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    If you go to Concord, N.H.

    If you go . . .

    Where to stay

    Centennial Hotel

    96 Pleasant St., Concord, N.H.

    603-227-9000

    www.thecentennialhotel.com

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    The sprawling Victorian, with two turrets and 32 rooms, has a surprising contemporary vibe, one of the best restaurants in town (see below), and an inviting lounge, $149-$189.

    Residence Inn

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    91 Hall St.

    603-226-0012

    www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/travel/mhtcr-residence-inn-concord

    For a home-away-from-home feel, consider these modern and spacious suites, with full kitchens and an indoor saltwater pool, about $134-$179.

    Where to eat

    The Granite Room

    Centennial Hotel

    www.graniterestaurant.com

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    Red leather banquettes, black woodwork, and white linen tablecloths set the mood for chef Corey Fletcher’s sophisticated New American fare, $16-$34.

    The Barley Room

    132 North Main St.

    603-228-6363

    www.thebarleyhouse.com

    Great service, friendly atmosphere, and food that is several notches above standard bar grub, $8-$16.

    Angelina’s

    11 Depot St.

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    603-228-3313

    www.angelinasrestaurant.com

    This sweet, intimate restaurant serves up traditional dishes like veal piccata, fettuccine al fredo, and penne Bolognese, $13.95-$21.95.

    What to do

    McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

    2 Institute Drive

    603-271-7827

    www.starhop.com

    Adults $9, children ages 3-12 $6, students ages 13 through college $8.

    Susan N. McLane Audubon Center

    84 Silk Farm Road

    603-224-9909

    www.nhaudubon.org

    Free

    New Hampshire State House

    107 North Main St.

    603-271-2154

    www.ci.concord.nh.us/tourdest/statehs/

    Free

    Museum of New Hampshire History

    6 Eagle Square

    603-228-6688

    www.nhhistory.org/museum.html

    Adults $5.50, ages 6-18 $3.

    Red River Theatres

    11 South Main St.

    603-224-4600

    www.redrivertheatres.org

    Event prices vary.

    2013 Svedka Ice Bar

    Bedford Village Inn

    2 Olde Bedford Way

    Bedford, N.H.

    603- 472-2001

    www.bedfordvillageinn.com

    Jan. 29-Feb. 2, $5.