Tourism officials in New Hampshire expect more than one million people will visit the Granite State over the 9-day Fourth of July holiday.
Visitors are also predicted to spend more than $155 million between June 29 and July 8, according to the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development. Most visitors will come from elsewhere in New England and the Middle Atlantic states.
The agency’s director, Victoria Cimino, said businesses and tourist attractions rely on the holiday, which kicks off the state’s traditional travel season.
New Hampshire has high hopes this year. The tourist department estimates that 3.5 million people will visit the state this season and spend a record-breaking $1.8 billion.