New Hampshire The Lakes Region
The Lakes Region isn’t all scenery and serenity—any popular summer destination promises a boardwalk, ice-cream parlours and the chance to pick up a tattoo. Weirs Beach on the western shore of Winnipesaukee fills that role with a public beach, water slides, miniature golf, souvenir shops and one of the largest video arcades in the country.
Gentrified it’s not, which is precisely what keeps many families returning for its fun, Coney Island-like appeal. The nearby city of Laconia is famous for its rowdy nine-day motorcycle rally held every June since 1939. It draws more than 300,000 bikers and fans from all over the country.