2022 Vermont Group Tour Manual

VERMONT’S DOWNTOWNS BURLINGTON The Church Street Marketplace and the downtown waterfront provide visitors with ample opportunity for dining, shopping, and taking in the majestic views of Lake Champlain. STOWE This historic village boasts a thriving arts community with multiple galleries all within walking distance in addition to local shops and farm to table dining options. ST. JOHNSBURY This northern downtown has beautiful Victorian architecture throughout and plenty of museums and shops featuring local arts. MONTPELIER The nation’s smallest capital is home to a full restored 19th century State House, the Vermont History Museum, unique restaurant options and boutiques perfect for browsing. WOODSTOCK Picturesque Woodstock features historic homes, memorable shopping and dining experiences, plus numerous art galleries all in the downtown area. MIDDLEBURY This historic and charming town center offers riverside dining, boutique shopping and multiple museums including Middlebury College’s Art Museum. MANCHESTER Downtown Manchester provides visitors with sophisticated outlet shopping, one of New England’s best bookstores and great restaurants for every palate BRATTLEBORO Charming Brattleboro is overflowing with cultural venues, art galleries, local shops and restaurants all within bustling downtown. WILMINGTON The walkable village center is nestled in the mountains and features contemporary dining and local shops. Vermont's thriving downtowns are where visitors and residents find the distinctive local businesses, historic buildings, and rich cultural and social activities that form Vermont's special sense of community. Vermont's authentic and attractive downtowns and villages are widely recognized as a key part of the state’s allure. Not only will you find streets and architecture of historical significance, but also memorable shopping and dining experiences. Locally owned retail businesses display everything from hardware to specialty goods, and fine restaurants serve fresh, local food and craft libations that have attracted international accolades. Vermont downtowns are a centerpiece of community life. Vermont’s downtowns make great stops for groups to have some relaxing “time on your own.” There are many wonderful communities to visit throughout Vermont, but here are a few that work well for groups. For more information on Vermont’s downtowns, visit: vermontvacation.com/ explore-vermont/historic-downtowns. 7 | Vermont Tourism Network