May 24, 2013

Where to Park & Eat!

Directions & Parking

GPS Address: 13 Front St, Exeter, NH

From Interstate 95 North or South, take NH Exit 2 for Route 101. Follow Rte. 101 West about 5 miles to Exit 11 (Route 108). Go left (south) and follow Route 108 for 1 mile until it terminates at a light, just after Exeter Cycles bike shop. Take a right and proceed to one of the parking lots highlighted below.

Areas in gray are available parking lots – click on any for further info/directions!

Bike Shops

SPONSOR SHOP:

Exeter Cycles – 4 Portsmouth Ave. (Open in Google Maps)
Open 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on race day. Carries Cannondale, Specialized and Giant bicycles.

Also in Town:

Wheel Power – 156 Epping Rd.
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on race day. Carries Trek, Gary Fisher and Raleigh bicycles.

Coffee

D Squared Java – 155 Water St.
Espresso, lattes and a selection of pastries and baked goods.

Food

SPONSOR RESTAURANTS:

Burritos: Las Olas – 30 Portsmouth Ave.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options; open til 8:30 p.m.

Brewery: Sea Dog – 9 Water St.
Great decks; open til 11 p.m.

More Options:

Sandwiches, Soups & Salads: The Green Bean – 33 Water St.
Vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and allergy accommodating; open til 7 p.m.

Smoothies, Bowls, Salads & Sandwiches: Laney & Lu – 26 Water St. #6
Vegan, gluten free, and very pretty; open til 6 p.m.

Burgers: Lexie’s – 82 Lincoln St.
Fun burgers, fancy fries and shakes; open til 8 p.m.

View of the First Corner: Hemingway’s – 69 Water St.
Vegetarian and gluten free available, all very homey; open til 9 p.m.

Thai: Capital Thai – 97 Water St.
Bar overlooks the first turn and food is very authentic; open til 8 p.m.

Local Gem: Blue Moon – 8 Clifford St.
Farm to table with vegan options and an excellent bar; open til 9 p.m.

Small Plates: Otis – 4 Front St.
Menu changes often; open til 9 p.m.

New American: 11 Water Street – 11 Water St.
Filling entrees and water views; open til 9 p.m.

Italian Inspired: Station 19 – 37 Water St.
Outdoor seating and indoors is very pretty; open til 9 p.m.

Sushi: Pine Garden – 85 Portsmouth Ave.
Best as takeout; open til 9:30 p.m.

Late Night Bar: Shooter’s Pub – 6 Columbus Ave.
$4 Allagash White, nothing more to say; open til 10 p.m.

Notable Shopping

Water Street Bookstore – 125 Water St.
Cozy nooks; open til 8 p.m.

Travel & Nature – 45 Water St.
Hiking, backpacking, etc; open til 6 p.m.

Serendipity – 24 Water St.
Women’s clothing; open til 6 p.m.

Ganesh – 42 Water St.
Women’s clothing; open til 6 p.m.

Luna Chics – 131 Water St
Women’s clothing; open til 7 p.m.

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words – 65 Water St.
Used books; open til 5:30 p.m.

Exeter Fine Crafts – 61 Water St.
Fine art and great classes; open til 5:30 p.m.

Antiques Etc. – 186 Water St.
Vintage furnishings and decor; open til 5:00 p.m.

Cymbidium Floral – 141 Water St.
Inspiring flowers and stationery; open til 6 p.m.

Seacoast Art Association – 130 Water St.
(Affordable) local art; open til 5 p.m.