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Best things to do in Vermont

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.

Lodging
“With 98% snowmaking coverage and consistent top rankings for snow quality amongst the Vermont ski areas - it's hard to argue Okemo doesn't have the best snow in the East. Thirty years ago Tim and Diane Mueller designed Okemo Mountain with their two young children in tow - and it shows! Fast forward to today, and they still maintain one of the best Vermont skiing resorts with that same personal touch. Our guests tell us we're the big Vermont ski mountain that gets the little things right. Maybe it's the perks we offer like family pricing, sensible resort layout or service with a smile. Or could it be our commitment to snow quality, varied terrain and constant mountain improvements.”
59 locals recommend
Spa
“Ride the gondola to the top for amazing views. Fun shopping and neat restaurants in Stratton Village”
58 locals recommend
Factory
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“Ben and Jerry's Factory! Always very busy. Try to go during a weekday if you can, between 10am and 3pm. Factory tour takes about 30 minutes. ”
53 locals recommend
Arcade
“Large, long-running arcade for classic games plus bowling, bingo, indoor/outdoor mini-golf & dining.”
43 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“The place to go if you want to add some shopping to your trip. Lots of stores and options for shopping and lunch too. Take advantage of the tax free savings.”
34 locals recommend
Hotel
“Sugarbush offers Scenic Lift Rides during the fall, allowing you to ride up the mountain and get the best views. You can also hike up and ride down, or vice versa. Rates are: Adult (ages 19+): $23 Youth (ages 7-18): $17 Child (ages 6 & under): $5 Download Lift Ride: $7”
46 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Wildly popular restaurant and brewery in Waterbury. Often a wait and no reservations available.”
65 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The view says it all! The second most hiked mountain in the world is a must visit.”
48 locals recommend
Farm
“Beautiful place to go for a walk. In the summer and early fall, bypass the price of admission by getting cocktails at the hotel and watching the sunset over Lake Champlain.”
77 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Great destination for families to take their kids to this park just tailored for them”
42 locals recommend
Ski Area
“More "down-to-earth" ski mountain. Has a "family feel", old (but updated) ski lodge. Great mountain, faces south so more sun. smaller than stratton, bigger than magic mountain. ”
58 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great drinks, great food and a wonderful breakfast/brunch menu. Enjoy a beautiful patio in the summer months.”
54 locals recommend
Park
“So much to do and it's so close! Boat, swim and fish or just play in the sandy beach at Echo Lake. Beach side has boat rentals. Beautiful bike path through Franconia Notch. You could ride all the way to Lincoln! HIKING!! So much hiking from beginner to the more seasoned hiker Franconia Notch has some of the best hikes in the East. Ride the Cannon Tramway and take in the gorgeous views, you can see all the way to Canada! Visit the breath taking Flume Gorge and Basin, great walk with a covered bridge!”
39 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Tour where the ice cream is made and the story behind it. As well as eat great ice cream! ”
57 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“No trip to Vermont is complete without a visit to the Vermont Country Store! Note: there are two locations. The drive to Weston is more scenic and it gives you an excuse to visit this quaint town. The Rockingham location is good if you plan to stop on your way home because it is right near 91.”
69 locals recommend
History Museum
“An historical masterpiece built by Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd. Beautifully maintained grounds, house, rail car, fabulous gift shop and excellent docents. A goat farm is on the grounds as well as walking/XC ski trails. A local gem!”
47 locals recommend