Things to do in North Conway, NH if the Weather is Crappy
Updated: Oct 14, 2022
You've been planning on vacationing in North Conway, NH, the jewel of the White Mountains. Your bags are packed, you got someone to house sit while you're gone, and the last thing you do is check the weather in North Conway.
Egads, rain is predicted for your family vacation! You need to plan some rainy day things to do in North Conway since the weather is going to be crappy!
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Don't lose heart, there are lots of things to do in North Conway no matter the weather!
You can have lots of fun walking around Settlers Green outlet shopping mall, getting awesome deals, shopping for New England made creations in the specialty shops in the Village, catch a movie, and last but not least, learn some cool stuff in the Extreme Mt Washington museum at the top of Mt Washington!
Settlers Green the North Conway outlet mall was built in 1988 when Outlet Mall shopping was not commonplace. The site it is built on was previously an airport servicing the Mount Washington Valley.
This is the place for leisurely shopping because bargains and discounts on brand name merchandise is the norm here! Plan on heading home with either an extra bag or a stuffed suitcase full of bargains!
Shop until you drop at Settlers Green Outlet Village features more than 70 stores, restaurants and shops making it the largest Outlet Mall in New England AND it's TAX FREE!
You can find outdoor wear for your active sports at outlet shops including Nike Factory Store, Adidas, Eddie Bauer, Reebok, and Sunglass Hut. Kids will have a ball shopping – or let me rephrase that, shopped for, at Carter's, Gymboree, Toys R Us, and the Children's Place.
Stock up on unique gifts for that special someone at Zales, and Yankee Candle.
Relax for a bit and grab something to eat at Brandli's Pizza & Grille, Wrapsody N' Greens or Kaity’s Big Chill.
Whether you're a browser or a power shopper, be sure to plan at least a day in your itinerary for shopping at Settlers' Green Outlet Village, just a walk across the grounds from the lobby of the North Conway Grand.
Thanks to northconwaynh.com, here's a list of stores at Settlers Green Outlet Village.
If it’s Accessories and Jewelry you are after here are some outlets to pop into:
Clair’s: From tween’s to teen’s this store is where mom can even find some fashion trends such as earrings, necklaces and more!
Coach: Need the newest design of handbags? Wallet or scarf? Come on in for all your fine fashion tastes.
Kay Jewelers Outlet: Your trusted source for engagement and wedding rings, diamonds, charms and all types of jewelry.
Lids: One of many sports attire outlets Lids offers visitors a wide variety of top of the line hats, sunglasses and other brand names.
Sunglass Hut: Need some new shades for that beautiful sunny weather out and about in the White Mountain Valley? Go right on in and see what the Sunglass Hut has to offer you and your family!
Zale’s Outlet: Is it diamonds you are after or even maybe some pearls? Zale’s jewelry is the fine place to look at simply beautiful style jewelry.
If you are looking for those Fashion Needs here are some wonderful outlets to enjoy.
Aeropostale: Any age can enjoy Aeropostale's style of clothing to jeans, tee’s to even accessories.
American Eagle Outfitters: The place to shop for men’s and woman’s jeans, tees, shoes and more!
April Cornell: Has beautiful clothing style for young girls and woman alike. It also has beautiful style home décor and accessories any girl would love.
Banana Republic Factory Store: Has all your latest fashion needs to suits, casual wear and accessories to match!
Brooks Brothers Factory Store: Here you can find wonderful dress shirts and other apparel of all styles for everyone in your family as well as suits, dresses, and even styles for your Country Club’s needs.
Carters: Did you and your family welcome a new born or a family friend? Or even have a little tyke, Carters is one of several stores for small children’s dress needs.
Champion Outlet: Has shoes to running gear, to work out outfits, Champion will help you suit your needs!
Chico’s: Ladies this outlet is for you! Chico’s has a wide variety of outfits from sweaters, pants denim and accessories you are sure to love.
Dress Barn: Is for the career woman and her dressing needs or for any fashion to casual wear.
Eddie Bauer Outlet: Looking for casual wear with style? This outlet has it all from shoes to swim wear and more.
Gap: Who can resist a great deal for clothing at Gap with everyday great savings?
Gymboree Outlet: Another great store for your children’s clothing needs from newborns and up!
Haggar: From casual shirts to dress pants, Hagger has the styles you love and want.
Hanes Brands: Has a variety of garments for you and your family to pick and choose from.
J. Crew Factory: How can anyone resist J. Crew’s fashionable sensible styles for any event in your life? From casual to evening wear and even accessories.
Jockey: Has your active wear to casual wear for great prices!
Justice: For the young girl in your life this store has all her fashion needs.
Levi’s: Is jeans you need? Levi’s has all the styles you and your family will love.
Maiden Form: Ladies, this store has all your undergarment needs to even sleepwear you will love.
Old Navy: Has all the hottest styles you and your family will love with everyday great prices.
OshKosh B’Gosh: For kids 0-12, OshKosh B’gosh offers timeless and trend-right clothing grounded in an authentic American heritage.
Pacific Sunwear: From hats, to great clothes Pacific Sunwear has a great style you will enjoy.
Rue 21 Company Store: Has great styles of clothing and accessories for everyday wear at everyday great prices.
Talbots: Ladies you will love this store with its chic look and accessories.
Tommy Hilfiger: Has all the latest fashion from casual to dress wear and so much more.
The Children’s Place: High quality, value priced clothing and accessories for boys and girls. Sizes 0-14.
Under Armour: Has all your athletic needs for outer wear for the active person.
Van Heusen: Has a variety of other brand names you love from causal and dress with more accessories.
Wilson’s Leather Outlet: Has wonderful style leather jackets, bags and wallets.
Looking for some gift idea’s Here are some outlets to check out while you are shopping in Settler’s Green.
Brookstone: Looking for a great deal on innovative gift idea’s? Brookstone has great deals on the most interesting items and more.
Crabtree & Evelyn: This store is internationally recognized for original fragrances, luxurious bath & body products, gourmet foods, & elegant gifts.
Kitchen Collection: This store has all your cooking items from pots, pans to even cooking stones you will love with so much more.
Lindt: Chocolate lovers enjoy Lindt’s delicious Swiss chocolate and its wide variety to enjoy.
Stonewall Kitchen: Has your cooking essentials needs from homemade jellies to a variety of baking mixtures, this place has it all!
Toys R Us Express: It’s all about kids here! Come on in and enjoy the latest toys your children will love.
Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton: Shop for crystal, stemware, china, vases, gifts and more!
Yankee Candle: This store has a huge selection of candleswith abundant scents, accessories and gifts!
Looking for Footwear and Shoes and accessories?
Adidas: Looking for new sports gear and apparel? Adidas has just what you are looking for from shoes, to clothing and more.
Crocs: Come shop for their innovative casual footwear for men, woman and children!
Famous Footwear Outlet: Has a wide variety of brand shoes you love with great prices.
G.H. Bass & Co. Outlet: Come shop for all of your shoe and accessory needs.
Gold Toe: The place to find the largest selection of socks for men, woman and children.
Journey’s: Has the latest hot new items for those who like hip and trendy wear, for affordable prices they offer styles such as Puma, Converse, Ugg’s and more!
New Balance Factory Store: Come on in for premium New Balance footwear and apparel.
Nike Factory Store: Has all your physical activities needs from clothes to shoes and more.
Reebok: Has yet more of the athletic clothing and shoe styles you’ll need.
Rockport: Has men’s women’s, and children’s style shoes and accessories to enjoy!
Stride Rite: Has the shoe fashion for your child’s needs for everyday great prices!
Timberland Factory Store: Has rugged boots, shoes, clothing, backpacks , luggage and accessories.
Looking for Luggage and accessories?
Travelpro Luggage Outlet: This store has all your luggage needs.
Need a bite to eat and drink or maybe need a snack?
Brandli’s: Come on in and grab a slice of pizza or enjoy a delicious sub or salad to even more great foods!
Kaity’s Big Chill: Seasonal Outdoor Bistro. Offers soft ice-creams, sundaes, shakes, smoothies and more.
White Mountain Cupcakery: Come on in and taste their award-winning cupcakes in a variety of enticing flavors!
Wrapsody N’ Greens: Seasonal Outdoor Bistro. Has wraps, panini’s salads and smoothies!
Have FUN and go get some deals!!
The Mt Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center has moved to Concord but...
The Mount Washington Observatory is located on Mt Washington, at the end of the Mt Washington Auto Road.
Their mission is: Mount Washington Observatory is a nonprofit research and educational institution working to advance understanding of Earth's weather and climate.
A few of the things to do on Mt Washington include:
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More than 200,000 people hike, drive, or take the Cog Railway to the top of Mt Washington every year.
In winter, there are brutally cold temperatures, extremely high winds that causes ice to form sideways, and historically, the worst weather on earth.
The weather on Mt Washington rivals that of Mt Everest and the north and south poles.
The admission cost for the Summit Museum is zero if you summit Mt Washington by the Mt Washington Auto Road or the Cog Railway!
North Conway, NH is a shoppers delight! I don't just mean outlet shops either.
Sure, we have Settlers Green Outlet Mall (see above) and Christmas Tree Shops but when you're vacationing in a Village, it's great to shop old-fashioned!
I'm going to introduce you to 10 of my favorite specialty and gift shops that all within walking distance of each other!
1. Zeb's General Store - Smack dab in the center of North Conway Village sits this unique and bustling old fashioned country store. If you feel the need to bring home a few presents for those that didn't get to vacation or if you are hungry for some penny candy, Zeb's has these and MUCH more! I'm partial to Zeb's because it's the ONLY place I can still buy sour pickles!
2. Bavarian Chocolate Haus - a short walk south is the chocolate Mecca of the Valley! By the pound or by the piece you won't find higher quality chocolate in North Conway.
3. North Conway 5 and 10 - If you are a lover of all things old fashioned then make this your first stop! Want a great book to read or an old fashioned toy for the kids? How about some pine scented pillows? Anyone over the age of 40 will be caught saying, "Hey, remember this?" :)
4. Handcrafters Barn - Everything is handmade! Now that we're all at the stage in life where we admit that we'll NEVER make all those great crafts, this is the place to shop. Prices are very reasonable for quality handmade crafts and you will definitely find something you like in 3 packed floors of shopping!
5. Christmas Loft - The kids have Santa's Village and we have Christmas Loft! Ooo la la... you will love the spectacular Christmas displays of ornaments, pictures, trees and much more that they have year round. Hold onto wee one's hands as this is an adult toy land.
6. White Birch Books - Want to relax? Read a book? Stop by White Birch Books which is locally owned and operated. You'll find folks that love books, a cozy atmosphere, huge assortment of great books and its in-town location makes it very convenient.
7. It's My Girlfriend's Consignment - Did you forget a raincoat or a bathing suit? Head over and you'll be treated with a large selection of great clothing and accessories at great consignment prices!
8. The Rugged Mill - Even if you're not a logger or a hiker you can look like one if you make your clothing selections at Rugged Mill. They offer quality outdoor wear for men and women.
9. International Mountain Equipment (IME) - Headed out climbing? You'll find what you need here plus much more!
10. Stan and Dan's - Locally owned and operated this is the absolute best place to shop for skis and boots. Their staff is highly trained to fit YOU to the equipment and to fit the equipment to your skill level.
Feel free to call me at (603) 662 - 5391 for other recommendations of things to do in North Conway!
Whether it's a rainy afternoon or a starry night, going to a movie in North Conway is an option!
Mt Valley Mall Cinema 7, Settler's Green outdoor summertime movies, and Bridgton Twin Drive-In Theater (a 30 minute drive that's well worth the effort) all bring you movies that are sure to please!
The Mt Valley Mall Cinema offers seven large viewing rooms with movies changing every week. Settlers Green shows movies in the open air in the evening during the summer. The showings are weather dependent and check their website for showtimes, dates and movie titles.
If you're looking to step back in time, head over to Bridgton, ME to the Bridgton Twin Drive-In Theater. Adults and children alike love the experience of a drive in theater. The Drive-In offers two selections a night. Check it out... it's worth the trip!
Feel free to give Teena a call for more information about North Conway Outlets!