4 Dover Attractions for Couples to Enjoy

There are many Dover attractions to keep you busy on your vacation. This New Hampshire city is close to the border of Maine. Enjoy your getaway for two while staying at a Dover bed and breakfast.

1. Woodman Institute Museum
182 Central Ave.
Dover, NH 03820
www.woodmeninstitutemuseum.org

One of the Dover attractions to start with is the Woodman Institute Museum. This museum is a historic building that was once the home of the Woodman Family. The house was built around 1818. It became a museum in 1915 when Mrs. Woodman passed away. There are now many collections and exhibits within the museum's walls. There are several other historic houses on the property which you can tour. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, as of 2011. The museum is closed from December through March. The tour takes nearly 2 hours, so allow plenty of time to explore the grounds.

2. Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd.
Rye, NH 03870
www.seacoastsciencecenter.org

The Seacoast Science Center is a great way to explore the New Hampshire coast. You can view the exhibits and learn more about the ocean habitat and creatures along the shore. You can explore on your own, or join a guided tour group. There are trails for nature and history walks. The center is open daily from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. from April through October. Adult admission to the center is $5 for adults, as of 2011. The Science Center is located within Idiorne Point State Park, which is a 135 acre state park. You can take a romantic stroll through the park before you leave. The park has a combination of rocky shore, wetlands, ponds, and beach for you to enjoy, and is less than 30 minutes from a Dover inn.

3. Hackmatack Playhouse
538 School St.
Berwick, ME 03901
(207) 698-1807
www.hackmatack.org

The Hackmatack Playhouse is one of the romantic Dover attractions. The theater is located on a former New England farmstead. It was actually a working farm until the theater was established in 1972. Shows are held in the old barn which has seen much modernization over the years, while still maintaining its historic integrity. There are several historic buildings on the grounds to see, many of which date back to the 1600s. There are a variety of shows such as The Producer, the 39 Steps, and many more. The theater has a romantic appeal with its rustic charm and live shows. 2011 Tickets prices are $25 for adults. You can call or reserve tickets online.

4. The Fish Shanty
471 Central Ave.
Dover, NH 03820
www.thefishshanty.com

The Fish Shanty is a quaint little place in downtown Dover with a relaxing atmosphere. This restaurant has locally caught seafood and homegrown produce. Their menu focuses on fish and seafood of all kinds, cooked in a variety of ways, using their own family recipes. Try some lobster salad, jumbo shrimp, or even a hamburger. There really is something for everyone. They have daily lunch specials which are budget friendly. They are open everyday except Monday for lunch and dinner.