Things to know for the holiday, from region to region
"Rain or shine, New Hampshire is opening up for the summer this weekend," said Tai Freligh, spokesman for the state Division of Travel and Tourism Development.
The Amoskeag Millyard is home to The Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St., which tracks the history of what is now Manchester, going back 11,000 years. It currently features a special exhibit on the War of 1812. The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., displays paintings by famous artists, including Picasso. A new exhibit, "Poster Mania! Leisure, Romance and Adventure in 1890s America," debuts this weekend.
There are 55 award-winning restaurants located in Manchester. Barnes and Noble, 1741 S. Willow St., is the biggest book store in the city. It is open today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
There are four cab companies in Concord with drivers available 24 hours a day. Other public transportation includes buses operated by Concord Area Transit with stops along Loudon Road, N. Main St., and Route 3. Adult fares cost $1.25, while seniors ride for 50 cents. Children younger than 5 ride free. The buses will not run on Monday.
There are two movie theaters in Concord: Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., and Regal Cinemas, 282 Loudon Road. The earliest movies are shown at 11:15 a.m., and the latest begins at 10:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $8 for matinees before 5 p.m. to $13.50 for evening 3D presentations.
The Concord Chamber of Commerce website lists 42 restaurants; 27 are categorized as casual dining establishments.
There are several gallery clothing stores on North Main Street, and the Granite State Candy Shoppe, 13 Warren St., is widely known for its ice cream as well as its chocolates.
Military service members and veterans can play golf for free Monday at Beaver Meadow Golf Course, 1 Beaver Meadow Road, and all other golfers can play for $25 if they wear red, white and blue.
Closer to the Massachusetts border, travelers in Pelham are urged to exercise caution, with the New Hampshire Department of Highway Safety sponsoring random seatbelt compliance and safety checkpoints over the long weekend. Police Chief Joseph Roark said Pelham police typically deploy extra patrol units during peak hours on holiday weekends.
Canobie Lake Park in Salem is open today and Monday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Throughout the holiday weekend, the park is observing Armed Forces Appreciation Days, with members of the military admitted for $10. (Regular adult admission is $35).
If rain spoils outdoor activities, The Pinball Wizard, 150 Bridge St., Pelham, features hundreds of vintage pinball machines, video games and skeeball. It is open today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
People looking for some culture can visit the Derry Opera House today for a concert titled, "Something Wonderful I Missed: The Musicals of 1973."
The Budweiser Clydesdales are a popular draw at 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack.
A tradition in downtown Meredith continues with the 22nd annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival at the Mill Falls Marketplace today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The state Marine Patrol is asking boaters who do go on the lakes to be cautious in case of low visibility today. Boaters are asked to obey all speed limits and safety rules.
Travelers will find gas prices a little cheaper than they were last summer. Thurston's will be selling gas at just under $4 a gallon, Thurston said; by comparison, the price at the end of August 2012 was about $4.20 a gallon, he said.
Police said they are not planning any extra patrols.
Sara Young-Knox, April Guilmet, Dan Seufert, Kim Houghton and Paul Feely contributed to this report.
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