Treat your wedding party to a lively celebration in beautiful New Hampshire. Spend quality time bonding with the groomsmen while skiing the slopes in Manchester, or canoeing the Contoocook River in Concord. Soak up the vibrant nightlife in Belmont and Dover, or attend a street festival in Salem. There are numerous New Hampshire vacation rentals that are conveniently situated in proximity to golf courses, shooting ranges, and casinos, perfect for late night adventures. Consider these cities and towns in New Hampshire when planning your upcoming bachelor party.

1. Manchester

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Celebrate your upcoming nuptials in Manchester, and take part in the nightlife and musical entertainment the city has to offer. Catch a show with the guys at the Palace Theater or Majestic Theatre, then hit the town for more live music at the Jewel Music Venue. The Element Lounge is the perfect place for a group of guys who want to kick back and chill before retreating to a cozy vacation rental to play cards or toss back some brews. When you want some action on the slopes, the McIntyre Ski Area is a hotspot for snowboarding and skiing. The more rugged groups may also enjoy a day at the Manchester Firing Line Range.

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2. Portsmouth

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Find adventure with your buddies when making Portsmouth your vacation destination for a bachelor party weekend. This city is ideal for groups who want to get out on the water or whale watch with tours from Portsmouth Harbor Cruises. Soak up the history of Portsmouth with a stop in at the American Independence Museum before soaking up the nightlife with stops in at the Thirsty Moose Taphouse or the Portsmouth Brewery. If your crew loves to golf, get in nine or 18 holes at the Portsmouth Country Club or the Pease Golf Course.

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3. Concord

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If you are celebrating the groom who thrives on athletic challenges, then Concord is the ideal vacation destination for a bachelor party. Take a morning jog or hike on the Winant Park hiking trails, then challenge your bros to a golf game at Beaver Meadow Golf Club. Head out to the waters to see the historic lighthouses while getting some exercise paddling with rentals from the Contoocook River Canoe Company. Mooney Mountain Guides offers an extensive challenge for the climbers in your crew, too. After exhilarating days exploring nature, get ready for a scrumptious meal at the Granite Restaurant and Bar. Nightlife is also plentiful in Concord with the Area 23 dance club, Penuche’s Ale House, and Cheers Grille & Bar.

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4. Dover

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Have some big city adventures with your groomsmen with a luxurious vacation rental in Dover, providing access to nightlife at Cara Irish Pub and the Dover Brickhouse. During the days, pack up your coolers and head to the Cochecho River with paddleboard and kayak rentals from Seven Rivers Paddling. Challenge the guys to a bowling match at the Dover Bowl Family Fun Center before checking out the downtown district’s restaurants. The Thirsty Moose Taphouse is the perfect place to sample some local New Hampshire brews, while Sonny’s Tavern offers a laid-back environment for small bachelor party groups.

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5. Salem

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Opt for a small town New Hampshire city when taking the boys to Salem for the week or weekend to celebrate the groom. Get a group photo in at America’s Stonehenge, then continue your explorations of nature when attending one of the many festivals at Canobie Lake Park. A hike through the Salem Town Forests is a great way to re-energize the crew in the mornings before getting rowdy at the Cloud Palace in the evenings. This small town is also home to a thriving nightlife scene with access to JT’s Bar and Grill and the live music on the outdoor patio at the Black Water Grill.

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6. Hanover

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A vacation rental overlooking the Connecticut River gives you and your wedding party a chance to kayak or canoe with rentals from the Ledyard Canoe Club in the warmer months and ski or snowboard the slopes at the Dartmouth Skiway in the winter months. Treat the boys to happy hour drinks in the evenings at Molly’s Pub or American cuisine and brews at the Salt Hill Pub when celebrating your impending marriage. Murphy’s on the Green offers a laid-back bar experience for a more quiet celebration, while the Canoe Club features live music for the rowdy crowd. Head over to the Hanover Country Club to show off your golfing skills with your crew before retreating back to your cabin or condo for a game of poker.

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7. Belmont

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The small New Hampshire city of Belmont is chock-full of attractions ideal for bachelor parties, all within minutes from cozy vacation rentals. Spend a day hitting targets at Belmont Firearms & Range, or take advantage of the warm weather with a morning jog or hike at the nearby Bartlett Beach Park. When your wedding party is feeling lucky, try your luck on the slots or tables at the Lakes Region Casino. Nightlife options include scrumptious pizza and Italian fare at Brookside Pizza ll and TAP Sports Bar, or take in the live musical entertainment in the evenings at the Tap Public House.

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