Visiting the Lakes Region
Laconia | Meredith | Tilton | Gilford | Belmont | New Hampton | Sanbornton
The Lakes Region is one of the most coveted vacation spots in New Hampshire. Surrounding lakes such as Winnipesaukee, Pemigewasset, and Winnisquam provide the ideal escape from bustling city life. Historic annual events like Laconia Motorcycle Week, NASCAR races, and Pumpkin Fest continue to draw thousands to state, and cement the area as the destination for vacation.
In addition to breathtaking views, the region has a variety of food options from pizza joints to authentic Italian cuisine, and overnight lodging at campgrounds and lakeside cottages that put you at the forefront of lake fun. Read below for your itinerary inspiration when deciding to eat, sleep, and explore New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.
Dining in Laconia
CJ Avery’s Grille & Bar | 10 Railroad Ave, Laconia, NH 03246
Known for their “Best in the Word” Roast Prime Rib and large offerings of family friendly menu items and alcoholic beverage choices for 21+.
Fratello’s Italian Grille – Laconia | 799 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246
Visit the historic Laconia building to find Fratello’s for classic Italian meals featuring Wood-Fired Brick Oven Pizza, Steaks,Seafood and other favorites.
O Steaks & Seafood – Laconia | 62 Doris Ray Court, Lakeport, NH 03247
Located near Lake Opechee, O’s offers an upscale menu options like the Kobe & Shitake Mushroom Meatloaf and Lobster Mac & Cheese.
Find tasty southwest inspired options like the Wild West Burger and Baja Grilled Fish Tacos. T-Bones serves American classics including Chicken Parmesan and a Center Cut N.Y. Sirloin.
Lodging in Laconia
Half Moon Motel & Cottages | 28 Tower St, Laconia, NH 03246
Located at the center of the boardwalk right at Weirs Beach, you’ll find close proximity to restaurants, the pier and exceptional views.
The Margate on Winnipesaukee | 76 Lake St, Laconia, NH 03246
A lakefront resort that offers guests a private beach, and access to a variety of amenities from exercise classes, luxurious overnight rooms, and dining at the property.
The Naswa Resort | 1086 Weirs Boulevard, Laconia, NH 03246
A historic tourist resort destination on Weirs Beach with lakeside rooms, suites, and cottages with private balconies. Eat at the NazBar & Grill and Blue Bistro for onsite cuisine offerings.
Dining in Meredith
Camp | 300 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3), Meredith, NH 03253
Camp restaurant embodies times spent at camp with a tin roof, pine tables, and comfort food like Pot Roast, Chicken Pot Pie, and S’mores for dessert.
Giuseppe’s Showtime Pizza | 312 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253
Located across from Lake Winnipesaukee at the historic Mill Falls Marketplace, Giuseppe’s serves gourmet Pizza, Steak, Veal, Seafood, and more.
Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant | 233 Daniel Webster Hwy Meredith, NH 03253
The restaurant has been locally owned and operated by the Hart family since 1954, and specializes in “Harty” meals and the concept of Thanksgiving every day.
Lodging in Meredith
Clearwater Campground | 26 Campground Rd, Meredith, NH 03253
Located on Lake Pemigewasset, Clearwater Campground offers campsite and cabin rentals with amenities like beach access for swimming and fishing, boat dock slips, a dog park, and a playground for kids.
Nutmeg Inn | 80 Pease Rd, Meredith, NH 03253
Only 5 minutes from downtown Meredith and located on seven acres of land, the B&B has history that dates back to 1763 and provides guest a step away from city surroundings.
Dining in Tilton
Greenside Restaurant | 360 Laconia Rd, Tilton, NH 03276
This Lakes Region local favorite at Lochmere Country Club delivers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for the entire family.
Tilt’n Diner | 61 Laconia Rd, Tilton, NH 03276
A traditional 50’s style diner with comfort classics and walking distance to the Tanger Outlets for a quick shopping trip.
Winni Grille | 650 Laconia Rd., Tilton, NH 03276
Casual dining restaurant with unique House Specials like the Ribeye Melt, Jambalaya, and Winni Stir Fry.
Lodging in Tilton
Hampton Inn & Suites | 195 Laconia Rd., Tilton, New Hampshire, 03276
With 92 guest rooms, there is plenty of space to explore the surrounding area with the Tanger Outlets, just minutes from Silver Lake, and a short distance from Tilton restaurants.
Holiday Inn Express Tilton | 75 Tilton Rd, Tilton, New Hampshire 03276
Another lodging option close to the Tilton action. A quick drive to Weirs beach and the deals at the Tanger Outlets. Take a dive into their indoor pool to cool off during a hot summer day and the hot tub in the winter months.
Tilton Inn & Onions Pub Restaurant | 255 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276
The original Inn was built in 1875 and has hosted famous guests such as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. The Onions Pub & Restaurant is located on the main floor of the Inn so there your stay is all inclusive.
Dining in Gilford
Kitchen Cravings | 15 Airport Rd, Gilford, NH 03249
With a menu influenced by travels around the U.S., Kitchen Cravings offers menu items such as Quiche of the Day, Baked Breakfast Burrito, and the Irish Benedict to cure your cravings.
Patrick’s Pub & Eatery | 18 Weirs Road, Gilford, NH 03249
In business for more than 24 years, Patrick’s Pub is the Laconia landmark for draft beers, Irish meals, and giving back to the community.
Lodging in Gilford
Ames Farm Inn | 2800 Lake Shore Road, Gilford, NH 03249
Ames Farm Inn has lakeside cottages and rooms available on their 135 acre property. They have a dedicated quarter mile of space on Lake Winnipesaukee perfect for a dockside summer retreat.
Fireside Inn & Suites | 17 Harris Shore Rd, Gilford, NH 03249
With 59 rooms and 24 suites, Fireside Inn & Suites only provides guests a deluxe continental breakfast, indoor and outdoor pools, and complimentary Isamax Snacks Wicked Whoopie Pies in each room!
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Gilford | 14 Sawmill Rd, Gilford, NH 03249
Only minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee, TownePlace Suites offers comfortable accommodations in close proximity to Meadowbrook Bank of Pavilion for night of music and Gunstock for skiing.
Dining in Belmont & New Hampton
104 Diner | 752 NH Route 104, New Hampton, NH 03256
104 Diner is the home to comfort foods and breakfast all day. Indulge in favorites like the Tuna Melt, Shepard’s Pie, and the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich.
Shooters Tavern | 190 DW Highway, Belmont, NH 03220
This Lakes Region sports bar is the stop for a game of pool and the best pub food around. Breakfast is served every Sunday and their famous Wings are only 50 cents on Sundays and Mondays.
Lodging in Belmont, New Hampton, & Sanbornton
Lake House At Ferry Point B&B | 100 Lower Bay Rd, Sanbornton, NH 03269
Located on the shores of Lake Winnisquam, explore nature and the area’s surroundings. Kayak and use the private beach access to catch some sun, and eat breakfast in peace while dining with lake views.
Silver Lake Park Campground & Cabins | 389 Jamestown Rd, Belmont, NH 03220
With 600 feet of lake access, Silver Lake Park Campground & Cabins is perfect for campers. Pop and tent or park an RV at Silver Lake for a private boat launch, lakeside bonfires, and endless summer fun.
Twin Tamarack Family Campground | 41 Twin Tamarack Rd, New Hampton, NH 03256
All campers welcome at Twin Tamarack Family Campground on Lake Pemigewasset . Take a scenic bike ride on surrounding trails, swim in the crystal clear swimming pool for the complete campground experience.