Next Stop, Nashua

River in Southern New Hampshire

Surrounded by pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods and close to plenty of adventure, Nashua is your all-access pass to New England! In addition to a lively, historic downtown and tax-free shopping, the second-largest city in New Hampshire also promises opportunities for permanent placement at Southern NH Medical Center. This is the perfect location for healthcare professionals to put down roots.

Take a day trip up north to admire New England’s famous fall foliage and explore four seasons of hiking, skiing, kayaking, and camping destinations. Just 45 minutes south, experience the rich history and bustle of Boston, Massachusetts. Head 30 minutes east to enjoy the allure and beauty of the Seacoast. Or, read on for a few of Nashua locals’ favorite recommendations close to home:

Top 5 Dining

The Nashua Garden – To sports enthusiasts’ delight, this is a prime location to gather and watch all the games. Upstairs, play shuffleboard and toss darts while listening to the rotating live music (with no cover). Or, just relax in the comfortable atmosphere downstairs and enjoy excellent service, delicious sandwiches, and local craft beer.

Surf – At Surf, the chefs work daily with seafood buyers to source the highest quality seafood from area fisherman. Their culinary expertise, coupled with an inviting environment, creates a wonderful combination. It’s no wonder Surf has been frequently voted Best Seafood Restaurant in the state by New Hampshire Magazine’s Readers Poll. ​

Bagel Alley – Check out this old-school bagel shop featuring freshly baked bagels and an assortment of cream cheeses and spreads. Be warned, portions are generous, so make sure you’re hungry when you visit!

Pig Tale – Enjoy a rustic-chic setting with various comfort fare, including delicious wood-fired pizza, house-crafted cocktails, and local beer. The diverse menu changes constantly to accommodate the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

La Carreta – With friendly staff and freshly prepared food, La Carreta offers a wonderful dining experience. Each sauce is made from scratch with authentic flavor. Locals enjoy being treated like family, naming La Carreta as the “BEST Mexican restaurant around!”

Top 5 Attractions

Pheasant Lane Mall – This two-level super mall boasts over 135 stores in an indoor, climate-controlled environment. Easily accessible from Route 3, it’s the number one choice for shopping and dining in surrounding communities.

Mine Falls Park – This beautiful bit of nature is nestled in the heart of Nashua to satisfy your outdoor recreation needs. The 325-acre park features plenty of forest for walking, biking, and fishing. Wander off the main trail to admire the picturesque waterfall or take advantage of the sports fields and playground.

Nashua YMCA – True to its mission, Nashua YMCA strives to help the community live a healthier life—spirit, mind, and body. This beautiful YMCA is well-equipped with a pool, extensive gym, track, fitness classes, and family-friendly environment. Whether you’re a serious athlete, community-focused individual, or a casual gym attendee, the Y has a place for everyone.

Holman Stadium – Home of the Silver Knights, this spacious baseball stadium has incredible energy during its games. The venue is also rich with history and fun to attend for other events, such as concerts.

Merrimack Premium Outlets – This outdoor shopping center features incredible daily discounts of 25 to 65 percent at over 100 stores, including Banana Republic, Coach, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Nautica, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger, and more!

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