10 Things to Love About Lebanon, NH | Optimum Perm

10 Things to Love About Lebanon, NH

New Hampshire has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live and work in the United States. With no income or sales tax, this state, and Lebanon in particular, offers the added benefits of being a beautiful area that combines history, industry, and business. Oh, and did we mention there’s a current position available through Optimum Permanent Placement?

Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of terrain to cover. Lebanon is tucked near the border of Vermont, offering proximity to the very best of New England. Hike and ski amid the White Mountains of New Hampshire or hop over the border to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Ever tried snowshoeing or snowmobiling? There’s no better location! In the summer, enjoy boating, swimming, or kayaking across crystal clear lakes.

If you’d rather keep it indoors, explore local shops filled with novelty items or the outlet malls. Then, head to one of the hot destinations just a day trip away! Visit the Seacoast and be sure to check out Hampton Beach’s summer firework shows or spend the day in historic downtown Portsmouth. When you tire of that, take a day trip (or two or three) to Boston, MA, or even a long weekend to Martha’s Vineyard or Cape Cod. Your opportunities are truly endless.

Since we know you can’t wait to visit Lebanon, we have put together a list of “top five” restaurants and attractions for you to visit when you check out the area. Read on so you can put together your trip itinerary!

Top 5 Dining

Four Aces Diner – Since 1952, this classic All-American diner has been serving delicious (and generous) portions of food for a good value! The unique train-car design and vintage decorations create the perfect backdrop for all-day breakfast and traditional comfort food.

Elixir Restaurant – Nestled right in the historic downtown of White River Junction, Vermont, this restaurant serves delicious, freshly prepared food with local ingredients. If you’re seeking a perfectly complemented wine menu, you’ve found the place!

Jesse’s Steak and Seafood – Jesse’s serves incredible food and a rotating menu, including a mouthwatering seafood selection. Better yet, they boast the best happy hour around with $3 craft drafts! If you’re not a beer drinker, there are plenty of house-made cocktails and wine options.

Murphy’s – Murphy’s serves traditional pub fare in a fun tavern, and it just so happens to be voted the best restaurant in the area. The atmosphere is special, featuring dark wood and walls decorated with books. If you’re looking for an intimate night out, this is your spot.

Salt Hill Pub – Established in 2003, this Irish pub has a great atmosphere, serves authentic food, and welcomes live music. Owned and operated by Joe and Josh Tuohy, the brothers strive to serve honest food and perfect points!

Top 5 Attractions

Hood Museum of Art – Owned and operated by Dartmouth College, this recently renovated museum dates to 1772. Featuring both permanent collections and visiting exhibits, there are significant pieces from a variety of styles, including American, Native American, European, African, and Melanesian art.

Mascoma Lake – Over 1,100 acres, Mascoma is a picturesque spot for swimming, boating, and fishing (or ice fishing)! In the summer, visitors enjoy camping at Mascoma Lake Campground.

Montshire Museum of Science – As one of the busiest museums in northern New England, Montshire boasts more than 150 exhibits featuring nature, technology, astronomy, and physical science. The interactive exhibits and programs extend outdoors, taking advantage of the museum’s unique riverfront setting.

Northern Rail Trail of New Hampshire – New Hampshire’s longest rail-trail stretches 57.6 miles from Lebanon to Boscawen and spans two counties. This four-season trail accommodates walking and biking in addition to other outdoor recreation, depending on the location. Explore farmland, quaint New England towns, and a covered bridge.

PowerHouse Mall – Take advantage of New Hampshire’s tax-free shopping at the PowerHouse Mall! Meander through a variety of shops and restaurants and enjoy small-town living blended with big-city amenities.

Interested in learning more about permanent opportunities in New Hampshire? Contact Optimum Permanent Placement Services at 603.732.0663 to connect with a knowledgeable recruiter, and check out our blog for the latest news and other helpful information.