Take the Quiz

Emily Kulp

If you are taking a tour of our University of New Hampshire Durham campus this summer and looking for a way to extend your trip into a full day, weekend or vacation, you’re in the right place! There are so many things to do near the University of New Hampshire. Welcome back to our quiz series. Get ready to take the quiz* below to see where you should take a day trip near UNH.

*Count how many of each letter you choose and add them up at the end for your results. There are no wrong answers. Take the quiz as many times as you want to help you decide where to visit in Seacoast New Hampshire and Maine.

Aerial view of Portsmouth, NH

Aerial view of Portsmouth, NH

Question #1:

How far from UNH are you willing to travel?

A) 20 minutes

B) 15 minutes

C) 10 minutes

D) 30 minutes

E) Anywhere from 10-30 minutes

Newmarket, NH

Newmarket, NH

Question #2:

What is your ideal day trip location?

A) A coastal town with plenty of dining, shopping and arts venues

B) An eclectic mix of cafés, dining and shopping options

C) A charming downtown and a walk by the water

D) A sunny beach

E) Beautiful ocean views

UNH students eating ice cream in downtown Portsmouth, NH

UNH students eating ice cream in downtown Portsmouth, NH

Question #3:

Where do you want to grab a meal after touring UNH?

A) Award-winning restaurants on the waterfront

B) The top-ranked café and coffee shop in New Hampshire

C) A café that doubles as a bookstore or a cat café

D) A sandwich shop by the beach

E) An ice cream shop by the ocean

Beach in Rye, NH

Beach in Rye, NH

Question #4:

What do you want to do after touring UNH?

A) See an arts or theatre performance

B) Spend the day shopping in a downtown

C) Go for a scenic walk

D) Spend the day at the beach

E) Explore historic sites by the ocean

Your Results:

Mostly As

You should visit: Portsmouth, NH

Only 20 minutes from our campus, Portsmouth is a favorite coastal vacation destination. There’s something for everyone, from many performance arts venues and a summer theatre and concert series in Prescott Park on the water, to a variety of award-winning restaurants and plenty of shopping. Enjoy a day walking around this historic coastal town. Explore our perfect Portsmouth day trip.

Mostly Bs

You should visit: Dover, NH

About 15 minutes from campus, Dover features a thriving downtown, surrounded by the Cocheco River and mills. Grab coffee and food from Breakaway Cafe, voted one of the best cafés in New Hampshire. Visit Just the Thing for fun vintage and secondhand finds or stop by Lickee's & Chewy's for novelty candies and out-of-this-world milkshakes.

Mostly Cs

You should visit: Newmarket, NH

Just down the road from UNH (about 10 minutes away), Newmarket, NH, features a scenic walk through historic mills by the water and much more. Explore Crackskull's to pick out books while you pick up your coffee, or meet cats at The Tipsy Tabby cat café. Pick up lunch from one of the many cafés and restaurants downtown.

Mostly Ds

You should visit: Rye, NH

About 30 minutes from UNH, take in panoramic ocean views while driving up Ocean Boulevard in Rye, NH. Enjoy a beach day at Hampton Beach, explore the Seacoast Science Center and Odiorne Point State Park, or even take a surfing lesson at Jenness Beach.

Mostly Es

You should visit: Kittery, ME

Just 20 minutes from campus and over the bridge from Portsmouth, explore Kittery, Maine. Experience history and scenic views at Fort Foster and Fort McClary, shop at the Kittery Outlets and take an ice cream or a sandwich to the beach. Read about your perfect Kittery day trip.


24 Hours in Kittery, Maine 

Just 20 minutes from campus, you can travel to the coast of Maine and experience the ocean, historic landmarks, dining and shopping in Kittery, Maine!   travel to kittery