Wondering what to do during April Vacation in the White Mountains?

This time of year is perfect for unexpected adventures, like a Beach Bash on a snowy mountain or meeting up with the Lorax in, of all places, a theatre deep in the woods of Intervale, NH. You could also boogie to Journey, book a Spring Adventure Tour up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, shop (tax-free, of course!), or cozy up in a cabin as watch the seasons change.

Whether you’re looking for a day of diversions or a week of respite, the White Mountains is your perfect April vacation getaway.

MA, ME, RI Vacation Week: April 15 – 19. NH Vacation Week: April 22 – 25

 

LOON MOUNTAIN RESORT (Lincoln, NH)

Splish splash – it’s a Beach Bash! Celebrate spring skiing at Loon Mountain Resort with a coconut hunt and other fun events. When it’s time for the adults to unwind, head to the Paul Bunyon Room for beachside vibes and Sun Cruiser, a new vodka-based hard iced tea.

Saturday, 4/13.

 

MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD (Gorham, NH)

Greet a new season with a remarkable look at what’s left over from winter. The Mt. Washington Auto Road is hosting a Spring Adventure Tour that will take you 4,800 feet above sea level to the iconic Cragway Drift, a section of the road that can receive up to 25 feet of snow in a season. Your trip doesn’t go all the way to the summit, but 5.4 miles will still get you well above tree line and perfectly set up for a special glimpse of the Auto Road’s one-of-a-kind spring road clearing process.

Cost: $35 – 75. | 4/20 & 4/21: 10:45am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm. | 4/27 & 4/28: 10:45am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm. | 5/4 & 5/5: 10:45am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm.

Mt. Washington Auto Road - Snow Clearing at Cragway Drift (Man Standing On Top of Large Snow Drift)
 

BELIEVE IN BOOKS LITERACY FOUNDATION (Intervale, NH)

Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax”! This is the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation's 14th annual Earth Day celebration at the Theater in the Wood, so expect it all: a live performance of “The Lorax”, plus a meet and greet with the Lorax after the show and an Earth Day-themed Storybook Trail just waiting to be explored by eager little ones.

Saturday, 4/20, 10am – 11am.

 

THE FLYING MONKEY MOVIE HOUSE & PERFORMANCE CENTER (Plymouth, NH)

If you can’t quite decide when to visit during Vacation Week, plan your trip around your favorite performer. The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth, NH has an impressive lineup that extends all the way from Massachusetts’ vacation week through the end of New Hampshire’s.

For full event details, visit The Flying Monkey’s website.

Friday 4/19 - Adam Ezra Group (Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 7:30pm). | Saturday 4/20 - Foreigners Journey featuring Constantine Maroulis (Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 7:30pm). | Sunday 4/21 - The Motet (Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 7:30pm). | Tuesday 4/23 - Taco Tuesday Film Series. Film TBD. (Doors: 5:45pm. Film: 6:30pm). Film Screening with free admission & $2 tacos. | Friday 4/26 - Sugar Mountain - A Tribute to Neil Young (Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 7:30pm). | Saturday 4/27 - British Guitar Blowout -The Music of Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck (Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 7:30pm)

Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center - Adam Ezra Group (Publicity Photo of Band)

 

NORTH COUNTRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT JEAN’S PLAYHOUSE (Plymouth, NH)

 Enjoy “A Night with Billy and Elton” and the North Country Center for the Arts at Jean’s Playhouse! Ed MCarron’s one man tribute to the music of Billy Joel and Elton John is reason enough to snag your tickets, but might we add there will also be a buffet dinner and basket raffles?  This fundraiser looks fun indeed.

Saturday, 4/13. Tickets: $65 in advance, $70 at the door.

 

OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT (Bretton Woods, NH)

Looking for a way to upgrade your April vacation getaway? Book a stay at the iconic Omni Mount Washington Resort and enjoy April Family Fun Week! This property has pulled out all the stops to keep your kids entertained all week long, including family movie nights, craft roll critters and DIY dirt cups, springtime trivia and nature scavenger hunts, and so much more. 

Omni Mount Washington Resort - View from Porch
 

TWIN BARNS BREWING CO. NORTH TAPROOM (North Woodstock, NH)

Tap into the live music scene and sample a few different beers at Twin Barns Brewing Co.’s North Taproom. (We’d suggest kicking off and then capping off vacation week with a visit if you want to up your intake of local acts.)

Friday, 4/12: Ryan Williamson. | Saturday, 4/13: Tom Boisse. | Friday, 4/19: Andrea Paquin. | Saturday, 4/20: Garrett Smith. All performances run 5 – 8pm.

Twin Barns Brewing Co. North Taproom - Garrett Smith Promo Image

 

SETTLERS GREEN (North Conway, NH)

Settlers Green in North Conway, NH is always home to great deals and fun events, and Vacation Week is looking no different – from a festive Spring Fling with an Art Walk, Ice Cream Social, Paint-a-Pot activity (and more!) to a World Art Day complete with a public art tour and art scavenger hunt with prizes, there’s something to keep kiddos entertained almost every day of the week.

Did we also mention an Earth Day celebration during NH Vacation Week that includes planting kits and free Cotopaxi Luzon 18L backpacks to the first 100 people who donate to a local trail organization? Add in a Spring Cleaning Soak & Sip later that week, and you’ll find a little shopping and celebrating is just what your vacation needed.

Head to Settlers Green’s website for more info on all their upcoming events, including dates.

Settlers Green World Art Day (Two Girls Holding Art Work with Sculpture)

 

WILDCAT MOUNTAIN (Gorham, NH)

Do you think your skiing skills are the Cat’s Meow? Make your way to Wildcat Mountain to show off your turns and boogie to some DJ tunes. Bonus points if you don some retro threads for the costume contest!

Saturday, 4/13.

 

WOODSTOCK INN BREWERY (North Woodstock, NH)

Beer. Apps. Entertainment. The Woodstock Inn Brewery in North Woodstock, NH is the spot in town to enjoy local brews alongside a live band, music bingo, or karaoke depending which day you visit! Might we suggest getting a babysitter for the night if you really want to live it up?

Live Band: Every Friday and Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30pm. | Music Bingo: Every Monday, 7 – 9pm. | Karaoke: Every Tuesday, 8:30 – 11:30pm.

 

If none of this is quite the ticket to your idea of April vacation entertainment, check out our other ideas for spring adventures