Nashua (New Hampshire)

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Nashua is a city in the southern part of New Hampshire with a population of 87,137 (as of 2013). It is the state's second largest city behind Manchester .

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By air[edit]

Manchester Airport - Brown Av., Manchester, Phone: +1 603 624-6556, [1] (30 minutes away)

Logan International Airport - [2] in Boston (60 minutes).

By car[edit]

Nashua can be accessed from US-3 Exits 1 to 7

By bus[edit]

Boston Express, 110 Broad Street, Phone: +1 603 521-6000, [3]. Service to Boston and Logan Airport.

By train[edit]

A proposed extension from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail Lowell Line to Nashua has been repeatedly discussed, but for various reasons has not moved forward.

Get around[edit]

Nashua Transit System - Physical Address: 32 Elm Street, Nashua, NH 03062. Phone Number: Phone: 603-880-0100. Routes and stops can be found at this website (http://www.nashuanh.gov/680/Nashua-Transit-System)

Another useful mode of transportation when trying to get around is Uber. There are usually many drivers located around downtown Nashua and Manchester because these are two of the largest cities in New Hampshire. There are taxi services in Nashua but they are not very reliable.

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Historic Holman Stadium, where integrated professional baseball was first played (Nashua Dodgers). Until recently, the stadium was used by a minor league team (Nashua Defenders, and before that Nashua Pride).

Nashua Manufacturing Company - These buildings were originally built as cotton mills located along the southern bank of the Nashua River and on the west side is Mine Falls Park. The company built forty eight houses and two churches to be able to house its workers. In 1987 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now it serves as apartment complexes but are still beautiful from the outside lining the river. It is a great touch to the downtown area and shows how far the city has come.

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SkyVenture, New Hampshire, 3 Poisson Av., Phone: 603-897-6002, [4]. Nashua has joined the few cities in the world that offers indoor vertical windtunnel skydiving for the general public in addition to training formation diving groups. A truly unique experience; located in Southern Nashua near the big box shopping stores (behind CVS).

Mine Falls Park, 8 Riverside Street (and 6 other access points), [5]. This park, commonly called "The Jewel of Nashua", has miles of biking and jogging trails that follow the old canal and the Nashua river. It stretches over 325 acres from the western side of Route 3 to the old mills on the edge of downtown. It is not unlikely you will see beavers, otters or muscrat in the canal or river, as well as ducks and other waterfowl. It is a favorite fishing spot for the locals as well. At the western entrance there is a hydroelectric plant next to an old brick gatehouse from which you can see far down the river. On the other side of the plant is a waterfall that is very dramatic in spring after the snow melts. A boat ramp offers access to the west side of the Nashua river that leads to Hollis.

Greeley Park - The stone edifice and cannon are landmarks here at this beautiful park. It is great for cookouts and relaxation. All the typical park activities: to stroll or hike through, have a picnic, play ball, fly a kite, read, walk your dog, or even sit and people watch. It's beautiful in all all seasons and a great place for friends and family to enjoy the outdoors. 100 Concord St, Nashua, NH 03064.

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Nashua is famous for its many shopping outlets, especially in the southern part of the city where you can find every single store chain in New England. Many Massachusetts residents come here to take advantage of the lack of sales tax in New Hampshire. The commercial area spans from exit 36 in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts to exit 3 in Nashua on U.S. Route 3. The 1,000,000 square foot Pheasant Lane Mall at the Nashua/Tyngsboro border is one of the biggest shopping centers.

Nashua is also a short twelve minute drive to the Merrimack Premium Outlets that are new as of 2012. This is an outdoor shopping experience with over one hundred of the most popular stores. There are also a variety of food options. This is a popular place due to the tax free shopping New Hampshire has to offer.

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Many restaurants, cafes, and pubs line the picturesque Main Street in northern Nashua. In addition, there are an ever-growing number of ethnic restaurants throughout the city, including Indian, Mediterranean, Columbian, Mexican, and others. In recent years, the downtown Main Street area has become a minor destination for its restaurants and bars.

The Nashua Garden - One of the most historic places to grab a freshly made, hearty sandwich and an ice cold brew would be The Nashua Garden. This hole in the wall full service sandwich shop and bar is full of extraordinary sports memorabilia. It is located downtown on Main street directly next to Castro's Back Room, cigar shop, and is open every day all year round. It is a reliable shop that locals thrive around. It is a two story building with the sandwich shop located on the first floor and a bar on the second. An indoor shuffle board and dart board partners with the upstairs bar. 121 Main St, Nashua, NH 03060.

Not Your Average Joe's - This restaurant and bar is new as of 2015, located on Daniel Webster Highway in South Nashua. It has a very modern feel to it with a young group of employees. Depending on the season, there is outdoor patio seating where guests enjoy the fire pit with family and friends. The menu is constantly being updated providing various tasty meals. It has become a hot spot due to all the different stores and closeness to the mall. 221 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060.

La Carreta Mexican Restaurant - Entering this restaurant makes the customer feel like they just stepped across the border into Mexico. The authentic atmosphere creates more of a sit down, enjoy quality, filling food. The employees are very friendly and prompt. They take pride in their restaurant and treat their guests extremely well. They are usually always busy because everyone always goes back once they try it. They are located on Daniel Webster Highway and are a local favorite. 139 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060.

Hayward's Ice Cream - Hayward's has been serving ice cream for over seventy years. To this day it is a family owned business that continuously has been voted "Best Ice Cream" more than any other in New England. It is located on Daniel Webster Highway and supports local farmers throughout New England. It truly is a feel good story that serves its local that homemade ice cream every summer. They are constantly expanding their menu and never cease to amaze. 7 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060.

Surf Restaurant – Surf is the place to be if you are interested in sea food in Nashua, Nh. Fresh sea food daily has been their motto since they have opened. It is located conveniently in the middle of the strip of fine dining on Main Street. The location gives it a city feel that is not common in New Hampshire. If you are traveling or going out with friends who do not necessarily like sea food, no worries, and the menu also offers fine steaks and chicken. 207 Main St, Nashua, NH 03060.

Lilac Blossom - This Chinese cuisine restaurant has two locations in Nashua. One is 385 East Dunstable (Sky Meadow), Nashua, New Hampshire 03062-2258 and the other is 650 Amherst St (Greystone Plaza), Nashua, New Hampshire 03063. This is the perfect place for any occasion. This is a classy restaurant where the employees are wearing tuxedos and ready to meet the needs of all their guests. It is a friendly environment filled with soothing music and peaceful surroundings. The option of take out is available if your party decides they do not wish to wine and dine. It is one of the best Chinese Cuisine restaurants in Nashua and a local favorite.

Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant - This restaurant revolves around its brick oven. The pasta and pizza creations are like no other. The dishes are hand made and all the ingredients are fresh. Families enjoy watching their food come to life in the brick oven. It is easily visible and the staff actually encourages their guests to go take a look as the chef makes their meal. It is a great atmosphere for all. It is very lively with the hustle and bustle of the employees. It is located 406 Amherst St. Rt. 101A Nashua, NH 03063.

110 Grill - This restaurant is new as of 2014 and has continuously grown ever since. It is a warm, welcoming atmosphere that provides private dining rooms, large bar areas and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is perfect during the summer time with a large patio and fire pit, surrounded by tiki torches. It is a great place to end any day of the week. There is even live music! This restaurant is located on 27 Trafalgar Square, Nashua, NH 03063.

Bagel Alley - If you are looking for a hidden breakfast place that offers some of the best bagels, this is the spot. It is not advertised very well and is only really known by locals. It is a small hole in the wall bagel shop located on Main Street. A quick in and out experience but the food says it all. It is very affordable and extremely casual.

Midfield Cafe - This diner is located at the Nashua Airport and serves breakfast and brunch. It is family owned and is yet another hole in the wall location. It is a quiet area to enjoy your morning as the planes land and take off. There is some outdoor seating that is very enjoyable for those summer mornings. It is casual and the staff is very friendly.

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Main Street has been revitalized and has recently become a bar-hopping hot spot. Many in Massachusetts cross the border as smoking is still legal in bars in New Hampshire, although this is set to change in September, 2007. There is something for every taste here- Irish pubs, sports bars, dance clubs (though nothing spectacular), sidewalk cafes...

Boston Billiard Club - This is a professional but relaxed bar with many different bar games. This includes air hockey, basketball game, pool tables and much more. There is a large projector that you can catch your favorite team playing at all times with comfortable booths and couches. On top of all this, there is a dance floor that is always bumping, especially on Thursday nights where there are mainly recent graduates and current college students. Don't let this fool you, Boston Billiard Club has any size function rooms that are great for birthdays and events. There is really no other place like this in Nashua. It is located on Northeastern Blvd and you will not be disappointed. 55 Northeastern Blvd, Nashua, NH 03062.

Martha’s Exchange - The restaurant is open seven days a week and service lunch and dinner. The combination of great food and hand-crafted beers is unmatched. It is a dynamic atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. During the summer months there is an abundance of outdoor dining. On the weekends, the bar/dance floor is always a great place to be where you can find people of all ages enjoying yet another place that makes it feel like you are not in the stereotypical New Hampshire atmosphere. 185 Main St, Nashua, NH 03060.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant - This is a great energetic atmosphere that captures the Mexican experience. There are many promotional nights including all you can eat tacos and margarita madness. It is a fun, colorful spot to go with friends whether you are having dinner upstairs or enjoying some appetizers and margaritas around the bar downstairs. It is located on Nashua Dr directly on the Nashua River, off of Main Street. 1 Nashua Dr, Nashua, NH 03064.

The Peddler's Daughter - This restaurant is an Irish restaurant and pub. There are various booths and high table that revolve around the wooden bar at the center of the pub. Live music is offered on the weekends to spice up the night life. Thursday-Saturday starting around nine thirty is when the band starts playing. The bartenders are a non stop hard working group and work well together. It is located conveniently on Main Street. 48 Main Street Nashua, NH 03060.

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Courtyard Nashua, 2200 Southwood Drive, Phone: +1 603 880-9100, Fax: +1 603 886-9489, [6].The Courtyard Marriott Nashua Hotel in Nashua NH (formerly Nashua Marriott) is located in the Merrimack Valley in Southern New Hampshire. All 245 hotel rooms feature a large work desk & FREE hi-speed Internet.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway, Phone: +1 603 886-1200, [7].

Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Blvd, Phone: +1 603 888-1551, [8].

Motel 6, 2 Progress Avenue, Phone: +1 603 889-4151, Fax: +1 603 886-4721, [9].

Hampton Inn Nashua - 407 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063, Phone Number: 1 855-271-3622, (http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-hampshire/hampton-inn-nashua-ASHNHHX/index.html)

Residence Inn Nashua - 25 Trafalgar Square, Nashua, NH 03063, Phone Number: 603-882-8300, (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mhtnr-residence-inn-nashua/)

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gateway Hills Nashua - 15 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, NH 03062, Phone Number: 1 855-277-4942, (http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-hampshire/homewood-suites-by-hilton-gateway-hills-nashua-ASHNAHW/index.html)

Radisson Nashua Hotel - 11 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, NH 03062, Phone Number: 1 866-794-7985 (http://www.radisson.com/nashua-hotel-nh-03062/nhnashua)

Get out[edit]

Routes through Nashua
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