Boutique Hotel with Atlantic Ocean Views and Coastal Dining
Ashworth by the Sea has stood along Hampton, New Hampshire’s Ocean Boulevard for more than 100 years. The hotel’s retro sign—made up of slanting white letters set across a brick wall—is a distinctive feature along this oceanfront, which is regarded as one of New England’s finest. Hotel guests are treated to views of Hampton Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from their guest rooms, as well as from a rooftop deck.
Most of the boutique hotel’s rooms overlook the Atlantic Ocean, and each has an individual style and floor plan. At the onsite Breakers Restaurant and Bar, cooks craft New England clam chowder and other signature dishes (this Getaway includes a daily $10 dining credit). Recent renovations have outfitted the restaurant with a stone fireplace, a granite-topped bar, and wood flooring. On Friday and Saturday, Breakers offers live entertainment starting at 9 p.m.
Hampton, New Hampshire: Historical Town with Award-Winning Beaches
Hampton overlooks the blue-gray waters of the Atlantic Ocean from a seaside perch in southeastern New Hampshire. Every summer, visitors flock to Hampton Beach, the town’s main draw and one of only four shorelines in the country named a “superstar beach” by the Natural Resources Defense Council. This award goes to beaches with a long record of clean swimming water. Beginning on Memorial Day weekend, Hampton Beach hosts weekly fireworks displays and 80 evening concerts, and all are free to the public. Visitors can also grab bites to eat or beers at one of the many bars and cafés lining Ocean Boulevard, which runs along the coast.
The town dates back to the mid-17th century when it became the fourth English settlement in New Hampshire. To learn more about Hampton’s history, head a few miles inland to the Hampton Historical Society. The grounds contains a 19th-century schoolhouse, an 18th-century barn, and a small museum with photographs and documents from the town’s early days.