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Getting There -- Manchester is accessible from both I-93 and I-293. From the south, the easiest path is by taking exit 2 off I-293, then following Elm Street into town.

Manchester Regional Airport (airport code MHT; tel. 603/624-6556; www.flymanchester.com) is a growing air hub that is slowly siphoning regional traffic away from Boston. It all started when Southwest Airlines (tel. 800/435-9792; www.southwest.com) began routing flights here from Florida, California, Baltimore, Chicago, and Philadelphia; this quickly became the preferred alternative gateway to northern New England, and other airlines now serve Manchester including Delta (and its subsidiary Delta Connection) (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com), which flies in from Atlanta, Dallas, and New York's JFK; Continental (tel. 800/525-0280; www.continental.com), which flies from Newark and Cleveland; Northwest (tel. 800/225-2525; www.nwa.com), coming from Minneapolis and Detroit; United (tel. 800/241-6522; www.united.com), from Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and US Airways Express (tel. 800/428-4322; www.usair.com), flying to and from New York's LaGuardia as well as Charlotte, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Nashville.

Bus service is provided primarily by Vermont Transit (tel. 800/552-8737; www.vermonttransit.com) and Concord Coach (tel. 800/639-3317 or 603/228-3300; www.concordcoachlines.com), both of which stop at the Manchester Transportation Center, at 119 Canal St., at the intersection of Granite Street (tel. 603/668-6133) behind the Radisson hotel.

Visitor Information -- The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, 889 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101 (tel. 603/666-6600; www.manchester-chamber.org), dispenses brochures, maps, and a handy city guide from a facility at the corner of Elm and Merrimack streets. It's open daily from 9am to 5pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.