Play Tourist For A Day In The Charming Town Of Exeter, New Hampshire, The Birthplace Of John Irving
By Raymond Goldfield|Published January 22, 2023
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Exeter, New Hampshire is definitely one of the Granite State’s best mid-sized towns, with a population of around 16,000 and a rich cultural and culinary scene that draws people from all around New England. It also seems to be a place where great talent comes from, as it’s been home to many famous authors – none more famous than John Irving, the American author best known for The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany. Many of his works draw from his New Hampshire upbringing, so it’s no surprise his fans often come to walk those same streets. The town is well worth a one-day trip to explore all the best things to do in Exeter as you discover the town’s rich history.
Have you toured the hometown of John Irving before? Let us know the best things to do in Exeter in the comments section! If you’re planning a visit, make sure to visit the Exeter town website for more information on what you can find. You can see the current Epoch Gastropub menu on their website. If you’re interested in tracing the footsteps of other famous New Hampshire residents, consider visiting these three historic towns.
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