According to ExistingCountries, New Hampshire (NH) is a state with a rich industrial history. In the past, a lot of granite was mined, which is why the state is also known as ‘the Granite State’. Now New Hampshire is more known for the primaries that are held there every four years. The capital is Concord and the surrounding cities of Manchester, Portsmouth and Lincoln are popular destinations. Rent a car to travel from city to city while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. New Hampshire is also the perfect destination for a winter sports vacation. You have Green Mountains in the north that are quite wild, but in the east are the White Mountains that have a less rugged reputation. Of course there are many more areas that you will encounter during your trip. Hampton Beach can be found on the south coast, which is not far from Massachusetts and Maine. The beautiful beaches and boulevards are definitely worth a visit. The Isles of Shoals are granite islands off the coast, where almost nothing grows. It’s a great sight and will certainly make for a fun outing.