Welcome to the Best of NH

Since 2000, New Hampshire Magazine has polled and published the picks of its readers and editors in categories that range from best cupcakes to best martini to best antiques shop and everything in between.

Voting in these categories takes place each year, starting in mid-January. Our online-only ballot is the best way for readers and customers to recognize the best of the best that the Granite State has to offer.

Our annual Readers’ Poll and extensive list of Editor’s Picks all lead up to the state’s biggest celebration, The Best of NH Party, which will be held at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Please note that the 2019 ballot has closed. With nearly 15,000 votes, we’ll be busy calculating the results over the next few weeks. We anticipate reaching out to winners via phone and e-mail by early April.

Best of NH Winners

Best of NH 2018 Fun & Adventure

New Hampshire is a fun place, and these winners prove it. Relax at the spa, visit one of the state's best summer attractions, go glamping, eat and drink at summer festivals or take a local craft beer tour.

Best of NH 2018 This & That

Not all of New Hampshire's best things fit neatly into categories. Here are our Editor's Picks for all the quirky, interesting or just cool things you should know about.

Best of NH 2018 Shops & Services

Think of this as the ultimate guide to retail therapy. Plus, get excellent recommendations for services that range from pet groomers to fitness.

Best of NH 2018 Arts & Culture

Listen to music while taking in gorgeous views, see an independent film, take in a public art exhibit or spend an evening at the symphony.

Best of NH 2018 Food Odds & Ends

Here you'll find our suggestion for destination dining you shouldn't miss, the best vegetarian dishes, our readers' favorite new restaurant and much more.

Best of NH Party photos

2018 Best of NH Party

Photos from the 17th Annual Best of NH Party, held at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Photos by Wendy Wood, Kendal J. Bush and Karen Bachelder.

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