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Manchester Walking Tour: Other Local Sites

We hope you enjoy the Manchester walking tour! The online version of the tour can be found here. This page covers other local sites not situated on our tour that you may want to consider visiting. The first section covers general sites, while the second section covers restaurants. All are in alphabetical order.

Other Local Sites to Visit

Arm’s Park

  • Location: 10 Arm’s Street Manchester, NH
  • About: A nice walk along the Merrimack River. This park forms part of the Heritage Trail. Along the way, you can stop by the Ralph Baer statue – the Father of Video Games. Located behind the mill buildings (across the river) is CMC (Catholic Medical Center, one of the two hospitals in the city of Manchester.

Currier Art Museum

  • Location: 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
  • Hours: Open Thursday (10 a.m.—8 p.m.) and Friday—Sunday (10 a.m.—5 p.m.)
  • About: This art museum was founded in 1929. It features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photos, and sculptures. The museum also offers tours of the only two Frank Lloyd Wright houses in New England. Both are in the north end of Manchester (and are currently closed). On Sundays, visitors enjoy brunch in the café with live music, table service, and a rotating menu.

Derryfield Country Club

  • Location: 7-minute drive from campus at 625 Mammoth Rd Manchester, NH
  • Hours: Monday—Sunday (6 am–7 p.m.)
  • About: Established in 1932. Includes an 18-hole golf course and restaurant that overlooks the grounds. Also, a great spot to go sledding/tubing in the winter.

Granite State Escape

  • Location: 795 Elm Street Manchester, NH
  • Hours: Open Thursday—Sunday (hours vary)
  • About: Escape room adventures!

Livingston Park

  • Location: 244 Hooksett Rd
  • About: 3-minute drive from campus. This park includes a walking trail that circles around Dorr’s Pond. It also has a running track, soccer fields, green space, and other amenities.

Lake Massabesic

  • Location: 12-minute drive from campus. You can park and view the lake at Front Park, which is located at 16 Londonderry Turnpike (route 28B bypass) in Auburn, NH.
  • About: The lake covers 2,560 acres within the city of Manchester and town of Auburn and is the home to Manchester’s drinking water. Surrounding the lake, you will find several recreational trails.

Merrimack Outlets

  • Location: 80 Premium Outlets Blvd. Merrimack, NH
  • Hours: Open Monday—Sunday (hours vary)
  • About: Great place to enjoy shopping in tax-free New Hampshire. Outlet includes 103 stores, as well as restaurants.

Millyard Museum

  • Location: 200 Bedford Street Manchester, NH
  • Hours: Open Thursday—Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • About: Walkable from Arm’s Park. The museum is located in one of the former Amoskeag mill buildings. It tells the story of the history of Manchester and the people who lived and worked here.

South Willow Street

  • Shopping area that has the Mall of New Hampshire, lots of plazas, and additional restaurants.

Vertical Dreams

  • Location: 250 Commercial Street Manchester, NH
  • Hours: Open Monday—Friday (3-8 p.m.) and Saturday—Sunday (11 a.m.-8 p.m.)
  • About: Indoor rock-climbing gym

Other Restaurants to Visit

All eateries on this list are within walking distance or a short (few minutes) drive from campus.


  • Cotton—American-style cuisine and unique cocktails. Located at 75 Arms St.
  • The Birch on Elm—Small plates and hand-craft cocktails. Located at 931 Elm St.
  • Hanover Street Chophouse—Traditional American restaurant that offers high-end steaks, seafood, and wine. Located at 149 Hanover St.
  • Piccola Italia Ristorante—Italian food and fine dining. Located at 815 Elm St.
  • XO on Elm—Locally sources American fare, tapas, and cocktails. Located at 827 Elm St.

Casual Dining

  • 900 Degrees Pizzeria—Neapolitan style pizza, pasta, and other Italian cuisine. New Hampshire magazine voted it best of New Hampshire in 2020. Located behind the Manchester campus at 50 Dow St.
  • Campo Enoteca—Farm to table Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Located at 969 Elm St.
  • Consuelos Taqueria—Authentic Mexican restaurant. Located at 36 Amherst St.
  • Diz’s Café—Delicious comfort food with a twist. Located at 860 Elm St.
  • El Rincon Taqueria— Traditional Mexican food. Located at 10 Lake Ave.
  • Firefly—American bistro and bar. Located at 22 Concord St. Manchester, NH
  • The Foundry— This farm-to-table restaurant has a beautiful view of the Merrimack River. Located at 50 Commercial St.
  • The Hooked (seafood)—American and Seafood cuisine. The restaurant is right next door to the Palace Theatre. Indoor and outdoor dining is available, and take-out. Located at 100 Hanover St.
  • Puritan Backroom—Founded 104 years ago, this restaurant claims to have invented the chicken tender in 1974. They won one of six James Beard American classic awards in 2020. A must try! Located at 245 Hooksett Rd.
  • Red Arrow Diner—This old-fashioned 24-hour diner was founded in 1922. They invented the New England classic dish called American Chop Suey! Located at 61 Lowell St.
  • Strange Brew Tavern—New Hampshire’s original craft beer bar. Located at 88 Market St.
  • Thirsty Moose—Local chain in Southern NH, this taphouse offers craft beer, bar/grill style food, and entertainment. Located at 795 Elm St.

Quick Bites

  • Bridge Café—Breakfast and lunch food options available. A go-to MCPHS favorite! Located at 1117 Elm St.
  • The Gyro Spot—A greek-style restaurant serving build-your-own pita sandwiches. Located at 1073 Elm St.
  • Lalas Hungarian Pastry—Offering traditional Hungarian meals and desserts since 1997. Located at 836 Elm St.

Cafes and Snacks

  • A&E Coffee and Tea—Sustainable coffee and tea shop. Located at 1000 Elm St.
  • Café La Reine—See tour stop for description.
  • Restoration Café—This café offers clean food and beverages for all dietary needs and lifestyles. Located at 235 Hanover St.
  • The Smoothie Bus—See tour stop for description.