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LaconiaUnited States of America

Explore scenic Lake Winnipesaukee, play pinball in a classic arcade and see a vintage mill in this lakeside New Hampshire town.

Experience New England charm at its best in Laconia, New Hampshire. The town mixes quaint, small-town atmosphere with beautiful scenery and a calendar full of events throughout the year. Spend the day exploring Lake Winnipesaukee or learn about the area’s history in one of its many museums.

Find Laconia in the heart of the state’s Lakes Region, sandwiched between Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam Lake. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire. Discover miles of shoreline, boat-friendly waters and over 250 islands sprinkled across the lake. Go fishing for trout, salmon, whitefish, bass and more in Winnisquam Lake.

See an important piece of the town’s history at Endicott Rock. The state park, located on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, features a large rock from the lake that was inscribed by surveyors for the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1652.

Relax on the sandy shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at Weirs Beach. Stroll along the boardwalk and out onto Winnipesaukee Pier. Hop aboard the ship MS Mount Washington for a scenic cruise around the lake.

Stop at the Belknap Mill Museum, a historic textile mill in the center of town. In the Hosiery Museum, learn about the mill and the people who worked there. In the Power House, see exhibits about the discovery and use of hydroelectric power.

Play video games, pinball, miniature golf and more at Funspot Family Entertainment Center, which was once billed the "Largest Arcade in the World" by Guinness World Records. Go up to the third floor, where the American Classic Arcade Museum showcases vintage arcade and pinball machines. Learn about the history of the area at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, which is also located on the Funspot site.

Time your visit to coincide with one of the many annual events that draw crowds to Laconia every year. Come for Laconia Motorcycle Week in June, the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby in winter or the Pumpkin Festival in October.

Top Hotels in Laconia

Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
2 out of 5
480 Main Street, Laconia, NH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,442 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Paugus Bay and within 9 mi (15 km) of Weirs Beach and Lake Winnipesaukee. Tanger Outlets Tilton and ...

3.5/5Good! (151 reviews)

"Well kept, clean. Nice view of the town. Overall experience was pleasant."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/18

Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
Lake Opechee Inn and Spa
Lake Opechee Inn and Spa
3.5 out of 5
62 Doris Ray Ct, Laconia, NH
The price is NT$4,596 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paugus Bay and Opechee Park Cove Beach and Opechee Point Beach. Belknap Mill Society Museum ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (254 reviews)

"Liked everything about the property. We wanted to get away for a couple of days to relax and recharge, and found the perfect place at the Lake Opechee Inn and Spa. There was not a thing we did not like. The wife even bought a set of sheets."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/10

Lake Opechee Inn and Spa
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tilton - Lakes Region
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tilton - Lakes Region
2.5 out of 5
75 Tilton Road, NH Route 140, Tilton, NH
The price is NT$2,795 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

Situated in Tilton, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Tanger Outlets Tilton and within 12 mi (20 km) of Highland Mountain Bike Park and Canterbury Shaker Village. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Clean and spacious room. Really loved the window treatment that included a blackout blind within the double window. Being a coffee drinker, the Keurig in the room was a blessing."…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/18

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tilton - Lakes Region
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Laconia

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Gilford
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Gilford
2.5 out of 5
14 Sawmill Road, Gilford, NH
The price is NT$3,083 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated in a state park, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Bolduc Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lakes Region General Hospital and Belknap Mill Society ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (267 reviews)

"Our stay was wonderful. The room was very clean and cozy. Would definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/3

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Gilford
Sun Valley Cottages
Sun Valley Cottages
2.5 out of 5
686 Endicott Street North, Laconia, NH
The price is NT$1,962 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in Laconia, this cottage is within 2 mi (3 km) of Funspot Family Fun Center, Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, and Endicott Rock Park. Winnipesaukee Playhouse ...

3.8/5Good! (278 reviews)

"Decent place. Good location."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/5

Sun Valley Cottages
The Windrifter Resort
The Windrifter Resort
3.5 out of 5
337 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH
The price is NT$3,980 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in Wolfeboro, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Clark House Museum and Lake Winnipesaukee. Cate Park and Wright Museum are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (50 reviews)

"We didn’t realize that the office was about two miles from the room we stayed in, as we chose this hotel because it was one of the stops for a shuttle to a wedding we were attending. So we ended up having to drive back from the office to our room and unfortunately it defeated the purpose of the shuttle. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/12

The Windrifter Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Laconia

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5/5 - Excellent

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Nov 1, 2019

Great scenery for foliage, leaf peeping

4/5 - Good

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Oct 24, 2019

We were there in the off season so many places were closed. But the staff made good recommendations.

4/5 - Good

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Oct 22, 2019

It’s our family’s go to place for a quick getaway

4/5 - Good

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Oct 16, 2019

The fall leaves were beautiful.

4/5 - Good

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Oct 15, 2019

Everything was closing for the winter so dining and shopping was limited.

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 11, 2019

Mount Washington Boat Sunday Brunch was definitely worth going on.

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