, USA

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Hampton, NH, USA

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Hampton is a haven for beach bums and history buffs alike

Perched on New Hampshire's laid-back Atlantic coast, Hampton is a seaside community bursting with small town charm. Many make a beeline straight for Hampton Beach, a vibrant village district overlooking an expansive stretch of powdery white sand. It thrums with activity during the summer holiday season, with retro amusement arcades and treasure-filled gift shops to keep the troops entertained, as well as handsome historical homes and mesmerizing museums. And with a wealth of Hampton vacation rentals to choose from, you're sure to find your ideal home-away-from-home.

Open-air entertainment and fishy festivities in Hampton

The excitement never ends in Hampton, with all manner of festivals, concerts and one-off events taking place throughout the year. Every night from May until September, the open-air Seashell Stage hosts free concerts, with local bands performing everything from old-school jazz and blues to modern pop hits, while weekly firework displays bring a touch of colorful magic to the clear night sky. Each September, the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival takes over town, with eclectic live entertainment, charming arts and crafts stalls, and all manner of mouth-watering delicacies to sample, from rich, buttery lobster rolls to addictive deep-fried clams.

Immerse yourself in Hampton's history

You'll find a wealth of enthralling attractions practically on the doorstep of your Hampton vacation rental. For an immersive trip back in time, be sure to swing by the Benjamin James House. Built in 1723, this elegant Georgian colonial home has been lovingly restored to its former glory, both inside and out. If you're still hankering to learn more about local history, the Tuck Museum is home to a host of equally beautifully preserved period buildings, including a 19th-century one-room schoolhouse, a primitive fire station, and an utterly charming white clapboard beach cottage.

Lazy summer days in Hampton

Hampton is blessed with blissful summer weather, with warm, sunny days and refreshingly mild evenings. Naturally, Hampton vacation rentals are in high demand during the peak months of June to August, so be sure to book early if you're planning a visit during this period. The shoulder months of May and September are also lovely times to visit. The weather is generally pleasant, and fewer out-of-town visitors means that you may land a great deal on accommodation. Winter sees temperatures plunge, with a good chance of snowfall between December and February, so you'd be well advised to wrap up warm.

Crystal-clear waters and magical marine life

Hampton Beach State Park is famously one of the cleanest beaches in the United States, with impeccable water quality, making it a safe and spectacular destination for all the family. Those crystal-clear waters are home to an amazing diversity of marine life. If the idea of freshly-caught haddock for dinner sounds appealing, why not embark on a deep-sea fishing expedition? Or rally the whole family and head out on an unforgettable voyage in search of majestic humpback and minke whales, and graceful Atlantic white-sided dolphins.