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Best things to do in Montpelier

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
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“One of Montpelier's best local bars. Extremely large selection of local brews on tap. Very, very large selection. ”
49 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Excellent Brunch on the weekends, or fancy dinner out (usually need reservations for dinner). Tuesday in the same space is King's -a Chinese food popup with excellent non vegetarian choices and is cash only. ”
37 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Want to grocery shop. This is the best coop in Vermont. Seriously. Locally sourced veggies and meats. ”
42 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located in our Capitol city of Montpelier, enjoy sightseeing and then dine along the Winooski River.”
32 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Absolutely love this theater. They have great selections of independent films and fresh popcorn with freshly melted butter! And nutritional yeast! Also, they offer beer and wine and comfy seating.”
34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Big breakfasts for big morning appetites! Also snack-y things for the lighter eater :)”
24 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“The capital building! A gold dome, beautiful landscaping, and there might be something fun going on.”
22 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Good for groceries. Midsize suoermarket. Also has decent selection of wine and beer. ”
12 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great selection of pizza specials in a nice atmosphere. Offers many local craft beer drafts. Approx 20 minute drive”
25 locals recommend
Park
“Dogs off leash ok (with some rules). The park features approximately 7 miles of hiking trails, a soccer and ball field, picnic areas, seven fireplaces, two sheltered pavilions, and a historic 54-foot high observation tower that was built between 1915-1930.”
15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best strong black coffee in Montpelier and French pastries. So good and rich. ”
19 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderful presentation of Vermont history. Nice gift shop. This is not a historical library for genealogical purposes. That is located about 10 miles away in Barre.”
15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The local coffee shop. If you want to know what's happening in the Capital, just get some coffee here and you'll hear the latest happenings. ”
17 locals recommend
Food
“Working sugar house with best maple cremees (soft serve ice cream). Learn how maple syrup is made. Sample different types. Enjoy maple kettle corn and funky folk art. Seasonal offerings include: "sugar on snow", pumpkins, apples, Christmas trees. ”
20 locals recommend
Book Store
“A real, live, and thriving local bookstore. They don't make them like this anymore.”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“How many ways can you fill a crepe? Come see and taste the magic of sweet or savory skinny pancakes. Sometimes live music.”
16 locals recommend