Where do you like to spend your sunny days? (NH1 photo / Kevin Deane)

Apr 13, 2015 11:42 AM

NH1 Top 5: The best places to enjoy the sunny weather in NH


It's happened, everyone.

The sun is out and some warmer weather is finally here. The temperatures are in the 70's for the first time in 6 months (it feels like it was longer).

So it occured to us, do Granite Staters even know what to do when the sun is out anymore?

Have you forgotten how to truly enjoy a warm and sunny day?

Fear not! This NH1 Top 5 is here to remind you with our favorite ways to spend time outside.

5. Your local downtown

The local downtown can be especially fun to explore. Lots of the local shops have their doors open. There's some merchandise displayed outside. Is there a shop you didn't know was there? An ice cream place you all but ignored in the winter? That special bench you forgot because it was buried under feet of snow? It's all there!

4. A hike

A favorite of ours, especially because New Hampshire is home to plenty of great trails and mountains. We like to hike with a group of folks and make an event out of it. Strap on your boots, fill your canteens and pack a phone - which we hope is just for pictures and not for an emergency.

3. Outside a restaurant and/or bar

Working inside on the first beautiful day of the year can be torture (trust us). But that's why there's this little thing called "Happy Hour," and we're fans. Enjoying a cold one and a quick bite to eat with a group of friendly folks while wearing sunglasses? It might just be our favorite extracurricular activity.

2. The park

Grab the dog, the kiddos and a ball of your choice and head to the nearest park around. It's been so long since the kids have played on the grass or properly used a swing, so don't be afraid to show them how it's done! Family time is fun time, and we think it's more fun in the sun.

1. Your patio/backyard

Is there anything better having a seat in the sun in your patio furniture for the first time of the season? OK, maybe if it's in front of a grill. And/or a cooler. Or with a bunch of your family and friends. And there's music on. If you managed all the above? Congratulations! You've officially won hanging out on a sunny day.


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