Father’s Day in Downtown Manchester

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th! Luckily for you, Downtown Manchester has plenty of ways for you to celebrate Dad! 

Have an idea to add? Email it to Trixie at tvazquez@intownmanchester.com!


Indian Head Athletics | 18 Lake Ave | (603) 627-1292

Indian Head Athletics offers in-house custom screen printing on all textiles, as well as a variety of sports equipment. Why not get your dad an awesome customized jersey or hat?
Visit their website here!

George’s Apparel | 675 Elm Street | (603) 622-5441

From casual wear to formal suits, George’s has a great selection of clothing at great prices! Alterations are always free!
Check out their selection here!

Paul’s Executive Car Care | 84 Elm Street | (603) 627-4300

Paul’s offers detailing packages that include interior and exterior cleaning services. Your dad’s car will look brand new!!
Go here for more information!

Manchester Auto Wash | 47 Elm Street | (603) 623-8326

Manchester Auto Wash offers Discount Wash Books for all car wash packages: buy four car washes and receive one FREE! These make great gifts! All washes include a free vacuuming as well as courtesy drying towels!
More info here!

Vertical Dreams | 250 Commercial Street | (603) 625-6919

If your dad is an adventure-seeker, take him climbing at Vertical Dreams! Home of New Hampshire’s tallest climbing wall, Vertical Dreams offers lessons and routes for all abilities, as well as top roping, lead climbing, and bouldering.
Find out more here!

Manchester Music Mill | 329 Elm Street | (603) 623-8022

For the musicians out there, Manchester Music Mill has a wide variety of instruments and accessories, along with great deals on both new and used gear!
Visit their website here!

Antiques on Elm | 321 Elm Street | (603) 606-1736

Still not exactly sure what to get your dad for Father’s Day? Check out Antiques on Elm! This antique shop has so many unique items to choose from, including furniture, books, collectible items, pottery, and artwork. Plus, they even carry barn board, old windows, and tools for special home projects!
Visit their website here!

Manchester Sports 

Although the Fisher Cats won’t be in town during Father’s Day weekend, tickets to one of their upcoming games are always a great gift idea! Go here to see the game schedule and to purchase tickets online! You can also purchase tickets by calling the  Ticket Office at 603-641-2005.

If your dad is a hockey enthusiast, the Manchester Monarchs Pro Shop at the Verizon Wireless Arena is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm to 6pm!


#foodiefriday Jun-2-2017

Happy Friday, Manchester!

Yesterday Sara and I got to tour Penuche’s Music Hall at 1087 Elm Street,

and we were impressed! Their outdoor seating is brand new and custom- a beautiful and bright orange that really pops on the sidewalk!   They added balcony seating and spruced up the chandeliers. The bathrooms were completely redone to look modern and luxurious.

But the best part of all: They now serve mudslides! The perfect cold treat on a warm summer day. Penuche’s is planning to have live music as often as possible, so keep an eye out for fun shows this summer!


#foodiefriday May-26-2017

Happy #foodiefriday!

This past week I had a birthday and I got to celebrate by grabbing a free scoop of ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s! I’m not much into sweets, but ice cream is my one true weakness, especially if it’s chocolate! Of course, I had to get Chocolate Therapy so I could fully indulge myself in birthday bliss.

Wanna get a free scoop of ice cream for your birthday too? Sign up for Ben & Jerry’s newsletter here!

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

#foodiefriday May-19-2017

Tables Out, Umbrellas UpHappy Friday! Not only did we have a full work week of gorgeous weather, but it looks like we’re about to have a beautiful weekend too! Now that it is beginning to warm up, we’ve seen outdoor seating make its way across Downtown! With all the rain we’ve been hit with, I’ve been BEGGING for it to finally get sunny out! Last Spring we updated our Downtown dining directory to reflect what restaurants have outdoor seating. See the directory here! Also, be sure to check out Milk and Honey’s beautiful outside seating; the newest addition to outdoor dining in Downtown! They offer half off juices from 4p-5p. It’s the perfect opportunity to sip a cold drink and enjoy the sun! I don’t know about you, but I’ll sit outside to eat at any chance I can get!

What Downtown restaurant has your favorite outdoor seating?

#foodiefriday May-12-2017

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with Tasty videos. Let me clarify; have you seen those short recipe videos that your friends share on Facebook that always result in something mouth-watering (and probably covered in cheese)? I love them! I could spend hours watching all of those delicious creations being made. The best part is knowing that you too can make delectable delights at home!

This past week I stumbled upon the perfect Tasty video: Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes and more for Mothers’ Day!

What a yummy-looking spread! You can find the recipes here.

Of course, if you don’t have the ability to cook breakfast in bed for the moms in your life, you can check out our Mothers’ Day blog post for other awesome gift ideas!

#foodiefriday May-5-2017

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Did you make it out for the Taco tour last night? The weather was perfect for hopping down Elm Street, picking up tacos, and listening to live music! The Judges’ Choice winner last night was Midtown Cafe with their grilled chicken kabob taco. Although I got to try a ton of awesome tacos, I’m kicking myself for not waiting in that line!

My personal favorite taco was served by Fratello’s, but a huge shout out goes to Firefly for having an open toppings bar! What was your favorite stop?

Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th! Luckily for you, Downtown Manchester has plenty of ways for you to celebrate Mom! Whether it’s buying the perfect gift, or grabbing brunch at her favorite restaurant, Mom deserves it all!

Have an idea to add? Email it to Trixie at tvazquez@intownmanchester.com!

Take Mom out to eat. Now, or later!

Downtown Manchester is known for its fantastic dining! Whether you take mom out for a special, delicious meal, or buy her a gift card for her favorite restaurant–you cannot go wrong! See our online directory here for a full guide to dining in Downtown!

Pamper Mom. She deserves it!

Downtown also has no shortage of spas and salons! Every mom would love to be pampered on her big day! Gift certificates are available at most spots! See our full online directory here to find the perfect place for mom!

Want to find something else? Check out one of these great retailers right here in Downtown!

Benton Shoes | 814 Elm Street | 603-644-2550

Is your mom an avid shoe or clothing lover? Find her the perfect gift at Benton. They’re always stocked the latest styles and matchless pieces! Visit them here!

Statement | 52 Hanover Street | 603-315-7627

Well-suited for fashionistas of all ages! Their amazing staff will help you pull together an entire outfit from head to toe for your mom! Find your mom her next favorite trendy piece. Check out their website here!

Pop of Color | 816 Elm Street | 603-624-5999

Pop of Color has every kind of a gift a mother could want! From candles, to handmade bags, jams, jellies, and kitchen utensils, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for mom. Visit their website here!

Harris Trophy | 18 Hanover Street | 603-669-3984

Harris Trophy is more than a trophy store! They offer tons of gifts–all of which can be personalized for your mom! Among these gifts are: wine openers, iphone cases, and champagne flutes! Stop in to meet their friendly staff and to get some unique gift ideas! Visit their website here!

Framers Market | 1301 Elm Street | 603-668-6989

Does your mom have a special piece of art or memento they’ve been meaning to get framed? Look no further than Framers Market! Their team of professionals has framed everything from a piece of the Berlin Wall to a bagel! Visit them here!

Antiques on Elm | 321 Elm Street | 603-606-1736

Check out Antiques on Elm! This antique shop has so many unique items to choose from, including furniture, books, collectible items, pottery, and artwork. You will be able to find a one-of-a-kind gift she’ll always treasure! Stop by their website here!

With Heart and Hand | 823 Elm Street | 603-625-8100

With their ever-changing selection of charming home goods, you’ll undoubtedly find the perfect future family heirloom! Visit them here!

Granite State Candy Shoppe | 832 Elm Street | (888) 225-2531

Granite State Candy Shoppe offers tons of treats at their Elm Street location. Everything from fudge to candies and ice cream (it’s never too cold) your mother will be delighted to receive a treat from GSCS! Check them out here!

Edible Arrangements | 1000 Elm Street | 603-625-1010

Want something as beautiful as a bouquet, but tastier? Look no further than Edible Arrangements conveniently located at 1000 Elm Street. Stop by their website here!

Chalifour’s | 46 Elm Street | 603-623-8844

Chalifour’s specializes in beautiful arrangements and gifts perfect for Mother’s Day ! From a bouquet of red roses, to a personalized arrangement, your mom will not be disappointed with anything from Chalifour’s! Visit them here!

Van Otis Chocolate | 341 Elm Street | 603-627-1611

A Manchester staple, Van Otis has been around for almost 100 years! Their handcrafted chocolates and swiss fudge are to die for and surely will not disappoint your mom this year! Be sure to check out their chocolate high heels, almost too good to eat! Check them out here!

Dancing Lion Chocolate | 917 Elm Street | 603-625-4043

Looking for a rare and unusual gift? Dancing Lion Chocolate specializes in just that! With no shortage of creative flavors of bonbons, bars, and truffles, be sure to stop in the shop to pick out something deliciously unique! Stop by their website here!

Runner’s Alley | 36 Hanover Street | 603-606-6949

Runner’s Alley is a one stop shop for all of your mom’s running needs! There is apparel, shoes, accessories, and an awesome staff that will be super helpful in your quest for the perfect fit-gift! Visit them here!

Indian Head Athletics and Screen Printed Special Tees | 18 Lake Ave | 603-627-1292

Indian Head Athletics offers a variety of sports equipment for all of the sports fanatics in your life! Screen Printed Specials Tees offers in-house custom screen printing on all textiles. Why not get your mom a personalized jersey to wear while she cheers you on! Check them out here!

New Hampshire Fishercats | Northeast Delta Dental Stadium | 603-641-2005

Join the Fishercats for their 4th Annual Mother’s Day 3k with you mom! Not into running, no problem! Their will be fun for the whole family on Mother’s Day with a game and guest appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Super Readers & Word Girl! Visit their website here!

Loft Fifty 5 | 55 S. Commercial Street | 603-232-4555

Loft Fifty 5 has an amazing selection of furniture (reclaimed wood tables!), organic candles and soaps, and so, so much more. See their website here!

Barre Life, LLC | 944 Elm Street

Is your mother looking for fun ways to stay in shape? Get her a class package at Barre Life. She will learn to tone, strengthen, and stretch in a new and exciting way! Check them out here!

Bellman’s Jewelers | 1650 Elm Street | 603-625-4653

Get Mom a gift she can truly treasure. Stop in to Bellman’s, where they’re sure to help you find the perfect piece to awe your mom. Check them out here!

Pearson’s Jewelers | 926 Elm Street | 603-625-8442

Want to blow your mom away? Stop in to Pearson’s! From beautiful jewelry to amazing watches, you’ll find the perfect gift to impress her. Visit them here!

Beacon Jewelers | 1356 Elm Street | 603-935-8613

Head to Downtown’s newest jewelry store! They carry tons of beautiful baubles including Cape Cod Jewelry and Lestage Convertible bracelets! Visit their website here.