Fun Things To Do In Hampton

Hampton is home to the liveliest beach in New Hampshire. Whether you are just visiting to enjoy the ocean weather or to see a great show at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, there are so many different venues that are worth checking out. With so many unique activities located in or near the strip of Ocean Boulevard, we decided to highlight a few locations that liven up the Seacoast.

 

Smoky Quartz Distillery.  Located on the Southern NH Seacoast, is a veteran owned and operated artisanal “grain to glass” craft distillery that uses locally sourced New England grain and other US sourced ingredients to distill truly exceptional spirits. All Smoky Quartz Spirits are handcrafted in small batches and artfully distilled from only the highest quality ingredients. All of their grain-based products use organic certified grains and their rum uses only Grade A Molasses from sugar cane grown in the USA. Even their bottle glass is made in the USA. Check out http://smokyquartzdistillery.com/ for hours.

 

Granite State Growler Tours. The only craft brewery tour bus in New Hampshire and a Best of NH 2013 winner is roaming for foam! Their mission is to take you to the best beer they can find, and to support local businesses by sharing them with their guests. Hop on their bus with 14 of your new best friends and let “Greta the Growler Getta” transport you to fine craft breweries on New Hampshire’s historic seacoast. See http://nhbeerbus.com/ to book a tour.

 

The Cascade Waterslide. Here’s the tallest, most awesome, exciting ride at Hampton Beach. Three massive slides that have great views of the beach, and a splash-tacular ride all the way down! What better way to add some excitement to your visit at Hampton Beach? When you’re done, the famous Hampton Beach Casino is right next door with food, shopping and even more fun! Check out http://www.hamptonbeachcasinonh.com/Cascade-Waterslide.html for hours.

 

Hampton Beach State Park. This beach provides year-round recreation, with Atlantic ocean-front facilities situated along miles of sandy beach. Activities in the park include swimming, fishing, picnicking, and RV camping with full hook-ups in the campground. It is also located on Ocean Boulevard, a strip with seemingly endless options of restaurants, shops, bars, and activities open into the nighttime. See https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/hampton-beach-state-park.aspx for details.

 

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching. This has been a family-owned business in operation for over 75 years. Captain Al Gauron started taking people recreational fishing in the summer of 1934. He had two boats operating by the 1950's, and along with the fishing business his family grew with four sons: Ricky, Rocky, Randy, and Ronny. Over the years, the fleet has grown into include much larger vessels, allowing us to explore much further off the coast. With his devoted and ambitious wife Alice by his side, Al built a fishing empire which is now being passed on to the next generation.  See www.algauron.com for details

 

The Ocean Gaming Casino. The Casino located at 81 Ocean Boulevard in Hampton Beach, offers the best in charitable gaming. Their poker room and casino offers a panoramic view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. With two dozen poker tables and other games including Roulette, Blackjack, and Craps; Ocean Gaming Casino is New Hampshire's premiere destination for charitable gaming. See www.oceangamingcasino.com for details

 

Explore The Ocean World. This center contains multiple exhibits focusing on the oceanic environment and the precarious balance between human use and healthy ecosystems. Visitors learn about the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the local fishing industry it supports. The center contains a refrigerated aquarium displaying fish and invertebrates from the coast and deep-ocean, while also providing a hands-on touch tank. In addition, multimedia exhibition and displays are present, augmented with live presentations and dried specimens to touch and examine. See www.exploretheoceanworld.com for details.

 

Reel Job Fishing Charters. This fisherman offers a deep sea fishing experience perfect for the smaller group. Captain Steve loves to make his customers happy by providing a day long personalized trip on the sea for your whole family to enjoy. The Captain uses his 30' Wellcraft Scarab with twin motors for all of the adventures. It’s truly a unique way to find your dinner for the night. See www.reeljobfishingcharters.com for details.

 

Ron's Landing. This restaurant was built in a restored 1920's home. This elegant, two story restaurant features spectacular oceanfront dining. They specialize in fresh seafood, but offer a variety of steaks, chicken, veal and pasta. In addition to an exciting bill of fare, Ron's Landing offers an extensive award winning wine list and full service lounge. The second floor lounge and dining area can accommodate up to one hundred guests. The downstairs dining offers a more private setting. Ron’s Landing provides an exquisite meal with a beautiful sunset view. See www.ronslanding.com for details.

 

Sea Ketch. Over the years, this restaurant has evolved to become what it is today including their 360 degree view from the top deck bar! Fresh seafood, choice steaks, hand-made sandwiches, quality salad choices and children’s menus are served daily. Their family-oriented trained staff is here to welcome you and your family. Enjoy your day with Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Listen to live music under the sun or stars while sipping a pina-colada or just having a coffee and dessert. Check out www.seaketch.com or call 603-926-0324 for details.

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25 Jul 2017


By Trevor Shaw