2020 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

– 14 – VERMONT'S DOWNTOWNS Vermont's thriving downtowns and villages offer visitors shopping opportunities in historic buildings, dining along vibrant streets, and charming vilJage greens. Vermont's downtowns make great stops for groups to bave some relaxing "time on your own.~ There are many wonderful communitie to visit throughout Vermont but here a -few that wo rk well for groups. 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 - Historic Stowe 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 art. MONTPELIER - The nation's smallest capital is home to a fully restored 19th century State House, t he Vermont History Museum, unique restaurant options and boutiques perfect for browsing. WOODSTOCK - Picturesque Woodstock features historic homes, memorable shopping and dining e.,,rperiences, plus numerous art galleries all in the downtown area. MIDDLEBURY - This historic and charmfog 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 cu ltural venues, art galleries, and local shops and restaurants all within a bustling downtown . WILMINGTON -The walkable viJl age center of Wi lmington is nestled in the Green Mountains and features contempo rary dining and local shops . FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VERMONT'S HISTORIC DOWNTOWNS, PLEASE VISIT: VERMONTVACATION.COM/TOWNS-AND-REGIONS/HISTORIC-DOWNTOWNS ~VERMONT