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Where to Go, and What to Eat in Mt. Washington Valley!

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Planning your winter vacation in North Conway, NH - and its surrounding towns, not only hold their own as you to a true outdoor mecca, with seven alpine ski areas, and six nordic ski resorts. but its live music, and a dining scene  as well! 

Choose from over 20-plus locally owned restaurants that make up The Valley Originals. These restaurants have joined together to share their thoughts and ideas on what the true experience of local eatery should be like. Each restaurant is independently owned, and is unique in its ambiance, recipes, and service. Food is prepared fresh daily, often from local products, and the owner is on the premises to respond to your dining needs and wishes.

You can also choose from seven different base lodges at the area's alpine ski resort that all offer live music. Apres-ski is ringing off the hook with local and regional bands, and the area's craft beverage scene is always finding ways to keep your thirst quenched, and your eyes and ears entertained!

Click the itineraries below for ways to build a vacation in North Conway, NH and beyond! Stay two days; three days; five days - there are plenty of things to do in North Conway, NH and surrounding areas to keep you busy, having fun, and making memories!

Before you do anything though, sign the MWV Pledge! This ten-point responsibility code on how to safely and responsibly recreate in the White Mountains helps us spread the word on how protect them! Sign your name and join the others who pledge to care for this forest to ensure it sticks around for years to come!

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Food, Flavor and Fun! Three Ways to Plan a Winter Dining Vacation in North Conway, NH!

Apres-ski in North Conway, NH and Beyond!

Build your own Tour and Tasting with five breweries, two wineries, and one distillery!

Live Music and Entertainment!

Hoot Night Every Tuesday at Wildcat Tavern!

Jazz Fridays at the Majestic Theater!

Live Music at Red Parka Pub, including Blues Sundays!

Performances by Comedian Bob Marley; Folk Band, Rough and Tumble; Americana Singer, Kris Delmhorst,
and more at Stone Mountain Arts Center!

Stop Scrolling "Best Places to Eat!" This is where you should go!

The Valley Originals is a network of over twenty locally owned restaurants. It focuses on locally made food, supporting local farmers,
and supporting community endeavors - in addition to serving up great food! Forget about searching "top restaurants near me" on Google.
Just look for the yellow Valley Original flag throughout Mt. Washington Valley, and you know you're in for a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Freshly squeezed orange juice; piping hot coffee; fresh fruit crepes; daily baked muffins; Priscilla's Country Kitchen

J-Town Deli is a great place to start your day, serving breakfast, lunch, and grab-and-go meals that make for great dinners!

Chef's Bistro is serving up oysters, locally sourced vegetables, and grapefruit cosmos!

Truly farm to table, with a farm on the premises, and James Beard Award nominated, Thompson House Eatery!

Guy Fieri ate here: Big Dave's Bagels, where you'll find one-of-a-kind "kweenies," a mix between a croissant and a cake,
and breakfast and lunch sandwiches the size of your head!

Guy Fieri ate here too: Moat Mountain Smokehouse, where EVERYTHING is homemade, down to its BBQ sauce, dressings, and even its beer!

The chef at Wicked Fresh Burgers has been featured on Food Network's, "Chopped," and is serving up burgers, shakes and truffle fries
with ingredients as local as he can get!

Apres-Ski in North Conway, NH and Beyond!

Create your own tasting tour with Mt. Washington Valley's five breweries, two wineries, and New Hampshire's
only certified organic distillery!

Black Mountain: The Lostbo Pub features live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, as well as a full bar menu.

Cranmore Mountain: Zip’s Pub, right at the base of the mountain features food and drink, and a regular schedule of live music throughout the season.

King Pine Ski Area: Trails End Tavern features a lineup of live music every Saturday, as well as specialty cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic offerings.

Attitash Mountain Resort: Offers The Den at the Bear Peak Base Lodge, where live music plays every Saturday.

Wildcat Mountain: Open from 11-4pm, The Wildcat Pub is a great stop for a mid-ski break. Enjoy great food, and beverage options, and live music that plays intermittently throughout the season.


Pleasant Mountain: Blizzard’s Pub is the perfect place to catch a late-morning snack, or to have a post-slope pint, as well as chowing down
on those most sacred of ski-dom’s culinary delights: chili and nacho’s. And, with regular entertainment, Blizzard’s is a great place to hang out
even when you’ve taken your ski boots off.


Bretton Woods: Enjoy apres-ski at the Slopeside Pub & Restaurant in its fun, relaxed atmosphere of in this classic post-and-beam setting.
Conveniently located on the upper level of the Base Lodge, this sit-down restaurant offers a seasonal lunch menu, along with large glass windows
that make dining a real slopeside experience.

For complete trip planning resources and information, explore this site, visitmwv.com, or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH) to talk to a Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce rep.

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