Our Trip ~ Day One #NewHampshire #StoryLand

Family Vacation ~ Day One
We are traveling to New Hampshire and Maine for our fun family getaway! Each day I will let you know what we did and what we thought. Who knows? You may like it and want to plan out the same trip one day! We live in Rhode Island, so we are lucky that places like New Hampshire and Maine are not too far! 
View in North Conway, NH
It took us 3 1/2 hours to travel from RI to NH, and that’s even including driving through Boston in some mild traffic. Not bad at all! You could tell driving into New Hampshire how the State has a different feel. It is very beautiful with all the trees, and the Moose Crossing signs are our favorite! 
We are staying in North Conway, NH, which is 10 minutes from Story Land Amusement Park (our motivation for being here). My daughter is almost 8 years old, and she’s never been to an amusement park before. We thought it was time! 
Story Land
The hotel we decided on is the Hampton Inn & Suites. I will be doing a full review of the hotel and Story Land on upcoming posts. Let’s just say TWO THUMBS UP on both places so far! The hotel is nice and clean, and has a pool with water-slides (BIG ONES)! 

Hampton Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn & Suites Water Slides

Hampton Inn & Suites Water SlidesHampton Inn & Suites Water Slides
Hampton Inn & Suites Water Slides
The amusement park (Story Land) was perfect today too! Many fun rides for the kids without it being too overwhelming. It is our first park experience. Our favorite rides so far are the Bamboo Shoot and the Polar Coaster. We are going back tomorrow for more! Did you know that if you enter Story Land after 3pm that you get free tickets to come back again? We are going back tomorrow and CAN’T WAIT!
Ride at Story LandRide at Story Land
Ride at Story Land

Ride at Story Land

Ride at Story Land

Ride at Story Land
For dinner we ate at the Muddy Moose, which is a cute and quaint restaurant and pub. The food and atmosphere are wonderful! After that we got dessert on the way home at Lickety Splitz! It is a yummy ice cream parlor with a “top your own sundae” bar! My daughter went overboard.
Muddy Moose Restaurant NH

Muddy Moose Restaurant NH

Lickety Splitz NHLickety Splitz NH

Overall day one of our trip has been amazing! I can’t wait to see what the rest of our trip brings. Thanks for coming along with us and check back daily to see what we did! 
Do you have any family vacation plans this summer? If so, where to?  


  1. I am so excited for you! This looks like so much fun!!! I can’t wait to go to Storyland next week. I love the water slide- is that new?

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun. :D Not fair, I want to meet Cinderella and slide on a frog. :( I hope you all enjoy your trip!

  3. That looked like a lot of fun! Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

  4. I wish I could go on a vacation. Looks like so much fun.

  5. Looks awesome!
    I LOVE NH!!

  6. OK, that frog gets around…lol. My husband stays at a Wyndym that has the same frog and my daughter loves it! Looks like day 1 was a success!

  7. Oh looks like you are off to a great start!!! Hope you have a wonderful vacation.

  8. I want a hotel with a water slide! I’ve never even heard of that. I’ll have to look that up next time I travel. SOO worth spending extra money.

  9. These are the vacations I won’t ever forget! I looked forward to going to Storyland and Santa’s Village every summer. And, TJ and I just ate at the restaurant last summer! LOL We are so lucky to have NH so close by! Enjoy! Great photos!

  10. Wow that pool area looks great! The theme looks like fun too! What awesome pics, I am going to have to come back everyday and see what you guys did :)

  11. Looks like a Great day! :D Love the Story Land pictures!

  12. I’ve always wanted to go to Storyland! Looks like my son would love it. And looks like your family had a blast! Great post :)

  13. I lived in NH for 18 years before returning to my home state of NY a few years ago and I’m so glad that you enjoyed visiting NH – it’s a very special state – I hope to move back there some day.

    I can’t complain too much about where I live in upstate NY – just on the cusp of the Adirondack Mountains in Lake George, NY. It’s a great area for family vacations!

  14. we are planning a trip to storyland and seeing your hotel pics has settled where we are going to stay! Thanks!!!

  15. Valerie Triana Nordin says:

    We went last year and will go again when my husband returns from Afganistan. I will definitely keep Muddy Moose in mind since I did not enjoy the McDs next door!

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