Vermont is an ideal spot for a weekend getaway. From the quaint towns and villages, rolling hillsides and valleys, and stunning mountain views, there are so many ways to explore the area. Take a hike up Mount Mansfield or Camel’s Hump for incredible vistas, visit the Shelburne Museum with its art galleries and gardens, or explore the Ben & Jerry's Factory for a sweet treat. With so much to do, here are some suggested ideas for your weekend trip to Vermont.
Start off your day by taking a scenic drive through the countryside of Vermont. Stop at the Alchemist Brewery and take a tour to sample their famous beers. Then head into Stowe for lunch at one of the local restaurants. After that, visit the Trapp Family Lodge for a guided tour and some shopping. Finish your evening with dinner at Hen of the Wood, one of the best restaurants in the state.
Spend Sunday exploring downtown Burlington. Visit Church Street Marketplace and pick up some souvenirs. Then wander over to Lake Champlain for a relaxing boat ride. Have lunch at Skinny Pancake before heading to Waterbury for a tour of the Ben & Jerry's Factory. End the night with dinner at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill to enjoy some delicious locally-sourced cuisine.