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Nashua (New Hampshire)

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Nashua (New Hampshire)

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Nashua is a city in the southern part of New Hampshire. It is the state's second largest city behind Manchester with a population of 86,605 (as of 2000).

Get in

By air

  • Manchester - Boston Regional Airport, Brown Av., Manchester, Phone: +1 603 624-6556, [1] (30 minutes away) or Logan International Airport [2] in Boston (60 minutes).

By car

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

By bus

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

By train

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

  • Nashua Transit System, 30 Elm St., Phone: +1 603 880-0100 (Ext. 203), [4].


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).


  • SkyVenture, New Hampshire, 3 Poisson Av., Phone: 603-897-6002, [5]. 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), [6]. 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.


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.


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.


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...


  • Courtyard Nashua, 2200 Southwood Drive, Phone: +1 603 880-9100, Fax: +1 603 886-9489, [7].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, [8].
  • Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Blvd, Phone: +1 603 888-1551, [9].
  • Motel 6, 2 Progress Avenue, Phone: +1 603 889-4151, Fax: +1 603 886-4721, [10].
  • Radisson Nashua, 11 Tara Blvd, Phone: +1 603 888-9970, Fax: +1 603 888-4112, [11].

Get out

Routes through Nashua
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