Fun Things to Do in Manchester

Manchester is the largest city in the Granite state, the tenth largest in northern New England and has been voted one of the top places to live in the United States. This is both a family-friendly place to visit and offers a great night life and dining scene. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Take me out to the ballgame! Yes, that's right, Manchester is home to the Fisher Cats minor-league baseball team. All of their home games are played at Delta Dental Stadium in downtown Manchester. The games offer a tremendous amount of family entertainment, food, prizes, and some nights even a firework show that will make you feel like it's the Fourth of July. It is a fun and affordable way to see a professional baseball game without the cost and drive time of going into Boston. For the home games schedule, visit
Manchester City Parks: The city of Manchester takes great pride in the abundance of green space and all of their beautiful parks, fields, Derryfield golf course and trails. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities throughout the city. Take time to see and experience new activities like disc golf, history squares, or the rail trail that now connects the city of Manchester to Goffstown. The skies the limit in Manchester, NH!
XO on Elm located at 827 Elm street is a modern fine-dining hideaway serving New American fare, tapas and cocktails amid a lounge-style backdrop. Their new "Superfood Soup" and Dip options help you "eat the rainbow" with local, preservative-free ingredients that are organic, vegan, and gluten-free. For hours and reservations visit or call 603-560-7998.
Piccola Italia Restaurante, located just down the street at 815 Elm street and owned by the same family (The Paolini's) as XO on Elm ,has been serving authentic Italian cuisine for 35 years. In addition to offering many traditional Italian dishes and award-winning table side Caesar salad, they have a new menu featuring lighter options, fresh seafood, vegetarian dishes and greens fresh off the grill. For hours and reservations visit
Hanover Street Chophouse, nestled in the heart of downtown Manchester at 149 Hanover street is an elegant steakhouse offering some of the finest cuts of meat and freshest locally sourced seafood. They have also been recognized every year by Wine Spectator Magazine for their extraordinary 200+ wine bottle collection. This local favorite fills up quickly, so be sure to call before you go at 603-644-2467 or visit

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25 Jul 2017

By Christine Shaw