Looking for a weekend getaway without the kids? Sometimes vacations with the kids are the best ones, but there’s some things that just aren’t kid friendly. Here are some great trip ideas to make the most out of your time in the Western White Mountains. Breweries, theaters, dinner for two, beer yoga, and wineries are just a few of the fun things to do.
Kid Free Trip to a Brewery
Quench your thirst while learning about the brewing process that produces some of the greatest sales in New Hampshire’s Western White Mountains. Woodstock Inn serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and has lodging. In the brewery, they offer tours and sell their line of craft beer. In a recent development, Woodstock brewery has added “beer yoga” sessions called “Bend and Sip”. Start your day off right with some breakfast, followed by beer and yoga!
Kid Free Dinner and a Show
Jean’s Playhouse is a theater in Lincoln that hosts regular events and shows. They also travel to restaurants in the area to perform their “Dinner and a Show” act. Jean’s Playhouse was developed by the North Country Center for the Arts after a wide show of support for the arts in Lincoln. Over the years, Jean’s Playhouse has held over 80 shows on their stage. See what’s playing now on the Jean’s Playhouse stage.
Many restaurants in the area also host live music throughout the week and into the weekend. Check out the music schedule at places like Woodstock Inn and One Love Brewery. Enjoy some live music, delicious food, and premium brews.
Kid Free Trip to Treat Yourself
After a long week of working and traveling north, you deserve to relax and treat yourself to a spa day. There are plenty of spa options in the Western White Mountains, but Viaggio Spa and Wellness Center is one of the best. It is aptly-named because even a simple massage becomes a journey for your mind, body and soul. Viaggio offers several services from their professionally-trained and licensed staff including facials, massages, and a full service salon. Arrive at a place where the restorative serenity of a European-style health spa awaits you. This is a quiet sanctuary where you are pampered, stretched, and de-stressed. Your own “Viaggio” will leave you with a feeling of self-awareness and contentment.
Kid Free Trip: ‘Wine Not’ Go To A Wine Tasting?
Seven Birches Winery, located within the grand new RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain is hand-crafting classic European grape varietals and locally sourced fruits into wines of distinction. The fruit may be from around the world, but the wine in the bottles are pure New Hampshire. Seven Birches makes all of their wine in-house and holds regular wine tastings. Come in and try a flight for only $10! The winery also has “Meet the Winemaker” events for guests to come see the magic. Or, sign up to stomp grapes at the annual fall CRUSH Festival held every year in October.
Kid Free Trip for Outdoor Explorers
Franconia Notch State Park is located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which extends from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north. For eight miles, I-93 winds between the high peaks of the Kinsman and Franconia mountain ranges with plenty of outdoor adventures.
Kid Free Dinner and a Train Ride
After exploring the area indulge your senses with this most memorable dining experience! Take the 2 hour train ride and choose 5 courses for dinner prepared on board by their chef. The owner of the train, Michael French, is also a mixologist who prepares the cocktail recipes on the menu himself.
We say the perfect day as a couple in the White Mountains starts with Beer Yoga and ends with a luxury dinner for two on the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train or for a Jean’s Playhouse show. Treat yourself to a spa day or some scenic heights in the White Mountains and take some time to relax.